3D Stories August 21

AAPL: 157.21

-0.29

In a new report out by KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, the group believes that Apple has a significant lead on Qualcomm in the 3D sensing technology space. KGI reports that Qualcomm won’t be making significant shipments until at least 2019.

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3D Stories March 28

AAPL: 143.80

2.92

KGI first reported that the iPhone 8 will be fitted with a ‘revolutionary’ 3D-sensing front camera, with multiple reports since that this will be used for augmented reality applications. More than one company has been tipped to be making components for the 3D system, with Himax Technologies the latest of these.

Barron’s notes that the company’s shares have climbed 56% this year based on expectations that it will be making ‘3D sensing components’ for the iPhone 8, with Morgan Stanley’s Charlie Chan explaining why Apple is believed to have chosen the company …

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3D Stories March 3, 2016

AAPL: 101.50

0.75

Star Wars: The Force Awakens set to hit iTunes early next month ahead of Blu-ray release

From 9to5Toys.com:

After grossing more than $2 billion worldwide at the box office, Disney has now announced some details on what expect for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray combo pack and DVD release. Disney announced this morning that we can expect it to release digitally  (on iTunes/Amazon/others) and on Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1st, while the Blu-ray/DVD packs will come on April 5th with a host of bonus content and more. Disney also noted the 3D version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will come available “later this year.”

3D Stories October 21, 2015

AAPL: 113.76

-0.01

Apple takes Siri ‘Back to the Future’ with movie-themed responses

Not to be left out on ‘Back to the Future Day‘, Apple too is joining in on the Internet’s celebrations for reaching the day, October 21, 2015, in which fictional character Marty McFly time travelled to in 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II”. What better way to officially celebrate being in the future than to have our pocket-sized electronic assistant updated with a few witty remarks related to the occasion.

Here’s a sampling of the Back to the Future related responses from Siri:

While some of the predictions about what the world would look like in 2015 actually came true— video chat, 3D movies, hoverboards, for example— I’m not holding my breath for the Chicago Cubs winning the 2015 World Series as the film depicted, although it’s still a possibility.

3D Stories September 11, 2015

AAPL: 114.21

1.64

Not to be outdone by iOS 9.1’s set of new emoji, watchOS 2 GM, released this past Wednesday following Apple’s press event, includes a little surprise of it’s own. Alongside a bunch of new watch face colors, dig into the animated emoji offered on the Apple Watch, and you’ll find 26 new options, ranging from faces sporting sunglasses, to sick faces, and even a few sets of clapping and fist bumping hands. Check out the gallery below to see them all in action: expand full story

3D Stories June 23, 2015

Apple adds 7 new 3D Flyover locations to Maps

Apple today has added seven new cities to its Flyover feature in Maps. Flyover, for those unfamiliar offers high resolution 3D imagery of locations via the Apple Maps app. Apple added 20 new Flyover locations back in April, including the Arches National Park in Utah. In February, the company added nine new cities, including Venice. Today’s new additions can be seen below and bring the total number of Flyover locations to 148.

  • Almería, Spain
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Braga, Portugal
  • Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
  • Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Kiel, Germany
  • Kingston upon Hull, England

Apple offers a list of all Flyover cities on its feature availability page. You can view that list here. Also earlier this year, Apple began adding animated 3D imagery of places like the London Eye and Big Ben in the UK.

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