• Apple MacBook Pro price cut expected in 2017, new 32GB RAM variant: Report

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    Apple introduced its new series of 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro at its media event on October 27
    Apple released its 2016 MacBook Pro lineup, but KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that he expects the Cupertino giant to drop the price of the new lineup, and even add 32GB RAM support next year.
    Kuo noted that Apple usually launches its products at a higher price, and only does price cuts on the units in the new year that follows. He anticipates that the drop in prices will be coming during the second half of next year. Kuo additionally believes that customers will gravitate towards the new MacBook’s once the USB-C market matures along with the Touch Bar.

    Kuo believes that the 2017 MacBook laptops may find support for 32GB RAM, and might also come with Intel’s new Cannonlake CPU (which features 15-20 per cent less power consum…

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  • Apple is hosting its MacBook event on October 27: Report

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    Apple’s MacBook 2016 lineup will launch on October 27, says a new report. (Source: Reuters)
    An Apple event is on the way, says a new report on Recode. According to the report, the new 2016 MacBook models will be showcased at an event on October 27. Given the MacBooks have gotten an upgrade for sometime now, this was long due. Recent leaks and reports have also hinted about a new redesigned MacBook Pro and MacBook Air this year.
    According to the report, Apple’s event will take place at the company’s Cupertino Campus and not in San Francisco where most product announcements take place. The Recode report comes soon after Japanese blog Macotakara reported Apple’s new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air will ditch regular USB port and MagSafe charging port for the Type-C one.
    The report on Macotakara also adds that Apple will kill off the 11-inch…

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  • Apple’s new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air to come with USB-C ports only: Report

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    Apple could reportedly bring the flatter keyboard on the 12-inch MacBook to larger MacBook Pro lineup
    Apple has long been rumoured to refresh its Macbook Pro lineup in October. While Apple seems to be busy fulfilling iPhone 7 orders globally right now, the new leaks hint at the launch of company’s next product plan.
    According to a new report from Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple is planning to launch refreshed 2016 MacBook Pro lineup sometime in October. The report also suggests the launch of refreshed 13-inch MacBook Air at the same event. Apple is reportedly planning to refresh MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup with new USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3 ports.
    The step seems logical considering the use of USB-C on company’s 12-inch MacBook. First things first, Apple is reportedly ditching the 11-inch MacBook Air to concentr…

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  • Apple will discontinue its third-gen Apple TV: Report

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    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device.
    Apple has reportedly bid goodbye to its third-gen Apple TV, shifting its focus on the new fourth-gen model, media reported on Thursday.
    According to 9to5mac.com, in an email sent out to employees and education partners, Apple said that it is discontinuing the device.
    “The third-gen model was introduced in 2012 and was quietly updated a year later. Since then, Apple has shifted its focus to the tvOS-powered fourth-gen Apple TV,” the report said.

    The company is currently selling refurbished models of third-gen Apple TV for $59. Once the refurbished models disappear, “Apple will seemingly have stopped sales of the third-gen Apple TV all together,” the report added.
    Apple, however, said it will fulfill order backlog for the device. “The Cupertino company wil…

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  • Microsoft may announce Surface all-in-one PC at its October event: Report

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    Microsoft traditionally announces new Windows-based Surface Pro convertible device at its October event
    Microsoft is reportedly planning an October hardware event focusing on company’s Surface branded products. This year, however, the company could just unveil Surface-branded all-in-one Windows 10 PC.
    Microsoft’s October event have always been about Surface Pro and last year, Microsoft surprised everyone with its Surface Book. It seems, Microsoft is just not announcing a new Surface Book or Surface Book at its October hardware launch this year. Microsoft could simply refresh the Surface Pro and Surface Book lineup with new and faster processors, reports ZDNet.
    The report further confirms that Microsoft is working on new Windows 10-based all-in-one PC codenamed Cardinal. Microsoft’s Cardinal is being dubbed a…

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  • Google working on 7-inch tablet with Huawei for 2016: Report

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    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013 (Image of Nexus 7 for representation)
    Google might be ready to launch a new 7-inch Android tablet in collaboration with Huawei this year. The tablet is expected to come with 4GB of RAM, according to noted tipster Evan Blass. Google had achieved some success with its Nexus 7 tablet back when it was launched in 2013. Since, then the market for tablets itself has dried up – so it is interesting to see why Google is planning to come back in it.
    Huawei’s 7-inch Android tablet will be a successor to Google’s somewhat successful Nexus 7 tablet from back in 2013. There is no additional information on the tablet as of yet.
    Two of Google’s smartphones dubbed Pixel and Pixel XL are rumoured to launch in October. Google has decided to d…

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  • Apple Watch with cellular connectivity won’t come this year: Report

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    Apple Watch will cellular connectivity will be delayed till 2017, says a new report.
    Apple Watch with cellular connectivity is likely to be delayed till the next generation, although new versions of the Watch will come with GPS-tracking, says a report on Bloomberg.
    The Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman says Apple has been in talks with major cellular networks in US and Europe, but there are concerns chips with LTE will consume too much battery. The report adds this will reduce “the product’s effectiveness,” and thus affect user appeal, and there’s a good chance this particular feature will be pushed back to the next generation.
    However, Apple will introduce GPS-tracking in the new watch, says the report quoting people who are familiar with the plan. The reason Apple is looking at cellular connectivity is to free the Watch from it…

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  • Xiaomi’s Daydream VR headset might launch on August 1: Report

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    Xiaomi’s Daydream-based VR headset is expected to launch in August
    Xiaomi’s next big product announcement could be a VR headset. Xiaomi, which is steering away from smartphones with alternate smart devices like smart rice cooker and air purifiers, could announce a new VR headset based on Google’s Daydream on August 1.
    Xiaomi’s reason to enter Virtual Reality seems to be its own MIUI based on Android. Xiaomi ships its smartphones with MIUI which is a forked version of Android that relies heavily on customisation and smart features. Xiaomi’s VR headset plans have been revealed by company’s General Manager, Tang Mu. Tang Mu says, Xiaomi is building its own VR headset to provide best VR experience to its MIUI users.
    Xiaomi was a surprise entrant at Google’s I/O 2016 this year. While Xiaomi only announced a 4K enabled Mi Box based on…

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  • Apple is working on virtual reality headsets: report

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    Apple is secretly working on Virtual Reality headsets and has a dedicated team for the same.
    Apple has assembled a large team of experts in virtual and augmented reality and built prototypes of headsets that could one day rival Facebook’s Oculus Rift or Microsoft’s Hololens, the Financial Times reported.
    A secret research unit, housing hundreds of staff assembled from acquisitions or poached from other companies, is working on next-generation headset technologies, the FT reported, citing people familiar with the initiative.
    The newspaper had previously reported the hiring of leading virtual reality researcher Doug Bowman by the iPhone maker.
    At the Q1 earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook was also asked about virtual reality and whether the company was interested in the field. While he did not divulge any details, the Appl…

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  • Xiaomi could launch its first laptop on July 27: Report

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    Xiaomi is reported to launch Redmi Note 4 and a laptop at its July 27 event in Beijing (Source: Weibo)
    Xiaomi has confirmed its next product launch event will take place in Beijing on July 27. While the event invite doesn’t confirm anything about the product, now reports hint at Xiaomi launching two products.
    In a Weibo post, Xiaomi’s Director of new media has confirmed that the company will announce two new products. Xiaomi has already started teasing Redmi Note 4 smartphone with dual rear cameras and the second product could be a laptop.
    Xiaomi has been long rumoured to launch its own laptop. Earlier renders of the same had surfaced on China’s social media platform. It is probably time that Xiaomi reveals the product.

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