All posts on May, 2016


Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

One of the biggest criticisms of the iPhone 6 and 6S’ entry-level models is that they’re  well behind the RAM and ROM curve with just 1GB of memory and 16GB of NAND flash. Many rival smartphones offer twice as much or more.

Apple has chosen to leave its base model memory capacities unchanged since the debut of the iPhone 5 in 2012.

That, however, is about to change, according to an IHS analyst who described Apple plans to double both the RAM and ROM on the next iPhone release, which is expected to be unveiled in September as the iPhone 7. 

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The Rise of Drone Racing, Part 2

With lucrative broadcast deals and cup competitions now crowding calendars, drone racing has become one of the primary factors driving the surge in demand for consumer drones. Mountain Dew and DR1 Racing earlier this month announced a special DR1 Invitational presented by Mountain Dew. The one-hour broadcast will air on Discovery Communication’s Discovery and Science channels in August.

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BrandPost: Data storage startups—do they still make sense for enterprise buyers?

Quick pop quiz question: When was the last time a data storage company successfully went public, and is still an independent public company today?

Answer: November 1995. The company was NetApp.

The fact that it was more than two decades ago, an eternity in IT time, tells you a lot about the hazards of the storage market for new entrants and the challenges that startups face to survive and thrive in our very competitive industry. If you’ve scoped out the market landscape recently, you’ve no doubt come across a bunch of new names in addition to the long-established leaders like HPE. You’ll have seen what looks like a vibrant, healthy ecosystem of smaller players alongside familiar industry pillars.

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Apple expected to double base storage on iPhone 7 to 32GB

One of the biggest criticisms of the iPhone 6 and 6S’ entry-level models is that they’re  well behind the RAM and ROM curve with just 1GB of memory and 16GB of NAND flash. Many rival smartphones offer twice as much or more.

Apple has chosen to leave its base model memory capacities unchanged since the debut of the iPhone 5 in 2012.

That, however, is about to change, according to an IHS analyst who described Apple plans to double both the RAM and ROM on the next iPhone release, which is expected to be unveiled in September as the iPhone 7. 

Kevin Wang, director of market research at analytics firm IHS Technology, posted on the Chinese website Weibo that “supply chain research shows that the new iPhone’s RAM is 2GB, ROM 32GB.”

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