5G is becoming more and more palpable. While Apple will certainly announce its compatible iPhone 12 on October 13, Orange has unveiled its package offers, ranging from 40 to 95 euros. Sony is also in the starting blocks with its PS5, the guts of which we could admire in a teardown video uploaded by the brand. Finally, the Chinese brand Vivo will be arriving in France in a few days, alongside its cousins OnePlus, Oppo and Realme, all from the same BBK Electronics group. Watch out for traffic jams.
The iPhone 12 are coming … and they will be accompanied
Launched this year a month late due to the health crisis, Apple’s new smartphones will certainly come in four models: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max; all 5G compatible. They could be accompanied by a miniature version of the HomePod speaker and especially Apple’s first headphones. Keynote to follow on October 13 on 01net.com and 01TV.
5G for 40 euros minimum at Orange
So the rumors of last week were true. Orange has unveiled its four 5G plans, offering 70, 100, 150 GB and unlimited data for the latter. Prices will range from 40 to 95 euros, with several promotional devices in the first year. It remains to be seen what the operator’s coverage will be when the network is switched on, certainly before the end of the year.
Sony dismantles its PS5 and hopes to sell tons
The boss of Sony’s PlayStation division is banking on 7 million copies in the first six months of marketing; a success equivalent to that of the PS4 in 2013. In the meantime, the manufacturer has posted a video of disassembly of its console, rich in lessons, in particular on the possibility of extending the storage.
Google strengthens the protection of your personal data
On the occasion of European Cyber Security Month, Google is implementing new privacy measures. The first will alert you to a major vulnerability from any application in the group. Google Assistant users will also be able to invoke a “guest” mode that prevents the company from keeping activity history.
Tesla was the victim of a mysterious case of sabotage
An employee at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California was fired after attempting to sabotage an assembly line. This is not the first time that Elon Musk’s company has been the victim of such attacks, including data theft. Enough to encourage him to protect his industrial secrets as best as possible.
Chinese brand Vivo lands in France
Vivo will launch in France on October 20. Owned by the BBK Electronics group, it is a cousin of OnePlus, Oppo and Realme. We hope that the brand will release its most original phones here, such as the Nex or the Apex, to stand out in an already saturated market.
So much for this summary of the news for the week of October 6 to 9, 2020. We look forward to seeing you next Saturday for a new episode.