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iPhone ten years on, Apple pulls AirPods app, Zeiss VR

The original iPhone of 2007 looks rather cute and cuddle by today's standards (image from the Verge)
The original iPhone of 2007 looks rather cute and cuddle by today’s standards (image from The Verge)

How did people react to the new iPhone ten years ago? It’s ‘High-Tech Bling’ you might not need. It’s a cell phone, it’s a music player, it’s a camera, it’s a Web-enabled device, and much more. Ask yourself if you really need all that high-tech bling. And some, of course, predicted it would ‘bomb’. Yet Tim Cook reckons the best has yet to come for the iconic device, and there’s lots of other speculations out there too, of course.

Apple pulls app for finding lost AirPods from App Store — Finder for AirPods, an app designed to assist owners of Apple’s AirPods in finding their audio accessory if it has been misplaced, was taken down from the App Store just a few days after it launched. The app worked by monitoring the strength of the Bluetooth signal transmitted by the lost AirPods. After selecting which AirPod is missing and docking the other in its case, users are then given an arc-shaped progress bar to show how strong the signal is, with the bar progressing to the right the closer the iPhone gets.
Apple has yet to publicly give a reason for why the app was removed from the App Store.

Rumour: Apple may be working with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses to debut in 2018 — Rumours of Apple’s intent to enter the augmented reality hardware space gained traction on Monday, as a report from AR/VR evangelist Robert Scoble claims the company is partnering with optics manufacturer Carl Zeiss on a pair of lightweight glasses. [2018?! The words ‘boat’ and ‘missing’ spring to mind.]