Apple is reportedly working on a couple of new features for future iPhones in order to differentiate its products from the growing competition. In its latest iPhone X, however, Apple was able to one-up its rivals with the 3D-mapping FaceID and Animoji - though Samsung fired back with its own Intelligent Scan and AR Emoji, respectively, with its recently-launched Galaxy S9.
It remains to be seen whether Apple will get its current suppliers to switch to multi-FPCBs or increase the supplies, or replace the suppliers altogether. It is the first non-Pro iPad model to feature support for Apple Pencil and is mainly geared toward the education sector, but makes a great, affordable tablet as well, especially considering the Apple Pencil support.
Released earlier this week, iOS 11.4 Beta brings a couple of new features to the table and the most noticeable ones are Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2.
RBI explores feasibility of launching 'fiat' digital currency
The Bank has previously issued warnings on cryptocurrencies, the first of which was published in 2013. This, however, doesn't necessarily mean that any sort of ban on cryptocurrencies will follow.
Syrian government forces push forward, continue airstrikes
Syria's state news agency SANA said Syrian air strikes hit the town in response to rebel shelling onto the capital from Douma. It remains unclear exactly why the talks between Moscow and Jaish al-Islam have faltered.
Milky Way core may harbour thousands of black holes, study says
Over the last 12 years, Chandra has observed Sagittarius A* many times - adding up to a huge total of two weeks of exposure time. Researchers saw that it would be challenging to observe the Milky Way growing since the solar system sits in one of its arms.
A Google unit is also moving forward with a similar technology codenamed "Project Soli".
Apparently, Apple is going to achieve another milestone by letting its users to interact with their phones without tapping them. iPhone users will just need to make some gestures to perform certain tasks. Also, the new screens would curve "inward gradually from top to bottom", not along the sides like with Samsung phones, the publication said. The iPhone X's OLED screen curves slightly at the bottom, but the shape is hard to detect.
Apple's touchless gestures will be different here as well. The feature would be based on technology built into the display itself rather than via a motion sensor on the phone's bezel, like with Samsung's implementation, the person explained. Ben Lovejoy speculated how curved screens could eventually lead to a foldable iPhone, which certainly seems more practical than this. Apple launched a large-scale probe, which led to a temporary suspension at some parts plants.