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Looks like Apple plans to ditch the headphone jack across all devices its produces. MacBook users have recently begun receiving emails from the company with something like a questionnaire asking about various MacBook Pro features. One particular question of the survey is of the greatest interest for us. Here it is: "Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?"
According to a new leaked image showing the retail packaging for the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, the device may come with new “AirPods Wireless Earphones”. First rumors about Apple’s plans to ditch the traditional headphone jack appeared on the Internet this spring, but so far, nobody could tell for sure if the company was planning to ship new accessories with phones or sell them separately. Now it appears that the wireless headphones will be included in the iPhone 7 Plus package, whereas the smaller handset will be sold with EarPods and a special adapter. However, it should be noted that these are only rumors and suggestions.
According to the latest report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning a major update to its Mac lineup for October. The experts believe the company will introduce new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro as well as the 5K monitor. If true, the rumor means that Apple will have a very busy fall.
New rumor has recently appeared on the Internet that suggests the next-generation MacBook Pro, which is expected to be launched in the fall, will feature a Touch ID power button as well as the anticipated OLED touch sensitive panel instead of functions keys. Today’s rumor goes in line with previous reports from Ming-Chi Kuo and other reliable insiders.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with the new tool for semi-tethered Pangu jailbreak of devices running iOS 9.2-iOS 9.3.3, rumors about the next-generation iPhone and its specs as well as with the long-anticipated new MacBook Air and Apple Watch 2.
Even though first rumors about possible MacBook Air refresh in 2016 appeared on the Internet in June, there haven’t been any updates on the issue since that time. Today, however, a new report has been shared by usually-reliable Taiwanese website DigiTimes suggesting that Apple is still planning to update the MacBook Air lineup and will add a USB Type-C port to the machine. The new standard is becoming more and more popular, so releasing a new MacBook means adding the support for this standard as well.
Several new hints that prove Apple is planning to add a new OLED touch panel instead of the function keys as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the next-generation MacBook Pro have been found in the first developer beta of macOS Sierra announced earlier this week.
The reference to new functionality is available in macOS Sierra beta for developers. There are resources that describe new LED “Do Not Disturb” and “Night Shift’ buttons on the keyboard. Other resources and references to new features are available on a dedicated webpage of Apple’s developer website.
Following the beautiful concepts of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Martin Hajek has released a new 13-inch MacBook Pro concept featuring the rumored OLED panel instead of the function keys. Apart from that, the renderings reveal a couple of USB-C ports and a design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. These things prove that the designer is aware of the latest rumors that deal with the laptop and that he find these rumors legitimate and trustworthy.
Below you can take a look at the images showing the 13-inch MacBook Pro concept.
According to the latest report from usually-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara, Apple may announce an updated MacBook Air model in June. The new laptop will reportedly hit the store shelves in August. Moreover, the website claims the company is planning to unveil a new MacBook Pro model this month, however, it doesn’t specify if the updated laptop will come out along with the Air or later. The report cites reliable Chinese suppliers, so I think we can believe it.
Last month, a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that Apple was working on an updated MacBook Pro model with an OLED touch bar instead of physical function keys. Last week, several images appeared on the Internet showing something what appeared to be the casing for the upcoming 13-inch MacBook Pro. Finally, today we can take a look at the mockup showing how the new OLED panel and the next-generation laptop itself may look like if Apple indeed decides to replace the physical keyboard keys.
Last month, first rumors about the next-generation MacBook Pro appeared on the Internet. These rumors suggested that the laptop will get numerous hardware improvements and a new design similar to the design of the 12-inch MacBook. There also will be a new OLED panel instead of function keys row, insiders claim. Looks like they are telling the truth.
Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently predicted that Apple is working on an updated MacBook Pro model. According to the analyst, the next-generation laptop will come in two sizes, 13-inch and 15-inch, and feature USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID and an OLED display touch bar to replace the physical function keys above the keyboard. Apart from that, the expert claims the laptop will become thinner and lighter to match the 12-inch MacBook lineup in shape and design.
Apple has today released new 12-inch MacBook models with updated Skylake Intel Core M processors, Intel HD Graphics 515, faster SSD storage and RAM and additional hour of battery life. Externally, the laptops look just like the 2015 models, however, according to Apple, they are 25% faster. Apart from that, there’s now a rose gold 12-inch MacBook that matches the iPhone lineup.
According to the leaked image showing the retail packaging of the upcoming iPhone SE, the handset will have a base storage of 16GB and NFC for Apple Pay. The photo has been first spotted on the Chinese social network Weibo, so its origin is rather questionable. Anyway, the image reveals the specs of the new 4-inch iPhone and confirms previous rumors about the device.
YouTube channel EverythingApplePro released an interesting video a couple of days ago. People behind the channel decided to test Samsung’s new smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6S in a plastic reservoir filled with water to see if they can get some unexpected results.
According to Samsung, their Galaxy S7 is fully waterproof in accordance with the IP68 standard. Unlike the previous models, the S7 is supposed to work normally after being held in the water for 30 minutes and can be put up to 1,5 meters deep.
Moreover, the company claims to use not only outside waterproof coverage, but inside as well. It means that even USB ports and the headphone jack will work absolutely fine after you drop the smartphone in the water.