In this week’s tech launches, we saw probably one of the biggest software announcements of the year. Apple kicked off the week with its 2021 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), where the Cupertino-based giant unveiled its upcoming operating systems for iPhone, Mac computers, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and more. Besides the new Apple software, we have seen other big launches like the second OnePlus smartphone in its North series in India – the OnePlus North CE. Additionally, Samsung launched its Samsung Frame 2021 TV in India, which looks like nothing less than a work of art. Apart from these, there have been other launches like Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS earphones, OnePlus TV U1S 4K, Poco M3 Pro, iQoo Z3, Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 and M16, Infinix Note 10 series, between other. Let’s take a look at some of the launches that took place this week:
Apple iOS 15, macOS Monterey, WatchOS 8 and tvOS 15
Earlier this week, Apple took to the stage at WWDC 2021 to announce iOS 15, the new macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, iPadOS 15, home news and more. The World Developer Conference, as the name suggests, is still all about software, although Apple has used it to showcase hardware in the past. This year, no material has been presented on stage, although Apple has delivered pretty much every front with information that has already been announced to launch. That includes a bunch of new features for iPhones, better multitasking on iPads, more refinements for macOS, new fitness and wellness features for the Apple Watch, and more.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G is the first Nord smartphone in India since the launch of the standard OnePlus Nord last year. Unlike its sibling, the new device comes with a single selfie camera unit and Snapdragon 750G under the hood. However, the two phones look alike with the pill-shaped rear camera module and the perforated screen.
Sony WF-1000XM4 TWS Earphones
Sony this week unveiled its next-generation true high-end wireless headphones, dubbed the Sony WF-1000XM4, the successor to the Sony WF-1000XM3. The new headphones feature a distinct in-ear design to ensure the best fit and enable active noise cancellation (ANC). Sony’s latest device is also among the first TWS headphones to feature the high-resolution LDAC Bluetooth codec for high-quality sound. The latest generation Sony headphones will compete with notable premium offerings like Apple AirPods Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Jabra Elite 85t.
55 inch Sony Bravia X90J 4K TV
Sony has launched a new television set, the centerpiece of which is its image processor which claims to “think like a human”. typical advances in AI, this is based purely on color and how the average human eye perceives the world around it.In this regard, Sony’s description of the cognitive processor XR is similar to what many TV manufacturers have claimed that micro LED TVs will be capable of doing.
Other launches during the week included a new OnePlus (U1S) 4K TV, Vivo Y73, Poco M3 Pro, iQoo Z3, Samsung Frame 2021 TV, new gaming laptops from Asus including the Zephyrus S17. and M16 and the Asus TUF Gaming F15. and F17, the Infinix Note 10, as well as other products.
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