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iPhone X: 2018 Phones Might Come With Exclusive, ‘Must-Have’ Accessory, Per ‘Macotakara’

Due to a lack of supply, the rumored 18-watt fast chargers are not expected to be sold separately for the meantime, as further noted by the Japanese …

Mobile Technology

iPhone could get shut out of India altogether

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India could require mobile operators in the country to stop supporting the iPhone if Apple doesn’t allow a mobile app that lets users report unwanted calls and messages.<p>Apple has been going back and forth with officials in India over the government-approved …

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Ed Sheeran’s creative process is on full display in new Apple documentary

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative process will be on full display in Apple’s newest documentary movie, <i>Songwriter</i>.<p>Filming on the documentary began in 2008, giving fans an unprecedented look at how Sheeran’s songs are created. From the spark of an idea for a song to seeing it sung by …

Apple Music

2018 MacBook Pros Have New 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 Controller, But DisplayPort 1.4 Isn't Truly Supported

Earlier this week, the repair experts at iFixit opened up the 2018 MacBook Pro, uncovering Intel's new JHL7540 Thunderbolt 3 controller, introduced earlier this year as part of its "Titan Ridge" family.<p>While the specifications for the JHL7540 lists compatibility with DisplayPort 1.4 on Intel's …

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Dish is the first TV provider to offer support for Apple’s Business Chat

Dish today announced it’s becoming the first TV provider to offer customer support over Apple’s Business Chat. Launched earlier this year, Business Chat allows companies to communicate with their customers over iMessage in order to answer questions, provide customer service, or even enable …

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Original Apple Watch Named, Current Models Omitted in Latest Proposed U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods

The latest proposed U.S. tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods name Apple Watch and other activity trackers assembled in China, according to government rulings. <i>Reuters</i> reports the latest rulings list names the original Apple Watch, Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge models, and Sonos Play:3, …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Congratulates 2018 iPhone Photography Award Winners

Each year, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) highlights the best photographs captured with an iPhone over the course of the year. This year's winners were announced yesterday, with the winning photographs selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 140 …

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Apple Pay saves you money with summer movie tickets, food, and more

Apple waited a bit for its summer Apple Pay promotion, but it just kicked off today. On offer are savings from Fandango, SubHub, Groupon, and several other apps.<p>The exact savings vary from service to service, of course, but they all have one thing in common: when it comes time to settle up, you …

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1Password for iOS updated with rich text support in notes, sticker pack for Messages, much more

Popular password manager 1Password has today been updated with a handful of new features and capabilities. The update brings the app to version 7.1 and includes features such as rich text support for secure notes, 1Password stickers in Messages, and more.<p>Headlining the update is support for rich …

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Apple continues to expand the cast of its upcoming ‘Are You Sleeping?’ drama

Apple has added a handful of new stars to its upcoming thriller drama seres ‘Are You Sleeping?’ based on the book of the same name. According to <i>Deadline</i>, Moon Bloodgood of ‘Code Black’ will star as a series regular, with several others have come aboard with recurring roles…<p>Today’s report says that …

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Apple switches designs for new Oz store, but some are still unhappy

Normally, the addition of a new Apple Store is met with positivity, on account of the prestige and increased foot traffic that it brings to an area. That’s not exactly proving to be the case for Apple’s proposed “global flagship” Apple Store in Melbourne, Australia, however.<p>Revised drawings for the …

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Apple submits revised plans for controversial Federation Square store

After seven tumultuous months of intense scrutiny from Melbourne residents, Apple has submitted revised blueprints for it’s planned store in Federation Square, the <i>Herald Sun</i> reports.<p>Apple first presented architectural renders for the new structure last December in an Australian Newsroom post, where …

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2018 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Touch Bar Has Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Apple has confirmed that the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is equipped with four full-speed Thunderbolt 3 ports.<p>2018 models ship with Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 or Core i7 processors, which both support up to 16 PCI Express lanes, providing enough bandwidth for maximum data transfer …

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Isolated reports of Apple Pay transactions showing the wrong stores

A friend contacted me yesterday to report that his iPhone was displaying the wrong stores for some of his recent Apple Pay transactions, and it seems he’s not alone in this …<p>Andrew Poodle told me that a transaction actually made at a branch of the pharmaceutical chain Boots was listed as Soboro, an …

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The last remaining Siri cofounder departs Apple, following its head of search

According to a new report from <i>The Information</i>, the last remaining Siri cofounder has departed Apple. Tom Gruber, who served as the head of Siri’s Advanced Development group, has retired in an effort to “pursue personal interests in photography and ocean conservation,” the report says…<p>In addition to …

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Apple releases third iOS 12 beta to everyone

Apple just released the third version of the iOS 12 beta as part of the public beta program. It means that everyone can now install a development build of iOS 12, the next major version of the operating system for iPhone and iPad.<p>Don’t forget this is still a beta version. Things will crash, things …

iOS

Apple’s iCloud user data in China is now handled by a state-owned mobile operator

If you’re an Apple customer living in China who didn’t already opt out of having your iCloud data stored locally, here’s a good reason to do so now. That information, the data belonging to China-based iCloud users which includes emails and text messages, is now being stored by a division of China …

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Verizon blocking older iPhone activations, only supporting iPhone 6 and later

Verizon is making a controversial change to its activation process, according to a new report from <i>CNET</i>. Going forward and effective immediately, the carrier says it will no longer activate phones that do not operate on the 4G network with VoLTE capabilities…<p>In a statement, Verizon explains that …

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Ed Sheeran documentary ‘Songwriter’ to debut exclusively on Apple Music next month

Earlier this year, Apple obtained world rights to the Ed Sheeran documentary “Songwriter.” Now, Sheeran has announced on his Instagram that the film will be available exclusively on Apple Music beginning next month…<p>Sheeran says that “Songwriter” will be available on Apple Music starting August …

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Apple removes entire doorbell category from HomeKit accessory list

In the last day or so, Apple has updated its list of HomeKit accessories with some seemingly bad news: all references to HomeKit doorbells have been removed. The page previously featured the August Doorbell Cam as ‘coming soon’.<p>Infamously, August first promised HomeKit support in 2016, and the Ring …

Home Automation

Apple Stops Signing iOS 11.4 Following Launch of iOS 11.4.1

Following the release of iOS 11.4.1 on Monday, July 9, Apple has stopped signing iOS 11.4, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.<p>iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 11.4.1 will no longer be able to downgrade to earlier versions of iOS.<p>Apple routinely …

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Report of iCloud data on servers belonging to state-owned China Telecom causes concern [U]

<i>Update: It appears the TechCrunch report is based on a misunderstanding. Post updated to reflect our own understanding of the position, including a statement made by Apple to us.</i><p>A reported change to the way iCloud data is stored for Chinese iCloud accounts has raised further concerns about the ease …

Privacy

Samsung predictably takes shots at iPhone X in latest Galaxy S9 ad

Apple is known for strikingly original ads which have changed the course of advertising history, and are studied by creatives decades after they first aired. Samsung is known for ads that rip on Apple.<p>Its latest spot, which pokes fun at the supposedly slow download speeds of the iPhone X, is just …

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Apple Increases Share of U.S. Smartphone Activations in Q2

During the second quarter of 2018, spanning from April to June, Apple's iPhones accounted for 36 percent of total U.S. smartphone activations, an improvement over last year's numbers where iPhone activations accounted for just over 30 percent of total activations, according to new numbers shared …

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Apple No Longer Offering Free Out-of-Warranty Repairs of iPhone 7 Models With Grayed-Out Speaker Button

A few months ago, in an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple acknowledged that some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users may experience a grayed-out speaker button during phone calls, or not be heard during phone calls or FaceTime chats. Apple didn't identify a cause for the issues.<p>If an …

Mobile Technology

Apple updates App Store Connect and TestFlight apps for iOS

Apple today has rolled out a pair of updates for its App Store Connect and TestFlight applications on iOS. The updates bring the former to version 1.0.1 and the latter to version 2.1.<p>For App Store Connect users, the update ensures that the app will filter ratings and reviews by all territories by …

Apps

2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise

It turns out the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple has planned for 2018 won’t quite be the iPhone X lookalike we were expecting.<p>The brand new handset will certainly borrow a lot of the iPhone X’s design traits, but according to new screen protectors, its LCD display won’t be truly …

Mobile Technology

Apple pulls controversial conspiracy app from the App Store

Apple has removed QDrops, a $0.99 paid app designed to promote a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton and a supposed child sex ring, from the App Store.<p>Despite its pro-free speech position, Apple was clear to distance itself from apps which break its user guidelines.<p>“The App Store has always …

Apps

Ex-employee accused of stealing Apple Car plans pleads not guilty

The former Apple employee arrested for allegedly stealing plans for the Apple Car has pleaded not guilty to his charge.<p>Xiaolang Zhang was indicted on one single charge of trade secret theft. He’s accused of stealing a 25-page blueprint for a circuit board for Apple’s autonomous vehicle.<p>Zhang was …

Corruption

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software …

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