Category: Technology

Apple USB-C Charge Cable Replacement Program

Did you purchase a Macbook back in 2015?

Did you purchase a USB-C charging cable from Apple in 2015?

Seems that there has been “a design issue” which has caused the failure of a limited number of Apple USB-C charge cables that were included with MacBook computers through June 2015 and or sold as a stand alone accessory cable. The affected USB-C cables fall into a specfic serial number range

Apple has setup a replacement process for eligible MacBook owners and stand alone USB-C cable purchasers to receive a new USB-C charge cable. All Apple supplied USB-C cables apparently have serial numbers. The Apple page linked to below, details how to find the serial number on the USB-C cable.

Please click on this line to view the official Apple page regarding their USB-C replacement process.

Click on this line to view the Apple image of their USB-C cable on the Apple site.

The following is a quote with more info from Apple’s page regarding this issue:

Additional Information

This worldwide Apple program does not extend the standard warranty coverage of the MacBook.

If you believe you have paid for a replacement due to this issue, contact Apple regarding a refund.

The program covers the affected USB-C charge cables until June 8, 2018.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

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AMD Zen CPUs to arrive in 2016

When AMD launched their Athalon processors, they caught Intel sleeping. AMD Athalon CPUs were way faster than Intel CPUs, at that time.

Since then Intel has caught up and surpassed AMD in Performance and Low Power usage.

The upcoming AMD Zen CPUs will have up to 32 Cores, via two 16 Core modules. Bandwidth will be covered by using 8 channel DDR4 memory.

What has not leaked out yet is the Graphics performance. Intel has cross licensing agreements with NVidia. That has allowed Intel to vastly increase the graphics performance of their 5th and 6th generation CPU chips. AMD purchased ATI years ago. It will be interesting to see how the graphics performance will be increased in the AMD Zen CPUs.

AMD did release details on AMD’s Polaris architecture-based 14nm FinFET GPU. The new Zen CPUs are also based on 14nm FinFETs. Combine Polaris with Zen and AMD could be set to deliver jaw dropping performance. Maybe the days of AMD Athalon launch are about to be repeated.

We have had Tablets sell and die. Phones had great sales and then died. Laptops are having their surge in sales and their sales will start to die. Next up should be re-surging sales of Desktops. Leading the way could be powerful Workstations and Gaming Machines. Operating Systems have continued to bloat. Having 32 processors with Symmetrical Multithreading will help overcome that bloat.

Desktop computing is alive and well.

Click on this line to read the Kit Guru post about the upcoming AMD Zen CPUs.

Click on this line to read the post on Wikipedia about AMD’s Zen Microarchitecture.

Click on this line to read the Toms Hardware post about the upcoming AMD Zen CPUs.

Click on this line to read the Tech Spot post about the upcoming AMD Zen CPUs.

Click on this line to read the PCWorld post about the upcoming AMD Zen CPUs.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Photo is linked to and is not stored on this site. The linked to photo falls under Fair Use provision of Copyright