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What Is This Little Hole Next To The Rear Camera?

Some iPhone models have a small mysterious hole next to the rear camera lens. You may have never noticed before, but this hole serves a very important purpose. Upon realizing how unknown this part of some iPhone models is, we decided to talk about this in our blog post.

You might not have noticed that the mysterious hole that iPhones have next to the rear camera because of the fact that it is so small. It also is not remarkable. So, probably you have never wonder about this. Let us tell you the truth: The triple microphone configuration continues on all devices with the launch of the iPhone 5 in 2012. In short, this hole is actually a microphone. Anyone surprised?

A Hole Cooperating Siri and Google Now

This microphone, along with the camera, also helps voice recognition, which is becoming more and more important with the popularity of virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Now.

The microphone next to rear camera
The microphone next to rear camera

If you think that microphones do not perform as well as they should, Apple can explain how to test microphones in this way:

“To test the primary microphone at the bottom of the iPhone, open Voice Memos and tap the recording icon, then talk to the microphone and touch the play icon to play the recording.If you can hear your voice clearly, your primary microphone is solid.

If your voice is weak when you are using the loudspeaker during a call, make sure your microphones are not blocked.

If the voices in the video recordings go out or if Siri does not hear you, make sure your microphone is not turned off by the rear camera. ”

If you have problems with the tests, you can take your phone to an authorized service as it is one of the basic features to be used in your iPhone.

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iPhone Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary As A Revolutionary Product

The revolutionary product, iPhone entered in our life exactly 10 years ago on June 29, 2017. This was actually how Steve Jobs introduced iPhone to the world: “a revolutionary product that changes everything”. It was a combination of iPod with a wide screen with touch controls, a mobile phone and an Internet communications device. Steve told the audience that iPhone is not only smarter but also easier to use than its alternatives.

Here is the first ad of iPhone titled ‘Hello’, which tells nothing about the product, however pretty crowd-pulling and intriguing:
 

iPhone’s History for A Decade

2007

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced iPhone at the Macworld convention, receiving substantial media attention. Jobs announced that the first iPhone would be released later that year. On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone was released with a touchscreen and advanced computer-like capabilities that hadn’t been seen before.

2008

Along with GPS in 3G model, people were really starting to see its long-term potential. Another addition was the concurrent launch of the App Store.

2009

Then the Apple tradition of adding an ‘S’ to the end of the name for a minor iPhone upgrade started. The 2009 model of the iPhone had video recording capabilities for the first time, and the camera itself got an upgrade. Lastly, Voice Control  was added to the iPhone, too.

2010

The iPhone 4 was a big step as it was a new, sleeker, more modern look, and massively increased the pixel count while keeping the same 3.5-inch display size, as the first Retina display. It also had the first front-facing camera.

2011

With an upgrade to iPhone 4S, the camera reached up to 8 megapixels and perhaps the biggest improvement on the software side (arrival of iOS 5.0) was the introduction of Siri.

2012

The iPhone 5 added an extra row of icons with an extra-tall screen, the Lightning connector and a lighter, aluminum casing. On the iOS side, we met Apple Maps.

2013

Apple started another tradition that is to release two iPhones every September. The iPhone 5C was an option that was cheaper but still brand new for the first time. iOS 7 was launched at the same time, bringing true multitasking for apps and introducing the Control Centre for more convenient access to the iPhone’s settings.

The iPhone 5S came with a revamped design and Touch ID introduced to the iPhone line-up for the first time. Another first was the 64-bit A7 processor inside the phone, an architecture change that other manufacturers have since followed. iOS 7 had a visual overhaul as well, introducing the bright icons and translucent menus.

2014

The iPhone 6 extended the display size to 4.7 inches and added in more pixels to boot. Also, we met NFC for Apple Pay and other services, and a significant upgrade for the camera, giving better photo and video results than ever before.

The iPhone 6 Plus came with a display of 5.5 inches from corner to corner.

2015  

Apple’s iPhone 6S didn’t offer surprising features and updates. Everything changed was inside the device, hence Apple’s decision to give this phone the tagline: ‘The Only Thing That’s Changed Is Everything’.

2016

The iPhone SE was the surprising release of the year. Also, noe we met the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

 

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Recently Released iOS 10.3.2 Offers New Updates For iPhones And iPads

Last Monday, Apple came out with an announcement of iOS 10.3.2 offering new updates for iPhones and iPads. The updates are basically covering iOS 10.3 and the subsequent iOS 10.3.1. The first update was aiming to ensure security of iOS 10.3 against the risk of attack sent via Wi-Fi.

What is new in iOS 10.3.2?

The final version of iOs has been released focusing on bug fixes, security improvements and performance enhancements. iOS 10.3.2 removes two bugs in iBooks that allow a malicious book to open websites without permission. There was a very similar bug in Safari. With this update, this is also corrected.

With iOS 10.3.2, the bug causing some applications to gain root privileges has been fixed. Also, in previous versions of iOS, there were errors that caused some applications to gain access to core privileges and corrupt memory usage. A malicious SQL query also caused memory usage problems. Security is everything in our private iPhones, also especially when it is an iPhone memory can be counted at the top of the list to improve. Everybody might have problems with an iPhone. However, Apple is taking the control to remove this problem. And good news, Apple-lovers! These errors have been corrected by iOS 10.3.2.

iOS 10.3.2 Released
iOS 10.3.2 Released

IOS’s notifications feature caused some services to be rejected. Apple has also fixed this problem with the update. IOS 10.3.2 also removes the issue of certificate validation for untrusted certificates. Along with these, 23 errors reported to developers by developers have been reported to have been fixed with an update.

After the first update, we can say the second one is not a huge update. This slight changes might be an signal of upcoming bigger updates. Actually, rumors giving an indication of iOS 11 are spreading pretty fast.

If we ask what makes Apple Apple, we may have many answers. One of them is that Apple really cares about their customers’ satisfaction and knows how to be a love-brand by functional features.