How to tell if your iPhone 6s has the A9 chip impacted by 'Batterygate'
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later — welcome to the first "gate" scandal to impact Apple's new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
Jony Ive might not have any interest in seeing the Aaron Sorkin penned Steve Jobs biopic, but it’s a safe bet that the upcoming film will attract a lot of interest once it opens up to a widespread release later this month. In an effort to keep the hype train going, Universal Pictures yesterday put out yet another tantalizing clip from the film
Starring Seth Rogan as Woz, the clip below features Woz flat-out questioning just what in the world Steve Jobs does. Taking umbrage with Jobs’ condescension, Rogan goes off on Jobs and calls into question the skills, if any, he brings to the table. Not missing a beat, Jobs calmly fires back: “I play the orchestra. And you’re a good musician. You sit right there, you’re the best in your row.”
Say what you will about Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the man is not one to pull any punches. During a recent interview with the German business newspaper Handelsblatt, Musk addressed the ongoing hiring battle the company is seemingly engaged in with Apple. Amidst reports pointing to Apple releasing its own electric car, you might recall that Apple over the past few months has poached a number of Tesla engineers. What’s more, you might remember a report claiming that Apple was luring over Tesla engineers with signing bonuses in the $250,000 range along with a 60% bump up in salary.
While this might be par for the course in Silicon Valley, it’s not really a problem that Tesla has historically had to deal with in any serious way. If anything, Tesla is typically the company luring over talented engineers and executives, not the other way around.
All that said, is the outspoken Tesla CEO worried about a brain drain?
Not in the slightest.
Pluto is still as inhospitable for human life as Mars is, but the distant planet we’ve just begun exploring better than ever before might look a lot better than we thought. Imagery captured by the New Horizon’s shuttles reveals not only that Pluto has a blue sky like Earth’s but that there’s also frozen water on the surface.
That still doesn’t make Pluto ready to accommodate human life; it only makes it a lot more appealing (see image above). More →
3D Touch is undoubtedly the most intriguing feature added to the iPhone 6s since it opens up a whole new realm of interaction with the device. While its uses are fairly limited so far, it doesn’t take too much imagination to see how 3D Touch could be used to vastly improve the iPhone’s overall functionality. A new video from the team at ConceptsiPhone gives us a good idea of just what we can expect from the future of 3D Touch, as it imagines how the new feature could be used to enhance the iPhone’s Control Center. More →
Microsoft said during its massive Windows 10 hardware event earlier this week that the “ultimate” Surface Book laptop will last 12 hours on a single charge. But that’s in laptop mode when the tablet part is attached to the keyboard dock. The more important question is how much battery life you’d get in tablet mode when it’s unplugged from the dock? More →
Keep your head up, eyes out and your finger on the trigger with this new breakthrough that provides a see-through display of critical mission data – all by just clipping BAE System’s Q-Warrior to your helmet.
Once the stuff of movies like “Iron Man” and “Edge of Tomorrow”…now ground troops can benefit from this state-of-the-art tech too.
The lightweight Q-Warrior is a new cutting-edge gadget that takes an ordinary warrior’s helmet and transforms it into an extraordinary futuristic device. More →
Now that Google has changed its official name to Alphabet, it’s decided to buy the entire alphabet domain name — yes, that means it’s bought abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com. DomainInvesting, which first flagged Google’s purchase, says that this particular domain was created in 1999 and had been privately owned before Google decided to buy it. Going to the domain right now shows that it’s a blank page, which means Google hasn’t officially done anything with it yet. More →
It’s increasingly clear that mobile devices, especially flagship smartphones, can offer a camera experience that’s on par with most point-and-shoot cameras. Some even approach DSLR territory. In fact, the iPhone has been the most popular camera on Flickr for years, with competing devices usually aiming to beat Apple’s benchmark.
A recent video showed that the iPhone 6s can outperform professional DSLRs in video recording tests, further proving how advanced smartphone cameras have become. That’s why it’s not surprising to see someone create a worthy DSLR rival that’s about the same size as a smartphone, yet it’s ready to deliver a camera experience like nothing else we’ve seen before. More →
Sprint and T-Mobile offer some incredible wireless deals. The downside, however, is that they’ve traditionally offered inferior service compared to Verizon and AT&T. However, RootMetrics’ latest study of all four major wireless carriers in New York City has found that Sprint and T-Mobile are improving by leaps and bounds in the Big Apple. More →
This desktop charger will charge your smartphone, charge your tablet, charge your e-reader, charge your Bluetooth headphones, portable speakers and nearly any other USB device. And here’s the kicker — you can charge all of them at the same time with this Photive 50 Watt 6 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger for sale on Amazon for $26.95 with free shipping of orders of more than $35. More →
Aside from Apple’s new iPhone 6s models, the company’s most anticipated product this fall is the fourth-gen Apple TV. Sporting an A8 processor, a snazzy new remote with built-in Siri functionality, and of course, support for a dedicated App Store, the upcoming Apple TV represents Apple’s boldest and most intriguing play for control of the living room.
With good reason, cable providers are worried that an increasing percentage of viewers are opting to cut the cord in favor of streaming services from the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Arguably more worrisome, however, is the fact that there are a growing number of users who are opting not to sign up for cable in the first place.
In other words, while cable providers are frantically trying to figure out ways to keep viewers from leaving the fold, they might want to spend a little bit more time convincing consumers that a $60-$100/month cable contract is worth it.
Apple today issued a statement which will hopefully put ‘batterygate’ to bed once and for all. In case you missed it, there’s a bit of a whirlwind involving claims that some iPhone 6s models with A9 processors from Samsung have substandard battery life compared to iPhone 6s models with A9 processors sourced from TSMC.
One test in particular even purported to show that iPhones with TSMC chips enjoyed nearly two more hours of battery life than equivalent iPhones with Samsung chips.