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

Another week, let’s sum it up. Apple dropped glossy operating system updates on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. For devices that are not eligible for iOS 16, Apple has also released iOS 15.7. And for iPad users, iPadOS 16 will arrive later, and it was delayed due to issues with the new Stage Manager multitasking feature.

Sony has announced a special edition gaming Xperia 1 IV with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage and bundled Xperia Stream accessories. The accessory connects to the phone via USB-C and offers a full-size HDMI port along with a LAN port, headphone jack and USB-C port on top.

It doesn’t have any extra buttons or joysticks, so you’re still playing the actual games on the phone screen. The Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition retails for 175,000 JPY which converts to $1,225 USD. It’s already available on pre-order in Japan from Sony and Docomo.

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

Google has teased the upcoming Pixel 7 colors with exotic potato chips in Japan – Snow Cheese is the white (Snow), Hazel onion is the dark sage-slash-Olive (Hazel), the brine is the yellow variant (Lemongrass), and the black pepper is the Obsidian. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are coming October 6.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 200MP sensor was detailed this week. The presence of 0.6 micron pixels on the 1/1.3″ sensor is said to be “100% confirmed” with an f/1.7 aperture on the front.

We’ve seen the first renders of the OnePlus 11 Pro. It will have a circular triple camera module, there are no details about it yet, but we also see an alert slider, which was notably missing from the OnePlus 10T.

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

iPadOS 16 has been delayed and will likely arrive next month.


Sony Xperia 1 IV gaming edition comes with 16GB of RAM and Xperia Stream bundles

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


Below is the battery capacity of the new iPhone 14 models

The iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life of any iPhone, according to iPhone. It has a Pro Max-sized battery, but a vanilla display and slides.


More details about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 200 MP camera appear

The sensor size will be 1/1.3″ with an f/1.7 lens on the front.


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

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


The first OnePlus 11 Pro shows the surface, and the alert slider is back

And the redesigned Island Camera.


Google teases Pixel 7 colors with oddly delicious chips in Japan

Come on, wouldn’t you try snow cheese, honey onion, sour lemon, or obsidian?


Nothing (1) phone surpasses 100,000 sales in India, and becomes the best-selling in its price category

Brand new strong performance.


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

In general, the Pro models perform better than the non-Pro models, at least based on this early analysis.


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

Apple is now asking $99 to replace the battery, regardless of model.


13th Generation Intel Raptor Lake Offers Stock 6GHz, Breaking 8GHz World Record

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


Tecno launches Camon 19 Pro Mondrian in changing colors

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


Amazon Kindle 2022 announced with 300ppi screen, 16GB storage, 6 weeks battery life

It starts at $99.99 / €99.99 and £84.99.


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

Another cashback lowers the price to INR 11,499.


The iPhone 14 Pro Max disassembly video shows what a phone without a SIM card looks like from the inside

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


PUBG Mobile version 2.2 brings a new map and game mode

Some improvements to the Erangel map are also present.


Affordable Realme C30s arrives with a fingerprint scanner

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


Madhav Sheth: At least one generation of number series every year from now on the GT series will focus on design

We sat down with the president of Realme International on the company’s fourth anniversary.


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

The accessory connects via USB-C and lets you stream game battles while also cooling the Xperia 1 IV.


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

According to Ice’s measurements, the S23 will be 0.3mm longer and 0.3mm wider than the S22. And all of this is accounted for by the extra bezel around the 6.1-inch screen.


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

The decision confirms a 2018 ruling about linking Android with Chrome and Google Search.


Rumors: Oppo Find X6 Pro to use SD 8 Gen 2, Vanilla Find X6, 8+ Gen 1

The Pro is rumored to have a 1-inch sensor in its main camera, and Leaksters have reported that Oppo, vivo, and Xiaomi are working on phones with 1-inch sensors.


Battery capacities surface for new Apple Watch models

The Watch Ultra gets a 542mAh battery — the largest cell in any Apple smartwatch.


The full specifications of the Oppo F21s Pro 5G are leaking along with new pricing information and offers

The phone will go official tomorrow, it seems.


Bose QuietComfort SE is quietly launched with specifications similar to the QC 45

The SE has the same launch price as the QC 45 at launch (but that price has been much cheaper since then).