News tagged ‘USB’
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time we discussed the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
According to the latest report from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple won’t switch to ditch the Lightning connector in favor of USB-C. Instead, the company will improve the port so that all new iPhone models support fast charging.
According to the latest report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple may ditch the Lightning connector and start using USB-C in the iPhone 8. This is the first time we hear this rumor. The reporters, however, seem to be citing reliable sources.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S8 next month, which means that the handset is ready or nearly ready. New image that was posted on the Chinese social network Weibo gives us a closer look at the upcoming iPhone 8 rival. The photo seems to be genuine, it shows us the bottom side of the new South Korean flagship.
Another iPhone caught fire while being plugged in at night. The incident took place in Palm Harbor, Florida on Tuesday. Amanda Bentz’s iPhone 6 Plus started making a hissing sound and then the battery burst into flames. Luckily, the woman woke up and asked her husband to put out the fire, so nobody was hurt that night.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is working on an update for the iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro in 2017. However, these won’t be major updates, sources add.
According to the latest report from people familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to ditch the headphone jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8. The company reportedly plans to make the device thinner, include a larger battery and add stereo speakers. The latter will be produced together with Harman, a manufacturer Samsung acquired earlier this year.
According to the latest report from Plugable, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro are not compatible with most existing Thunderbolt 3 devices due to the hardware these devices use.
Half of the Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro don’t work at full performance. Those ports that are located on the right side of the laptop don’t support the full PCI Express bandwidth.
The upcoming all-new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel is no longer a surprise. Several images have been found in macOS Sierra 10.12.1 showing the new laptop. The photos below clearly show the Magic Toolbar with Touch ID. Notably, it appears that the fingerprint recognition is added to the area of the touch panel where the power button used to be on previous models.
According to the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, we won’t see the updated iMac and 5K display at the upcoming “Hello Again” event. In fact, these devices will be released only next year. On October 27, Apple will show us only the new MacBook Pro and possibly the 13-inch MacBook Air.
As it was already reported, Apple may unveil a new MacBook Pro next week. The device will reportedly be thinner than its predecessor, and feature a number of improvements, for example, new touch-sensitive OLED panel instead of function keys as well as Touch ID and USB-C. Sources claim that this new panel will be called Magic Toolbar.
The rumors about the upcoming MacBook event have been confirmed. Apple has started sending out the invites for the "Hello Again" event that will take place on October 27 and hopefully be dedicated to the new MacBook lineup.
According to the latest report shared by a Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may unveil the updated MacBook Pro by the end of this month. Moreover, the company will reportedly start shipping new laptops to retailers at around the same time. The report is based on rumors from Chinese supply chain sources, so I suggest to take it with a few grains of salt.
According to the latest report from Gartner, Mac shipments declined 13.4% in the last quarter. Apple managed to sell only 4.9 million Mac units that accounted for the market share of 7.2%. As to the global computer market, it is experiencing problems as well. PC shipments in Q3 2016 reached 68.9 million, which is a decline of 5.7% year-over-year.