Craig Federighi says Apple could adopt aspects of virtual WWDC in the future

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Craig Federighi talks about WWDC 2020, the first virtual Worldwide Developers Conference.
This year's virtual WWDC keynote might be a taste of things to come.
Photo: Apple

WWDC 2020 Apple exec Craig Federighi says the company’s production team “moved mountains” to put together this week’s online-only WWDC keynote. And, while he won’t go so far as to commit to future virtual keynotes, he did say that Apple was very happy with it — and will be looking see what aspects of the presentation it can use in the future.

That’s one of the insights gained from listening to the latest episodes of Tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee’s Waveform podcast, which features an interview with Federighi, Apple’s senior VP of software engineering.

This is what it’s like to unbox the world’s most expensive iPhone

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This is what it's like to unbox the world's most expensive iPhone
And you thought dropping a regular iPhone 11 Pro was worrying.
Photo: Marques Brownlee

“Have you ever wanted to flex so hard that it doesn’t even make financial sense any more?

That’s how YouTuber MKBHD, a.k.a Marques Brownlee, introduces his hands-on look at Caviar’s Solarius Zenith Full Gold iPhone 11 Pro. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to use the world’s most expensive iPhone, check out his video. (Note: It includes one heck of an unboxing.)

iPhone 11 Pro eliminated in first round of blind camera test

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Yes, it got just 30% of the votes.
Photo: MKBHD

iPhone 11 packs Apple’s most impressive cameras to date. They’re some of the best available in any phone today. So you might be surprised to find they were just eliminated in round one of a blind camera test.

A photo taken on iPhone 11 Pro secured just 30% of the votes when up against a snap from the OnePlus 7T Pro — a handset that costs $400 less.

Video showcases all this year’s new iPhone models

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Get ready for the 'bug eye' camera setup.
Screenshot: Marques Brownlee

A new video serves up what could be the best glimpse so far at Apple’s next-gen handsets.

YouTuber Marques Brownlee gives his thoughts on dummy models of the iPhone 11, 11 Max and 11R. While these aren’t working units, they are dimensionally correct mockups created for iPhone case-makers. As such, you can put decent stock in these being pretty accurate.

Check out the first (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8 unboxing video

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Apple is circumventing the traditional media once again.
Photo: Marques Brownlee

The new (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition iPhone 8 won’t start arriving until Friday, but one lucky YouTuber has received an early unit from Apple. Popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee was gifted a pre-release RED iPhone 8 Plus, and has posted an unboxing video online.

Brownlee’s take on the “seriously red” iPhone? That it’s pretty darn great — and the palette swap from white to red frontage, compared with last year’s iPhone, is much appreciated. Check out his video below.

Think you need pro gear for great iPhone photos? That’s fake news.

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You don't necessarily need expensive gear to make a great iPhone video.
Photo: Marques Brownlee/YouTube

You can make great photos and videos with just an iPhone. There is nothing fake about that statement. Thousands of great iPhone photos appear on our camera rolls and Instagram feeds every day to prove it.

Nevertheless, a recent YouTube video suggested Apple uses more than just iPhones to create its “Shot on iPhone” commercials. The video quickly went viral. Headlines it generated sowed seeds of doubt about the authenticity of Apple’s claims.

So, are we really getting the great camera Apple says it puts in its iPhones?

YouTuber gets hands-on with new (RED) iPhone 7 Plus

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The world's first YouTube unboxing of the new iPhone.
Photo: MKBHD/YouTube

While the rest of us are going to have to wait for preorders to open on March 24, lucky YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. MKBHD, has already gotten his hands on the newly-announced (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 Plus.

And, wouldn’t you know it, he’s treated the world to an unboxing video. Check it out below.

Why new MacBook Pro took so long to make

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The new MacBook Pro has a bit of iOS inside.
The new MacBook Pro has a bit of iOS inside.
Photo: Apple

The technology behind the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro couldn’t have been possible if Apple didn’t already make iOS devices, according to Apple’s VP of Software engineering, Craig Federighi.

After helping reveal the new MacBook Pro during Apple’s “Hello Again” keynote, Federighi explained to YouTuber Marques Brownlee that even though Touch Bar seems like an obvious evolution, Apple didn’t want to just slap a touchscreen on the MacBook and call it good. So the company spent years making sure Touch Bar would be something you’ll want to use immediately.

New scratch test shows that iPhone 6 panel may not be pure sapphire after all

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Indestructible iPhone screens are still in the works. Photo: Marques Brownlee
Indestructible iPhone screens are still in the works. Photo: Marques Brownlee

Could it be that the much-anticipated sapphire displays for the upcoming iPhone 6 isn’t actually sapphire at all? Sort of, according to a new video posted by YouTuber Marques Brownlee.

Brownlee made waves a few weeks back when he apparently managed to get hold of one of the super-tough 4.7-inch displays reported to feature in Apple’s next generation handset, and ran it through the most brutal assault course this side of Full Metal Jacket. The display was subjected to a scratch and shatter test involving keys, a knife, and even Brownlee himself trying to bend it with his foot.

Provided the display (supplied by renowned Apple leaker Sonny Dickson) is genuine, this test suggests that the iPhone 6 screen will be considerably stronger than the displays used in its predecessors.

But it may still not be pure sapphire. Here’s why.