Manchester bombing and iPhone, Apple’s AI chip, tvOS gets Event update


Apple’s iPhone credited with saving life in Manchester bombing — An iPhone 6s is being credited with saving the life of a woman who was injured in Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester, England, after the device deflected and slowed down shrapnel from the blast.
Recounting the harrowing scene, the husband of Lisa Bridgett, 45, said in a Facebook post that his wife was speaking on her iPhone when Salman Abedi detonated an explosive device that sent material hurtling through the air.

Apple’s AI chip may be dubbed the Apple Neural Engine — The chip, apparently known internally as the ‘Apple Neural Engine’, could help Apple better integrate its AI across numerous products akin to advances by Amazon and Google.
For instance, it would allow AI tasks to head to a dedicated processing spot instead of splitting work between the main processor and graphics chip. The company’s devices already sport AI technology of a sort– such as the Siri pesronal assistant – but a dedicated chip would improve user experience.

Apple TV Events app updated in preparation for June 5 WWDC keynote live stream — Apple has issued an update to the official Apple Events app for tvOS, including a new icon based on the WWDC 2017 logo, and a teaser letting users know they will be able to stream the June 5 keynote – expected to feature the unveiling of iOS 11 – live from their Apple TV.

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