Disappointed that the presentation didn’t wait for the M2 Mac? Foreign media: Apple is preparing to push M2 and M2 Pro chips

Apple held its first new product launch this year in the early morning of the 9th Taiwan time. Originally, the outside world expected to see M2 chips and new Mac products equipped with M2 chips, but Apple only launched the M1 Ultra chip, the last M1 series chip, and launched new Mac products. Series Mac Studio.

The Mac Studio is basically based on the Mac mini, so after the Mac Studio was announced there was some speculation that the Mac mini product was coming to an end? “9to5mac” reported that the advent of Mac Studio does not mean that the Mac mini series will be abandoned, and now Apple is developing a new Mac mini, which will launch two versions in the future, equipped with M2 and M2 Pro chips.

M2 Mac mini
“9to5mac” reported that the new Mac mini Apple codenamed “J473”, one of which will be equipped with the M2 chip, which will also carry Apple’s next entry-level Mac and iPad series products. The M2 chip will be the first major upgrade to the M-series chips since Apple launched the M1 chip in 2020.

The M1 chip was originally developed based on the A14 bionic chip, and the M2 was based on the A15 bionic chip, codenamed “Staten”; the M2 will use the same 8-core CPU as the M1 chip, but with a more powerful 10-core GPU.

“9to5mac” pointed out that the development of the M2 Mac mini is nearing completion and is expected to be launched later this year.

M2 Pro Mac mini
Rumors indicate that Apple is expected to launch a high-end Mac mini equipped with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips; however, after the launch of Mac Studio, the high-end Mac mini plan may be halted.

But the new Mac mini may not only have the M2 chip version in the future. “9to5mac” believes that in addition to the M2 Mac mini, Apple will also launch the M2 Pro Mac mini. As for the M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips, Apple has no plans to launch them.

The strongest little monster iPhone SE 3’s initial running scores exposed, the performance is close to the iPhone 13

Apple launched the iPhone SE 3, the cheapest 5G iPhone, which retains the physical Touch ID button like the previous generation, but is equipped with the latest A15 chip and 4GB of memory.

According to the initial Geekbench test, although the iPhone SE 3 has a smaller battery than the iPhone 13, the benchmark results are quite similar. The SE 3 scored 1,695 points in single-core and 4,021 points in multi-core, and the iPhone 13 scored 1,672 points and 4,481 points in single-core and multi-core running. Although there are subtle differences, you may not notice them when you use them, so the iPhone SE 3 has also been described as a “little beast” by foreign media.

Apple pointed out that compared with the previous generation, the A15 chip makes the SE3’s graphics processing performance 1.2 times faster, with 1GB more memory, smoother task processing, and fewer refreshes when switching between applications, while there are more features, such as iOS 15 ” The “Text” of the camera” and the “Dictation” of the device.

The iPhone SE 3 comes in three capacities: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, and comes in three colors: Midnight, Starlight, and Red, and the same size is 4.7 inches.

In addition to carrying A15, 5G, the new iPhone SE RAM grows to 4GB

Apple launched the iPhone SE (2020) successor, the iPhone SE 3, in the early morning of the 9th; from the outside, the iPhone SE 3 and the iPhone SE (2020) are basically twin brothers, with the same 4.7-inch screen, physical Touch ID keys, etc.

However, the iPhone SE 3 has more 5G network transmission functions than the iPhone SE (2020), upgraded from the A13 bionic chip to the A15 processor, and improved battery life. Now foreign developers have discovered from the development tool Xcode 13.3 RC version, iPhone SE 3 Memory capacity is silently upgraded from 3GB to 4GB.

In the past, Xcode has been used to determine the RAM method of iPhone and iPad; if someone used Xcode to determine that the memory capacity of the iPad mini 6 has increased by 4GB compared to the previous generation.

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple is expected to launch a 30W gallium nitride charger this year

According to the latest prediction of Ming-Chi Kuo Twiiter, a well-known analyst at Chinese-funded Tianfeng Securities, Apple is preparing to launch a 30W gallium nitride charger, which is expected to have a redesigned appearance, which may be launched this year. However, Ming-Chi Kuo did not make it clear which Apple products the 30W charger will be used in.

For many consumer electronics enthusiasts, a 30W charger sounds like nothing, after all, in the Android camp, many mobile phone manufacturers continue to introduce high-wattage chargers.

But for Apple, the 30W gallium nitride charger has its meaning; because the new charger product can be used not only for the iPhone 14 series in the second half of the year, but also for the entry-level MacBook Pro, iPad Air and iPad Pro.

Apple’s first gallium nitride charger product was launched last year, a 140W USB-C charger for the 16-inch MacBook Pro; compared to traditional chargers, gallium nitride makes the charger smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient.

But Apple usually doesn’t make a big deal when it launches new chargers, but chooses to quietly appear next to new products as a foil; some foreign media believe that Apple may put a new charger next to the new iPad Air.

According to Apple’s new environmental protection policies in recent years (for example, the iPhone box is no longer attached to a charger), if you want to buy a 30W gallium nitride charger, you may have to pay for it separately.

Samsung’s 4nm did not solve the fever, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus to find TSMC foundry

Foreign technology media “wccftech” reported that after the mobile processor manufacturer Qualcomm launched the annual flagship processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, it adopted the same model as in 2021, and then launched a mobile processor with more advanced performance, which is known as Snapdragon. 8 Gen 1 Plus. Qualcomm hopes that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus mobile processor will be delivered faster to replace the current mobile processor, mainly because the foundry Samsung 4nm process is “not powerful”!

While TSMC is busy producing Apple chips at 4nm, Qualcomm has no choice but to use Samsung’s 4nm to produce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 without the spare capacity for Qualcomm. However, it is rumored that Qualcomm is negotiating with TSMC, hoping that after TSMC has finished producing chips from other manufacturers, 4nm can produce Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus for Qualcomm and launch it as soon as possible to replace Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Qualcomm hopes that the heat problem of the processor produced by TSMC’s 4-nanometer will not be improved. Even if mobile phone manufacturers seek other cooling methods to reduce processor heat, the most fundamental way is to solve heat with advanced manufacturing process. According to the exposure documents, some mobile phone manufacturers have decided to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus and more advanced components in their new mobile phones.

There is very little information about the new generation of mobile processors tentatively called Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus. It can only be speculated that the CPU core equipped with ARM Cortex-X2 and the Adreno 730 single Kryo GPU core have higher computing speed. Traditionally, a powerful successor processor is usually launched in the second half of the year, but market news is that Qualcomm hopes that the new mobile processor will be available sooner, so the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus may be launched earlier.

Galaxy S22 Ultra’s benchmark scores are released, but it still loses to the iPhone 13 Pro Max

Samsung Electronics (Samsung) launched its flagship new Galaxy S22 series for the first half of the year at 11:00 pm Taiwan time on the 9th. It is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU and claims to be the most powerful model in the current Android camp; According to data from the benchmarking platform Geekbench 5, the performance of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22+ is still inferior to the iPhone 13 Pro Max, which was launched by Apple last year and is equipped with an A15 bionic chip.

Compared with Samsung’s own previous generation, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chip, this year’s Galaxy S22 Ultra’s multi-core performance has improved by about 9%, and the single-core score has improved by 13%. And in the GFXBench graphics benchmark, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is a 20% or more improvement over the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

However, according to the results posted by “PCMag”, the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s Geekbench 5 scores are 3433 points for multi-core and 1232 points for single-core, which has already won other Android phones on the market; Compared with the iPhone 13 Pro Max’s multi-core 4647 points and single-core 1735 points, the Galaxy S22 Ultra still lags behind the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

iOS 15.4 updates the shortcut function, no longer pops up notifications when executing

iOS 15.4 Beta has updated the shortcut function, adding a “Notify When Run” option, so that the iPhone can start the shortcut command without a pop-up notification.

The iOS shortcut function provides a more automated experience for iPhone users. When the user executes the shortcut command, a notification will pop up at the top of the screen to display the running application shortcut. If a Safari shortcut is executed, a notification with the Safari icon and shortcut name will pop up. Although the notification will only be displayed for a few seconds and has little impact on users, many people think that it is unnecessary to block the screen.

Foreign developer Florian Bürger uploads a video using iPhone shortcuts, and Bürger lock screen can directly open third-party camera applications with the launch camera gesture, without entering the home page to activate.

Bürger refers to the new feature of iOS 15.4 Beta, which adds a “Notify When Run” option to shortcuts. If users turn off the option, they can let the iPhone execute shortcut commands under the hidden notification. So Bürger’s iPhone can directly open third-party camera apps through shortcuts without pop-up notifications, just like the phone directly launches the app.

Silent version of AirTag was sold on eBay and Etsy, raising questions about its usefulness

A silent version of the AirTag is being sold on eBay and Etsy for $77.50, but not for illegal stalking.

The Silent AirTag is a modified version of the original $29 AirTag that was sold on eBay and Etsy for $77.50. The seller cut a hole under the AirTag’s battery and disconnected the buzzer so it could not make a sound.

Some people think the modified Silent AirTag can be used to track people and question the seller’s intentions. eBay sellers also said before the item was taken down that the Silent AirTag could help track objects by avoiding the attention of thieves. Another seller stated that the decision to modify the AirTag was an unavoidable one, saying that the Silent AirTag could be used on bicycles, pets and power tools to meet the needs of different users. He says his main revenue from Etsy is generated by selling a modified, thin version of the AirTag that fits inconspicuously in his wallet.

In the past, AirTags have been used for stalking purposes, and a female model was charged with stalking after she was followed for hours with an AirTag in January and an investigation found the man had placed the AirTag on his car.

iOS 15.3 urgent push to fix a security vulnerability, is it worth updating?

Every iOS update is a tangled thing, if it is a beta version is fine, the average user can simply ignore. But the official version, many people are willing to upgrade. But now there is a problem, every time a new version of iOS after the upgrade, will be accompanied by some new problems. It is difficult for some old users to decide for a while.

Apple releases iOS 15.3 with a slew of bug fixes and security updates |  Macworld

Recently iOS 15.3 was officially pushed out, if you are still struggling to upgrade, maybe you will have an answer after looking at the feedback from the first users.

Before this version, the iPhone 13 series encountered a screen problem, that is, users feed back the situation of the pink screen. The response from Apple customer service was to upgrade the system to the latest version. After the pink screen issue appeared, Apple quickly launched iOS 15.3, which seems to be a major factor to fix the bugs.

After upgrading iOS 15.3, many users said the pink screen disappeared, while some users replaced the non-original screen, there is no longer prompted by non-original verification. It seems that the pink screen is really a software problem.

Apple has released iOS 15.3, here's what's new

In addition to fixing the pink screen problem, the other is to fix some messy vulnerabilities and bugs. the big aspects include updated child protection features, legacy contact description updates, and fixing a major vulnerability in Safari 15. One of the vulnerabilities in Safari could cause malicious websites to directly read users’ IndexedDB database and obtain their web browsing information, resulting in theft of personal information and web browsing history.

Overall, the perception of the experience is not very strong, it’s still the same smooth iOS 15, but this update fixes a lot of minor issues and makes the experience better.

Apple iOS 15.3 Release: Should You Upgrade?

So is iOS 15.3 worth upgrading? My personal recommendation is to upgrade. The main reason is that this version involves some security vulnerabilities, so security is not a trivial matter. If it is the last few years of the model or silently upgrade it.

iPhone SE3 new machine more news exposure, SE2 fate tragic degraded to 20 USD machine

Previously, many people speculated that the new iPhone SE would be named iPhone SE3, but recently an industry insider gave a new answer. This new model can be called “iPhone SE+ 5G”. Many people speculate that the “+” here refers to performance. More powerful, “5G” means support for 5G networks. The relevant regulatory model has appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission’s database. The iPhone SE has three models, namely A2595, A2783 and A2784.

iPhone SE 3 display specs tipped via a new leak

It is worth mentioning that, due to the exposure of the new iPhone SE3, the price of iPhone SE2 continues to go down, and there is even a price collapse. According to Sina Technology, the iPhone SE2 was sold for only $20 in the latest edition of the e-commerce platform “yeedee.com.cn”, which not only set a new low price since the launch of the machine, but also a new low price record in the history of smartphone prices.

At the product level, combined with information previously predicted by Ming-Chi Kuo and Mark Gurman, this new iPhone SE looks and feels the same as the iPhone SE 2, retaining Touch ID fingerprint recognition and a single rear camera. The main upgrades are A15, 4GB RAM, 12 megapixels, and Night View mode.

Apple's Cheap iPhone SE 2 Might Be Dropping Very Soon

As for the price, with reference to the price rise and fall of iPhone 13 series, the starting price of iPhone SE+ 5G in China is expected to reach within 3000 RMB (460 USD). Nowadays, there are fewer and fewer phones with LCD screens. With LCD, A series chip and 5G, the new iPhone SE can still attract a lot of people. Some analysts believe that it is expected to attract 1 billion Android phone users. Switch to Apple phone. Exploder Ross Young also revealed that the 5.7-inch or even 6.1-inch larger screen iPhone SE has been brought forward to 2023.