Technology is not just mere a concept towards modernization, it is presently the central system that is ruling the whole world. It is all about the ideas and transforming into something tangible. The year 2016 brought diversity in the field of technological advancement and made an impact in the market. So, here’s our round-up of the 5 most sizzling tech-talks of 2016.
The jack – ‘less’
Like every year, this year too saw a phenomenal rendition of the imagination of shaping the future, we’ve seen it during Apple’s annual launch event i.e iPhone 7 came with the removal of the headphone jack.
Boon or ban but there is only one lightning port for both charging and connecting the earpods. Apple marketing Chief Phil Schiller said, ‘the firm had been motivated by courage’ to get rid of the headphone jack. He said: “Our smartphones are packed with technologies, faster processors, and all of it fights for space.”
The extra space created (though very limited) is being used to add on more specifications into the iPhone 7. This is why there is no change in the dimension of the phone. Instead, they are using this freed space for extra technologies, which is likely to be focused on the A10 fusion processor and battery cell and with this, we have the first ever water-resistant iPhone.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – The Pocket Bomb
We are very well aware of the fact that the two key players in the mobile industry were – Apple and Samsung. Apple is outshining the latter over these two years of time due to a constant declination in the performance of the phones manufactured by Samsung.
Samsung managed to reclaim its former glory when the company launched the most awaited Note 7, which were sold like hotcakes, satisfying the undying expectations of the customers. But, the reign didn’t last long. After numerous reported incidents of overheating smartphones worldwide and its inexplicable explosion even after re-launching a new updated version of the device, Samsung made the unprecedented decision to recall every single piece of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone sold. This engraved a fear in the hearts of the customers as the smartphones which happened to be for their personal use, transformed into a potential threat towards the user’s lives.
Twitter: The site no one wants to buy
Initially, a number of high-profile companies showed interest in purchasing the micro-blogging social platform, but the urge didn’t last long. During the mid-week of October, the CEO of the company, Marc Benioff decided to walk away from making a bid to buy it. The Verge summed up the situation by saying that the companies are not reconsidering buying the site, the one they were craving for. Neither Google nor Disney planned to bid on Twitter, despite the reports said that both were interested. Soon, Apple, Verizon, and even Facebook backed off as well leaving the blue bird hanging.
FBI Vs. Apple
The company took pretty bold steps when it declined to the FBI to avoid the encryption that protects its user’s privacy. FBI wanted Apple to create an electronically signed software which would enable them to unlock a work-issued iPhone 5C which recovered from one of the shooters in December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 and injured 22. The lawsuit happened to compel Apple to write new software that would let the government bypass these devices’ security and unlock the phones. But, in the end, the FBI backed off as it found a third party who was able to assist in unlocking the iPhone and thus, after unlocking the iPhone, the FBI withdrew its request.
Facebook launch of massive Solar Drone
The social network which is connecting family and friends around the globe is developing a new set of financial networks and has even applied to Ireland’s central bank for a permit to act as a financial institution. It is not just an online social network anymore. The company has become the fastest-growing media owner in the world. The solar-powered Aquila drone, initiated by Facebook, is a great step in trying to bring the Internet to the remaining 10% of the world’s population who lack Internet connectivity. Thus, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Mr. Zuckerberg has also come up with plans for providing the internet from space and has also launched the first satellite AMOS-6 with collaboration with Eutelsat to make it happen, which help provide internet coverage to large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
These are probably the most viral tech-talks from 2016, (only if nothing else turns up in these coming weeks). Hope you people had a good read, so stay connected for more. Till then keep selling your old gadgets and get your old phone repaired at Cashify.