iPhone and the “American Dream”

iPhone and the “American Dream”

Today, millions of American manufacturing jobs have been moved abroad; many companies depend entirely on factories halfway around the world. However, this may soon change.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown how fragile production chains can be. Many factories in China have been forced to close due to the outbreak of the disease. But that’s not all. Even when factories in China resume operations, companies still face disruptions in both land and air transportation.

Experts in the manufacturing sector said that last year, when the epidemic broke out in China, the situation became extremely difficult, factories in the US could not afford to make up for the shortage.

That’s also why in January, US President Joe Biden signed an executive order to strengthen the “Buy American” strategy, encouraging the federal government to spend its budget every year. billion dollars to buy goods that have 75% of the parts made in the US. He hopes the move will boost demand for US-made products, prompting companies to reinvest in manufacturing at home.

Mr. Biden is not alone in trying to solve this problem. In April, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged to spend $430 billion on investments in the U.S. to create 20,000 more jobs over the next five years in areas including 5G wireless networks, artificial intelligence, and more. silicon generators and processors.

Even with billions of dollars of investment, Apple and Tim Cook still find it difficult to turn the US into a place to produce its key devices. iPhone – Apple’s golden egg – will most likely continue to be assembled in factories in China for many years to come.

To make a change, experts say, the US will need to spend years investing in new manufacturing technologies and subsidizing companies to make up the difference in wages and salaries. costs compared to foreign countries. America also needs to rebuild its education and apprenticeship system to improve the workforce for manufacturing and convince people that this is a career worth entering.

Besides, the global supply chain of components for products that Americans love, such as cell phones, cars, computers, furniture, also need to be brought back to the US.

However, the biggest hurdle facing the US manufacturing industry is probably users. Although the “Buy American” strategy poll yields relatively positive results, users in the US will still buy an item no matter where it comes from.

A series of high-end smartphones are discounted by tens of millions of dong in Vietnam

A series of high-end smartphones are discounted by tens of millions of dong in Vietnam

A series of high-end smartphones are adjusted by dealers to stimulate sales in the low season.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 – This model is being sold by dealers for 43 million VND, 7 million VND lower than the listed price. This is considered the last sale of the Galaxy Z Fold2, before Samsung launches its successor in the next few days. The outer screen of the device is 6.23 inches, while the large screen inside is 7.6 inches.

The hinge part of the machine is relatively sturdy and solid, allowing users to use it in many different folding and opening positions. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is equipped with Snapdragon 865+ processor, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory. The included battery has a capacity of 4,500mAh, supports 25W fast charging. The device also fully supports high-speed 5G connectivity.

iPhone 12 Pro – The iPhone 12 generation received a lot of attention from users in Vietnam. However, versions with large memory capacity of 512 GB did not attract the attention of users. The reason comes from their high price, while the actual storage needs of the majority of users are not so great. The 512 GB iPhone 12 Pro has just been adjusted by dealers to reduce 10 million VND compared to the listed price, down to 31 million VND. Some systems have even stopped selling the 512 GB version of this model.

Oppo launched Reno6 Z: Thin and light design, 5G support, camera with many features

Oppo launched Reno6 Z: Thin and light design, 5G support, camera with many features

Reno6 Z is a mid-range smartphone that has just been introduced by Oppo in Vietnam. Compared to its predecessor, the device has not changed much in design but has been upgraded in performance, camera and 5G support.

The overall appearance of the device is not much different from its predecessor Reno5. The highlight is on the back with a youthful design, which can change color depending on the viewing angle. Besides, this back is also finished in rough form, which helps to limit dust and fingerprints during use.

The machine is curved evenly on all 4 sides, providing a relatively comfortable grip. In addition, with a weight of only 173 grams and a thickness of 7.9 mm, users can use the device with one hand for a long time without feeling uncomfortable.

The screen of Reno6 Z has a size of 6.4 inches, using AMOLED panels, a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels with a display ratio of up to 90.8%. The display quality of this screen is relatively good, the colors are bright, vibrant, and the brightness is high, allowing users to easily use it in the sun. Besides, this screen is also equipped with eye protection feature when used for a long time.

The punch-hole camera part of the device is quite well finished. With an AMOLED panel, the hole punch has a smaller area than those using LCD screens in the same segment.

The camera cluster of the device has a square design, similar to the previous Reno5 generation. The system includes a 64 MP main lens, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2 MP macro lens. Practical experience in bright enough conditions, the quality of photos taken from the camera of Reno6 Z is relatively good, the colors are refined in the direction of flattering the eyes but still retain many details. In low-light environments, image details are slightly reduced, but colors are still harmoniously balanced, the ability to focus and take pictures is fast.

The AAG undersea cable route will be repaired by the end of July

The AAG undersea cable route will be repaired by the end of July

The incident that occurred on the morning of July 19 on the AAG undersea cable is expected to be fixed from July 27 and will be completed on the last day of July, one week before the end of the 15 days of social distancing in Hanoi. festival.

Updated information on the repair and troubleshooting plan on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) international undersea fiber optic cable has just been shared with ICTnews by a representative of an Internet service provider (ISP)

As a sea cable line officially put into operation since November 2009, AAG cable has a total length of 20,191 km. This cable route directly connects Southeast Asia with the US, passing through 8 countries and territories including Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Hong Kong (China), the Philippines and the United States (Guam). , Hawaii and California). The branch entering Vietnam of the AAG undersea cable has a length of 314km, with a landing point in Vung Tau.

During the process of being put into operation and use for more than 11 years, the AAG undersea fiber optic cable route often encountered problems, causing the use of web, email, video, social networking services of Vietnamese users to be interrupted. slow, especially during peak hours with many concurrent users.

However, according to experts, so far, AAG traffic is still used by many domestic carriers at a large rate. Therefore, when there is a problem with the cable route, it still makes it difficult for ISPs in Vietnam to ensure the quality of international connection services provided to users.

This year, the AAG undersea cable route had problems on June 22 and July 19, respectively. The incident that occurred on June 22 on the S1H branch with an error location about 102 km from Vung Tau docking station began to be fixed on July 2 and took until July 12 to complete due to additional detection. new error.

The most recent incident, the AAG cable continued to fail on the S1H branch with the faulty cable location about 108 km from the Vung Tau docking station of the cable line, affecting Internet connection from Vietnam to international directions to Singapore and Singapore. Hong Kong (China).

According to the representative of Vietnam Internet Association – VIA at the time of the incident, although AAG is a cable route that often has problems and network operators are used to responding when this route is broken, the problem July 19th could have a bigger impact than usual. Because the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic is complicated in many provinces and cities, many people have to stay at home. The demand for using the Internet and using social networks has increased to ensure the essential needs of communication and social exchange.

The VIA representative also added that the time to fix problems on cable lines depends on many factors such as the cause, the location of the problem, the readiness of the specialized repair units and sometimes the time. details. Undersea cable problems are usually resolved within a few weeks.

US: iPhone users are more loyal than Android smartphone users?

US: iPhone users are more loyal than Android smartphone users

In 2017, Android accounted for about two-thirds of the smartphone market in the US. After 4 years, the ratio is at 50/50, showing that the iPhone has a great increase in sales as well as the popularity of users.
Over the past few years, the smartphone market in the US has reached equilibrium. The number of people buying Apple iPhones and the number of people buying Android smartphone devices is about 50/50.

However, this balance is slowly disappearing as more and more users choose to buy an iPhone. What caused Android smartphones to lose market share in the US? According to research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the cause may come from user loyalty.

According to CIRP research, as of 2017, Android smartphones hold about two-thirds of the smartphone market in the US. Meanwhile, the number of devices running iOS operating system accounts for only 1/3 of the market.

At this point, Android user loyalty is around 91%, while iOS user loyalty is only 86%. That means that 91 out of 100 Android smartphone users will continue to use the platform when upgrading their phones. Over the past 4 years, the loyalty level of Android phone users has decreased slightly, while this index has gradually increased among iOS users.

“User loyalty helps explain some of the changes in new phone activation rates. iOS is slowly gaining the upper hand in the long-term race. In recent quarters, Apple has noted customer loyalty. 93% of customers upgraded to a new iPhone, compared with 88% of Android users who stayed with the platform.In a few years, iOS gained 5% loyalty points while Android dropped slightly. increased market share of newly activated phones,” said Mike Levin, co-founder of CIRP.

Xiaomi suddenly became the number one smartphone company in the world

Xiaomi suddenly became the number one smartphone company in the world

Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi has surpassed the “big guys” such as Samsung, Apple … in the mobile market to become the smartphone company with the largest sales in June 2021.

Market research firm Counterpoint Research has just released a report on the smartphone market situation in June 2021. Accordingly, sales of Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi increased by 26% compared to a month earlier, helping Xiaomi capture 17.1% of the market share in June and become the world’s leading smartphone company in terms of sales.

The two companies ranked right after Xiaomi in June 2021 are Samsung, with 15.7% market share and Apple, with 14.3% market share.

One thing to note, Xiaomi is only the world’s largest smartphone company in terms of sales in June alone, and if including the second quarter of 2021, Xiaomi is only second, behind Samsung with 17% of the global market share (compared to the second quarter of 2021). with 19% market share of Samsung). However, this is still considered an important step forward for Xiaomi in the global smartphone market.

Counterpoint analysts believe that Xiaomi’s sudden overtaking Samsung in the mobile market in June 2021 is only a temporary trend, as the increase in new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam has disrupted to Samsung’s production activities in June, leading to a shortage of Samsung products to supply to the market.

Besides, Xiaomi also quickly seized the opportunity when Huawei “lost breath” in the global mobile market, including the Chinese market, helping Xiaomi recapture the market shares that Huawei once held. before.

Nokia X10 experience: 5G support, 3 years of software updates

Nokia X10 experience: 5G support, 3 years of software updates

Nokia X10 belongs to a completely new product line that the Finnish brand has just introduced in Vietnam. It is also one of the most affordable 5G smartphones on the market.

The appearance of the device is quite simple, bearing many similarities with the Nokia 8.3 5G such as the characteristic circular camera cluster in the middle of the back. The machine is beveled evenly at the edges, the back is also finished in a matte finish, giving a pretty solid grip. However, the drawback is that the overall size of the machine is relatively large and heavy.

Nokia X10 5G has a screen size of 6.67 inches, using IPS panels with Full HD + resolution. The display quality of this screen is quite good, true colors, high brightness can be easily used in outdoor conditions. Compared to some other devices in the same price segment, the hole-punch camera on the Nokia X10 5G is not too big in size and the color of the border around the camera is not dark or dull. However, the minus point is that the “chin” is still relatively thick compared to the remaining edges.

Nokia X10 5G is one of the first smartphones on the market to use Snapdragon 480 processor. Besides, it is equipped with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal memory. Testing the power of the device through Geekbench 5 performance scoring software, the Snapdragon 480 chip reached more than 500 single-core points and nearly 1,700 multi-core points. With AnTuTu Benchmark software, the device achieved a score of about 310,000-340,000 after about 3 consecutive scores. To make it easy to imagine, the performance score of Nokia X10 5G is almost equivalent to smartphones using Snapdragon 720G or Snapdragon 730 processor.

Practical experience with a number of games including Lien Quan Mobile, PUBG Mobile and League of Legends: Wild Rift, the machine can respond well to these games at medium to high graphics settings. The frame rate achieved when playing games is also stable at 55-60 fps. The plus point is that during more than an hour of continuous gaming, the back of the device only warmed up quite slightly.

Review Oppo Reno6 Z: Smartphone for young people who love to take photos

Review Oppo Reno6 Z: Smartphone for young people who love to take photos

OPPO’s latest smartphone “scores” in its beautiful design, impressive photography capabilities, stable configuration and user-accessible price.

Oppo Reno6 Z still has two color choices like in the previous generation, silver and black. Reno Glow technology causes the back of the device to change color under different viewing angles.

The surface roughness treatment on the back of the device in the black version helps this smartphone to limit the situation of leaving fingerprints, difficult and not revealing scratches. In addition, the grip of Reno6 Z is also firmer, fitting thanks to the beveled body.

The back of the product features a vertically designed main camera cluster, accompanied by an LED flash with the 5G logo below. The side edges of the device are quite thin and glossy, while the buttons are thin and only protrude from the body slightly. On the bottom edge is a USB-C charging port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an external speaker.

On the front, the punch-hole camera part is quite well done and does not take up much display space compared to smartphones in the same segment. The screen of Reno6 Z has a size of 6.4 inches, using AMOLED panels, a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels with a display ratio of up to 90.8%.

The display quality on Oppo’s smartphones is good, with bright, vibrant colors, high brightness allowing users to easily use it in the sun. Besides, this screen is also equipped with eye protection feature when used for a long time.

The device is also equipped with an optical fingerprint sensor below the screen. This sensor gives a fast and accurate recognition speed, but the placement is relatively low, so it is a bit

Close-up of LG Velvet 2 Pro – LG’s last smartphone model

Close-up of LG Velvet 2 Pro – LG’s last smartphone model

LG Velvet 2 Pro is known as LG’s last smartphone. This model is not officially marketed by the company. Instead, LG only produces about 3,000 devices and sells them to employees for $170 each.

According to GSMArena, the above price has been discounted by about 80% compared to the original expected selling price of the device. The source also added that each LG employee can buy up to 2 devices and must commit not to resell them.

However, the LG Velvet 2 Pro still quickly appeared on the “black market” and was imported by a store in Hanoi for up to 34 million VND.

Shaped as a premium product, the LG Velvet 2 Pro features all of the company’s most advanced technologies at the time of launch. The device is finished from glass back with metal frame. The drawback is that this back is quite glossy, clinging to a lot of sweat and fingerprints during use.

The screen of the device has a size of 6.8 inches, using AMOLED panels, Full HD + resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. In terms of display quality, this screen is completely equivalent to many other high-end products on the market such as iPhone 12 Pro Max, Galaxy S21 Ultra or Sony Xperia 1 III. In addition, the screen is also beveled to the sides, providing a relatively comfortable grip and touch.