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November 14, 2017
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Apple developing new 3D sensor system for 2019 iPhone rear camera, according to Bloomberg

Bloomberg today reports that Apple is developing a new 3D sensor system for the 2019 iPhone. This sensor would work differently to the TrueDepth sensor system used for Face ID and would be used to add depth sensing features to … Continue reading

October 3, 2017
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Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor

Philips is retroactively adding HomeKit support and features to several existing Hue accessories through the latest software update. Hue tap, dimmer switch, and motion sensor all gain compatibility with Apple’s Home app and automation features when used with the second-gen … Continue reading

July 3, 2017
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Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into ‘iPhone 8’ OLED display

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have — or lack — has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a Touch ID sensor under the screen. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

June 14, 2017
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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on the market at this point. Given the iPhone 7’s age, … Continue reading

May 31, 2017
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Elgato launching Eve Degree, a miniature HomeKit temperature & humidity sensor w/ display

Elgato is expanding its lineup of HomeKit sensors with its new, Bluetooth-connected Eve Degree temperature and humidity monitor. Eve Degree is a miniature, wall-mountable sensor with a built-in display for showing the current room temperature right on the device. more… … Continue reading

April 12, 2017
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Apple secretly patched iPhone vulnerability allowing unauthorized collection of sensor data

Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could’ve allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets — even their passcodes, researchers revealed this week. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading

February 14, 2017
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Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of reading a user’s fingerprint without a dedicated sensor, a design feature rumored to see release with "iPhone 8." … Continue reading

October 13, 2016
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Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner, feature wrist gesture control

A pair of Apple inventions published on Thursday reveal work on a next-generation Apple Watch model capable of identifying a user with its heart rate sensor, and detecting wrist movements as a basis of user input. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

October 4, 2016
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Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at ‘iPhone 8’ tech

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year’s iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP covering a fingerprint sensor capable of gathering accurate readings through … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
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Comments Off on ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

Apple’s fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. AppleInsider – Frontpage … Continue reading