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You can always count on comedians to be ready to pounce whenever Apple comes out with a new iPhone design, and with the recently announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Cupertino outfit made it all too easy. As you're probably well aware by now, Apple decided to nix the standard 3.5mm audio jack from its new iPhones in favor of going wireless with a set of Bluetooth AirPods (sold separately, of course), or you can use its proprietary Lightning connector. Well, Conan O'Brien used the decision as an opportunity to throw shade at Apple in a spoof advertisement that's reminiscent of the silhouette... Read more...
Earlier this year, the FBI and Apple were embroiled in a bitter battle of words with regards to unlocking an iPhone 5c that was used by Syed Farook, one of two San Bernardino shooters. After much bluster on the part of FBI, and complete stonewalling from Apple, the FBI eventually went to a third-party vendor to bypass the iPhone 5c’s security protocols and obtain the data it was searching for. With the Freedom of Information Act on their side, three news organizations — the Associated Press, USA Today, and Vice Media — reached out to the FBI to obtain details on how the hack was carried out on... Read more...
As much as some companies would love to ignore the issue, sexism in the workplace is a serious problem, and no company is devoid of it by default. Even Apple, one of the world's largest and richest companies, has sexism running through its veins. In an article over at Mic, a group of women and some men who worked or work at Apple were interviewed about their experiences. This comes hot on the heels of a complaint that was filed against Apple last month, which claims the company isn't doing enough (or anything) about sexism in the workplace, especially with regards to leadership positions. Some... Read more...
Apple didn't exactly reinvent the smartphone with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but what it did do was implement several noteworthy upgrades, including a more capacious battery and a new water resistant design. And of course there's lots of adhesive, a staple of Apple gadgets, which along with the aforementioned bits are on full display in a teardown that has a twist.With the iPhone 7 fresh off the assembly line, the folks at iFixIt wasted not a single solitary moment getting their mitts on the larger Plus model and taking it apart. As always, the process began with the removable of Pentalobe... Read more...
There's no denying that modern virtual reality can provide one of the most interactive experiences on the planet, and can transport you to another universe like nothing else. However, VR can be expensive and very disorienting for users. If we're talking about mobile VR, such as with Samsung Gear VR, the cost-of-entry is minimal, but the experiences are also not quite on par with full-fledged systems like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. It's for that reason that many believe AR, or augmented reality, has the brighter future. We've seen proof from Pokémon GO that the world is ready to... Read more...
Motorola is imploring smartphone shoppers to "Skip the Sevens," the tagline of a new ad campaign designed "to get you to think about what you really want from a smartphone." The so-called "Sevens," of course, is a thinly veiled reference to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and Samsung's Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy Note 7. We have to hand it to Motorola here, it could have taken the easy path by belittling Apple's attempt to convince users it was courageous for removing the 3.5mm audio jack from its iPhone 7 line, or pointing out that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 handsets are sometimes too... Read more...
The rumor mill never stops when it comes to Apple products — especially with regards to the iPhone. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were just revealed last week, and customers won’t get their hands on the smartphones until Friday morning at the earliest. But given the evolutionary nature of the A10 Fusion-powered phones, pundits are already looking forward to what will be released next year in celebration of the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. It’s being hypothesized that the next generation iPhone will leave behind its aluminum unibody construction, which has served it well since the release of the... Read more...
Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will begin shipping to customers this Friday, but the tech press began posting their thoughts on the smartphones early this morning. The general consensus is that it’s a notable upgrade for those who currently own an iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus or older, and that those with an iPhone 6s/iPhones 6s Plus might want to wait to see what Apple’s 2017 iPhone has to offer. With that being said, let’s take a look at some thoughts from the pundits on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Probably the most controversial aspect of the new iPhones comes from the removal of the 3.5mm... Read more...
After a couple of years of intense rumor, it seemed certain that Apple had an autonomous (or any) vehicle-related announcement up its sleeve, ready to unveil at any time. In fact, it could be argued that Apple's foray into electric vehicles has been one of the most rumored projects on the planet. And even though it's become obvious that Apple has been working on something related to EVs, it's stuck to its guns to remain mum on its progress, or even its existence. And just when we thought that Apple was actually close to announcing something, it's reportedly rebooting the project. This would... Read more...
The pieces are starting to come together following Apple’s announcement yesterday that it won’t be releasing opening weekend sales for its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus flagships. “These initial sales will be governed by supply, not demand, and we have decided that it is no longer a representative metric for our investors and customers,” said Apple in a statement. “Therefore we won’t be releasing a first-weekend number any longer.” The iPhone has been on a downward trajectory with regards to sales in the past year, with fiscal Q3 2016 shipments falling to 40.4 million units compared to 47.7 million... Read more...
Apple iPhone 7 mania is already upon us. Apple’s next generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were announced on Wednesday, and preorders for the phones kicked off this morning. As we found out earlier this week, both models are powered by a brand new, quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor. While we’ll likely find out more details on the processor when the first reviews land next week, we’re already beginning to get a little insight into the A10 variant powering the iPhone 7 Plus. According to Geekbench numbers, which showcase the iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.0.1 (Golden Master), the 5.5-inch smartphone... Read more...
When it comes to the opening weekend for a brand new iPhone release, Apple has a tradition of announcing record sales figures. The company usually proudly touts tremendous year-over-year growth, with Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaiming last year, “Sales for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have been phenomenal, blowing past any previous first weekend sales results in Apple’s history.” Indeed, Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones during their debut in 2014, while the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus countered with 13 million units in 2015. Perhaps in a sign of the times, where Apple’s... Read more...
Not long after the iPhone 6s was announced last year (and perhaps even a bit before) the blogosphere was already looking ahead to the iPhone 7. And in the past few months, we’ve been treated to a wealth of information on Apple’s next generation of smartphones including leaked prototypes, specs, and the removal of one beloved feature. Today, Apple officially pulled the wraps off both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. And as the leaks have already shown us, things don’t change dramatically on the looks front. If you’ve seen the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t... Read more...
The first new hardware product that Apple announced today is the second generation Apple Watch, which it calls Apple Watch Series 2. Externally, the Apple Watch Series 2 looks very similar to its predecessor, but it has a lot more going on underneath. First of all, the Apple Watch Series 2 is powered by a brand new dual-core S2 processor, which is 50 percent faster than the outgoing S1 and it features a new GPU that is twice as fast. The second generation display is rated at 1000 nits and is the brightest display in Apple’s inventory. Apple has also incorporated built-in GPS for those that like... Read more...
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