What if the firmware is too new and the new apple AirPods don’t work?

According to foreign media reports, some users who received a new version of AirPods found their headphones were not working because they were running 2D3 firmware, which is not a publicly released version of AirPods.

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This was first noticed by Reddit users abroad when the AirPods, which are 2D3 in firmware, we’re unable to be paired with existing, unreplaced AirPods and therefore could not be used together.
What if the firmware is too new and the new Apple AirPods don’t work?
So far, apple’s after-sales service has acknowledged the problem but has not provided a good solution, so users can only wait for the release of 2D3 firmware. At the same time, apple sales staff said that if there were a lot of people reporting the problem, apple engineers might study it.
The issue appears to have primarily affected AirPods 2 customers, but some AirPods Pro customers have also reported being affected. However, due to the outbreak, the apple team is currently working from home, so there is no word on when or where the 2D3 firmware will be released, so there is nothing to do but wait.

Apple is testing new AR headsets and applications or will use a Vive-like control handle

In recent years, Apple’s interest in augmented reality (AR) is well known, and there are rumors that the company is developing AR headsets, and the project has been under development for a long time. Now, new evidence shows that Apple’s plan is closer to completion than ever.
According to MacRumors, the leaked version of the upcoming iOS 14 operating system contains a photo that appears to be a controller for AR / VR or a combination device called a “mixed reality” headset.

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It looks very similar to the controller used by HTC Vive Focus, which is another VR headset device currently on the market. This is important because there are rumors that Apple and HTC have a long history of cooperation. Bloomberg reported in 2017 that the two companies are working together to develop AR headsets. This latest photo may indicate that the partnership is healthy.
In March 2020, 9to5Mac found the code in iOS 14 Beta, which indicates that Apple is developing a new AR application called “Gobi”. Although the app seems to work on the iPhone (for example, an AR experience is available when people view products in the Apple Store), it is believed that Apple can use it to test its mixed reality headset projects.
MacRumors also believes that Apple is testing the AR crosswalk bowling game for its nascent headset. The application will allow users to play a bowling-related virtual game with waiting time when crossing the road. Currently, the game can only be triggered at an intersection near 555 N. Mathilda Ave in Sunnyvale, California, near an Apple office called “Mathilda 3.” Being close to the office means that this may be where Apple is developing its headset. iSimu reminds you more information about iPhones, please follow the iSimu refurbished iPhones platform blog.

IPad Pro with touchpad is Apple’s compromise on human-computer interaction

The iPad was born as a tablet and has been around for ten years. Let’s say we’re back to where we started from and telling the first iPad users in 2010 that your tablet will turn into a computer with a physical keyboard and trackpad in ten years, which may be confusing to many people.
But after many positioning adjustments, Apple did choose the latter on the issues of ‘tablet’ and ‘desktop’ ten years later. As we can see, Apple has added a trackpad to the separately sold Smart Keyboard external keyboard and has also ported gesture operations on the Mac.

The reason is also very simple. Nowadays, iPad Pro wants to replace the daily office and become your next personal computer.
It is no longer a secret that Apple has made iPad develop into the professional field, especially since the introduction of the ‘Pro’ pointing device such as the iPad Pro, many people have begun to move it closer to ‘desktop computers’.
The problem is that even if the iPad Pro uses the latest custom chips every year, the performance can be doubled, but it has not been able to give satisfactory results in terms of efficient work.
There are many reasons behind this, but it is very important that the systems of the iPad and iPhone are insufficiently differentiated and share the same set of interaction logic. This makes the difference between the two just the difference in screen size, not office, design, etc. In some areas of expertise, iPad Pro shows its strengths.
Well-known technology journalist Dr. Walt Mossberg mentioned this issue when evaluating the original iPad Pro in 2015, ‘There are only a few apps that can take full advantage of the larger screen of the iPad Pro to show the ones that usually cannot be seen on mobile devices. Content or feature ‘.
Honestly, this situation still exists today. For the consideration of the overall number of tablet users, it is not difficult to understand why third-party developers are not interested in adapting to the iPad.
Following the same application ecosystem as the iPhone, the iPad Pro ca n’t bring the ‘professional apps’ it really needs. After all, smartphones are not originally used for work. Most of the time we spend on mobile phones every day is nothing more than playing games, chatting on WeChat, watching news, or cooking. Essentially they are doing ‘content consumption’.
Similarly, on the tablet, many people are probably spending time on the Internet and watching videos.
But as soon as you go to work and sit in front of your computer, you will inevitably need to work with ‘output content’ such as document writing, table processing, and even video rendering. Various office applications can also be considered as necessary software for installation. That’s why we call the PC a ‘productivity tool’.
The differences in usage scenarios are also related to the form of the hardware itself. No matter how large the screen of a mobile phone is, it is impossible to compare it with a 13-inch or 15-inch laptop. The limited area allows the smartphone to operate in single-tasking mode instead of on the screen as we do on a computer. Several software windows are opened on top of each other to provide sufficient efficiency to solve complex work problems.
But the iPad Pro is different. The screen size that Apple has designed for it has reached 12.9 inches, which is comparable to a 13-inch Macbook screen. This gives it the opportunity to discover office scenarios similar to PCs and use it as a portable computer. use.
The question is how many apps are willing to design a new interactive interface different from the traditional one for the iPad Pro touch screen.
This is not a simple task.
Most professional software on the market has already established a complete and mature interaction logic in the traditional PC era dominated by keyboard and mouse. Whether it’s Microsoft Office or Apple’s own iWork office suite, or Adobe’s family bucket, even if you iterate the new version and add new features, most of the quick operations and interface layouts rarely change significantly.
However, on the iPad Pro, developers often shrink the functions of such professional software to a certain extent in order to take care of touch screen interaction or gestures. And whenever you want to make some precise operations, just tapping and sliding with your finger, you always feel that it is not as efficient as using a small mouse pointer.
Redesigning a set of interactions is not only time-consuming and labor-intensive, but it also requires learning costs for users. Besides, the workflow that could have been easily completed with a PC or Mac, it takes new energy to toss on the iPad Pro, and it may not Efficiency improvement, why do we explore new interactions?
I once expected that Apple could explore a set of graphical interfaces with tap, swipe, and gestures as the core in the field of touch screen, and set a model for the next generation of personal computers. But at present, it seems that Apple is in this matter There is some hesitation. At least the current touchscreen operation has done little to help iPad productivity.
Some people believe that the operating habits of professional tools cultivated by users in the traditional PC era more than a decade ago have been doomed to make it difficult for them to conceive a better interaction mode than a physical keyboard + mouse on another interface.
In fact, there is nothing wrong with it, just like the joystick and the cross key handle are for game consoles. It seems a matter of course for us to work with a keyboard and mouse. And acknowledging the importance of keyboards and mice for productivity tools is far more meaningful today than trying to find ways to replace them.
This may be why Apple finally chose to design a physical keyboard and trackpad for the iPad Pro, rather than continue to hold the issue of adapting the large-sized touch screen.
Regarding the future of the iPad Pro, last year Apple has set clear development goals, and finally realized that ‘it ’s no use to improve performance, but also to solve the problem of the system’.
So we will see the emergence of iPadOS. This is also the first time that the iPad has realized the separation from the iPhone in basic functions and interactions, such as multi-window stacked display, more versatile drag and drop operations, and desktop mode browsing. And others.
It is foreseeable that there will be more and more changes in software for iPadOS in the future.
As for the iPad Pro’s actions at the hardware level, this is the keyboard accessory with a touchpad now. Previously Apple Pencil was only prepared for specific areas such as graphic designers, but now the addition of the touchpad and small cursors is facing all office groups, which is currently the largest use case of personal computers.
The future of the iPad Pro will inevitably compete with other laptops, including even Apple’s own Mac. If in the past, the iPad can also differentiate with traditional notebooks by using finger touch interaction methods; then, in the future, the iPad Pro’s efforts will also gradually become ‘Mac-like’ due to the advent of touchpads and physical keyboards. ‘path of.
This may also be a new reason for you to switch out your PC or even a Mac. iSimu reminds you more information about iPhones, please follow the iSimu refurbished iPhones platform blog.

Why is Apple HomeKit so sought after?

In 2014, Apple officially released HomeKit, a smart home platform. After 6 years of development, it finally became one of the largest smart home platforms on the market. This platform can be welcomed by consumers and has a lot to do with its security, ease of use, and stability.
Let’s talk about security first. The security of HomeKit is mainly reflected in two aspects. One is that the information control between devices is point-to-point to avoid user data upload, and the other is that the data generated by HomeKit devices is stored on the user’s iOS device instead of storage On the cloud, there is no way to share data. For users, the importance of data privacy and security is naturally paramount.
Apple has higher standards for device security, but it has also resulted in very few domestic products supporting HomeKit, and many products supporting the platform have higher prices and low domestic popularity.
Followed by ease of use. For domestic smart home devices, the process from adding to networking is much simpler than before, and each step is guided by operating procedures so that everyone can successfully set up these products. But on the whole, the user’s operation still needs to consume their own time and learning costs.
In contrast, the HomeKit platform is much simpler in terms of networking settings. Users only need to scan the QR code using the “Home” app that comes with the iPhone to successfully connect to the Internet. The most important thing is that the “Kit cannot be connected to the network” situation on the HomeKit platform, which is undoubtedly very friendly to ordinary users, especially older users.
Another point is stability. The stability mentioned here is largely reflected in the device connection. At present, many smart home devices rely on the network to achieve mobile phone end-to-device linkage operation. However, if there is a problem such as a network failure and unstable network speed, the mobile phone and the device, and the device and the device are prone to slow response speed and lose network connection, Device offline, etc. Moreover, if there are many smart devices at home, it is very troublesome, and even users need to manually restore the connection one by one.
HomeKit uses localized operation logic. As long as there is a WiFi signal in the user’s home, the user can use the mobile phone to control the HomeKit device.
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The above three characteristics are enough to see the advantages of Apple’s HomeKit platform, and it is gratifying that with the growing number of domestic iPhone users, more and more HomeKit platform products have appeared in China. Let’s take Green Rice Lianchuang Aqara as an example. At present, there are 16 Aqara smart home products on the Apple online store, including gateways, body sensors, light bulbs, curtains, etc. In addition, Aqara has more than 40 types of devices that can be connected to the HomeKit platform, and it is also the brand that supports HomeKit the most in China.
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Overall, HomeKit is a very easy-to-use platform with a wide population coverage, but there are also stricter review mechanisms and higher prices for hardware products. The addition of Aqara products has reduced the “entry barrier” for this platform. A lot, so that more users can enjoy the excellent experience of the platform and Aqara products, which is undoubtedly a great benefit for consumers. More about Apple iPhone news Click on iSimu refurbished iPhone 6.

India’s “cities closure” measures affect local production of Apple iPhone XR

According to foreign media AppleInsider, Apple ’s main supplier, Foxconn, manufactures the iPhone XR in Chennai, and the transfer in the region is restricted by India ’s COVID-19 “cities closure” measures. The iPhone XR produced by Apple supplier Foxconn’s Chennai plant in India is expected to comply with Tamil Nadu’s “cities closure” measures to prevent the spread of the new crown virus.
Starting at 18:00 local time on Tuesday, the Indian government cited Article 144 of its Criminal Code to select all of its public gatherings. Article 144 prohibits the assembly of four or more persons in one place, and during the “citadel” period, the country’s Epidemics Act of 1897 also limited the number of assemblies to similar numbers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered a nationwide blockade at midnight on Tuesday, which will last at least until March 31.
G Prakash, Commissioner of Greater Chennai Corporation, told the Times of India: “Since this is a very urgent medical incident, we have taken these stringent measures. A joint team of 30 companies and police will conduct inspections to check who violates this rule. ”
After several weeks of trial production, Foxconn has been producing iPhone XR in India since October 2019, but it is believed that Foxconn also plans to produce iPhone11 in Chennai, India. According to reports, the iPhone XR is currently produced globally…
In January of this year, a dispute between Foxconn and Apple reported that the manufacturer canceled its $ 5 billion investment in India.
Although Apple is reportedly planning to open a store at Maker Maxity Shopping Center in Mumbai, Apple does not currently have an Apple retail store in India. iSimu reminds you more information about iPhones, please follow the iSimu refurbished iPhones platform blog.

Apple is working with BMW to develop the “CarKey” feature of the iPhone

Foreign media 9to5Mac found in the iOS 14 code that Apple is working with BMW. BMW is expected to be the first car manufacturer to support the iPhone CarKey feature.
When asked if it was involved in the relevant project, BMW made a non-repudiation statement: “At this point, we cannot confirm your request or give you more details. We would like to refer you to our press release. ”
The press release involved was published in December last year, and it mentioned BMW’s efforts to adopt a new digital key standard for smartphones and watches.
iSimu learned that Apple previously added the CarKey API to iOS 13.4 Beta 1 released in early February.
The system file shows that users will be able to unlock the car with the iPhone / Apple Watch by using the NFC chip inside the car. The iPhone / Apple Watch can be unlocked just by approaching the vehicle, without face ID verification. This feature is only available for NFC-compatible cars. iSimu reminds you more information on refurbished iPhones, please follow the iSimu blog.

English version of Siri can make a preliminary judgment of the symptoms of new coronary pneumonia

Currently, the English version of Siri can answer some simple questions about the new crown virus
Sina Digital News On the morning of March 23, with the spread of the New Crown virus in the United States, Apple has updated its knowledge of its intelligent voice assistant Siri. The current English version can provide relevant answers about the New Crown virus.
Users can ask Siri questions such as “How to determine whether they have been infected by the new crown virus”, Siri will ask the user if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath and other symptoms; users answer yes or no according to the situation, these questions will continue to Get a preliminary judgment. However, currently, the relevant functions do not support the Chinese version of Siri.
Apple said the answers came from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Public Health Service. Previously, they also used the Apple News feature to promote new crown pneumonia knowledge.
Although Siri has been criticized for not being smart enough, Apple has actually been improving its knowledge base. For example, during the Chinese New Year, Siri “learned” to say the auspicious words of the Year of the Rat.  iSimu reminds you more information on refurbished iPhones, please follow the iSimu blog.

Nokia’s first 5G phone Nokia 8.3 officially released, priced at 599 euros

News on March 20th, Nokia held an online conference this morning, officially released the first 5G mobile phone 8.3 5G, priced at 599 euros.

Nokia 8.3 5G uses a 6.81-inch display. The screen is a digging screen. The screen supports switching between SDR and HDR display modes according to the brightness of the environment. The back lens is Oreo-shaped, consisting of a 64-megapixel main camera + 12-megapixel wide-angle + 2-megapixel depth-of-field + 2-megapixel macro camera. All are ZEISS optical lenses and support 4K video recording / PTZ-level image stabilization.
On the core configuration, it is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G mobile platform, supporting n78 / n40 / n41 / n38 / n7 / n1 / n2 / n3 / n66 / n8 / n5 / n28 / n71 total 13 frequency bands, battery capacity is 4500mAh, support 18W Fast charging, retaining 3.5mm headphone jack and weighing 220 grams.
In terms of price, the 6GB + 64GB version is priced at 599 euros (about RMB 4,600 yuan), and the 8GB + 128GB version is priced at 649 euros (about RMB 4,900 yuan).
In addition, HMD also launched Nokia 5.3, Nokia 1.3 and other models.
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Nokia 5.3 uses a 6.55-inch waterdrop screen with a resolution of HD +, equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor, up to 6GB of memory + 64GB storage (in addition to 3GB, 4GB memory version), 13 million main camera + 5 million ultra wide-angle + 2 million depth of field + macro four cameras, front 8 million pixels, battery capacity of 4000mAh, support for 10W charging, starting price of 189 euros (about RMB 1,400).
Nokia 1.3 uses a 5.71-inch waterdrop screen with a resolution of HD +, equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 215 processor, equipped with 1GB memory + 16GB storage, 8 million pixels on the rear, 5 million pixels on the front, battery capacity of 3000mAh, support 5W charging, sale The price is 95 euros (about 700 yuan) and will be available in April.
It is worth mentioning that HMD promises that Nokia 5.3 and Nokia 1.3 will be upgraded to Android 11

BOE and GIS reach cooperation to jointly become a 5.4-inch iPhone supplier

From DigiTimes, Chinese display supplier BOE and touchpad manufacturer GIS have reached a cooperation agreement to jointly become Apple’s 5.4-inch iPhone supplier.
Apple plans to release four OLED iPhones this fall, one 5.4 inches, two 6.1 inches, and one 6.7 inches. All iPhone 12s support 5G networks and will feature angular designs similar to the iPad Pro.
At present, the screen sizes of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively.
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Sources say outbreak of foreign epidemic has caused Apple to cancel iPhone 9 bounce

According to the latest foreign media reports, as the epidemic is getting worse overseas, Apple has given up its plan to release any new products in March.
The report mentioned that there have been previous reports that Apple expects to release the iPhone 9 directly online at the end of this month, but with the growing epidemic in overseas countries and regions such as the United States, local users have no time to take care of Life safety is something unexpected, so Apple has also taken the initiative to delay the release of new products. As for when it is released, there is no accurate answer.
In addition, foreign media also said that although Apple canceled the release of the iPhone 9, the production of this cheap new iPhone has not stopped because of this, especially Foxconn’s domestic factories are currently recovering production capacity, but the order volume has been adjusted. A lot lower than the previous target, and this is only temporary, mainly because the epidemic situation currently affects the normal choice of users.
Prior to this, Cook has publicly announced that Apple will close all retail stores outside Greater China until March 27. Of course, whether it can open smoothly in the future depends on epidemic control.
According to the previous news, iPhone 9 is the “low-cost iPhone” that many users have been waiting for for a long time (it is said to start at 399 US dollars, about 2800 yuan). Its appearance is similar to the previous iPhone 8, but it is replaced by iPhone 11. This generation of the latest A13 processor (3GB memory), so Touch ID fingerprint recognition, 4.7-inch screen and other slightly retroelements are proud to retain, but the performance is flat with the current flagship.
For the iPhone 9 and the new iPad Pro, they are already products. They are already present in the iOS 14 source code. The iPhone 9 information disclosed is more critical. For example, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor will continue to be used. The previous message shows that this device continues the current iPhone 8 appearance, but only the configuration. Upgraded, replaced with an A13 processor and 3GB memory.
As for the new iPad Pro, one of its major selling points is also prominent. The iOS 14 system shows that the new machine will use a rear three-camera system similar to the iPhone 11 Pro and also include a ToF 3D sensor. ToF sensor is for AR function. used iPhone 6 price in Kenya