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  • iPhone X basically has a Kinect on the front to enable Face ID

    iPhone X basically has a Kinect on the front to enable Face ID

    It remains to be seen whether Apple’s Face ID will be as convenient as Touch ID (it already failed on stage), but at the very least we can’t accuse Apple of not dedicating enough hardware to the task. The front of the new iPhone X has a full-on depth-sensing system much like that of the original Kinect. The prominent cutout on top hides more than a selfie camera — it has a… Read More

  • Apple announces a wireless charging case for the AirPods

    Apple announces a wireless charging case for the AirPods

    Apple announced the AirPods at the iPhone 7 launch event; a year later, the company is already updating its wireless earbuds — well at least its case. Even though the AirPods are still backordered in most stores, the company just announced a new optional charging case. The AirPods case still works and looks more or less the same. But the indicator light is now outside of the case so that… Read More

  • Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

    Face ID will work with Apple Pay, third-party apps

    Goodbye fingers, hello faces. With the introduction of Face ID, and the removal of the Touch ID button, Apple today confirmed speculation about its next generation of on-device authentication when it comes to paying for things: You will now be able to buy goods using your new iPhone X, authenticating your identity with facial recognition. Apple detailed the new iPhone X on stage today at the… Read More

  • The iPhone is officially getting wireless charging

    The iPhone is officially getting wireless charging

    It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally happening: the iPhone is getting wireless charging. Apple just announced as much while debuting the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Perhaps most interesting: Apple didn’t go and make an all new standard here. They’re using Qi (pronounced “Chee”) — an open standard that has been in the works for nearly a decade. Read More

  • This is how much the new iPhones will cost

    This is how much the new iPhones will cost

    At Apple’s big event today at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled three new iPhones: the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. “No other devices in our lifetime have had the impact on the world that the iPhone has,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said today. Read More

  • iOS 11 is coming out on September 19

    iOS 11 is coming out on September 19

    Apple is announcing several new iPhones today. But if you already have an iPhone or iPad, chances are you’ll also get something new. The company announced at its press conference that the new major version of Apple’s mobile operating system will be released on September 19. You’ll be able to download it for free. Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple’s iPhone 8 Portrait Lighting lets mobile photographers mimic studio effects

    Apple has a new feature for its iPhone 8 camera called “Portrait Lighting” that works in addition to its existing Portrait Mode. The feature uses machine learning to analyze in real time the images taken with the camera, letting you change the lighting effects either in preview, or after you’ve taken the photo using the Photos app. Read More

  • New Apple Watch available in ceramic gray; orders begin September 15

    New Apple Watch available in ceramic gray; orders begin September 15

    Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled at the company’s annual event on Tuesday. The new version will have cellular and GPS capability, which means you can leave your phone at home and still receive calls and messages. It’s also available in new colors. After introducing the ceramic white watch material last year, this year Apple is introducing a ceramic gray. Read More

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