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Topic: iPhone

ARKit processor limitations cuts compatibility to iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and newer

06/07/2017, 03:06 pm

A line has been drawn through the iOS 11-compatible devices in ARKit, with only hardware with the A9 or A10 family processors able to use the augmented reality software.

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Apple announces WWDC17 Apple Design Award recipients, and we talked to them about their apps

06/07/2017, 02:06 pm

This years' Apple Design Awards recipients spanned the globe, ranging from novel games designed by a single developer to larger productions developed across a staff of full time coders and artists.

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ARKit augmented reality tools in iOS 11 will make iPhone, iPad world's largest AR platform

06/05/2017, 03:06 pm

Making good on the previous promise that Apple would be taking an interest in augmented reality in the future, Apple Vice President Craig Federighi announced ARKit, a developer toolset that it will make available to nearly istantaneously make the iPhone and iPad the largest AR platform in the world.

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iOS beta feedback menu suggests drag and drop coming to 'iOS 11'

06/05/2017, 08:06 am

If a new screen capture of diagnostic feedback is to be believed, Apple is planning on implementing some form of "drag and drop" functionality in "iOS 11."

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Review: Garmin's iPhone-connected Forerunner 935 offers Fenix features at lower cost

06/04/2017, 01:06 am

Garmin's Forerunner 935 is essentially a carbon copy of the Fenix 5, but with a few sacrifices for the sake of price -- and that, ironically, probably makes it a better buy for all but the most hardcore athletes and outdoor trekkers.

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Review: Elgato's HomeKit-ready Eve Degree sensor does a fine job - in its limited role

06/03/2017, 03:06 am

Elgato's Eve Degree is a simple and convenient way of monitoring conditions around the house, but more of a luxury than a necessity for most people, even in a fully decked-out smarthome.

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Apple turns to contracted freelancers to help boost accuracy of Apple Maps data

06/02/2017, 11:06 am

Apple is reportedly using paid freelance contributions to help improve the accuracy of Apple Maps, and may kickstart a new phase in the work later this month.

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Google plans limited ad blocking in Chrome starting in 'early 2018'

06/02/2017, 09:06 am

Google this week confirmed plans to implement native ad-blocking in its Chrome browser, available for multiple platforms including Apple's iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Plex adds Live TV support for Plex Pass subscribers on Apple's iPhone & iPad

06/01/2017, 11:06 am

Plex on Thursday introduced a Live TV feature for Plex Pass subscribers with antennas, letting them watch shows as they air in addition to taking advantage of existing DVR features.

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Apple escalating use of Intel modems for 'iPhone 8' - report

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Faced with an ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is reportedly ramping up its use of Intel baseband chips in iPhones -- despite previously weak performance from Intel's parts.

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Sony prioritizing Apple's supply of iPhone cameras, cutting back on other vendors

06/01/2017, 09:06 am

Reports from the supply chain suggest that Sony is giving priority to CMOS image sensor production to Apple, forcing other vendors to source smartphone camera components elsewhere.

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Wacom Bamboo Sketch iOS stylus offers pressure sensitivity to non-iPad Pro users

05/31/2017, 12:05 pm

Wacom has introduced the Bamboo Sketch, a smart stylus for iOS devices that offers pressure sensitivity, allowing users to draw and write on their iPhones and iPads as they would on paper, without requiring an upgrade to an Apple Pencil and the iPad Pro family of devices.

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Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity sensor with Apple HomeKit support

05/31/2017, 12:05 pm

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple's HomeKit.

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Amazon adds iCloud Calendar compatibility to Alexa ecosystem

05/31/2017, 10:05 am

Amazon has announced that its voice recognition Alexa family of devices can now read from and save changes and additions to Apple's iCloud Calendar.

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Nest unveils iPhone-connected Cam IQ with facial recognition, zoom & better audio [u]

05/31/2017, 09:05 am

Nest on Wednesday revealed its latest security camera, the Cam IQ, which uses an 8 megapixel sensor to capture 4K, HDR video, supporting features such as digital zoom and facial recognition. [Updated to strike out Alexa/Google Home support]

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Apple Pay coming to Ukraine in Q2 2018, bank executive says

05/30/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple Pay should arrive in Ukraine in the second quarter of next year, an Alfa-Bank executive claimed this week, in what would be one of the longest publicly-known run-ups for the payment platform.

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Review - DoBox is a solid USB, HDMI & filesharing hub for iPhones and iPads with room to improve

05/29/2017, 04:05 pm

The DoBox was designed with a slew of features intended to make life easier for travelers using iPad or iPhones. AppleInsider examined one of the first produced after a successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Early case for Apple's 'iPhone 8' may mistake logo cutout for fingerprint sensor

05/29/2017, 03:05 pm

A new case for Apple's yet-to-be-released "iPhone 8" differs from previous leaks, suggesting not just a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, but a bigger-than-expected camera layout.

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Apple's latest 'Switch' ads tout iPhone's security & 'smoothness'

05/29/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple on Monday released a trio of new video ads in its "Switch" series, aimed at persuading Android users to make the leap to an iPhone.

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Latest images of Apple's 'iPhone 8' show vertical rear camera, no visible fingerprint sensors

05/29/2017, 09:05 am

A new trio of images suggest that Apple's "iPhone 8" will, as expected, forego any obvious fingerprint sensor, whether on the front or the back.

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