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  • Apple working with Consumer Reports on MacBook Pro battery findings, says Phil Schiller

    For balance I should point out that I don't have a problem with battery life on the new MacBook Pro, lives up to Apple's estimate. Just in case anyone thought this was a widespread issue and that every single new MBP is affected, as some people do.
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  • Examined: Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 gen 2 on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

    I don't see what the problem is myself. I ordered a USB-C to USB-A adapter with my MacBook Pro but I've just been looking at replacement cables for the 3 things that I actually connect to my Mac. I can easily just buy a printer cable, external hard drive cable and perhaps a Lightning cable that all have USB-C connectivity, therefore eliminating the need to use adapters. I'll still keep the adapter that I've purchased as a just in case backup, but replacing your existing cables is far easier than shelling out on a bunch of adapters and will look much neater (if you're a bit OCD about such things like me!).
  • Apple launches new 12" MacBooks with Intel Skylake CPUs, rose gold color & longer battery life

    Why didn't Apple upgrade the camera? It is still the 480p camera of 8 years ago!
    Because there isn't a 720P camera that's thin enough to fit into the MacBook display. If you can manufacture one then Apple will buy every single one that you can make.
  • Alleged 'iPhone 7' leak offers crystal clear look at larger single-lens camera, tweaked antenna lin

    Looks good.
  • Apple supplier Pegatron still using low pay, excessive overtime, watchdog group says

    It's worth noting that Pegatron likely assembles products for other tech companies as well, not just Apple. Not that the media cares, Apple always seems to be the poster child for workers treatment and supplier responsibility while other companies remain silent on the issue.
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  • LG UltraFine 5K Display now for sale through Apple, first orders ship in January [u]

    Did you watch Apples last product presentation...? This is supposed to be a joint venture between Apple and LG replacing Cinema Display. Hence : Big mistake by Apple to approach monitors in such a secondary way.. reducing Apple logo and Design theme visibility at the high end.
    It's not a "joint venture" and it's not meant to be a replacement in Apple's lineup for the Thunderbolt display. What Phil Schiller actually said was that Apple had worked with LG on the 5K display, likely on the technical side to make sure there was a decent third-party option that was up to scratch for use with the new MacBook Pro. The display includes speakers, camera, support for wide colour, etc. all things that Apple and users would want from a display. This is LG's display and one that Apple will heavily promote, as they have done, to be a companion to the MacBook Pro. I'm sure as other displays come along they will also appear as third-party options. Clearly Apple has their own reasons for not designing and badging their own display, whether it's financial or just a lack of interest or manpower to devote to the project for the long term. Either way, the display side of the business was pretty small for them hence why they've left it to a third-party this time round, but offered assistance to make sure it's on par technically.
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  • Alleged 'iPhone 7' chassis shows symmetrical speakers, lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

    Disappointing if true,  The headphone jack is one of the most important features to me.... Way more important than the camera...  I use it hours every day in multiple locations, connected to different devices (car stereo, large quality headphones I keep at work, small ear buds I use for working out, and multiple home stereos depending on what room I am in). 

    No other audio interface will suffice,  I am not willing to sacrifice the quality & convenience of a traditional headphone jack, I am not willing to spend hundreds of dollars to buy several dongles or spend hundreds of dollars to change my audio equipment,  And I am not willing to carry a dongle with me at all times. 

    Its a simple, ubiquitous, quality, standard, with no peer.   Its not like the floppy disk, its not like fire wire.

    So if these rumors are, true my next phone will be an android.

    For how long? Once Apple drop the headphone jack it'll become more and more prevalent amongst other device manufacturers and within 5 years no one will use or miss the headphone jack. Move with the times.