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.
Apple Today Released iOS 11 Beta 4 To Developers, Featured New Icon For Notes, Reminders And Contacts
Apple today released the fourth beta of iOS 11 to developers, which arrives two weeks after released the Beta 3 and more than a month after introducing the new iDevices Operation System at the Worldwide Developers Conference, that jack-packed ton of features.
Developers Who Registered through Apple's Developer can download the new iOS 11 beta with OTA once the proper configuration profile has been installed. Apple typically holds new PB versions for a few days after the release of Developer Beta versions.
The previous beta of iOS 11 fixed Bluetooth connection issues using Wireless iAP protocol. It also brings back the iPad App Switcher swipe up to close app gesture, new tv providers, and Notification Center’s “Earlier Today,” which previously, you had to swipe twice to view recent notifications.
According to Apple's release notes, the new beta fixes some errors with some third-party apps like VSCO, Pinterest, as well as Apple's personal assistant Siri, but also introduces many new known issues. Like tapping the AirPlay button in videos that aren't full screen can cause some apps to crash, and FaceTime Live Photos is disabled by default and must be re-enabled.
1. Notes, Reminders, and Contacts all have revamped icons.
2. New splash page for Photos and Notes.
3. For Notifications, Swipe right to launch, swipe left to view/clear.
4. New Touch ID to open app gestures when tapping the notification.
5. Adds a new sync system for Safari Bookmarks and Reading List to provide better syncing and security
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As expected. Apple officially opened its first retail location in Taiwan on July 1. New Apple Store Located in Taipei, which also called Apple Taipei 101, sit on the ground floor and basement level of the Taipei 101 skyscraper. The store is another example of Apple's next-generation retail plans and features the company's latest store designs and principles, including various "Today at Apple" programs.
Ahead opening of the retail location, Apple has noted that customers already began to line up outside of the building Friday evening, and eventually "thousands" visited the store throughout its opening day on Saturday. Apple senior vice president of retail, Angela Ahrendts also tweeted that: Thanks to our team and all the customers who celebrated the opening of our first store in Taiwan today!
Crowds of customers started gathering overnight at Taipei 101 for the grand opening of Apple’s first store in Taiwan on Saturday. The curved, sliding glass doors opened at 11 a.m. as employees welcomed customers to come together, explore the store and get hands-on with Apple’s latest products.
The purpose of the Apple store is to gathered community, a place for learning, policy education and stimulate creativity. Apple Taipei 101 will host the new "Today at Apple" programs, which will include more than 60 new sessions with no extra cost, and designed for customers from all ages, so that their creative skills can be promoted to another Level, these sessions include Photo and Film, Art and design, Music, Programming and other topics.
Earlier June, Apple announced the location of the outlets and was a barricade of hand-cut fabric made by Taiwanese artist Yang Shih-Yi, depicting the banyan tree, the Taiwan traditional meeting place. Apple Taipei 101 will also include The Boardroom, where the company will give hands-on training to entrepreneurs, developers and other business customers.
Apple's New iMac Won't Feature With Target Display Mode, A Feature Allow iMac Use As An External Display
Apple has made it clear that the New 2017 iMac will not support the Target Display Mode, a feature which allows some iMac models that between 2009 and 2014 to use their built-in display as an external monitor for another Mac connected via Mini Display Port or Thunderbolt.
Apple for the first time to support this feature is on a Late 2009 27-inch iMac, which makes it easy to turn iMac into an external monitor, so even if iMac itself becomes obsolete, it still can be used as a monitor.
However, at the end of 2014, Apple stopped support this feature, the reason might be because a single Thunderbolt 2 Port may not be able to drive this new ultra-high resolution screen. Since then there haven’t any iMac to support the Target Display Mode.
Latest released New 4K, 5K iMac models support Thunderbolt 3 standard, means that the new models can have enough bandwidth to drive a 5K (5120 x 2880 resolution) display, the only question is whether Apple will support this feature.
An Apple Speaker told the media that the 2017 iMac is Not Designed to Support the Target Display Mode, clear that the feature will never return again. Apple has also clearly marked on its Support page states that "iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and later iMac models will not featuring Target Display Mode displays."
Since Microsoft released its first preview in November of 2016, Microsoft has released a number of new features, including the expanded .NET Core Project Template, Xamarin.Forms Previewer enhancements, new Connectable Services, and Simplification of Cloud Functionality Wait. Today, at Microsoft's 2017 Developer Conference, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio for Mac has now launched official version, which means that VS for Mac is now available.
“Developers get a great IDE and a single environment to not only work on end-to-end solutions — from mobile and web apps to games — but also to integrate with and deploy to Azure,” Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise group, said in a statement. “Whether you use C#, F#, .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Xamarin or Unity, you’ll get a best-in-class development environment, natively designed for the Mac.”
Microsoft said that the official version of Visual Studio for Mac allows developers to work seamlessly between Windows and Mac and fully supports support for Mobile Phones, Web and Docker Containers, Azure Apps, and Xamarin.IoT Support. It is worth mentioning that Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 for Windows in March and released the latest Preview version 15.2 Last Month.
Visual Studio for Mac is Based on the Open Source MonoDevelop ID to Developed, with Rich Scalability, developers can use simple editor commands to add additional features, as well as new language and project types. Mac version of Visual Studio Native support Xamarin based on iOS, Android and Mac Development, as well as Integrated Azure .NET Core server development, support C# and F# Programming Language.