Xiaomi and Apple Threatens Tesla With 2024 EV Vaporware

Smartphone giant Xiaomi is hiring many positions for its electric vehicle unit and for its autonomous driving project. Xiaomi is targeting its first car model to market within three years (around 2024). BYD and Xiaomi are in discussions to form a strategic partnership. “BYD will support the development of Xiaomi in the automotive business in …

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Apple M2 on 5 Nanometer Plus Process and A16 at 4 Nanometer

Taiwan Semiconductor will be mass-producing Apple’s new M2 chip in July for use in MacBooks for the second half of 2021. The M2 will eventually be used in other Mac and Apple devices beyond the MacBook. The new chipset is produced by key Apple supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s largest contract chipmaker, using …

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Micro OLED Displays for Better Augmented Reality

Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to develop advanced micro OLED display technology. Micro OLED will be useful for augmented reality devices. The new displays will be built directly onto wafers. They will be far thinner and smaller and use less power. They are at the trial production stage. It will take several …

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Buzz Around Apple Self-Driving Car

Taiwan Tech News Site DigiTimes reports that Apple is working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), on self-driving chip technology. Apple and TSMC have reportedly established plans for a factory to produce Apple Car chips in the USA and are currently negotiating with upstream and downstream supplies in the automotive electronics supply chain. Digitimes also …

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Apple Will Privacy Improvement Will Cut Facebook Ad Revenue

The Apple iOS 14 operating system will require apps to ask users for permission to collect and share data using Apple’s device identifier. Facebook will not collect the identifier for advertisers (IDFA) on our own apps on iOS 14 devices. The identifier was critical for Facebook targeting its audience network ads. Facebook says the Apple …

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Google Assistant Leading in Voice Device Market

Google has over 1 billion installed voice assistants while Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana and Baidu DeurOS have about 400-500 million installed assistants. Apple Siri is mainly used with iPhone. This is according to Techcrunch. Google also leads with 500 million monthly active users and is followed by Apple with 375 million active users. Other data …

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Late in 2020 or in 2021 Apple and Microsoft Should Pass Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is currently the most valuable company in the world. They have a stock price of 32.9 riyal. The value of the Riyal is pegged to the US dollar at 0.27 dollars to one Riyal. Saudi Aramco is worth $1.78 trillion. Apple is currently at $1.59 trillion Microsoft is $1.53 trillion Amazon is at …

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Apple Will Start Selling Macs Using Apple Made ARM Chips Starting in 2020Q4

Reports from Bloomberg and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is Apple will announce the first ARM processor at WWDC, and that the first Mac models to feature ARM CPUs will be a next-generation 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and a new redesigned iMac. The Mac models will offer performance improvements of 50-100% over Intel predecessors. The transition timeline proposed …

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All iPhones and Android Phones Will Be Able Interoperate for COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Apple and Google will be launching a comprehensive solution that includes application programming interfaces (APIs) and operating system-level technology to assist in enabling contact tracing. Given the urgent need, the plan is to implement this solution in two steps while maintaining strong protections around user privacy. 1. In May, both companies will release APIs that …

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