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Apple Daily Report: TrueDepth likely coming to 2018 iPhones and iPads (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Lumentum, which provides Apple TrueDepth parts, has reported better than expected results for the June quarter. Anticipated order volume suggesting the depth-sensing camera system will arrive on new iPhone and iPad models this year, according to analyst predictions by Loup Ventures. 

Apple announced on Wednesday it has added Japanese and Simplified Chinese subtitles to its WWDC 2018 videos. The company said these subtitles are now available on all session videos, in addition to the English subtitles that were already available.

In a new entry in its Machine Learning Journal, Apple has detailed how it approached the challenge of improving Siri’s ability to recognize names of local points of interest, such as small businesses and restaurants.

Reuters reports that Apple wrote to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India asked the telecom regulator about the “derecognition’” of non-compliant phones be dropped. Apple instead proposed to the regulator, TRAI, that it would create its own app for iPhone users. However, TRAI told Reuters that the letter would have no effect.

Two-factor authentication is still a long way from widespread adoption, researchers from Indiana University said at the Black Hat security conference on Thursday. Indiana University Professor L. Jean Camp and Sanchari Das, a doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington, conducted a study of 500 people to find out why the simple security measure isn’t popular, despite its benefits and ease.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.