iPhone 5G rumors, Touch ID, Apple's butterfly keyboard suit on the AppleInsider podcast

in General Discussion edited August 2020
This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and William talk about Qualcomm making iPhone 5G a priority for 2020, and Ming Chi Quo has a prediction about in-display Touch ID. Plus BMW indicates a change in direction and stops charging for CarPlay.

AppleInsider editor Victor Marks and writer William Gallagher discuss:

  • Apple wants to use LED or OLED to transmit data, ala AirDrop without broadcasting to all the phones in the area, and has two new patents on the topic
  • Apple Watch may have applications in helping with the treatment of Parkinson's
  • US law may soon require carriers to address the problem of robocalls
  • Qualcomm's CEO has revealed that 5G for iPhone is now the firm's top priority
  • BMW was the only car company charging a subscription fee for CarPlay, but now it's starting to back down from that
  • It's been revealed that Apple tracks location even when all your apps have location tracking turned off. Victor explains how and why.
  • New rumors from the supply chain claim that as well as planning several phones in 2020 and beyond, Apple is investigating bringing back Touch ID, this time as part of the screen rather than a separate Home button.
  • How Apple couldn't get out of the butterfly keyboard class action case even though it is replacing and repairing faulty keyboards
  • Apple Pay Express Mode is spreading to new cities and transit companies. It's a tiny change yet this week it helped William rush around London faster than ever
  • Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Alphabet as well as Google
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