Tag Archive: Ditching


Will Apple alienate iPhone fans by ditching the headphone jack?

Apple has famously killed popular technologies when it believes they’re past their best — and it could be gearing up to kill one more. According to recent rumors, next year’s iPhone 7 will ship without the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a thinner form factor. Understandably, a lot of fans are unhappy about that […]

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Will Apple alienate iPhone fans by ditching the headphone jack?

Apple has famously killed popular technologies when it believes they’re past their best — and it could be gearing up to kill one more. According to recent rumors, next year’s iPhone 7 will ship without the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a thinner form factor. Understandably, a lot of fans are unhappy about that […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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No, Apple isn’t ditching retail store product launches

After Steve Jobs, the original Mac, and the iPhone, launch day queues have to be one of the most recognisably Apple phenomenons of them all: something which speaks not only to the crazy number of sales Apple makes, but also…

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Intel CEO says he’s not worried about Apple ditching them for ARM

Rumors that Apple might ditch Intel chips in the Mac for ARM-based chips of their own designing are nothing new. Back in 2012, we reported that Apple would soon be dropping Intel chips from all their Macs. And earlier this…

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Why the ‘world’s most top Apple analyst’ is wrong about Macs ditching Intel

The tech blogosphere has been buzzing this morning with news that Apple might be ditching Intel after ‘the world’s most accurate Apple analyst’ issued a report predicting iMacs and MacBooks will shun Intel processors for Apple’s own ARM-based solution within the next 1 – 2…

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Nike To Help Apple Develop iWatch After Ditching The FuelBand [Rumor]

Is Nike going to be teaming with Apple for the iWatch? Ever since Nike announced the surprising news that it was scrapping its rival fitness-tracking FuelBand line of wearables — including a new, slimmer device planned for this fall —…

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Give the Mac Finder a Performance Boost by Ditching “All My Files”

Though the All My Files folder is undoubtedly useful, Mac users with limited system resources along with tons of files may notice some sluggishness when using the feature. That can translate into CPU spikes and the perception of a generally slow Finder and Mac, because new windows in the file system default to opening into … Read More

Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript

Safari icon in iOS 7 It’s a fairly widespread complaint that iOS 7 can feel sluggish running on the oldest supported iPad and iPhone hardware, but with a few tweaks you can usually speed it up enough for the performance difference to barely be noticeable, if at all. Those adjustments are limited to the general iOS experience though, and they don’t make much of a difference for in-app performance with even simple tasks  [Read More…]

Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript

Safari icon in iOS 7 It’s a fairly widespread complaint that iOS 7 can feel sluggish running on the oldest supported iPad and iPhone hardware, but with a few tweaks you can usually speed it up enough for the performance difference to barely be noticeable, if at all. Those adjustments are limited to the general iOS experience though, and they don’t make much of a difference for in-app performance with even simple tasks  [Read More…]

Why iOS Accessory Makers Are Ditching Lightning For Bluetooth

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There was a time when every hotel room had a 30-Pin Dock Connector in it somewhere, but eight or nine months after debut, Lightning — the 30-Pin Dock Connector’s successor — still hasn’t really taken off, outside of a few docks and battery cases. Sure, it’s a new standard, and Apple was famously very slow in issuing MFi deals to accessory makers who wanted to support Lightning… but even so, it seems  [Read More…]