We start our new Insider Data Survey with two posts of direct relevance to Apple. First, let's talk about rumors regarding the company's smartphone shipments in the future. One analyst says the package will become even easier. We will immediately discuss the data on the cost and equipment of the American manufacturer's AR glasses. Then let's take a look at the characteristics of the new AMD chipsets. In the end, we will find out the technical nuances of the yet unannounced Sony Alpha ZV-1 camera.
Apple to simplify iPhone shipping package
Readers have probably noticed for a long time that Apple is being modest when bundling its smartphones. Her iPhone 11 comes with an inefficient 5W charger, while the Chinese even budget devices come with fast chargers.
The boxes with the iPhone 11 Pro are packed with 18W adapters, which is also not enough for a device of this level, and most importantly, of this price category.
It would seem that now is the time to think about this issue and start equipping your iPhones with more modern accessories. However, the well-known analyst Min-Chi Kuo says that the Yabloko players intend to act exactly the opposite.
The expert claims that Apple this year's model (iPhone 12) will no longer be equipped with branded wired EarPods. It is worth noting that many manufacturers have done this before. Therefore, such a step seems logical.
Experts believe that Americans just want to earn more. Many companies, including Apple, have suffered serious losses amid the coronavirus pandemic. IPhone 12 users will be forced to purchase headphones to listen to music files.
Ming-Chi Kuo thinks that this will lead to a noticeable increase in sales of AirPods and AirPods Pro wireless headphones. Prior to that, he assumed that these accessories will be sold at least 80 million copies this year, but then revised his forecast upward. He now estimates there will be at least 93 million accessories sold.
At the same time, it is possible that the release of the new iPhone line will be delayed. Previously, new items were announced in September. In 2020, the release will take place no earlier than October-November.
Through the efforts of an insider, the cost of Apple Glass AR glasses and equipment features became known
A video from network informant John Prosser has appeared on the network, in which he talks about Apple smart glasses with augmented reality functions. According to him, the headset serves only as a point of collection and display of information, and all data processing takes place on the iPhone.
The accessory connects to a mobile device via a wireless interface, as is the case with the Apple Watch.
An insider claims that the gadget costs $ 499. However, for users, its price may be higher. This is due to the presence of various taxes, fees, as well as the addition of other factors that are not mentioned.
Prosser claims to have seen a prototype. It supposedly has a plastic frame.
It is possible that the final version of the product will receive a metal case.
The right lens of the glasses is equipped with a LiDAR scanner, there are no more cameras and sensors there. It is also said that Apple Glass will receive wireless charging.
Some features of the model are now known. She will be able to overlay virtual elements and other graphics on the real world around the user. Thus, the user will be able to receive information about physical objects and places near them. For this, the capabilities of the ARKit program and other technologies will be used.
It talks about the possibility of gesture control of glasses and the use of the Starboard user interface, which outputs data to both lenses.
Insiders also claim that the device will be able to scan proprietary QR codes.
When the gadget announces the spanking is not clear. Before that, there was information that this will take place in 2021, but due to a drop in productivity, the dates were postponed. It is possible that sales of AR glasses will begin in 2022.
AMD Zen 3 Chipset Specifications Revealed
Through the efforts of Igor'sLAB, some characteristics of early AMD Vermeer multi-threaded processors built on the Zen 3 architecture using the 7nm process technology have appeared on the network.
We are talking about two CPU models with 8 and 16 cores. The first operates at a clock frequency of 3.8 to 4.4 GHz, or 4.0 to 4.6 GHz. The 16-core sample ranged from 3.7 to 4.6 GHz.
The chipsets are expected to hit the market no earlier than the last decade of this year.
The manufacturer has declassified the data of its new camera
Sony has posted a teaser on the Internet that predicts the imminent appearance of the Alpha ZV-1 camera on the market.
It is known that Zeiss specialists took an active part in its creation. The developers hope that the novelty will arouse the interest of bloggers filming, including in motion and in open space. The windshield of the microphone contributes to this.
The device will receive a movable color display for shooting control. A massive recording start button, one-touch bokeh function activation and object auto detection were placed on the top of the case. Front mounted 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens with 20MP inch sensor.
In addition, the camera is equipped with a built-in ND filter and autofocus, which Sony calls EyeAF.
How much the new product from Japanese developers will cost has not yet been announced.
The Topic of Article: Insider # 8.05: bundling of new iPhones; Apple Glass; AMD Zen 3 processors; Sony Alpha ZV-1.