Newsletter: Note 7 Has An Ally in iPhone 8 & Amazon Plans To Use Delivery Drones In India

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“I don’t know if anybody thought about how much impact the iPhone could have on society.” ~ Henry Samueli

IPHONE 8 HANDSETS GET LITERALLY TORN APART DUE TO EMBARRASSING BATTERY ISSUE

THE STORY

Several iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus handsets returned to Apple due to abnormal battery swelling.

IS APPLE GOING DOWN WITH IPHONE 8?

Up till now, 7 iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handsets have been sent to Apple’s service team and all of them have the same issue, battery bloating. The battery bloats to the extent that the screen comes out of the chassis. Though the number of iPhones reporting the issue is less and there is no report of explosions so far, but this is certainly something that could possible tarnish Apple’s esteemed reputation.

The first incident was reported by women in Taiwan, her phone was swollen when she unplugged the device from charging, followed by someone in Japan, then China, Canada, Greece. Most of the phones were ruined while the phone was on charge. One of the damaged handsets were wrecked prior unboxing the phone.

WHAT IS APPLE DOING FOR DAMAGE CONTROL?

After the bloating of iPhone 8 came into light, Apple was questioned about the issue and Apple stated, “We are aware and looking into it.”

Sam Jaffe, managing director of Cairn Energy Research Advisors stated, “[Swelling is] very unusual for a brand-new battery and leads toward the direction of there’s something fundamentally wrong with this battery,”

Millions of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have been sold and these issues have been seen in 7 iPhones so far. This issue is small but due to wider distribution of iPhone, tracking down seems to be a tough nut to crack. Apple is trying to find out the cause of the issue but so far hasn’t reached anywhere.


AMAZON PLANS TO INTRODUCE DELIVERY DRONES IN INDIA

THE STORY

Amazon has filed a patent with the Indian Patent Office to get permission for use of drones for delivery.

WHY DRONES?

Amazon has applied to get a patent with Indian Patent Office to use drones to deal with the online marketplace. The online merchant has applied for sole rights on multi-scale fiducials, black and white marks on any object so that UAV(unmanned aerial vehicle) can easily spot them from different distances. According to the company, the drones also have the ability to identify aircraft and other objects, commuting within Indian skies.

Amazon is going to use the drone to deliver the packages to the customer safely without hassle. Amazon Prime Air is a delivery system which delivers packages within 30 minutes with an unmanned aerial vehicle.

WHAT ARE FIDUCIALS AND WILL IT BE SAFE?

Fiducial is referred to an object which is placed in the field of view of an imaging system which appears in the image produced to measure. It comprises of black and white blocks of a fixed size, which could be used in applications like tracking, localization, and detecting an orientation of objects marked with the features like printed circuit board manufacturing, robotics, printing, augmented reality and more.

Using this technology is safe as it ensures a quick response from the propellers of UAV if any human or animal, other obstacles are detected near the landing location and the company has applied for the patent of the same.

WHAT IS THE COMPANY’S VISION?

Filing the patent means that company wants to employ this technology in India. Amazon has already tried to gather evidence of how well the technology works by performing experiments in the UK. For now, it has the permission to use it during daylight hours provided the weather and visibility condition is favorable.

“We are working with regulators and policymakers in various countries in order to make Prime Air a reality for our customers across the globe,” stated Amazon on its website.

Srishti Sisodia

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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