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New Designs For Apple’s IPhone X Plus

 

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According to Forbes magazine, Apple is launching designs for two new creative and cost-effective IPhones. These IPhones will be two types of IPhone X’s . These new IPhone X designs consist of the IPhone X Plus and the ‘Budget’ IPhone, which will satisfy many Apple users.

The IPhone X Plus

The IPhone X Plus will have a triple rear camera that Apple users are going to be exceptionally pleased with. Although it is uncertain what the triple rear camera will look like, one can assume that Apple will copy Huawei’s use of a monochromatic camera. The monochromatic camera will assist modules that are known for being primary and telephoto. This will create the kind of low light photography that Apple has been struggling to make popular for the past few years.

The IPhone X Plus will have a 6.5 inch display but will still be smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus: 157.2 x 77.1 mm (6.18 x 3.03-inches) compared to 158.4 x 78.1 mm (6.24 x 3.07-inches). However, due to its steel framework,  it will potentially weigh more than the aluminum-based 202g  iPhone 8 Plus,

The New ‘Budget’ IPhone X

The ‘Budget’ IPhone X will measure 147.12 x 71.52 mm (5.79 x 2.81-inches). This new IPhone style is longer and wider than the current 5.8-inch iPhone: 143.6 x 70.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79-inch). The IPhone is more affordable because of its single rear camera. Its budget pricing is also seen in its loss of a 3D touch. However, the economical IPhone X will most likely have a Face ID technology. This gives the new phone a bonus feature at a low cost.

These two designs are two of the most innovative and affordable IPhones that Apple has created in years. There is a possibility that Apple might make changes to its designs. However, these models of the IPhone X and the ‘Budget’ IPhone X have high chances of being successful on the market.

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Rumors Of New Apple ARM-Based Mac

According to DigiTimes , Apple is releasing a new ARM-based Mac product. This new ARM-based Mac product will likely be manufactured by Apple’s long time supplier, Pegatron. This rumor came  from a report on project “Kalamata.” “Kalamata” proposes that Apple is expecting to release ARM-based Macs in the future. The new Mac will include the use of a touchscreen, SIM card, GPS, compass, and water resistant feature that differ from the previous Macbook and Macbook Air.

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The rumor, however, fails to comment on the use of the screen size, processor design, format, or keyboard, which implies that the new ARM-based Mac is similar to an IPad. The new Apple product, recently code-named as “Star,” will possibly be the project name under which Apple will release it’s ARM-based product. This ARM-based Mac will likely be similar to an IOS notebook. 

Pegatron’s Mac Prototypes 

Furthermore, prototypes for the new ARM-based product are underway. They will reveal the use of an Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), similar to Apple’s Intel-based Macs. This suggests that an IOS ARM-powered Macbook will be Apple’s next move. Although DigiTimes did not release details  about Apple’s new project, it is likely that Pegatron will continue manufacturing these products. Pegatron will also ship these products to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. 

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Rumors about Apple’s ARM-based products, however, started speculating in 2010. Apple made efforts to expand their CPU design group in 2010. Expanding the CPU design group involves poaching and new acquisitions for Apple. Nonetheless, Apple’s efforts to launch new products like the ARM-based product continued until 2017. In 2017, Apple released a report that they were planning to cut back on Intel. Therefore, other reports show a similarity in performance between the MacBook Pro of single-core performance and the multicore performance. However, the multicore performance includes the original 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display. 

With new rumors speculating about the release of an ARM-powered Mac manufactured by Pegatron, it should be exciting to see if Apple will be introducing this new product soon.

 

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Everyone Can Code: Bringing Coding To Everyone

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 17, Apple is hosting events nationwide to promote inclusive design and to show how beneficial technology can be for people with disabilities. One of these programs include working with blind and deaf communities across the US in order to bring accessible coding to schools. Starting in the fall, schools supporting disabilities will start teaching the Everyone Can Code curricula for Swift, Apple’s powerful new programming language.

Apple created the Everyone Can Code curriculum so students of all ages could learn and write code using Swift. Teachers could guide young students using iPads with Swift Playground installed, allowing them to use simple code to solve puzzles and control animated characters, whereas older developers could use the same program for app development within iOS.

The Everyone Can Code curriculum is also compatible with VoiceOver, the most advanced screen-reading technology available for people who are blind or low vision. This program describes nearly everything occurring on the screen, and is 

the most popular screen-reading technology of any mobile platform. Other accessibility features available to people who are deaf or hard of hearing include Type to Siri, closed captions, LED Flash for Alerts, Mono Audio, and Made for iPhone hearing aids. iPad and Everyone Can Code can also be used by students that have physical motor limitations by using Apple’s Switch Control, which allows devices such as joysticks and switches to control what is on the screen.

Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, states “Apple’s mission is to make products as accessible as possible. We created Everyone Can Code because we believe all students deserve an opportunity to learn the language of technology. We hope to bring Everyone Can Code to even more schools around the world serving students with disabilities.”


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Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 Upgrade

With a Great Secret Feature

Apple released iOS 11.2.2 upgrade. With the upgrade emerged what many are calling the worst feature. However, for some it has become the best feature.

A number of users have reported that the iOS 11.2.2 has resulted in performance slowdowns. In some cases, the benchmark shows drops of over 50 percent. Others, however, have reported the opposite. They have witnessed the exact opposite of slowdowns— claiming that the iOS 11.2.2 has been speeding up their devices by as much as 30 percent.

No one really knows why this dramatic differentiation has occurred. Though it is clear that the two sets of users were in very different situations before updating. The people hit by slowdowns had iPhones running at full capacity, while those whose iphones have sped up were already suffering problems. Strange, isn’t it?

Some blame the occurrence on Apple’s important Spectre mitigations. Others blame it on the iPhone battery throttling.  At least, now those who upgrade to iOS 11.2.2 will enjoy their nice speed.

This information was obtained from, “Apple iOS 11.2.2 Release Has A Great Secret Feature

 

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The Interesting, Innovating Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Lovers, Read Along

Conspiracies about the new Apple Watch all led to be true. Gone are the days of panicking whenever you leave your phone at home. The new Apple Watch Series 3 now allows LTE connectivity so for phone-forgetters or phone-haters, you can now find comfort in disconnecting from your phone for a while. 

We’ve all been in a situation where we felt like we just didn’t want to carry our phones, want to leave it to charge when we grocery shop, or just wanting to feel free from our technological ties. Well, continue reading to learn about the new Apple watch and how it can make this completely possible.

For $399 plus $10 per month (US), you can now connect LTE to your Apple watch and receive data without having your phone with you. Although this only would work in your home country (don’t forget your phone on vacations!), this is an ideal application for people who prefer to occasionally leave their phones home. 

The Apple Watch 3rd series can also be purchased without LTE connectivity (GPS still included) incase this isn’t your forte, and is purchased at a lower price of $329. 

Features

With a similar design, the new features lie in the technology of the watch. Aside from LTE connectivity, this watch runs even faster than the 2nd series, and can track when you are moving up or down stairs. That is a pretty big upgrade from previous generations. Along with LTE, it comes with a red dot, perhaps for the LTE connectivity.

As far as the battery is concerned, enjoy about 1- hour of talk-time, but 18-hour of battery life with a charge. It is estimated you could workout for 10 hours and roughly 4-5 hours of GPS use. I am unsure of who would workout for 10 hours but hey, I’m not here to judge! You can stream music to this new watch, so you can conveniently workout with your watch! Ah, that’s there amazing point. There is a 4% increase in battery life, which we all love and appreciate.

New software for the Apple watch makes it the fastest watch yet. The Apple Watch Series 2 was fast, but the 3rd series is even faster. The 2nd series is no longer sold in stores but there are options to choose from with the Series 3.

Similar to luxurious watches, the Apple Watch Series 3 is made of anodized aluminum  (Apple Watch Sport), stainless steel (Apple Watch), and 18-karat gold (Apple Watch Edition). 

Availability

US, UK, China, Canada, France, Japan, and HongKong may purchase this watch!

From the Apple website: “Apple Watch Series 3 now comes in a gorgeous new gold aluminum, along with silver or space black stainless steel cases, which all pair with a stunning assortment of new band colors and styles. The Woven Nylon is updated with a new pattern and the incredibly lightweight Sport Loop effortlessly adjusts to fit wrists with unparalleled comfort. Apple Watch Edition expands to include a beautiful dark gray ceramic case that pairs with a new two-toned Sport Band.”

That’s Not All!

The Apple watch is water resistant up to 50 meters, can stream music, and is designed with healthfulness in mind! It provides a sense of freedom from your iPhone and allows for you to do many of the things that the iPhone is equipped with, but with less baggage. Enjoy an amazing workout or lifestyle without always having to lug your phone around, in fact the apple watch can track your heart and how efficient your workout was. Enjoy talking to Siri for the first time on this new Apple watch. 

Hopefully this information has helped you.

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