“‘For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.’ These words by Shakespeare could well be applied to Apple Inc.’s iPhone X,” Debby Wu reports for Nikkei Asian Review. “A tech executive familiar with iPhone X production told Nikkei Asian Review on Thursday that manufacturers are still struggling to perfect 3-D sensors and in particular dot projectors in Apple premium handset’s TrueDepth camera system, though the person could not pinpoint exactly the problem.” “The dot projector makes up part of the transmitting module, dubbed ‘Romeo,’ of iPhone X’s new facial recognition function that allows Click Here to Read more
<Rant> Developing for devices like the iPhone and others can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be the most frustrating. Especially for a company like Apple, that seems to announce newer and faster hardware every few months. Now that the company has announced the iPhone X, which has a wider screen base (5.8-inch (diagonal) all-screen OLED Multi-Touch display) and even higher resolution (2436 x 1125 pixels) game developers and others are scrambling to make sure that their apps even work with the newest hardware and software – now that Apple has essentially cut off support for 32-Bit apps in Click Here to Read more
“Apple fans who froze their credit after the Equifax data breach may end up with another hassle on their hands if they try to get one of the new iPhones that can cost more than $1,000,” Ken Sweet and Michael Liedtke report for The Associated Press. “People who did so and want to make any big purchase may find the same.” “Since Equifax disclosed that 143 million Americans had their Social Security numbers and other personal data hacked, experts have encouraged people who may affected to put in place what’s known as a credit freeze,” Sweet and Liedtke report. “That Click Here to Read more
“iPhone fans looking to buy the iPhone X without having to pay for the handset upfront have many options to do so, with Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program being one of them,” Chris Smith writes for BGR. “We already learned that the program will let you mail in your iPhone once the new iPhone X arrives on November 3rd. That’s not even the best part,” Smith writes. “Because Apple has to delay the phone until November, it means you have to pay up to two additional installments on your iPhone 7. And it turns out you’re going to get your cash Click Here to Read more
“Apple software chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Face ID unlock on the new iPhone X will come with a hidden security feature, allowing users to press buttons on both sides of the phone to temporarily disable the facial recognition capabilities,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “” “Keith Krimbel emailed Federighi this week, and received a response which he share on Twitter. Krimbel asked what measures Apple was taking to ensure a thief cannot take a user’s iPhone X, point it at their face and then run away with the device unlocked,” Hughes reports. “‘There are two mitigations: if you Click Here to Read more
For anyone watching Tuesday’s keynote, they may have noticed a slight glitch when Craig Federighi tried to demonstrate Face ID (see video below). In a statement provided to Yahoo‘s David Pogue, Apple says the device locked after several people interacted with it ahead of Federighi, causing it to require a passcode to unlock. “Tonight, I was able to contact Apple. After examining the logs of the demo iPhone X, they now know exactly what went down. Turns out my first theory in this story was wrong–but my first UPDATE theory above was correct: “People were handling the device for stage demo Click Here to Read more
Now that the iPhone X has been out in the wild, various media reports are coming to light. One such report is saying that with the device’s new Face ID feature, that only one face ID can be used per iPhone. Which means that nobody else can get into the phone except the person with the Face ID. However, another person could still get into the phone if he/she knows the pass code. We’ll get more information as it becomes available.