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Tech launches and updates: September edit

Arushi Sakhuja 
With technology at the helm of the global world, here’s taking a look at some of the newest tech launches of the month.
Apple adopts the USB Type C port and AI
Apple adopts the USB Type C port and AI
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During the Wonderlust event, Apple announced a series of new products and technological developments. The first is that after a lot of debate, Apple has finally adopted the use of the USB Type-C charging port. This means that users will be able to charge their iPad, Mac, AirPods and iPhone 15 from the same charger. Additionally, the brand has also introduced new AI features which is one of the most recent tech launches in the world. The AI components of the watch chip make Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, 25 per cent more accurate.
The event marked the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 9 and the second-generation Apple Watch Ultra, alongside the launch of the iPhone 15 series.
Apple Watch Series 9
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The latest smartwatch from Apple, the Apple Watch Series 9, is powered by the new S9 chip and includes a second-generation ultra-wideband chip that enhances the accuracy of location-based features like precise finding. Additionally, this chip allows users to control their HomePod’s music playback with a simple tap. The display has also been improved, with a peak brightness of 2,000nits. One of the newest and most exciting features of the Apple Watch Series 9 is the “double-tap” function, which allows users to answer phone calls by tapping their index finger and thumb together, similar to the Apple Vision Pro’s tapping feature. This feature will be available next month.
The Apple Watch Series 9 starts at Rs 41,900 and will be available for purchase at offline stores starting September 22. The watch is available in several aesthetic options, including aluminium models in pink, starlight, silver, midnight, and product red, as well as stainless steel versions in gold, silver, and graphite, so users can choose a style that suits their preferences.
Apple iPhone 15
tech launches iPhone 15 PRO
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tech launches iPhone 15
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Are you interested in the newest tech launches? Apple has just launched the iPhone 15 and 15 PRO. These new models come in the same sizes as last year’s low-end versions, with additional features such as a frosted glass back, higher-resolution rear camera, A16 processor, and Dynamic Island interface for alerts. The front-facing camera and Face ID now have a new Dynamic Island cut-out, which is the most noticeable difference. Apple has also included the A16 Bionic chip from last year’s Pro models in the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. In terms of camera, there is a significant hardware upgrade with the new 48 MP lens, which is four times more than the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. During a live-streamed presentation from Apple’s headquarters, the company showcased the models in new colours, such as black, light blue, and yellow. The iPhone 15 starts at INR Rs 79,900, while the iPhone 15 Pro costs INR 134,900 and above.⁣
Infinix launches Explorer Satellite Communication Technology
Infinix
Photo Courtesy: Infinix
At the ‘Story On’ event in Venice, Italy, Infinix impressed attendees with their latest advancements in communication technology and smartphone innovation. The most exciting announcement was the introduction of their cutting-edge Explorer Satellite Communication Technology, which was showcased through the ZERO 30 5G prototype. This pioneering technology offers incredible benefits in terms of reliability, efficiency, and capacity, ensuring uninterrupted connectivity even in the most remote and challenging environments. Infinix has developed a comprehensive satellite communication solution that has the potential to revolutionize communication and aid in emergency rescue situations. By using an advanced IoT low-earth orbit satellite network, Infinix has created an efficient message system architecture that can transmit messages rapidly, averaging one message per second, with a baseline transmission speed exceeding 2.2kb/s. The system can handle up to 1.9 million messages per hour, with the ability to serve even more users as additional satellites are deployed. This bi-directional communication system allows users to transmit up to 84 bytes of data at a time, enhancing connectivity in remote areas and during emergencies. Infinix plans to roll out this technology globally in phases, beginning in 2024, to meet users’ security needs during critical situations.
Noise Air Buds 3 and Air Buds Pro 3 TWS
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Photo Courtesy: Noise
Upgrade your audio experience to premium quality with Noise’s flagship TWS series, featuring Active Noise Cancellation and a sleek metallic design. Noise has expanded its flagship TWS series, Noise Air Buds, with the release of two new models: Noise Air Buds 3 and Noise Air Buds Pro 3. These earbuds are designed to elevate your audio experience and boast an impressive 45 hours of playtime on a single charge.
The Noise Air Buds 3 series comes equipped with the brand’s proprietary Instacharge™ technology for quick charging and is also IPX5 water-resistant, making them ideal for those with an active lifestyle. They feature 13mm drivers for high-quality sound and utilize HyperSync™ technology for seamless and instant pairing with Bluetooth v5.3. The Noise Air Buds 3 come in two exciting colours, Serene White and Jet Black, while the Noise Air Buds Pro 3 are available in four elegant colour options: Space Black, Serene White, Shadow Grey, and Sage Green.
Samsung SMART Ring
Galaxy-Smart-Ring
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One of the major tech launches is that Samsung is reportedly developing a smart ring that could be more accurate than current health-tracking devices. The company is expected to unveil the new smart device at the 2024 Galaxy Unpacked event. However, the company has not yet officially confirmed the device’s arrival. There have been rumours about a device called the Galaxy Ring that may be able to collect, analyze, track, and send information related to health, exercise, and sleep. It could also keep tabs on biometric and physiological data, vital signs, and personal health records, and provide medical advice if needed. The ring is said to have several sensors that will likely enhance the precision of health data.

 

Arushi Sakhuja

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