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iPhone 7 to pack-in noise cancelling tech, support wireless charging- Technology News, Firstpost

While the launch of the iPhone 7 is months away in September, the rumours for the same have already begun to seep out. Last we heard (or have been …

Mobile Technology

Apple kills the headphone jack in the iPhone 7

Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider<p>Instead of using that old 3.5 mm standard headphone jack, people will have to plug their wired headphones into the Lightning port, where you plug in the charger, to listen to music.<p>Of course, they could also connect wireless headphones using a Bluetooth …

Mobile Technology

Apple invention uses self-healing elastomers to weatherproof iPhone connectors, audio jack

An Apple patent application on Thursday suggests a method of portable device weatherproofing that buries sensitive electrical device contacts beneath …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Futuristic straps could do way more than keep your Apple Watch on

Apple has a range of different Apple Watch straps available — but, aside from letting you pick the perfect strap to suit the rest of your attire, they all serve exactly the same function: keeping Apple’s debut wearable safely strapped to your wrist.<p>That may change in future iterations of the Apple …

Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like …

iPhone 7 With USB-C, Wireless Charging, Enhanced 3D Touch And More In Testing

Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus handsets may be about to go through their first and last period of festive sales as the company’s flagship …

Is Apple working on its own version of Microsoft’s incredible HoloLens project?

We’re used to seeing plenty of Apple patents that describe all sorts of technologies and services that might be someday used in future iPhone, iPad, …

Augmented Reality

Rumors Suggest That The iPhone 7 May Make Your Headphones Obsolete

Japanese blog Mac Otakara accurately predicted the changes Apple was going to make with the iPhone 6, and now they have even more to say about the iPhone 7.<p>In order to make the next iPhone even slimmer than previous models, Apple is supposedly getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. That means in …

Thoughts on the Inevitable Demise of the 3.5mm Audio Jack on the iPhone

There are once again rumors that Apple is going to remove the 3.5mm audio jack from the next iPhone, this time courtesy of a report from Japanese website Macotakara. The Macotakara report goes on to suggest that audio output on the iPhone 7 will be handled via the Lightning connector and Bluetooth, …

Mobile Technology

Apple is testing ‘at least’ five radically different iPhone 7 prototypes

What will the iPhone 7 look like? Even Apple doesn’t know. According to a new rumor out of China, Apple is currently experimenting with at least five distinct iPhone 7 models, each with a totally different combination of hardware, including a possible AMOLED screen, a USB Type-C connector instead …

Mini shock-absorbers could save your next iPhone from a nasty drop

Apple’s always on the lookout for ways to improve the resiliency of its devices. For this reason, the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office today published a new patent application from the company — calling for retractable drop-proof bumpers to be built into future iPhone housing, capable of doubling …

Apple is releasing a round charging dock for the Apple Watch

The documentation for the Magnetic Charging Dock, as Apple calls it, suggests the device costs €89 (around £59 or $99). The Dock appears to plug into the wall via a USB Lightening cable, like those included with the iPhone.<p>The Dock includes an interesting function that means the Watch can be …

Smartwatches

Official Apple Watch Charging Dock Packaging Shown in Leaked Photo

Apple is developing its own in-house docking solution for charging the Apple Watch, reports French site <i>iGeneration</i> [Google Translate]. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, <i>iGeneration</i> says the dock will be called simply the "Magnetic Charging Dock," a name also seen in alleged packaging …

Smartwatches

How A Simple Software Update Could Make Your iPhone Screen Smarter

From your finger’s angle of attack, to gestures like twists, researchers have developed algorithms to make any touch screen smarter.<p>When you touch your iPhone screen, it basically sees a few dark spots with no other context. From that alone, it’s brought us landmark interactions like the swipe and …

Apple Pencil

Future Siri could switch user profiles based on voice

As Apple rolls out Siri beyond the iPhone and into shared devices like the iPad and, most recently, Apple TV, Cupertino’s engineers have been working on a way of letting its voice activation technology pick up individual users, and offer them customized options based on their past …

Artificial Intelligence

4-inch iPhone 6c tipped for release in mid-2016

A 4-inch iPhone 6c is rapidly becoming the iPhone equivalent to the Sasquatch — something much discussed, but never actually witnessed.<p>However, according to China’s IHS Technology Research Director Kevin Wang, we should keep faith because this mythical device is really on the way — and will be with …

Report says Apple won’t wait until September to release first new iPhone of 2016

It’s only November, but Apple’s 2016 iPhone plans are starting to crystallize slowly but surely. According to a short message posted on the Weibo …

Apple has a clever idea for how to use sound and electricity to make iPhones more water resistant

While the new iPhones appear to be unofficially water-resistant to some extent, Apple has yet to make water resistance or waterproofing a main selling point for its devices. But that's not to say Apple hasn't been thinking about ways to further protect our devices from water damage, as one patent …

Selling

iPhone Rumor Update: Apple Could Be Releasing 3 (!) iPhone 7 Options

We hope you’re getting used to all those new emoji that came out with the iOS 9.1 update, because you’re going to want to use some of them when you hear the latest Apple rumblings about the upcoming iPhone 7 (might we suggest the happy geek emoji?). According to leaked report from KGI Securities (a …

Mobile Technology

Apple Prophet Divines That a 4-Inch iPhone Is Coming

Yeah, Apple has prophets, but considering that Apple Stores are basically modern-day temples, it kind of goes with the territory. This particular …

Apple Patents Touch ID 'Panic Mode' for Instant Access to Emergency Services

The United States Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application initially filed by Apple in May of 2014, describing a method for users to designate a specific finger to unlock an iPhone with using Touch ID, which would then cause the iPhone to enter a "panic mode" (via <i>Business</i> …

Apple's iPhone 7 harvest may come in earlier than expected

If we were to take a guess we'd have said the iPhone 7 would launch in September 2016, given that the last few models have launched in that same …

Mobile Technology

Apple Orders Display Driver Chips From Synaptics for Next iPhones

Apple has placed LCD display driver orders with touchscreen supplier Synaptics for its next-generation iPhones, indicating the Cupertino-based company's in-house development of touch and display driver integration (TDDI) chips may have fallen behind schedule, according to Taiwanese website <i>DigiTimes</i>.<p>…

Apple patents ‘panic mode’ tweak for Touch ID

Thanks to innovations like Apple Pay, Touch ID has become increasingly useful as of late. But Apple’s got another idea it’s been toying with also — in the form of a “panic mode,” which can be entered by unlocking your iPhone with a certain finger.<p>Apple offers a few differing versions of what this …

This could be the next iPhone

Is the new iPhone too big for you? Don't worry. Apple might have you covered next year.<p>Apple could offer a third new iPhone option next year, releasing an iPhone 7, an iPhone 7 Plus and a smaller iPhone 7 ... mini?<p>Some iPhone customers are complaining that the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhones that …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 7 Rumors: It Has Begun

While the majority of people are still debating whether or not to upgrade to an iPhone 6s, the Internet is already abuzz with rumors for the new iPhone 7. Speculators seem to agree that the next iPhone will be even thinner meaning we’ll probably be buying special headphones for iPhones in the near …

Mobile Technology