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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

VideoHands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases

Hands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases

To go alongside the latest iPhones — the XS and XS Max — Apple has updated its lineup of first-party cases, which include leather, silicone and folio options. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the accessories to see what has changed and find out if they are compatible with the iPhone X.

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Apple highlights positive reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 ahead of launch

Apple highlights positive reviews of Apple Watch Series 4 ahead of launch

Apple this evening posted a collection of review excerpts on the new Apple Watch Series 4 which is set to launch this Friday. Unsurprisingly, the included reviews are glowing.

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Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

Apple Music now supports Android Auto, song search by lyrics

Apple on Wednesday updated the Android version of its Apple Music streaming app, introducing support for Android Auto and song search by lyrics, the latter being a feature just introduced with iOS 12.

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'Crazy Rich Asians' director shows off iPhone XS Max video prowess in short film

'Crazy Rich Asians' director shows off iPhone XS Max video prowess in short film

A new short film shot entirely on iPhone XS Max by "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu highlights the handset's video creation potential.

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ReviewReview: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Review: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Moment's Pro Photo case is an Apple-certified battery case for your iPhone X or iPhone XS with enough tricks up its sleeve to please most anyone.

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Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

A frequent critic of the company in regards to China, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has reportedly sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook asking why the company didn't immediately react to word a Mac App Store title was exporting browser histories to the country.

ExclusiveHere's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

Here's where to get the lowest prices on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

New September discounts added! Apple authorized reseller Adorama has issued even greater markdowns on Apple's brand-new 2018 MacBook Pro with combined instant and coupon savings totaling up to $400 off with no tax outside NY and NJ. These deals, which offer shoppers the lowest prices anywhere, are available only at AppleInsider.

Installation rate for iOS 12 slightly trailing iOS 11 in first 48 hours after release

Installation rate for iOS 12 slightly trailing iOS 11 in first 48 hours after release

One in ten iOS devices have been updated to run iOS 12 in the first 48 hours after its public release, according to data from one analytics firm, with the adoption rate putting the latest version of Apple's mobile system slightly behind that of the previous milestone release, iOS 11.

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Hands-OnHands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

Hands on: Jaybird's wireless X4 sport headphones

When it comes to sport headphones, the competition is increasingly fierce — and the X4 is industry veteran Jaybird's attempt to stay near the top of the heap.

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iOS 12.1 beta points to 4K external display support on new iPad Pros

iOS 12.1 beta points to 4K external display support on new iPad Pros

The latest discovery in the iOS 12.1 beta is that the software appears to support 4K external displays — something impossible on any current iOS device, even when using Apple's HDMI adapter.

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Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros; $50-$100 off iPad Pros

Apple Blowout Deals: Macs on sale from $399, AirPods for $137; up to $800 off MacBook Pros; $50-$100 off iPad Pros

The massive markdowns continue at Apple authorized resellers with instant discounts of up to $800 off Apple hardware. Pick up a high-end 2017 15" MacBook Pro for just $1,899. Or save $100 to $300 on 2018 models, plus $399 Mac minis, $1,549 27" iMac 5Ks and more. All with no tax collected in most states and no interest financing offers.

EditorialDoes Apple have any premium buyers left for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Does Apple have any premium buyers left for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

Emerging media narratives suggest that with smartphone sales contracting in many markets globally, there will increasingly be less opportunity for Apple to sell its high-end, ultra premium iPhone models to new buyers. But the reality is that Apple has a vast installed base of iPhone users— and across the last year, while Apple earned incredible billions selling iPhones, only a small percentage of those users have yet upgraded to its newest, high-end flagships.

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Apple sold 43% of all phones priced above $400 globally in Q2, earned majority of handset profits

Apple sold 43% of all phones priced above $400 globally in Q2, earned majority of handset profits

Apple's iPhone earnings were over 3.6 times that of Samsung and over three times the profits of the top four brands in China, as the company sold 43 percent of all "premium" phones globally.

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Newegg card skimming hack stole customer payment details for over a month

Newegg card skimming hack stole customer payment details for over a month

Online retailer Newegg has become the victim of a month-long data breach, with the payment details of thousands of customers potentially acquired by hackers, by adding code to the store's payments page in a similar manner to other recent attacks.

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VideoHands on: Apple's Walkie-Talkie app in watchOS 5 will let you talk to your friends in an instant

Hands on: Apple's Walkie-Talkie app in watchOS 5 will let you talk to your friends in an instant

Demonstrated for the first time at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference Apple's Walkie-Talkie feature is one of the biggest additions in the now-available watchOS 5 this year. AppleInsider goes hands on with the upcoming app.

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ExclusiveNew price drops knock up to $400 off 2018 Apple MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever

New price drops knock up to $400 off 2018 Apple MacBook Pros, delivering the lowest prices ever

Adorama has issued new, steeper discounts on Apple's Mid 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros exclusively for AppleInsider readers. Shoppers can now save up to $400 on a variety of models thanks to instant rebates and our exclusive coupon. Plus, there's no tax collected outside NY and NJ, with 0% financing for up to 12 months on approved credit.

Larger camera bump in iPhone XS may prevent reuse of some iPhone X cases

Larger camera bump in iPhone XS may prevent reuse of some iPhone X cases

Owners of the iPhone X upgrading to the iPhone XS may not be able to use their existing smartphone cases with the new mobile device, after the discovery the rear camera protrusion on the iPhone XS is larger than the one on the earlier model, which could cause an issue for some protective accessories.

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FeatureHere are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018

With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 so far, updated on Sept. 19 with the opening date for Apple Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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VideoHands on: Google Maps in CarPlay fights Apple Maps for your dashboard

Hands on: Google Maps in CarPlay fights Apple Maps for your dashboard

After being teased during WWDC, we finally have our hand on Google Maps in Apple's CarPlay. AppleInsider takes a spin to see how it compares to Apple's own option.

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VideoTesting the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well. AppleInsider puts the claims to the test.

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iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Battery sizes, RAM revealed by Chinese regulator

iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Battery sizes, RAM revealed by Chinese regulator

Regulatory filings in China have revealed a number of interesting details about Apple's newest iPhones, including that the iPhone XS and XS Max both use 4GB of memory, and while the iPhone XS Max and XR have larger batteries than the iPhone X, the iPhone XS uses a smaller capacity power source.

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Apple planning to ramp iPhone XR production to 'over 50 percent' of new iPhones

Apple planning to ramp iPhone XR production to 'over 50 percent' of new iPhones

Although much of its media hype has been focused on the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple is reportedly planning to boost production of the iPhone XR past the 50 percent ratio by December.

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Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

Evernote culls 15 percent of its staff in bid for increased efficiency

Productivity app Evernote has made a major reduction to its workforce, eliminating approximately 15 percent of its employees in a bid to make the company more efficient, shortly after the departure of key employees from the business.

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FeatureInside iOS 12: Apple's ARKit 2 and USDZ usher in a new era of collaborative augmented reality

Inside iOS 12: Apple's ARKit 2 and USDZ usher in a new era of collaborative augmented reality

With iOS 12, comes Apple's collaboration with Pixar on the USDZ format for a common augmented reality data file format. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how it helps expansion of AR.

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Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

Music Modernization Act passes Senate unscathed in bid to fix music streaming royalties

The Music Modernization Act, a bill that aims to update laws relating to music licensing and royalty payments to take into account new services like Apple Music and Spotify, has taken one more step closer to becoming law, after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the proposal.

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Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

Qualcomm's second U.S. International Trade Commission complaint against Apple is not going as planned. Staff for the agency this week issued a recommendation that found none of the chipmaker's remaining patents-in-suit infringed, adding that an iPhone import ban would adversely impact the cellular modem market.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Code in iOS 12.1 beta hints at Memoji syncing over iCloud, references 'iPad2018Fall'

Code in iOS 12.1 beta hints at Memoji syncing over iCloud, references 'iPad2018Fall'

Lines of code unearthed in Apple's first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, suggest a future version of the operating system will support syncing of Memoji characters over iCloud, a feature that points to potential integration with a rumored iPad Pro with TrueDepth camera array. Further spelunking reveals references to an "iPad2018Fall," hinting that the device could launch soon.

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Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

Apple stores now sell Spire Health Tags for holistic self quantification

Apple retail channels this week started sales of Spire Health Tags, small, machine-washable devices with a long battery life that sticks to a user's clothes to monitor heart rate and track steps, breathing, stress levels and sleep patterns.

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Apple shares several early iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews ahead of launch

Apple shares several early iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reviews ahead of launch

Ahead of the iPhone XS and XS Max release this Friday, Apple has highlighted a few of the early reviews praising the latest handsets.

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iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

The first iOS 12.1 beta, released earlier on Tuesday, appears to include support for Face ID authentication while a device is in landscape mode, though the option is likely to be reserved for upcoming iPad Pros.

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Low heart rate monitoring included in watchOS 5

Low heart rate monitoring included in watchOS 5

Apple debuted a trio of new heart rate monitoring features set to be included in the Apple Watch Series 4. As it turns out, at least one of them was included in watchOS 5 for existing Apple Watch owners.

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VideoWhat's new in watchOS 5.1 beta 1

What's new in watchOS 5.1 beta 1

The first beta of watchOS 5.1 was released to developers on Tuesday and while we aren't able to test every feature quite yet, we do know a few things about the forthcoming update.

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Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

Google on Tuesday updated the iOS version of Google Maps with CarPlay support, taking advantage of iOS 12's ability to employ navigation options beyond Apple Maps.

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Activity app challenge awards go missing for some iOS 12 upgraders

Activity app challenge awards go missing for some iOS 12 upgraders

Some iPhone owners may notice some of their Activity Challenge awards have disappeared from their list of achievements after updating to iOS 12, Apple warns, advising a fix to restore the missing accolades is on the way.

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VideoEverything new in iOS 12.1 beta 1: Group FaceTime returns!

Everything new in iOS 12.1 beta 1: Group FaceTime returns!

The first developer beta of iOS 12.1 has been seeded to developers. AppleInsider takes the plunge to discover any new features or changes buried within.

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FeatureInside iOS 12: AutoFill gives password manager apps on your iPhone a big boost

Inside iOS 12: AutoFill gives password manager apps on your iPhone a big boost

After years of steadily absorbing features like suggesting strong passwords and remembering the ones you've got, iOS 12 now gives back to password manager developers. The new AutoFill lets your third-party password manager be on tap in more places and much more easily. AppleInsider unlocks what you do — and where the unexpected limitations are.

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Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1

Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1

Apple has restarted its beta release cycle once again, one day after ending the previous cycle by shipping public releases, with new first beta builds of iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1 and tvOS 12.1 being issued to developers for testing.

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VideoWhat has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage

What has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage

AppleCare+, Apple's warranty add-on service to help manage the cost of accidental damage, received some changes as part of the introduction of the iPhone XS and the Apple Watch Series 4. AppleInsider explains what has been altered, and why you should consider paying for the extra cover.

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FeatureThese Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

These Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR

It is likely that people upgrading their smartphone to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR may want to take advantage of the wireless charging functionality offered by them all. AppleInsider highlights some of the best Qi wireless chargers available on the market to power your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR.

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