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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

iPhone 8 wireless charging speed will improve with future firmware update from Apple

At launch, the iPhone 8 will recharge via inductive wireless technology at a rate comparable to the standard 5-watt charger that ships with the handset. But Apple plans to improve that speed with a future software update.

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Early reviews paint Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus as good devices overshadowed by iPhone X

Early reviews paint Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus as good devices overshadowed by iPhone X

Ahead of the devices' Sept. 22 launch, some reviews of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are already beginning to trickle in, comparing them against both earlier iPhone models and the elephant in the room, the OLED-based iPhone X shipping Nov. 3.

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Tim Cook speaks to Good Morning America, discusses iOS 11, iPhone X, Face ID, Steve Jobs legacy

Tim Cook speaks to Good Morning America, discusses iOS 11, iPhone X, Face ID, Steve Jobs legacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Robin Roberts a few hours before the launch of iOS 11, and spoke about the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, iOS 11, ARKit, and the legacy of Steve Jobs.

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August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

August unveils HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock Pro, redesigned Smart Lock and Doorbell Cam Pro

Smart lock manufacturer August on Tuesday unveiled a new hardware lineup headlined by the revamped Smart Lock Pro, a HomeKit-compatible retrofit device that boasts all-new "DoorSense" technology that alerts users when their door is left ajar. A second, more affordable device also launched, as did a new version of the Doorbell Cam.

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Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods) giveaway announced [Daniel M. and Bob B.]

Winners of the BlackPods (customized AirPods) giveaway announced [Daniel M. and Bob B.]

AppleInsider would like to congratulate the winners of our latest giveaway, Daniel M. and Bob B., each of whom will receive a pair of BlackPods delivered to their door.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Apple begins rollout of TV app in Australia, Canada ahead of iOS 11 & tvOS 11 debut

Apple begins rollout of TV app in Australia, Canada ahead of iOS 11 & tvOS 11 debut

Apple on Monday began rolling out its TV app in Australia and Canada ahead of tomorrow's scheduled iOS 11 and tvOS 11 release, which will deliver the one-stop streaming hub to seven additional countries later this fall.

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Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims

Boston Red Sox used Fitbit to steal signs, not Apple Watch, reporter claims

Recent accusations that the Boston Red Sox used an Apple Watch to steal signs from the New York Yankees were misguided, since the team may have actually used a Fitbit instead, according to one reporter.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $300 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Apple to grow and revamp Century City store in LA with mall's $1B expansion

Apple to grow and revamp Century City store in LA with mall's $1B expansion

Apple is reportedly taking advantage of a $1 billion overhaul at Los Angeles's Westfield Century City mall on Santa Monica Boulevard to launch a new, much larger store in the facility.

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Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

Bluetooth 5 on iPhone 8, iPhone X improves range and speed of BLE iBeacons, IoT sensors

One of the new specifications to appear on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X is Bluetooth 5, an enhancement of the Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy protocol. Its primary benefit enables BLE devices (such as iBeacons, wearable sensors and other low-power fixtures of the "Internet of Things") to work over greater distances or at faster speeds.

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FeatureApple Watch Series 3 with & without cellular vs. Series 1: Which model is right for you?

Apple Watch Series 3 with & without cellular vs. Series 1: Which model is right for you?

The Apple Watch now has three distinct models at three separate price points, giving consumers more options than ever — but also making buying decisions more difficult. Should you get a Series 3 with cellular, without cellular, or a Series 1? AppleInsider is here to help.

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Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

Sprint offers free 64GB iPhone 8 after trade-in to lure subscribers

Sprint on Monday launched a promotion offering a free 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 in exchange for trading in an iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy S8, or Galaxy Note 8.

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Demand for Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular stronger than expected, taking 80%+ of preorders

Demand for Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular stronger than expected, taking 80%+ of preorders

With a starting price just $70 more than the non-cellular option, the new Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular accounts for the lion's share of preorders ahead of this Friday's launch.

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Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 15 Casetify cases for the iPhone 8 or X

Giveaway: Enter to win 1 of 15 Casetify cases for the iPhone 8 or X

Casetify is partnering with AppleInsider this week to offer readers the chance to win a smartphone case valued at up to $45. Fifteen winners will be drawn — and each winner can select from a variety of Casetify cases, including covers for the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall

Not all iOS 11 features coming on Tuesday, Apple Pay Cash coming later in the fall

Apple has detailed a few features in Tuesday's iOS 11, and has noted that the feature that allows for person-to-person money transfers, dubbed Apple Pay Cash, will arrive in an update to iOS 11 and watchOS 4.

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FeatureW2 chip in Apple Watch Series 3 boosts wireless speeds while maintaining battery life

W2 chip in Apple Watch Series 3 boosts wireless speeds while maintaining battery life

One of the things Apple briefly touched on in announcing the Apple Watch Series 3 last week was the W2, a new self-designed wireless chip that's nominally the successor to the W1 found in audio accessories like AirPods and the Powerbeats3. But what advantages does it offer, and why is it in a watch instead?

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Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,199 ($300 off); 15" MacBook Pro (Radeon 560) for $2,599 ($200 off); iPhone 8 and X cases for $5

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Shoppers this week can save $200 to $300 on popular 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro configurations with no tax outside NY and NJ. Or pick up a Caseology case for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X for $4 to $5 with free shipping after coupon.

How high dynamic range support enables richer colors on Apple TV 4K

How high dynamic range support enables richer colors on Apple TV 4K

Apple has added high dynamic range, or HDR, to the new Apple TV 4K. AppleInsider explains what the term means as it pertains to 4K video, and how it applies to the new set-top box.

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iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

iPhone 8, iPhone X lack support for T-Mobile's new 600 MHz extended LTE network

The technical specifications for Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lack a discrete entry for the 600MHz spectrum required to use T-Mobile's new multi-billion dollar LTE network on Band 71 — but at present, only one other smartphone has support for the frequency.

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New trailer teases 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 3

New trailer teases 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives,' coming to Apple Music Oct. 3

Apple has posted a trailer for "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives," announcing that the documentary — long on the company's slate — will finally make its Apple Music premiere on Oct. 3.

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FeatureWith iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

With iPhone 8, Apple's Silicon Gap widens as the new A11 Bionic obliterates top chips from Qualcomm, Samsung & Huawei

Official benchmarks posted by Geekbench show that Apple's A11 Bionic delivers a huge jump in performance over last year's A10 Fusion used in iPhone 7, with scores that are not just far beyond other mobile ARM competitors' latest chips, but higher than the base Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processor Apple uses in its 13 inch MacBook Pro.

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Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now

Protective cases you can get for your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus now

The iPhone 8 has a different design than last year's iPhone 7, but the dimensions are very similar. It's possible you have a case that works now — try it out and see. But, if it doesn't fit, or you just want a new case, AppleInsider has rounded up a few of the best options that are available now.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

VideoWatch: All the details about the iPhone X that you may have missed

Watch: All the details about the iPhone X that you may have missed

AppleInsider tells you everything you need to know about the iPhone X, in less than seven minutes.

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Hands-OnHands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft Word users with indexing and outlining

Hands On: Mellel 4 targets Mac and iPad Microsoft Word users with indexing and outlining

The popular but niche word processor chiefly used by academics and technical authors has just been updated, with 95 new features.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno, Nevada

Relocated Apple store opens for business in Reno, Nevada

Apple on Saturday opened the doors of a relocated Reno, Nev., retail outlet to a crowd of eager customers, the latest in the company's chain to benefit from an "Apple store 2.0" redesign developed under executive Angela Ahrendts.

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VideoWatch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

Watch: Apple goes all-in on augmented reality

Apple is going all-in on augmented reality with iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iOS 11. From hardware acceleration on the A11 Bionic chip to ARKit in iOS 11, check out all the new AR features consumers coming to Apple's product line starting Sept. 22.

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T-Mobile's John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE speed limit in response to customer feedback

T-Mobile's John Legere boosts Apple Watch LTE speed limit in response to customer feedback

T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere, took to Twitter to announce a change to their Apple Watch plans, boosting the speed limit that the company had applied to the Series 3 LTE-equipped model.

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This week on AI: Apple unveils iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K & more

This week on AI: Apple unveils iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K & more

It all came out this week, as Apple finally revealed the OLED-based iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, a third-generation Apple Watch with LTE, and the Apple TV 4K. Find all the details you might have missed right here.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Apple addresses ad industry complaints over Safari tracking prevention feature

Apple addresses ad industry complaints over Safari tracking prevention feature

In response to advertising industry objections to Safari's new Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, Apple on Friday explained how the service is a boon for both consumers and ad services who use it responsibly.

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Apple airs Apple Watch Series 3 ad showcasing Apple Music over LTE, AirPods support

Apple airs Apple Watch Series 3 ad showcasing Apple Music over LTE, AirPods support

Apple on Friday posted to its official YouTube channel a new commercial hyping Apple Watch Series 3 and the device's ability to stream Apple Music over cellular networks.

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Apple's 'differential privacy' still collects too much specific data, study says

Apple's 'differential privacy' still collects too much specific data, study says

Apple's use of "differential privacy" — a method that inserts random noise into data as it's collected en masse — doesn't go far enough to protect personal information, a study suggested this week.

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Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new interview [u]

Apple's Craig Federighi details Face ID in new interview [u]

In a brief interview on Friday, Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi answered a few questions about the Face ID facial recognition feature that will ship out to customers in November, dispelling some of the more contentious rumors, providing background on its development and touting the system's benefits.

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Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

Virgin Mobile USA sets later Sept. 29 launch for Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

The U.S. incarnation of Virgin Mobile won't launch the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus until Sept. 29, a full week after the devices arrive from Apple and the country's four major carriers, according to an announcement.

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Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus now that the iPhone 8 has landed

Trade-in Deals: Sell your used iPhone for cash and lock in a $10 to $20 bonus now that the iPhone 8 has landed

The best time to sell your old iPhone or iPad is before new models hit the market like Apple's recently announced iPhone X. Here's a guide to help you sell your old device for the highest value to Apple, Gazelle, BuyBackWorld, Next Worth, Amazon, or one of the many other buyback services.

FeatureAppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to embrace it

AppleInsider readers are split on the iPhone X notch, but most support Apple's decision to embrace it

It wasn't quite a landslide vote, but AppleInsider readers came down in favor of Apple's decision to highlight and not hide the so-called "notch" housing the camera, sensors and earpiece atop the iPhone X edge-to-edge display.

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TipsThese stickers cover up the Digital Crown red dot on your Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

These stickers cover up the Digital Crown red dot on your Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular

The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular features a unique aesthetic decision, placing a large and noticeable red dot on the Digital Crown, that may not be appealing to all buyers. Thankfully, there are a few decent options for covering it up with a decal.

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Apple hardware lead Johny Srouji to speak at Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 18

Apple hardware lead Johny Srouji to speak at Carnegie Mellon on Sept. 18

Johny Srouji — Apple's senior VP of Hardware Technologies — will give a speech at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon on Monday, Sept. 18, the university's Computer Science school has announced.

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VideoVideo: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for iPhone X?

Video: Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for iPhone X?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now available for preorder ahead of next Friday's launch. But with the iPhone X so close behind, prospective buyers may have a hard time choosing between the two. AppleInsider offers some insight to help you make your big buying decision.

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Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

Apple's new App Store rules say devs must provide alternative to Face ID for kids under 13

Updated App Store Review Guidelines published this week include a variety of changes, most notably dictating that apps wanting to make use of Face ID on the iPhone X must offer an "alternate authentication method" for children under 13.

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