Morning Post|The cost of iPhone 14 Pro A16 chips has risen sharply / Coconut Group’s live broadcast of goods leads to controversy / Weilai only rents and does not sell in Europe

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  • iPhone 14 Pro cost hike
  • National Table Tennis Women's Team wins 8 consecutive victories
  • Coconut Group's live-streaming style leads to controversy
  • NIO enters four European markets
  • Apple AirTag Air Consignment Banned
  • Avatar tattoos also have copyright issues
  • Apple changes official MacBook description to "Laptop"
  • Apple Watch Series 7 explodes after overheating
  • Huawei Hongmeng Harmony 3 latest batch of tests open for recruitment
  • Foxconn teases first electric pickup "Model V"
  • 1.3 billion metaverse with only 38 daily active users
  • 3D-printed meat will be commercially available
  • Starbucks launches new brown sugar
  • Director Chen Kexin founded Pan-Asian production company
  • Taylor Swift reveals full track for new album
  • The second season of "Good Omens" is set for next summer

In the iPhone 14 Pro, the A16 chip costs more than twice as much as the A15 chip

According to Nikkei Asia, Apple's new A16 Bionic chip in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $110 to produce, more than 2.4 times the A15 chip in the iPhone 13 Pro models released last year.

Part of the reason for the higher cost of the A16 may be that the A16 is a chip based on TSMC's 4nm process, while the A15 is a 5nm chip. Geekbench 5 benchmark results show that the A16 chip has about a 15% to 17% increase in multi-core performance compared to the A15 chip.

Rumor has it that the A17 chip in the iPhone 15 Pro models will be based on TSMC's 3nm process, and a DigiTimes report this week also claimed that TSMC will begin mass production of 2nm chips in 2025.

Source: Macrumors

National Table Tennis Women's Team wins 8 consecutive victories

Yesterday, in the women's team final of the 56th World Table Tennis Team Championships (final) held in Chengdu in 2022, the national table tennis women's team and the Japanese women's team staged a peak duel.

In this game, the Chinese team Sun Yingsha, Chen Meng and Wang Manyu played one after another. For the Japanese team, Hina Hayata and Mima Ito, who are ranked fifth and sixth in the world, will lead the young lineup.

In the end, the National Table Tennis Women's Team defeated the Japanese team 3-0 and achieved the women's team's fifth consecutive championship. This is also the 22nd time in the history of the Chinese team that they have won the Corbylon Cup.

Tomorrow, the men's team final will also be held in Chengdu, where the Chinese team will play against the German team.

Source: Beijing Youth Daily & WTT

Coconut Group's live-streaming style leads to controversy

Recently, Coconut Group's live broadcast style has caused controversy. On the evening of October 8, Coconut Group started the live broadcast at 20:00 as announced, but it was cut off by the platform a few minutes after the broadcast, and it tried to resume after ten minutes, but was cut off again after five minutes of broadcast.

Regarding the comments of netizens who questioned its "edge-ball marketing", the relevant person in charge of Coconut Group responded that the live broadcast was set up because of product needs, but they did not know the relevant situation for the time being.

Previously, Coconut Group had been involved in controversy for many times due to advertising, and was even fined 400,000 yuan at one point.

Lai Yang, president of Beijing Jingshang Strategy Research Institute, said that such a marketing approach actually had a negative impact on the long-term brand image of Coconut Group. At present, Coconut Group’s share in the coconut juice category has declined, which is related to Coconut Group’s lack of investment in product innovation and the lack of a higher brand image.

Source: Red Star News

Weilai enters the market of four European countries, only rents and does not sell

In the early morning of October 8, Weilai announced at its press conference in Berlin, Germany that it would establish a complete operating system in Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden, but only provide rental services for the time being.

Users can lease three domestic models ET7, ET5 and EL7 (ES7) with different subscription durations. The starting price is 1,199 euros per month, or about 8,308 yuan.

Regarding the subscription model, Li Bin said at the media communication meeting that this is due to different tax systems and consumption habits. In the four countries that have started the subscription business, long-term rental of high-end models is a more mainstream consumption model.

In addition, Li Bin also believes that the flexibility of electric vehicles will be a new advantage: "The benefit of separating the car from the battery is that we can achieve economies of scale in the battery faster than the car. When we reach 10 gigawatt hours , we will consider localized production.”

Source: Reuters & Interface News

Apple AirTag Air Consignment Banned

According to waston, Lufthansa no longer allows passengers to use Apple AirTag in their checked luggage.

A spokesman for Lufthansa said this was because the AirTag falls under the Portable Electronic Equipment category and is subject to the International Civil Aviation Organization's dangerous goods regulations. During the flight, its transmission function needs to be turned off, just like mobile phones, laptops, etc. need to be turned off.

However, so far, no other mainstream airlines have followed up on this policy, and international aviation authorities have not issued any relevant warnings.

Source: waston & qubits

Avatar tattoos also have copyright issues

Many athletes love tattoos. But as more athletes license their avatars to sports gaming companies, their tattoos have brought new copyright disputes.

Wrestler Randy Orton licensed his personal image to 2K Games as a character in the WWE franchise.

But Orton's tattoo artist believes that the game company directly copied the five tattoos she drew for Orton when modeling the character, which violated her intellectual copyright.

So, who has the final say about the tattoos on the avatars? The core question here is actually: as a work of art, the tattoo pattern can be separated from the tattooer's body.

A writer at Vice argues that creating an avatar is different from taking a photo, and that a tattoo artist's artwork should be copyrighted. However, some judges pointed out that the tattooer authorized the personal image to the game company, which actually included allowing the other party to use the tattoo on his body.

In Orton's tattoo case, the tattoo artist eventually won $3,750 from the gaming company.

As the metaverse develops, tattoo copyright disputes will extend beyond the realm of sports games. Meta's metaverse, for example, encourages users to create their "digital twins," which include replicating their tattoos.

To learn more, you can check it out on "The Verge":

Apple changes official MacBook description to "Laptop"

Previously, Apple officially referred to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as "Mac notebooks" or simply "notebooks". Recently, 9to5Mac pointed out that the product page of Apple's online store, articles in Apple Support, and the Mac operating system have all changed to "Laptop" as the name.

In English, calling a laptop "Notebook" is outdated, and other PC makers now commonly refer to their notebooks as "Laptop". However, Chinese translations generally translate both "Laptop" and "Notebook" into laptops, with little difference.

Some 9to5Mac readers also pointed out that Apple may do this because “laptop” is currently more frequently used as a search keyword for laptops than “notebook”, and it may also want to emphasize that the new MacBook with self-developed chips is better than the MacBook with Intel chips. Cooling features – because users can now use them on their lap (Lap).

Source: 9to5Mac

Apple Watch Series 7 explodes after overheating

According to 9to5Mac, an Apple Watch Series 7 user's watch exploded after overheating and smoking.

Allegedly, the user found that the Apple Watch on his wrist was much hotter than usual, and then found that the back of the watch had cracked, and the watch screen also displayed a shutdown warning caused by overheating. The next day, the watch's display shattered and eventually exploded when the user took it off.

At present, Apple has confirmed that it will investigate the incident, calling the incident a "top priority", but has not issued a public statement on the incident.

Source: 9to5Mac

Huawei Hongmeng Harmony 3 latest batch of tests open for recruitment

Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch, MatePad Pro 5G 10.8-inch, MatePad 10.8-inch, Huawei nova 8/nova 8 Pro 4G/5G and nova 9 SE are now recruiting for the HarmonyOS 3 beta version of Hongmeng.

The recruitment will end at 9:00 on October 13th, and the first batch of 2000 users is expected to push the version in mid-October. Users who want to participate can enter "My Huawei/Member Center App – Home – Upgrade Early adopters" to participate in the registration.

In addition, Huawei P40 series, Mate 30 series, etc. will be upgraded in the fourth quarter of 2022, Huawei P30 series, Mate 20 series, etc. will be upgraded in 2023.

Source: IT House

Foxconn teases first electric pickup, codenamed Model V

Yesterday, Foxconn previewed its first electric pickup "Model V", and the new car will be officially unveiled on the 18th of this month

According to reports, the car is independently completed by Foxconn, with hidden door handles, asymmetric front and rear wheels and a moderate cargo length. The teaser image also shows the transmission gears in the car, and the gears are designed in the shape of knobs.

As early as 2005, Foxconn spent 370 million yuan to acquire Taiwan's Si'an Tai Electric Co., Ltd. and set foot in the production of automotive electronic components. Currently, it has launched three electric SUV models "Model C", sedan "Model E", and bus "Model T". car.

Source: Ray Technology

Metaverse worth 1.3 billion with only 38 active users a day

Ethereum-based metaverse platform Decentraland had just 38 active users in the past 24 hours, while rival The Sandbox had 522, according to DappRadar.

Despite the low user metrics, both have market caps around $1.3 billion, according to Messari.

However, this data does not count users who briefly stayed or hung out on the Metaverse platform. According to Decentraland's own reports, an average of 8,000 users are passively engaged every day.

Sasha Fleyshman, a portfolio manager at digital asset investment firm Arca, said: “(If) anyone told you that there is a metaverse in action today, that’s a lie.”

Source: CoinDesk

3D printed meat will be put into the commercial field, and the ratio of fat and lean can be controlled

Steakholder Foods, an Israeli start-up, recently launched a new 3D-printed meat product "Omakase Beef Morsels".

"Cell culture meat" is made from artificially cultivated animal stem cells. After the stem cells proliferate to a certain number in the culture medium, they will differentiate into muscle cells and fat cells, forming the "red ink" and "white ink" required for 3D printing.

According to reports, this 3D printed meat can be programmed to adjust the corresponding parameters in advance to make "meat" of any shape and any proportion of fat and thin. The inspiration for this new product is Japanese Wagyu beef, which is famous for its marbling and expensive.

Source: China Daily Bilingual News

Starbucks launches new brown sugar

Starbucks recently launched new products "Brown Sugar Flourish White" and "Brown Sugar Ice Shake Concentrate".

According to reports, "Brown Sugar Flourish White" uses brown sugar blended with the classic Flourish white based on espresso; "Brown Sugar Ice Shake Concentrate" adds brown sugar-flavored syrup and ice cubes to the espresso, and shakes it with ice power. Produces light coffee foam.

Source: FoodTalks

Director Chen Kexin founded Pan-Asian production company

According to Variety, Chen Kexin, director of "Partners in China", "Chinese Women's Volleyball" and "Win the Championship", founded Changin' Pictures, a pan-Asian production company.

The company aims to develop and produce high-quality original content to promote and license to various streaming platforms without relying on OTT platforms for production funding, production licenses and editorial restrictions.

Some of Changin' Pictures' series will be released during the 2022 Busan Film Festival, including Zhang Ziyi's "The Sauce Garden Killing the Husband Case" and Donnie Yen's "Absolute Loser, Hidden Master". Its first two works will be adapted from Korean comics.

Taylor Swift reveals full track for new album

Yesterday, Taylor Swift released the complete track list of the new album "Midnights" through Twitter, which is divided into A/B side and contains 13 tracks.

This work will tell the story of 13 sleepless nights and will be officially released on October 21st.

Source: Nowre

The second season of "Good Omens" is set for next summer

Amazon's series "Good Omens" has recently exposed the second season trailer poster, which is scheduled to start airing next summer.

The new season is written and executive produced by Neil Gaiman, Douglas McKinnon returns to direct, and the original cast returns to starring.

Season 2 will have six episodes, about angels and demons living mortal lives in London when an unexpected messenger brings a shocking secret.

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