Morning Post | It is revealed that Apple is negotiating with China Mobile, and Apple TV+ is expected to enter China/Li Auto will recall some laid-off employees/The author of Stanford AI team apologizes

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Apple is in talks with China Mobile about bringing Apple TV+ to China

In preparation for WWDC, the Apple Developer app is updated

Li Auto recalls some laid-off employees

NASA approves SpaceX's fourth Starship orbital test flight

Stanford AI team author apologizes

Volkswagen plans to reduce personnel costs by 20% in the next three years

The iPhone 16 series may have the narrowest bezels in the industry

Spotify raises U.S. membership subscription prices again

Canalys releases first quarter global personal smart audio device market research report

Several Japanese car company executives apologized for certification fraud

Former Warner Bros. legal counsel joins TikTok

Lulian Private Cloud issued an apology letter due to the new system’s initial performance not meeting expectations.

OPPO Find X8 Ultra mobile phone will use a four-camera dual periscope solution

Fudan University releases Fuxi series meteorological model 2.0

Sonos Ace headphones will be officially launched today

AMD launches new AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors

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Apple is in talks with China Mobile about bringing Apple TV+ to China

According to an exclusive report by foreign media The Information, Apple is negotiating with China Mobile to "launch the Apple TV+ video streaming service in China."

According to reports, Apple has been negotiating with China Mobile since last year, hoping to launch the Apple TV+ video streaming service in China. If the negotiations are successful, Apple TV+ will cover more than 200 million Chinese mobile users, and Apple TV+ will become the only US streaming service launched in China.

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In preparation for WWDC, the Apple Developer app is updated

In preparation for the upcoming Apple WWDC, Apple Developer will also receive an update on June 3.

According to the App Store information, you can see that the latest version number of Apple Developer is 10.6. The main update content is to add WWDC 2024 event content, improve the video playback experience, and fix some bugs.

In addition to the above updates, the app also adds new dynamic iMessage stickers.

Apple WWDC24 will be held at 1 am on June 11th, Beijing time. At that time, Ai Faner will bring you the latest reports at Apple Park, so stay tuned.

Li Auto recalls some laid-off employees

Previously, Li Auto had tried to reduce costs and increase efficiency through layoffs. The overall optimization ratio exceeds 18%, the number of employees is expected to exceed 5,600, and the compensation standard is "N+1".

Yesterday, Jiemian News reported that since the layoffs have affected product development and testing, some Li Auto R&D personnel said that some laid-off employees on the testing side have been notified and recalled. The previously negotiated compensation has not yet been paid, and this part of the compensation will not be provided to the recalled personnel in the future. Contracts involving employees will be extended directly, and it is unclear the scale of the recall and the proportion of each department. Li Auto has not officially commented.

Leifeng.com has previously reported that this round of personnel adjustments has a great impact on the internal R&D and testing department. Development has almost come to a standstill, and testing only relies on the assistance of a small number of low-cost external teams.

NASA approves SpaceX's fourth Starship orbital test flight

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a launch license to SpaceX for its fourth Starship orbital test flight on June 4, local time.

Previously, Musk said on X that "Starship is ready to fly." SpaceX also published an article on its official website, stating that the fourth flight test of the Starship may be conducted as early as June 6.

Stanford AI team author apologizes

Previously, there were reports that the Stanford AI team copied the large open source model of the Chinese wall-facing intelligence team. At the beginning, the Stanford team said that they only used the tokenizer of MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5, and claimed to have started this work before the release of MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5.

Subsequent tests by the Wall-Facing Intelligence team found that when the large model developed by the Stanford AI team recognized the text of Tsinghua Jian, the results were exactly the same as those of MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5 not only in the correct places, but also in the wrong places.

Li Dahai, co-founder and CEO of Face Wall Intelligence, also responded to this matter in WeChat Moments, lamenting that this is a "method recognized by the international team." Subsequently, Siddharth Sharma and Aksh Garg, two authors of the Stanford Llama3-V team, formally apologized to the MiniCPM team on X for this academic misconduct and stated that they would remove all Llama3-V models.

In the letter of apology, the two authors stated that they were responsible for the publicity and distribution of the model, and that the author of the model code was Mustafa Aljadery. However, after seeing the relevant doubts, the two people asked Aljadery about it on June 2, and have never been able to do so since. After contacting the latter, he decided to issue an apology.

Volkswagen plans to reduce personnel costs by 20% in the next three years

According to China Business News, an internal Volkswagen Group document shows that in order to improve efficiency and optimize costs, the Volkswagen Group has established a performance project called "KI 10" for all its companies. The project has set a clear goal: compared with 2023, a 20% cost reduction will be achieved in the next three years, including fixed costs and personnel costs.

This internal document was released on May 30 this year by Ralf Brandstätter, Chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group (China), and Martin Hofmann, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Process Leader of Volkswagen Group (China), Volkswagen Group All employees of subsidiaries in China received this document.

Documents show that efficiency will be key in the next two years, and the Volkswagen Group is advancing its transformation globally and in China by investing in new technologies to ensure future competitiveness. The document also states, “If we want to remain competitive, we must invest now for the future. To be able to make these investments, the profitability of our China operations is paramount. Since last year, our teams in China have been working hard to implement performance plans locally. ”.

The iPhone 16 series may have the narrowest bezels in the industry

Recently, blogger @i Bing Yushu published an article on the X platform, saying that Apple’s iPhone 16 Pro will have narrower borders, surpassing Samsung’s Galaxy S24 mobile phone and becoming the world’s narrowest bezel mobile phone.

In addition, blogger @ShanaDigital also shared some parameters of the iPhone 16 series on Weibo.

iPhone 16 series screen data (excluding side bezel data, only screen data) are as follows:

  • iPhone 16: Height 145.6399mm, width 69.6285, black border 2.0497mm
  • iPhone 16 Plus: Height 158.888mm, width 75.756mm, black border 2.0599mm
  • iPhone 16 Pro: Height 147.618mm, width 69.45mm, black border 1.2mm
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: Height 161.03mm, width 75.57mm, black border 1.15mm

The blogger also said that the hole size of the 16 series is the same as that of the previous generation. The component is on the left side, the baseline distance is 6mm, and the size and downward movement position are the same.

Spotify raises U.S. membership subscription prices again

Spotify announced on its official website yesterday that it will once again raise its membership subscription prices in the United States. This is the second time Spotify has raised prices in the past 12 months.

After this price increase, the monthly fee for an individual premium membership has increased from US$10.99 to US$11.99, the two-person package has increased to US$16.99 (an increase of US$2), the family package has increased to US$19.99 (an increase of US$3), and the student package has remained at US$5.99. Change.

Canalys releases first quarter global personal smart audio device market research report

Yesterday, Canalys released the latest research report on its official account, stating that in the first quarter of 2024, the global personal smart audio device market showed signs of recovery, with a year-on-year growth of 6%, and shipments of more than 90 million units.

The report stated that the growth in this quarter was mainly due to the strong performance of TWS true wireless Bluetooth earphones and wireless headphones, with shipments increasing by 8% and 12% respectively.

Canalys research analyst Jack Leathem said: "As an important segment in the personal smart audio device market, although TWS faces challenges such as serious product homogeneity and high consumer awareness, this category still maintains stable shipments." .

Several Japanese car company executives apologized for certification fraud

On June 3, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan announced that in view of the continuous violations of Japanese Daihatsu Industries and other companies in the process of obtaining type certification required for mass production of automobiles and engines, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan has instructed a total of 85 automobile production companies. Investigate whether similar situations exist.

During this investigation, it was found that five companies, Toyota Motor, Mazda, Yamaha Engine, Honda Giken Industries, and Suzuki, had committed fraud in vehicle performance testing and other aspects. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan will investigate these five companies in accordance with the Road Transport Vehicle Act. investigation. The number of models involved is as follows:

  • Toyota: 7 models
  • Mazda: 5 models
  • Yamaha engines: 3 models
  • Honda cars: 22 models
  • Suzuki Motors: 1 model

After the news was released, executives from Toyota, Honda and Mazda held press conferences to apologize for the incident. Toyota Group President Akio Toyoda said at a press conference, "As the head of Toyota Group, I sincerely apologize for this." At the same time, Toyota also announced that it will suspend production and sales of three models involved in counterfeiting issues from now on.

Former Warner Bros. legal counsel joins TikTok

TikTok recently issued an official statement stating that former Warner Bros. legal counsel John Rogovin will join TikTok and become the company's global general counsel.

Previously, John Rogovin served as general counsel for Warner Bros. for more than a decade. In this role, he provided legal oversight for the company on a global basis, including Warner Bros. film and television production and distribution in more than 135 countries. John is responsible for all legal support for the studio globally, including intellectual property, litigation, privacy, compliance, regulatory enforcement and M&A.

ByteDance CEO Liang Rubo said: "We are very pleased to welcome John to our leadership team. He joins us with a wealth of experience and expertise, having served in public service, prominent law firms, and as a leader in the entertainment industry "We will benefit greatly as a firm from John's strong legal instincts and proven track record of successfully leading global teams."

Lulian Private Cloud issued an apology letter due to the new system’s initial performance not meeting expectations.

Green Alliance Private Cloud recently issued an apology letter on its official public account, saying that the launch of the new system did not meet expectations and disappointed everyone. He also said that there are some bugs that will take time to be fixed, and apologized to users.

Green Alliance stated that it is actively optimizing functions and has currently solved the following problems:

  • The CPU temperature display of some products is abnormal and the load is too high: The optimization will be completed on June 4. By then, please upgrade the latest firmware (Control Panel > Update and Restore > Detect System Updates) and upgrade the mobile app
  • Some user account registration exceptions: known issues have been resolved
  • Some users reported network timeout: the known issue has been resolved
  • Apple mobile phone photo album backup failure: solved, you can upgrade the App in the App Store, and update the synchronization and backup applications in the App Center
  • Thunder download function: The webpc terminal is expected to be launched in mid-June, and the App terminal is also stepping up preparations and is expected to be launched before June 30
  • Docker functions that professional players are concerned about, a stronger version of the functions are expected to be completed by the end of June
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OPPO Find X8 Ultra mobile phone will use a four-camera dual periscope solution

Yesterday, blogger @digitalchat.com broke the news that the OPPO Find X8 Ultra mobile phone uses a four-camera dual-periscope solution, with all four lenses being 50 million pixels. At the same time, the ultra-telephoto of OPPO Find X8 Ultra has been upgraded to a midsole solution and no longer uses the IMX858 image sensor.

In addition, a netizen in the comment area asked whether OPPO Find X8 Ultra has a glass version, and the blogger said, "Yes, all glass."

Previously, Digital Chat Station had revealed that OPPO Find X8 Ultra will debut next year.

Fudan University releases Fuxi series meteorological model 2.0

The official public account of Fudan University recently published an article. At the "Into Intelligent Meteorology" themed event and the founding ceremony of the Intelligent Meteorological Innovation Ecological Alliance jointly organized by Fudan University and the Shanghai Institute of Science and Intelligence, the Fuxi series of large meteorological models 2.0 were officially released.

Li Hao, head of earth science at the Shanghai Institute of Scientific Intelligence and a researcher at Fudan University, said that compared with the 1.0 series launched last year, the Fuxi series meteorological model 2.0 is a medium-term weather forecast model and a sub-seasonal model, targeting new energy and air transportation. and other industries have made progress.

As the first global meteorological model optimized for weather navigation, the Fuxi series meteorological model 2.0 has been specifically upgraded as follows:

  • Optimize the Fuxi large model for meteorological navigation, improve spatial and temporal resolution, and achieve hourly weather forecast of 0.1 degrees for the next 15 days.
  • Construct a sea-atmosphere coupling model that incorporates elements such as wind waves, swells, and sea temperatures to improve the prediction accuracy of global wind, waves, currents, and visibility.
  • Optimize extreme weather to improve the prediction accuracy of more disastrous scenarios such as typhoons and extreme precipitation.

Sonos Ace headphones will be officially launched on June 5

Sonos' first on-ear noise-cancelling headphones, Sonos Ace, will be officially launched today. The US version of Sonos Ace is priced at US$449 (approximately 3,251 yuan), and the Chinese version is 3,999 yuan.

Sonos Ace is available in black and soft white colors, and the configuration details are as follows:

  • Customized 40mm driver unit
  • 8 microphones for noise reduction and clear calls
  • Supports lossless audio, spatial audio and Dolby Atmos
  • Active noise cancellation and ambient sound mode
  • Lossless audio via Bluetooth and USB-C wired connections
  • When the noise reduction/ambient sound mode is turned on, the battery life can reach 30 hours.
  • Supports fast charging: 3 minutes of charging, 3 hours of listening
  • Support Bluetooth 5.4
  • Support physical button control
  • Available in black and white colors

AMD launches new AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors

At the opening keynote of Computex 2024, AMD introduced in detail its new leading architectures of CPU, NPU and GPU, bringing powerful computing power to the end-to-end AI infrastructure from data centers to personal computers.

At the same time, AMD also previewed the fifth-generation AMD EPYC server processor with leading performance and efficiency to be released in the second half of 2024. AMD announced the launch of its third-generation AI-enabled AMD mobile processors, the AMD Ryzen AI 300 Series, and the AMD Ryzen 9000 Series processors for notebook and desktop PCs.

At this keynote speech, AMD Chairman and CEO Dr. Lisa Su said, "This is an extremely exciting time for AMD. The rapid and accelerating adoption of AI is driving demand for AMD's high-performance computing platforms. growth of".

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Samsung collaborates with designers to launch new Music Frame co-branded speakers

Samsung joins hands with JiyongKim, a Korean designer brand of the same name, to launch the new Music Frame LS60D co-branded speaker.

This time, a total of three color schemes of navy blue, green and blue are launched, presented in JiyongKim's iconic sun-bleached fabric, which effectively depicts abstract and surreal textures, integrating technology and home furnishings through fabrics and art.

The speaker is 35.3 cm wide, 36.48 cm high and 14.34 cm deep. It is designed by Samsung's audio research department and equipped with 3D Dolby Atmos, QSymphony and Spacefit Sound to provide users with an immersive audio-visual experience. The speaker is currently on sale exclusively on the Kream official website, priced at 699,000 Korean won (equivalent to approximately RMB 3,675).

Palace Skateboards x Reebok 2024 summer new joint series debuts

Palace Skateboards teamed up with Reebok to bring a new joint series for the summer of 2024. This collaboration not only launched two pairs of retro-flavored Reebok Instapump Fury and Reebok Club C shoes, but also brought a variety of clothing.

The shoes are based on two pairs of Reebok Instapump Fury and Reebok Club C. The shoes are decorated with the brand logo. The color scheme is mainly white, supplemented by khaki and off-white embellishments, showing a retro atmosphere; the clothing includes Tracksuits, Hoodies and Sportswear in neutral tones such as short T-shirts are each printed with the brand's logo, showing co-branded details, and are paired with embroidered hats to make the entire series more complete. ⁠

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NOAH x PUMA Suede joint shoes will be released on June 6

After launching the fourth cooperation series in February this year, NOAH and PUMA have joined forces again to bring new joint shoes.

This time, PUMA's most iconic shoe model, the Suede, was chosen as the model to continue its own retro style. The classic suede upper is presented in dark brown and light brown color schemes. This collaborative shoe will be released on June 6th.

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Drama version of "Snowpiercer" Season 4 Released Trailer

The fourth season of the drama version of "Snowpiercer" has released a preview trailer. This season is the final season of the series and will premiere on AMC on July 21.

The TV series is adapted from Bong Joon-ho's 2013 film of the same name and the original comic book "Snowpiercer". It tells the story of what happened on a train carrying the remaining humans after the world became a frozen wasteland.

The first season was aired in 2020, starring Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Sean Bean, Alison Wright and others.

Ryan Gosling's new movie "The Rescue Plan" announced to start filming

The space science fiction thriller "Salvage" starring Ryan Gosling and Sandra Wheeler recently announced that it will start filming.

The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Andy Weir, the original author of "The Martian". It is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, written by Drew Gouda, and will be released in North America on March 20, 2026.

The game "Like a Dragon" will film a live-action series

Amazon announced that the popular game "Yakuza" will produce a live-action TV series "Ryuu no Ryū ~Beyond the Game~", with the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu played by Ryoma Takeuchi. The TV series will be directed by director Wu Zhengqing, with a total of 6 episodes, and will be launched globally on Amazon from October 24.

"Yakuza", also known as "A Dragon Among Us", is an action-adventure game series produced and published by Sega. It combines elements of beat-'em-up action and dramatic role-playing game types. The first game was released on the PlayStation 2 platform in 2005. .

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