Tag: sensor

Apple interested in Sony’s 3D camera sensor technology, report says

Apple has reportedly expressed interest in 3D camera sensors produced by existing supplier Sony, hardware that utilizes accurate time of flight technology instead of the structured light solution currently deployed… Read more »

Glucose sensor app said to be first third-party title to access Apple iPhone’s NFC

An app for Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose reader is said to be the first third-party iOS title to make use of the NFC chip in Apple’s iPhone, previously reserved only… Read more »

‘Galaxy S9’ packaging leak hints at single rear camera sensor with variable aperture

Samsung’s upcoming ‘Galaxy S9’ smartphone may include a dual-pixel rear camera with a variable aperture, according to an image allegedly showing part of the mobile device’s packaging, which also claims… Read more »

Apple developing new 3D sensor system for 2019 iPhone rear camera, according to Bloomberg

Bloomberg today reports that Apple is developing a new 3D sensor system for the 2019 iPhone. This sensor would work differently to the TrueDepth sensor system used for Face ID… Read more »

Philips Hue retroactively adds HomeKit features to tap, dimmer switch and motion sensor

Philips is retroactively adding HomeKit support and features to several existing Hue accessories through the latest software update. Hue tap, dimmer switch, and motion sensor all gain compatibility with Apple’s… Read more »

Supply chain remains skeptical Apple can embed Touch ID fingerprint sensor into ‘iPhone 8’ OLED display

A list of 10 features that the "iPhone 8" will have — or lack — has been published by noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who believes Apple will not embed a… Read more »

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S8 bests iPhone 7 despite ‘awkwardly placed’ rear fingerprint sensor & more

Consumer Reports today is out with its latest smartphone ratings, highlighting recent releases from Samsung. The iPhone 7 is also in the mix, even though it’s nearing 9 months on… Read more »

Elgato launching Eve Degree, a miniature HomeKit temperature & humidity sensor w/ display

Elgato is expanding its lineup of HomeKit sensors with its new, Bluetooth-connected Eve Degree temperature and humidity monitor. Eve Degree is a miniature, wall-mountable sensor with a built-in display for… Read more »

Apple secretly patched iPhone vulnerability allowing unauthorized collection of sensor data

Apple in 2016 issued a fix for a website-based iOS exploit that could’ve allowed hackers to collect sensor data from iPhones, and potentially learn many things about their targets —… Read more »

Apple patents screen tech capable of reading fingerprints without dedicated sensor

An Apple patent grant on Tuesday suggests the company is looking to leverage its LuxVue acquisition to integrate display technology capable of reading a user’s fingerprint without a dedicated sensor,… Read more »

Future Apple Watches might use heart rate sensor to identify owner, feature wrist gesture control

A pair of Apple inventions published on Thursday reveal work on a next-generation Apple Watch model capable of identifying a user with its heart rate sensor, and detecting wrist movements… Read more »

Apple patents fingerprint sensor that works through displays, hints at ‘iPhone 8’ tech

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent that, if recent rumors are to be believed, might make its way into next year’s iPhone model. Specifically, the company now owns IP… Read more »

ASE taps into Apple supply chain with iPhone 7 fingerprint sensor, Apple Watch S2 chip orders

Apple’s fall of 2016 product lineup has proven to be a major boon for supplier Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, as the Taiwan-based company is reportedly providing key silicon for both the… Read more »