Acoustic Imaging and iPhone 8: Can You Hear My Fingerprint?

· Jeff Butts · Rumor

Apple acoustic imaging patent for the iPhone

Rumors about the iPhone 8 are flying faster than snowflakes in a blizzard. Speculation about the new device using iris scanning, facial recognition, or something completely different abounds. In a recent patent filing, Jeff Butts has uncovered another possibility: acoustic imaging systems. In other words, the iPhone 8 might end up “listening” for your fingerprint. Let’s see how it might work.

Rumors about March Apple Event for iPhone SE and iPads Get Serious

· Bryan Chaffin · Rumor

iPhone and iPad 2017 Rumors

Rumors about an Apple media event in March got serious this week with a story from Japanese site Mac Otakara. According to the story, Apple will hold a media event in March—in keeping with last year—where the company will introduce a new iPhone SE and new iPad models.

New Report Says Apple Pencil 2 will Attach to iPad Pro with Built-in Magnets

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Apple using internal magnets to attach Apple Pencil 2 to iPad Pro

Apple is reportedly working on the second generation Apple Pencil with built-in magnets that lock to your iPad when you aren’t drawing or writing. Assuming the report is legit, Apple plans to ship Apple Pencil 2 along side new iPad models some time this year.

Apple Watch 3 Rumored to Launch Q3 With Same Design But Better Battery Life

· Jim Tanous · Rumor

apple watch manufacturing

Supply chain data suggests that the next iteration of Apple Watch will hit the market in the third quarter this year. While it won’t feature any design or major feature changes, the “Series 3” Apple Watch is expected to bring improved battery life and performance to users’ wrists.

2017 iPhone Rumor Roundup

· Andrew Orr · News

Speculating on what's in store for the next iPhone model

iPhone 7 is still wet behind the ears, but Rumors are already flying over 2017 iPhone. It will be the iPhone’s tenth anniversary, and expectations are high for Apple’s next model. It’s still early in the rumor cycle, but here are some of the highest-profile rumors and supposed leaks so far, as well as what they might really mean.

Apple May Expand iTunes Movie Footprint with Theater-Run Movies

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple is rumored to be in talks with three movie studios to offer movie rentals in iTunes: 21st Century Fox Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures. But these aren’t just any rentals. If the deals go through, iTunes customers will be able to rent movies two weeks after they debut in theaters, a move that could significantly expand Apple’s footprint in the streaming movie market.