News tagged ‘3D’
Apple may release a new iPhone for the middle market this year, according to the prediction of the Digitimes analyst Luke Lin. The new model will feature wireless charging ability, but there will be no TrueDepth camera with 3D sensing ability.
A report from Digitimes says that Apple may discontinue iPhone X this year as soon as new models are released in September. If this is to be true, iPhone X will be the second model after iPhone 5 with only one year of a lifespan.
The KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a research note where he predicted that the upgraded TrueDepth camera will need a battery with larger capacity and Apple has the technologies for developing such batteries.
Face ID is intended to be used by a single person and it’s not likely that the company is going to change this in the future. The recent email from Apple chief software engineer Craig Federighi has confirmed this.
Earlier reports showed how Face ID was fooled with a twin, a child of the device’s owner and even a mask. Another report of the Vietnamese company Bkav again showed how Face ID was fooled with a mask.
The research company IHS Markit has taken apart the iPhone X and shared the bill of materials for the device. The estimated cost of the iPhone X parts is $370.25, this is more expensive than parts for iPhone 8. The retail price of iPhone X starts from $999 USD.
According to the data on Apple’s App Store support page, iOS 11 is now installed on 52% of compatible devices. Apple shared the information about the official number of installations for the first time after the release of iOS 11.
Having released several betas of iOS 11.1, Apple has released the first major update to iOS 11. It can be installed on following devices: iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later, iPad Air or later, and 6th-generation iPod touch. To install the update, go to Settings — General — Software Update.
Few days after the release of iOS 11.1 beta 4 Apple has released the next update for developers as well as for public testers. No new features have been spotted so far.
Apple today started to seed the fourth beta of iOS 11.1 to developers, only four days after the third beta has been released. The download is available for users who have an Apple Developer account.
The recent reports from DigiTimes claim that the needed parts for iPhone X are supplied according to the schedule and the need in components is covered till the holiday season.
Apple now seeds the third beta of iOS 11.1, the update is available for both users with Apple Developer account and public beta testers.
The KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that in next generation of iPhones Touch ID will be replaced by face recognition feature. Apple is going to use its advantage over Android manufacturers and implement 3D sensors in future iPhones. This will be a giant leap for Apple which relied on sole fingerprint recognition since iPhone 5S, released in 2013.
One of MacRumors readers wrote a letter to Apple software engineering head Craig Federighi where he asked about Reachability feature that is no more available in iOS 11. Federighi said that it will be fixed soon.
Apple today released second betas of iOS 11.1 and macOS 10.13.1 to developers. The most important change is adding hundreds of new emoji to both betas.