Fingerprint scanner demo shows off potential for the iPhone 8
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Brian Tong here, and welcome to the Apple Byte for everything good and bad in the world of Apple.
The big news this week is the iOS 11 public beta for the iPhone and the iPad is now available.
And I'll always tell people to try this out at your own risk because not all your apps may work properly because Guess what?
It's a beta, but if you're rocking an iPad Pro kind of like this guy right here, trust me it's really worth putting it on there to really feel how the iPad changes.
Come on, you have your docs here.
I can take an app here.
I can bring it up here, split screen that action, app on top of app.
That's just a little peek, but we'll have a more in-depth video out this week.
I've been poking around it, but long story short, iOS 11 really does transform the iPad, and come on, I love it.
Now, the iPhone 8 has been rumored to get its own fingerprint sensor embedded directly into the front glass panel.
At Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Qualcomm announced its new fingerprint sensor meters that can not only work underneath your phone's display but through metal, and glass, and even under water.
Now, Vivo showcased Qualcomm's new technology at the show running on prototype devices based on their Vivo Xplay six phone/ [INAUDIBLE] the first commercial device to use their technology in early 2018, new sensors will also use ultrasonic scanning which means they'll be able to detect a person's heartbeat and blood flow as an actual measure of security.
[LAUGH] They said blood flow.
Now it's also indicator that the tech is not only around the corner, but with Qualcomm offering the solution it's likely that Apple's figured this out on their own as well for the new iPhone 8. Now do any of you want to get excited about a new sound effect in iOS 11?
Are you that thirsty?
Yeah honestly, I know a lot of you are.
Check this out, a new charging sound discovered in iOS 11 by Max Plus on YouTube.
Could be the sound effect you hear for wirelessly charging the iPhone 8. It's called EngagePower.caf.
Here's what the normal charging sounds like first [SOUND].
And here is what Engage power sounds like, [SOUND] Did that just send tingles up your spine, or maybe somewhere else in your body?
Now let's hear it again.
[NOISE] Ooh, ooh yeah, I like that.
Now both the name and the sound of the file indicate it's related to some kind of charging purpose, but of course it's all speculation at this point.
All right, earlier rumors claim the new iPhone 8 oled 5.8 inch phone Will have a lighting connector with support for USBC power delivery.
That enables faster charging like the iPad Pro.
Barclays reports that the new iPhone will come bundled with a 10 watt power adaptor with a USBC connector and faster USBC power delivery.
Compared to the current 5 watt iPhone power adaptor.
And even the 12 watt iPad adaptor that has the slower USBA parts.
Now, this is a real move that's happening.
It's about time, and that would definitely deserve a good apple.
Okay, the future of Mac's line could be growing, if you belive the latest survey from Burto Analytics.
In a survey of 6,000 current PC owners Aged 18 years and older.
21% of Windows laptop owners and 25% of Windows desktop owners said they were planning to switch to the Mac in the next 6 months.
Not surprisingly, the respondents with an average annual income of $150,000 or higher showed the highest likelihood of making the switch.
In comparison, in their survey of Mac owners, only 2%.
So they were planning to switch in the next six months.
All right, now this week, yes, this week is the tenth anniversary when the iPhone first came out.
So I thought it would be fun if we turn back the hands of time and show you the first review from CNET of, guess what?
The very first iPhone.
Hi, I'm Kent German, Senior Editor here at cnet.com.
And Donald Bell.
And we're here with our very first look at the Apple iPhone.
It does have a touchscreen.
It's pretty unique on a cellphone, and there are absolutely no buttons except one right down here that takes you back to the home menu.
Heard a lot about this virtual keyboard that pops right up.
The only thing I was concerned about though is I really would like this keyboard to be displayed horizontally like this.
We'll just look at the photos.
So I'll select that picture of Donald.
See there he is and there's this nice zoom in.
And pinch your fingers together and you can see the picture gets close.
But of course this is the iPhone, it's all about music and video in a lot of ways.
Go over to Donald.
All right, you can find your music.
You can turn it into landscape mode here.
You can flip through your music using Cover Flow.
Find an album you wanna play.
Double click on it, find the track you want to play, click on that, and it's already playing.
It's a great device, I just wish it was a stand alone iPod.
What's wrong with the phone?
The phone's great, sometimes you know you just want to be alone with your music.
Phones are good.
And that's your very first look at the Apple iPhone.
That's awesome like it's always fun looking back at Kent German and Donald Bell from those days and see you have to imagine the technology was so advanced that it took two people to do the video review.
All right, that's it for this week's show.
You can email us at email@example.com or tweet me @briantong.
You know what, before we go, can we hear that power engaged sound again?
[SOUND] This tickles.
All right, thanks so much for watching.
We'll catch you all next time for a bite of the apple.