We <3 These 2 New Features Coming to the iPhone 6
We might not have had the iPhone 6 reveal of our lives (you know, with a glittering, glowing larger-than-life model getting lowered down from the WWDC heavens like a Bluetooth-enabled Beyoncé), but it was discussed in a read-between-the-lines sort of way thanks to a generous helping of iOS 8 scoop that placed your iPhone at the center of your health and your home.
We know the next operating system has a whole kit devoted to syncing your mobile life up with the smart appliances and settings around your house, but an Apple patent reveals a new feature for future iPhone models that will bring your phone up to speed with your Lyric thermostat and your Aros A/C. Apple was recently granted a patent that would enable your device to automatically unlock depending on where you are.
In the drawing taken from Apple’s patent filing, the auto-lock system is shown detecting different devices at home. Here, your pad becomes the wearable that unlocks your iPhone to say it’s just you using it to check Twitter. The feature could work while you’re at your crib, at work, at a friends — adjusting its security levels based on locations you’ve told it are safe. In not-so-safe spots, you could boost security features, like having to enter your code and use Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner to log on.
There’s also an exciting newsflash for anyone out there rocking the Spiderman App, aka a shattered web-like screen (get it?!) courtesy of a couple spills. It’s rumored that the iPhone 6 screen will be made of scratch resistant, durable sapphire — and this video, posted today on MacRumors, puts a mock up of its front panel to a bend test.
From the video, it looks like your next iPhone comes with a whole new “anti-Spiderman App” already installed. Phew. Does this mean you can use it for the other stuff Spiderman is known for? Fighting crime and all that? We thought so.
Don’t get too excited just yet, patents don’t mean insta-products (we’re still waiting on that MacBook Sun…) and the sapphire screen is still a rumor, but we’ll keep you updated with all the news and updates we download about the iPhone 6 ’til we’re Yo-ing you from it!
Are you looking forward to the iPhone 6? What features do you want to see on the future phone? Share below!
(iHome Mock: Martin Hajek)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)