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The creator of Touch ID and other iPhone technologies is leaving Apple

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Apple senior executive Steve Hotelling, who oversaw the development of key technologies for the iPhone, is leaving the company, as reported by Reuters with reference to Bloomberg.

Steve Hotelling is cited in several patents related to the touchscreen functionality of the iPhone and iPad, and is also one of the inventors of the Touch ID feature in Apple devices.

Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the situation, writes that Steve Hotelling oversaw the iPhone camera development team and led the development of depth-sensing technologies for augmented reality.

The creator of Touch ID and other iPhone technologies is leaving Apple

Hotelling also represented Apple in several lawsuits during his twenty-year career with the company.

The reason for Hotelling’s departure has not been disclosed.

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AI in smartphones had to be invented at least for this. Comparison shots with 60x zoom taken by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 Ultra

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Insider Ice Universe, who has almost all the flagships of the new generation, continues to make interesting photo comparisons. Thus, in several photographs he demonstrated the operation of the 60x zoom of the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

AI in smartphones had to be invented at least for this.  Comparison shots with 60x zoom taken by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 Ultra

The photo taken by the Korean flagship is not full of detail. The photo taken by Xiaomi 14 Ultra is already more detailed. But the photo taken using AI is the most detailed: you can see the tread pattern on the tire, corrosion spots on the wheel rim, and the texture of the road surface under the wheel.

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Xiaomi, do you give Leica cameras to all smartphones? The mid-range Xiaomi Civi 4 will receive a Leica camera and 100W charging for the first time

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Insider Digital Chat Station revealed details about the future smartphone Xiaomi Civi 4 – this mid-level model this year (in the spring, approximately in May) will replace last year’s Civi 3. And, naturally, the characteristics will improve.

Xiaomi, do you give Leica cameras to all smartphones?  The mid-range Xiaomi Civi 4 will receive a Leica camera and 100W charging for the first time

According to the informant, Xiaomi Civi 4 will be built on the new SoC Qualcomm SM8635, which is also called Snapdragon 7 Plus Gen 3. According to preliminary data, its performance will be approximately at the level of Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. And this will already be a serious bid for leadership in the sub-flagship segment , where MediaTek still rules the roost.

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Previously, Digital Chat Station was the first to accurately report the specifications and release dates of Redmi K50 and Xiaomi 12.

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The most powerful smartphones in February 2024 according to AnTuTu: there are not a single Samsung or Xiaomi model in the top 10

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The most powerful smartphones in February 2024 according to AnTuTu

The developers of the AnTuTu benchmark have published a new rating of the most powerful smartphones – for February of this year. Despite the fact that most of the models in the list (six out of ten) are built on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC, the top model on the MediaTek Dimensity 9300 SoC is the Oppo Find X7 with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of flash memory.

The most powerful smartphones in February 2024 according to AnTuTu: there are not a single Samsung or Xiaomi model in the top 10

The other two models from the top 3 are based on the Qualcomm single-chip platform – the Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of flash memory, as well as the iQOO 12 with the same amounts of memory.

The most powerful smartphones in February 2024 according to AnTuTu: there are not a single Samsung or Xiaomi model in the top 10

As the compilers of the rating note, there is not a single Xiaomi smartphone in it, and this is to some extent a surprise, since previously the devices of this company (Xiaomi or Redmi) were almost always included in the top 10 most powerful. The explanation for this may lie in the fact that so far HyperOS, installed on the current flagships of the Xiaomi 14 line, cannot boast the same agility as MIUI.

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