The Apple Watch 5 may get a feature we've been dreaming about
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The Apple Watch 5 may get a feature we've been dreaming about

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Sleep checking on the Apple Watch the very first benchmarks for the iPhone 11 are in and that one more thing. This is our last show before the event and my last show for a while. So I brought in some reinforcement and we're going to have some fun. Lexi will be joining me today. And then she'll be taken over for a few months while I'm on maternity leave. In case you guys haven't noticed. So Lexi, take it away. Don't worry. I'll hold down the fort for you Vanessa and of course, a big, big congratulations on the new addition. We're all so excited. Now let's get to the final rumours. First off, More Apple Watch leaks now we've been scouring the internet for months looking for clues about what new feature this 2019 Apple Watch can bring. And this week we're finally getting a clear picture of what to expect. Now 9to5Mac reports via sources inside Apple on a Sleep tracking feature codenamed burrito I like that one that will track your sleep and the quality of the sleep using the sensors within the Apple Watch like the microphone and of course the heart rate sensor. Now this is not the first time any company has done this, but What's interesting about this sleep feature in particular is that it doesn't seem to require any new hardware from Apple and may actually be backwards compatible with older devices. So what has been taking so long? There will be apparently a new sleep app in the watch. And then you can also see your metrics within the Health app on your phone. And of course, let's not forget that that battery was pretty much the number one reason why sleep tracking hadn't been previously available on the Apple Watch before now at least natively and that's still going to be an issue apparently because According to Mac rumors you're still gonna need at least 30 percent battery life on your Apple Watch before you go to bed. So, it actually says that you might be getting prompts throughout the day to charge your watch before bedtime. Or at the office, who knows. The thing is, it's still gonna be an issue, especially if it comes to the older Apple Watches because they're not getting a larger battery. So we're just gonna have to wait and see how this plays out. Maybe invest in some more chargers? Or here's another thought. Use your second Apple Watch To track your sleep, [UNKNOWN] You have multiple watches, right? So it will be really interesting to see how Apple sleep tracking feature compares with competitors like Fitbit, and even Samsung who have been doing this for a long time now. So that's still doesn't answer the question though, whether or not we're getting a brand new series five this year, or just a refresh to the old series for because. It is backwards compatible. That means that they may not actually launch new hardware this year. Or maybe the new series five does have that better battery life and that is going to be the draw to get you to buy the series five this year because it's going to be only one that gets it gets you through the day without having to recharge and be able to track your sleep. Fingers crossed for a new series five with better battery life. What do you think? Though. I think it's gonna be what the room is appointed to those two finishes and perhaps series for special edition SE or an S, something like that. Now we've also been getting a few last minute tidbits about the iPhone 11 which is rumored to go from three to four gigs of RAM this year. 95 Mac got its hands on what is supposed to be the first geek bench test results of the iPhone 10 a sequel So at this point, we think it's rumored to be called the iPhone 11. Now there's good news and there's bad news about this report. The silver lining here is that the iPhone 11 will get a performance boost over last few years 10R. As you would expect, it's about 12% faster for single core tasks. However, multi core results remain basically the same. Now if these results are real then nine to five Max's it's this would actually be the smallest year over year. Jump In raw iPhone CPU performance, at least in recent history. So here's hoping that those are not real results and that will be pleasantly surprised once these phones actually go to market. To me the more interesting news or at least the iPhone news of the week is the fact that the iPhones might finally get that designated low light or night mode. Finally, so as not room as points out Some internal strings in the iOS 13 build indicate that we might be getting a low light mode within the default camera app, which is for me, very exciting. But here's the catch, we don't know if it will be exclusive to the new iPhones or backwards compatible with older iPhones that are running iOS 13. Now Vanessa, I know you've just finished testing out the new Galaxy Note 10 plus with a dedicated night mode against the iPhone tennis Max, which doesn't have a night mode and you can find that video right over here. But We'll find it later But in short what did you find? So low light is defiantly one those areas where the ten S max needed some improvement. The note does look a lot brighter in low light with that night mode activated. However I will say that given that it is last years model the ten S max didn't do terribly So it did produce more natural looking color than the note, and that's something that we've seen with Galaxy phones before. But it does look a lot dimmer and it did have more noise. So I think, to be able to compete with phones like the Pixl 3 and now the Pixl 4 coming, and all of Samsung's new phones it does need That designated low light feature. That said my one request would be that they do make it backwards compatible with other iPhones although let's be honest this is Apple. It's probably going to be exclusive to the newer models to get you to buy them. And finally there's always time for Apple's famous. One more thing. Now we've heard rumors about a completely new product category from Apple. Maybe an AR/VR headset, or just an Apple TV update, or maybe a tiny little tracker to keep tabs on all your personal items. Okay, so MacRumors reports that and internal build of iOS 13 Suggests that the Apple ARVR headset is still in the works thanks to a number of references to AR including an app called STARTester, that can supposedly switch in and out of a head mounted mode. And there is also an icon in the find my app which shows an ARVR headset icon that kind of looks a lot like Google's cardboard if you remember that. Interesting. So here's the thing the [UNKNOWN] headset has been rumoured for a while now. And Apple did have a designated team for this. However, there had been some internal turmoil, as of late, and the head of this team left the company. So we were a little bit worried that it wasn't gonna happen, or at least that it wasn't gonna happen anytime soon. So this definitely is good news for that AR/VR headset. However, I still don't think that we are gonna see it at this event. So I think the product that is more likely is maybe that refresh to the Apple TV. Now, 9to5Mac got a tip saying that the new box Could use HDMI 2.1 and a tweet from a user Longhorn says it may use the A12 processor, aka the one that's in the iPhone currently. Now it would make sense for Apple to refresh the Apple TV given that it's about to launch that new streaming service. Apple TV plus and the Apple Arcade gaming service. And the last time that we got a new Apple TV box was the 4k update back in 2017. So Has it been that long. Yeah it's been two years already. So we are urge for an update as small as it might be. Or you ready for this one? Yeah. Apple maybe ready to enter the big leagues with its own take on the tile tracker. You mean the little leagues, cuz tile trackers are really smaller? Yeah, that was a joke. [LAUGH] [LAUGH] So Macroom has also found from this same internal build [UNKNOWN] that Apple Maybe ready to release it's own bluetooth tracker to help you keep track of all your lost stuff.>> But this one unlike the tile tracker would be, wait for it, round.>> So it would work with the new find my app, and the tracker would make the sound when you pin it from your phone just like the tile The tracker, all of those other Bluetooth tools that are available currently. Now, the more interesting part of this not so interesting announcement is that there's also talk of an AR element. Right, so we've all been in a situation where we've lost Stuff around the house. So with this feature, you would supposedly be able to scan the room, with the phone's camera, and look for an icon in the real space, like say a balloon in this instance. Now this is pretty much exactly how the The Pixie tracker, which also is a worked, I will not just put this out there, it's like it was sort of hitting this didn't really work some of the time, some of the time it was spot on. And again, I don't know how useful this is for me, but I think your your target, I'm just impressed that you've actually reviewed a tracker before. So now we know who's going to review that Apple tracker at CNET once it launches, so Stay tuned for that. All right, here's what you need to know for the day of the Apple event CNET's live show will start an hour before the event. That's 9 AM Pacific Time on YouTube and on CNET. COM. The keynote itself will start at 10 AM Pacific which you can follow along on our lifelock or on Apple's live stream, and then make sure to stick around for our post show analysis right after the keynote. As soon as that's done, we're gonna have all your first takes and Lexi will give you a full debrief after the event. Now that does it for me. Thank you all so much for watching and I really look forward to seeing you all in January. Until then, you can come back every Thursday for more apple core with Lexi I'm gonna miss you.

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