Apple News, Issue 180: Presentation of Apple and augmented reality

Oct

23

2016

We present our 180th edition of the news program “News Apple», where every week we talk about the most interesting events from the world of Apple and our website. Today we will focus on the upcoming Apple presentations, augmented reality and many other things!

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1. On the Apple unexpectedly released iOS 10.0.3 this week. Update is designed for owners of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which had problems with the quality of work of the cellular data network. Nothing new should look for an update here. Upload a new version of the software can be setup in the “Software Update.”

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2. According to Apple’s official website, the sale of smart watches Apple Watch Nike + will begin on October 28. Simultaneously with the global launch of the new product appears on the shelves of local stores. The gadget will be available in four colors, and its suggested retail price starts from 34 000 rubles for the version in the case of 38 mm. Also on October 28 in the sale shall be received by wireless headphones AirPods. Their value in Russia will be not much is not enough 13 thousand rubles.

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3. Apple invites us to his second presentation of the autumn this year. There has been much speculation about possible dates, and the latest rumors confirmed. The presentation will take place next Thursday 27 October. The company will show new devices, and are likely to pay particular attention to Mac computers. As if hinting at it, Apple tells us: «hello again».

The event will be held on campus in Cupertino. Perhaps this will be the last Apple event in the old building. Already next year the company will move into its new campus is equipped with several facilities for the presentation of new products.

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4. Payment service Apple Pay only 10 days of work in Russia was able to dial 125 thousand active users. It is reported by “Kommersant” newspaper, citing its own sources.

According to the publication, given the number of cards were attached to Apple Pay on October 13 they began MasterCard «Savings” card, because at the moment the service only works with the bank. Total among the owners of MasterCard «Savings” card one million users of iOS-devices: this means that the 10 days of the eighth part was registered in Apple Pay.

It is noteworthy that the first day of the service tied their cards 20 thousand clients – a record for Apple Pay worldwide. A total volume of operations with the help of the service exceeded 120 million rubles. It turns out that the average check was about one thousand rubles.

In the near future, according to the assurance of the Savings Bank, Apple Pay will be available and Visa cardholders.

Contact lenses of the future

5. The other day it became known that EPGL company specializing in the production of “smart” contact lens, started cooperation with Apple. Together, the two companies plan to create iOS-compatible applications that will interact with the lens in the plane of augmented reality.

EPGL President Michael Hayes said that in cooperation with Apple will use his company owned by her intellectual property to develop applications that will be broadcast on the contact lens image generated in augmented reality. Applications require a small amount of energy necessary electronics and is embedded in the elastic material of the lens.

In addition to displaying the content right before the user’s eyes, the lens can use a prism for redirecting the image of the surrounding world in his retina. This will help gain a complete vision to those who partially lost his eye due to trauma or congenital defects.

The number belonging EPGL patents include inventions related to technology, supplies power to the contact lens by blinking an eye, as well as electronic circuits integrated into the contact lens. Based on available data, mainly the development will be aimed at users who have vision problems. However, it is possible that the mass and the buyer would also be in the potential target audience.

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