A new Touch ID function was revealed in a new patent application published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which is titled “Fingerprint Sensor in an Electronic Device.” The filing uses words to describe how Apple might include a fingerprint sensor into the display stack on a device like an iPhone. Read more
Apple is moving away from TSMC and back to Samsung to manufacture the chip which is the power-house behind the iPhone, which was reported by Recode. The source notes that Apple had “hoped” to rely more heavily on TSMC for the next-generation A9 processor. However, things didn’t work out that way due to TSMC’s limits in manufacturing.
Reuters on Thursday, simply reported that HealthKit trials are moving away from universities and into hospitals. Something that’s worth noting, more than half of the nation’s top 23 hospitals have recently released their own trials of the HealthKit platform, or gearing up to do so. HealthKit simply allows third-party groups to integrate and interact with the user’s health database on iOS 8 devices. Read more
The United States Patent & Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple an interesting patent on advanced automotive control by linking your iPhone to your vehicle through Bluetooth.
Samsung is confirmed to build the 14-nanometer design, which was highly anticipated to be adopted by the company’s next-generation processor, and expected to be called the “A9″ chip, which Re/code reaffirmed on Wednesday. Read more
On Wednesday, TechCrunch relayed new survey by market research firm Kantar Worldpanel. Kantar simply underlines a small highlight for Apple’s global rivalry with Android as the company overtook Android vendors in terms of units shipped in the United States, this happened during the last three months of 2014. Read more
Recently, some interesting news had surfaced up on the official App Store Distribution data as of yesterday, iOS 8 is now running on 72% of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. Read more
On Tuesday, a report from BGR had made some claims that Apple is planning to release iOS 8.2 around March, ahead of the Apple Watch launch, which is suppose to land in April. “A trusted source” privy to Apple’s most recent roadmap told the site that Apple isn’t planning to release iOS 8.2 this month. Read more
After Apple simply shipped a record number of 74.5 million handsets during the holiday quarter, representing more than half of Apple’s total revenue for the quarter, the Cupertino firm could be gearing up to move about 50 million iPhone units in the first quarter of this year. Read more
Recently reported by Bloomberg, Apple is said to invest close to $2 billion to convert the Mesa, Arizona factory into a data center after the facility failed to produce sapphire screens for iPhones. Read more