Apple could introduce a special “panic mode” to new iPhones that will allow them to shut down and go into an emergency setting if their owners are in danger.
Newly-published patents show plans to allow people to place a specific finger on their phones fingerprint sensor, shutting the phone down, alerting authorities and helping it get tracked if it has been stolen.
The phone’s panic mode could work as a traditional alarm, turning on a klaxon that would blare until users tell the phone that they’re safe.
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The panic mode could also turn on the phone’s camera and microphone, helping capture data from the robbery. It could also send information on the phone’s physical position to authorities, who could come to the aid of the phone’s owner and track down the handset.
Users would choose one of their fingers to operate the mode, and holding that down would send it into the special mode rather than unlocking it.
Apple allows people to enter five different fingerprints into their phone at the moment. If the feature were added, Apple would presumably allow people to designate one of those fingers, or an extra one, as the emergency fingerprint.
What Does ‘I’ in iPhone Means?,Did You Ever Think..?
There is no wonder that iPhone is one of the most attracted and most wanted smartphones by almost every tech freak in the world. There was never been a flop show from any iPhone till now. This has continued right from the first iPhone which was launched in 2006 by Steve Jobs. But one thing you have to know is that – iPhone is not the first Apple product which name starts with ‘i’, there are several products like iMac, iPod, iPad etc. So did you figure out the common thing in all of these? Yes, what does the ‘i’ at the front of each one of them mean?
The naming pattern began in 1998, when Steve Jobs first released the iMac. Since then, nearly all new Apple products — up until the launch of the Apple TV and the Apple Watch — have been preceded by the lowercase letter.
When Jobs first introduced the iMac, he explained the meaning behind the “i” at the computer’s launch event . In the beginning, it stood for internet. But it was so, so much more. The prefix also stood for individual, instruct, inform, and inspire. So much meaning in a single letter!
“An iMac comes from a marriage of the excitement of the internet with the simplicity of Macintosh,” he said in the announcement. we can’t even imagine a computer that does not have the capability of connecting to the internet. But, when this one first launched, there were few that did.
Since then, the “i” has moved beyond its Internet-centric meaning; Apple probably didn’t have the Internet in mind when naming the original iPod.
When the iPhone was announced in 2007, one of its three key ingredients was Internet communication, bringing the “i” back to its original intended meaning of Internet.
Almost everything Apple makes can connect to the internet now, so the consumer doesn’t actually need a reminder, but it’s still a major part of the brand. For example, when texting from iPhone to iPhone, you are iMessaging, and when you back things up remotely, you’re saving your photos and data to the iCloud
But as Apple continues to grow into other markets, including smartwatches and TV boxes, its famous prefix seems to be falling to the wayside. Instead of iWatch and iTV, we have Apple Watch and Apple TV. Perhaps this is because we no longer need to know our devices connect to the Internet — it’s something we’ve come to expect.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus Retro Edition With Dark Beige Stripes.
No strangers to creative, incredible cool things, ColorWare is back today with a look at their latest creation. Today we get a look at ColorWare’s Retro Apple Mac Paint Job On The iPhone 7. This unique design comes rocking an old school appeal and modern design, rocking all of the power and tech you are used today.
It is like any other 256GB iPhone 7 Plus out there, except for that sweet old school computer beige, rainbow-coloured Apple logo, and the lines that mimic those of the vents on the original Macintosh. As the 20th Anniversary Sony PlayStation 4 shows, there’s nothing better than OG colourways.The Retro iPhone 7 Plus is basically a regular unlocked 256GB black iPhone 7 Plus, which costs $969. ColorWare, the company that specialises in creating custom skins and designs, has added its ‘Retro’ paint job on top for an additional $930 for a total of $1,899.
The iPhone 7 Plus, with the multicoloured Apple rainbow logo at the back and the dark beige edge stripes, look gorgeous.
Apple launches limited edition 7 and 7 Plus model in new red colour..
Apple announced on Tuesday that it will begin selling an all-red special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on March 24. The handset comes with the same features and design as the original iPhone 7 models—very much still available to purchase—and starts at $749.The tech giant on Tuesday unveiled red iPhone7 and iPhone7 Plus along with new variants of iPhone SE.
The limited edition red iPhone would contribute to fund the global fight against AIDS, the Cupertino-based firm said.
“Since we began working with (RED) 10 years ago, our customers have made a significant impact in fighting the spread of AIDS through the purchase of our products, from the original iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition all the way to today’s lineup of Beats products and accessories for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch,” CEO Tim Cook said.
The new colour was brought to life in partnership with RED, he said.
“Apple is the world’s largest corporate donor to the Global Fund, contributing more than $130 million as part of its partnership with (RED),” said Deborah Dugan, (RED)’s CEO.
Product (RED) is a charity that has partnered with a number of major corporations to donate a part of their proceeds to AIDS research.
The red iPhones will come in 128GB and 256GB versions, available to order online worldwide and in stores beginning March 24 at a starting price of $749 (around Rs 49,000).
The phones will be available in India on the same day.
The new storage variants of the iPhone SE — 32GB and 128GB – replace the 16GB and 64GB models but prices remain unchanged. These, too, would be available from March 24, with a starting price of $399 (around Rs 26,000).
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