Apple is reportedly lining up Watch that won't require an iPhone

The HomePod goes on sale later this year, while the iPhone 8 is tipped to arrive at a media event in September.

As the upcoming iPhone 8 is expected to be delayed and also, priced over $1100, Apple's iPhone 7s lineup could turn out to be a cheaper alternative for customers. It appears that infrared will be involved in the process in some way.

However, there is of course a reason why this latest device is getting a discount and it could put you off buying one.

To recap, Wistron is manufacturing iPhone SE units in India right now.

We might have to wait for the next-gen iPhone to see an in-display Touch ID.

iOS developer Guilherme Rambo tweeted an in image of a line of code from Apple's Homepod Speaker firmware that referenced Apple TV support for 4K, HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). Earlier this week, Apple chief executive Tim Cook declared the Apple Watch Series 2's landslide win in sales "by a very wide margin".

The largest company in the world has room to get even bigger, but it'll need a lot of help to do so.

The watch's modem will reportedly be manufactured by Intel. The Bloomberg report claims Apple has been working on improving battery life, but it remains to be seen if the company's efforts will bear fruit. The device also comes with an advanced remote with Bluetooth 4.0, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a glass touch surface for intuitive navigation, and a Siri voice search feature for comprehensive voice search results. The device will be automatically locked if someone other than the user tries to unlock the device. Leaked images of the alleged display assembly of the iPhone 8 suggests that it does not feature a Touch ID sensor.

Identified as "Peal ID", the new feature will probably shift Apple's biometric tendencies from thumbs to faces, allowing multiple purchases by simply scanning the user's face.

In between the endless rumours for the upcoming iPhone 8, new reports regarding the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus models have emerged online which share design details.

  • Leon Brazil