Tag: consumer

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read 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… Read more »

Consumer Reports finds Apple Pay Cash to be the best P2P payment platform

Consumer Reports today published its first-ever breakdown of the best peer-to-peer mobile payment platforms. Comparing Venmo, Square Cash, Facebook Messenger, Zelle, and Apple Pay Cash, the tests found that Apple’s… Read more »

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… Read more »

A10X Fusion chip in new iPad Pro first consumer device built on TSMC’s 10nm process

Third party analysts have examined the A10X Fusion processor found in the new iPad Pro, and it has been confirmed to be the first chip in a device using TMSC’s… Read more »

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… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Review: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera offers pro features at a consumer price

From iPhone to mid-level DSLR cameras, the video production world has many options for the amateur and prosumer videographer. Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera offers users a next step into the… Read more »