Microsoft could arrive on the market in 2024, Xiaomi lifts the veil on its MIUI 14 update, Apple increases the take-back prices for some of its devices, this is the recap of the week.
If you have a Xiaomi smartphone, it’s time to find out if your model is compatible with MIUI 14. If you have an iPhone instead and want to change it, now is the time since Apple has made the trade-in offer more interesting. While new rumors suggest the launch of a Nintendo Switch in 2023, Google is adding a new feature to your Android smartphones, the countdown, to remember birthdays!
Which Xiaomi smartphones will soon benefit from MIUI 14?
Xiaomi took advantage of the MWC 2023 annual conference to unveil the new version of its overlay for smartphones, called MIUI 14. By March, many smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer will be able to take advantage of the update. To find out if your device is compatible, do not hesitate to take a look at our news to discover the complete list of smartphones that will receive MIUI 14 by the end of March.
Read: MIUI 14: here is the list of Xiaomi smartphones that will soon receive the update
Should we expect the launch of a Nintendo Switch 2 in 2023?
It was on the 4chan forum that the rumor of a new Nintendo Switch 2 came out this week. Indeed, a developer mentioned the preparation of a new console model whose release would be scheduled for this year. It’s not the first time that a rumored next-gen Switch has hit the web, and it’s a safe bet that it will be more of a simple iteration rather than a new console.
Read: A Nintendo Switch 2 would be released this year, really?
A countdown in your Contacts app to think about birthdays
A new feature has just appeared in version 4.2 of the Contacts application on Android, and thanks to it, you should never forget the birthdays of your loved ones again. In the Highlights tab, Google now offers a countdown timer. A practical feature that aims to make the user experience a little easier, especially the most airheaded.
Read: Android: This Contacts app feature will soon be essential to you
Apple tries to revitalize its sales
It’s no secret that Apple has seen its numbers drop recently and the American giant is trying to revitalize its sales by increasing the take-back prices for almost all its iPhone models and certain MacBooks and MacBook Airs. Second-hand iPads and Apple Watches are unfortunately not affected by this increase in value. Go to our dedicated news to find out the list of iPhone models concerned and their estimated trade-in value.
Read: Apple: the trade-in offer for an old iPhone against a new one becomes more advantageous
Windows 12 is already starting to be talked about
Read: Windows 12: Intel releases a first clue on the new version of the OS
Our tests of the week
SpatialLabs View: Acer’s first glasses-free 3D display
If you’re a video game lover and you have the budget, you might be tempted to treat yourself to a nice 3D screen. Acer offers here its first 3D screen without glasses, the SpatialLabs View. Even if it is a bit small in our opinion to take full advantage of 3D, it is a light and pleasant screen to use, in particular because it does not tire you and the contrast is good. We regret that the number of compatible games is still limited.
Read: Acer SpatialLabs View test: convincing technology in a monitor that is a little less so
Oppo Pad Air: an average product for small budgets
The Pad Air is very classic, both in its design and in its technical data sheet, but it is a correct product, at less than 300 euros, which manages the heating well and which offers a good autonomy. Be warned, this tablet isn’t for you if you need power or are looking for good speakers. Note that you will not be able to rely on fast charging.
Read: Oppo Pad Air test: a very classic tablet, but good value for money