Apple's working on an iPhone with a Stylus. Yes, a stylus
What's up, Brian Tong here, and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
There's plenty of stuff to talk about, but let's get y'all caught up with some of the latest iPhone news first.
Now we've been hearing reports that the total number of expected iPhone X units has been decreasing for its launch because of the difficulty of manufacturing its complex True Depth camera.
But the latest report from DigiTimes says the iPhone 10 is on schedule to meet the 2017 production demand, which is different from the actual consumer demand.
Now reports even say Foxconn is starting to ship its first Finished iPhone ten units but don't be fooled.
This might be the hardest iPhone to get on launch day even if you pre order on the twenty seventh which is about a week away.
Now KGI security's Ming Chi Kuo says all of the phones Apple plans to produce now in two thousand and eighteen are likely to abandon the touch ID sensor in favor of facial recognition.
Quill was also the first one who reported that it would take two to three years for Android to match the camera for Apple's face ID.
That's right, Android will still be trailing on animojis.
Now he predicted all upcoming 2018 phones will feature the minimal bezel design of the 10, and we will no longer see any new models with the iPhone 8 and 8+ design.
We've also seen patent applications for this and according to the investor, Apple is mulling over the idea of launching an iPhone with a stylus.
Who wants a stylus?
You have to get them and put them away and you lose them.
Nobody wants a stylus.
Yeah, it looks like Apple does now.
The report says it would be a new iteration of the Apple pencil.
And the report says Apple has been recently working on a new iPhone that comes with a digital pen with the target launch of 2019.
And if we look even further dow the road, the investors also reporting that Apple's working with LG to develop an iPhone with a foldable display.
Apple is said to be working with LG so Samsung can't get ahold of their sensitive tech.
We've seen foldable displays at consumer electronic shows and rumors about a foldable Apple phone have gone as far back as December of 2016 so this isn't a surprise but guess what it's happening.
And do you know what's also happening on your iPhone?
The Nude app.
Touted as the sexiest app ever.
Now, check this out, the app automatically scan your iPhone for nudes.
Moving them to a protected vault in the app and then deleting them from both your camera roll and iCloud.
I don't have any nudes on my phone but I want to do some more research on this for you.
Now the app uses Apple's Core ML framework.
ML stands for machine learning so the images stay on your phone.
They're never moved to any server and the machine learning image recognition can happen on the device, so how does it actually learn.
It scrapes naughty sites, now Nude is a free download from the App store but requires a 99 cent per month in app purchase.
Hey guys, do you got an extra buck right now or anything?
All right, let's take a break from studio with one of the best looking correspondents I've ever seen.
Thanks Brian, that's really nice of you.
All right guys and gals, so check this out.
You know it, I travel all the time and normally I just throw all my cords and cables and accessories in my bag and it becomes this Janky, tumbled mess and this is called the Bento Stack and what makes it different and unique?
So, check it out.
Think of it like a Bento box for your gadgets and devices and accesories.
I'm going to take off this elastic piece right here, cause that's what keeps it together.
But it's a stackable, multiple compartmental...
Carrying organizer for your gadgets.
This top here, it can hold your Apple pencil.
But I didn't even realize this.
Boom, I could stand my iPhone on it like, hello iPhone.
So you have that, but also these different compartments.
You can put in your chargers, your cables.
These are slideable and adjustable compartments, as well.
It just makes it easy to organize.
One of the compartments also has, or these dividers It has a slot for two Apple watch wrist straps which I do rock.
So overall,I just thought it was something that surprise me.
It was simple and then I'm like, hey, I'm gonna look out for you all in the Apple bite to try and hook you up.
So what they done is, this case, stackable case with two compartments and two dividers.
Normally costs $50, so if you go to the link down there, we've got an Apply Byte nation special for it.
It's coming out soon, sometime in December, so there you have it.
You have these multiple compartments and dividers.
I'm stacking it back up, making it look fancy, and you know what?
Before we go, nice haircut, Bri!
That's really nice of you too.
All right in some more serious news.
You've probably heard of the widespread crack wi-fi but that makes nearly all devices, Apple Android and really millions of devices on a wi-fi network susceptible to this WPA2 wi-fi standard exploit.
It allows an attacker unauthorized access to the network.
Effectively opening up the possibility of exposing credit card information.
Personal passwords, messages, emails and practically any other data on your device.
Sounds like fun.
Now Apple says they've already patched the vulnerabilities and the exploits have been addressed in the current IOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS betas that are available for developers and will be rolling out to consumers soon.
Lucky for our good friend, macOS High Sierra You're safe.
And in the Apple management quote of the week, Apple's Eddie Cue's senior VP of Internet services and software was interviewed by Indian outlet, Live Mint.
And when asked about how some critics believe Apple's pace of innovation has slowed Over the pass decade, here's what he said.
First all of, the iPhone is 10 years old.
That is the last decade.
the iPad came after that and the Watch came after that.
So, I disagree vehemently with that And I think we've been incredible innovative.
That doesn't even take into account the work that has been done on the Mac, iOS, and MacOS, from that standpoint where I think we've led the market.
When you think of the products that we've built over time, you own a lot of them.
And you just assume that every year was a new product.
But it wasn't, you can't do revolutionary new products every two months or six months or whatever.
They take time.
You tell them Eddy.
But what was Eddy Q. supposed to say?
Yes, we have slowed down.
Now look, the iPhone and iPad were SJ's babies and was the Apple Watch really innovative?
I mean, I love the series 3, but I'll just leave it at that right there and since everyone has an opinion and we like to share them.
Let us know in the comments and I will definitely read ones next week that don't call me a ladyboy.
And speaking of innovation, this is a perfect time to wish the Mac Mini a happy third birthday.
That's right, the current Mac Mini is three years old since the last time they updated it.
Yeah, you know that was coming.
That's a bad apple.
So here's to 2018, whee.
All right, let's talk our NBA 2k18 winners from last week.
The NBA season is here and I am pumped, even if my Golden State Warriors lost the first game of the season.
But you know what, I think we'll have a real chance at the title if we just get a few more pieces Now the correct answer for last week's show for what we dropped on a homepod, was an emoji poo poo.
Congrats go out to my twitter winners.
Micheal Ludgood, Peter Aponte Jr and Smallwood0918.
Email Steven Estrada, Mickey Shih, and Miles Caine.
Who said hey Tong, I know you be puttin that poo poo emoji all over dat HomePod just like you poo poo on them haters.
That's right, I do do.
But there were so many of you who just responded on the YouTube comments section when I asked you to tweet me or email me.
And then a lot of you didn't even tell me which version you wanted.
You have to listen, people, we all have to listen to each other.
Yeah, I just went deep.
All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show.
You can email us at email@example.com or tweet me @briantong.
Thanks so much for watching, we'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple.
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