According to earlier leaks and rumors, Apple is expected to introduce a new camera design to its 2019 iPhones. Previously, Apple had opted to use a vertical camera orientation for its dual camera design, but if the rumors are true, Apple could introduce a triple camera setup to its 2019 iPhones.
In the early days of mobile internet, data plans were relatively low. This is because our internet wasn’t quite as fast yet, and apps and media in general were still quite small. This meant that the need for a lot of data wasn’t there yet, and as such, companies such as Apple introduced limits where apps beyond a certain size could only be downloaded using WiFi.
A couple of months ago, Microsoft announced a new feature that would be coming to its Office apps on mobile, where through the use of AI, it would be able to capture an image, extract the data from that image, and put it into a spreadsheet. For example, if you had a printed list of phone numbers and names, taking the photo would let you tabulate that into Excel.
If you’re someone who truly values their privacy, then a recent report from The Washington Post might come across a little upsetting. This is because according to the report, they teamed up with privacy firm Disconnect and found that your mobile apps are sending a ton of data back to tracking companies.
While many might snub their noses at the iPhone SE, especially in the face of more impressive and newer models, the handset was actually quite a hit. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook state in the past how the phone did much better than what the company had projected. So much so that it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that a successor could be in the works.
Huawei is the world’s second largest smartphone maker. This represents a huge source of pride for China where a few years ago, they were barely a blip on the smartphone industry’s map which was dominated by the likes of Apple and Samsung. However, with the US government banning US companies from doing business with Huawei, this could pose serious trouble to the company.
One of the problems with Bluetooth is that not all devices support simultaneous connections. For example, the iPhone does not allow users to connect a pair of Bluetooth headphones to it and a set of Bluetooth speakers. This means that if users would have to choose between either device for their music listening.
One of the features Apple introduced to its iPhones a few years ago was 3D Touch. This is an expansion of its Force Touch technology found on the Apple Watch, which also made its way into the trackpads of its MacBook family of laptops. However, admittedly the tech never quite took off on the iPhone, so much so that it could be eliminated for good starting this year.
If you thought that Apple was done with Touch ID for good, at least as far as its iPhones are concerned, think again. This is because in a report from MacRumors, they cite a research note by Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis and his associates in which following a meeting with some suppliers in Apple’s supply chain, they have come up with some predictions for future iPhones.
We know that Apple plans to release new iPhones this year. If the rumors are to be believed, this will include the iPhone 11, the 11 Plus, and the XR 2. Note that these names aren’t final as it is unclear how Apple plans on moving forwards with its naming scheme, but regardless, those models are the successors to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and the XR from 2018.
A couple of years ago, Apple landed themselves in trouble when it was discovered that older iPhones were being throttled via software updates. According to Apple, they justified this by saying that due to degrading battery health, without the throttling of the iPhone’s speed, it can lead to the phone shutting down at random.
When Apple launched the iPhone X and its successors, it felt like Touch ID for the iPhone was pretty much dead, and that facial recognition is the future that Apple will be embracing. However, interestingly enough, not everyone thinks that. In fact, various patent filings in the past show that Apple is still very much exploring new approaches and applications for fingerprint scanners.
Last year, Valve announced the Steam Link app for mobile devices. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, the Steam Link app basically allows gamers to play their Steam games on their mobile devices. This works by streaming games from your computer onto your smartphone or tablet.
Apple and Qualcomm have recently settled their ongoing lawsuits with each other, which some have taken to indicate that come 2020, we can expect to see Apple launch their 5G iPhones. Apple had previously been rumored to use Intel’s 5G tech for their iPhones, but with Intel dropping out of the 5G race for good, Qualcomm is pretty much the only other option.