• Read why Apple is using its own design for a very important 5G iPhone component

    5 days ago - By Phone Arena

    A new report states that Apple has decided to go ahead and design its own 5G antennas for the upcoming 2020 iPhone models expected to be unveiled this September. An anonymous source familiar with Apple's plans says that the company decided not to use Qualcomm's QTM 525 millimeter-wave antenna module because of its looks. Apple is aiming for a sleek industrial design for the iPhone 12 series.
    Thanks to its many legal issues with chipmaker Qualcomm, Apple went through the beginning of last year desperately seeking a source of 5G modem chips. While Apple turned ...
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  • Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality

    Apple now lets you shop directly in augmented reality

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    This week, Apple began rolling out a new update to its Quick Look augmented reality tool, letting iPhone and iPad users check out products in AR and then buy them directly.
    Quick Look already let retailers offer an AR preview of their products by uploading a flat sticker or 3D product model so shoppers could see how a product might look in a real-world space. Now, TechCrunch says that retailers can add a new button into that AR preview, which could let a customer immediately buy that product using Apple Pay, for example.
    Home Depot, Wayfair, and 1-800-Flowers already support Quick Look...
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  • Top Apple insider sheds some new light on iPhone 12 feature set

    Top Apple insider sheds some new light on iPhone 12 feature set

    5 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Truth be told, it's probably a bit too soon to start speculating - with any type of authority - as to what type of hardware Apple's iPhone 12 will ship with. Aside from the obvious - we know the iPhone 12 will boast a 5G modem and an A14 processor - much of the iPhone 12's feature set remains up for debate.
    To this point, a report from earlier in the week relayed that Apple recently stopped sending engineers to China to participate in Engineering Validation Tests on account of the coronavirus. Notably, EVT is one rung below Design Validation Testing which is where Apple locks down the...
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