The record breaking achievement was made possible by combining Sony's new magnetic tape technology and lubricant with mechanical parts and software from IBM , including newly developed write/read heads, advanced servo control technologies, and signal-processing algorithms.
Just a few hours ago, Nintendo's official Facebook just announced an impending SNES restock update later this month to various retailers. Nintendo is yet to confirm a specific pre-order date, but did say a "significant" amount of additional consoles are coming to stores on launch day and thereafter.
Smith has also stated that the iPhone 8 may feature the "Tap to wake" feature which is similar to other smartphones on sale today. But more accurately, it was well-known software developer Steve Troughton-Smith who did all the hard work.
The accompanying press release included detailed information on the whole company's performance during the quarter. Sony, however, noted that it would have increased by 1% under constant currency. The recovery of the image sensor business from last year's natural disaster saw the operation make a profit of $500 million. But operating profit at the division shrank due to a lower price tag on a new PlayStation 4 model and a smaller contribution from software titles developed in-house.
How does it compare to Nvidia's graphics cards? The RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 are priced in the same ballpark as Nvidia's GTX 1070 ($379) and GTX 1080 ($499), respectively, and from the limited information we have at this point, it appears that the latter card is created to match the GTX 1080's performance .
Other benefits of the new modem include more stable data transfers, 4X4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output, and the ability to aggregate licensed and unlicensed network spectrum from network carriers. It is expected to go into mass production by the end of this year. Of course, if you're in the U.S., you'll still most likely be getting the Qualcomm versions of Samsung's handsets, but that's OK.