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iOS 17.1 will fix French iPhone 12 radiation issues

Huawei plans to double smartphone shipments to 70 million units next year

Global PC shipments fell 9% in the third quarter

Google Chrome browser will launch “Smart Grouped Tabs” feature

Unity CEO John Riccitiello announces resignation

Anti-corruption within the supply chain, several Xpeng Motors employees cooperated with investigation

Bilibili raises user growth target again: double daily active users on mobile terminal

Godfather of AI warns again: AI may replace humans

Vivo and Transsion may launch scroll phones next year

Tesla Cybertruck deliveries could begin as soon as the end of the year

Sony releases new PS5, which will be available in November this year

Douyin e-commerce launches entrance within hours

BALENCIAGA’s new “5G” sunglasses will be released soon

UNIQLO x JW Anderson 2023 autumn and winter series will be released soon

Jolie stars in biopic "Maria" releases stills

"The Gilded Age" Season 2 Poster Released

"Snow White" released 4K restored version

Heavy

iOS 17.1 will fix French iPhone 12 radiation issues

Apple released a document stating that it will soon release an iOS 17.1 system update for iPhone 12 users in France, disabling the out-of-body detection function to adapt to the relevant testing requirements of the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR).

According to reports, iPhones have had an out-of-body detection feature for more than a decade, which allows the iPhone to slightly increase transmit power to optimize performance when placed on a table.

Apple said, "This has been fully tested and verified internationally and is an effective mechanism that meets SAR requirements."

For all iPhone 12 users in France and around the world, it is important to know that iPhone 12 is always safe to use.

All phones must meet recognized health and safety standards for energy delivery, and all iPhone models meet these standards.

With the iOS 17.1 update, French iPhone 12 models will no longer increase the allowed transmission power when they detect that they are away.

Therefore, in areas with weak cellular network signal coverage, the mobile phone's cellular network performance may be slightly degraded in certain usage scenarios. However, Apple does not expect that the vast majority of users will notice any impact.

Huawei plans to double smartphone shipments to 70 million units next year

According to Nikkei Asia, two industry executives revealed that Huawei aims to ship 60-70 million smartphones in 2024, doubling compared to this year and last year.

Huawei has also been increasing its inventory of lenses, cameras, printed circuit boards and other parts since earlier this year to achieve this goal, multiple supply chain managers and analysts said.

At the end of August, the Huawei Mate60 series suddenly went on sale before it was released, triggering discussions and rush purchases across the Internet.

According to Wall Street Insights, statistical reports from authoritative organizations obtained from the supply chain show that Huawei’s sales market share in the domestic smartphone market for W38-W39 (9.18-10.1) was 18.1% and 17.4% respectively, ranking first among Android brands for two consecutive weeks. First.

Gartner: Global PC shipments fell 9% in the third quarter, eight consecutive quarters of decline

A report released by market research firm Gartner on Monday showed that global PC shipments fell 9% year-on-year in the third quarter, reaching the lowest point in the "two-year market downturn" expected by Gartner analysts.

Apple's shipments fell 24% year-on-year, the largest decline among major PC manufacturers. HP's sales increased by 6.4%, and it was the only vendor to achieve growth from July to September.

Lenovo Group continued to maintain its leading position with a global market share of 25%, with total shipments reaching 64.3 million units, compared with 70.6 million units in the same period last year.

Gartner analyst Mikako Kitakawa said that after eight consecutive quarters of decline, "there is evidence that the decline in the PC market has finally bottomed out."

Spurred by Microsoft's Windows 11 software upgrade, corporate customers may be entering the next buying cycle, while consumers may be preparing to replace PCs purchased early in the epidemic, she said.

"The good news for PC vendors is that the worst may be over by the end of 2023," Kitagawa said.

big company

Google Chrome browser will launch “Smart Grouped Tabs” feature

Recently, there were reports that Google Chrome will soon launch a new tab organization feature, a move that seems to be based on Microsoft Edge’s approach.

This feature is being tested in Chrome Canary and will be rolled out in a future Chrome update.

In the Edge browser, the organize tabs feature uses AI to determine the location of tabs, and the Chrome version may adopt a similar approach.

Currently, although the Chrome browser already supports tab grouping, it needs to be set up manually. The new feature will allow users to automatically organize tabs with the click of a button, which will save a lot of time.

Unity CEO John Riccitiello announces resignation

Video game software maker Unity announced on Monday that John Riccitiello will step down as CEO, effective immediately.

The company said in a statement that it has appointed James M. Whitehurst as interim CEO and president and Roelof Botha as chairman.

Whitehurst previously served as senior consultant and president of IBM. He joined IBM through the acquisition of software company Red Hat and served as Red Hat's president and CEO from 2008 to 2020.

Riccitiello will continue to advise Unity to ensure a smooth transition, the company said. The board will initiate the process of appointing a permanent chief executive.

A few weeks ago, Unity announced that it would charge runtime fees to eligible game products starting from January 1, 2024, with a per-installation fee ranging from $0.01 – $0.2.

After the policy sparked a backlash from game developers, Unity changed its pricing scheme to allow developers to pay them 2.5% of game revenue.

Anti-corruption within the supply chain, several Xpeng Motors employees cooperated with investigation

According to Caixin.com, on October 9, Xpeng Motors internally announced the suspension of the head of the purchasing department, and many employees cooperated with the investigation.

It is reported that the matter began with Xpeng Motors’ internal supply chain anti-corruption, involving multiple levels, and the police were also involved.

Xpeng Motors responded that the company's actions are normal anti-corruption actions. Corruption will not be tolerated once it is discovered and corrected. The incident was small and did not affect business and production.

At the end of 2022, Xpeng Motors adjusted its supply chain business department and merged the original supply chain service department, marketing services procurement department and parts procurement department into the procurement department. The new department will be headed by Li Feng, vice president of Xpeng Motors.

Bilibili raises user growth target again: double daily active users on mobile terminal

According to "LatePost", at an internal meeting of Bilibili (Bilibili) in the middle of this year, CEO Chen Rui pointed out that "Bilibili still has the potential for user growth" and "must do a good job in user growth."

He also proposed the goal of doubling the daily active users (DAU) of the main website’s mobile terminal on the current basis. However, Chen Rui did not give a clear implementation time for this plan.

A person close to Bilibili said that the management of Bilibili will benchmark its user base against other content platforms when judging its upper limit of user scale. It believes that Bilibili has more comprehensive content than long-form video platforms such as iQiyi, Youku, and Tencent. It should have a much higher user base;

The domestic user base of short video platforms Douyin and Kuaishou is close to the ceiling, and Station B is still far from reaching this status.

 Godfather of AI warns again: AI may replace humans

British computer scientist Geoffrey Hinton, known as the "Godfather of AI," warns that the dangers of AI may become more realistic than fiction.

Hinton left Google in May after a decade at Google, citing concerns about the risks of artificial intelligence and the potential for bad actors to use the technology.

Hinton said artificial intelligence can be both good and bad, and it’s unclear what will happen next. He believes that understanding the way technology thinks is as difficult as reading the human mind.

In the interview, he again warned that AI could replace humans.

I'm not saying this will definitely happen. It would be great if we could stop them from doing this. But it's unclear whether we can stop them from wanting to do so.

Hinton believes that AI will help increase productivity and efficiency, but he is also concerned that many people may lose their jobs due to AI, and that there may not be enough jobs to replace those lost.

He said now is the time to conduct experiments to better understand artificial intelligence and pass laws to ensure the technology is used appropriately.

New product

Vivo and Transsion may launch scroll phones next year

According to Korean media The Elec, vivo and Transsion plan to launch a scroll phone, which is expected to be launched as early as the end of next year.

In September last year, Transsion released the concept product "Techno Phantom Ultimate". Transsion said that when you press the button on the top of the product, the 6.55-inch screen will expand to 7.11 inches in 1.2-1.3 seconds.

According to Transsion, the product is made of low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO). The 7.11-inch screen has a resolution of 2296 × 1596 and a pixel density of 388PPI (pixels per inch). The screen is produced by CSOT.

Sources say Transsion plans to commercialize it by the end of 2024, and the screen can withstand external pressure after being extended.

Vivo is also developing a scroll phone, which it plans to release around the same time. It is understood that the panel of this mobile phone may be supplied by CSOT or Samsung Display.

The industry estimates that CSOT will be less affected by the output of innovative form factor products and may be more active in supplying panels for vivo's scroll phones.

Tesla Cybertruck deliveries could begin as soon as the end of the year

Ming-Chi Kuo said in his latest report that the Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup truck will begin delivery as soon as the end of this year.

It is estimated that shipments will be 100-200 vehicles this year, 100,000-120,000 vehicles next year, and 240,000-260,000 vehicles in 2025.

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that thanks to the vehicle’s innovative design, Cybertruck’s competitive advantages in aerodynamics and other aspects are expected to last until 2030.

This means that the second-generation Cybertruck won't appear until at least 2030. Until then, Cybertruck will launch an upgraded version while its exterior design remains largely unchanged.

Sony releases new PS5, which will be available in November this year

Sony has officially unveiled its long-rumored new PS5. The new version of PS5 brings increased capacity, a lighter and smaller body, and a detachable optical drive.

The new PS5 continues the design style of the original version. Due to the detachable optical drive design, the two sides of the fuselage are divided into upper and lower parts respectively, for a total of four modules.

The overall volume is reduced by 30% compared with the previous version, the weight is reduced by 18% to 24%, and the built-in SSD capacity is increased from 825GB to 1TB.

The new PS5 will still be sold in two versions: optical drive version and digital version. Players who purchase the digital version model can purchase an additional removable optical drive.

The removable optical drive sells separately for $79.99 / €119.99 / £99.99 / 11,980 yen.

The new version of PS5 will be released in the North American market in November this year, and will be launched in other markets in the following months. The pricing of the new PS5 in various regions is:

CD-ROM version: $499.99 / €549.99 / £479.99 / 66,980 yen (tax included)

Digital Edition: $449.99 / €449.99 / £389.99 / 59,980 yen (tax included).

new consumption

Douyin e-commerce launches hourly portal, and real-time retail is upgraded to core business

According to Tech Planet, Douyin’s hourly delivery service has recently gained an independent entrance.

Users can open Douyin and search for "hourly delivery" to get direct access with one click. The entrance is located on the homepage – mall interface.

It is worth noting that the "Hourly Delivery" business was previously within the Douyin Supermarket interface, and users could not access it directly through search. At present, there is no parallel "Hourly Delivery" entrance found in the Douyin Supermarket interface, which means that this function has become independent.

In addition, it is understood that Douyin’s real-time retail, including “Hourly Delivery”, has been regarded as the core project of Douyin e-commerce.

At the same time, Douyin is building distribution product capabilities, including rider operation platform, store operation platform, basic logistics capabilities, order dispatch strategy and other related modules.

Improving the delivery product capabilities will also be able to further enhance the logistics and delivery experience of Douyin e-commerce, in order to lay a foundation for the current competition in the delivery link.

BALENCIAGA’s new “5G” sunglasses will be released soon

Following Kim Kardashian wearing a pair of unreleased BALENCIAGA "5G" sunglasses during Paris Fashion Week a few days ago, the new product will be on sale soon.

The new sunglasses adopt a wraparound design of about 270 degrees, and are made of bio-based injected nylon lenses, with no extra accessories.

The sunglasses have a nose bridge design in the center that is close to the facial features to protect the eyes from ultraviolet interference in all aspects.

UNIQLO x JW Anderson 2023 autumn and winter series will be released soon

Combining classic and modern elements and functions, the 2023 autumn and winter series of UNIQLO and JW Anderson provides a new interpretation of British tradition and retro college style.

This season continues to launch classic HEATTECH socks, and combines UNIQLO's popular souffle yarn series to create new knitted items.

Knitwear in seasonal tones is inspired by travels across Britain's stunning coast, including the many animals encountered in this natural scenery.

The series will be on sale on November 3 and also includes oversized windbreakers, plaid shirts and other items.

good-looking

Jolie stars in biopic "Maria" releases stills

Angelina Jolie stars in the biopic "Maria" as the legendary soprano Maria Callas.

The film has been described as "a dramatic, beautiful and tragic story about the life of one of the world's most famous singers, as her final days in Paris are recreated."

Jolie said she takes her responsibility for Callas' life and legacy very seriously and "will do my best to meet the challenge."

"The Gilded Age" Season 2 Poster Released

The second season of the HBO series "The Gilded Age" has released a poster, which will premiere on October 29 with a total of 8 episodes.

The first season of this show was aired on Mondays in the United States, and the ratings were considerable. Now that it has been moved to Sundays, which has a larger audience base, it may perform better.

The second season is still written by series creator Julian Fellowes, with assistance from Sonja Warfield. The story mainly revolves around the opera house, and the other line is related to the labor union, unexpectedly dealing with the strike of the screenwriters and actors union that Hollywood is currently facing.​​​

"Snow White" released 4K restored version

According to deadline, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Walt Disney Company, Disney's 1937 classic animated work "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be released in a 4K restored version and will be launched on Disney+ on October 16.

"Having the opportunity to help restore Snow White was both an honor and a challenge," said Disney animator and director Eric Goldberg.

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