News tagged ‘Car’
New details about Apple’s secret autonomous car program have surfaced online.
According to the documents shared by Business Insider, the system Apple is working on is called “Apple Automated System”. The company is using three Lexus RX450h SUVs equipped with Logitech steering wheel and pedals to control the car by wire. The test drivers pass several tests and trainings before getting into the car as they need to be ready to take control over the autonomous vehicle at any time.
Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video to YouTube letting us take a look at what’s happening inside Apple’s new headquarters when it gets darker. Apart from that, the short clip shows how the work is being carried out at the territory.
According to the latest report from DigiTimes, Apple will release two new iMac models in the third quarter of 2017. The production is set to start in May and the supplier is Quanta Computer. Moreover, the company is working on a completely revamped model that will hit the store shelves at the end of 2017.
Apple may soon start testing self-driving cars in California. According to the latest report from Business Insider, on Friday, California authorities officially issued the Cupertino giant the Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit. Apple was added to the list of companies that have permission to test self-driving cars in the state. Aside from Apple, Google and Tesla have similar permissions.
American traveller and blogger Scotty Allen, who spent couple of months in China last year, has released a video showing how to assemble a fully working iPhone 6s from the parts purchased in the public cell phone parts markets in the Shenzhen province. The phone looks and feels just about the same as the iPhone 6s acquired directly from Apple, but costs less, about $300.
Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means restores and downgrades to these versions are no longer possible. Be careful if you want to stay on one of these firmware builds. If you update your device accidentally, you won’t be able to restore it to anything apart from iOS 10.3.1 or iOS 10.3.2 beta if you’re a developer or public beta tester.
Apple has released second betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. The release took place about two weeks after the release of the very first betas of the software. According to Apple, both updates contain a number of fixes aimed at making iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 more stable and efficient.
A 32-year-old man from Alabama nearly died after being electrocuted with this iPhone charger. Wiley Day plugged in his phone and took it to the bed with him. The extension cable came off in the morning and the charger head contacted the metal necklace the man was wearing. The electricity traveled through Day’s neck, but the man managed to take off his necklace and survived. Moreover, he even went to the hospital himself.
It is Sunday today, so let’s take a look at the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.
Most of the articles this week deal with new iOS and macOS Sierra versions, next-generation iPhones and iPads as well the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that were announced a couple of days ago.
Apple has released three new iPad Pro commercials. They are called “Light and powerful”, “All day battery”, and “All your school stuff”. The ads are available below and on Apple’s official YouTube channel.
Yesterday, Samsung unveiled new iPhone rivals, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Both handsets feature curved OLED displays and lack physical buttons on front panels. New flagship devices come in two sizes – the smaller model has a 5.8-inch display, and the larger version features a 6.2-inch screen.
One day after releasing final versions of iOS 10.3 and macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to users worldwide, Apple has seeded first betas of iOS 10.3.2 and macOS Sierra 10.12.5 to developers for testing. Both updates contain some bug fixes and minor improvements that make the software more stable. Currently, it’s unknown why Apple has skipped iOS 10.2.1.
According to the latest report from reliable analyst Christopher Rolland, the next-generation Apple Watch will get a SIM card module. Thus, the wearable device will support LTE networks. Moreover, users will be able to answer calls directly from the Apple Watch using the AirPods.
On Monday, Apple released the final version of iOS 10.3 to users worldwide. The latest firmware version contains several new features and a number of stability, security, and performance tweaks.
A well-known YouTuber Marques Brownlee has shared an unboxing video featuring the new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus. The device was announced yesterday and is expected to go on sale on March 24, so it is unknown where and how Brownlee got his phone. Anyway, below you can find some highlights from the unboxing video.