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Samsung Joining Apple In Not Offering Power Adapters With Smartphones Next Year

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We’ve gotten several reports at this point suggesting that Apple will not be including power adapters with their next lineup of iPhones, which stirred up quite a bit of criticism. It seemed a strange move considering every other major company includes a power adapter with their phones, though it looks like another company will be following suit next year.

The company in question is Samsung, who reportedly won’t include power adapters with some of its smartphones in 2021. This news comes from Korean site ETnews (via The Verge), who has been a reliable source in the past. They are doing this because they believe that power adapters “have become widespread,” and not including them will allow them to reduce production costs.

If you’ve been buying new smartphones for even a few years at this point, it’s very likely that you have multiple power adapters. For those users, there should be no issue at all here. However, for new users or those who find themselves needing to replace a broken one, you’re going to have to purchase one separately.

We recently talked about a new leak adding more fuel to the fire that Apple won’t be including a power adapter or EarPods with their iPhone 12 lineup. A new render of the packaging showed what looks like a container that can only hold a charging cable and paperwork, and then the smartphone itself on top of it.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how this will be received when it finally goes into action, because right now there are definitely many people who are not very receptive to this. We’ll keep you updated as more information on this topic comes to light.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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