Let’s start today with the European Parliament. Apparently, they have just adopted a measure regarding big technology companies like Apple, Google and Facebook that would require their messaging apps to allow communication with other services. This means that all these companies would have to figure out a universal communication method that ends up benefiting the user where it would not matter whether you send text messages via Facebook, your iPhone or Android device and this would be set as standard across the industry. Now, a host of these laws do not end up happening, but we’ve seen cases like Apple’s recently announced self-service repair, which took years of pressure. So yeah, let’s see if it evolves because I’m honestly tired of having different apps to talk to different people.
Let’s move on to Apple and Apple Silicon, but not for the reasons you would think this is about phones. According to a new report from Nikkei Asia, TSMC will start producing Cupertino’s first internal 5G modem chips for iPhone in 2023. This step has reportedly been under development for a few years now, which was only improved by Apple’s acquisition of the entire Intel modem business, because you would think that Intel would have been wiser about it. The report also mentions that they plan to adopt TSMC’s 4nm chip production technology to mass produce their first in-house 5G modem chip. And people with knowledge of the matter added that Apple is working on developing their own radio frequency and millimeter wave components to complement the modem, and they are also working on their own power management chip built specifically for this. This is also consistent with previous reports claiming that Qualcomm would only handle 20% of the production of models for 2023 iPhones when Cupertino begins their transition. Finally, the Nikkei says they are currently using a 5nm process, but they will switch to 4 as soon as it is available, for the modem, at least since their A-Series chips will apparently use 3nm architecture at that point. So yes, Apple is starting to own more and more of their stack, so let’s see how it goes.
Let’s shift gears to the OnePlus 10 Pro, and I’m really starting to believe those rumors of an early release because those rumors don’t stop. So far, we’ve had several renderings and some leaked specifications here and there, but nothing is too crucial. Now we have a complete spec list for the OnePlus 10 Pro coming from OnLeaks and it shows some small improvements over its predecessor. According to this list, it will be powered by whatever the name of the next flagship processor is from Qualcomm. You get options for 8 or 12 Gigs of RAM and either 128 or 256 Gigs of UFS 3.1 Storage. On the screen front, we get a 6.7-inch QHD + screen at 120Hz, and other details also include a 5000 mAh battery and an IP68 rating. When it comes to the camera, we will reportedly get a 48 MP main sensor accompanied by a 50 MP ultra wide, an 8 MP telephoto and then a 32 MP selfie shooter in front. I know, the crazy pixels would not be better on that telephoto? Other rumors suggest that we could expect 125W charging, and as for the previous release, it might just be in certain markets. Apparently it could be launched in China in January or February, but other markets will have to wait until March or April as the chip shortage continues. Let’s see if that actually happens.
Finally, for the hottest news today, yes, there are several Google Pixel 6a leaks because that’s the way it goes. A few days ago we covered the design leak and now we have a little more information about the interior parts. According to a new report from 9to5Google, we may not get a downgrade to a lighter version of the Tensor chip, which means whatever the flagship 6 series can do such as. Voice Typing with Google Assistant, Live HDR, Magic Eraser and others, this phone will do too .. As for the rumors we covered recently, there are some conflicts. This source claims that the cameras will change. A Google Camera APK shows that this phone is codenamed Bluejay and it is said to have the same camera module that we got from Pixel 3 to 5a … This means a 12.2 MP main sensor and a 12 MP ultra wide, both are built by Sony. On the other hand, the selfie shooter might be the same one we get with the Pixel 6.