Apple's working on a different wireless charging method for the iPhoneWirelessly charging your iPhone while walking around in a room? All signs point to yes. Plus: Apple's software still has bugs and it's a bad look. And spinning an iMac on one finger!
[MUSIC] What's happening Brian Tong here. Welcome to the AppleByte for all the good and bad inside world of Apple. Let's get to it and we start with more iPhone news. But not iPhone 7 stuff, we're talking iPhone 8 or whatever they call the 10th anniversary edition phone. Now The Verge reports that Apple is staffing up on wireless charging experts, including a couple from wireless charging startup uBeam and has hired more than a dozen overall in the last two years. Earlier reports from Bloomberg claimed Apple was looking to finally add wireless charging to its phones In 2017. I repeat in 2017. Now with a more advanced technology that would allow you to really walk around a room and have the phone charging the entire time. That's a type of tech [INAUDIBLE] was working on. Now Apple filed patents around this concept back in 2010 With the idea that you PC could be the main charging station using your field magnetic resonance. So, we'll see how this plays out. Plus, the [UNKNOWN] free iPhone we talked about last week might be even a closer reality after Patently Apple discovered a third Apple publish pan filed back in March that describe three different types of fingerprint sensors. One of them would allow the reader to be embedded into the display But would be even more accurate than the current touch ID sensor used today. It would use ultrasonic imaging that's the least common fingerprint scanning tech, but the most accurate, by sending ultrasound waves through the X and Y axis of a plate of glass. Now a finger impeding those waves would then measure the alteration in the wave pattern, so just two more reasons to maybe hold off for the tenth anniversary iPhone. We don't really know anything yet but it feels like it's going to be a big deal. Alright WWW DC is just a month away and we've always seen new things added to Mac OS 10. And there's still a long standing rumor that they'll shrink the name down to Macos. Now we've heard about Siri integration and Mac rumor sources reveals a colorful wave form icon for the doc on the menu bar it will look like the word Siri, which looks really stupid to me if this is final. And it just can't be that. And we also know the hey Siri Voice activation command will work. Yes, I deliberately paused to see how many of your phones and devices went off. WWDC takes place from June 13 to the 17 with the key note on that Monday the 13. There's also been a ongoing issue affecting a small amount of users, where the combination of Apple Music and iTunes It's potentially deleting entire music collections for some people, like James Pinkstone, who lost his entire 122 gig music collection. Tear. Now, Apple recently confirmed the music deletion glitch to the loop, with a fix coming in the next week, but we don't really know what's going to happen to those files. Can you say bad apple? Now Itunes 12.4 was released this week with an update that's interface and navigation. It's still not a major overhaul to the app but there's no word it if actually fixes the glitch. So, if you want to to get more in depth about this you can always check out our weekly applebites extra crunchy audio podcast that expands on everything from this show and more, so check it out. It's good, like 5 star's good. Shameless plug I know. All right in [UNKNOWN] 9.3.2 update released in the first week of may brought back the ability for night shift mode and low power mode to work together again. But its' been plaguing 9.7" iPad pro customers with crashing issues and some of them are even being bricked after the update. That's a bad apple. Now, Apple again has acknowledged this and says it's looking into a small number of reports. So this is another update that will most likely require another update. See? Now I'm actually not so mad about the 9.7 inch iPad Pro. [MUSIC] I love my 12.9 inches. [SOUND] Plus Apple just released OS 10, 10.11.5 two months after the release of 10.11.4, that also had widespread reports of system freezes, that appear to be affecting early 2015 13 inch Macbook pros. And mid 2015, 15 inch Macbook pros. Yes this is getting ugly. See These bugs are getting bad with apples. I'm not making this up. It just feels like quality control is getting a lot worse when it comes to software overall with Apple specifically these days. Maybe it's because there are so many more devices, a weaker team and a lack of resources, but this is no bueno. Okay. Let's lighten things up with this awesome video from my first Apple biter of the week, Mr. Franko Fresh. He sent me this video of this special trick he can do with his MacBook. [MUSIC] What? That's a MacBook son, but then, he took it to a whole other level with his iMac. [MUSIC] Aah! Franco. A freaking iMac. You so cray cray. And you are my Applebyter of the week. Now, I'm open to submissions from all of you to tell me why you should be the Applebyter of the week. So just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @briantong Maybe you have a talent, or no talent or just a crazy apple collection. Whatever it is. If it's good enough I'll feature you. Also cute children and pets might get a temporary advantage. Unless you're spinning iMacs. All right. That's gonna do it for this week's show. I have to save the Mortal Combat movie title giveaway for next week. So keep sending me your ideas if you want to be a part of it. Thanks so much for watching. We'll catch you all next time for a bite out of the apple.>> [MUSIC]