As Apple reportedly ramps up work to ship an augmented reality headset in 2020, it has acquired a startup from Montreal, Canada that could help it get there. TechCrunch has learned that Apple has acquired Vrvana, maker of the Totem headset — which had rave reviews but never shipped. The deal was for around $30 million, two sources […]
Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones were discovered at the scene: older push-button LG and what local news described as a “blood spattered” Apple iPhone SE. Now local law enforcement has served Apple with a search warrant in order to […]
The visitor center for Apple’s new spaceship campus is now open to the public — and we just got the grand tour.
Enlarge (credit: Samuel Axon) The iPhone X’s front-facing TrueDepth sensor array could be used for more than just Face ID authentication, and it fits neatly into Apple’s broader march into augmented reality on the iPhone, but the iPhone X’s rear camera still uses a combination of motion sensors and two rear cameras for AR. That […]
Apple has released its first diversity and inclusion report since naming Denise Young Smith as VP of diversity and inclusion in May. It’s also Apple’s first report since Donald Trump took the office of President of the United States. Let’s get into the numbers, which are as of July 2017. Apple is still 32 percent […]
As iPhone X launch day dawns around the world and queues reach their peak, visitors to Apple stores become the first to get their hands on the new phone.
Apple TV 4K saw the set-top box leap into the same league as its rivals. But, despite getting so much right, the device still had a handful of flaws — among them its one video output fits all functionality. AV enthusiasts cried foul, and it seems Ap…
Apple reportedly has reduced the accuracy of the iPhone X Face ID feature to speed up production. It’s not clear how much the new specs will reduce Face ID’s efficacy, but if the reporting is accurate, there could be problems recognizing changes in facial hair, glasses and other ancillary features, suggested Gerrit Schneemann, senior analyst […]
Early reports have pointed to a shortage of iPhone X units at launch, but Apple issued a press release this morning assuring customers that the ultra-premium handset will, in fact, be available for walk-in customers on launch day. Though they’re “encouraged to arrive early.” In other words, if you want one, line up. That last […]