It is widely believed that this year could see Apple introduce 5G to the iPhone, but it might not necessarily be the 5G support we might be hoping for. According to the latest rumors, it seems that Apple could be adopting mmWave 5G technology for its 2020 iPhones and possibly the iPad Pros as well.
Apple’s Face ID facial recognition technology works great. In fact, to date it seems that none of Apple’s competitors have managed to create anything close to Face ID in terms of security and accuracy. However, it does not mean that Face ID is perfect. There is still plenty of room left for improvement.
Walk about the streets these days and you would be hardpressed to find someone without Apple’s AirPods sitting in their ears. In fact, did you know that Apple’s AirPods are so popular that as far as the true wireless headphone market is concerned, Apple managed to nab about 71% of the market’s revenue?
The use of 2FA (two-factor authentication) has been encouraged as it offers up a more secure way of logging into your accounts. However, even then, it is still not 100% secure as some methods that involve sending codes over SMS can also be hijacked, which is why security keys exist.
When it comes to the iPhone, Apple has never been particularly fussed regarding how much RAM they are packing. This is because Apple controls both the hardware and software on the iPhone, meaning that they know how much RAM their devices need. However, in this day and age where Android devices are packing 8GB of RAM or more, 4GB of RAM seems a bit small.
In the early days of mobile phones, pretty much every handset maker had their own proprietary charger. This meant that if you used a phone made by one manufacturer, you wouldn’t be able to charge it using another company’s charger. However, over the years, this has changed where Android handset makers adopted micro USB and now USB-C.
According to the rumors from back in 2019, it was suggested that Apple could be working on new keyboards for their MacBook Pro laptops. This was later confirmed to be true when the 16-inch MacBook Pro was launched. The rumors also suggested that these changes will arrive in 2020 for the 13-inch models.
With most of Apple’s products, it is usually the company who decides how your devices function. This means that compared to other products and platforms, users do not have much control over it. For example, when it comes to determining whether to use the discrete GPU versus the GPU on the motherboard, this is entirely left to macOS to decide.
If people who think that uploading their illicit photos to the cloud and assume that its contents are private, think again, especially if you’re an iCloud user. This is because during CES 2020, Apple’s chief privacy officer Jane Horvath revealed that the company is scanning photos uploaded to iCloud to look for cases of child abuse.
Contactless payments sounds like the perfect solution where it is convenient and all users need to do is wave their card or phone against a reader and they’re good to go. However, a recent report from the New York Post is highlighting some potential issues with the system, where some users are now being accidentally charged.
One of the features of the new Apple Watch is its always-on display. This might seem like a drain on battery life, but Apple has managed to balance it out by using an LTPO display. The good news is that this year’s iPhones could also end up using similar technology, resulting in potentially better battery life.
Our smartwatches and fitness trackers these days come with built-in heart rate sensors. While these might be useful for tracking our workouts and maybe even saving our lives, they can also be used to solve crime. This is how police figured out that an alleged victim of an anti-semitic stabbing might have been lying about the attack.
If you’re looking to give your AirPods charging case a bit more personality, you might be interested to learn that Apple is now offering free engraving options for new purchases. With this offering, users will be able to customize their AirPods charging case with a variety of options, including some fun emojis.
If the rumors are to be believed, in the next few months, there is a good chance that we could see Apple launch the iPhone SE 2. Unlike the iPhone XR and iPhone 11, the iPhone SE 2 is expected to be a true budget model with its specs largely based on the iPhone 8. Now according to a report from DigiTimes, the publication claims that we could not only […]