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Apple AR headset will still need an iPhone to function

Apple AR headset will still need an iPhone to function

Just when you thought the days of smartphone-driven VR or AR headsets were over, Apple might come along and make it trendy again. Granted, the likes of the Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR failed because of how they strapped smartphones to your head to do everything. Apple, on the other hand, might be doing things a little differently. According to sources familiar with matters, Apple will be taking a mixed approach to its mixed reality headset that will still require an iPhone to be nearby to do its magic.

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Apple Wallet driver’s license and ID states start the list

Apple Wallet driver’s license and ID states start the list

On September 1, 2021, Apple revealed the beginning of the list of states working to enable state ID and driver's license in Apple Wallet. Connecticut, Arizona, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Utah are all in the process of making Apple Wallet an official choice for digital holding of documents like state ID and driver's licenses. Apple is also working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to enable "select airport security checkpoints in participating airports" to accept this digital documentation.

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iPhone satellite features will be for emergency situations initially

iPhone satellite features will be for emergency situations initially

With barely a month left, a new insider tip about the next iPhone seems to have set the Internet ablaze. Rumors of iPhone 13 features revolving around low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites have unsurprisingly produced some speculation and pushed one company's shares up briefly. That said, newer information is now tempering those expectations, claiming that the feature might be limited to very specific scenarios and might not even arrive until next year.

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A notchless iPhone makes a brief cameo in a Ted Lasso episode

A notchless iPhone makes a brief cameo in a Ted Lasso episode

Many iPhone fans would agree that one of the smartphone's worst aspects is the notch taking up a portion of the front screen. Apple uses the notch as a place to put its sensors and front-facing camera and has since it moved to thin screen bezels. The size of the notch has changed over time, getting smaller, but it still bothers many people who prefer the front of their smartphone to be all screen.

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iPhone 13 LEO satellite support will allow calls with no cell signal

iPhone 13 LEO satellite support will allow calls with no cell signal

Smartphones today have become more than just phones, with fewer people using them for actual calls. But, of course, there will always be people that use these devices as communication endpoints, and those are more dependent on cellular network coverage than any other smartphone functionality. It is, however, still possible to make calls without a cell signal, and that might be one of the iPhone 13's selling features, thanks to its rumored support for low-earth orbit or LEO satellite communications.

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iPhone 13 has a rumored release date: What you should expect

iPhone 13 has a rumored release date: What you should expect

There is little doubt in our minds that Apple is going ahead with the iPhone 13 launch event in September. Different sources have hinted at different dates and possibilities, but the latest information partakes a particular day all of us can trust, especially because it also hints at the pre-order and shipping dates for the iPhone 13 models.

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iPhone 13 release date and pre-order tipped for packed September

iPhone 13 release date and pre-order tipped for packed September

The latest leak of data about the iPhone 13 suggests we'll see the device deliver news bits on four dates. As is generally the case, there'll be four dates we'll need to pay attention to. The first is the likely date of the press invites for the event - that's expected to take place on September 7, 2021. That's not the date of the event, of pre-orders, or of the launch, that's just the first of the four.

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YouTube iOS picture-in-picture for free users may finally have a release date

YouTube iOS picture-in-picture for free users may finally have a release date

After many months of waiting, many iPhone users can now use YouTube's picture-in-picture feature through the platform's app, eliminating the need to open a video in Safari to use the PiP mode. The feature was promised earlier this year after users complained that they could only access the feature if they signed up for Premium.

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iPhone 13 price may be first hit in chip sea change

iPhone 13 price may be first hit in chip sea change

Chipmaker TSMC reportedly notified partners they'll be raising prices for hardware this year. As has been the case with several major hardware manufacturers over the past year, price hikes are coming to chipmakers in a significant way. The biggest client of the chipmaker TSMC is Apple, and the first product that'll likely see a change in cost is the iPhone 13.

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iPhone 13 Face ID could work with face masks and foggy glasses

iPhone 13 Face ID could work with face masks and foggy glasses

Just when face recognition was shaping up to be the de facto biometric security system for smartphones, the world was hit with a pandemic that required people to wear masks most of the time. That threw off many face recognition systems, including Apple's advanced Face ID. Rather than return the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the iPhone, Apple applied workarounds while working on a more permanent solution. The latter could be coming soon, maybe even on the iPhone 13, and would let Face ID recognize you even when your face is mostly covered by face masks and foggy glasses.

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iPhone 13 release date teased in odd leak

iPhone 13 release date teased in odd leak

This week the next Apple smartphone release date was teased weeks before actual official reveal. The next iPhone will likely be called the iPhone 13, and is expected to be sold as iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Further, the leak today suggests that the Apple AirPods 3 will be released inside the month of September, as well.

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iPhone 13 camera changes tipped by leaked case design

iPhone 13 camera changes tipped by leaked case design

Apple frequently changes features and specifications for its iPhone models between new generations. Often, one of the first confirmations of changes we see comes in various leaks, including leaks from accessory makers that design cases for the Apple devices. Accessory makers don't get to see the actual iPhone, but they do at times have access to device blanks and detailed dimensions of the new Apple devices.

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