Apple Inc. is not only doubling down on the iPhone X, it’s tripling down. The world’s most valuable company plans to launch three new phones soon that keep the edge-to-edge screen design of last year’s flagship, according to people familiar with the matter. The devices will boast a wider range of prices, features and sizes to increase their appeal, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing unannounced products. However, none of the three iPhones will be wholly new designs like the iPhone X was last year or the iPhone 6 in 2014, with some inside Apple labeling the launch as an "S year," a designation the company has given to new handsets that retain the previous design but add new internal features. The company is planning more significant changes for next year, they added. The iPhone X wasn’t as big a hit as some Wall Street analysts hoped for before it was released last November. However, it still sold strongly and helped Apple gain share … [Read more...] about Apple to expand iPhone X design with new colors, big screens
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Last Updated Jun 2, 2014 5:40 PM EDT Apple kicked off its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco today with a slew of new product announcements and updates, most of which will be available in the fall to the general public.Internet of Things:Apple announced a much-anticipated move into the "smart home" technology market. It will allow users to control connected gadgets and appliances from a single digital hub. CNET has a list of various products it will work with, including the Philips Hue lighting system, a weather station, door locks and baby monitors.Another highlight is Apple Health, a new step in health and wellness personal technology. Apple executive Craig Federighi said it will integrate data from various fitness-related devices including Nike's. Apple said it's working with the Mayo Clinic to give users a comprehensive picture of what their health metrics mean. The company is playing catchup with its chief rival, Samsung Electronics. The South Korean tech giant … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple WWDC 2014: iPhone, iPad updates, “smart home” system and more
Suppose the FBI wins its court battle and forces Apple to help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers. That could open all iPhones up to potential government scrutiny - but it's not the end of the story. Turns out there's a fair bit both individuals and Apple could do to FBI-proof their phones and shield private information from investigators and cybercriminals alike. The New York Times reports that Apple engineers have been working on developing new security measures that even the company itself can't hack. According to the paper, work began on the technology even before the San Bernardino attack. Although no specifics of the technology were given, the idea is that it could eventually make it impossible for Apple or government officials to crack open a locked iPhone. "One senior executive, speaking on the condition of anonymity, replied that it was safe to bet that security would continue to improve," the Times reported. Aside from the possibility of a future, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Can Apple design an iPhone even it can’t hack?
Curious about using your face to unlock your phone? Apprehensive about Face ID and Apple Pay? Apple published an extensive guide on Face ID in advance of the upcoming iPhone X. You can read it all yourself. Also, check out CNET's in-depth look at the security aspects of Face ID and general overview of the tech. Apple's iPhone X facial recognition feature raises privacy concerns This isn't the first time Apple's mentioned some of these features, but it all feels much more official now. Here are the ones that stood out to me. It isn't recommended for kids under 13 years of age Much like facial recognition in photo apps, kids give machine learning a hard time. Faces change. Apple doesn't recommend Face ID for kids. Also, you're probably not getting your kid a thousand-dollar iPhone, but you might lend them yours. Face ID still needs a regular passcode, which is required after restart or five false tries Just like Touch ID, a Face ID scan failure … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 10 things we’ve learned about Face ID on the iPhone X
Apple Pay has been around for a few years now, but for those just getting into the system it is a great way to easily make contactless payments on public transport, in hundreds of shops, and even send money to friends instantly. With more banks now supporting the service and changes coming on Apple's latest iOS 11 operating system that will make peer-to-peer payments possible, there has never been a better time to start making use of Apple Pay. Most people use Apple's payment system on their iPhone, but you can also set up Apple Pay for your iPad, Macbook Pro and Apple Watch, while users of Android smartphones can set up Android Pay to make instant payments. What is Apple Pay? Launched in 2014, Apple Pay allows users to pay at contactless card readers using the near-field communication (NFC) chips embedded in the iPhone and Apple Watch. You can also make purchases within apps using Touch ID, and will soon be able to send peer-to-peer payments in Apple's messaging app, so … [Read more...] about How to set up Apple Pay and make payments with your iPhone