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2017

Foxconn exec's social media post claims high rejection rate for 'iPhone 8' OLED screens

Monday August 07, 2017

A social media posting by a known Foxconn executive claims that the supply chain for the "iPhone 8" is having difficulty with producing acceptable quantities of the OLED screen for the device, and is claiming a 40 percent defect rate because of custom cuts in the substrate that Apple is demanding for the device.

Watch: 'iPhone 8' cameras might record 4K video at 60fps, feature 'SmartCam' AI

Sunday August 06, 2017

Leaked code suggests both front and rear facing iPhone 8 cameras could be capable of recording 4K video at 60 frames per second, while a new feature dubbed "SmartCam" dynamically adjusts capture settings according to scene type.

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may do facial recognition while laying on tables & desks

Sunday August 06, 2017

Code found in Apple's HomePod firmware may suggest that the "iPhone 8's" facial recognition system -- internally dubbed "Pearl" -- will be able to scan someone and unlock a device while it's resting on a flat surface, instead of forcing users to pick it up and aim the camera.

Apple's single sign-on feature gains nearly 440 new providers

Sunday August 06, 2017

Apple's running list of providers offering support for single sign-on streaming authentication grew exponentially this week with the addition of 438 cable and satellite television companies, including firms offering services in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hands on: LiquidText 3.0.11 changes how you annotate documents on the iPad

Sunday August 06, 2017

It's hard to go back to an more ordinary PDF annotator after using LiquidText, but it is not the ultimate PDF tool for the iPad.

More pictures of Apple's custom badge reader for Apple Park pop up in FCC filing

Saturday August 05, 2017

The general appearance for a door access system intended for use in Apple-controlled facilities has been revealed in a filing with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, with the custom badge reader shown to have striking and sleek design befitting the Apple Park corporate campus.

Apple TV with 4K UHD, 10-bit HDR and Dolby Vision revealed by HomePod firmware

Saturday August 05, 2017

Apple's own firmware for the upcoming HomePod speaker has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving for enthusiasts, this time revealing that a next-generation Apple TV will boast support for 4K video, as well as high dynamic range in both 10-bit and Dolby Vision formats.

Purported 'iPhone 8' production photo shows L-shaped battery, wireless charging coil

Saturday August 05, 2017

A new photo of the alleged "iPhone 8" engineering validation test codenamed "Ferrari" has been published on social media, with the image showing the locations of the charging coil, the stacked main board, and a void for where the L-shaped battery goes.

Review: Kwikset Premis HomeKit lock chews through batteries, disappoints

Saturday August 05, 2017

The Kwikset Premis is a lot of things. It's a HomeKit compatible connected deadbolt with a nice touch number pad with well-lit numerals. It's also a disappointment. We reviewed it for an extended period and found all the wrinkles.

This week on AI: See the final 'iPhone 8' design, Apple's stellar Q3, LTE Apple Watch & more

Saturday August 05, 2017

Early HomePod firmware, ironically, exposed a bevy of secrets about Apple's "iPhone 8," including the general design of the device and features like facial recognition. Not to be outshone, Apple shared its June-quarter financial results, which were up across the board -- including a rare gain in iPad numbers.

Apple may integrate Service Workers into WebKit, support next-gen web apps in Safari

Saturday August 05, 2017

Apple this week began work toward integrating Service Workers, an API that lets browsers run background scripts, into WebKit, suggesting the company might one day support a form of next-generation web app in iOS.

Apple nixes plans to incorporate under-glass Touch ID in 'iPhone 8,' insider says

Friday August 04, 2017

Apple has decided against an embedded Touch ID solution for its forthcoming "iPhone 8" handset, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, leaving the door open for competitor Samsung to debut similar technology in next year's Galaxy Note 9.

'Apple Watch Series 3' rumored to boast all-new form factor [u]

Friday August 04, 2017

On the heels of news that Apple intends to release an LTE-equipped Apple Watch model later this year, a new rumor surfaced claiming the smartwatch line will receive its first design refresh since launch in 2015.

Apple to launch cellular connected Apple Watch later this year, report says

Friday August 04, 2017

A report on Friday claims Apple is planning to release a version of Apple Watch this fall with an integrated cellular LTE chipset, allowing the device to connect to offsite servers without the help of iPhone.

Apple experimenting with 'several different types' of augmented reality glasses - report

Friday August 04, 2017

As Apple invests heavily in augmented reality, the company is still internally unsure about where the future of AR hardware may go, and as a result there are reportedly multiple competing projects being developed internally.

Video: See instant markup and notes with Apple Pencil in iOS 11 on iPad Pro

Friday August 04, 2017

The Apple Pencil will become more powerful and useful than ever with this fall's release of iOS 11, giving users the ability to instantly begin drawing and taking notes as soon as the stylus is in hand. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new feature will work on the iPad Pro.

AT&T launching beta of DirecTV Now DVR functionality, including iPhone & Apple TV

Friday August 04, 2017

AT&T has launched a round of beta testing for its DirecTV Now streaming service DVR, and is inviting select iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV customers to participate.

Police seize $1.69M in fake Apple accessories from London warehouse in Trading Standards raid

Friday August 04, 2017

A collection of fake Apple products estimated to be worth £1.3 million ($1.69 million) were seized from a warehouse in London on Tuesday, with the raid by UK police and local Trading Standards officials confiscating a large collection of imitation Apple chargers, batteries, and other items.

Apple airs two new 'Rock X Siri' ads based on 'Dominate the Day' short

Friday August 04, 2017

Apple on Friday released two new iPhone 7 ads, once again tied into its "Rock X Siri: Dominate the Day" short.

Apple said to be targeting March quarter 2018 launch for second-gen iPhone SE

Friday August 04, 2017

Apple assembly partner Wistron is allegedly preparing to expand its production in India, setting the stage for a second-generation iPhone SE shipping in the first quarter of 2018.