Iris scanning tech coming to the next iPhone? Video
Iris scanning tech coming to the next iPhone? Video Transcript
What's up, I'm Brian Tong and welcome to the Applebyte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. Now before we get to the stories, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh. That's right. It's the PC that started a revolution and really put Apple on the map on January 25th, 1984. Now, the Macintosh also starred in one of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials of all time and half of you watching this weren't even born yet. But if you missed out, you can still haunt them down for around $1500 on eBay if you're lucky for a piece of Apple history. All right, let's get to the show and if you haven't noticed, technology has made huge and leaves some balance since 1984, you know, just a tiny myth. But according to multiple reports, iris scanning might be the next edition to Apple's biometric roadmap with their recent high range especially with biometrics being rumored to have a key role in Apple's upcoming iWatch. Samsung has already confirmed they're developing their own iris scanning tech for upcoming smartphones as well. Now, iris scanning has already been adapted in other countries and will also be faser compared to touch ID since you don't need to make physical contact with the surface that sometimes a wet finger doesn't give an accurate reading. Now, it's not expected to be ready for the next iPhone release, Apple could even use the current tech already built in their phone to make it happen, but it's still not coming any time soon and we'll keep an eye on the story for you. All right, Apple seeded the 4th beta for iOS 7.1 to developers with subtle interface tweaks like slide to lock and slide to power off having new animations, but the biggest leak comes from developer, Steven Troughton-Smith who posted images of what appears to be an update for Apple's iOS in the car interface. The purported images now feature a darker header that highlights text better compared to the current images on Apple's website with the Mercedes Benz, Honda, and Nissan listed as some of the initial launch partners. Now, mobile operating systems in the car is going to be just another battleground between Apple and Google in 2014 and if Toyota will actually produce this FT-1 concept with iOS, just for me I will promise to drive it everyday for the rest of my life. And let's not forget our obligatory iPhone 6 rumor of the week. According to Cowen and Company analyst they claimed the iPhone 6 is locked in to ship with a 4.8-inch display. It will include the faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard and will offer other key software innovations and I have never heard that one before. However, let's check out the quick bytes. It's been snowing in the East Coast and no one knows this better than Apple's 5th Avenue Store in New York after a snowblower accidentally knocked into its glass cube faÃ§ade and shattered one of its large glass panels. The cost to replace that panel on a roughly $450,000 and that hurts daddy. But don't worry this store is of course still open. Also according to Belgian retailer, Apple's Mac mini that's been right for an update since the last one in October of 2012 will be coming by the end of February. This has not been confirmed anywhere else, but the Mac mini is the only Mac that's still hasn't transitioned over the Intel's Haswell chip set. And Apple's Mac Pro shipping estimates have now slipped out all the way to March in many countries including the U.S., Mexico and Canada, but if you can't get your hands on one right away, just do it this German Mac user did. Now, he created his own Mac Pro Hackintosh replica using, yes, an actual trash can. Let's check out these pictures. They show off some of the detail and work that when into making it. It's not nearly as powerful as Apple's Mac Pro, but it's an impressive job either way, but a little bit of that red spray paint detail. And guy's, we're doing another Applebyte giveaway this week. Check out this sweet, thin folio case with keyboard for the iPad Air from our friends at Kensington. It's perfect for traveling and let's be honest you want the purple one. All you have to do is email us at the email@example.com or tweet @briantong and tell me what was the song the dancers were dancing too at the end of last week's show that really got my attention. We'll randomly select five winners and announce them next week. All right, that's gonna do for this week's show. I'm Brian Tong. Thanks for watching and we'll catch you next week for another byte of the Apple. And yeah guys, I love my Niners and we're going to the Super Bowl next year.
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