The person in charge of iPhone design may team up with OpenAI to develop hardware/Taobao and JD.com will support refund only/McDonald’s China’s price increases for some products

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  It is rumored that iPhone design director joins Apple's former chief designer company to cooperate with OpenAI to develop AI equipment

 Lei Jun announced: Xiaomi's ThePaper OS has launched a new logo, and the "Full Ecosystem for People, Cars, and Homes" has officially closed the loop.

 OpenAI competitor Anthropic expects annualized revenue to reach $850 million next year

 Musk’s xAI adopts a special corporate structure to prioritize its impact on society

⌚ Apple Watch sales ban temporarily halted by US appeals court

 Tesla underreports number of factory robot attacks on workers

 Honor Magic6 series mobile phones are officially announced to be equipped with Hongyan satellite communication technology

 iQOO Neo9 series officially released

 Ji Krypton 007 officially released, priced from 209,900 yuan

 NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang: Lifelong learning, do your best

 Three major e-commerce platforms fully embrace "refund only"

 McDonald's China prices increase for some products

 Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Italian Camo" Returns Next Year

 BEAMS and Tailor Toyo launch MLB team Yokosuka jacket

 Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in "Parasite", dies

 "Doctor Who" new season trailer revealed

 The vertical screen movie "Firework World" will be released on January 13

Heavy

It is rumored that iPhone design director joins Apple's former chief designer company to cooperate with OpenAI to develop AI equipment

Early yesterday morning, Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive and Altman successfully "pried away" Apple's senior design director Tang Tan.

After leaving the company, Tang Tan will join Jony Ive's design company LoveFrom and be responsible for the product design of the OpenAI hardware project. People familiar with the matter also revealed that Altman plans to provide assistance with the software part.

In other words, with Apple’s most prestigious hardware design and AI-leading software foundation, the iPhone in the AI ​​era may not be far away.

You may be unfamiliar with Tang Tan, but he is currently the vice president of product design at Apple and is the person in charge of the design of your iPhone and Apple Watch. People familiar with the matter said that Tang Tan will leave Apple in February next year, which means that Apple’s most critical product line is about to undergo major adjustments.

According to insiders familiar with Apple's operations, Tang Tan's departure is a "blow" to Apple's design team, and he made "critical decisions about Apple's most important products."

Lei Jun: Xiaomi's ThePaper OS launches a new logo, and the "full ecology of people, cars, and homes" is officially closed

On December 27, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced on Weibo that Xiaomi ThePaper OS has launched a new logo and will meet everyone with a brand new image. And with the upcoming release of Xiaomi cars, Xiaomi's "Full Ecosystem for People, Cars and Homes" has officially closed the loop, ushering in a "leapfrog" moment.

In addition, according to exclusive news from Sina Technology, at a recent Xiaomi internal event, Xiaomi Auto Vice President Yu Liguo revealed that Xiaomi Automotive Department currently has 3,700 people, and the goal is to build a Dream that can rival Porsche and Tesla. Car.

Yesterday, Lei Jun also issued a message to pay tribute to the pioneers of China's new energy vehicles: "We are well aware of the complexity of the automobile industry, and we are well aware of the difficulty of pioneering. We pay tribute to the pioneers of China's new energy vehicles industry! Sincerely pay tribute to BYD, Weilai, Xpeng, Ideal, Salute to companies such as Huawei and CATL!"

It is worth noting that at 2 pm today, Xiaomi will hold a Xiaomi technology car launch conference. Previously, Lei Jun revealed that this conference will only release technology, not products.

big company

OpenAI competitor Anthropic expects annualized revenue to reach $850 million next year

According to The Information, citing people familiar with the matter, OpenAI's competitor Anthropic, an AI startup backed by Amazon and Google, expects its annual revenue to exceed $850 million by the end of 2024.

Anthropic has told some investors that it has annualized revenue of $100 million and expects to hit $500 million by the end of 2024, but it's unclear why the latest forecast is so much higher.

The new forecast comes as Anthropic aggressively presses forward with plans to raise about $750 million from Menlo Ventures and other investors, valuing it at a pre-money valuation of $15 billion, at least for an early funding round in 2023. three times.

Musk’s xAI adopts a special corporate structure to prioritize its impact on society

According to The Information, Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup xAI will adopt a unique corporate structure and choose to register as a for-profit public benefit company in Nevada, emphasizing its positive impact on society and the environment.

This structure is similar to companies such as Anthropic, but different from OpenAI's corporate structure. xAI's overall goal is to "have a material positive impact on society as a whole and the environment," with a commitment to prioritizing all stakeholders, not just shareholders.

xAI is required by Nevada law to be externally evaluated annually on its performance of its social and environmental commitments and to publish an annual report outlining its impact on the public.

Apple Watch sales ban temporarily halted by US appeals court

According to Bloomberg, Apple has successfully appealed against the International Trade Commission’s sales ban on Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, and the U.S. Court of Appeals requested a suspension of the sales ban on Apple’s latest smartwatches.

The sales ban is part of an ongoing patent infringement dispute over blood oxygen sensing-related technology. Masimo, an American medical technology company, filed a lawsuit against Apple, accusing it of patent infringement on its blood oxygen sensing technology.

Apple had previously requested to postpone the implementation of the ITC's ban on the Apple Series 9 and Ultra 2 series of watches. Apple proposed extending the moratorium while it appeals, and the court gave the ITC until January 10 to respond.

It is worth mentioning that Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are currently back on sale in some Apple retail stores in the United States, and all stores will return to stock by December 30, local time.

Additionally, Apple will likely be able to sell Apple Watch models through most of January, and possibly longer, depending on the court's ruling.

Tesla underreports number of factory robot attacks on workers

According to the "Daily Mail", an incident report showed that an engineer at Tesla's Texas Gigafactory in the United States was attacked by a robot used to grab and move newly cast aluminum car parts in 2021.

Tesla allegedly concealed the number of times workers were attacked by robots at its factory in Texas over the past year or two.

A lawyer representing Tesla factory workers recently revealed that the number of injuries at the factory was undercounted and said Tesla failed to report accidents to regulators in order to obtain better tax benefits.

Previously, The Information reported that one out of every 21 employees at the Tesla factory in Texas was injured on the job.

New product

Honor Magic6 series mobile phones are officially announced to be equipped with Hongyan satellite communication technology

On December 27, Honor officially announced that the Honor Magic6 series flagship new product and MagicOS 8.0 launch conference will be held from January 10th to 11th.

Honor officials said that the Honor Magic6 series will usher in three key technological breakthroughs and reconstruct mobile phone satellite communication solutions, allowing more consumers to experience the ubiquitous connection fun of satellite communications.

Li Kun, product manager of Honor mobile phones, issued a statement saying that the Hongyan satellite communication equipped on the Honor Magic6 series is a new, better and technical solution that benefits the industry.

The warm-up poster shows that the Honor Magic6 series has three major features: smaller size, faster connection, and lower power consumption, and supports calls and text messages.

Earlier this month, blogger @digitalchat.com broke the news that the Honor Magic6 series uses a central double-hole four-curve screen. The standard and Pro versions may have a circular camera Deco design, similar to the Magic5 lens arrangement + Mate X5’s cutout. Edge design combination. The "Super Large Cup" model adopts a square-within-a-circle design + trimmed edges, and has a new Porsche design.

iQOO Neo9 series officially released

Yesterday, the iQOO Neo9 series was officially released. The price of iQOO Neo9 starts at 2,299 yuan, and the price of iQOO Neo9 Pro starts at 2,999 yuan.

It is reported that the iQOO Neo9 series uses a nuclear boat architecture to miniaturize 382 structural components in the machine, saving 8.7% of space. The entire series weighs less than 200g, and the glass back cover is as thin as 7.99mm.

In terms of performance, the standard version of iQOO Neo9 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, while the Pro version is equipped with Dimensity 9300 processor.

Thanks to the exclusive Unfair Scheduling 2.0 and the optimization of smoothness in complex scenes, iQOO Neo9 Pro is able to achieve a stable frame rate of 59.4 frames in half an hour in two heavy load scenarios: open world mobile games and voice calls.

Based on OriginOS 4, the iQOO Neo9 series is the first batch to be equipped with the self-developed blue heart large model. In addition, the iQOO Neo9 series also supports large-volume X-axis linear motors, enclosed three-dimensional dual speakers, Wi-Fi 7, full-scene NFC and infrared remote control and other functions.

Ji Krypton 007 officially released, priced from 209,900 yuan

More than a month after its debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show, Jikrypton 007 was finally officially released, with a starting price of 209,900 yuan.

Equipped with the 8295 computing platform, Jikrypton 007 joins Jikrypton’s in-vehicle artificial intelligence KR GPT for the first time; the 35.5-inch AR-HUD and 15-inch OLED sunflower central control screen have an excellent look and feel.

007 is equipped with NVIDIA Orin smart driving chip as standard, equipped with 1 lidar, 12 cameras and 5 millimeter wave radars, and will be the first to launch the NZP high-end smart driving solution developed by Jikrypton. A commuting mode that can memorize routes will also be launched in June next year.

In terms of power, Jikrypton 007 comes standard with an 800V architecture and a silicon carbide high-performance rear motor with a maximum power of 310kW. The rear-wheel drive model can reach 100km/h in 5.4 seconds, and the four-wheel drive model can reach 100km/h in 2.84 seconds.

In terms of battery life, the entry-level version 007 equipped with a BRICS battery has a CLTC cruising range of 688km, and the long-lasting version is as high as 870km. With JiKrypton 800V high-voltage fast charging, it can replenish energy for 610 kilometers in 15 minutes.

 NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang: Lifelong learning, do your best

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently shared his life experience and workplace insights when attending the China-American Semiconductor Association (CASPA), and gave his life advice: lifelong learning, do your best.

Huang Renxun believes that from the early days of being a waiter at Denny's restaurant, to working at AMD and LSI Logic, and later founding NVIDIA, he loved every stage of his work and strived to do his best.

"I love everything I do, whether it's washing dishes or cleaning the bathroom. I'm always the best at those jobs. No one cleans better than me. I love what I do. Every job, including cleaning toilets at Denny's."

In addition, Huang Renxun also shared his habit of not wearing a watch. In Huang Renxun's view, he rarely pursues anything else. Only by devoting himself wholeheartedly to the present can he truly enjoy work and life.

new consumption

Three major e-commerce platforms fully embrace "refund only"

Recently, Taobao issued a public notice regarding changes to the "Taobao Platform Dispute Handling Rules".

The notice mentioned that Taobao, based on its own big data capabilities and through comprehensive evaluation based on multi-dimensional information, initiates after-sales for buyers that meet the above-mentioned relevant circumstances, and directly supports quick returns and refunds or only refunds.

The outside world generally interprets this regulation as a change measure made by Taobao to follow the footsteps of Pinduoduo. In addition, JD.com has also revised its after-sales and transaction dispute handling policies, adding a new user-only refund standard for transaction disputes.

In other words, the three major domestic e-commerce platforms will fully join the "refund only" camp.

McDonald's China prices increase for some products

Recently, according to Jiemian News, taking into account changes in operating costs, McDonald's China stated that it will adjust the prices of some products, with an average increase of about 3%, and has clearly marked the prices on each ordering channel.

It is reported that the prices of most burger snacks have increased by 0.5 yuan to 2 yuan. For example, in some stores, the "pan-roasted chicken drumstick set meal" has increased from 34 yuan to 34.5 yuan, the "McFragrant chicken set meal" has increased from 25 yuan to 27 yuan, and the spicy wheat The price of chicken wings has increased from 13.5 yuan to 14 yuan.

In recent years, McDonald's has adjusted the prices of its products in the Chinese market almost every year. Regarding the reasons for price increases in the past few times, McDonald's explained that it was "changes in raw materials and operating costs."

Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Italian Camo" Returns Next Year

As a classic shoe released in 2011, the Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Italian Camo" returns for the first time in 13 years.

The Nike Kobe 6 Protro "Italian Camo" features a camouflage pattern on the upper, with color schemes inspired by Italy's vineyards, mountains and coastlines. The camouflage pattern is paired with red Swoosh embellishments, and the colors are a combination of black, khaki and olive.

It is reported that the shoes will be on sale at designated Nike Basketball retail stores and the SNKRS platform on April 13, with a retail price of US$190 (1347.46 yuan).

BEAMS and Tailor Toyo launch MLB team Yokosuka jacket

BEAMS and Tailor Toyo announced the collaboration to launch a new Yokosuka jacket series, inspired by many popular MLB teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, etc.

This series uses acetate fabric with a strong retro atmosphere, combining sports style with the design details of Yokosuka jackets, while retaining a unique luster.

In addition to the exquisite embroidered team logo, this series also cleverly incorporates local representative elements such as the Statue of Liberty, the stadium, and the Brooklyn Bridge, giving it a unique style.

The BEAMS x Tailor Toyo joint series will be officially launched in BEAMS Japan on January 2, 2024.

good-looking

Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in "Parasite", dies

According to Yonhap News Agency yesterday, South Korean actor Lee Sun-kyun, who starred in the Oscar-winning film "Parasite", passed away at the age of 48.

It is reported that Lee Sun-kyun was found dead in a car near Wolong Park in Jongno District, Seoul. There were traces of fast-burning carbon at the scene. His wife Quan Huizhen said that her husband left something like a suicide note.

Earlier, Lee Sun Kyun was investigated by the Korean police many times for suspected drug abuse.

"Doctor Who" new season trailer revealed

According to @watchHollywood, the trailer for the new season of "Doctor Who" has been revealed.

Following the latest Christmas special episode, the new/15th Doctor played by Shuti Gatwa and Ruby played by Millie Gibson were introduced, and a new adventure is about to begin.

The vertical screen movie "Firework World" will be released on January 13

The vertical-screen quasi-vertical film "Fireworks World" was announced today and will be released in theaters across the country on January 13.

According to reports, the protagonists of the film are 509 ordinary people like you and me, showing a portrait of contemporary Chinese people who have left their hometowns and worked hard on the front lines of social production.

They experience the heat and cold of life in the fields, in factories, during transportation, and among steel and concrete. Although the regions and occupations vary widely, their common expectation is to return home and reunite: only the joys and sorrows are worth year after year.

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