News tagged ‘rumors’
Apple Denies iPhone Battery Explosion Issues in China
A Chinese consumer group called the Shanghai Consumer Council has reported about 8 cases of the iPhone 6 battery catching fire due to manufacturing fault. Apple denied such claims saying that all of the devices it received for inspection had signs of physical damage. The company offered the users of damaged iPhones repairs, but obviously, these repairs won’t be free.
Apple Testing New Photos Web App on iCloud
Apple is currently testing a redesigned Photos web app on the iCloud website. The application is nearly identical to the one on macOS Sierra and includes similar sidebar for frequently used items as well as the same layout of images. This section of iCloud is available only for those who use the iCloud Photo Library. You can turn it on in the Settings menu of your device.
Apple Is Still Interested in Autonomous Vehicles
Apple is interested in the development of systems for autonomous vehicles and it hopes that all vendors within this industry will support the guidelines and practices as well as get same rights. The company has recently written a letter to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asking for equal rights and confirmed its interest in “machine learning and automation”.
New MacBook Pro Users Complain About Battery Life
New MacBook Pro users report about problems with the battery life on their machines. Most of the users claim the laptops work only for about 3 to 6 hours, whereas the advertised battery life is up to 10 hours. Some users report that battery life sometimes decreases 5% in 12 minutes.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means that we should discuss the most interesting stories of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and start about the posts worth your attention right now.
Phil Schiller Explains Why There's No 32GB of RAM on New MacBook Pro
Phil Schiller has once again confirmed that using 32GB of RAM would affect the battery life of new MacBook Pro units. According to Apple executive, using more memory would require a different design of the logic board and physically smaller battery. Apart from that, since the 32GB DDR module requires much more power than the current LPDDR memory, there’s no way to install it without reducing the battery life and performance of the laptop.
Samsung to Release Glossy Black Galaxy S7 in December
Apple’s main rival, Samsung, is planning to release a Jet Black version of the Galaxy S7 as soon as early next month. The report comes from The Korea Herald and looks quite legitimate.
Apple Launches iPhone 6s Battery Replacement Program
Apple has launched a new iPhone repair program. If you live in the United States and your iPhone 6s suddenly turns off from time to time, Apple will repair it at no cost provided that the handset has no signs of physical damage and third-party repairs.
iPhone 7 Stock Availability Is Still Constrained – Analyst
According to the latest report from a reliable Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, the stock availability of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus still leaves much to be desired. Apple is still trying to catch up with the demand. This suggests that not all users will get their phones in time during the holiday season.
Apple to Release 3 iPhone 8 Models in 2018 - Analyst
As noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release three iPhone models in 2018. Only one will get an OLED display.
13-inch and 15-inch Touch Bar MacBook Pro Units Have Non-Removable SSDs
According to the latest report from MacRumors, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units with Touch Bar don’t have removable SSDs. That’s a bit of surprise, since the entry-level 13-inch model with function keys instead of the touch sensitive OLED panel has a removable storage chip and thus allows users to upgrade the SSDs on their own if they need more storage.
Demand for iPhone 7 Has Peaked - Ming-Chi Kuo
According to the latest report from usually reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has reached its peak and starts to become weaker.
Next-Gen iPhones to Get 5-inch and 5.8-inch Bezel-less Displays - Analysts
According to the latest forecast shared by Barclays Research analysts, next year Apple will release two iPhone models with slightly curved 5-inch and 5.8-inch displays without bezels. The analysts cite Asian sources, most likely, Apple suppliers, who believe the company will fit larger bezel-less screens into the sizes of current iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus.
AirPods to Go On Sale on November 18 or 19 - Rumor
According to the latest rumors, Apple will start selling the AirPods by the end of this month. The information comes from one of the employees of the authorized reseller, so it is quite reliable.
Top 10 Stories of the Week
It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and take a look at them right now.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro units released in October and their specs. There are also several posts that tell us about iOS and Android global market share, rumors dealing with the iPhone SE, and the long-awaited AirPods.