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Apple's 'iPhone 8' facial recognition tech might support Apple Pay, third-party apps, 'multi' biometrics

08/09/2017, 07:08 pm

Code uncovered in recently leaked HomePod firmware suggests the facial recognition system rumored to debut in Apple's "iPhone 8" will support payments, combined biometric security and include hooks for third-party apps.

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New dummy unit of Apple's 'iPhone 8' shows off alleged gold/copper color

08/09/2017, 04:08 pm

Photos of a supposed "iPhone 8" design dummy published on Wednesday depict the device in a rumored gold/copper color, though the dummy's provenance is unknown.

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Chamberlain ships MyQ HomeKit Bridge, bringing Siri control to its garage door openers

08/09/2017, 01:08 pm

After a demo of the product at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, Chamberlain is shipping its MyQ Home Bridge, adding HomeKit functionality to MyQ-compatible garage door openers and compatible lighting.

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Lumentum pinned as range-finding and face scanning laser supplier for 'iPhone 8' & 2018 model

08/09/2017, 12:08 pm

A new market analyst report is taking laser supplier Lumentum's prediction for sales and deliveries, and extrapolating that to mean that not only is the "iPhone 8" not going to see a substantial delay, but advanced 3D sensing technologies are going to be incorporated in more iPhones in 2018 than previously thought.

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New report says Apple's 'iPhone 8' already in mass production, despite recent claims

08/09/2017, 10:08 am

Apple's assembly partners are already working full-tilt on three new iPhones for this fall, acccording to one report, differing from a recent claim that the "iPhone 8" won't enter mass production until mid-September.

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Apple's 'iPhone 8' may silence notification sounds when users are paying attention

08/09/2017, 09:08 am

The latest code discovery to emerge from Apple's HomePod firmware may hint that the "iPhone 8" will silence notification sounds when a person is looking at their device -- possibly taking advantage of the phone's 3D facial recognition technology.

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'iPhone 8' & 'iPhone 7s' mockups with glass backs appear as speculation about product names grows

08/09/2017, 09:08 am

New mockups of the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 8" have emerged, showing the widely expected glass back across the entire line, and no sign of a rear-mounted Touch ID sensor on any of the models.

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Unreal Engine updated with preliminary support for Apple's ARKit in iOS 11

08/08/2017, 03:08 pm

The new version of Epic's Unreal Engine provides basic ARKit support for iOS, developed in collaboration with Peter Jackson's Wingnut AR.

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US International Trade Commission to investigate Qualcomm patent charges against Apple

08/08/2017, 03:08 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday agreed to look into Qualcomm allegations that the iPhone 7 -- and other Apple devices -- violate its patents, a small part of a wider legal battle between the two companies.

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'iPhone 8' to enter mass production in mid-Sept., launch alongside 'iPhone 7s,' come in 3 colors

08/08/2017, 01:08 pm

Rumors about an "iPhone 8" delay may have been unfounded, as analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities indicated on Tuesday that the flagship handset will launch on the same day as the "iPhone 7s" and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- albeit in limited quantities and styles.

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Tile unveils new Pro Series Sport and Style iPhone-connected Bluetooth trackers

08/08/2017, 12:08 pm

Tile has added a pair of new Bluetooth trackers to its product line, in the new Tile Sport and Tile Style.

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Photos show alleged cover glass, sensor notch for Apple's 'iPhone 8'

08/08/2017, 11:08 am

As Apple's "iPhone 8" enters the home stretch, new images published on Tuesday are said to depict the device's cover glass, apparently backing leaks about the device's edge-to-edge OLED display.

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Head of Indian telecoms regulator says Apple dragging its heels on government 'do not disturb' app

08/08/2017, 11:08 am

Apple is being "anti-consumer" and engaging in "data colonization" by so far refusing to approve an official government "do not disturb" app for the iPhone, according to the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

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Internet thirsty for rumors sees 'iPhone 8' mirage in generic smartphone case

08/08/2017, 01:08 am

Silly season is officially in full swing. On Monday, blogs lit up when Evan Blass, known for his accurate smartphone hardware leaks, joined the "iPhone 8" rumor fray by posting an image of a digitally rendered device enshrouded in what appears to be an Urban Armor Gear case. Rumor mongers are interpreting the "leak" to mean case makers are betting on designs that show off iPhone's entire screen...just like every smartphone case ever made.

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'iPhone 8' rumor roundup: X-ray shows wireless charging coil, new color option, HomePod leak & more

08/07/2017, 08:08 pm

An image supposedly leaked from Foxconn appears to show a wireless charging coil, stacked logic board and other components rumored for inclusion in Apple's "iPhone 8." Other recent leaks and news point to new color options, facial recognition features, potential OLED constraints and more.

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Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland

08/07/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple's Australian Maps transit coverage has expanded to large sections of the states of Queensland and Western Australia, and may be poised to come to Ireland in the near future.

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Copper-colored 'iPhone 8' pops up on Chinese social media, provenance unknown

08/07/2017, 11:08 am

More posts from Chinese social media have popped up, purporting to show a new copper color for the forthcoming "iPhone 8" -- but it is unclear if the pictures are legitimate parts or mockups.

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Viral YouTube video of plane-to-plane AirDrop bogus, deleted by author

08/07/2017, 11:08 am

A viral video allegedly depicting a pilot sending a photo of another plane a long-distance AirDrop has been refuted by the recipient's airline, and has been deleted.

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Apple joins Instagram to push 'Shot on iPhone' marketing campaign

08/07/2017, 10:08 am

Apple on Monday created an official account on Facebook's Instagram, leveraging it for a long-running campaign promoting the iPhone's camera technology.

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

08/07/2017, 09:08 am

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.

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