Morning Post|iPhone 14 series may increase in price by 15% / WeChat iOS internal testing floating window video call / Musk may create a new social platform

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Yesterday, the film tickets of the Beijing Film Festival went on sale, and the official Beijing Film Festival also announced the "record" of everyone's ticket-rush-

 First Movie Ticket – Heike Monogatari: Dog King
 The most fast-moving video – "One Piece: The Red-Haired Diva", "Cosmic Exploration Editorial Department" and "The Godfather" Remake
   The movie with the most tickets – "Ghost in the Shell" 3361 pieces

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Ai Faner Morning Report Read

  • WeChat internal test iPhone floating window background video call
  • Musk may create a new social platform
  • Adidas CEO admits: Made mistakes in China
  • Baidu unmanned taxi starts at 16 yuan
  • Weilai mobile phone top price may exceed 7,000 yuan
  • Amazon promotes "swipe to pay" feature
  • There is a lot of useful information in TikTok, but remember to verify the source
  • The price of the iPhone 14 series will increase by 15%
  • Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 released
  • OPPO Watch 3 series released
  • Urbanista Introduces World's First Solar-Powered True Wireless Earphones
  • Shanghai Disneyland Online Flagship Store Online
  • Yuanqi Forest "Coke" opens for pre-sale
  • Gap responds to mass store closures in multiple Chinese cities
  • Internet celebrity fried chicken brand POPEYES changed hands after closing store
  • "Prisoner 760" set for August 23rd
  • Palme d'Or best film "Triangle of Sorrows" released
  • Summer of the Band Season 3 returns next year

WeChat internal test iPhone floating window background video call

Recently, WeChat iOS beta version 8.0.27 was released. This version provides iPhone users with a floating window background video call function.

According to IT House, under the iOS 16 developer preview version Beta 5, users can hang WeChat in the iPhone background and open the video call floating window at the same time.

However, it should be noted that the number of places for this internal test is limited, and you cannot download without the number of places for the internal test.

Source: IT House

Musk responded to cash out 46.5 billion yuan, or create a new social platform

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents show that Musk sold a total of 7.92 million Tesla shares from August 5 to 9, worth a total of about $6.89 billion (about 46.5 billion yuan).

In response to this, Musk responded on Twitter on August 10 that he sold Tesla shares because he needed cash in case he was forced to continue the transaction to acquire Twitter. At the same time, he also said that if the acquisition of Twitter does not come through, he will buy back Tesla stock again.

However, as recently as April of this year, Musk publicly stated on social media that he would not sell further Tesla shares after that.

In addition, Musk gave an answer of "X.com" when asked if he was considering building his own social platform.

It is reported that Musk founded a financial services brand called "X.com" in 1999.

The company was merged by Confinity in 2000 and changed its name to PayPal in 2001. In 2017, Musk bought back the "X.com" domain name from PayPal.

Source: Securities Times & The Paper

Adidas CEO admits: Made mistakes in China

Recently, Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted said in an exclusive interview with Germany's Handelsblatt that Adidas' revenue in Greater China fell by 35% in the first quarter, mainly due to the impact of the new crown epidemic.

But at the same time, he also admitted that Adidas itself "made mistakes" in its business strategy:

"We don't know the consumer well enough, so we leave room for Chinese competitors who do better… Today's Chinese consumers like (products) to have a Chinese feel."

But Kasper Rorsted also said he believes the Chinese market will return and there is a lot of room for growth.

In May, Adidas announced its results for the first quarter of this year. The financial report showed that Adidas' revenue and operating profit declined in the first quarter of this year.

Source: Observer Network

Baidu unmanned taxi starts at 16 yuan

Recently, Baidu’s “Carrot Run” announced that it will provide self-driving paid travel services without a safety officer in the car in Chongqing and Wuhan.

The service uses mileage and duration as the billing unit. The starting price is 16 yuan, and the unit price of mileage is 2.8 yuan/km. The operation time is 09:00 – 17:00, and there will be a 10% discount during the trial operation.

It is reported that the car will be the first to provide services within 30 square kilometers of Yongchuan District of Chongqing and 13 square kilometers of Junshan New Town of Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone, and will expand the service scope in the future.

Source: CNMO

Weilai mobile phone top price may exceed 7,000 yuan

Yesterday, overseas media reported that NIO’s first mobile phone was positioned as a high-end flagship.

It is said that this phone will be equipped with Qualcomm's second-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform, using a 4500-4800mAh battery and supporting fast charging of more than 100W.

In terms of price, the starting price may exceed 5,000 yuan, and the maximum configuration can reach 7,000 yuan. The first part is expected to be released in the first half of next year.

Previously, Li Bin, the founder of Weilai, said that Weilai mobile phone is expected to be launched a year like Apple in the future.

In addition, according to Future Car Daily, the NIO mobile phone team currently has more than 300 people, including OPPO, Meitu and Huawei.

Among them, Yi Wei, the former senior vice president of Meitu Mobile, has joined the NIO mobile phone team as the head of the software department.

Source: Titanium Media & Future Car Daily

Amazon promotes "swipe to pay" feature

Recently, Amazon promoted its palm-scanning payment technology "Amazon One" at 65 Whole Foods Markets in California, allowing users to pay or open doors by scanning their palms directly.

Users can add palm information and associate cell phone numbers and debit cards using the camera feature on Amazon One kiosks in stores that support the technology.

Once set up, users simply hover their palms over the device during checkout to complete the payment and leave.

Amazon says the technology is based on each user's unique palm print. At the same time, palm photos taken on Amazon One kiosks are not stored locally, but are encrypted and sent to Amazon One's dedicated cloud server to generate recognizable palm features.

Source: IT House

There is a lot of useful information in TikTok, but remember to verify the source

As more and more young users search for information such as medical or financial advice on short-video platforms, fact-checking is also increasingly important.

Researcher Abbie Richards said that because short videos feel like face-to-face chat, viewers tend to subconsciously tend to trust the creators of short videos.

At the same time, unlike traditional search engines such as Google, Tiktok relies on personalized recommendation algorithms to push messages to users. Therefore, the information that users get is often not ranked by reliability, and most of these content may not come from professionals.

In addition, Tiktok cannot add external links to short videos, and can only present limited messages, making it difficult for users to evaluate their credibility through relevant information.

Therefore, it becomes important for users to remain skeptical when searching for information and pay attention to checking the source.

Going out of Tiktok, the information of search engines, recruitment websites, company official websites and other platforms can help users to have a better understanding of the educational background and professional background of the news publisher, so as to judge the reliability of the news more comprehensively.

To learn more, you can see the full text in the WSJ: https://go.ifanr.com/SLZmCA

The price of the iPhone 14 series will increase by 15%

Today, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 series will increase by 15% compared to the previous generation of the iPhone 13 series.

This means that the average selling price of the iPhone 14 series will reach $1,000 (equivalent to about 6,724 yuan) to $1,050 (equivalent to about 7,060 yuan).

The reason for the increase in the price of new products is that the two iPhone 14 Pro models are more expensive, and their share of shipments has also increased.

However, it has also been reported that the starting price of the iPhone 14 standard version will remain unchanged.

Guo Mingji also said that Foxconn has won 60% to 70% of the new machine orders this time, and Foxconn will be one of the winners of the iPhone 14 price increase.

Source: CNMO

Samsung unveils Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4

Yesterday, Samsung officially launched a new generation of folding screen phones Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4.

The Galaxy Z Flip4 uses the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, adds vertical free shooting, and upgrades the external screen snapshot function.

The Galaxy Z Fold4 is powered by the Android 12L operating system, has upgraded multitasking capabilities, and uses a 50-megapixel wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens that supports up to 30x space zoom.

In addition, the frame and hinge cover of the two new phones are made of armored aluminum, which is the strongest folding screen product Samsung has ever launched, and both support IPX8 waterproof.

Meanwhile, Samsung's flagship headset, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, was also launched yesterday.

The above new products have started the Pioneer Program on the evening of August 10. The Galaxy Z Flip4 early adopter price starts at 8,499 yuan, and the Galaxy Z Fold4 early adopter price starts at 13,999 yuan.

OPPO Watch 3 series released

On August 10, the OPPO Watch 3 series was officially released.

The new product comes standard with Snapdragon W5 + Apollo4 Plus flagship dual-core and UDDE dual-engine hybrid 2.0. It is the first full smartwatch equipped with an LTPO screen in China, which can achieve a long battery life experience of 3.5 days in always-on mode.

At the same time, OPPO Watch 3 also launched a professional tennis mode and vascular health research functions, which are compatible with more than 80 Android apps.

The OPPO Watch 3 series will be officially launched on August 19 with a starting price of 1499 yuan.

Urbanista Introduces World's First Solar-Powered True Wireless Earphones

On August 10, according to The Verge, Urbanista officially announced its solar-powered earbuds true wireless headset Phoenix.

The wireless earphones have a Powerfoyle solar panel mounted on the charging case, allowing users to charge via solar energy.

According to reports, the headphone body of the Phoenix wireless headset can provide 8 hours of battery life, and the charging box can provide 32 hours of battery life. At the same time, users can enjoy listening to songs for one hour by exposing the charging box to direct sunlight for one hour.

In terms of specific configuration, the headset supports Bluetooth 5.2 and active noise reduction, supports IPX4 waterproof, can connect 2 devices at the same time, and also provides a USB-C interface.

The headset will be available globally in the fourth quarter of this year for $149.

Source: IT House

Shanghai Disneyland Online Flagship Store Online

On August 10, Shanghai Disney announced the launch of the "Shanghai Disneyland Official Flagship Store" on Tmall.

However, at present, the flagship store can only purchase the "Summer Mickey Pool Party Series" and "Chichititi Car Series" products that are exclusively sold in the resort.

After the official opening, the flagship store is expected to launch more online sales.

Source: Shanghai Disney Resort

Yuanqi Forest "Coke" opens for pre-sale

Yesterday, the pre-sale of the cola-flavored sparkling water of Yuanqi Forest was opened, and the price was 85.9 yuan/15 bottles (480ml/bottle).

According to reports, compared with the existing cola drinks, the new product of Yuanqi Forest removes the phosphoric acid in the traditional formula, and does not add common chemical preservatives such as sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate.

For the sales expectations of this new product, Yuanqi Forest maintains a conservative forecast. Except for online sales and some offline channels, Yuanqi Forest said that it has no plans to distribute goods in a large area in the short term.

Source: FoodTalks

Gap responds to mass store closures in multiple Chinese cities

Since 2022, American fast fashion brand Gap has closed its stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha and other cities on a large scale.

In response to this, Gap China responded that this store closure was mainly due to "the rapid changes in the clothing and fashion industry, especially in the Greater China region", "this is a very important conventional practice in the industry."

Jiemian Fashion pointed out that the superposition of various reasons finally put Gap in trouble in the Chinese market.

On the one hand, when Gap entered the Chinese market, it did not improve the design style and size according to the characteristics of Chinese consumers. On the other hand, compared with other similar fast fashion brands, prices are often higher but discounts are more frequent, which affects product sales performance and brand image.

Source: Interface News

Internet celebrity fried chicken brand POPEYES changed hands after closing store

After suddenly announcing the closure of many Chinese stores, the Internet celebrity fried chicken brand Popeyes may usher in a turnaround.

According to a new deal agreement, Popeyes' Chinese trader may be replaced by Descartes Capital. The company is one of the investors in Burger King and coffee brand Tims in China.

At present, Popeyes has become one of the largest chicken fast food restaurants in the world, with more than 3850 restaurants in more than 30 countries around the world.

Source: Snack Generation

"Prisoner 760" set for August 23rd

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"Prisoner 760" has recently released a finalized poster and will be released in mainland China on August 23.

The film is based on the real events of Guantanamo Prison. The protagonist, Muhammadu, was imprisoned for up to 14 years after being accused of being closely related to the terrorist attack.

Jodie Foster, Taha Raheem, Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch and others star in the film.

Palme d'Or best film "Triangle of Sorrows" released

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The Triangle of Sorrows, directed by Ruben Ostrund, has released an official trailer and will be released in North America on October 7.

The film tells the story of a model and celebrity couple who are invited to board a luxury cruise ship, only to be stranded on a deserted island with a group of billionaires and a cleaning lady when the cruise ship sinks during the voyage. In the fight for survival, the hierarchy is turned upside down.

The film, starring Woody Harrelson and Harris Dickinson, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Best Picture.

Summer of the Band Season 3 returns next year

Recently, @Band's Summer officially announced the third season. The show will return in 2023, and band registrations are currently open.

Valley Concert Hall @Chengde·Hebei

This concert hall is like a huge rock from ancient times, hidden in a valley overlooking the Great Wall.

The entire building is cast in dark grey concrete, and the stacked facades are layered so that the stepped auditorium of the concert hall blends in with the valley setting.

But in the flat cut marks, the strength of the concrete is also revealed.

The inverted tapered structure, large at the top and small at the bottom, allows the concert hall to fall into the valley with the smallest footprint

A large number of openings in the building wall facing the sky and mountains can not only provide lighting, but also carry the function of sound absorption, which can present the best acoustic effect for the performance together with the anti-sound surface formed by the concrete surface.

Their size and shape are carefully calculated acoustically

When the performance is not held, the audience can also quietly listen to the birds chirping and the breeze blowing.

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