The new iPhone might make listening to songs with friends easier than having to split a pair of headphones.
According to a new report by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, the new iPhone will let the device send Bluetooth audio to two different devices.
This could be used in a lot of ways — listening to songs through two pairs of wireless headphones or blasting music over two different Bluetooth speakers. From a non-musical point of view, it could be used to send GPS directions to a car’s audio system while also using headphones at the same time.
This technology is already used in Samsung phones with the “Dual Audio” feature.
It’s unclear if this new audio system will only be available for new phones, or if the existing iPhones can get an upgrade. We’ll have to wait to hear more information and when we can start jamming out with our friends using two different sets of AirPods.
More Apple news
Apple uses advanced facial recognition tech that’s definitely useful when it comes to unlocking your phone, but one New York teen states the company is actually to blame for his false arrest.
As a result, 18-year-old Ousmane Bah, filed suit against Apple last month requesting $1 billion for his trouble as a last-ditch effort to, well, save face.
The New York Post reports that, according to Bah, someone used a stolen ID (presumably his) and was caught later on trying to steal around $1,200 in items from an Apple store in Boston. Apparently the ID didn’t include a photo and Apple “took the man at his word” and programmed their “security systems” to recognize the man’s face as Ousmane Bah’s.
Bah states he was tangled up in busts by the same man in Manhattan, Delaware, and New Jersey. When Bah was arrested for these supposed crimes, investigators eventually determined that the man they saw stealing the Apple items in surveillance footage actually didn’t look anything like Bah to begin with.
Fortunately, for Bah, all charges have been dropped in every state he was accused to be stealing the variety of products in, except New Jersey. The case is still pending there at this time.
Oddly enough, Bah had no idea about the criminal mistake until he received a court summons from Boston municipal court in June – it must have been a bit of a shock for him, we’re sure.
Bah alleges that the iPhone manufacturer utilizes in-store facial recognition software to track customers, which lead to his false arrest. But according to Apple (in a statement to Engadget), the company doesn’t actually utilize facial recognition in its stores.
In other news, the latest iPhone might be able to help out users who constantly forget to charge their phones.
It’s reported that Apple’s next iPhone might have a feature that would allow the phone to charge other devices wirelessly off the new phones.
This means that if you’re in a pinch and your friends need a bit a battery life, you could share some of yours with them. Huawei and Samsung recently introduced this feature in their products.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the iPhone would get the feature, alongside upgraded cameras, a bigger battery and a new 18W charging cable. Japanese blogs Macotakara also reports the feature is likely.
The news comes after Apple just released the next generation of AirPods, which would come with a wireless charging case.
In other news, if you’re as goth as you, you can enable “Dark Mode” on your iPhone or Android phone. Having a personal brand is important, you know.
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