San Jose, California plays hosts to this year’s WWDC, Apple announced this week. Meanwhile, we’ve heard more rumors about the next iPhone and Apple TV.
Trending, Feb. 12-18, 2017
WWDC 2017 announcement
New Apple TV
Apple plans on introducing a fifth-generation Apple TV later this year. Internally codenamed “J105,” the new set-top box “will be capable of streaming ultra-high-definition 4K and more vivid colors,” according to Bloomberg.
The critical report said that adding 4K won’t be enough to turn the “gadget into a groundbreaking, iPhone-caliber product.”
We would agree.
WWDC 2017 announced
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held the week of June 5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It’s the first WWDC outside of San Francisco in 13 years.
Registration for the event will begin March 27.
The iPhone “Function Area”
Will the “iPhone 8” say goodbye to the Touch ID/Home button and hello to a “function area”? Reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has recently shared new predictions in a note to investors.
As previously rumored, Kuo believes the handset will feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen with nearly no bezels. That will enable Apple to make the phone the same physical size as the current iPhone 7.
Taking place of the Home button and Touch ID sensor will be a “function area” that will offer some type of virtual buttons. Kuo implies that instead of fingerprint recognition, the “iPhone 8” will offer some type of new biometric technology. Iris or some other type of facial recognition has previously been rumored for the handset.
Around the App Store
New game preview
Where Cards Fall, a new game from Alto’s Adventure developer Snowman along with The Game Band, will officially arrive this fall for the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and PC.
Described as a coming of age story, gamers will need to build numerous house of cards using puzzles that will help bring memories of adolescence to life.
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