Consumer Reports: AirPods Pro pack ‘significant’ sound quality upgrades, but Galaxy Buds still best

AirPods Pro have earned widespread praise since their release last month thanks to sound quality improvements, noise cancellation, and more. Consumer Reports is now out with its full review of AirPods Pro, and those improvements seemingly aren’t enough to take the top-rated crown from Samsung. more… The post Consumer Reports: AirPods Pro pack ‘significant’ sound […]

AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports approval, lose to Samsung Galaxy Buds in sound quality test

Consumer Reports has a history of making questionable claims and recommendations when it comes to Apple products. That now extends to AirPods, as Consumer Reports has published a new comparison between Apple’s latest AirPods and Samsung’s Galaxy Buds – with a surprising winner. more… The post AirPods fail to earn Consumer Reports approval, lose to […]

It’s 20 years since Apple’s first consumer laptop, and the launch of Wi-Fi [Video]

Sunday marked an important anniversary for both Apple and for the wider world: it saw the launch of Wi-Fi as a commercial product, in the iBook. When Steve Jobs returned to the company, he famously drew a four-box grid on a whiteboard to show how he wanted to simplify Apple’s messy product line-up … more… […]

Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns

A new report tonight from Motherboard claims that an Apple spokesperson lobbied against California’s latest right to repair legislation by talking up consumer safety risks to lawmakers, an approach the company has used multiple times before. more… The post Apple allegedly lobbied against another right to repair bill citing consumer safety concerns appeared first on […]

Tim Cook speaks out on Cambridge Analytica debacle, calls for stricter consumer privacy safeguards

Speaking at the China Development Forum, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about about Facebook’s misuse of customer data, and sounded the call for stricter rules across the board on what companies are allowed to do with harvested information. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point. Given the iPhone 7’s age, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it was beat out by […]

Jawbone reportedly exiting consumer wearable market, shifting focus to clinical hardware & services

According to a report from TechCrunch, Jawbone is exiting the consumer hardware market and will shift its strategy to selling services and products directly to businesses in the health market. The report comes following earlier claims that Jawbone had run out of money. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Apple working with Consumer Reports to understand MacBook Pro battery results and 1st ‘do not recommend’ rating

Consumer Reports yesterday dropped a bombshell on Apple, making the new MacBook Pro the first MacBook ever to not receive the publication’s recommendation. As for its reasoning, Consumer Reports explained that the inconsistent, yet sometimes impressive, battery life was too big of an issue to overlook. Now, Apple Marketing executive Phil Schiller says that the company is […]

Phil Schiller: Apple Working With Consumer Reports to Understand MacBook Pro Battery Test

Yesterday Consumer Reports revealed that Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro became the first MacBook to fail to achieve a recommendation due to inconsistent battery life. Apple SVP Phil Schiller today tweeted that the Cupertino company is working with Consumer Reports to understand the battery tests. “Working with [Consumer Reports] to understand their battery tests, ” Schiller […]

Consumer Reports says there isn’t much difference between iPhone 7’s camera and iPhone 6s, what do you think? [Poll]

Apple made a big deal about the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras, but since the announcement of the devices there’s been debate about just how much better the cameras actually are. Our own Jeff Bejanmin has noted of some of the differences with the camera, and now Consumer Reports is out with […]

Tim Cook: Chinese Consumer Tastes Fueling Gold Color Options, Apple Watch Developer Interest High

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently confirmed China’s integral part in the company’s decision to pursue a gold design option in many of its devices. Speaking with a Chinese-language version of Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook stated that the addition of a gold option within the iPhone 5s lineup in 2013 “reflects in part the popularity of that […]