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Apple may move the Fingerprint Reader to the back of the phone for iPhone 8

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The Apple logo is shown above a store location entrance, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in Dallas. Apple is schedule to release their iPhone 5S on Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez), VOA

San Francisco April 20, 2017: A new diagram of iPhone 8 suggests that Apple may move the fingerprint reader to the back of the phone and the camera modules also appear to have changed.

“Apart from relocating the fingerprint reader, Apple may also add a dual-camera module that sits vertically on the back of the phone,” CNBC.com reported on Thursday.

The change in camera modules might add some sort of augmented reality (AR) function.

Apple’s next generation iPhone 8 is rumoured to sport a bold new design and would feature an OLED display full of holes.

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“The patent filed by Apple for ‘Electronic devices having displays with openings’ describes a method by which various components can be mounted behind perforations in a device screen that are so small as to be imperceptible to the human eye. This arrangement would allow engineers to design a smartphone or tablet with a true edge-to-edge, or full-face display,” appleinsider.com reported earlier this year.

The company will also bring “True Color iPad Pro” screen technology to its smartphones for the first time that uses advanced four-channel ambient light sensors to automatically adapt the colour and intensity of the display to match the light in your environment.

The full spectral sensing ambient light sensor will be added across the iPhone 7S, iPhone 7S Plus and iPhone 8. (IANS)

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Over 300 iPhone X stolen near San Francisco Apple Store

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Over 300 iPhone X stolen near San Francisco Apple Store

San Francisco, Nov 2,2017: How to get an iPhone X, which is reportedly facing a huge supply gap, without getting into a beeline? Well, you steal it before it enters the store.

This is what happened in San Francisco, where thieves stole more than 300 iPhone X devices worth over $370,000 (Dh 1,359,010).

According to a report by CNET on Thursday, the three thieves stole Apple’s new smartphones from a UPS truck parked outside a San Francisco Apple Store.

The truck was delivering 313 of Apple iPhone X devices that costs $999 a piece (for 64GB varient), the report cited the police as saying.

In India, iPhone X will be available in stores from Friday at a starting price of Rs 89,000 (64GB).

People could find their iPhones with Apple’s “Find My iPhone” and remote lockout features which caused a drop in stolen devices. So thieves are getting iPhones before these services are set up.

Meanwhile, US-based package delivery company UPS said it was working with the law enforcement investigating the theft.(IANS)

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Do you know the iPhone X screen repair cost in India?

Indian iPhone users can only get the screen repaired or the handset completely replaced as Apple does not provide any other damage repair in India

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The Apple launch event Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017 celebrating the 10th anniversary of iPhone. IANS

New Delhi, October 30, 2017: Apple iPhone X was witnessed record-breaking demand. The iPhone X, which had been available for pre-orders since October 27 is all set to hit stores for sale globally starting November 3.

In India, iPhone X was completely sold on several e-commerce websites like Flipkart within thirty minutes of going live. If you are among the very few people who have got their hands on this new-age product, you must consider holding on to its tightly. With its exorbitant price and the tough competition to avail it, the iPhone X gives you one more reason why you should be extra careful while using it – the sky-high price to take care of accidental screen damage.

According to reports, in the US, an individual will have to pay a hefty sum of $279 (approx. Rs 18,100) to replace a damaged iPhone X screen. For comparison, screen replacement for the iPhone 6 costs users $129 (approx. Rs 8,300) and the cost to get it done for iPhone 8 is $169 (approx. Rs 11,000).

Additionally, if your iPhone X is out of warranty, any repairs can cost you as much as 549 (approx Rs. 35,600) compared to $349 for the iPhone 8 (approx. Rs 22,600) and $399 (approx. Rs 25,900) for the iPhone 8 Plus.

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Authorized Apple resellers in India are yet to confirm the costs for replacing the iPhone X screen. However, users are already anticipating high prices. As far as screen repair cost is concerned, iPhone 8 Plus is placed at Rs 20,000 and AppleCare cost is Rs 4,500.

It is important to note here that Indian iPhone users can only get the screen repaired or the handset completely replaced as Apple does not provide any other damage repair in India. However, iPhone users can avail AppleCare which gives me an additional two-year warranty on the purchased device. This can significantly help lower repair costs.

India is one of the most expensive markets to buy the new iPhone X and looking at current trends, it seems damage to your iPhone X won’t come easy on the pocket either.

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World Get Ready! iPhone ‘X’, iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 are Finally Here! Apple Products’ Launch on the 10th Anniversary of iPhone Live Updates

The event was hosted for the first time at the opulent Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California

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The Apple launch event celebrating the 10th anniversary of iPhone. IANS

San Francisco, September 13, 2017 : Living up to the hype it generated on the 10th anniversary of iPhone, Apple on Tuesday unveiled iPhone ‘X’ with facial recognition system, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, new Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K.

The device can be pre-ordered from October 27 will be available from November 3 for Rs 89,000 in India.

Hosting the event for the first time at the opulent Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, the tech giant introduced iPhone ‘X’ – an ultra-premium model.

iPhone ‘X’ sports a unique “FaceID” facial recognition system to unlock the device. Just look at your phone to unlock it. The feature is enabled by a ‘True Depth’ camera system in the A11 neural engine.

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Apple iPhone ‘X’ mockup. Wikimedia

Wearing a hat, glasses or new hairstyle will not fool the FaceID system that also works with Apple Pay.

The device with 2046 X 1125 resolution supports HDR in Dolby Vision, HDR10 and True Tone and comes in Space Grey and Silver colours with ‘Super Retina’ display.

Users can tap on the screen to wake up iPhone X that has 12MP dual-camera system with deeper pixels and dual optical image stablisation at the rear. iPhone ‘X’ does wireless charging via Qi technology.

The iPhone 8 features a new 6-core A11 Bionic processor which is 70 per cent faster than the previous A10.

Apple also introduced Animoji where users can animate an emoji and share it on social media.

Apple also showcased a charging mat called ‘AirPower’ that charges iPhone, Watch and AirPods. The mat would be available from next year.

The tech giant also introduced iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (in Silver, Space Grey and Rose Gold colours) that house wireless charging technology with an improved retina displays.

iPhone 8 64GB price costs Rs 64,000 while 256GB variant will be available for Rs 77,000.

iPhone 8 Plus starts at Rs 73,000 for 64GB. The 256GB variant will cost Indian users Rs 86,000. People can pre-order the devices from September 15 and the phones will be available from September 29.

The iPhone 8 features a new 6-core A11 Bionic processor which is 70 per cent faster than the previous A10.

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus – both still have home button intact — feature new sensors. The lenses feature f1.8 and f2.8 apertures (which is brighter than the 7 Plus telephoto) in the iPhone 8 Plus.

According to Philip W. Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, the iPhone 8 cameras and the A11 Bionic chip have been calibrated for Augmented Reality (AR).

Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, unveiled Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular connectivity built in.

Apple Watch Series 3 will cost Rs 29,900 with cellular connectivity. Series 1 is now priced at 21,900.

“You can keep the same number as your iPhone to make and receive calls. Maps will work on Series 3. Location will switch over to your watch automatically,” Williams told the gathering.

Apple Music will come to Apple Watch, allowing you to stream directly 40 million songs. Ask Siri to find your favourite track.

“With 50 per cent year-on-year growth, Apple Watch is the number one watch brand in the world, eclipsing Rolex, with 97 per cent customer satisfaction,” CEO Tim Cook announced.

Cook also introduced the new Apple TV 4K, designed to deliver a stunning cinematic experience at home.

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Apple CEO Time Cook. Wikimedia

With support for both 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR), Apple TV 4K features unbelievably sharp, crisp images.

With Apple TV 4K, viewers can enjoy a growing selection of 4K HDR movies on iTunes.

“Bring the magic of the cinema straight to your living room with the new Apple TV 4K,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services.

Netflix and Amazon Prime 4K videos are coming to Apple TV as well.

Apple TV 4K starts Rs 15,900 for 32GB or Rs 17,900 for 64GB, joining Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB at Rs 12,900, available through select Apple Authorised Resellers.

Customers will be able to order both Apple TV 4K models beginning September 15, with availability beginning September 22 in the US and 21 additional countries and regions, and worldwide soon after.

Earlier, dedicating the theatre to Jobs “because we loved him and because he loved days like this,” Cook said: “Jobs’ vision and passion lives here on Apple Park and everywhere around us”. (IANS)