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Topic: iPhone

Privacy advocates express concern over Apple allowing developers to use iPhone X Face ID camera

11/02/2017, 08:11 am

A series of privacy advocates are taking issue with Apple allowing developers to use the TrueDepth camera central to the Face ID system under limited circumstances -- and with serious restrictions applied by Apple to what coders can use the data for.

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KGI: 2018 iPhone camera to carry over iPhone X plastic lens design

11/02/2017, 04:11 am

Despite analyst guesses to the contrary, Apple will likely retain the all-plastic lens stack implemented in iPhone X as a basis for its 2018 iPhone product line, according to well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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iPhone X review: Apple's Face ID vision for the future of iOS

11/02/2017, 01:11 am

Apple's iPhone X introduces the next decade of iOS. It pairs an advanced, full-face display with a strikingly beautiful glass and steel design. It invents new multitouch alternatives to the Home button and introduces an advanced TrueDepth 3D camera system, fast Face ID authentication and futuristic augmented reality effects from Portrait Lighting selfies to Animoji, further expanding its role in defining affordable luxury in mobile devices.

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iPhone 7 wi-fi, Safari 'zero-day' exploits leveraged in pwn2own hacker's contest

11/01/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple's iPhone 7 security was bypassed by a trio of hackers at the Mobile Pwn2Own event, with a wi-fi exploit, a system service bug, and two Safari bugs used to escalate privileges and run arbitrary code on the device.

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iPhone X tech was originally meant to show up in 2018, Apple's Riccio says

11/01/2017, 03:11 pm

Apple was originally expecting to ship the technologies in the iPhone X in 2018, hardware engineering head Dan Riccio revealed in an interview published this week.

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HomePod will pass Siri queries beyond music playback to linked iPhone or iPad for processing

11/01/2017, 03:11 pm

A delve into the new HomePod firmware, and developer documentation shows that Apple's forthcoming smart speaker will process full Siri queries on a synchronized iPhone or iPad rather than refusing them, or processing them on-device.

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GarageBand 2.3 for iOS adds classic drum sequencer, Taiko drums, iPhone X Super Retina support

11/01/2017, 01:11 pm

Apple has deployed an update for the iOS version of GarageBand, with the new version taking advantage of the Super Retina display on the iPhone X, as well as adding a new sound library and a "classic" beat sequencer.

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Polish site pegs Apple's AirPower charging mat at $199

11/01/2017, 12:11 pm

A Polish online store has posted a listing for Apple's AirPower charging mat, due in 2018, claiming the product will cost 999 zlotys or about $273.99 -- which one news site suggests will translate to about $199 in the U.S.

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How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

11/01/2017, 11:11 am

With the iPhone X, Apple has by necessity switched up how to trigger both the Control and Notification Centers in iOS 11. Here's how to launch both.

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First look: Apple's official iPhone X leather and silicone cases

11/01/2017, 10:11 am

Though Apple is holding back deliveries of the iPhone X until its official launch on Friday, the company has placed no such restrictions on official cases for the highly anticipated handset, as customers have now been receiving Apple's official iPhone X protective cases.

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How to enable and use Reachability on iPhone X

10/31/2017, 11:10 pm

Though the iPhone X removes the home button in favor of Face ID and a full-face display, users might still require access to Apple's Reachability feature for one-handed use. Despite reports to the contrary, the accessibility option is alive and well in Apple's latest flagship. We show you how to use it.

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Face ID on iPhone X is just as fast, if not faster, than Touch ID

10/31/2017, 10:10 pm

Much has been said about Face ID on iPhone X, but prospective customers are wondering how the new face-based recognition system performs against Apple's established Touch ID system. In our tests, Face ID is as fast, or in some cases faster, than its predecessor.

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Apple to begin accepting walk-in iPhone X reservations on Nov. 4 in select countries

10/31/2017, 05:10 pm

After a hugely successful preorder launch, Apple on Tuesday updated a handful of international websites to reflect new iPhone X Reserve and Pickup options set to begin on Nov. 4, giving customers another route to purchase.

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Apple emphasizes again that Touch ID for iPhone X was never an option, company all-in on Face ID

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Apple has once again reiterated that, despite rumors to the contrary, the company did not intend to have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the display of the iPhone X, and that Face ID was developed to be a full, permanent Touch ID replacement.

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Best Buy goes installment-only on Apple's iPhone 8 & X after backlash over $100 premium

10/31/2017, 04:10 pm

Best Buy has removed options to buy an iPhone 8 or X upfront from its U.S. website, which had previously generated controversy since the retailer was charging a $100 premium on top of Apple's normal retail prices.

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Apple iOS 11.1 now available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with 70 new emoji, other improvements

10/31/2017, 01:10 pm

After a month-long testing process, Apple has made available iOS 11.1 including a fix for the KRACK wi-fi exploit, and a large amount of accessibility feature fixes.

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How to take advantage of the iPhone X's wireless and fast-charging capabilities

10/31/2017, 12:10 pm

Apple's iPhone X supports both fast-charging via Lightning and wireless charging via a compatible Qi pad or dock, but neither option is available out-of-the-box.

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2018 iPhone X update expected to focus on reducing costs, won't feature TrueDepth 3D rear camera

10/31/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's forward facing TrueDepth camera system, which powers Face ID on the iPhone X, won't make it to the company's rear facing cameras next year, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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PSA: iPhone X videos capture infrared from Face ID dot projector, not visible in real life

10/31/2017, 11:10 am

The proliferation of iPhone X videos in recent days has led to some concern about a flashing light on the front of the device -- but that is just the infrared dot projector being picked up by digital cameras and it is not visible to the naked eye.

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Apple's iPhone X passes twin test in early hands-on with Face ID

10/31/2017, 09:10 am

Helping to support Apple's accuracy claims, a video published on Tuesday shows the iPhone X's Face ID system reacting as intended, even when confronted with identical twins.

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