CUPERTINO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – When Tim Cook officially launched the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil last October, his company thought it has hit the jackpot by producing the most advanced pieces of mobile technology ever invented. The launch has been so successful that stores all over the world have reported huge backlogs in their supply of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
Then came the bad news for Apple.
Many buyers of the iPad Pro have reported a serious glitch in their new devices. Among many issues, consumers — including our own reporters and editors — have reported that their device becomes unresponsive after being plugged in for re-charging. Apple has acknowledged the issue but has not come up with a fix, other than recommending that iPad Pro users try a hard re-start of their devices if they go dark.
As far as the Apple Pencil is concerned, many customers are criticizing Apple for not thinking about including a ‘pencil holder’ in the iPad Pro cover or Smart Keyboard to prevent users from misplacing or losing their pencil, as people have already reported.
Faced by the embarrassment of its new devices, Apple announced today that it was totally “re-inventing” the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and will come up with new designs from scratch.
In the meantime, Apple says it will be donating all of its remaining inventory of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to public schools worldwide. Those who have already purchased the devices will be given a 100% rebate towards the new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil once they become available sometime in the fall of 2017 .
Schools are asked to contact Apple directly to be included in the mass donation.
MENLO PARK, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – What a difference a new-born baby makes.
To welcome the birth of their baby daughter Max, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced a new initiative in which they will donate 99% of their wealth to charity. Most of that money, in excess of $45 Billion, is coming from Facebook, the highly successful social media network founded by Zuckerberg.
With just 1% of his assets remaining — after the donation — there is no way Zuckerberg can continue to sustain Facebook operations, and that’s a big concern among the social media network’s more than 1.5 Billion users.
That concern was just confirmed today as Zuckerberg announced that he will be gradually phasing out Facebook in the next 5 years or so. He and Priscilla will be focusing on raising their daughter in an environment free of social media.
This latest announcement by Zuckerberg energized the people behind ELLO, the Facebook-like social media network launched last year but didn’t quite take off fabulously as anticipated.
So if you’re a Facebook addict or if your social life is totally based on Zuckerberg’s Internet platform, it’s time to make plans for the future — the very near future in fact.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – The biggest and most anticipated sports event of the century is a done deal.
Manny Pacquiao will fight American Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2.
The champion boxers came to an agreement regarding the much-hyped fight earlier today. The two sides have been trying to work out a deal for a while to square off in Las Vegas due primarily to their different networks.
The Adobo Chronicles also learned from sources close to Pacquiao that neither boxer will receive a single cent from this mega fight. Instead, both fighters have agreed to donate one hunded percent of their anticipated earnings to a charity of their choosing. That’s more than $200 Million to charity, more than the money raised through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last summer.
Pacquiao is reportedly considering donating his earnings to the street children and homeless families who were rounded up and sent to camp at an upscale resort by the Department of Social Welfare to hide them from Pope Francis when he visited the Philippines last month. “The money would be sufficient to build permanent homes for these families and keep the children off the streets for good,” Pacquiao said.