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On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is sinking $700 million into a new material for the iPhone’s touch screen. It’s called sapphire, a super-tough substance that, if it ends up being implemented into the iPhone 6, could cut down on the multitude of sad and shattered iPhone displays floating around out there. Here’s what you should know about it.
Spigen is selling iPhone 6 cases, and the phone hasn’t even been confirmed yet.
The winners of the iPhone Photography Awards don’t need fancy camera equipment to get the shot. Just their digital devices, a keen eye, and, you know, a perfect moment.
The photos come in 17 categories including Architecture, Sunsets, and Food. The only rule is that the images can’t be photoshop’d in any way.
“Unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences of splattering someone’s skull into a red mist, we would advise against this.”
Designer Sam Beckett’s “iPhone Air” concept imagines what the next iPhone will look like. Learn more about his design here.
At last, one of the best predictive-typing keyboards for Android is coming to iOS. The bad news, though, is that SwiftKey’s magical time-saving technology is siloed into a single app specifically designed for note-taking.
"It’s compassion. It’s humility. It’s saying thank you. It is always putting yourself in the other person’s position. I know it might sound weird, but empathy is one of the greatest creators of energy. It’s counterintuitive, because it’s selfless.” (!)
—Meet Angela Ahrendts, soon-to-be Apple’s Retail Chief. Her goal? Making Apple shine again.
Buried inside System Preferences on your iOS device is a list of places you frequently go—with a surprisingly useful or creepy amount of data. Heres…
Yes, the iPhone fingerprint sensor can be “hacked.” No, you shouldn’t worry about it.
“Even if the attack proves to be real, this isn’t a casual, fast trick. The attacker would have to be lucky enough to get a perfect print of the correct finger to unlock the iPhone, which means they’d have to find that specific print, or be forced to try several fake prints. Anyone this intent on hacking your iPhone would need prolonged access to it.”
Will Apple’s fingerprint sensor come to Macbooks?
Apple had to do a lot of work just to make the sensor accessible in mobile devices. “You’re basically exposing a piece of silicon that’s going to be in your pocket with hard keys and coins. We were able to evolve the technology to address aesthetics and durability.”
As far back as the early 2000s, fingerprint sensors were embedded in a slew of devices, from laptops produced by HP and Toshiba to phones made by Nokia and Motorola. But while Apple was able to make fingerprint sensors feel like a fresh idea, its competitors were only capable of making the technology feel superfluous, stale, and unready for market.
"The problem lies not in the attacking nature of the video, but in the fact that it simply wasn’t funny—the tech equivalent of watching your uncle twerking at a family wedding."
Microsoft pulled a series of Apple parody videos after a few hours due to backlash
USB condoms: “If you’re going to run around plugging your phone into strange USB ports, at least be safe about it.”