Apple iPhone Forum

by Maura at Jun 1, 2018
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Renders claiming to show LCD iPhone emerge.jpg

According to renders and a video published today by Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks on Twitter) and MySmartPrice, Apple’s forthcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X will have a notch just like the current iPhone X, a glass back, and an edge-to-edge display without a Home button (hence the need for a notch for Face ID). Just like the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the phone will also have an aluminium frame.

Another way in which the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X will be similar to the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models, at least according to these renders, is that it will have just one rear camera, in contrast with the OLED iPhone X models’ dual-lens camera system. The details gleaned from the renders and video very much support previous information from former KGI...
by Maura at May 31, 2018
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San Jose artist uses iPad, iPhone, Mac, to create Silicon Valley art collection.jpg

9to5 Mac writes today about Bay Area illustrator and graphic designer Nina Khashchina, whose latest work, “100 Views of Silicon Valley,” features mini paintings of the area. While Khashchina’s finished work uses physical paints and brushes, she says that Apple’s iPads, iPhones, and Macs, are key tools in her creative process.

Khashchina starts her process with Procreate and Adobe Sketch with Apple Pencil on her iPad Pro, where she looks at different compositions and colour combinations. She says that this is a great time-saver.

Astropad is another of Khashchina’s preferred apps as it enables her to use her Apple Pencil and iPad with Photoshop on Mac.

Khashchina also...
by Maura at May 31, 2018
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McEnery Convention Center Prepares for Monday's Apple WWDC kick off.jpg

MacRumors reports that preparations are currently underway to decorate the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California with banners and posters that welcome attendees to Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference that begins next Monday. People have been posting lots of images on social media of the decorations as they go up.

The huge banners that be-deck the front of the convention center continue the design theme of the WWDC website, invitations, and app.

This is the second year that Apple has hosted its WWDC in San Jose, having previously held it at Moscone West in San Francisco for many years. Among the reasons for the move are the fact that San Jose is closer to Apple’s campuses and offices in Cupertino and other parts of the South Bay, and also the...
by Maura at May 30, 2018
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First Alolan Pokemon arrives to celebrate new game announcements.png

Niantic has announced the arrival of the first Alolan form Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Exeggutor, who is available now for trainers all over the world to catch. The lofty tropical Pokémon will appear more frequently for a limited time in celebration of the announcement that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in November 2018, complete with iOS integration.

The two new games will enable Pokémon Go players to bring Pokémon originally discovered in the Kanto region that they have caught in Pokémon Go to the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo also released a new free-to-play Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch yesterday, Pokémon Quest. Billed as a “rambunctious action RPG,” the game features cube-shaped Pokémon who live on...
by Maura at May 30, 2018
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Apple releases iOS 11.4.jpg

9to5 Mac reports that Apple on Tuesday released iOS 11.4, complete with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud, and HomePod stereo pair.

AirPlay 2 improves Apple’s streaming media technology, reducing latency and adding support for multi-room playback from iOS.

Messages in iCloud is a new feature that enables you to keep messages synced across devices in similar fashion to email. Delete a message on one device, and it will disappear on all devices. If you set up a new device, your past messages on other devices will magically appear without you having to restore them from backup.

Finally, the long-awaited HomePod stereo pair feature enables you to set up stereo pair for your HomePods via your iPhone or iPad. Provided auto updates are enabled in your Home app, it will...
by Maura at May 29, 2018
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Pegatron rumoured to be making new ARM based MacBook for Apple.jpg

MacRumors reports today that according to a new report from DigiTimes, Pegatron is expected to be contracted by Apple to manufacture an ARM-based MacBook. Industry sources have apparently told the website that the new MacBook has been given the codename “Star” and the series number N84. The source does not provide any details about production or release dates.

Back in January DigiTimes reported that Apple was set to release a new, cheaper 13-inch MacBook in the second half of this year, which would be a replacement for the MacBook Air. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo then went on to report in March that Apple is planning to release a “more affordable MacBook Air” sometime in 2018.

Today’s story from DigiTimes, however, marks the first time that this rumoured...
by Maura at May 29, 2018
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All 2019 iPhones said to have OLED displays.jpg

A new report from South Korea’s ETNews, via AppleInsider, says that by 2019 all new iPhones will have OLED displays. According to ETNews’ source, Apple has just started planning its 2019 iPhone line-up, and has decided that all three of the rumoured phones will have OLED displays. In contrast, of the three new iPhones that are rumoured to be launching in 2018, only two are expected to be OLED, with a cheaper model thought to still have an LCD display.

The ETNews story does seem to contradict itself a little, stating that “Apple has decided to put OLED in all new iPhone models in 2019. However, if there are more than three new models, an LCD model may be maintained.”

So, the source is basically saying that if Apple only releases three iPhones in 2019 all three...
by Maura at May 29, 2018
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Rumoured new images of green and purple iPhone emerge.jpg

BGR writes today about new images that have been posted on previously-unheard-of website TechnoCodex, which purport to show prototype iPhone X units from India that appear to have green and purple backs.

Although BGR does not think the images can possibly be genuine, one small spark of doubt comes from a recent report that said that the cheaper LCD iPhone that Apple is expected to release this year could come in several bright colours in order to set it apart from the two high-end OLED models, although that report only mentioned blue, pink, and yellow versions. However, the phones featured in the new image clearly have dual cameras on the back, so are therefore unlikely to be the forthcoming LCD iPhone.

While its certainly fair to say, as BGR and other similar...
by Maura at May 28, 2018
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2019 iPhone set to have triple lens rear camera.jpg

According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, via MacRumors, at least one 2019 iPhone model will have rear camera 3D sensing via a triple lens camera. The news comes via a new research note from Deutsche Securities analyst Jialin Lu, which says that the 2019 iPhone will have a triple lens rear camera that will enable advanced 3D sensing capabilities via stereoscopic vision, whereby two of the three sensors will be able to capture images of a single object from different angles.

The report also says that just like the current iPhone X TrueDepth camera system, the 2019 iPhone’s triple lens camera system will be used for augmented reality. This ties in with a previous news story from Bloomberg’s Alex Webb who said back last November that future iPhones...
by Maura at May 27, 2018
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Apple to extend iPhone's NFC powers with iOS 12.jpg

According to a new report from The Information, via MacRumors, Apple is set to announce the expansion of the iPhone’s near-field communication (NFC) capabilities at its forthcoming WWDC on June 4 as part of its reveal of iOS 12 during the keynote event.

Currently, the iPhone’s NFC chip capabilities only stretch as far as mobile payments, but now, according to the source for the story, this will also include other security functions, such as unlocking electronic doors or transit ticketing.

As far back as 2014 The Information was reporting on Apple’s plans to expand the use of NFC to unlocking doors and transit ticketing, and at that time, Apple was said to be working with security firms such as HID Global and Cubic to perfect the system.

The Information’s source...