This week on AI: 3D facial recognition for 'iPhone 8,' Apple Park opening in April & more

in General Discussion edited February 2017
New iPhones may still be 7 months away, but that didn't stop a host of 'iPhone 8' rumors from emerging this week. Apple meanwhile revealed the name and opening date of its new headquarters, Apple Park, and one rumor teased the possibility of an "iPad Pro 2" and more at a March event.

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Everything you need to know:

  • The "iPhone 8" could sport 3D facial recognition > >
  • A March press event might see the debut of an "iPad Pro 2" and a red iPhone 7 > >
  • Curved OLED may be MIA from the "iPhone 8" > >
  • The long-delayed "spaceship" campus is called Apple Park, and opening in April > >
  • Don't expect a Siri equivalent of the Amazon Echo or Google Home > >
  • Apple bought out Israeli facial recognition firm RealFace > >
  • Apple submitted a 14-point appeal of the European Commission's $14 billion tax ruling > >
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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:

'iPhone 8' to include game changing 3D facial recognition tech in FaceTime camera

Rumor: Apple to launch 'iPad Pro 2,' red iPhone 7, 128GB iPhone SE at March event

Apple's 'iPhone 8' may not use curved OLED due to production problems

Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 to officially be known as Apple Park, 175-acre HQ to open in April

Apple unlikely to develop an Echo-like standalone Siri speaker - report

Apple reportedly snaps up Israeli facial recognition company RealFace for $2 million

Apple files 14-point appeal against European Commission's $14 billion tax edict

Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro out of stock as refresh looms

News agencies ask court to force FBI to reveal cost, source of San Bernardino iPhone hack

Apple plans $51M expansion of Reno iCloud data center, codenamed 'Project Isabel'

Third public betas of iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4 arrive from Apple

Apple condemns Trump withdrawal of transgender bathroom use protections

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 addresses unexpected iPhone 6, 6s shutdowns

Apple says 'looking into' video of apparent iPhone 7 Plus meltdown


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    qwweraqwwera Posts: 269member
    Anyone remember that iPhone 5 that never was? The one that the site that became The Verge reported about?

    n a sketch supplied to us by a source (on which the image above is based), the home button is doing double duty as a gesture area; this falls in line with testing we've seen for gestures on the iPad, and our sources say that gestures are definitely coming in a future version of iOS. The home button will likely be enlarged, but not scrapped altogether. Furthermore, we're hearing that the screen on the device will occupy the entire (or near to it) front of the phone, meaning almost no bezel. Our source says the company is doing very "interesting things" with bonded glass technology, and has been exploring designs where the earpiece and sensors are somehow behind the screen itself, making for a device where the display is actually edge-to-edge. 
    Any of that sound familiar to current rumors?
    So this has all been in the planning for quite a while. And a design and concept that SJ himself knew about and involved with. 
    The technology was not quite there yet, and the 6 series always looked like a stopgap.
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