Apple to release the iPhone 7 tomorrow in the UAE, Apple might remove the audio jack on the next MacBook Pro, and more
It has been another news-filled week for the consumer technology market. Here’s a look back at all the highlights.
- For all the Apple fans out there, the Cupertino company will be releasing the all-new Apple iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in the UAE region, and other countries across the globe. The new devices will be sold on the Apple Store at the Mall of the Emirates on September 17th, at 8AM. While there are many users who aren’t keen about the removal of the audio jack, the new devices now feature waterproof capability, quad-core processors, brighter camera lens, a special dual-lens camera setup for the bigger iPhone 7 Plus, and the introduction of the new 32GB base model. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come in jet black, gold, rose gold and silver colors with storage options of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The new Apple Watch Series 2 smartwatches will be sold as well. Click here for more.
- With all the talks about the removal of the headphone jack on the new Apple iPhone 7, the company now plans to follow the same concept for the next MacBook Pro which is rumored to launch later this year. Word is it that Apple has been sending surveys to its customers, asking them if they do use the audio jack on their MacBook Pro laptops. Apple seems to be experimenting on how users will react to the removal of the audio jacks, and if they will be content with the changes for other Apple products. Click here for more.
- While we still haven’t seen the iPhone 7 in hand yet which is stated to release tomorrow, trusted insiders from Apple hint to the fact that Apple already has plans to develop the iPhone 8 which could feature a full-frontal display without any presence of physical buttons. The device will supposedly come with a virtual-button to compliment the full-screen concept. Check out more.
- Samsung has been in a rough position in the mobile market since the faulty batteries have been a concern for all users due to its exploding probability. While the company has recalled all their Note7’s for a new batch of devices, users in Dubai can exchange their Note7 smartphone for a Galaxy A7 for a temporary basis, until the new Note7 stocks arrive. UAE-based airlines have put a ban on using Note7 devices in flights due to the possible dangers of the faulty batteries. The FAA has also restricted the use of Note7 devices in other international flights. Click here.
- While we have reported earlier that Xiaomi plans for a faster version of the impressive Mi5 smartphone, a new image has emerged in Weibo which is believed to be the Xiaomi Mi5s. The image appears to look almost the same as the Mi5, sans the new round home button. We aren’t sure if this is the real deal, but the device is rumored to feature the Snapdragon 821 processor, 3GB/ 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, depending on the storage capacity model, and a 5.15-inch Full HD screen. Click here for more.
- So it appears that the famous AdBlock Plus ad blocking extension for browsers have made an official statement about showcasing “Acceptible Ads” which could upset many users. While ABP has confirmed that users can opt out of the new initiative, this feature is a bit of a good news for publishers, bloggers, and advertisement agencies who have been having trouble with publishing ads in the past. Read more.