The stories you may have missed this past week, including another twist in the tale of the iPhone 8 Touch ID saga

1. Facial recognition

Apple is working on advanced facial recognition software that could potentially replace the fingerprint sensors currently found in the iPhone. Read the story!

2. Fender Play

Renowned guitar manufacturer Fender is making strides in the world of iOS with a guitar tuition app and a series of curated playlists for Apple Music. Read the story!

3. Augmented Reality

Since Apple unveiled its “ARKit” platform last month, many app developers have been making some amazing augmented reality demos for iPhone and iPad. Read the story!

4. Apple News

Apple is planning changes to its News app which could introduce more ads and micro-payments for articles. That, in turn, could lead to more high quality content on the platform… Read the story!

Elsewhere

Apple predicted to become trillion dollar company within 12 months – MacRumors

iOS bugs are worth thousands, and Apple isn’t spending enough money to find them all – iDownloadBlog

Pokémon GO celebrates first birthday with special Pikachu and anniversary event – iPhoneHacks