But the nature in Abkhazia is amazing. Beauty and wonders at every turn. For example, right next to the track, a hot spring springs from the ground. The water temperature is exactly 40 degrees. And the mountains with waterfalls capture the imagination. Like numerous fruit trees: tangerines, pomegranates, persimmons. And the comrades in the room were waiting for a small scorpion, which they killed before I rode with a camera and a mission to save rare species.

Abkhazia is a tiny country, so local operators managed, it seems, to close the entire territory by 90% with mobile communications. To some extent, an amazing feeling when you climbed deep into the mountains, and you are still surrounded by high-quality 4G coverage.

The output is simple. You have to go to Abkhazia or drive a car, or go hiking in the mountains. You don't have to wait for service and restaurant food. Well, when crossing the border, returning to your homeland, you can be glad that you live in such a glorious and comfortable country like Russia.

Table of Contents

  • Short line
  • Jony Ive and Ferrari
  • Tablet from Nokia
  • LeEco returns
  • Where is the new design?
  • Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than the iPhone 12
  • What is the innovation?

Short line

Jony Ive and Ferrari

Jony Ive and his design studio LoveFrom have partnered with Ferrari. Details are scarce and extremely stingy. Rumor has it that the brand is going to introduce the first electric car and decided to involve Mr. Quince. Apparently, believing that he could help with the interfaces of the new sports car. This makes sense, as there has been news of a partnership with Airbnb before, where Mr. Ive was supposed to update the visual component.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Tablet from Nokia

Nokia scheduled a presentation for October 6, and a week before the event, it invites journalists to show something under the NDA.

Judging by the picture from the official Twitter, we will be shown a tablet called T20. It's rumored to be a 10.46-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You should not expect a top chipset. Recently, HMD has been playing steadily in the mainstream segment. Probably, the tablet will receive Snapdragon 480G. The price will be about 20-24 thousand rubles (probably!).

It is interesting not only to find out the details, but also to understand why Nokia decided to make a tablet. Most of the company's smartphones are aimed at small and medium-sized companies. It is likely that cafes and meeting rooms in offices will want a tablet.

Another point is that the trends in the tablet market show that the most promising niche is tablets for productive work, the purpose of which is to replace ultrabooks. So the main questions are whether the keyboard will be presented, whether there will be special modes of operation. I think you will agree that just a tablet on pure Android looks boring.

Return of LeEco

It was recently said that the company is returning with TVs. And on September 27, a presentation of the S1 smartphone took place in China.

The target audience of the new smartphone was couriers, taxi drivers, schoolchildren and the elderly.

The smartphone runs on a 5G chipset Unisoc Tiger T7510 (12 nm) - 243859 points in the AnTuTu 8 benchmark. Battery 4900 mAh.

There is only one reason why I decided to mention the smartphone of this brand. LeEco says that the S1 is a smartphone that is completely made from parts developed by Chinese companies. Chipset, memory, drive, screen, body materials - everything is made using our own technologies. It is quite logical that the smartphone works on Huawei HMS Core.

Thus, if the US decides to completely cut off China from Western technology, the Chinese will still be able to create their own smartphone that supports 5G.

Thus, China has once again proved that it can be completely self-sufficient and independent. Yes, obviously, LeEco S1 is inferior to modern Android flagships. But the trouble is the beginning.

The new smartphone changes the balance of power. Now the US should be afraid of losing the Chinese market.

For example, it could be like this. The other day there was news that China was concerned about carbon dioxide emissions and, in order to reduce the amount of emissions, is going to turn off large production sites that fulfill orders for Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm and Tesla. What is happening is called planned shutdowns. Explaining that at the moment this is the only way to reduce emissions.

Where are the innovations in the new iPhone 13

Initially, I did not intend to touch on the topic of new iPhones at all, but I am saddened by the lack of an attempt to systematically comprehend new models on the sites I have viewed.

When I read some of the material, I get the impression that very stupid and greedy people work at Apple, and for many years Jewellery Sets in Rwanda chainsaws tearing branches under them. It’s just that luck smiled at them, and the bough is so thick that it doesn’t give in, despite all their efforts.

It seems to me that, unlike many other companies, Apple has a very powerful strategic thinking. I am sure that back in the iPhone 6 era, Apple understood what the iPhone 10 would look like. The company thinks and plans for years to come, not only in terms of technology, but also social trends.

Where is the new design?

For a long time, Apple had a stable wave system of short and long cycle updates. The short cycle looked like this. A new model with a numerical name, the next year the letter "s" is added to the figure while maintaining the same design. For example, iPhone 6, then iPhone 6s.

The long cycle took 4 years and was mainly related to design. Every 4 years, Apple introduced a radical new, but still consistent design. Perhaps one could even say that Apple exploits the idea of ​​sharp and rounded edges. iPhone 3G - sloping edges, iPhone 4 - sharp edges, iPhone 6 - sloping edges, iPhone X - sharp edges.

Theoretically, we can expect a new "rounded" design from the iPhone 14. But let's talk about the iPhone 13.

First, as you can see from the picture above, Apple extended the cycle. The iPhone 13 is the 5th model in the same design series. Although, logically, the iPhone 13 should have been the first model of an updated design generation. However, this did not happen.

At the same time, the iPhone 13 is minimally different from the iPhone 12. In this case, it would be more correct and logical to use the letter “s” in the name, rather than a separate number. However, 13 is an unlucky number. In the US, for example, many homes don't even have floor number 13. For example, major elevator manufacturer OTIS notes that 85% of buildings in the US that use the company's elevators don't have a 13th floor.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Sounds like bullshit, but maybe Apple decided it wasn't a good idea to start a new generation with an unlucky number. As they say, technology is technology, but why anger otherworldly forces.

Another reason for the extended design cycle could be that Jony Ive left the company. The designer left in 2019 after the launch of the iPhone 11. Given the rumors that the last year and a half before leaving the company, Mr. Ive was in a certain creative crisis and rarely drove his Bentley to work, it is likely that the new generation of design was not completely ready. And Apple decided to take an extra year to "drive" all the options.

Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than those of the iPhone 12

Apple understands that the iPhone 13 line will be less successful than the iPhone 12.

Here we should start with the fact that if you look at the sales results, it is easy to see that in key markets - the United States and China (especially China) - there is a tendency when the first models of the series sell better, and models with the letter “s” enjoy less demand. There can be many interpretations here. For example, in China, the iPhone is still a status product, so you need to buy a phone so that everyone understands that you have a new model.

In any case, all theories can be reduced to the concept that the new design sells better than the old one.

In meetings with investors, Tim Cook never said anything like that, preferring to explain the weak sales of "s" versions in China by political, social and economic reasons.

Perhaps Apple finally decided to deal with this problem and are now experimenting. This is the reason why we have an iPhone 13 and not an iPhone 12s.

And yet, Apple suspects that it will not be possible to solve all problems with one number in the name, but it is still important to show high-quality sales.

For this reason, Apple began simultaneous sales of all four models in the line. If you remember, the iPhone X went on sale much later than the iPhone 8 presented with it. And in the case of the iPhone 12, the top version of Pro Max began to be sold 2 months after the announcement.

What is the innovation?

This year, perhaps, everyone is unanimous in the question that the new line turned out to be rather weak in terms of "imaging" and innovation. I specifically waited for the reviews in the hope that maybe I missed something at the presentation. But no, really boring. However, if smartphones were called 12s, then there would be no questions.

However, there are a number of details worth paying attention to.

  • Apple abandoned the narrative of how the A15 Bionic chipset outperforms the A14. The company rather sparingly indicated that it has the fastest chipset in the world. Benchmarks showed that the performance of the new chipset increased by 20%. However, Apple decided, apparently, not to highlight this moment, since they did not figure out why such performance is needed.
  • It is also clear that the company has focused on battery life when creating the new chipset. The Apple website has a handy tool for comparing all models. Notice how battery life has increased when watching videos over the Internet. Considering that the smartphones (13 and 12) are almost identical, it is clear that Apple has managed to curb power consumption. Fully, of course, it was impossible to highlight such a presentation at the presentation. Since I would have to sign that the iPhone 12 is, to put it mildly, bad.
  • What big cameras do the new iPhone 13 Pro Max have, right? Here I’ll just note in a short line that Apple seems to be the only manufacturer who correctly develops the “Pro” postscript. Professionalism lies in the cinematic and macro mode. Indeed, these are features for photography enthusiasts.
  • It's curious that Dxomark's ratings are so high on the new iPhone 13 Pro. However, the objectivity of the rating raises questions. How can you rate an iPhone and miss the Samsung S21 Ultra? (Note: as I was corrected in the comments, the S21 Ultra scored 123 points, which is even lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has 126 points. A - Objectivity)
  • Cinematography and macro, improved autonomy and 1 TB drive, 120 Hz screen - we still have more work to fix the bugs than a full-fledged new version.
  • iFixit has already taken apart a new smartphone. The main conclusion: the new iPhones have enhanced the protective software component, aimed at preventing repairs not in authorized service centers. For users, this is a minus, but for an authorized business, it is a fat plus. Apple aims to bind everyone.

I don't want to get into prophecy, but in connection with the release of the iPhone 13 line, I got the impression that Apple is in a certain creative crisis. However, the company has another year to hit the venerable audience again. Another point that is still not clear why. The flexible screen and under-screen cameras are not yet of the quality to be used in the iPhone. What do you think? Will the iPhone 13 line become the highest point after which the decline will begin?

#Echo139. iPhone 13 - Apple crisis or a clear plan?

I took sick leave last week, so there was no article. Some of the materials from the unfinished last week's article migrated to this one. I'm sorry, but I think it's still worth sharing and discussing.

I visited Formula 1 last weekend, and before that, my comrades and I had a spontaneous idea to rent a car and rush around Abkhazia. Well, the Sukhumi churchkhela immediately struck me, deleting a day and a half from my life. It seems that even in India I was not so sad. The only thing that pleases me is that it grabbed and let go.

Abkhazia made an indelible impression. And not even by the fact that passengers are dropped off in Sukhum in front of the central station, from which only the skeleton remains, and in general the city looks as if the war ended yesterday.

In Abkhazia, it seemed to me that I returned to the 90s / early 2000s. Yes, and cars on the street are mostly of those days (I rented a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan). There are regular power outages across the country. Cafes usually allow you to eat what you have, not what you want. And on the beach, when you look at the vacationers, you get the feeling of the 90s.

But the nature in Abkhazia is amazing. Beauty and wonders at every turn. For example, right next to the track, a hot spring springs from the ground. The water temperature is exactly 40 degrees. And the mountains with waterfalls capture the imagination. Like numerous fruit trees: tangerines, pomegranates, persimmons. And the comrades in the room were waiting for a small scorpion, which they killed before I rode with a camera and a mission to save rare species.

Abkhazia is a tiny country, so local operators managed, it seems, to close the entire territory by 90% with mobile communications. To some extent, an amazing feeling when you climbed deep into the mountains, and you are still surrounded by high-quality 4G coverage.

The output is simple. You have to go to Abkhazia or drive a car, or go hiking in the mountains. You don't have to wait for service and restaurant food. Well, when crossing the border, returning to your homeland, you can be glad that you live in such a glorious and comfortable country like Russia.

Table of Contents

  • Short line
  • Jony Ive and Ferrari
  • Tablet from Nokia
  • LeEco returns
  • Where is the new design?
  • Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than the iPhone 12
  • What is the innovation?

Short line

Jony Ive and Ferrari

Jony Ive and his design studio LoveFrom have partnered with Ferrari. Details are scarce and extremely stingy. Rumor has it that the brand is going to introduce the first electric car and decided to involve Mr. Quince. Apparently, believing that he could help with the interfaces of the new sports car. This makes sense, as there has been news of a partnership with Airbnb before, where Mr. Ive was supposed to update the visual component.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Tablet from Nokia

Nokia scheduled a presentation for October 6, and a week before the event, it invites journalists to show something under the NDA.

Judging by the picture from the official Twitter, we will be shown a tablet called T20. It's rumored to be a 10.46-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You should not expect a top chipset. Recently, HMD has been playing steadily in the mainstream segment. Probably, the tablet will receive Snapdragon 480G. The price will be about 20-24 thousand rubles (probably!).

It is interesting not only to find out the details, but also to understand why Nokia decided to make a tablet. Most of the company's smartphones are aimed at small and medium-sized companies. It is likely that cafes and meeting rooms in offices will want a tablet.

Another point is that the trends in the tablet market show that the most promising niche is tablets for productive work, the purpose of which is to replace ultrabooks. So the main questions are whether the keyboard will be presented, whether there will be special modes of operation. I think you will agree that just a tablet on pure Android looks boring.

Return of LeEco

It was recently said that the company is returning with TVs. And on September 27, a presentation of the S1 smartphone took place in China.

The target audience of the new smartphone was couriers, taxi drivers, schoolchildren and the elderly.

The smartphone runs on a 5G chipset Unisoc Tiger T7510 (12 nm) - 243859 points in the AnTuTu 8 benchmark. Battery 4900 mAh.

There is only one reason why I decided to mention the smartphone of this brand. LeEco says that the S1 is a smartphone that is completely made from parts developed by Chinese companies. Chipset, memory, drive, screen, body materials - everything is made using our own technologies. It is quite logical that the smartphone works on Huawei HMS Core.

Thus, if the US decides to completely cut off China from Western technology, the Chinese will still be able to create their own smartphone that supports 5G.

Thus, China has once again proved that it can be completely self-sufficient and independent. Yes, obviously, LeEco S1 is inferior to modern Android flagships. But the trouble is the beginning.

The new smartphone changes the balance of power. Now the US should be afraid of losing the Chinese market.

For example, it could be like this. The other day there was news that China was concerned about carbon dioxide emissions and, in order to reduce the amount of emissions, is going to turn off large production sites that fulfill orders for Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm and Tesla. What is happening is called planned shutdowns. Explaining that at the moment this is the only way to reduce emissions.

Where are the innovations in the new iPhone 13

Initially, I did not intend to touch on the topic of new iPhones at all, but I am saddened by the lack of an attempt to systematically comprehend new models on the sites I have viewed.

When I read some of the material, I get the impression that very stupid and greedy people work at Apple, and for many years Jewellery Sets in Rwanda chainsaws tearing branches under them. It’s just that luck smiled at them, and the bough is so thick that it doesn’t give in, despite all their efforts.

It seems to me that, unlike many other companies, Apple has a very powerful strategic thinking. I am sure that back in the iPhone 6 era, Apple understood what the iPhone 10 would look like. The company thinks and plans for years to come, not only in terms of technology, but also social trends.

Where is the new design?

For a long time, Apple had a stable wave system of short and long cycle updates. The short cycle looked like this. A new model with a numerical name, the next year the letter "s" is added to the figure while maintaining the same design. For example, iPhone 6, then iPhone 6s.

The long cycle took 4 years and was mainly related to design. Every 4 years, Apple introduced a radical new, but still consistent design. Perhaps one could even say that Apple exploits the idea of ​​sharp and rounded edges. iPhone 3G - sloping edges, iPhone 4 - sharp edges, iPhone 6 - sloping edges, iPhone X - sharp edges.

Theoretically, we can expect a new "rounded" design from the iPhone 14. But let's talk about the iPhone 13.

First, as you can see from the picture above, Apple extended the cycle. The iPhone 13 is the 5th model in the same design series. Although, logically, the iPhone 13 should have been the first model of an updated design generation. However, this did not happen.

At the same time, the iPhone 13 is minimally different from the iPhone 12. In this case, it would be more correct and logical to use the letter “s” in the name, rather than a separate number. However, 13 is an unlucky number. In the US, for example, many homes don't even have floor number 13. For example, major elevator manufacturer OTIS notes that 85% of buildings in the US that use the company's elevators don't have a 13th floor.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

New items of the month: 5 main smartphones of January

Second tier flagships from Samsung, Sony, OnePlus and Honor. And the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro!

Review Honor MagicBook 15 (2021) on AMD Ryzen 5500U

Performance laptop with excellent value for money.

Sounds like bullshit, but maybe Apple decided it wasn't a good idea to start a new generation with an unlucky number. As they say, technology is technology, but why anger otherworldly forces.

Another reason for the extended design cycle could be that Jony Ive left the company. The designer left in 2019 after the launch of the iPhone 11. Given the rumors that the last year and a half before leaving the company, Mr. Ive was in a certain creative crisis and rarely drove his Bentley to work, it is likely that the new generation of design was not completely ready. And Apple decided to take an extra year to "drive" all the options.

Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than the iPhone 12

Apple understands that the iPhone 13 line will be less successful than the iPhone 12.

Here we should start by saying that if you look at the sales results, it is easy to see that in the key markets - the United States and China (especially China) - there is a tendency when the first models of the series sell better, and models with the letter "s" enjoy less demand. There can be many interpretations here. For example, in China, the iPhone is still a status product, so you need to buy a phone so that everyone understands that you have a new model.

However, there are a number of details worth paying attention to.

  • Apple abandoned the narrative of how the A15 Bionic chipset outperforms the A14. The company rather sparingly indicated that it has the fastest chipset in the world. Benchmarks showed that the performance of the new chipset increased by 20%. However, Apple decided, apparently, not to highlight this moment, since they did not figure out why such performance is needed.
  • It is also clear that the company has focused on battery life when creating the new chipset. The Apple website has a handy tool for comparing all models. Notice how battery life has increased when watching videos over the Internet. Considering that the smartphones (13 and 12) are almost identical, it is clear that Apple has managed to curb power consumption. Fully, of course, it was impossible to highlight such a presentation at the presentation. Since I would have to sign that the iPhone 12 is, to put it mildly, bad.
  • What big cameras do the new iPhone 13 Pro Max have, right? Here I’ll just note in a short line that Apple seems to be the only manufacturer who correctly develops the “Pro” postscript. Professionalism lies in the cinematic and macro mode. Indeed, these are features for photography enthusiasts.
  • It's curious that Dxomark's ratings are so high on the new iPhone 13 Pro. However, the objectivity of the rating raises questions. How can you rate an iPhone and miss the Samsung S21 Ultra? (Note: as I was corrected in the comments, the S21 Ultra scored 123 points, which is even lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has 126 points. A - Objectivity)
  • Cinematography and macro, improved autonomy and 1 TB drive, 120 Hz screen - we still have more work to fix the bugs than a full-fledged new version.
  • iFixit has already taken apart a new smartphone. The main conclusion: the new iPhones have enhanced the protective software component, aimed at preventing repairs not in authorized service centers. For users, this is a minus, but for an authorized business, it is a fat plus. Apple aims to bind everyone.

I don't want to get into prophecy, but in connection with the release of the iPhone 13 line, I got the impression that Apple is in a certain creative crisis. However, the company has another year to hit the venerable audience again. Another point that is still not clear why. The flexible screen and under-screen cameras are not yet of the quality to be used in the iPhone. What do you think? Will the iPhone 13 line become the highest point after which the decline will begin?

#Echo139. iPhone 13 - Apple crisis or a clear plan?

I took sick leave last week, so there was no article. Some of the materials from the unfinished last week's article migrated to this one. I'm sorry, but I think it's still worth sharing and discussing.

I visited Formula 1 last weekend, and before that, my comrades and I had a spontaneous idea to rent a car and rush around Abkhazia. Well, the Sukhumi churchkhela immediately struck me, deleting a day and a half from my life. It seems that even in India I was not so sad. The only thing that pleases me is that it grabbed and let go.

Abkhazia made an indelible impression. And not even by the fact that passengers are dropped off in Sukhum in front of the central station, from which only the skeleton remains, and in general the city looks as if the war ended yesterday.

In Abkhazia, it seemed to me that I returned to the 90s / early 2000s. Yes, and cars on the street are mostly of those days (I rented a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan). There are regular power outages across the country. Cafes usually allow you to eat what you have, not what you want. And on the beach, when you look at the vacationers, you get the feeling of the 90s.

But the nature in Abkhazia is amazing. Beauty and wonders at every turn. For example, right next to the track, a hot spring springs from the ground. The water temperature is exactly 40 degrees. And the mountains with waterfalls capture the imagination. Like numerous fruit trees: tangerines, pomegranates, persimmons. And the comrades in the room were waiting for a small scorpion, which they killed before I rode with a camera and a mission to save rare species.

Abkhazia is a tiny country, so local operators managed, it seems, to close the entire territory by 90% with mobile communications. To some extent, an amazing feeling when you climbed deep into the mountains, and you are still surrounded by high-quality 4G coverage.

The output is simple. You have to go to Abkhazia or drive a car, or go hiking in the mountains. You don't have to wait for service and restaurant food. Well, when crossing the border, returning to your homeland, you can be glad that you live in such a glorious and comfortable country like Russia.

Table of Contents

  • Short line
  • Jony Ive and Ferrari
  • Tablet from Nokia
  • LeEco returns
  • Where is the new design?
  • Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than the iPhone 12
  • What is the innovation?

Short line

Jony Ive and Ferrari

Jony Ive and his design studio LoveFrom have partnered with Ferrari. Details are scarce and extremely stingy. Rumor has it that the brand is going to introduce the first electric car and decided to involve Mr. Quince. Apparently, believing that he could help with the interfaces of the new sports car. This makes sense, as there has been news of a partnership with Airbnb before, where Mr. Ive was supposed to update the visual component.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Reality and prospects of the IT professions market

What professions are the most popular and highly paid?

Review of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy A22s 5G (SM A226B/DSN)

A niche smartphone with 5G support for minimal money - it's not even on the Samsung website, but it's sold in Russia. Compare with Galaxy A22 - is it worth the money?

Kia Picanto test. The last of the city cars

Somehow imperceptibly, almost all compact city cars left Russia, which replaced compact class sedans and liftbacks like Hyundai Solaris and Skoda Rapid. There are always two real city cars left on our market, this is the hero of our material Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark, along with its counterpart under the Ravon brand.

TCL TW30 MoveAudio S600 TWS headphones review

Any decent smartphone manufacturer is bound to offer their own TWS headset with them. So TCL introduced in December on the Russian market not only a flagship smartphone, but also a flagship headset. Let's see what happened ...

Tablet from Nokia

Nokia scheduled a presentation for October 6, and a week before the event, it invites journalists to show something under the NDA.

Judging by the picture from the official Twitter, we will be shown a tablet called T20. It's rumored to be a 10.46-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You should not expect a top chipset. Recently, HMD has been playing steadily in the mainstream segment. Probably, the tablet will receive Snapdragon 480G. The price will be about 20-24 thousand rubles (probably!).

It is interesting not only to find out the details, but also to understand why Nokia decided to make a tablet. Most of the company's smartphones are aimed at small and medium-sized companies. It is likely that cafes and meeting rooms in offices will want a tablet.

Another point is that the trends in the tablet market show that the most promising niche is tablets for productive work, the purpose of which is to replace ultrabooks. So the main questions are whether the keyboard will be presented, whether there will be special modes of operation. I think you will agree that just a pure Android tablet looks boring.

Return of LeEco

It was recently said that the company is returning with TVs. And on September 27, a presentation of the S1 smartphone was held in China.

The target audience of the new smartphone was couriers, taxi drivers, schoolchildren and the elderly.

The smartphone runs on a 5G chipset Unisoc Tiger T7510 (12 nm) - 243859 points in the AnTuTu 8 benchmark. Battery 4900 mAh.

There is only one reason why I decided to mention the smartphone of this brand. LeEco says the S1 is a smartphone that is made entirely from components designed by Chinese companies. Chipset, memory, drive, screen, body materials - everything is made using our own technologies. It is quite logical that the smartphone works on Huawei HMS Core.

Thus, if the US decides to completely cut off China from Western technology, the Chinese will still be able to create their own smartphone that supports 5G.

Thus, China has once again proved that it can be completely self-sufficient and independent. Yes, obviously, LeEco S1 is inferior to modern Android flagships. But the trouble is the beginning.

The new smartphone changes the balance of power. Now the US should be afraid of losing the Chinese market.

For example, it could be like this. The other day there was news that China was concerned about carbon dioxide emissions and, in order to reduce the amount of emissions, is going to turn off large production sites that fulfill orders for Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm and Tesla. What is happening is called planned shutdowns. Explaining that at the moment this is the only way to reduce emissions.

Where are the innovations in the new iPhone 13

Initially, I did not intend to touch on the topic of new iPhones at all, but I am saddened by the lack of an attempt to systematically comprehend new models on the sites I have viewed.

Theoretically, we can expect a new "rounded" design from the iPhone 14. But let's talk about the iPhone 13.

First, as you can see from the picture above, Apple extended the cycle. The iPhone 13 is the 5th model in the same design series. Although, logically, the iPhone 13 should have been the first model of an updated design generation. However, this did not happen.

At the same time, the iPhone 13 is minimally different from the iPhone 12. In this case, it would be more correct and logical to use the letter “s” in the name, rather than a separate number. However, 13 is an unlucky number. In the US, for example, many homes don't even have floor number 13. For example, major elevator manufacturer OTIS notes that 85% of buildings in the US that use the company's elevators don't have a 13th floor.

ASUS Zenbook Vivobook 14 OLED. The most affordable OLED screen!

A laptop with an OLED screen that will still be relevant in 5 years.

Samsung Galaxy A22 (SM-A225F/DSN) review

A model for 18 thousand rubles, which has become adequate in terms of price / quality ratio. AMOLED screen, which is unusual for this money, AoD and other characteristics.

In any case, all theories can be reduced to the concept that the new design sells better than the old one.

In meetings with investors, Tim Cook never said anything like that, preferring to explain the weak sales of "s" versions in China by political, social and economic reasons.

Perhaps Apple finally decided to deal with this problem and are now experimenting. This is the reason why we have an iPhone 13 and not an iPhone 12s.

And yet, Apple suspects that it will not be possible to solve all problems with one number in the name, but it is still important to show high-quality sales.

For this reason, Apple began simultaneous sales of all four models in the line. If you remember, the iPhone X went on sale much later than the iPhone 8 presented with it. And in the case of the iPhone 12, the top version of Pro Max began to be sold 2 months after the announcement.

What is the innovation?

This year, perhaps, everyone is unanimous in the question that the new line turned out to be rather weak in terms of "imaging" and innovation. I specifically waited for the reviews in the hope that maybe I missed something at the presentation. But no, really boring. However, if smartphones were called 12s, then there would be no questions.

However, there are a number of details worth paying attention to.

  • Apple abandoned the narrative of how the A15 Bionic chipset outperforms the A14. The company rather sparingly indicated that it has the fastest chipset in the world. Benchmarks showed that the performance of the new chipset increased by 20%. However, Apple decided, apparently, not to highlight this moment, since they did not figure out why such performance is needed.
  • It is also clear that the company has focused on battery life when creating the new chipset. The Apple website has a handy tool for comparing all models. Notice how battery life has increased when watching videos over the Internet. Considering that the smartphones (13 and 12) are almost identical, it is clear that Apple has managed to curb power consumption. Fully, of course, it was impossible to highlight such a presentation at the presentation. Since I would have to sign that the iPhone 12 is, to put it mildly, bad.
  • What big cameras do the new iPhone 13 Pro Max have, right? Here I’ll just note in a short line that Apple seems to be the only manufacturer who correctly develops the “Pro” postscript. Professionalism lies in the cinematic and macro mode. Indeed, these are features for photography enthusiasts.
  • It's curious that Dxomark's ratings are so high on the new iPhone 13 Pro. However, the objectivity of the rating raises questions. How can you rate an iPhone and miss the Samsung S21 Ultra? (Note: as I was corrected in the comments, the S21 Ultra scored 123 points, which is even lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has 126 points. A - Objectivity)
  • Cinematography and macro, improved autonomy and 1 TB drive, 120 Hz screen - we still have more work to fix the bugs than a full-fledged new version.
  • iFixit has already taken apart a new smartphone. The main conclusion: the new iPhones have enhanced the protective software component, aimed at preventing repairs not in authorized service centers. For users, this is a minus, but for an authorized business, it is a fat plus. Apple aims to bind everyone.

I don't want to get into prophecy, but in connection with the release of the iPhone 13 line, I got the impression that Apple is in a certain creative crisis. However, the company has another year to hit the venerable audience again. Another point that is still not clear why. The flexible screen and under-screen cameras are not yet of the quality to be used in the iPhone. What do you think? Will the iPhone 13 line become the highest point after which the decline will begin?

#Echo139. iPhone 13 - Apple crisis or a clear plan?

I took sick leave last week, so there was no article. Some of the materials from the unfinished last week's article migrated to this one. I'm sorry, but I think it's still worth sharing and discussing.

I visited Formula 1 last weekend, and before that, my comrades and I had a spontaneous idea to rent a car and rush around Abkhazia. Well, the Sukhumi churchkhela immediately struck me, deleting a day and a half from my life. It seems that even in India I was not so sad. The only thing that pleases me is that it grabbed and let go.

Abkhazia made an indelible impression. And not even by the fact that passengers are dropped off in Sukhum in front of the central station, from which only the skeleton remains, and in general the city looks as if the war ended yesterday.

In Abkhazia, it seemed to me that I returned to the 90s / early 2000s. Yes, and cars on the street are mostly of those days (I rented a 2006 Subaru Legacy sedan). There are regular power outages across the country. Cafes usually allow you to eat what you have, not what you want. And on the beach, when you look at the vacationers, you get the feeling of the 90s.

But the nature in Abkhazia is amazing. Beauty and wonders at every turn. For example, right next to the track, a hot spring springs from the ground. The water temperature is exactly 40 degrees. And the mountains with waterfalls capture the imagination. Like numerous fruit trees: tangerines, pomegranates, persimmons. And the comrades in the room were waiting for a small scorpion, which they killed before I rode with a camera and a mission to save rare species.

Abkhazia is a tiny country, so local operators managed, it seems, to close the entire territory by 90% with mobile communications. To some extent, an amazing feeling when you climbed deep into the mountains, and you are still surrounded by high-quality 4G coverage.

The output is simple. You have to go to Abkhazia or drive a car, or go hiking in the mountains. You don't have to wait for service and restaurant food. Well, when crossing the border, returning to your homeland, you can be glad that you live in such a glorious and comfortable country like Russia.

Table of Contents

  • Short line
  • Jony Ive and Ferrari
  • Tablet from Nokia
  • LeEco returns
  • Where is the new design?
  • Sales of the iPhone 13 line will be worse than the iPhone 12
  • What is the innovation?

Short line

Jony Ive and Ferrari

Jony Ive and his design studio LoveFrom have partnered with Ferrari. Details are scarce and extremely stingy. Rumor has it that the brand is going to introduce the first electric car and decided to involve Mr. Quince. Apparently, believing that he could help with the interfaces of the new sports car. This makes sense, as there has been news of a partnership with Airbnb before, where Mr. Ive was supposed to update the visual component.

In any case, it will be interesting to see how it turns out.

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Tablet from Nokia

Nokia scheduled a presentation for October 6, and a week before the event, it invites journalists to show something under the NDA.

Judging by the picture from the official Twitter, we will be shown a tablet called T20. It's rumored to be a 10.46-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. You should not expect a top chipset. Recently, HMD has been playing steadily in the mainstream segment. Probably, the tablet will receive Snapdragon 480G. The price will be about 20-24 thousand rubles (probably!).

It is interesting not only to find out the details, but also to understand why Nokia decided to make a tablet. Most of the company's smartphones are aimed at small and medium-sized companies. It is likely that cafes and meeting rooms in offices will want a tablet.

Another point is that the trends in the tablet market show that the most promising niche is tablets for productive work, the purpose of which is to replace ultrabooks. So the main questions are whether the keyboard will be presented, whether there will be special modes of operation. I think you will agree that just a tablet on pure Android looks boring.

Return of LeEco

It was recently said that the company is returning with TVs. And on September 27, a presentation of the S1 smartphone took place in China.

The target audience of the new smartphone was couriers, taxi drivers, schoolchildren and the elderly.

The smartphone runs on a 5G chipset Unisoc Tiger T7510 (12 nm) - 243859 points in the AnTuTu 8 benchmark. Battery 4900 mAh.

There is only one reason why I decided to mention the smartphone of this brand. LeEco says that the S1 is a smartphone that is completely made from parts developed by Chinese companies. Chipset, memory, drive, screen, body materials - everything is made using our own technologies. It is quite logical that the smartphone works on Huawei HMS Core.

Thus, if the US decides to completely cut off China from Western technology, the Chinese will still be able to create their own smartphone that supports 5G.

Thus, China has once again proved that it can be completely self-sufficient and independent. Yes, obviously, LeEco S1 is inferior to modern Android flagships. But the trouble is the beginning.

The new smartphone changes the balance of power. Now the US should be afraid of losing the Chinese market.

For example, it could be like this. The other day there was news that China was concerned about carbon dioxide emissions and, in order to reduce the amount of emissions, is going to turn off large production sites that fulfill orders for Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm and Tesla. What is happening is called planned shutdowns. Explaining that at the moment this is the only way to reduce emissions.

Where are the innovations in the new iPhone 13

Initially, I did not intend to touch on the topic of new iPhones at all, but I am saddened by the lack of an attempt to systematically comprehend new models on the sites I have viewed.

When I read some of the materials, I get the impression that very stupid and greedy people work at Apple, who have been tearing branches with chainsaws for many years Jewelery Sets in Rwanda. It’s just that luck smiled at them, and the bough is so thick that it doesn’t give in, despite all their efforts.

When I read some of the materials, I get the impression that very stupid and greedy people work at Apple, who for many years Jewellery Sets in Rwanda Jewelery Sets in Rwanda chainsaws are tearing branches under them. It’s just that luck smiled at them, and the bough is so thick that it doesn’t give in in any way, despite all their efforts.

It seems to me that, unlike many other companies, Apple has a very powerful strategic thinking. I am sure that back in the iPhone 6 era, Apple understood what the iPhone 10 would look like. The company thinks and plans for years to come, not only in terms of technology, but also social trends.

Where is the new design?

For a long time, Apple had a stable wave system of short and long cycle updates. The short cycle looked like this. A new model with a numerical name, the next year the letter "s" is added to the figure while maintaining the same design. For example, iPhone 6, then iPhone 6s.

The long cycle took 4 years and was mainly related to design. Every 4 years, Apple introduced a radical new, but still consistent design. Perhaps one could even say that Apple exploits the idea of ​​sharp and rounded edges. iPhone 3G - sloping edges, iPhone 4 - sharp edges, iPhone 6 - sloping edges, iPhone X - sharp edges.

Theoretically, we can expect a new "rounded" design from the iPhone 14. But let's talk about the iPhone 13.

First, as you can see from the picture above, Apple extended the cycle. The iPhone 13 is the 5th model in the same design series. Although, logically, the iPhone 13 should have been the first model of an updated design generation. However, this did not happen.

At the same time, the iPhone 13 is minimally different from the iPhone 12. In this case, it would be more correct and logical to use the letter “s” in the name, rather than a separate number. However, 13 is an unlucky number. In the US, for example, many homes don't even have floor number 13. For example, major elevator manufacturer OTIS notes that 85% of buildings in the US that use the company's elevators don't have a 13th floor.

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Sounds like bullshit, but maybe Apple decided it wasn't a good idea to start a new generation with an unlucky number. As they say, technology is technology, but why anger otherworldly forces.

Another reason for the extended design cycle could be that Jony Ive left the company. The designer left in 2019 after the launch of the iPhone 11. Given the rumors that the last year and a half before leaving the company, Mr. Ive was in a certain creative crisis and rarely drove his Bentley to work, it is likely that the new generation of design was not completely ready. And Apple decided to take an extra year to "drive" all the options.

And yet, Apple suspects that it will not be possible to solve all problems with one number in the name, but it is still important to show high-quality sales.

For this reason, Apple began simultaneous sales of all four models in the line. If you remember, the iPhone X went on sale much later than the iPhone 8 presented with it. And in the case of the iPhone 12, the top version of Pro Max began to be sold 2 months after the announcement.

What is the innovation?

This year, perhaps, everyone is unanimous in the question that the new line turned out to be rather weak in terms of "imaging" and innovation. I specifically waited for the reviews in the hope that maybe I missed something at the presentation. But no, really boring. However, if smartphones were called 12s, then there would be no questions.

However, there are a number of details worth paying attention to.

  • Apple abandoned the narrative of how the A15 Bionic chipset outperforms the A14. The company rather sparingly indicated that it has the fastest chipset in the world. Benchmarks showed that the performance of the new chipset increased by 20%. However, Apple decided, apparently, not to highlight this moment, since they did not figure out why such performance is needed.
  • It is also clear that the company has focused on battery life when creating the new chipset. The Apple website has a handy tool for comparing all models. Notice how battery life has increased when watching videos over the Internet. Considering that the smartphones (13 and 12) are almost identical, it is clear that Apple has managed to curb power consumption. Fully, of course, it was impossible to highlight such a presentation at the presentation. Since I would have to sign that the iPhone 12 is, to put it mildly, bad.
  • What big cameras do the new iPhone 13 Pro Max have, right? Here I’ll just note in a short line that Apple seems to be the only manufacturer who correctly develops the “Pro” postscript. Professionalism lies in the cinematic and macro mode. Indeed, these are features for photography enthusiasts.
  • It's curious that Dxomark's ratings are so high on the new iPhone 13 Pro. However, the objectivity of the rating raises questions. How can you rate an iPhone and miss the Samsung S21 Ultra? (Note: as I was corrected in the comments, the S21 Ultra scored 123 points, which is even lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which has 126 points. A - Objectivity)
  • Cinematography and macro, improved autonomy and 1 TB drive, 120 Hz screen - we still have more work to fix the bugs than a full-fledged new version.
  • iFixit has already taken apart a new smartphone. The main conclusion: the new iPhones have enhanced the protective software component, aimed at preventing repairs not in authorized service centers. For users, this is a minus, but for an authorized business, it is a fat plus. Apple aims to bind everyone.

I don't want to get into prophecy, but in connection with the release of the iPhone 13 line, I got the impression that Apple is in a certain creative crisis. However, the company has another year to hit the venerable audience again. Another point that is still not clear why. The flexible screen and under-screen cameras are not yet of the quality to be used in the iPhone. What do you think? Will the iPhone 13 line become the highest point after which the decline will begin?