iPhone event scheduled for September 7 — Word is out that some “media sites” have been invited to an event on September 7.
Many expect to see other new products unveiled at the same time as the long-expected iPhone 7. For example, a new MacBook Pro line that’s much thinner and includes an OLED touch bar (and possibly Touch ID) is expected [this may happen in a second September event, though], as is the second iteration of the Apple Watch.
Apple sued over iPhone 6/6 Plus ‘Touch Disease’ — A proposed nationwide class-action lawsuit was filed on Saturday over the Touch Disease that seems to be afflicting a number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones. The problem causes a flickering gray bar to appear at the top of the screen, after which the touchscreen becomes completely unresponsive.
HomeKit-enabled Philips Hue line gets new motion sensor, bulbs — One of the few products in the Internet of Things that has worked properly since Day One is the Philips Hue line of connected smart lightbulbs. Apple HomeKit was added to the line, so it’s been possible to use Siri to turn on lights or “scenes”. Now Philips has added the new Philips Hue Motion Sensor (US$39.95) to the line, allowing Hue owners to control lighting with movement rather than an app or switch.
Fitbit reveals new Charge 2 and Flex 2 fitness trackers, plus updated app — Fitbit has announced the latest additions to its iOS-connectable fitness tracker lineup, with the US$150 Fitbit Charge 2, and US$100 Fitbit Flex 2.