Are you convinced that Face ID will be a suitable replacement for Touch ID on the iPhone 8? [Poll]

Posted by Chance Miller @9to5Mac 8/6/2017 10:35:20 AM

Touch ID on the iPhone 8 has been one of the biggest points of contention thus far. While it was initially believed that the fingerprint technology would be embedded beneath the display itself, more recent reports have said that Apple was unable to achieve such a feat and Touch ID might be replaced with Face ID altogether, a move that has been met with some skepticism… more…

Face ID on the iPhone 8 may work even when the device is laying flat…

Posted by Chance Miller @9to5Mac 8/5/2017 3:50:19 PM

Earlier today, developers uncovered the latest piece of information in the HomePod’s firmware: a potential upcoming Apple TV model with 4K support and more. Now, iHelp highlights yet another new iPhone 8 detail from the HomePod firmware, this time related to Face ID… more…

4K AppleTV with Dolby Vision/HDR10 seemingly confirmed by HomePod code

Posted by Seth Weintraub @9to5Mac 8/5/2017 2:00:53 PM

The Apple HomePod firmware is turning out to be the gift that keeps on giving. Today, developer Guilherme Rambo dug up the following strings inside seemingly confirming the upcoming HDR 4K AppleTV and some other details. more…

Here are 67 new emoji that could come to iOS next year [Gallery]

Posted by Chance Miller @9to5Mac 8/5/2017 8:32:16 AM

The Unicode Consortium this week has outlined 67 new emoji that are currently under consideration for inclusion in the Unicode 11 standard set for release next year. The new emoji are currently in draft status, meaning they could change or be cut before the public release next year… more…

AirPods see slight improvement in shipping time from Apple’s Online Store

Posted by Chance Miller @9to5Mac 8/5/2017 8:07:54 AM

During Apple’s Q3 2017 earnings call this week, Tim Cook commented that the company was increasing its production capacity of AirPods to continue reducing ship times. Now, the shipping estimate for AirPods on Apple’s online store has fallen… more…

Why the iPhone 8 may play hard to get

Posted by Sean Hollister @CNet 8/5/2017 7:20:00 AM

We'll probably see three iPhones this year -- and the best one will likely be more expensive than ever.

This week’s top stories: AAPL earnings, new iPhone 8 & HomePod details, next-gen Apple Watch info, & more

Posted by Chance Miller @9to5Mac 8/5/2017 7:18:47 AM

In this week’s top stories: Firmware from Apple’s HomePod speaker offers a slew of iPhone 8 details, AAPL reports its earnings for a strong Q3 2017, and reports offer insight on the next-generation Apple Watch. Read on for all of this week’s news…   more…

More iPhone 8 leaks hint at ultrasharp video recording for both cameras (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 94)

Posted by Brian Tong @CNet 8/4/2017 4:14:00 PM

We'll dig even deeper into Apple's accidental leak of alleged iPhone info, including details on a new "Smart Camera" feature that could be a big advancement for the iPhone 8 and Apple's Portrait Mode.

More iPhone 8 leaks hint at ultrasharp video recording for both cameras (AB Extra Crunchy, Ep. 94)

Posted by Brian Tong @CNet 8/4/2017 4:13:00 PM

We'll dig even deeper into Apple's accidental leak of alleged iPhone info, including details on a new "Smart Camera" feature that could be a big advancement for the iPhone 8 and Apple's Portrait Mode.

7 drastic changes coming to your iPhone with iOS 11

Posted by Jason Cipriani @CNet 8/4/2017 2:27:00 PM

The first time you use your phone after updating to iOS 11, these changes just might catch you off guard.

7 drastic changes coming to your iPhone with iOS 11

Posted by Taylor Martin @CNet 8/4/2017 1:58:00 PM

After updating to iOS 11, some of the changes just might catch you off guard. Here are the seven biggest changes to be aware of.

A cellular Apple Watch is reportedly coming this year

Posted by Sean Hollister @CNet 8/4/2017 1:52:00 PM

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a reputable source of Apple leaks, is behind the report.

iPhone 8 may get killer video upgrade, HomePod leak hints

Posted by Gordon Gottsegen @CNet 8/4/2017 12:53:00 PM

4K resolution at 60 frames per second would make iPhone videos crystal clear and buttery smooth.

Hey Siri, beat Amazon, Google and Sonos: Apple debuts HomePod

Posted by Megan Wollerton @CNet 8/4/2017 12:23:00 PM

The wait is almost over. Here's Apple's Siri-powered answer to the Amazon Echo and the Google Home.

Every iPhone 8 detail revealed by Apple's accidental leak

Posted by Brian Tong @CNet 8/3/2017 4:23:00 PM

So much for "doubling down" on secrecy. Apple's HomePod firmware revealed the most concrete details about the iPhone 8 to date. Oh, and the HomePod too.

Apple files patent for screen with privacy-viewing options

Posted by Steven Musil @CNet 8/3/2017 4:19:00 PM

Application describes technology integrated with a device display to restrict its angle of view.

Apple gets Will Smith to plug 'Carpool Karaoke'

Posted by Chris Matyszczyk @CNet 8/3/2017 3:27:00 PM

Commentary: Apple is pulling out the big stars for its automotive singing launch. But wait, Will Smith and James Corden are in a helicopter?

Budget tablets a rare highlight as broader market shrinks

Posted by Roger Cheng @CNet 8/3/2017 9:36:00 AM

Detachable tablets like two-in-one computers just aren't as hot anymore, according to an IDC study.