Apple is planning to upgrade camera resolution and setup in iPhones, to be unveiled this year.
While the front camera would be upgraded from 7MP to 12MP, triple-camera setup would be implemented in the 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, along with a new super-wide 12MP lens, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, famous Apple expert and predictor.
Both super-wide and front camera lenses will be coated black to make them blend better with the surrounding bezel for an “inconspicuous” look, 9To5Mac reported on Saturday. Thus, it would be almost impossible to see the new lens, improving the apparent aesthetic symmetry.
The new front camera will be included in all three new 2019 iPhones, whose names remain undisclosed. Apple is expected to officially announce new iPhones in the Fall, likely at a September media event, the report noted. (IANS)
When Apple CEO Tim Cook says a four-year degree is not necessary to be proficient at coding, he means it. Ask young Indian tech innovators and you would immediately find the answer.
Apart from empowering developers via its Bengaluru-based App Accelerator, Apple has taken another significant leap: nurturing young talent in coding across schools and colleges in India.
“After I got admission in the Macro Vision Academy (Apple Distinguished School) in Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh for Grade 11, I continued my iOS app development.
“I am currently working on an e-portfolio app wherein class teachers can fill the students’ report about his or her skills and educational topics. The app currently works on my school Wi-Fi,” Jay Firke told IANS.
Firke, who started coding three years ago and is working on an Augmented Reality (AR) game, aims to make the most at Apple’s annual flagship Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next month in San Jose, California.
“I want to learn more about ARKit 2 and other Apple technologies. This is my first time at WWDC and I am excited,” Firke added.
Apple offers free WWDC scholarships to the next generation of developers and this year, 16 students from India would be part of the event.
The young Indian coders are thrilled at the opportunity to see and learn technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (Core ML) and Augmented Reality (AR) to build next generation of apps that would make our life easy.
India has one of the most vibrant and exciting iOS developer communities, with tens of thousands of developers who have already created nearly 100,000 apps for the App Store worldwide.
Meet Ashwath Prasanna, a 13-year-old who already has five apps in the Apple App Store.
Mentored by the App Accelerator in Bengaluru, he runs workshops to get his peers interested in coding, create awareness in the school about e-safety and collaborate with teachers on how new apps can be used in teaching.
He is currently developing an app called Swift swiftly — an interactive media book with video snippets and reading material which would be an easy reference for those trying to learn Swift.
“Swift Playgrounds helped me understand how to build apps that solved a problem. It’s easy and fun and I basically taught myself,” said Prasanna.
Developed by Delhi-based Vidit Bhargava who was a student scholar in 2016 and attended WWDC, “VectorPad” app turns your designs into Vector Graphics and 3D extrusions — be it sketches on paper or drawings made in an illustration app.
Using Apple ARKit, “VectorPad” also lets you generate 3D Extrusions from your sketches or image files.
“You can also edit the 3D object to change its size and materials that are physically rendered and offer a real and authentic outlook to your 3D Drawing,” said Bhargava.