If it weren’t for the sake of security and warranty, every iPhone owner might already have jailbroken their devices for better customization, advanced entertainment, and more flexible data management.
Earlier this year, the city of San Francisco announced that they would be banning the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces. It was essentially a blanket ban, but the problem with this ban is that it also affected the way the public used their smartphones, especially the iPhone which uses facial recognition technology as a form of security.
Some of Apple’s iPhone models come with image stabilization built into the cameras. For those unfamiliar, this means that the iPhone’s camera can compensate for any minor movements in your hands while you are taking a photo or video, resulting in images that might be otherwise affected by motion blur, and videos that might end up being too shaky to be used.
Foxconn is one of the main manufacturing partners of Apple, where the company is responsible for putting together Apple products like the iPhone. Given that it is not possible for every component to be perfect, and also due to quality assurance, naturally some components are rejected due to them being faulty.
Apple is a company that loves doing everything themselves. The iPhone is a perfect example of that, where it not only runs software made by Apple, but there are also components inside the iPhone that have been designed by Apple as well. This is why many are suggesting that Apple could be interesting in snapping up Broadcom’s RF wireless chip business.
With the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple made some design changes to the Touch Bar portion of the laptop, where they added a physical Esc key and also separated Touch ID from the Touch Bar itself. However, one of the changes that wasn’t widely-advertised is how Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro was changed from capacitive to optical.
Last week, a music app designed for the iPhone made the headlines. Dubbed Rewound, this is an app that basically transforms your iPhone into the iPod Classic, giving it the classic scroll wheel that the iPod is known for. It was surprising that the app was even allowed given how strict Apple is when it comes to third-parties using their product images.
Back in 2018, YouTuber MKBHD decided to run a blind smartphone camera test in which he pitted a variety of phones released in 2018 against each other, where users would then vote on social media which is their favorite photo. The results were very surprising in which the budget (but flagship) Pocophone F1 nearly walked away the winner.
The tech on our smartphone cameras have evolved and improved over the years, to the point where some have argued that there might no longer be a need for compact cameras. In fact, to a certain extent, cameras on our smartphones are good enough where at a glance, it could be on par with DSLRs and more professional rigs.
According to the rumors, Apple is expected to launch a 5G iPhone in 2020. This is great news for iPhone customers who are hoping to hop on board the 5G bandwagon, but according to Loup Ventures managing partner, Gene Munster, he believes that the 5G iPhone might not be the hit device we think it is.
According to a report from back in August, it was suggested that due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China, that Apple’s iPhones could be hit with 15% tariffs. As it turns out, it seems that Apple could have narrowly escaped that one, where due to US President Donald Trump signing a trade deal with China, Apple is now spared those tariffs.
As our smartphones are so slim and tiny, it is obvious that in terms of hardware, it would be hard to match the optics found in bigger, more dedicated cameras. As such, a lot of smartphones are turning to the use of software to help process images to try and bring them closer to what professional cameras can do.
So we have heard multiple stories about how the Apple Watch has been used to call for help in emergency situations. This is due to Siri being baked into the Apple Watch which allows it to be activated using voice commands. Now it looks like Siri has managed to potentially save another life.
While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook wants the company to be remembered for its contribution to health care, it’s probably safe to assume that there are many who would remember Apple for their contribution to music, especially with the iPod which kind of led the charge on the digital music front.