Week 23 in review: Apple brings iOS 16, M2 chip, new MacBook Air

This week was Apple’s WWDC developer conference and we had a packed event. Traditionally, Apple showed new versions of its smartphone, tablet, computer and smartwatch platforms.

It all started with iOS. We didn’t get an always-on display announcement, meaning Apple will keep it exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro this fall. We’ve gotten a major overhaul of the lockscreen with the option to change the date and time images, and move the notifications down, making things easier to access and cleaner. Notifications themselves got smarter.

Apple also unveiled the M2, the second-generation ARM-based chipset. This is the base model that will power Apple’s entry-level machines, such as the new MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which got the processor as an upgrade.

The M2 is 18% faster in processing and 35% faster in graphics, all on the same 5nm process and low power consumption. The M2 has an 8-core CPU and an up to 10-core GPU.

The new MacBook Air features an updated design that finally pulls back the wedge shape introduced by the original Air in 2008 and replaces it with a new, flatter look. The new Air weighs 1.22 kg, has a 13.6-inch 16:10 500-nit screen, an M2 processor and starts with 8 GB of Unified memory and 256 GB of storage for $1,199/€1,499.

The Pixel 6a broke cover again, this time via a listing on Facebook Marketplace. The list comes complete with pictures of the phone.

We now have a full review of the ZTE Axon 40 Ultra, the phone with a truly invisible camera below the display, a unique 35mm main camera, good battery life and an eye-catching design.

That will do it for week 23. Until next time!

Notifications, Messages, Wallet, Maps, News and CarPlay got updates.


Apple overhauls MacBook Air, MacBook Pro can also taste the M2

The new MacBook Air supports MagSafe charging and up to 24 GB of unified memory.


ZTE Axon 40 Ultra in for review

Three 64MP cameras on the back and a massive 6.8-inch AMOLED show promise.


Pixel 6a listed on Facebook Marketplace ahead of official sale

The device is expected to go on sale from July 28.


HTC will launch a Viverse smartphone on June 28

Could this be HTC’s long-rumored flagship phone?


Apple unveils M2 chipset with 18% faster CPU, 35% faster GPU compared to the M1

It is built on a more advanced 5nm process and comes with two additional GPU cores.


Poco C40 becomes official with JLQ Technology chipset

The JR510 SoC in the C40 is said to offer Snapdragon 450/Helio G35 performance.


The Nothing Phone (1) could be announced this week

The company is still playing with the details, but expects more details on its first smartphone soon.


iPhone 8 and later get iOS 16, support for iPhone 6s, 7 and SE expired

iPadOS 16 also drops some old devices – very old, for example the iPad Air 2 from 2014. watchOS 9 requires iOS 16, so that can cause problems if you have an old phone.


Poco X4 GT Gets One Step Closer To Launch As It Gets NBTC Certified

It is rumored to be a rebadged Redmi Note 11T Pro that was announced in China last month.


Realme GT Neo 3T Revealed, Neo 3 Makes Global Debut

Neo 3T brings a Snapdragon 870 at the helm alongside 80W fast charging and a 5,000 mAh battery.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4 to be tipped on August 10

The Watch 5 is expected in three sizes.


Apple's iPadOS 16 arrives with new multitasking experience for M1 iPads

There are also improvements to the built-in Mail app, as well as passkeys to replace passwords in Safari.


Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition Unboxing

A phone fit for a Shinobi warrior.


Nothing phone (1) to support 45W charging

The device’s TUV certification reveals the phone’s charging adapter.


Poco F4 5G confirmed to have Snapdragon 870 at the helm

It is rumored to be a version of the Redmi K40S.


New renders show off Xiaomi 12 Ultra's Leica camera module

The device will carry Leica’s iconic red logo.


New Oppo K10 5G arrives with two cameras, Dimensity 810

The smartphone will debut in India for INR 17,499 or about $210 / €225.


Infinix confirms first Helio G99 phone

It will be part of the company’s Note 12 series.


Our Realme GT Neo 3T video review is out

A pretty competitive midrange offering.


Poco F4 5G photos leak, the phone is reportedly based on the Redmi K40S

It has a better camera than the Redmi, but everything else should be the same.


USB-C port will be mandatory from 2024 for all small and medium electronics sold in the EU

The negotiators of the European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement.


Rumor: The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will have a very unusual 1+2+2+3 CPU configuration

The SM8550 chip will reportedly contain a mix of new cores (Cortex-X3 and A720) and old cores (A710 and A510).


Motorola unveils Moto G62 5G and G42

Both phones will be available soon in Brazil.


Apple WWDC Hot Take Announcements

The MacBook Air stole the show, iPadOS gets MacOS function and the and iOS 16 sees minor updates


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