☕ Good morning! I'm now living the meme of watching Queen's Gambit and then playing chess ....for the first time in 15 years? And, realizing just how bad I am at chess now! Lots to (re)learn.
After we looked at OnePlus yesterday, there were loads of Apple rumors out yesterday as well, covering the iPhone 13 range to the next iPhone SE, and more.
So, here’s where we’re at — with the detail via TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a pretty tight bead on the company, with his analyst notes regularly picked up by the likes of MacRumors and widely commented on.
2021 iPhones — iPhone 12S?:
What does it all mean?
Bonus: The Unc0ver team of hackers has released a new jailbreak tool for almost every iPhone (TechCrunch).
📈 Less than an hour after I ran through what to expect from OnePlus in March, OnePlus announced it will announce something on March 8 — likely its launch day date, rumored to be March 23. So, an announcement for an announcement. Also, OnePlus 9 series pre-order details leakedfor those who grab the OnePlus 9 or 9 Pro (Android Authority).
📸 Ari Partinen has joined Microsoft’s Surface camera team: the prominent engineer, previously at both Nokia and Apple, might be working on Android-related improvements for the Surface Duo line, traditional Surface devices, or both (Android Authority).
😬 Report: The LG V60 successor could be on indefinite hold (Android Authority).
💻 A bunch of Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 reviews dropped, with very consistent 8/10 scores and much better battery life over the previous Galaxy Chromebook. The Verge say it’s less expensive yet better than before, Engadgetsays exactly the same, and CNETagrees: “It’s rare that a second-gen device is better than the original because there’s less to it, but that’s what you get…”.
🏷 Google restarts updates for some iOS apps after long pause triggered by lack of privacy labels (TechCrunch).
🏎 EA delays the next Need for Speed to focus on Battlefield 6 (Polygon).
🥽 “I spent two weeks working in VR and now I’m not sure what’s real” (Wired).
😷 Why N95 masks are still hard to get, even though production is up (Ars Technica).
🔴 A 1990s iMac processor powers NASA’s Perseverance Rover. Why? Reliability (Gizmodo).
🥵 Gatorade’s new Gx Sweat Patch tests your sweat for “smarter hydration”. $12.50 each for a one-time use makes these… pretty weird. I guess most people should just drink water but it could offer insights for serious athletes with money to burn? (The Verge).
💡 Scientists have invented light-up OLED tattoos(Gizmodo).
💊 ELI5: “Why do the vitamin names go A, B, C, D, E, and K? And why are there 12 different Bs instead of other letters?” (r/explainlikeimfive).
I thought this was really interesting:
All the best,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor