Sunday, April 22, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
As first spotted by MacRumors, Apple said on Friday that certain 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar, made between October 2016 and 2017, have a component that could cause the computer's built-in battery to swell.
Apple said it's not a safety issue, but anyone with an affected laptop can have the battery replacement for free by entering their computer's serial number into Apple's battery replacement program website.
Apple will also refund anyone who's already paid to have a battery replaced.
The battery program covers affected MacBook Pro laptops for a period of five years from their retail purchase date..."
Apple replacing batteries for MacBook Pro laptops without the Touch Bar - CNET
"A top Apple analyst said in a note to clients this week that the cheapest new iPhone X might cost just $550, which is an impressive price point. Apple selling a brand new device for a price that’s $100 cheaper than its typical entry-level price for iPhones would be a big deal. It would also be a nightmare for Android device makers, especially the kind of companies that charged about the same for their #NeverSettle smartphones.
But this rumor made me realize that there’s no way Apple can convince me to pay $1,000 for a new iPhone X successor this year, one year after I purchased the first one...."
There’s no way Apple can convince me to pay $1,000 for a new iPhone X this year – BGR
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
"After ZTE was caught shipping goods to Iran, the US Commerce Department on Monday banned US companies from selling hardware and software to the Chinese electronics company for seven years. Now, a source tells Reuters this could preclude Google for licensing its Android operating system to ZTE.
Alphabet and ZTE were discussing the ban, the publication reports, but no decision has been made as of yet. "
ZTE may lose Android licensing from Google, report says - CNET