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News: ESPN tvOS app now streams 4 games at once; Walmart’s streaming service coming to Apple TV

Dan Pye August 16, 2017

ESPN’s Apple TV app has been upgraded to include a new MultiCast feature that allows users to view up to four streams at the same time, according to Variety. EPSN typically features 30 or more live events on a given day, all of which will be available for simultaneous viewing. The company has also released an update to its iOS app, adding a “Watch” tab that provides live streams of events and shows. In other tvOS app news from Variety,…

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iPhone 7s Rumored To Be Thicker Due To Glass Back Panel

Tyler Lee August 15, 2017

This year Apple is expected to launch a several new iPhones. It is expected that we will see refreshes of last year’s models in the form of the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, as well as a new iPhone 8 model that will come with all the bells and whistles. So far the focus has been on the iPhone 8, but some details about the iPhone 7s have since surfaced.

According to the rumors and speculation, Apple is not expected to introduce major design changes to the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus unlike the iPhone 8. However there will be some differences, such as the use of a glass back panel that is meant to help facilitate wireless charging, and because of that it has since been rumored that the iPhone 7s could be thicker as a result.

This is according to German blog Giga Apple who cites a case maker who claims that the new iPhones will be thicker by 0.1mm than its predecessor, which by the way was also thicker than the iPhone 6 due to the introduction of its 3D Touch display. While this might not seem so obvious in your hands, it could mean that you will need to shop for new cases.

This is because cases are usually designed to be tight fits, so even the slightest changes could mean that it will no longer fit. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully Apple will have the official details for us next month.

iPhone 7s Rumored To Be Thicker Due To Glass Back Panel , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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Apple Updates Returns Policy In Hong Kong Ahead Of New iPhone Launch

Tyler Lee August 15, 2017

For the most part, Apple has supported returns and exchanges at it stores when you purchase one of their products. However over in Hong Kong, Apple is making some changes to its returns and exchange policy, which has led some to believe that they are doing so ahead of the launch of the new iPhone to prevent scalping.

According to the updated policy, it reads, “All products purchased at Apple Store in Hong Kong cannot be returned or exchanged. Exceptions for exchange will be allowed for defective products only.” However this only applies to products purchased on and after the 15th of August, so if you purchased it before then you should be safe.

Apple did not provide a reason why they have instituted these changes, but like we said, it could be because of scalpers and with the launch of the new iPhone 8, this policy should help to address that. Note that this is not the first time that Apple Hong Kong has instituted these changes. Similar changes were made last year ahead of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, so we guess this move shouldn’t be that surprising.

It is unclear how long this updated policy will stay in effect, or if it will be changed permanently (in which we’re sure that Hong Kong shoppers won’t be too pleased), but that’s the way it’s going to be for the foreseeable future.

Apple Updates Returns Policy In Hong Kong Ahead Of New iPhone Launch , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: Report: iPhone 7s slightly larger than iPhone 7 due to glass backing

Dan Pye August 15, 2017

German blog Giga Apple claims to have renderings showing the iPhone 7s will be about 0.1mm larger than the iPhone 7 on all sides, possibly complicating the use of existing cases despite keeping mostly the same form factor. Apple made a similar move with the change to the iPhone 6s from the iPhone 6, slightly increasing the size of the device to add 3D Touch capabilities. This time around it’s possible the addition of glass backings could be…

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News: Apple releases developer betas for iOS 11, tvOS 11 + watchOS 4; public betas for iOS 11, tvOS 11

Dan Pye August 15, 2017

Apple has released a sixth series of developer betas for iOS 11, tvOS 11, and watchOS 4, adding new icons for Maps and the App Store as well as addressing a number of issues in the prior developer previews and moving all three of the operating systems closer to their expected release this fall. Public betas were made available for iOS 11 and tvOS 11 too, breaking with the usual process of waiting a few days after the developer release to roll them…

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New iPhone 8 Color Rumored To Be Called ‘Blush Gold’

Tyler Lee August 14, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone 8 is expected to be launched next month, assuming Apple keeps to schedule, and we’re sure that some are probably wondering about the color options that will be available for the phone. So far leaked photos have all suggested that black is a potential (and obvious) option, but what are the rest?

According to the rumors, we have heard that the iPhone 8 will come in three different finishes: black, white, and a copper gold, which according to a recent tweet by Benjamin Geskin (via 9to5Mac) will apparently be known as “blush gold”. This gold finish does appear to be different from what previous iPhones look like, although we’re not sure if the actual name will be blush gold or if it could be called something else entirely.

This is based on images that were leaked not too long ago that showed off a dummy iPhone 8 unit in that particular finish. It seems that Apple will not be providing as many color options for the iPhone 8 unlike previous models, but perhaps they’re trying to keep things simple and potentially make them stand out  from the other iPhone models that are expected to launch alongside it, such as the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

New iPhone 8 Color Rumored To Be Called ‘Blush Gold’ , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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News: New videos appear to show assembly processes, dummy models of iPhone 8 in 3 colors

Dan Pye August 14, 2017

YouTube star Danny Winget claims to have obtained dummy models of the iPhone 8 in three colors, showing the mockups off in his latest video. Winglet’s non-functional devices show the silver and copper/gold coming with white front bezels and cutouts, leaving the black as the only model with the black bezels and cutouts if Apple sticks to three colors as previously rumored. The silver has a glass back with shinier stainless steel sides, and the…

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News: Fifth beta of iOS 11 hints at German Apple Pay rollout

Jesse Hollington August 11, 2017

New details found in iOS 11 and watchOS 4 suggest that the launch of Apple Pay in Germany may be coming sooner than expected. While Apple’s website hinted at a German launch last fall, more recent reports from last spring have suggested that negotiations have moved more slowly than expected. However, iOS developer Philipp Ebener told MacRumors that the fifth regional betas of iOS 11 and watchOS 4 now include the option to add German bank cards…

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Apple Urged To Add Life-Saving Location Feature To The iPhone

Tyler Lee August 10, 2017

When it comes to location services, Apple’s iPhones have built-in GPS which allows the device to be pinpointed to its location, which comes in handy for apps such as Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, and so on, which has in the past been used to save lives and to locate people who have been kidnapped.

While such features are great, they’re not exactly perfect which is why emergency services organizations around the world are now urging Apple to implement a potentially life-saving location feature in the iPhone. Dubbed the Advanced Mobile Location (AML), this is a feature built into carrier networks that can pinpoint with extreme accuracy the location of the person making an emergency call.

This means that when an emergency call is made, GPS and WiFi chips inside the mobile device will automatically transmit the precise location to emergency services. This will come in handy for times when a person makes a call and they’re not too sure of where they are, like if they’re lost hiking in the woods or if they have been kidnapped and can’t recognize their location. It is said to be so precise to the point where it can even tell emergency services the specific room in an apartment.

The European Emergency Number Association reached out to both Apple and Google last year to implement the feature, something which Google was quick to do and has been enabled for Android devices since last year, but Apple has yet to respond. It is unclear why Apple has resisted implementing it, but some cite privacy concerns as a possible reason.

Apple Urged To Add Life-Saving Location Feature To The iPhone , original content from Ubergizmo. Read our Copyrights and terms of use.

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