Apple is officially a partner in North Carolina’s drone testing pilot. The company plans to use drones to capture aerial images to improve Apple Maps but don’t you worry—they will blur things like faces and license plate numbers to protect people’s privacy.
Strategy in development would permit customers to subscribe to video services directly through Apple’s TV app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as opposed to asking users to subscribe to them through apps individually downloaded from App Store.
When iOS 12 releases this fall, iPhone and iPad owners will be able to unlock their phone in either portrait or landscape orientation, removing yet another friction to using Apple’s infrared-based facial recognition system.
If a customer reports that their iPhone X is having Face ID issues that a TrueDepth camera repair is unable to resolve, Apple Stores and third-party technicians are now authorized to issue a whole-unit replacement instead of providing a same-unit display repair.
The reason for the slower growth in Google’s traffic acquisition cost payments to partners like Apple isn’t clear at present. Google’s money is thought to have been the most significant contributor to Apple’s services revenue in the most recent quarter.