Apple's iPhone 8 Wireless Charging Will Run At 7.5W Specification, Slower Than Standard Charging Profile
According to Japanese site Macotakara latest report about iPhone 8, Apple has opted to use the slower standard charging profile, which means the inductive charging will run at 7.5W specification at maximum, which is about half the speed of the latest Qi 1.2 standards.
Some Android phones on the market have already been using 15W of wireless charging profile for a while, and Qi wireless charging standard starts in version 1.2, the maximum can able to support 15W charging profile.
According to information resource that is well versed in WPC, wireless charging function that is built in iPhone 8 going to be announced in September has a possible of 7.5 W specification at maximum.
It's possible that like the Apple Watch, third-party iPhone 8 chargers will also need an Apple-certified chip to work, as Macotakara noted. Indeed the unnamed source suggested that it may be possible to use a single charger to power both a Watch and the "iPhone 8."
Similar to Apple Watch that is Qi standard but can charge only by charging equipment where MFi chip is built in, it is possible that the function of wireless charging equipment of iPhone 8 series is subject to MFi license.
Apple's iPhone 8 this year should feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen and 3D facial recognition - Possible replaces Touch ID, it is also believed the iPhone 8 battery will exceed 2700 mAH. Also expected are an iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, overall design will similar to current iPhone 7, but include some iPhone 8 elements, such as wireless charging and A11 chip.
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One of the new features in iOS 11 was Apple Pay Cash - a new Apple service that allows users to send and receive money through iMessage, which can later be used in retails stores through NFC or even in websites and apps that are compatible with Apple Pay. iHelp BR has uncovered some further details on what we may come to expect with Apple Pay Cash.
iHelp BR’s new discovery today shows us just what the Apple Pay process may look like this coming fall. Working under the title ‘Apple Pay Cash’ the strings refer to user identity verification, transfer fees, and an Apple Pay Cash card.
It is worth noting that the user may need to upload a driver's license or photo ID to verify the user before sending cash to each other. One of the strings mentions “Position your driver’s license or photo ID in the frame”, this possibly means that Apple Pay cash will be using the same system that you have seen when adding a credit or debit card to your wallet. It appears that if the verification fails, the user will not be able to send the payment via iMessage.
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In a line of codes, it seems like Apple is very concerned about children abusing their parents' bank accounts and/or being lured into scams, so the feature could limits to children. Also in the beta code, Apple claims that Cash "works best" with a debit card. That may be a way of steering people away from credit cards, which will incur a 3 percent fee for person-to-person payments.
In addition to Touch ID, the virtual card comes complete with a four-digit PIN. As Apple’s Craig Federighi said in WWDC 2017 that Apple Pay Cash is available through iCloud across Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad and Mac devices that have been authorized for Apple Pay. We expecting Apple Pay Cash will launch in September Events, alongside with new iPhones, 4K Apple TV, and new watches.
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The flashlight feature on the iPhone is a very handy tool, whether you are in the dark cinema looking for a seat or in the light out of the night to use for lighting. In the watchOS 4, Apple also added flashlight functionality on Apple Watch. As a smart watch, Apple Watch is not featured with a LED flash, so watchOS 4 allows Apple Watch screen to act as a flashlight, although very strange, but it is still very convenient to use, let's see how it works.
1. Just like iPhone, you can also enables Apple Watch flashlight feature in the Control Center, therefore, our first step is swipe up from the bottom of the screen to unveil the Control Center.
2. Tap the Flashlight icon in the Control Center.
3. Within a second, the entire Apple Watch screen will emit bright white light. The farther away from the wrist, the screen will become brighter.
4. To turn the flashlight off, just simply press the Digital Crown or Side Button and the screen will return to the Watch Face view. (Note: Control Center isn’t available while the Flashlight is active)
Different from the iOS Flashlight the new watchOS come with three operating modes: Traditional Flashlight that displays a white full-screen background with maximum brightness intensity, Strobe Flashlight which provides a blinking flashlight, and a Red Flashlight options is useful when you try to maximize your visibility for traffic approaching from behind.
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iPad New Accessories: The Incredible Gadget Allows You To Turn An iPad As Mac's Second Display And A Touch Screen Mac
Turn the iPad into Mac's second display is not a new thing, in the past there are some apps support this feature like Duet Display, but a company called Astropad, recently unveiled an all-new hardware product - Luna Display, this accessory described as the “first and only hardware solution that turns any iPad into a true, wireless second screen display.” Let take a look at this accessory!
Luna Display provides two USB-C and Mini DP ports options, the former supports latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook, the latter applies to the MacBook Air and other early Mac. Luna Display supports all Macs that was released after 2012, including iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro, in addition to all MacBooks; the gadget capable of iPad 2 and later models.
Insert Luna into the Mac and connect to the iPad via Wi-Fi (also available with USB cable if necessary) to use the iPad as a Mac second screen. At this time the iPad is equivalent to a full-featured Mac external display. In addition to extended the use of high resolution of the Retina screen, the touch feature on an iPad screen has been preserved - it should be your first time "to use iPad as the Touch Screen of Mac devices"
Luna uses a technique called LIQUID, which shows a refresh rate of 60 fps and acceleration of image processing with Mac's GPU. If it's a iPad Pro, Apple Pencil can also be used directly, allowing you to pinching, panning and tapping, In addition to expanding the display as a complete extension to your Mac, thanks to the wireless connection, when you need to move the office, directly pick up the iPad can operate the Mac elsewhere.
Bloomberg: Apple Likely To Release 4K Apple TV At September Events, Alongside New iPhones And Watches
According to Bloomberg report, Apple will be in September Events to debut fourth generation of Apple TV that supports 4K video. It is reported that this new device will be feature wa faster processor to support 4K streaming, the resolution will be the twice as the fourth generation of Apple TV.
In addition to 4K support, it's reported that the new Apple TV will also capable HDR, which brings more bright and more accurate color performance. Apple is also expected to be testing its new version of TV apps that designed to better highlight live TV content and aggregate live broadcasts from apps that provides live streaming, and Apple is also working with content producers to provide more 4K content.
In order to play 4K and HDR content, Apple will need deals with content makers that can provide video in those formats. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant has begun discussions with movie studios about supplying 4K versions of movies via iTunes, according to people familiar with the talks. The company has also discussed its 4K video ambitions with content companies that already have apps on Apple TV, another person said.
During Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote. Tim Cook shared that “you’ll be hearing a lot more about tvOS later this year.” It seems like Apple has big plan on Apple TV this year, the Apple TV was last updated in October of 2015, which is when the fourth-generation of Apple TV with Siri Remote and a full App Store was introduced.
Alongside a new 4K Apple TV, we are also expecting to see a third-generation Apple Watch with LTE support, as well as three new iPhones, including a radically redesigned 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED screen and Face ID at Apple's September Event.
Via 9to5mac And MacRumors