All items tagged with "iSight"

The iPhone 6c would be a hit if it looked like this


If we’re getting an iPhone 6c, I want it to look like this. Photo: 3DFuture

A somewhat surprising lack of interest in the iPhone 5c means Apple’s unlikely to have another stab at a more affordable iPhone category for a long time, but these beautiful mockups of a would-be iPhone 6c make us wish that wasn’t the case.

Read the rest of this post »

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 now available to pre-order

Order your new iPad now! Photo: Apple

Order your new iPad now! Photo: Apple

Apple’s new iPads are now available to pre-order through the Apple Online Store. Prices start at $399 for the iPad mini 3 and $499 for the iPad Air 2, and both will be delivered to your door next week.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple sapphire supplier in financial crisis

Sapphire is used to protect the iPhone's rear-facing iSight camera. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Sapphire is used to protect the iPhone’s rear-facing iSight camera. Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

GT Advanced Technologies, a sapphire supplier that works closely with Apple, today confirmed that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection. Its share price has been falling since it was revealed that Apple opted for Gorilla Glass rather than sapphire for its iPhone 6 displays, but GT insists it’s not going out of business.

Read the rest of this post »

Big vs. bigger: Which iPhone 6 deserves a place in your pocket?


iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus. Photo: Apple.

For the second consecutive year, Apple has delivered not one but two new iPhones. Unlike the iPhone 5c, however, the slightly cheaper model this time around isn’t just an old iPhone inside a new shell. The iPhone 6 has the same A8 processor, the same Touch ID fingerprint scanner, and the same improved iSight camera as the iPhone 6 Plus.

So, is size the only difference, and how do you choose which model is right for you? Our in-depth comparison below will help you compare each device — spec for spec, feature for feature — and decide which one most deserves a place in your pocket for the next 12 months.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple’s New 8GB iPhone 5c Is Available To Order Now

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 08.24.13

Just as expected, Apple has today added a cheaper 8GB model to its iPhone 5c lineup. The handset is available to order now from a number of European carriers, and via European Apple Online Stores, where it can be purchased for £429 ($714) off-contract.

Read the rest of this post »

Apple To Launch Cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c Tomorrow [Rumor]


Apple is expected to give potential iPhone 5c customers a cheaper option tomorrow with the launch of a new 8GB model. Leaked documents from O2 Germany have confirmed the existence of the device and its launch date, while two carriers in the U.K. have reportedly already received their first deliveries.

Read the rest of this post »

Alarming Study Shows How Your Mac’s Camera Can Secretly Spy On You


Image credit: The Guardian

When your Mac’s iSight camera is running, a tiny green light lets you know that it’s turned on. Or at least it’s supposed to. New research from Johns Hopkins University shows how hackers can remotely control the iSight camera in certain Macs without turning on the accompanying LED indicator light.

Read the rest of this post »

The Digital Artist Bundle: A Complete Toolkit For Bringing Your Digital Canvas to Life [Deals]


If you’re a budding artist who wants to take on the digital world in a big way, then the latest offer from Cult of Mac Deals is for you.

The Astounding Artist Bundle consists of five killer apps that you can add to your artist’s toolkit that will help you take your digitial creations to a whole new level. And the price is astoundingly inexpensive – just $69! That’s right. You’ll save 75% on this complete beginner’s toolset through this limited time offer.

Read the rest of this post »

The Retina iPad Mini Has An iSight Shootout With The iPad Air & iPhone 5s

Screen Shot 2013-11-19 at 7.22.15 AM

Just looking at it, it’s clear that the iPad mini with Retina Display has improved upon its predecessor down to the pixel. But what about the pixels you can’t see? The ones inside the built-in iSight camera?

The bad news is the iSight Camera hasn’t changed from last year from a hardware perspective. It’s still a 5 megapixel, backside-illuminated, five-element, hybrid IR file red camera with a f/2.4 aperture. But the good news is it does a little better with low-light performance anyway.

Read the rest of this post »

iPhone 5s: The Closest Any Smartphone Comes To Being Perfect [Review]


The iPhone 5s is undoubtedly the biggest iPhone ‘S’ upgrade Apple has released to date. Not only does it come with the usual improvements you’d expect from an “incremental” upgrade — a faster processor, better graphics, and an improved camera — but it also boasts Touch ID, a fingerprint scanner built into its home button; the M7 coprocessor, and a new dual-LED flash

Touch ID will change the way we manage security on our iPhones. No longer must we remember 4-digit pass codes that have to be entered dozens of times a day; we can simply scan our fingerprint to quickly gain access to our device. It takes the hassle out of securing our data, and there’s no good reason why you wouldn’t use it.

The iPhone 5s is the biggest iPhone ‘S’ upgrade to date.

As for the M7 coprocessor, that’s “like a sidekick to the A7 chip,” Apple says. It’s specifically designed to measure motion data recorded by your iPhone’s built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass — a task which was previously handled by the processor itself. Why? Well, the M7 chip is more efficient and handling this task, and with little input needed from the main processor, there’s less drain on your iPhone’s battery.

While the iPhone 5s make look identical to its predecessor on the outside, then, there are lots of improvements under the hood. But are those improvements worth your hard-earned cash?

Read the rest of this post »