Yesterday, we learned that iPhone 8 is likely to support ultra-slow-mo video capture of 240fps at 1080p, its facial recognition software will seemingly support Apple Pay and third-party apps. Now, as the uncovering of Apple secrets within HomePod firmware continues apace, iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has post on Twitter about the iPhone 8's virtual home button, stating that it can be "resizes" on-screen, and that it can be hidden.

This code reveal that apps which use bottom tab bars, and perhaps status bars, will be displayed above the Home button. This does tend to suggest that the area around the Home button may be reserved for system functions rather than app use. Also there's no evidence of an API to change the color of the Home button, suggest it will need to be displayed in a way that guarantees good contrast with all background colors.
According to The Korea Herald new reports, which appears to be surfacing what is likely old information about the iPhone 8 launch. Citing industry sources, the report claims the OLED iPhone won’t be unveiled until November due in part to design decisions with Touch ID not yet being finalized.

The report doesn’t just seem to miss the boat on iPhone 8's launch timing. It also suggests that Apple relocated the Touch ID to the back of the iPhone after failing to integrate the fingerprint sensor in with the display. Again, we don't think Apple will relocated Touch ID to the back of devices, even HomePod firmware didn't reveal any references about the technology.
But sources said Apple may have ditched the plan recently due to technical glitches like its archrival Samsung Electronics did for the current Galaxy S8. The Korean company also failed to embed a fingerprint scanner into the front screen and placed the sensor on the back of the device.
“The iPhone’s rear design has not yet been finalized. We are still awaiting Apple’s final decision before shipping parts,” he said, hinting that the phone is also likely to have a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Only one month away from Apple's Fall Events, in addition to the OLED iPhone, Apple is also going to release iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, we expects that design of iPhone 7s unlikely change very much, perhaps similar to the iPhone 7's design, but features with wireless charging, and other internal upgrades like support A11 Processor!

According to Taiwanese publication DigiTimes reported that based on to the July to September shipments, Huawei likely in the third quarter of this year beyond Apple, becoming the world's second largest smartphone maker.

The report, citing sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain, said sales of Huawei's flagship models such as P10 and Mate 9, as well as its more affordable Honor-branded models, have continued to gain momentum.

According to research firm Strategy Analytics released data shows that Huawei shipped 38.4 million smartphones last quarter. By seasonal factors, sources from the supply chain claimed that Huawei shipments this quarter will reaching more than 40 million units, which could eclipse iPhone shipments over the same period. Apple reported sold 41 million iPhones last quarter, but that total could drop slightly this quarter due to frequent rumors about iPhone 8.

Apple’s Tim Cook said "We do think that based on the amount of rumors, and the volume of them, that there's some pause in our current numbers, Where that affects us in the short term, even though we had great results, it probably bodes well later on."

Also according to the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel Comtech released a new report statistics from May. It’s said that thanks to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 sales was very high, so the success in the US market go even beyond Apple, becoming the region's number one smartphone manufacturers.

Samsung, which saw its own market share rise from 32.9% to 36.2% quarterly, though still down year-on-year. The two companies between them take all of the top 10 slots on the U.S. smartphone best-sellers list. Apple continues to lead the list with the iPhone 7 Series which sitting at #1 and #2, while last year’s Samsung S7 at #3 and later S8 in the #4 slot.

Apple’s market share was flat in other major markets, down 0.4% in urban China and up 0.2% in Europe big five markets, which comprise Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Android accounted for 79.5% of smartphone sales in Europe, increasing 2.8 percentage points from a year earlier.

Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.3.2 which means that downgrading or restoring to that firmware version is no longer possible. Although they’re slightly late this time around, they’ve closed the signing window for iOS 10.3.2 three weeks following the release of iOS 10.3.3.

When Apple stops signing a particular firmware, this essentially means iTunes won’t allow you to restore to it anymore. Instead, you’re prompted to upgrade to the latest available firmware. In this case, that’s iOS 10.3.3, but neat thing is iPhoneHacks provides all firmware file for iPhone, in case user want to downgrade their iDevices.

Jonathan Levin recently said that a jailbreak of iOS 10.3.2 is possible thanks to a libxpc vulnerability discovered by Ian Beer of Google Project Zero. Patched in iOS 10.3.3 the libxpc vulnerability allows an application to execute arbitrary code with system privileges, it can now be used to create a public jailbreak for iOS 10.3.2.

So we recommand if you are on 10.3.2 and you want to jailbreak and you're eagerly interest in jailbreak, then don't update to iOS 10.3.3, as the jailbreak likely affects the iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6.

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According to DigiTimes, A new supply chain report today described strong July sales for component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain, hinting at an increase in momentum for production on the 2017 iPhones, all three of the new iPhones -- the "iPhone 8," "iPhone 7s," and "iPhone 7s Plus" -- have now entered volume production.

The supply chain sources mentioned that there "will not be shortages" for the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, but supply for the iPhone 8 "could fall short of demand." One of the major factors cited for this shortage is related to "high expectations" from users, which is expected to keep suppliers operating production lines in high gear and lead to record-breaking monthly and even quarterly sales volumes.

All of the three new iPhone models, including two TFT LCD and one OLED model, have entered volume production, said the sources, adding that there will not be shortages for the two LCD models, but the supply of the OLED version could fall short of demand due to high expectations for the model.

In addition, Developers are countiunes digging into the recently released HomePod firmware to find out more details on Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8," and the latest information come from developer Guilherme Rambo, the facial recognition feature coming to iPhone 8 appears to support authentication for Apple Pay payments, seems to work with multiple faces, and may be accessible by third-party apps, just like Touch ID.

A line in the code references a payment authentication error with "Pearl," Apple's codename for face recognition in iPhone 8, while a string that reads "numberOfAppsUsingPearl" suggests facial recognition can be accessed by third-party apps, likely as a passcode replacement, facial recognition appears to be a full replacement for Touch ID. Also a strings point to the presence of iPhone 8's camera capable of supporting 240 fps video capture at 1080p.

Last not least, the HomePod firmware suggest the upcoming "iPhone 8" will automatically suppress notification sounds when a user is looking at the screen. According to iOS developer Guilherme Rambo for discovering lines of code beginning "TLAttentionAwarenessObserver" implies that the same infrared depth sensors may be used to mute audible notifications when the user is giving the phone their full attention and looking directly at the screen.

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Via MacRumors And 9to5mac

Apple just released the fourth public beta of iOS 11, the beta comes two weeks after released the public beta 3 and it corresponds to the developer beta 5. Public Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will receive the new iOS 11 PB update via OTA after installed the proper certificate on an iDevice.

The beta 5 removes the iCloud Messages feature, introduces new icons for Camera and Settings, features a new Control Center Music widget that makes it easier to send music to AirPlay devices, speakers, and headphones, and more tweaks like Screen Recording status bar is red instead of blue, new FaceTime ring when making a call, etc.

​Apple today also released the fourth public beta of macOS High Sierra update, two weeks after released the PB 2. The public beta 4 of macOS 10.13 is likely to correspond the fifth developer beta, which was available to developers earlier this week. PB testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download the update through Mac App Store

There are few outward-facing changes in deveoper beta,5, starting with an improved Photos app featuring a persistent navigation sidebar, curve-based editing for precise control over the tones in an image, support for editing in external apps such as Pixelmator and Photoshop. and a new option to capture Live Photos while using FaceTime. FaceTime Live Photos was first introduced in the iOS 11 beta.

​Aside from seeding Fourth Public Beta of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, Apple also released tvOS 11 Fourth PB. The tvOS 11 update can be obtained by going to the Settings app on an Apple TV and navigate to the Software Updates. Toggle on “Get Public Beta Updates", and then Apple TV will download the beta software.

For tvOS 11, three major updates were found: the Home Screen Sync, which Keep your apps and Home screens up to date across any Apple TV, Automatic Dark Mode and Automatic Pair AirPods in tvOS 11.

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Apple today begins to decorating the McNeill Convention Center in San Jose, where the place Apple to hold Worldwide Developer Conference at.The Center is being decorated with banners, flags and other artwork that based on the images shared on Twitter.

Apple is using a design which matches the design seen in the original announcement. The whole side of the Convention Center has been covered with this design, there is even a VTA station in front of the building. These Artworks by Los Angeles artist Geoff McFettridge.

It's expected Apple will host 5,000 developers in this events, hundreds of Apple engineers can answer questions and preside over the App Development Conference. The WWDC Conference will kick off on June 5 at 10:00 a.m, with a Keynote event.

Apple is this Keynote to release iOS 11macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and hardware products, such as new MacBook, the 10.5 inch iPad Pros, and possible to debuts the long-rumored Siri Smart Speaker. 

Apple today announced that the App Store since 2008 launched, they paid more than $70 billion to the developers in worldwide. Becuase Apple takes a 30 percent cut of App Store purchases, including in-app purchases, the App Store's overall revenue has already reached $100 billion.

"People everywhere love apps and our customers are downloading them in record numbers," said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Seventy billion dollars earned by developers is simply mind-blowing. We are amazed at all of the great new apps our developers create and can’t wait to see them again next week at our Worldwide Developers Conference.”

Apple says that Games and Entertainment are the most popular categories. Lifestyle, Health Fitness grew by more than 70% last year. Photo and Video also become very popular, with a growth rate almost approaching 90%

Last Month, Apple said the App Store's revenue grew 40% year over year, setting new high records, but did not disclose the exact amount. Apple said the success of the App Store benefited from "Pokémon GO" and "Super Mario Run".
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