Morning Post | Apple takes first place in China’s smartphone market for the first time/Tesla humanoid robot will be delivered as early as next year/OpenAI launches new model


New iPad Pro may add horizontal Face ID

Musk is seeking additional control of Tesla

Microsoft announces major layoffs at Activision Blizzard

IDC announces 2023 smartphone market rankings

Many former mid-level and senior executives of Didi joined Xiaohongshu

The 2023 ACM Fellow list was announced, and many Chinese were selected

How do humans control "new species" that are smarter than themselves?

Porsche launches new all-electric Macan

OpenAI launches new model

Hasselblad releases 907X & CFV 100C cameras

Quark launches new large model product "AI PPT"

Samsung Galaxy S24 series officially lands in China

Pokémon releases statement

BOTTEGA VENETA launches Valentine’s Day capsule collection

lululemon opens China's first independent men's clothing store

"Oppenheimer" re-released in Mainland China

"Dune 2" releases IMAX poster

"Deadpool 3" officially wrapped


New iPad Pro may add horizontal Face ID

According to Macrumors, code found in iOS 17.4 by staff writer Steve Moser shows that Apple's upcoming iPad Pro is likely to be equipped with a horizontal Face ID camera.

According to the report, the code reads: "When setting up Face ID, the iPad needs to be in landscape orientation with the camera at the top of the screen."

In addition, Macrumors also said that Apple may add Face ID to the iPad Air, so this change may also apply to this device. There have been rumors that Apple will launch new iPad Air and iPad Pro as soon as spring.

In addition, foreign media DigiTimes revealed in its "Tomorrow's Headlines" column that Apple will become the first customer to use TSMC's 2nm process chips.

Apple's iPhones and Macs last year used 3-nanometer chips. The A17 Pro chip in the iPhone 15 Pro model and the M3 series chips in the Mac are both manufactured based on the 3nm process technology. Compared with the previous generation of products, the performance of these chips has been significantly improved.

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Musk is seeking additional control of Tesla

According to Forbes, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced during the latest earnings call that he is seeking to strengthen control of the company in order to exert greater influence in the fields of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Musk said he sees a path toward creating an artificial intelligence and robotics giant with considerable promise, but he doesn't want to be outvoted by some random shareholder because of insufficient voting power.

Musk also revealed that Tesla plans to deliver the first batch of humanoid robot Optimus in 2025. Tesla has previously demonstrated Optimus's ability to perform tasks such as carrying items and folding laundry, but the practicality of Optimus is still a challenge that needs to be solved.

Musk said: "Strictly speaking, Tesla may already be the largest robot manufacturer in the world, but our robots are four-wheeled. Optimus is a humanoid robot with arms and legs, and it is currently the most advanced robot in the world. One of the most humanoid robots in the world. We are very confident that we will deliver a certain number of Optimus next year."

Activision Blizzard faces major layoffs

According to Bloomberg, Microsoft announced that it will lay off about 1,900 people at Xbox and Activision Blizzard, accounting for about 8% of the total number of employees in Microsoft's gaming department.

In addition to ordinary employees, Blizzard president Mike Ybarra and lead designer Allen Adham will also leave. Blizzard President Mike Ybarra issued a resignation statement on the X platform:

"I want to thank everyone affected today for their meaningful contributions to the team, Blizzard, and the lives of our players. Today is a very difficult day, and my energy and support will be focused on all of the amazing individuals affected. Up – This is definitely not a negative reflection on your great work. If there is anything I can do to help, contact, recommendations, etc., please PM me.

To the Blizzard community: I also want to tell you that today is my last day at Blizzard. It's been a tremendous honor to lead Blizzard through an incredible period, and to be part of the team shaping it for the future. After more than 20 years at Microsoft, and with the acquisition of Activision Blizzard now complete, it's time for me to once again become Blizzard's biggest fan from outside (the company).

To the incredible team at Blizzard – thank you. Words cannot express how I feel about you all, you are amazing. Please continue to do incredible things and keep Blizzard Blue and players at the forefront of every decision.

To everyone affected today – I am here to support you and understand how challenging today's news can be. My heart goes out to each of you. "

IDC announces 2023 smartphone market rankings

On January 25, the International Data Corporation (IDC) released the latest data showing that China's smartphone market shipments in 2023 were approximately 271 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 5.0%, the lowest shipment volume in the past 10 years.

Among them, Apple ranks first in the domestic market with a market share of 17.3% in 2023. OPPO relies on its solid operating capabilities to firmly rank among the top three in the domestic mobile phone market in 2023 with a market share of 16.7%.

IDC pointed out that the newly launched Find N3 series has helped OPPO reach a new high in the market share above US$800. In the vertical folding market segment, Find N3 Flip continues to sell well, helping OPPO reach the top market share in the vertical folding market.

It is reported that last year OPPO officially released the self-trained large model AndesGPT and installed it on the just-released OPPO Find X7 series, realizing the industry's first end-side 7 billion parameter model implementation.

Many former mid-level and senior executives of Didi joined Xiaohongshu

According to 36 Krypton, Wu Yingbing (Benny), the former head of Didi’s supply and demand strategy, has joined Xiaohongshu and is responsible for part of the e-commerce business. He reports to Xiaohongshu COO Conan.

Zhang Rui, the former head of Didi Hitchhiking business, has also joined Xiaohongshu’s commercialization team, reporting to Xiaohongshu’s CMO and head of advertising sales business department Zhi Heng.

Wu Yingbing joined Didi in 2016 and previously worked at Ctrip and eBay. His fields span e-commerce, OAT and travel. He is a trader with more than ten years of experience in Internet data and growth operations at home and abroad.

Zhang Rui, who took up his new post earlier, joined Didi in 2013 and is employee No. 42 of Didi. He has served as the general manager of Didi Hitch, the head of a branch of Didi’s “car-making” business, and Didi Orange Heart. The person in charge of the preferred business "drop shipping" freight logistics business, covering services such as ride-hailing, takeout, and taxis.

The 2023 ACM Fellow list was announced, and many Chinese were selected

Recently, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) announced the latest Fellow list. ACM Fellow is an honor awarded by ACM to senior members to recognize scholars who have made outstanding contributions in computer-related fields.

A total of 68 people were selected this year, and their contributions cover many fields, such as network security, human-computer interaction, mobile computing and recommendation systems.

It is worth noting that the three deep learning giants Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun, who have won the ACM Turing Award, have all been selected as ACM Fellows this year. In addition, this year’s nominees include Ma Weiying, Chen Haibo and many other Chinese scholars.

It is understood that the review process for ACM Fellows is very strict. They are selected once a year, nominated by their peers, and then reviewed by a committee. This honor not only recognizes individual academic achievements but also affirms their contributions to the field of computing. It also showcases the latest developments and trends in the field.

How do humans control "new species" that are smarter than themselves?

At the recent "Seeing the Future" 2024 Fudan School of Management New Year Forum, He Jifeng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and director of the Huake Intelligent Valley Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, proposed that AI is making routine work less important, and people can do more Commit to high-level planning and analysis.

He Jifeng said: "Humans have created a species that learns faster than humans and is smarter than humans, but do we have the ability to control it? This is the first time humans have encountered such a problem. In the past three industrial revolutions, everything has changed It is created by humans, and AI is significantly different in this regard.”

He predicts that AI will gradually replace 50% of occupations between 2030 and 2060, and bring annual growth to the global economy of US$2.6 trillion to US$4.4 trillion, while increasing productivity by 0.1% to 0.6%. Knowledge workers, especially highly educated and high-income groups, will be greatly affected.

Faced with the rapid development of AI, He Jifeng suggested that people should think about how to apply AI in their own professions to improve work efficiency. He also pointed out that the future research direction of AI should focus on solving software and hardware integration problems, cross-industry multi-modal integration, and improving ease of use. In particular, the use of natural language will greatly expand the market and application scope of AI technology.

New product

Porsche launches new all-electric Macan

Last night, Porsche's new pure electric Macan made its debut, launching two models of pure electric Macan 4 and Macan Turbo.

Macan 4 and Macan Turbo, both models are equipped with dual permanent magnet motors at the front and rear. Among them, the Macan 4 has 408 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers in 5.2 seconds; the Macan Turbo has 639 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers in 3.3 seconds.

In terms of design, there are more square and sharp headlights, a grille with only the lower half open, and simpler through-type taillights. The "tear marks" under the Taycan's headlights have been transformed into split headlights on the pure electric Macan.

Porsche also brings active air suspension and rear-wheel steering to the pure electric Macan to improve the comfort and handling of the pure electric Macan.

In terms of battery, all pure electric Macan series are equipped with a 100kWh battery pack as standard. The WLTP cruising ranges of Macan 4 and Macan Turbo are 613km and 591km respectively. A rear-wheel drive version may be launched in the future, and the battery life will reach an exaggerated 784km.

The pure electric Macan is also the first mass-produced model on the Volkswagen Group's PPE (Premium Platform Electric) platform. This 800V platform brings a maximum charging power of 270kW to the pure electric Macan, and it takes less than 22 minutes to charge from 10% to 80%.

OpenAI launches new model

OpenAI announced the launch of a new model early this morning, lowered the price of GPT-3.5 Turbo, and provided developers with a new API key management method and a way to understand API usage.

The newly launched models include two new embedding models, an updated GPT-4 Turbo preview model, an updated GPT-3.5 Turbo model, and an updated text review model. OpenAI emphasizes that data sent to its API will not be used to train or improve its models by default.

The two new embedding models launched by OpenAI this time are text-embedding-3-small and text-embedding-3-large, which are small but efficient and large and powerful respectively.

Embedding models represent concepts in content such as natural language or code through numerical sequences, making it easier for machine learning models and other algorithms to understand the relationships between content and perform tasks such as clustering or retrieval.

These embedding models will power a variety of applications such as ChatGPT, Assistants API, and Retrieval Augmentation Generation (RAG) developer tools.

Hasselblad releases 907X & CFV 100C cameras

Hasselblad recently launched the 907X & CFV 100C digital medium format camera. The camera adopts a modular design and can be used with the 907X body, Hasselblad V system film cameras and technical cameras, and has strong compatibility.

It is equipped with a 100-megapixel CFV 100C digital back and the thinnest and lightest medium-format body in the Hasselblad system – 907X. The whole machine weighs only 620g. 907X & CFV 100C is equipped with a 3.2-inch flippable touch screen with 2.36 million pixels. The UI system is simple and intuitive, and supports upward flipping of 40° and 90°.

Its 100-megapixel back-illuminated medium-format sensor has a native ISO sensitivity as low as 64, 15-stop dynamic range and 16-bit color depth to record more light and dark details and colors. 907X & CFV 100C has a built-in 1TB SSD solid-state drive storage, equipped with a CFexpress Type B card slot, and provides a rich selection of accessories.

Built-in Wi-Fi supports connecting to iPad and iPhone to use Phocus Mobile 2 to transfer full-size JPG/RAW format images. 907X & CFV 100C also supports editing and high-quality output of RAW format images. The current official retail price of the camera is 54,900 yuan.

Quark launches new large model product "AI PPT"

Recently, relying on self-developed large-scale models, Quark app launched a new product "AI PPT". Users only need to enter the PPT theme and a PPT document can be generated in tens of seconds.

Compared with similar products on the market, "AI PPT" launched by Quark Document has three major characteristics: smarter, more professional, and easier to operate, allowing users to complete PPT creation on their mobile phones, and integrating with leading industry platforms such as iSlide , providing a large number of professional and various templates.

It is understood that after releasing the large model in November last year, Quark has successively released AI products based on search scenarios such as "Health Assistant", "Lecture Assistant" and "Yuanzhi".

Samsung Galaxy S24 series officially lands in China

On January 25, Samsung Electronics officially launched the new generation of high-end flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S24 series for the Chinese market, including Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24.

These mobile phones have a real-time translation function for calls, enabling cross-language communication without the need for third-party applications and ensuring the privacy of conversations. The S24 Ultra supports wider optical image stabilization angles and hand-shake compensation to avoid blurry images. In terms of video shooting, both the front and rear cameras are equipped with noise reduction image signal processing modules to ensure clear video quality in dark light environments.

The S24 Ultra's 5x telephoto lens uses a 50-megapixel adaptive pixel sensor and supports optical image stabilization. It can present optical-quality images at 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x zoom, and can record 8K at 5x zoom. video.

In terms of appearance, the S24 Ultra uses a titanium frame for the first time in a Galaxy phone. The body is 8.6mm thick, making it slimmer and more portable. The S24 and S24+ feature reinforced armored aluminum frames, a one-piece design, and are available in a variety of colors. The S24 Ultra is available in four colors: titanium gray, titanium black, titanium twilight purple, and titanium feather yellow, while the S24 and S24+ are available in four colors: ink black, elegant rock grey, secret mineral purple, and light amber yellow, as well as exclusive color versions.

It is reported that the S24 Ultra has a suggested retail price starting from 9,699 yuan and offers three storage specifications; the S24+ has a suggested retail price starting from 6,999 yuan and offers two storage specifications; the S24 has a suggested retail price starting from 5,499 yuan and offers three storage specifications.

new consumption

Pokémon releases statement

The Pokémon Company yesterday issued an announcement titled "Inquiry Regarding Games from Other Companies", which reads as follows:

"Recently, we have received a large number of inquiries from customers about games released by other companies in January this year, saying that the game is very similar to "Pokémon" and asking us to confirm whether the game is authorized by our company. But our company does not allow it. This game uses any Pokémon elements.

In addition, we will investigate any infringement of Pokémon-related intellectual property rights and take appropriate action.

Our company will continue to bring out the individuality of each Pokémon, and while protecting and nurturing its world, we will also strive to use Pokémon to connect the world. "

The Pokémon Company has not disclosed the name of the game, but based on the time of release in January this year and the "similar" characteristics to Pokémon, the industry generally speculates that it will be "Pokémon Pallu".

BOTTEGA VENETA launches Valentine’s Day capsule collection

BOTTEGA VENETA has launched a new capsule collection for the upcoming Valentine's Day, which perfectly combines the brand's iconic pieces with white woven leather accessories and vibrant red heart patterns.

Small hearts are woven on the lower right side via fine Italian leather cords, some of which are pre-printed in red by the craftsman. In addition to the brand's iconic bags, the series also includes wallets, card holders, pouches and more.

Currently, BOTTEGA VENETA’s Valentine’s Day capsule series is on sale in brand stores and official website.

lululemon opens China's first independent men's clothing store

Recently, lululemon opened China's first independent men's clothing store in Indigo, Beijing. This is also the brand's first independent men's clothing store in the Asia-Pacific region.

This store was expanded from the original INDIGO store and divided into two separate stores for men and women. Prior to this, men’s categories were mainly displayed in specific areas in lululemon stores.

According to official information, lululemon’s first men’s clothing store is based on a tough black color scheme and is paired with simple and low-key wooden decoration.

The store's signature design is inspired by lululemon's classic technical fabric luminous perforated panel design. The fully transparent glass curtain wall complements the exterior wall of the adjacent women's clothing store.


"Oppenheimer" re-released in Mainland China

"Oppenheimer" announced that it will be re-released in mainland China on March 1, including IMAX & Cinity formats.

The film was released in the mainland on August 30 last year and took in 450 million yuan at the box office. It also just received 13 nominations at this year's Oscars.

Directed by Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy plays the American "Father of the Atomic Bomb" Robert Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Florence Pugh and others also star.

"Dune 2" releases IMAX poster

"Dune 2" released IMAX poster, the war is about to break out. The film will be released in North America on March 1st and in mainland China on March 8th.

"Deadpool 3" officially wrapped

Marvel's new movie "Deadpool 3" has officially wrapped up, and Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman posted their emotions.

Ryan Reynolds: "A huge, eternal thank you to the entire cast and crew, and to Hugh Jackman, who braved the storm and weathered the strike under the determined leadership of director Sean Levy!" It's rare to be able to film with your closest friends, see you on July 26th."

Hugh Jackman: "Besides training and eating, I loved every minute of making this movie and it's time to shave."

It is reported that the filming and schedule of the film have been delayed due to the strike, and it is currently scheduled to be released in North America on July 26.

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