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

1 hour 35 min ago

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

2 hours 9 min ago

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

3 hours 20 min ago

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

4 hours 54 min ago

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

5 hours 12 min ago

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

5 hours 21 min ago

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

5 hours 39 min ago

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

5 hours 42 min ago

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

6 hours 27 min ago

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

6 hours 40 min ago

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

12 hours 40 min ago

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 20:52

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:25

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:05

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:56

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 15:01

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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What's new in watchOS 5.1 beta 1

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:25

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:20

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:47

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

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:30

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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