There is no denying the fact that the smartphone industry is no longer as exciting as it was a few years ago. While smartphones keep improving every year, the magnitude of improvement has slowed down. The improvements are more evolutionary in nature than revolutionary like before.
It has been almost a week since Super Mario Run went live on the App Store. Even though the game costs a steep $9.99, it has been downloaded over 40 million times since its release and this was despite the game crashing for many users on launch day.
The iOS 10.2 update released by Apple earlier in the week is the last major update for its mobile operating system from the company for quite a while. Besides bringing a plethora of minor new features and enhancements, speed tests show that iOS 10.2 also brings some minor improvements to performance on older iPhones.
According to recent rumors, Apple will make its smartphone displays even larger for next year’s iPhone 8 series, but reduce the size of the displays around the screen so that the handset’s footprint isn’t that much bigger. But do you want a larger iPhone display?
Now that Apple is moving away from traditional USB ports and focusing on the smaller, reversible USB-C connector with its latest Macs, it’s more difficult to connect other devices — such as your iPhone. But do you even connect your iPhone to your Mac anymore?
Earlier this week, Apple finally gave its MacBook Pro lineup a much-needed refresh. The design of the new MacBook Pro is similar to the 12-inch MacBook, and they are also slimmer, lighter, and smaller, which is always welcomed. In addition, and perhaps most importantly for many, the new MacBook Pro models come with significantly faster internals that many power users have been asking Apple for a long time.
Apple released iOS 10, its next-generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Tuesday, September 13. iOS 10 includes lots of new and hidden features such as major updates to the Messages app, new Home app, all-new Photos, Music and News apps, Siri integration with some types of third-party apps, VoIP calls integration in the Phone app, and lots more.
The rumors were true; Apple’s new iPhone 7 series does not feature a headphone jack. We’ve been relying on the 3.5mm connector for over 100 years, but Apple decided it’s finally time to let it go. It has good reasons for doing so, but are you disappointed?