• Rumor: iPhone 8 copper color will be called “Blush Gold”

    Recent leaks claiming to show dummy models of the upcoming iPhone 8 featured three colors – black, white, and a new metallic color that resembled copper. Now, leaker Benjamin Geskin has shared info that alleges that Apple is naming this color “Blush Gold”.

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  • Rumor: Foxconn leaks may show iPhone 8 internals

    A leak purportedly coming from a Foxconn employee is rumored to show the internal components of Apple’s upcoming iPhone – which many are calling the “iPhone 8”. If accurate, the images would back up previous rumors about the new device, including its OLED screen and a coil for wireless charging technology. Though it is unclear when the photo was taken, some are interpreting the early stage test depicted in the photos as evidence that the iPhone 8 is experiencing production delays. Apple has not confirmed this, and has maintained its previous financial forecast for the period when the new iPhone is expected to launch.

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  • Developers experiment with Apple’s ARKit

    Although Apple only recently announced its new AR developer tool “ARKit”, developers using the beta version of the tool have already created some unique and exciting AR experiences. One of these is an experimental film from indie game maker Duncan Walker, which overlays robotic soldiers over real footage of city life.

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  • The Rock stars in Siri “movie”

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is the star of a new Siri “movie” released on Apple’s YouTube channel Monday. The Rock x Siri clocks in at a running time of 3:45, so it’s safe to say it is more of a commercial than a feature film, but it’s clear that Apple is aiming to make a big splash from the quirky marketing stunt. Apple is hoping to build up the “Siri” brand ahead of the release of the Siri-powered HomePod speaker this fall, which will face stiff competition from the Amazon Echo and Google Home.

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  • PayPal now works with Samsung Pay, can be used in more stores

    Samsung Pay users in the US can now use their PayPal accounts to make purchases through the app. This means that you can now use your PayPal account anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted, including in brick-and-mortar retail stores. Samsung Pay works “more places than any other mobile payment platform,” according to Engadget, due to its “magnetic secure transmission” technology that simulates the swipe of a magnetic credit card.

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  • Rumor: iPhone 8 will come in four colors

    Leaker Benjamin Geskin has claimed that the iPhone 8 will be launched with four color options, one of which will be a reflective mirror coating. Geskin did not cite any sources for the rumor, but the claim is in line with previous predictions by KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that the iPhone 8 might have “boutique” color options.

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  • Analyst lists 10 new predictions for iPhone 8

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, often a reliable source of information about new devices from Apple, has weighed in with 10 new predictions about the next iPhone. Kuo believes that the screen-to-body ratio of the iPhone 8 will be the highest on the market, with the screen wrapping around either side of the speaker and camera at the top. Kuo also thinks that Apple will ditch its effort to put the Touch ID sensor under the screen, and perhaps will leave the tech out altogether. On the plus side, abandoning this tricky technical challenge may prevent production delays, according to Kuo.

    Here are the analysts 10 predictions, reported by MacRumors:

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  • Samsung opens AI Bixby to beta testers – News by Silk

    In the lead-up to the release of the Galaxy S8, Samsung touted its new AI “Bixby” as an entirely new AI experience that would allow nearly total control over the phone using only voice commands. However, most of these features were not ready by launch day, leaving S8 users with a limited version of the AI. That’s about to change – at least for a limited selection of beta testers.

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  • By arriving late, Apple may take lead in AR tech

    Apple only unveiled its new augmented reality tech a few weeks ago, but it already seems poised to outmatch Google and Facebook in creating reliable AR experiences for the average mobile user. Apple’s tech demos and early developer feedback show stable AR applications in varied environments and lighting, using only the single camera included in all recent iPhone models. If this remains true in the final product, it will be a marked improvement over Google’s Tango AR system, which requires advanced hardware unavailable to the average consumer.

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  • Rumor: New iPhone 8 renders give sneak peek at iOS 11 experience

    New renders have appeared purporting to give a realistic look at Apple’s newest iPhone with the new features of the just-announced iOS 11. The mocked up images show the new iPhone – unofficially referred to as the iPhone 8 or iPhone X – in use with iOS 11’s new features. These include transferring money through iMessage, the “Do Not Disturb” driving mode, and controlling Apple’s upcoming HomePod speakers.

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