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Apple’s self-developed 5G modem release may be postponed to 2026

Apple will adopt RCS to improve SMS communication with Android devices

Lu Weibing said Xiaomi's progress has exceeded expectations and will be officially released in the first half of next year

SpaceX Starship launch postponed to Saturday

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BMW officially stops production of internal combustion engines in Germany

Alibaba announced the first batch of strategic innovative businesses: 1688, Xianyu, DingTalk and Quark

NetEase’s revenue in the third quarter was 27.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.6%

Douyin tests paid short videos

Microsoft CEO: AI tools will reshape software development and lower barriers to entry

OPPO launches Andes GPT model

Xiaomi announces that its self-developed system Vela will be fully open source

WPS AI opens public beta and is open to users for experience

Sony PS5 and Apple Music reach partnership

Hong Kong Disneyland Frozen World Grand Celebration Held

New Balance x UP THERE collaborate to launch 1906R joint shoes

The first trailer for the movie "Spider-Woman: Awakening" released

The first poster of the Japanese version of "The Secret That Cannot Be Told"

Marvel animated series "What If" announces premiere date

Heavy

Apple’s self-developed 5G modem release may be postponed to 2026

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple continues to run into trouble as it tries to develop 5G modems to replace Qualcomm's 5G modems in iPhones and other products.

Apple acquired most of Intel's smartphone business in 2019 and began working to develop its own modem hardware, but the project has suffered multiple setbacks.

After delaying plans to launch a self-developed modem next year, Apple may now also be unable to meet its target of shipping before spring 2025, according to people familiar with the matter.

This means that the release will be postponed to at least the end of 2025 or early 2026, which is the last year of Apple’s contract renewal with Qualcomm.

The latest hurdle reflects the daunting task Apple faces in designing its own modem. The component must connect seamlessly with hundreds of carriers around the world, operate in different environments and conditions, and it must perform at least as well as Qualcomm's technology.

Apple will adopt RCS to improve SMS communication with Android devices

Apple announced that it will use RCS (Rich Communications Services) to make sending text messages between iPhone and Android devices easier.

The biggest difference between RCS SMS and social software such as WeChat is that it can be directly integrated into the operating system without relying on apps, allowing users of different operators to chat for free. At this year's I/O conference, Google stated that more than 800 million people around the world are using RCS services.

"Later next year, we will add support for the RCS common profile, a standard currently published by the GSM Association," Apple said in a statement.

"We believe that the RCS universal profile will provide a better interoperability experience compared to SMS or MMS."

RCS will co-exist with the iMessage service, "iMessage will continue to provide Apple users with the best and most secure messaging experience."

RCS brings many iMessage-style features to cross-platform messaging between iPhone and Android devices, including showing read, typing indicators, sending high-quality pictures and videos, and more.

Apple says the implementation of RCS will also let users share their location with others in text threads via SMS. Unlike regular SMS, RCS also works over mobile data or Wi-Fi.

Lu Weibing said Xiaomi's progress has exceeded expectations and will be officially released in the first half of next year

Yesterday morning, Xiaomi held the 2023 Xiaomi IoT Ecological Partner Conference. Xiaomi Group President Lu Weibing revealed that Xiaomi Motors has made progress beyond expectations and will be officially released in the first half of next year.

According to previous reports, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology website released the "ID photo" of Xiaomi's first car, including two models, SU7 and SU7 Max. The information shows that the product trademark is Xiaomi brand and the company name is BAIC Motor Off-Road Vehicle Co., Ltd.

The picture shows that the Xiaomi car has the word "xiaomi" on the rear and is labeled "Beijing Xiaomi". Several people familiar with the matter have revealed that Xiaomi Motors is positioning itself as a C-class sedan, with a maximum price of over 300,000 yuan.

In addition, multiple recruitment platform information shows that Xiaomi is accelerating its recruitment for automobile sales, recruiting Xiaomi automobile retail store managers and other positions in cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen and other cities. In addition, it is also recruiting body product managers, vehicle solution engineers, Technical R&D positions such as data architecture manager.

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SpaceX Starship launch postponed to Saturday

Musk said that the launch of the SpaceX Starship will be postponed until Saturday because the Starship needs to replace the grid fin actuator.

SpaceX previously announced on

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement on Wednesday that the agency reinstated SpaceX's Starship launch license and "SpaceX met all safety, environmental, policy and financial responsibility requirements." The FAA added that SpaceX applied for and received a flight clearance.

BMW officially stops production of internal combustion engines in Germany

BMW has officially stopped producing internal combustion engines in Germany. According to German media BR24, the last internal combustion engine produced at the Munich plant was a V8 engine, which rolled off the assembly line on November 10. The German plant will then fully shift to electrified production.

The plant's 1,200 employees will be retrained and assigned to other positions or other BMW plants.

However, the suspension of internal combustion engine production at the Munich production base does not mean the complete end of BMW's automotive fuel products.

BMW announced back in November 2020 that it would move production of eight- and twelve-cylinder engines from Munich to Hamshall in the UK, while smaller engines will be produced in Steyr, Austria.

The Munich plant has been producing the electric sedan i4 since October 2021, and will also be one of the production bases for several future electric products based on the Neue Klasse platform, including the electric 3 Series (i3), i3 Touring and second-generation i4, these models will be launched between 2025 and 2027.

Alibaba announced the first batch of strategic innovative businesses: 1688, Xianyu, DingTalk and Quark

Alibaba released its financial report for the second quarter of fiscal year 2024. The financial report showed that revenue for the quarter was 224.79 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%, and market expectations were 224.096 billion yuan.

Among them, Taotian Group's revenue was 97.654 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4%; Cloud Intelligence Group's revenue was 27.648 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2%; Cainiao Group's revenue was 22.823 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 25%; Local Life Group's revenue was 155.64 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16%.

In the financial report, Alibaba stated that Hema's initial public offering plan is on hold and is evaluating market conditions and other factors necessary to ensure the successful implementation of the project and enhance shareholder value.

In addition, Alibaba's financial report disclosed that in view of various uncertainties, it will no longer promote the complete spin-off of Cloud Intelligence Group and will resolutely increase its continued strategic investment in Alibaba Cloud.

In a conference call with financial analysts, Alibaba Group CEO Wu Yongming said that Alibaba will have three important priorities for the future: technology-driven Internet platform business, AI-driven technology business, and global business network.

Wu Yongming gave a complete introduction to the development strategies and priorities of each business group. Among them, Taobao and Tmall adhere to the strategy of "user first" and adhere to consumption grading and price competitiveness; Alibaba Cloud adheres to "AI driven, public cloud first" and develops with AI + cloud computing dual-wheel drive; Cainiao will increase investment in technology and accelerate Build a global smart logistics network.

He also announced Alibaba’s first batch of strategic innovative businesses – 1688, Xianyu, DingTalk, and Quark. The above-mentioned strategic innovative businesses are operated as independent subsidiaries and use more independent strategies to face the broadest market. The Group will make continuous investment in a 3-5 year cycle.

NetEase’s revenue in the third quarter was 27.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.6%

NetEase released its third quarter 2023 financial report. The financial report shows that revenue for the quarter was 27.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 11.6%; under non-GAAP, net profit attributable to the company's shareholders was 7.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 16.4%; net income from games and related value-added services was 21.8 billion yuan, A year-on-year increase of 16.5%.

NetEase disclosed in its third quarter financial report that the company's chief financial officer Yang Zhaoxuan has submitted his resignation to the board of directors due to personal reasons and will no longer hold this position starting from November 30, 2023 to explore other career development.

Until June 30, 2024, Yang Zhaoxuan will continue to serve as an advisor to the company to ensure a smooth transition while the company searches for a successor.

During the earnings call, NetEase management disclosed the preparation status and launch plans of a number of new games.

According to reports, "The Condor", "Sixteen Voices of Yanyun" and "Mission Zero" have all entered the final preparation stage before going online. Among them, "The Condor" and "Mission Zero" will be launched before the second quarter of next year at the latest.

In addition, the mobile game version of "Eternal Tribulation" has completed multiple rounds of player testing and is currently waiting for the version number.

Douyin tests paid short videos

According to Tech Planet, Douyin recently tested a video content payment service, that is, when users watch some video content on the platform, they need to pay to unlock all the content.

Different from the previous payment for short drama content, the paid video content tested this time is no longer limited to the single short video category of short drama.

The test has included daily, knowledge, entertainment and other content. As long as short video content or medium and long videos that meet the platform's regulations can be set to be paid to watch, it means that almost all video content in Douyin can be viewed by creators. Set as paid content.

In this regard, industry insiders analyze that content payment has always been sensitive to users, and users have not developed the habit of paying to watch short videos. From free to paid viewing, whether payment for video content can be accepted by users will face challenges.

According to reports, Douyin customer service said that when encountering a paid video, the author may have turned on the payment function. If you don’t want to watch it, you can delete it. Whether the video content is paid depends on whether the author turns on this function, and Douyin cannot intervene. The specific fees charged are determined by the author in accordance with the corresponding rules.

At present, this function is open to internal testing for some individuals with more than 100,000 fans, normal account status, no violations, and high originality. The internal testing scope can be gradually opened in the future.

 Microsoft CEO: AI tools will reshape software development and lower barriers to entry

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently pointed out in an interview with MIT Technology Review that the way software is developed is undergoing fundamental changes.

He believes that the current platform shift is as important as the previous shift from console to desktop, or from desktop to mobile.

This shift is a transition to natural language-based AI tools that will lower the barriers to software development, increase developer productivity, and ultimately usher in a new era of creativity.

Nadella emphasized that Microsoft has always been focused on developers and is committed to making the platform widely available while helping developers reach a wider audience.

He also mentioned that despite concerns about AI potentially automating programming jobs, the demand for skilled programmers will still exist, but their jobs will change and even more job opportunities will become available.

Nadella expects 1 billion developers to use its platform, including many new to programming.

New product

OPPO launches Andes GPT model

At the 2023 OPPO Developer Conference, OPPO launched the Andes GPT, a self-trained and personalized large model, and also released the new ColorOS 14.

According to reports, AndesGPT has three major technical features: dialogue enhancement, personal exclusivity, and device-cloud collaboration, as well as four core capabilities of knowledge, memory, tools, and creation.

The new Xiaobu Assistant will also be connected to the AndesGPT large model, supporting functions such as intelligent summary, intelligent elimination, and content creation.

As the ten-year work of ColorOS, ColorOS 14 is supported by the three major technologies of the self-developed Pantanal system, AndesGPT, and ColorOS supercomputing platform, further breaking down the barriers to data and services, and bringing a new smart and smooth human-centered experience.

OPPO announced that the new Reno 11 series will be the first to be equipped with ColorOS 14, and ColorOS14 will be upgraded as soon as it is released. The six first public beta models were upgraded to the official version yesterday.

Xiaomi announces that its self-developed system Vela will be fully open source

Xiaomi announced at the 2023 Xiaomi IoT Ecological Partner Conference held yesterday morning that Xiaomi Vela is officially open source for global software and hardware developers, following the Apache 2.0 open source protocol.

It is understood that Vela is an IoT embedded software platform built by Xiaomi based on the open source real-time operating system NutX. Vela provides unified software services on various IoT hardware platforms.

Officials stated that Xiaomi Vela supports rich components and easy-to-use frameworks to open up fragmented IoT application scenarios.

For individual developers, Xiaomi IoT will open modules, extensions, interconnection, Xiaoai voice control, developer community, etc. On December 1st, 1,000 internal beta places will be officially opened.

So far, Xiaomi IoT platform has become the world's largest consumer IoT platform, and more than 9,000 brands including IKEA, Panasonic, etc. have connected to Xiaomi ThePaper OS.

Xiaomi Group President Lu Weibing said that Xiaomi ThePaper OS has prepared a public base for the Internet for tens of billions of connections in the future, and will work with partners to build the world's largest ecosystem of people, cars and homes.

WPS AI opens public beta and is open to users for experience

Yesterday, Kingsoft Office announced that its artificial intelligence office application WPS AI with large language model capabilities has launched public beta, and the AI ​​functions will be gradually open to all users for experience.

From now on, users can go to the WPS AI official website to apply for rights, and download the latest version of the WPS PC client to experience the AI ​​capabilities of text/intelligent documents, forms/intelligent forms, and PPT demonstration components for a limited time. Android, iOS, and Mac will be opened in succession at the end of November. .

Kingsoft Office CEO Zhang Qingyuan said that Kingsoft Office positions WPS AI as an application side of large language models, anchoring the development in three strategic directions: AIGC (content creation), Copilot (intelligent assistant), and Insight (knowledge insight).

new consumption

Sony PS5 and Apple Music reach partnership

As a promotional "benefits" brought by promoting Apple Music on PlayStation, Apple will provide PlayStation 5 users with free Apple Music streaming service for up to 6 months.

PlayStation 5 users need to log in to PlayStation Network, download the Apple Music app, and log in to their Apple ID to claim the discount.

New Apple Music users can get 6 months of service for free, while existing subscribers will get 5 months of service. The event will end on November 15, 2024.

Hong Kong Disneyland Frozen World Grand Celebration Held

To welcome the opening of Frozen World, the world's first and largest "Frozen" theme park, Hong Kong Disneyland held a grand celebration yesterday.

Jennifer Lee, the creative mind behind the "Frozen" films and chief creative director of Walt Disney Animation Studios, said:

"We never dreamed that one day we would be able to walk into Arendelle and experience life in this kingdom. On behalf of the team that created the "Frozen" movie, I feel very excited and amazed when I am in this new park. ”.

Frozen World will have its grand opening on November 20th.

New Balance x UP THERE collaborate to launch 1906R joint shoes

Melbourne fashion house Up There collaborates with New Balance to create M1906 RUP joint shoes.

This joint shoe is based on the 1906R shoe model. The upper is made of silver reflective mesh and synthetic leather, and the sole is made of GID luminescent material.

It is reported that UP THERE x New Balance will be on sale at UP THERE on "Black Friday" on November 24, and the official has already issued a notice.

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The first trailer for the movie "Spider-Woman: Awakening" released


Sony/Marvel superhero movie "Spider-Woman: Awakening" has released its first trailer (Chinese subtitles).

Cassandra is a paramedic who, after an accident in the field, begins to see the future. Alliances and mortal enemies come one after another, and she must cleverly use her new superpowers.

The film is directed by "Succession" director S.J. Clarkson and stars "Fifty Shades of Grey" actress Dakota Johnson. It will be released in North America on February 14 next year.

The first poster of the Japanese version of "The Secret That Cannot Be Told"

The Japanese version of "The Untold Secret", a remake of the film of the same name directed by Jay Chou, has released its first poster, starring Kyomoto Taiga as Minato, a music university student, and Furukawa Kotone as Yukino, a music university student with a secret.

The film, directed by Yuto Kawai, tells the story of Minato and Yukino who are attracted to each other under the guidance of the piano. The days spent together become irreplaceable, but one day Yukino disappears from Minato. Released in Japan in the summer of 2024.

Marvel animated series "What If" announces premiere date


The second season of the Marvel animated series "What If" has released a trailer and announced that it will be launched on Disney+ on December 22 this year, with one episode per day for nine days.

"The multiverse is a little twisted…" The painting style is very cool and has many highlights. Are there any magical "if XX is XX" setting changes, story development and imagination?

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