iPhone Camera module

iPhone 2019 to have three back camera lenses and 5x zoom

Apple may be working on a three-lens camera for iPhone 2019. This year, we don’t expect any major changes coming to the iPhone line, if not counting the possible ‘Plus’ version of the iPhone X. But for 2019, Apple may be preparing something interesting for mobile photo enthusiasts to compete with Huawei and their triple-lens camera on the P20 Pro. For many buyers, the camera capabilities is the most important area to consider when choosing a new flagship phone. Samsung, Google and Apple have been leading this game for a while, but a new star has just risen from China.[…]

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Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X.

Snapchat now takes advantage of iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensors

Snapchat introduces live AR lenses for iPhone X. After demonstrating how the new AR lenses would work on the iPhone X last year, Snapchat has now updated its app to take advantage of the TrueDepth camera sensors. Launching the Snapchat app on the iPhone X would allow you to apply different AR masks which track and adapt to the movements of the face more accurately than ever. By using the advanced mapping technology of the TrueDepth module, Snapchat hopes to attract more users who have the flagship iPhone. Apple said that more third-party apps would support AR features soon, as[…]

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iPhone 8 Plus Product red

Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus launching this week

PRODUCT (RED) editions of the iPhone 8 line go on sale today. [Update] It’s now official. Apple is selling the PRODUCT RED Editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for the same price as the equivalent models in regular colors. iPhone 8 starts $699, while iPhone 8 Plus is $799 for the basic storage variant (64GB). Unlike the iPhone 7 line in RED, the new models have black front bezels which look quite nice. Orders begin today, April 10, in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom and other key markets. More regions will start selling the PRODUCT (RED)[…]

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iPhone Flex

Here is how the curved iPhone may look like

Renders show a possible iPhone with a curved display. Earlier this week, we talked about how Apple may be creating a curved iPhone whose display is curved from top to bottom, not at the side edges like the Galaxy S9+ and other premium models. In fact, LG already created such a device in 2015 – called the LG G Flex. It was an interesting smartphone, but the complexity of the design resulted in a very high price, so the mainstream market rejected it. A few years later, the technology may be advanced enough to satisfy the consumers and offers a[…]

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A brand new Mac Pro line coming next year

Modular Mac Pro computers to be unveiled in 2019. Cupertino-based technology leader is working on a new Mac Pro line – modular computers aimed at professionals, according to insider information published at TechCrunch. Mac Pro is still in the early development stage, but the new line of pro computers is likely to come before the end of 2019. After speaking with key Apple’s employees in the campus, Matthew Panzarino from TechCrunch reveals that the project has been ‘completely rethinking’ and it’s definitely a modular system. Along with new modules for Mac Pro, the company is also working on new generation[…]

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Google Play Store is almost twice the size of the App Store

iOS apps decreased, while Google Play Store ballooned in 2017 Quantity doesn’t mean quality, but the sheer numbers of available apps on Android and iOS at the end of 2017 reveals an interesting picture. Google Play expanded massively, reaching 3.6 million apps in 2017, thanks to the 1.5 million new releases. At the same time, Apple’s Play Store decreased 5% from 2.2 million available apps to 2.1 million. 750,000 new apps were published in the App Store, but multiple factors lead to the decrease in the total number. Apple introduced in 2017 a new policy for publishing apps, and required[…]

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iPhone X

Touchless gestures may be coming to iPhones in three years time

Apple reportedly experimenting with 3D gesture controls. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has begun experimenting with 3D gestures for future iPhones. The touchless gesture controls for iOS may be coming in three years time, in an attempt to further differentiate flagship iPhones in a very saturated smartphone market. People familiar with Apple’s plans have revealed that the 3D touchless gestures would allow users to move their fingers above the screen to navigate through the menu without touching the display. The technology may be similar to the gesture controls in Nokia McLaren smartphone that was cancelled by Microsoft[…]

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microLED

Apple’s investment in microLED aims to make iPhone less power-consuming

The new display tech will debut with small screen devices in two year’s time. Every manufacturer tries to make its devices to last longer, but this is a hard task given the limited space for the battery in the trendy and very thin smartphones. And while the battery tech has not improved much in the past 10 years, the display manufacturers try to compensate with less power-hungry panels. OLED, used for most of the premium smartphones today, has a clear advantage in power consumption over LCD, but soon a new technology could become dominant. MicroLED, a fairly new tech, in[…]

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iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iPad 2018 got 2 out of 10 points for repairability

iFixit has torn apart the 6th generation iPad. Apple’s newly launched iPad is aimed at schools and those on a budget, but the tablet has zero upgradeability and a very low repairabilty score, according to a teardown by iFixit. The report reveals that iPad 2018 is impossible to upgrade, lacks waterproofing, and has a non-replaceable charging port. iFixit gave the new iPad a total score of 2 out of 10 for repairability, while the leader in the ranking – the HP Elite x2 1012 G1 got 10/10. iFixit has compared the new iPad with the previous, fifth generation. There is[…]

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Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

watchOS 4.3.1 available for testing while Instagram kills its Apple Watch app

Apple Watch loses its Instagram app. Instagram was one of the first companies that introduced apps designed for the tiny display of the Apple Watch, but as Apple killed the support for SDK v.1 on April 1, the company decided against re-building the app to work with watchOS 4 or newer. Instagram is instead pulling its app for Apple Watch, so as soon as you install the latest version for iPhone – version 39 – you will lose the ability to receive notifications and browse feeds. Some of you would argue that browsing photos on a very small display is[…]

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