In this issue of the Insider: the key chips of iOS 13 are revealed by a massive leak; Microsoft is preparing its response to Apple AirPods; AMD will release Navi video cards this summer; the mysterious Redmi smartphone on Snapdragon 730 was shown on a “live” photo; Nubia patented a smartphone with an unusual flexible display.
Key chips iOS 13 disclosed a large-scale leak
Before the premiere of the new version of iOS from Apple, there are still about two months left, but detailed information about the main innovations of the 13th iteration of the "Apple" OS has already been leaked to the network. According to the portal 9to5Mac, users of current Apple gadgets will get a dark theme at the system level – the corresponding switch will appear in the display settings menu.
Touch and change the work of the tablet – in particular, after the update to iOS 13 applications for iPad will support the ability to simultaneously open multiple application windows. They can be freely dragged across the display and even placed in "piles", quickly switching between tasks. Another important innovation, the source calls the alternative function of canceling text input – instead of shaking the device, the user will only have to swipe left with three fingers on the on-screen keyboard. If the text was deleted by mistake, the swipe to the right will return it to the input field.
Another significant change will be the algorithm of the Safari browser, which by default will open the desktop and not the mobile version of the site when it detects compatibility issues. A standard email application will learn to sort emails in a wide range of categories: marketing, shopping, travel, and so on. Each of these categories will be searchable. Users will also be able to add messages to the “read later” list.
For applications with a lot of visual elements (for example, tables or photo collections), Apple is preparing a new gesture that allows you to select several elements at the same time, by analogy with the selection of several files "frame" using the mouse in the desktop OS.
Declared and a great update on managing fonts. Instead of requiring the installation of different profiles, the font control panel will appear in the Settings application. Other features include an updated Reminders application, improved multilingual keyboard and dictation support, more printing controls in applications, and some improvements to the Hey Siri feature.
The presentation of Apple iOS 13 will be held at the WWDC conference, which will be held from June 3 to June 7, 2019.
Microsoft is preparing its response Apple AirPods
Insiders of the Internet resource Thurroth, citing their own sources, said that Microsoft is working on the creation of TWS-headphones, codenamed Morrison. According to available information, the company intends to compete with Apple and other major vendors for the fast-growing segment of wireless audio. It is expected that the new debut in retail as Microsoft Surface Buds.
Headphone specifications are unknown – it is expected that the corporation will equip them with the support of Cortana voice assistant and active noise cancellation function. The source names the release date in 2019, but does not specify in which quarter we should expect Surface Buds to be on sale.
Microsoft has not commented on the leak.
AMD will release Navi video cards this summer
AMD has not yet published the date for the presentation of the next generation of video cards based on Navi graphics chips, but the first rumors about the upcoming announcement have already appeared on the Internet. According to anonymous sources of the portal Digital Trends, a new line of graphics cards will appear at E3 in June. In the same place, the company previously presented Vega graphics accelerators and first generation Ryzen Threadripper chips.
Sources claim that gamers will be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities of new products. The specifications of the "red" GPU are not disclosed – according to rumors, users should expect a significant performance jump in the Radeon line at a competitive price.
Mysterious smartphone Redmi on Snapdragon 730 shown on a "live" photo
A photo of the unannounced smartphone Redmi appeared on the Slashleaks website. According to the author of the publication, we are talking about the upcoming model based on the latest Snapdragon 730 processor. A triple camera (48 + 8 + 13 MP) and a 4000 mAh battery are attributed to the gadget.
In the picture you can see only a 3.5 mm audio jack on the upper end of the case and a sliding selfie camera module – the device is in a protective case that completely hides the design of the case. Detailed specifications of the device are not reported – it is assumed that it is this mysterious novelty that appeared recently in the company's office .
Announcement date, name and price of the smartphone is unknown.
Nubia patented a smartphone with an unusual flexible display
Netherlands resource LetsGoDigital with reference to the World Intellectual Property Organization shared another patent of the Nubia brand. According to published images, the company's new bending smartphone is being developed in a variety of design options, differing in the shape and number of cuts in the screen for the front camera and auxiliary sensors.
The technical characteristics and the expected date of the presentation of the device are not communicated – it is possible that the patent presents concept renders of the device, which can eventually make its debut in a completely different version.