HomePod Firmware Further Reveals It Will Features 272 x 340 Display And 1GB RAM, Also Hints iPhone 8 Has Screen Resolution Of 2436 x 1125
Apple on last Friday released the HomePod’s firmware allows developers to get acquainted with its features and capabilities, and beyonds iPhone 8 discoveries.
According to Twitter user Avery Magnotti, he digging into code, and found that the screen of the HomePod is primarily used to display a visible multi-color LED waveform when interacting with Siri on the device, the display blends in seamlessly with the top of the device, has a resolution of 272 x 340.
The screen will also feature virtual buttons for Siri and speaker controls for volume. There’s also possibility that HomePod’s screen could display other symbols or information like weather, but its full functionality still unclear.
In addition to revealed display information, the developers also confirmed the HomePod will feature 1GB RAM, the same as some old iOS device memory. HomePod also includes Apple A8 chip, combined with 1GB of memory, its performance to go beyond other smart speaker. HomePod is priced at $349 and will be available on December.
As we learned today, HomePod Firmware tell us that the iPhone 8 will support infrared facial recognition, as well as the all new front design. This time, developer Steven Troughton-Smith continued digging HomePod and found out more about the iPhone 8's secrets.
According to HomePod’s firmware code, Apple's iPhone 8 will be more pixels integrated than iPhone 7 Plus, Steven Troughton-Smith found that the iPhone 8 has a resolution of 2436 x 1125. Compared to 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. This is consistent with KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo predictions, The display area is 5.15 inches. In addition to the display area, iPhone 8 will be featuring with the Touch Bar likes area", so the front of the device size can up to 5.8 inches.
if you’re an Apple Watch user you were probably annoyed by the fact that dialing a call from the wrist-worn device was only possible if you planned to reach a contact that was already saved on the paired iPhone, so it’s actually quite handy to have a phone keypad on an Apple Watch, however, this have changed in watchOS 4 because it now includes a Keypad in the Phone app. Today we will teach you how to dial numbers from iWatch in watchOS 4!
By using this feature, you can now call any phone number you want. Even better, you can access the keypad while on a phone call on your Watch. WatchOS 4 is currently tested by Apple Developers and Public Beta Testers, It will be officially released in September along iOS 11 and the iPhone 8.
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Last week Apple released the HomePod firmware, the release of the firmware is corresponding to iOS 11.0.2. The firmware version suggest HomePod will support accessibility features including VoiceOver. But yesterday an developer has found that iPhone 8 most likely to feature face recognition.
The iOS developer digging into the HomePod firmware version, in which he found references points related to other devices. The most important point is that in this firmware version, the developer in BiometricKit framework found a lot of infrared face detection related hints. The current BiometricKit framework is where the Touch ID is located. In other words, this new discovery proves that iPhone 8 most likely to feature face recognition.
Developers Steven Troughton-Smith confirmed on Twitter that he had found the these discoveries.
Within BiometricKit framework there is a new "FaceDetect" method, which is mainly used to solve such circumstances as faces being too close or too far from the camera, the presence of multiple faces, and more. Another discovery is rumored infrared sensors on the front of the iPhone being involved in capturing images for authentication, rather than using visible light through a traditional camera.
The Firmware also revealed other references point, the code name for the functionality is "Pearl", iPhone 8 codenamed "D22". The iOS 11.0.2 HomePod firmware also includes a glyph for this D22 device representing an iPhone that looks much like the upcoming iPhone 8, featuring a full-front display with a notch cut out at the top for the camera and sensors.
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Recently, majority of VPN app providers in China has received notifications from Apple, which said their software contains content that is illegal in China. Due to China infamously has strict regulations on Internet access, so the VPNs becomes one way people could circumvent the Great Firewall.
The Chinese government recently starting to shut down unauthorized VPNs, which is one of the few ways that Chinese could circumvent the country's "Great Firewall" censorship technology. In fact, a new set of cybersecurity laws has been in force, requiring foreign companies with Chinese user data to store it on local servers, Apple responses to this with launches of its first Chinese Data Center in earlier of this month.
Apple has responded to the matter. Apple said that the beginning of this year, the China MIIT issued relevant notice, requiring all VPN providers must obtain a license from the government. Apple have received a request to removes non-compliant VPN apps in China. The operation of these apps in other countries’ markets is not affected. Google is also removing non-compliant VPN apps from Android.
Apple: Earlier this year China’s MIIT announced that all developers offering VPNs must obtain a license from the government. We have been required to remove some VPN apps in China that do not meet the new regulations. These apps remain available in all other markets where they do business.
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If you use iTunes to multiple backups your iPhone, then the Mac tend to take considerable disk space, so you might want to store them on an alternate disk than the original location. And here is how to relocate your iTunes backups.
The original location of the Backups is in a folder called MobileSync, the folder located in: ~/Library/Application Support
1. Copy the folder to the new location (for example an external hard disk drive)
2. Next Navigating to ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/ In Original Location
3. Delete the folder "Backup" In Original Location, if you want to keep the folder, then rename it to Backup_Old
4. Open Terminal
5. Entering the following commands: ln -s /Volumes//MobileSync/Backup ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup
6. Close Terminal
7. And that’s it.
Last but not least, don't forget to manually back up your iDevices whenever you connect it to iTunes and have your external hard drive plugged in to see if the iTunes Backup location has changed.
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