Tech News September 2022

The world of technology moves forward at the speed of light. It’s easy to get lost if we’re not always in touch with the latest tech news in the tech world.

At The Interlude, we plan on bringing you the latest tech news every month, carefully collecting the most important, influential, and noteworthy tech updates throughout the period.

Apple, iPhone event on September 7th

Apple: The “Far Out” event was held on September 7th 2022. The event occurred in Apple Park, California, at Steve Jobs Theatre. The Cupertino-based company introduced the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE 2.

The iPhone 14 series includes four models: the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. A rugged “Pro” edition of the iPhone Apple Watch Series 8 was also announced. The 2020-released Apple Watch SE will be replaced by the SE 2.

AMD Announces New Ryzen 7000 Processors

Four new consumer desktop processors from AMD’s latest Ryzen 7000 series, codenamed “Raphael”, were introduced a few days ago. They are scheduled to be launched on September 27th.

These new CPUs are based on AMD’s latest AM5 platform and Zen 4 architecture and use up to 16 cores and 32 threads on TSMC’s new 5nm process. They also offer cutting-edge technologies like DDR5 and PCIe Gen 5. They significantly outperform the Ryzen 5000 series from the previous generation.

EU proposes new laws to make phones last longer.

The European Commission is considering the prospect of requiring manufacturers of smartphones and tablets to make their products more resilient and simpler to replace in a new draft proposal. The commission claims that if this proposal is approved, it will lessen the amount of electronic waste produced, increase recycling rates, and reuse resources used to make electronic gadgets, reducing carbon waste.

According to the EU’s guidelines, manufacturers must pass battery durability tests if they can’t supply batteries to consumers for five years. These will guarantee that even after 1,000 complete charge cycles, devices operate at least 80% of their rated capacity. Additionally, manufacturers must guarantee that software updates never reduce battery life.

Apple overtakes Android to pass 50% of smartphones used in US

According to a new market intelligence assessment, the iPhone’s market share in the US reached a record high last quarter, giving it more than 50% of the US market for the first time ever.

Apple controls 78% of the premium smartphones costing $1,000 or more globally.

Sony Launches Mobile Gaming Platform

Sony recently established a specialized PlayStation mobile gaming division as part of a significant effort to expand beyond consoles. The new “PlayStation Studios Mobile Division “will run separately from the console bones business. Sony has also revealed that it has recently acquired Savage Games Studio, a Helsinki-Berlin-based developer.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was spotted wearing Pixel Watch.

In an in-depth interview with Kara Swisher at the 2022 Code Conference, Sundar Pichai was spotted wearing Google’s Pixel Watch, which is set to be released next month.

Revolutionary 1 TB optical discs might be the future of physical media.

Folio Photonics, a startup based in Ohio, United States, is working on a new disc storage technology enabling 1TB storage at 5$. The company has announced shipping 10TB storage discs costing 5$ per TB in 2024 and aiming for 1$ per TB in the future. It became possible through the use of next-gen materials and modern manufacturing process. At present, the best hard drives cost 25$ per TB.

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