Week 37 in review: iOS 16 is out, Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition official with 16GB of RAM


Another week down, so let’s recap. Apple dropped shiny OS updates to the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. For those devices that are ineligible for iOS 16, Apple also released iOS 15.7. And for iPad users, iPadOS 16 will arrive later on, it was delayed due to issues with the new Stage Manager multitasking feature.

Sony announced a special Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and Xperia Stream accessory bundled. The accessory plugs into the phone via USB-C and brings a full-sized HDMI port alongside a LAN port, a headphone jack, and a USB-C port on top.

It does not feature any additional buttons or joysticks so you are still doing the actual gaming on the phone’s display. Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition retails for JPY 175,000 which converts to $1,225. It’s already available on pre-order in Japan from Sony and Docomo.

Apple’s A16 chip was tested on AnTuTu and it recorded an impressive 28% improvement in its GPU score compared to the A15. Meanwhile, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus shows weaker demand compared to even the iPhone mini series that was discontinued due to low sales.

Google teased the colors of its upcoming Pixel 7 through wacky potato chips in Japan – Snow Cheese is the white (Snow) one, Hazel Onion is the dark sage-slash-olive (Hazel) color, Salty Lemon is the yellow (Lemongrass) variant, and Obsidian Pepper is the black (Obsidian) one. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are coming on October 6.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP sensor got detailed this week. It’s reportedly “100% confirmed” to have 0.6µm pixels on a 1/1.3” sensor with an f/1.7 aperture in front.

We saw the first renders of the OnePlus 11 Pro. It will have a circular camera module with three cameras, no details on those just yet, but we also do see an alert slider, which was notoriously missing from the OnePlus 10T.

Those were the key stories of the week but you can check out the full list below. See you next week!

Apple releases iOS 16, iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16

iPadOS 16 is delayed and will probably arrive next month.

Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition brings 16GB RAM and bundles Xperia Stream

The new device is already on pre-order in Japan while open sales start on September 15.

Here are the battery capacities of the new iPhone 14 models

The iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life out of any iPhone, according to iPhone. It has a Pro Max battery size, but a vanilla display and chipset.

More details about Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 200 MP camera emerge

The sensor will be 1/1.3” in size with an f/1.7 lens in front.

Apple A16 chip shows an impressive +28% improvement in GPU score on AnTuTu test

The CPU is also showing a respectable improvement, despite the pessimistic Geekbench result from earlier. 

First OnePlus 11 Pro renders surface, alert slider returns

And redesigned camera island.

Google teases Pixel 7 colors with weirdly delicious chips in Japan

C’mon, wouldn’t you try Snow Cheese, Hazel Onion, Salty Lemon, or Obsidian Pepper?

Nothing Phone (1) crosses 100k sales in India, becomes best seller in its price category

Strong performance for a new brand.

Ming-Chi Kuo: demand for iPhone 14 Plus weaker than for mini, 14 Pro Max surpasses its predecessor

Overall, the Pro models are doing better than the two non-Pro models, at least based on this early analysis.

Apple iPhone 14 battery replacement is 43% more expensive than previous generation

Apple now ask $99 for a battery replacement, regardless of the model.

Intel's 13th gen Raptor Lake to deliver 6GHz stock, break 8GHz world record

Intel’s Raptor Lake will be able to achieve 6GHz in normal use and 8GHz with liquid nitrogen.

Tecno launches Camon 19 Pro Mondrian with changing colors

The phone is named after the famous artist as the phone’s design follows his abstract paintings.

Amazon Kindle 2022 announced with 300ppi display, 16GB storage and 6 week battery life

It starts at $99.99/€99.99 £84.99.

iQOO Z6 Lite is here - the first phone with Snapdragon 4 Gen 1

A further cashback brings the price down to ₹11,499.

iPhone 14 Pro Max disassembly video shows what the SIM-less phone is like on the inside

This is a US unit, so it only has eSIM. The video suggests that the front camera may have OIS and shows what could be the new satellite communication module.

PUBG Mobile version 2.2 brings new map and game mode

Some improvements to the Erangel map are also in place.

Affordable Realme C30s arrives with side-mounted fingerprint scanner

The phone has a Unisoc chipset and Realme UI, based on Android 12 (Go edition).

Madhav Sheth: At least one number series generation per year from now on, GT series will focus on design

We sat down with the Head of Realme International on the company’s 4th anniversary.

Sony announces Xperia Stream: cooling and streaming accessory for the Xperia 1 IV

The accessory attaches via USB-C and lets you stream your gaming battles while also cooling your Xperia 1 IV.

Ice Universe: the Samsung Galaxy S23 will have slightly thicker bezels than the S22

According to Ice’s measurements, the S23 will be 0.3mm taller and 0.3mm wider than the S22. And all of that is accounted for by extra bezel around the 6.1″ display.

Google loses appeal against EU, ordered to pay €4.1 billion fine

The decision confirms a ruling from 2018 on bundling Android with Chrome and Google Search.

Rumor: Oppo Find X6 Pro to use the SD 8 Gen 2, the vanilla Find X6 the 8+ Gen 1

The Pro is rumored to feature a 1″ sensor in its main camera. Leaksters are reporting that Oppo, vivo and Xiaomi are working on phones with 1″ sensors.

Battery capacities for new Apple Watch models surface

Watch Ultra gets a 542mAh battery – the largest cell of any Apple smartwatch.

Oppo F21s Pro 5G full specs leak alongside pricing info and new renders

The phone will become official tomorrow, apparently.

Bose QuietComfort SE quietly launch with similar specs to the QC 45

The SE have the same launch price as the QC 45 did at launch (but that one has gotten significantly cheaper since then).

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