News ticker: MIUI 14, Apple Trade In, Xiaomi Smart Band 8

Xiaomi distributes MIUI 14 for Poco phones, Apple distributes more dollars for trade-in and the Xiaomi Smart Band 8 is distributed around the world.
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Xiaomi shares MIUI 14 rollout schedule for Poco phones in India

Earlier this week, Xiaomi shared a list of smartphones eligible for the MIUI 14 upgrade. Now Xiaomi’s sub-brand Poco has released the MIUI 14 rollout schedule for devices in India. The list consists of ten Poco smartphones, including the Poco X5 Pro, which ran MIUI 14 with Android 12 at launch. The timeline shared by Poco, on the other hand, stands for MIUI 14 updates based on Android 13.

The list also includes the Poco F4. The F4 already got Android 13 and MIUI 14 with Reliance Jio 5G support in India, but so far only for participants in the open beta. The Poco F4 stable update will be rolled out in Q2 2023, i.e. between April and June 2023. See the image above for more details on the rollout schedule.


Apple is raising trade-in prices on some older devices

Apple has increased the trade-in prices of some older iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple Watches. The iPhone 13 Pro Max, for which you can now get up to $600, still ranks at the top. The iPhone 13 Pro sells for up to $500. When it comes to iPads, you can look forward to up to $445 for an iPad Pro and up to $320 for an iPad Air.

The Apple Watch Series 7 (up to $165), Watch Series 6 (up to $105), Watch Series 5 (up to $80), Series 4 (up to $50) and Apple Watch SE (up to $70) received much more moderate increases. The full list can be found at the source link. Some Android smartphones from Samsung and Google are also eligible for Apple trade-ins.


Xiaomi Smart Band 8 undergoes certification

Xiaomi has submitted the Smart Band 8 to the Korean certification authority NRRA. The entry also includes two photos that reveal some details about the wearable. The images show that Xiaomi is sticking to the pill-shaped design for the Smart Band 8. However, for the first time the bracelet will be in two parts instead of the previous rubber loop.

This isn’t the first time Xiaomi has used this solution on its wearables. The Redmi Watch 3 and Smart Band 7 Pro also had two-piece straps that needed a small attachment mechanism. With regard to the technical data, the NRRA does not bring any new findings. Given that the Smart Band 8 is actually gathering certifications in markets around the world with the model number M2239B1, its launch should be imminent.


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