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iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 to 2 Weeks in United States and Canada

Shipping estimates for the iPhone X have improved to 1 to 2 weeks in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, suggesting Apple's efforts to ramp up production have successfully resulted in greater supply.<p>The 1 to 2 week shipping estimates are an improvement over the previous 2 to 3 week shipping …

IPhone X

Here are the best places to buy Apple products on Black Friday

When it comes to consumer electronics, Apple makes some of the best products out there. But its lineup isn't known for being cheap. Luckily, dozens …

Shopping

KGI again says 2018 iPhones will feature gigabit LTE technology

Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out with what he refers to as “part two” of his analysis into Apple’s work on creating a 5G iPhone and what the near future holds.<p>This investors note says that Apple may adopt faster antenna modules in all of its 2018 iPhones, and offers more information about …

Antenna

Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) review: third time’s the charm

You don’t need LTE<p>I like watches. I wear one every single day, without fail, and have since I was in elementary school. I also like gadgets a lot, which means that a smartwatch is something that I’ve always been intrigued by and wanted in my life.<p>But despite being both a watch wearer and a fan of …

Smartwatches

TIME names iPhone X 2nd best gadget of 2017, Apple Watch Series 3 makes top ten

TIME magazine has shared its list of the top 10 gadgets of 2017 today and two of Apple’s newest products have made the cut. The iPhone X just missed the number one spot, while the Apple Watch Series 3 coming in at number 9 is the only wearable on the list this year.<p>Last week, TIME named the iPhone …

Smartwatches

Apple Maps Lane Guidance Now Available in Five More Countries

Apple Maps now offers lane guidance in five additional countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.<p>While navigating with Apple Maps via iPhone or CarPlay in those countries, a set of directional arrows will now appear at the top of the screen that indicate which …

Maps

Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining …

IPhone SE

The best Black Friday MacBook and iPad deals

For Black Friday 2017, these are the best deals on MacBooks, iMacs and other Apple computers.<p>Apple products are rarely discounted, even during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But there are still a handful of deals, including some impressive ones, on MacBooks, iMac desktops and iPad tablets if you …

Shopping

Apple reportedly working with TSMC on microLED displays expected to supersede OLED

Apple may have only just launched its first iPhone with an OLED screen, but technology never stands still. The company is reportedly pressing ahead with work on the microLED display technology which is expected to supersede OLED within the next few years.<p>microLED screens take some of the key …

OLEDs

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

• <b>Advances in machine learning now mean that doctors can take a photo and identify the disease or condition depicted.</b>• <b><br>Apple is a fan of one specific app, VisualDx, that uses new machine learning software to assist with diagnosis on an iPhone.</b>• <b><br>VisualDx has built a database of 32,000 high-quality medical</b> …

Medicine

iPhone X Case Review Roundup 5: Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee and Sena

The fifth review of my iPhone X Roundup series focuses on Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee, and Sena. If you've missed my previous posts, I'm taking a close look at iPhone X cases from a range of manufacturers. We don't often feature case reviews on <i>MacRumors</i>, but with the launch …

Phones

Texas Rangers serve Apple with warrants for access to Sutherland Springs shooter's iPhone

The Texas Rangers have served Apple with search warrants for data linked to the iPhone of Devin Kelley, who killed 26 people at a church in …

Privacy

'Hey Siri' may come to iMac Pro with rumored inclusion of A10 Fusion co-processor

The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS, called BridgeOS, to handle some functions —notably 'Hey Siri'.<p>Guilherme Rambo and …

iOS

New report shows the extent of Apple’s relationship w/ disgraced health blogger Belle Gibson

Apple once had a close relationship with Belle Gibson, a now-disgraced fitness and health blogger who claimed to have cured her cancer with lifestyle and other wellness improvements. A new report from Australian news site The Age dives deeper into the connections between Apple and Gibson, as seen …

Smartwatches

Apple's iMac Pro may have hands-free Siri voice control

Those rumors of Apple using custom ARM chips for more features inside Macs? They're true... and you might not have to wait long to witness it in action. Jonathan Levin has combed through BridgeOS code that should accompany the iMac Pro, and it looks as if Apple will be using a cut-down version of …

iOS

The iOS 11 privacy and security settings you need to know about

Chances are that you haven't purchased the iPhone X yet, but you're probably already running the shiny new iOS 11. And yup, this is a great …

iOS

Apple Postpones Release of HomePod Speaker

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is putting the brakes on the arrival this year of HomePod, its much-ballyhooed rival to Amazon’s Echo smart speaker.<p>On Friday, the company said it would postpone the release of HomePod to early 2018. Apple introduced the speaker this year and was originally set to ship it next …

I went to buy an iPhone X. AT&T told me Galaxy Note 8 is better

Commentary: An AT&T salesman tells me it's quite obvious why Samsung's large phone is better than Apple's future of the smartphone.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>AT&T just wouldn't let go.<p>First, it emailed me on iPhone X preordering day: …

Face ID

New Apple video blurs the line between iPad Pro and computer, repeats Steve Jobs 'post-PC' concept

Apple has published a new YouTube video, and with it is repeating the message that "a post-PC world may be closer than you think."<p>The video depicts …

Steve Jobs

Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no …

Smartwatches

Apple’s latest iOS update fixes iPhone X screen responsiveness in cold weather

iOS 11.1.2 is available now to download<p>Apple has just released iOS 11.1.2, which, as promised, fixes an issue where screens on iPhone X devices could become unresponsive in cold weather. Afflicted users noted reports of iPhone X displays freezing up when suddenly taken outside into cold …

iOS

Apple’s first diversity chief is leaving after less than a year

She’ll be replaced by Christie Smith, formerly of Deloitte<p>Denise Young Smith, Apple’s first VP of inclusion and diversity, will leave Apple at the end of the year, according to <i>TechCrunch</i>. The announcement comes less than a year after Smith took the position, which happened back in May. Smith ran …

Diversity

Apple Posts ‘What’s a Computer’ Video Promoting the iPad Pro

In a new video posted on YouTube called ‘What’s a Computer?’, Apple follows a girl as she leaves home on a bicycle and travels around a city with her iPad Pro. Set to ‘Go’ by Louis the Child, the girl uses FaceTime to chat with friends, marks up a screenshot of her chat, and sends it via Messages. …

IPad Pro

iPhone X is one of Time's 25 best inventions of 2017 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 110)

The iPhone X has its share of bugs and issues at launch, the 2018 iPad Pro will be getting a whole lot more speed, and your 10-year-old son might be able to unlock your iPhone's Face ID.<p><b>Subscribe to the Extra Crunchy Podcast</b><p>iTunes MP3 | RSS MP3 | FeedBurner MP3<p>Stitcher | Google Play | TuneIn<p>iTunes …

IPhone X

Marco Arment Argues the 2012—2015 MacBook Pro is 'Best Laptop That Has Ever Existed'

Marco Arment, a developer best known for co-founding Tumblr and creating apps Instapaper and Overcast, believes the 2012 to 2015 era 15-inch MacBook Pro is "the best laptop that has ever existed."<p>"Introduced in 2012, less than a year after Steve Jobs died, I see it as the peak of Jobs' vision for …

Laptops

Developers are already using the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera for face capture apps

A Tumblr post today by a Taiwanese visual effects artist shows a hint of the potential impact that the iPhone X’s new True Depth camera system will have on future apps.<p>Elisha Hung, a visual effects artist at Moonshine Animation, which produces for Asus and MSI, captured his face with the iPhone X’s …

iOS

This amazing iPhone X hack shows off Apple’s incredible attention to detail

We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long day at work and just want to sit down, relax, and watch some Netflix on your brand new iPhone X. Only problem …

IPhone X

How to keep media keys fixed to iTunes with macOS High Sierra

Apple released macOS High Sierra to the public back in September, bringing notable changes such as Apple File System, Safari 11, and more. One change that’s proved to be more of an annoyance, however, relates to the media keys. No longer do they control just media apps like iTunes and Spotify, but …

iOS

AirPlay 2: Everything we know about Apple’s upgraded wireless audio streaming feature

AirPlay 2 is coming soon to iOS after being previewed at WWDC earlier this summer. While we haven’t tested AirPlay 2 yet, the upcoming feature has a lot of promise. AirPlay 2 enables multi-room audio playback, works with Apple TV, and compatible speakers will work with HomeKit and Siri.<p>What is …

Smart TV