9to5Mac reports that they’re seeing hits from iOS 7.1.1 devices on their web servers, which indicates thatÂ Apple may beÂ preparing to release an update soon.
Google unveiled its experimental “Project Tango” smartphone earlier this year, and its 3D indoor and outdoorÂ mapping technology was rumored to be powered byÂ the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip. This turned out to be true. However, a recent teardown revealed that the device is also powered by Apple technology, namely theÂ PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip.
Apple along with HTC, Motorola, Huawei and other have committed to curbing smartphone theft by entering into the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, reports CNET. This anti-theft measure proposed by the CTIA trade group requires a handset maker to pre-install or make available a tool for disabling a phone that has been lost or stolen.
Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff believes Apple won’t be designing a baseband chip for its iPhone or iPad anytime soon For the foreseeable future, the company will continue to use off-the-shelf silicon to meet its cellular needs. Qualcomm currently supplies Apple with its baseband hardware, which manages the phone’s radio functions and allows it to connect with cellular networks.