There’s a cool bit of new tech related to FaceTime that was discovered in the latest iOS 13 beta
It is designed to address the issue of your eye line when on a FaceTime call
The trouble is when you look at the image of the person your FaceTiming with, the image the get is you looking at the screen, not at them.
To appear like you’re looking “at” them you’d need to be looking directly at your FaceTime camera, but that would not be natural.
Apple has added a setting to FaceTime, called FaceTime Attention Correction.
It’s currently supported in iOS 13 beta on only the latest device, iPhone XS, XS Max.
Possibly because the feature is using the ARKit 3 API, which is currently limited to those devices, plus the XR.
It’s believed that Apple is using ARKit and the TrueDepth cameras to adjust your eye position.
Several reviewers have noticed you can see the effect by passing a horizontal strait object in front of your eyes while the feature is enabled. The straight object will become warped in your video as a result of the correction.
Apple may snip the butterfly’s wings
Ming Chi-Kuo thinks Apple is again working on a new keyboard design and this time they’re going back to old scissor mechanism.
He says Apple will rollout the new design with the 2019 MacBook Air update.
The new scissor switches will offer durability and longer key travel something that will make many beleaguered butterfly switch keyboard users feel better.
He says MacBook Pros in 2020 should also pickup the new design.
And it does sound like it is a new design, not just a return to the old one.
It will supposedly feature glass fiber to reinforce the keys
Kuo also says the new one will be a bit cheaper to manufacture than the butterfly design.
Apple exploring foldable iPads
I would be surprised if they weren’t.
I don’t believe this report from IHS Markit analyst Jeff Lin, that Apple will have a foldable iPad in the market in 2020
He says Apple is planning the device to compete with the dual screen Surface expected from Microsoft
He also says the device will support 5G. Now that seems plausible.
Says it will have an updated A-series processor and a screen size solitary to the MacBook range.
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