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New iPhone 8 Leak Shows Off Rear-Facing Fingerprint Sensor

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

In a recent set of renderings uploaded by Forbes in collaboration with Nodus that are allegedly based on the actual iPhone 8 CAD files, it would seem to suggest that one of our fears of the iPhone 8 has passed, which is that Touch ID will not be placed on the back of the phone. However a recent set of photos posted on Slashleaks (via BGR) tells a different story.

As you can see in the photo above, it shows the alleged rear casing of the iPhone 8, and at the back there is a circular cutout below the Apple logo that seems to suggest that’s where Touch ID could be relocated to. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the possibility that Touch ID could be placed on the back, but at this stage of the game, it certainly is confusing.

It is possible that what we are looking at is a prototype. After all companies like Apple tend to go through multiple prototypes, even working ones, to decide on which is the best solution. In fact if Apple were to fail to put Touch ID under the display of the iPhone 8, the previous report from Forbes suggested that it could instead be placed on the power button at the side of the phone ala Sony.

In any case clearly this should be taken with a grain of salt for now, but with all the back and forth, it’s starting to get a bit hard at telling which is the real deal.

New iPhone 8 Leak Shows Off Rear-Facing Fingerprint Sensor , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Patent Lets You Call 911 Using Your Fingerprint

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

Calling for emergency services is pretty straightforward and easy as dialing 3 digits (the number varies depending on where you’re from), but sometimes in certain situations, it might not be feasible. This is where a recently discovered patent filed by Apple comes in, where it comes up with alternative ways for users to dial 911.

According to the patent, it describes how one could use just their fingerprints to make their iPhone dial 911. The system describes how users could set up different fingerprints, patterns, or even pressure so that the phone knows when you’re trying to call 911, as opposed to you just pressing on Touch ID to unlock your device.

For example you could use your thumb to unlock your phone, but maybe you could set it up in such a way that your pinky could be used to activate the 911 call, or maybe repeated presses could trigger it, and so on. However given that sometimes it’s not always convenient to speak during emergencies, like if you’re being held hostage, the system will also help relay the necessary information to the emergency services, like your location.

It could also enable the microphone, or even trigger a live stream video. The patent also talks about how it could potentially wipe the data on your phone so that if you know your phone is being stolen, whoever steals it won’t have access to your information. However given that this is just a patent, there’s no telling if it will become a reality, but it is still a pretty clever system all the same.

Apple Patent Lets You Call 911 Using Your Fingerprint , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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New Rumor Suggests iPhone SE Will Be Launched In August

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

While Apple has mostly focused on its flagship iPhones, the company has in the past tried to launch “cheaper” versions of the iPhone in an attempt to widen its appeal, such as the iPhone 5c and the iPhone SE, although admittedly neither of them have had the same amount of success as Apple’s main iPhone lineup.

This is why it did not come as a surprise to learn that Apple might not be refreshing the iPhone SE this year, but apparently that might not be the case. According to a report from French blog iGeneration (via MacRumors), it seems that Apple could actually introduce a new iPhone SE later this year, possibly alongside the new iPhones in late August which is when the rumored event is said to take place.

The article’s author Mickaël Bazoge told MacRumors that the information was received from a new source with an unproven track record, but he still felt that the source seemed “reliable” anyway. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but this is the first time we’re hearing that Apple could have a new iPhone SE.

Last year famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the company would not be refreshing the iPhone SE in the first half of 2017, which proved to be true, but there was no mention as to whether or not this was applicable to the second half. We suppose it remains to be seen, but we’ll definitely keep our eyes and ears peeled for more information.

New Rumor Suggests iPhone SE Will Be Launched In August , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple’s Manufacturers Join The Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

Tyler Lee July 20, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Qualcomm has recently filed a lawsuit against Apple in Germany. However it seems that Apple won’t be alone in their legal battle against Qualcomm because according to a report from Bloomberg, it looks like Apple’s manufacturing partners will be joining them in their legal battle against Qualcomm.

The report claims that Apple’s manufacturers such as Compal, Hon Hai, Wistron, and Pegatron will be fighting back against Qualcomm. The companies have called Qualcomm’s lawsuit against them, “yet another chapter of Qualcomm’s anticompetitive scheme to dominate modem chip markets, extract supracompetitive royalties, and break its commitments to license its cellular technology on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.”

For those unfamiliar, Apple does not actually license anything from Qualcomm, but rather its manufacturers do, and in turn Apple pays them for it. According to Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s general counsel, “We have a contract with each of these manufacturers and they have all been paying us consistently for 10 years. At the end of the day, it all boils down to this company, Apple, not wanting to pay for the valuable intellectual property that we provide to them and the rest of the industry.”

The company has also tried to get the ITC to ban the import of iPhones into the US, although whether or not that will happen remains to be seen.

Apple’s Manufacturers Join The Lawsuit Against Qualcomm , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Co-Founder Thinks The iPhone Is Worth Its Price

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

Apple’s iPhones aren’t cheap, and there have been many jokes made in the past about how Apple customers are paying more for “less”. That’s not a perception that is going to change anytime soon, especially when you consider the rumors that the upcoming iPhone 8 could cost upwards of $1,000.

However it seems that there is at least one person who thinks that the iPhone’s price is worth it. Speaking at a tech conference in Guangdong, China, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was quoted as saying that he thinks that the iPhone’s hefty price tag is worth it, especially when you think about its quality.

In a report from the South China Morning Post, Wozniak was quoted as saying, “Here’s is what I admire about Chinese phones: really good intelligent decisions about how to lower the cost but keep enough of the functionality. In life, I don’t believe in quantity as much as I do in quality. So (Apple) may not have the hugest share in the market, but you should have the best product you can possibly build and Apple qualifies for that.”

However at the end of the day, we suppose it depends on why you would pay so much, but do you agree with Wozniak’s assessment of the iPhone, and whether or not it is worth the premium compared to other brands?

Apple Co-Founder Thinks The iPhone Is Worth Its Price , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Qualcomm Brings Its Lawsuit With Apple To Germany

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

Recently Qualcomm’s CEO expressed his hope that the legal battle between them and Apple could be settled out of court. While that has yet to happen, it seems that the company is wasting no time in putting the pressure on Apple to potentially arrive at a settlement, especially since they have recently taken the legal battle to Germany.

According to a report from dpa (via AppleInsider), Qualcomm is now suing Apple in Germany over two patents that they are alleging that Apple has infringed upon. The patents in question cover battery efficiency technology, with Qualcomm seeking to end all imports of the iPhone into the region.

This is somewhat similar to the request that Qualcomm had filed with the ITC in which they were hoping to ban the imports of the iPhone into the US. The lawsuit between both companies have been ongoing for a while now and it looks like they are only just heating up. However Apple isn’t alone in this as others have filed lawsuits against Qualcomm as well, such as the FTC.

Whether or not this new lawsuit will force Apple to settle with Qualcomm remains to be seen, but given that we’ve seen how Apple has stood their ground against the likes of Samsung for many years, it seems unlikely.

Qualcomm Brings Its Lawsuit With Apple To Germany , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Unveils New Special Edition Beats Headphones With Balmain

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

Apple’s interest in merging tech and fashion is hardly a secret, especially when you consider that over the past few years, Apple has hired quite a few executives who have had extensive experience in the fashion industry. Let’s not forget that the Apple Watch is also being positioned as a fashion accessory, thanks to Apple’s collaboration with fashion labels such as Hermes.

This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Apple is trying to take on the fashion world again, and this time with a pair of special edition Beats headphones that was designed in collaboration with designer label Balmain, where they have also enlisted model Kylie Jenner who you can see in the image above donning the pair of Beats headphones.

The new Apple x Balmain Beats headphones come in a signature finish which they are calling Safari, which basically appears to be light pink mixed with some gold accents. The headphones will also come in a special suede Balmain case that comes with the Balmain logo and zipper. It is also probably why the headphones are priced slightly higher than usual.

The Balmain Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones will be priced at $249 while the Balmain Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones will retail for $599. Are these worth it? We guess it depends on how much you like the brand/design, but they are available for purchase if you want.

Apple Unveils New Special Edition Beats Headphones With Balmain , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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JP Morgan Analyst Says The iPhone 8 Will Ship In September

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

There have been talks that Apple’s much talked about and highly-anticipated iPhone 8 could be delayed. This is apparently due to the complexity involved in the production of certain components, plus we’ve also recently heard that one of Apple’s PCB suppliers has pulled out, forcing Apple to invest in its own equipment.

However according to an investor’s note by JP Morgan analyst Rod Hall as seen by AppleInsider, it seems that Hall is pretty optimistic that the iPhone 8 will still be shipped in September. We should point out the fact that Apple has yet to make any kind of official announcement, but based on previous releases, September is a pretty safe bet unless Apple decides to change things up.

Now despite Hall’s optimistic prediction, he does caution that while the iPhone 8 could ship in September, supply of the phone will be tightly constrained due to various production issues. This seems to be in line with earlier rumors that suggest that the iPhone 8 won’t be delayed, but rather it will be in limited supply at the start and could be that way until 2018.

In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but if you’re someone who must have the latest gadget on launch day, then we guess you should probably be ready to hit that order button once orders have gone live.

JP Morgan Analyst Says The iPhone 8 Will Ship In September , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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iOS 10.3.3 Released For The iPhone And iPad

Tyler Lee July 19, 2017

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you might be interested to learn that Apple has recently released a new update to the iOS 10 operating system. This latest update will bump your phone’s software up to iOS 10.3.3 and according to the changelog, it seems that this update will focus more on bug fixes and various improvements to your device.

The changelog reads, “iOS 10.3.3 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.” Given that this is a slight bump in version number, we don’t expect that there will be any major new features introduced. However despite the fact, it’s still probably a good idea to update your device anyway since getting new security updates is usually a good thing, especially with the spate of hackings that we’re seeing in recent times.

It is possible that iOS 10.3.3 will be latest update that we can expect from Apple as far as iOS 10 is concerned. iOS 11 was officially announced at WWDC 2017 earlier last month and will introduce some visual changes and a bunch of new features. iOS 11 is currently in beta and is expected to be launched this fall alongside the new iPhones, which is why like we said it seems more than likely that iOS 10.3.3 could be the last update to iOS 10 that users can expect before iOS 11.

iOS 10.3.3 Released For The iPhone And iPad , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Apple starts online AI journal to publish research

Dan Pye July 19, 2017

Apple has started an online journal with artificial intelligence development research papers written by the company’s engineers, making good on its promise to allow employees to publish their findings to the great academic world. Last year Apple announced that it was breaking with its strict privacy rules to allow AI researchers to publish their work, ostensibly because it was becoming increasingly difficult to recruit top talent with such stringent…

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