Category: iPhone


Apple has released new commercials

Apple has posted three 15-second videos on its YouTube channel. One tells how the App Store protects personal data, the second about encryption in iMessage, the third about device recycling.

The App Store privacy video shows that every iOS application is carefully checked to prevent malware from entering the app store.

The second video is dedicated to iMessage encryption and high security service.

The third video tells about the processing of small parts of the iPhone. A curious fact: the company extracts up to 0.83 grams of tungsten from a smartphone. Apple calls this “environmental innovation.”

Each of the three videos ends with the slogan "This is the iPhone."

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iOS 13 allows you to transfer data from one iPhone to another via cable

In the code iOS 13 beta 3, released on July 2, the developers discovered a new welcome window that appears when you first set up your smartphone or after returning to the factory settings. It offers the user a new way to transfer data between devices.

Now when setting up a new device on iOS, you can restore it from your iTunes backup or from iCloud. Another option is to transfer data from another iPhone, which is nearby, wirelessly.

The iOS 13 beta 3 code suggests that Apple is working on transferring data from one device to another using a cable. The hidden icon shows this kind of connection.

Apple does not release Lightning-Lightning cables, so it's not possible to test the new data transfer method now. Maybe Apple is implementing a feature in the new iPhone with a USB-C …


FaceTime users will face each other.

In iOS 13 beta 3 for developers, the FaceTime app has received a new feature called Attention Correction. She will help the interlocutors to establish eye contact.

The special ARKit algorithm creates the impression that the user is looking directly at the camera during a call, even if he is looking at the display (as is usually the case).

Usually during a video call, it seems that both participants avoid eye contact because they are looking at the display and not directly at the camera.

The feature is currently available only on iPhone XS and XS Max. It can be enabled in the application settings.

Twitter user Dave Schukin explained how it works: ARKit creates a depth map and determines the position of the user's face and adjusts the view accordingly.

Note the curvature of the eyeglass line when it …


Apple has sold too little iPhone. Samsung had to pay a fine for the extra OLED screens

Apple ordered a Samsung OLED panel for smartphones from Samsung, but because of the slump in sales on the iPhone, it was not able to buy everything. Apple had to pay $ 683 million as a penalty, writes Reuters.

The companies agreed on 200 million panels, but the order was lower than expected.

Until 2017, Apple used LCD screens exclusively, but with the release of the iPhone X, the company switched to OLED displays.

The complexity of iPhone sales and US trade sanctions against China affected Samsung's operating profit in the second half of 2019. The data has not yet been published, but it is expected that revenue fell by 56% to $ 5.6 billion.

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Chrome OS will allow you to use your iPhone as a USB modem

The developers have discovered a line of code in Chromium describing the connection of the iPhone to devices on Chrome OS via USB – for use as a modem. Android devices already know how.

The smartphone will not spend the battery power as much as when distributing the Internet in the access point mode. Internet connection will be more reliable.

The developers who discovered this code note that the function requires changes in the Linux kernel — it is the basis of the operating system. The timing of the implementation of the function is still unknown.

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New beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS have been released

Apple released the second public beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS.

Public beta versions of new operating systems are available to all users who have registered in a special testing program on the company's website.

The update eliminates most of the bugs and errors of the first build and is identical to the third beta version of iOS 13 and iPadOS for developers.

Of the significant changes in this assembly appeared function "FaceTime attention correction".

Also, a minor update of iOS 13 and iPadOS beta 3 for developers has been released – it fixes some bugs and is now available for installation on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

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Apple will launch four iPhone models in 2020 – JP Morgan

JP Morgan analysts said in a recent note to investors that Apple will launch four iPhone models in 2020.

It is assumed that three new iPhones will receive OLED-displays with a diagonal of 5.4, 6.1 and 6.7 inches. These models will support 5G as well as advanced Time-of-Flight technology in main cameras.

The fourth model of 2020 could be a budget continuation of the iPhone SE. It will receive a 4.7-inch LCD-display and will not work with networks of the fifth generation.

JP Morgan analysts are optimistic about the introduction of 5G in Apple gadgets and predict sales of 195 million iPhones in 2020. For comparison, the estimated sales of the iPhone in 2019 will be 180 million units.

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Apple is forced to disable Walkie Talkie due to a vulnerability identified

Apple has discovered a Walkie Talkie vulnerability on a smart watch that allows you to listen to other iPhones without the knowledge of the owners, according to Techcrunch. The company can not yet explain the work of the vulnerability.

The application is disabled before finding out the causes and eliminating the error. Walkie Talkie will remain installed on devices, but will not work. Apple will launch it when a patch is released.

The company learned about the error through the report of the service of vulnerabilities and claims that no one had time to take advantage of it. Apple apologized for the error and inconvenience associated with the inability to use the application.

The Apple Watch Walkie Talkie application allows two users to communicate through the modified FaceTime Audio feature on the "clamp and talk" principle, as on a walkie-talkie.…


New iPhone will cut bangs

TFI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that at least one iPhone model for 2020 will come out without a “bang”.

The design of the front panel will change if the iPhone gets a built-in display Touch ID scanner. Then Apple will be able to reduce the bang in size or even get rid of it by removing the TrueDepth sensor, necessary for Face ID.

It is unclear whether these design changes will extend to all Apple 2020 smartphones. Perhaps a model with a fingerprint scanner built into the screen will be exclusively issued for China.

Credit Suisse also issued a document for investors, which states that screen suppliers are actively developing display modules without top notching for Apple.

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How to subscribe to Spotify for a year for 1000 rubles in Russia

Spotify is the best streaming music service that does not work in Russia. However, Russians and citizens of CIS there are several ways to subscribe. One of them I’ll tell.

Why do we need Spotify when is Apple Music, which works fine in Russia and is inexpensive? In short, Spotify is the best recommendation engine, huge music library, the most convenient application, and still promote Russian music.

Due to the fact that Spotify does not work in Russia, we have to look for different …