Category Archives: iPhone

iOS 11 SOS Feature Allows You to Temporarily Disable Touch ID and Require Passcode

In iOS 11, Apple has added an “Emergency SOS” feature that’s designed to give users a quick and easy way to summon emergency services should the need arise. As it turns out, there’s a secondary benefit to Emergency SOS – it’s also a way to quickly and discretely disable Touch ID. Emergency SOS is activated by pressing on the sleep/wake button of an iPhone five times in rapid succession. When the requisite number of presses is complete, it brings up a screen that offers buttons to power off the iPhone, bring up your Medical ID (if filled out) and make an ...

Hurray, more iPhone leaks, or an iPhone 8 live video is out

It is uncertain whether the phone in question is a dummy or an actual iPhone 8 prototype. ”Specialists” on the internet seem to believe that this is in fact the real deal. Anyway, a short, low quality clip shows us the device from every angle. There is a power button on the right side, volume and mute button on the left side and dual camera on the back. According to a separate leak from Slashleaks, iPhone 8’s rear will also house a fingerprint scanner, although we cannot see one here, so, dunno. If you don’t trust my word and wish to actually see the video yourself, ...

New photos of iPhone 8 surface online and more

According to the newest report by Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities , iPhone 8 will come out as soon as in September, but phone’s available numbers will be limited at first. Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will ramp up iPhone 8 production in the third quarter of the year.Ming-Chi Kuo’s report brings us more information than that, though. First, it tells us that iPhone 8’s will all support quick charging with both an adapter and a Lightning-to-USB-C cable. Second, we learn that the phone will be available in Silver, Black and Gold colour variants. A separate leak on ...

A bunch of iPhone leaks and news; iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s

Part of the news below is derived from the HomePod firmware code. I will allow myself to omit technical explanations of obtaining them. Look it up online if you feel like it, dear reader, I would rather keep this post compact:- iPhone 8’s cameras will be vertically aligned,– iPhone 8’s FACE ID facial recognition system is said to work even when the phone is lying flat. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo stated the same a month ago, so this one is most probably true,– Apple is reportedly planning to stop using the Touch ID system in the near future,– iPhone 7s will come ...

Apple might start making its own OLED panels

Apple and Samsung are perhaps the greatest adversaries on the mobile phone market; hence why it is no surprise that one does not want to depend on the other. Unfortunately for Apple, that is exacly what the company has to do right now. As you have probably heard, Apple depends on Samsung to provide a sufficient amount of OLED displays for it to use in its iPhones. Well, it seems like Apple has had just about enough of having to pay its competition. According to a Korean publication ET News, Apple has obtained a large amount of chemical vapor deposition machines, which are an important tool ...

How a Chinese woman tried to smuggle over a hundred iPhones

China may be different than much of the world, but it has something common with every corner of the globe – namely, high prices of iPhones. Chinese methods of bypassing this issue are also similiar to those of the rest of the world – they smuggle them. One of those would-be smugglers was a Chinese woman that recently got caught during a customs control while on her way out of Hong Kong. Guards have found on her not one, not two but 102 iPhones, along with fifteen luxurious watches, all of which she neatly strapped to her body. Whole package weighted over fourty four pounds and ...

iPhone 8 may come equipped with rear-facing 3D sensor for improved camera and AR features

This news comes from Fast Company, the ”world’s leading progressive business media brand”. According to FC, Apple is fully embracing the Augmented Reality technology by featuring a 3D sensor to aid both AR and other camera features of their upcoming iPhone 8 smartphone.Fast Company’s report states that Apple’s 3D laser system sensor will improve Iphone 8’s depth detection for augmented reality. This will allow the company to improve the precision of its ARKit (Augmented Reality Kit) applications, as well as improving its camera’s autofocus. ...

Jindallae 3, or how North Korea made „its own” iPhone

Well, well, North Korea will become an industrial and electronics power yet! Newest northkorean smartphone’s (not that anyone ever remembers when did the last one come out…) looks like an iPhone knockoff, and is said to be run by a modified Android OS, but the details are sketchy.You might be asking, do North Koreans need such a device? After all, regular NK citizen probably cannot afford such device at all, and even if they could, North Korean internet network Kwangmyong is both poor (only 28 websites!!!!) and difficult to reach and foreign websites are virtually impossible to ...

iPhone 8 delayed because of the fingerprint scanner?

If things go south, and they may, we will not be seeing iPhone 8 until October or November 2017. Why? Problematic fingerprint scanner. According to the research memo obtained by AppleInsider, Apple wants to put 8’s scanner under the phone’s screen instead of its back, but still has not cracked just the right way of doing so. Methods the company is considering are:– to thin the glass over the sensor,– integrate a sensor into the display using infrared technology,– make a pinhole in the glass.We do not know which method will be chosen, but Apple is, reportedly, ...

Leaked pictures of iPhone 8 panels. Huge screen, neat design

iPhone 8 is cooking up to be a real looker. Phone’s screen will take up great part of the front panel, with speakers and front camera being efficiently minimalized.As for other iPhone 8-related rumours:– it is possible that iPhone 8 will not be called that. Names such as iPhone X and iPhone Edition are rumoured,– possible, but completely unofficial, date of release for 8 is October. Why? October 2017 will mark tenth anniversary of iPhone. Quite an occasion,– IF the phone will be released even later than October, it will probably be so because of problems with ...