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 […]

Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user expectations

Snap today reported its second quarter earnings, and the results sent its stock up over 10 percent in after-hours trading. Snapchat generated an increase in daily users, and beat analyst expectations on revenue and earnings-per-share. more… The post Snap reports strong Q2 earnings, beating revenue and daily active user expectations appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

After three reports of employees walking into glass walls, Apple Park now has stickers to help prevent further injuries

After Cupertino building official Albert Salvador visited Apple Park last year, he was concerned about employees running into the glass walls that were placed all around the campus as the cafeteria’s doors were indistinguishable from the glass walls, as we reported last month. After bringing up the issue, a contractor walked right into one of the […]

Reports that Apple Stores may have more iPhone X stock than expected for walk-in customers

We’re hearing reports that Apple Stores may have more iPhone X stock than expected for walk-in customers. One of our own store contacts said that those in the queue at store opening looked set to get one, while an unconfirmed tip indicated that London stores have 500-1000 models each … more… 9to5Mac

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 […]

This week’s top stories: Our WWDC wish lists, iPhone 8 reports, Nvidia’s Pascal GPU drivers, modular Mac Pro possibilities & more

In this week’s top stories: Our WWDC wish lists for iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11, the latest iPhone 8 reports, Nvidia’s Pascal GPU drivers for Mac, modular Mac Pro possibilities, and much more. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

After contradicting reports, do you think the iPhone 8 will feature USB-C or Lightning connectivity? [Poll]

Over the past few days, we’ve heard two conflicting reports regarding what sort of connection the upcoming iPhone 8 will feature. First, The Wall Street Journal reported that the upcoming iPhone will feature USB-C, with Apple shifting away from Lightning. Then, earlier today, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo reported that the iPhone 8 will feature Lightning connectivity […]

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 […]