In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we look at the launch of new 4G phone 3Prism, the latest Beats headphones, and Apple’s AR Kit.
Three launches 3Prism
Looking for the perfect introduction to 4G? Then check out 3Prism. Exclusive to Three Ireland, 3Prism comes with a 5” screen, Quad Core Processor and 8GB memory with a memory card slot (up to 32GB) to store all your photos and videos.
3Prism also has an excellent 5MP rear camera and a 2MP selfie camera, both with LED flash, and will run Android OS. 3Prism is the perfect phone for anyone looking for an affordable and practical smartphone, and it’s exclusive to Three. Get 3Prism now on prepay for only €89.99 (including €10 top up) on Three.ie or from your local Three store.
Latest Beats headphones to last for 22 hours
It’s been a while since Beats by Dre, now owned by Apple, released new headphones, but this week Beats unveiled its new noise-cancelling Studio3 Wireless headphones.
What’s particularly cool about the new headphones is that they will integrate Apple’s W1 chip, resulting in more power and an impressive 22 hours of battery life, according to Mashable. The headphones will have Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC), delivering an enhanced listening experience and responsive noise blocking technology, which continuously pinpoints and blocks external sounds. Studio3 Wireless will also come with a super-fast 10-minute charge and proximity-pairing – meaning that you only need to hold your iOS, iCloud-connected devices near the headphones and they will instantly pair.
Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are currently on sale for $349 on apple.com and will ship from October.
Developers demo new Apple AR apps
Apple announced back in June that the next iOS (iOS 11) will come with ARKit, Apple’s augmented reality platform. Last week several app developers gathered in Apple’s Californian headquarters to demo their upcoming AR apps, including well-known companies such as Giphy and AMC.
One such company was Ikea, who showed off a new AR app for iOS called Ikea Place. Ikea Place is a furniture ‘try-on’ app that lets you ‘place’ Ikea’s furniture in a room, so you can see what it would like if you purchased it and even walk up to the furniture.
This is just one cool example of what AR can do, and we’re sure to see many more AR apps being rolled out once iOS 11 is released. One of the biggest advantage’s Apple has in the world of AR is the company’s huge audience. Once iOS 11 is released, these AR apps will be available for millions of iOS users around the world, including older iPhones and iPads. You can find out more about ARKit on developer.apple.com.
Ashling is the 3Community's resident wordsmith. With a passion for social media, innovative technology and all things mobile, she fills the 3Community with articles about tech news, app reviews and tips and tricks to make your life a little easier.