Welcome again to another week of MashTalk. On this week’s podcast, the Mashable tech workforce recaps the perfect devices from Cellular World Congress 2017, talk about Snap Inc’s IPO, and debate whether or not Apple would actually change the iPhone’s Lightning port with USB-C.
As all the time, MashTalk is hosted by our Tech Editor Pete Pachal with commentary from Chief Correspondent Lance Ulanoff and Senior Tech Correspondent Raymond Wong.
We also have unique friends, Industry Reporter Kerry Flynn and Real Time News Author Nicole Gallucci to lend us their experience.
Old phones are the new hotness
First up on the podcast is Cellular World Congress (2:03). The annual Cell-centric express was once once once more held in Barcelona and that i used to be there (along with Mashable Senior Editor Stan Schroeder) to see the entire easiest and worst new phones popping out this yr.
Without A Galaxy S8 announcement from Samsung, the unlikeliest of Phone makers got a chance shine. The BlackBerry KEYone, a brand new Android-powered Phone with a customizable QWERTY keyboard was once probably the most big hits of the convey (2:54).
Nokia ADDITIONALLY grabbed consideration with its 3310 dumbphone remake (4:45). The Cellphone’s pure throwback, but that’s what makes it so great — It’s cheap ($50) and It Can Be perfect for anyone who’s unwell of all the noise on the internet. Plus, it plays Snake (5:38).
Outdated phones might have stole the express, but there was at least one new flagship Telephone that grew to become heads, and that was the LG G6 (7:17) and its 18:9 “FullVision” show, which is essentially a 5.7-inch display that matches in a 5.2-inch Phone’s physique. It Is scorching AF and we are going to have a full evaluation on it quickly.
Snap, Inc. goes public
Snap, Inc. the guardian firm of Snapchat and Spectacles ultimately, ultimately went public on Wednesday with its IPO (12:23).
Kerry was once on region at the ny Inventory Exchange to take in all of the cash-making goodness and witness Snap co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel turn into one rich dude.
She breaks down what it used to be prefer to attend this large second in tech, the hole share value (14:38), and whether the IPO was successful or not (hint: it was once).
The Large query now is what will Snap spend all of its new cash on (16:45)? Spectacles 2.Zero? Drones? Cameras? I mean, it needs to be cameras, proper? Particularly considering Snap technically considers itself a Digicam firm.
The Apparent solution is to keep constructing on Snapchat’s features (20:26), but it must also enlarge past teens if it ever needs to change into as giant as Facebook. Or does it?
Goodbye Lightning port?
Closing out this week’s MashTalk, we have Nicole to tell us what a bad idea it might be for Apple to switch the iPhone’s Lightning port with a USB-C port (22:Forty Four).
The freakout is essentially partly due to a File from the Wall Street Journal (23:22) that claimed Apple would switch to USB-C. Naturally, everyone began to panic because It’s best been five years given that we all switched from 30-pin to Lightning.
After All, the File was once later refuted (24:27) through cited KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who says the Lightning port isn’t going away, however will as an alternative be based off USB-C’s Energy Supply to offer sooner charging. It’s Also likely the full-sized USB-A half of the iPhone’s current Lightning cable shall be replaced with a USB-C half so that it’s going to work with the new MacBook Professionals.
Bottom Line: You Probably have nothing to fret about for the reason that Lightning port isn’t gonna be going away (but). In The Future, maybe, however most likely not for this 12 months’s new iPhone. If anything else, Apple will simply kill the Lightning port (28:00) altogether for wireless charging.
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