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2018

Apple now accepting iPhone XR preorders ahead of Oct. 26 launch [u]

Friday October 19, 2018

Apple on Friday opened preorders for iPhone XR, the latest addition to the company's top-selling smartphone line.

Apple pitched a standardized version of iMessage to wireless carriers, but they didn't bite

Thursday October 18, 2018

In an editorial bemoaning the lack of interoperability between Apple's iMessage and common SMS texting systems, former head of iOS development Scott Forstall reveals the company once tried to push wireless carriers toward its version of messaging.

New iPad Pro again rumored to ditch Lightning for USB-C

Thursday October 18, 2018

Rumors out of Asia this week again suggest Apple intends to swap out its proprietary Lightning connector for the faster, more robust USB-C protocol when it ships an expected iPad Pro revamp this fall.

Apple's online store goes down ahead of iPhone XR preorders

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple's online storefront was taken offline late Thursday as the company prepares to handle an expected onslaught of traffic when it takes iPhone XR preorders live a minute after midnight, Pacific time.

Apple sued over FaceTime technology

Thursday October 18, 2018

Patent troll Uniloc on Thursday filed a fresh legal claim against Apple -- its third in as many weeks -- asserting the tech giant's FaceTime technology infringes on an internet telephony invention developed by Hewlett-Packard.

Apple says 'top apps' are integrating Siri Shortcuts

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple is drumming up consumer interest in Siri Shortcuts following its release in iOS 12, and on Thursday threw a spotlight on popular apps that integrate the Siri-powered automation feature.

Apple's iPhone XR shown off in first 'hands-on' videos

Thursday October 18, 2018

Looking to drum up publicity for the iPhone XR ahead of preorders on Friday, Apple has provided a handful of news sites and YouTubers with hands-on time.

Here are some of the best iPhone XR cases you can buy right now

Thursday October 18, 2018

The iPhone XR is right around the corner, and you'll almost certainly need a case to keep it from getting scratched or broken. These are some of the best options shipping on or around the XR's Oct. 26 launch date.

Mac and iPad Pro 'There's more in the making' event page updated with stream info, graphics

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple updated its website at the same time as announcing it's "There's more in the making" event on October 30, highlighting the Apple Special Event stream which also includes its own graphical surprise.

Square launches all-in-one portable Terminal with Apple Pay

Thursday October 18, 2018

Square on Thursday unveiled the Terminal, a portable device meant to accept all forms of retail payment, including NFC-based platforms like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

China App Store growth slowing, but only in short term & nothing to worry about says analyst

Thursday October 18, 2018

Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley has taken a look at Apple's App Store numbers in China, and while there does appear to be a combination of factors provoking a short-term stall in growth for Apple's iOS App Store, earnings will still be massive, and long-term Services revenue won't be impacted much, if at all.

Trade-in guide: How to get the most money (and a $20 cash bonus) for your used iPhone, iPad or Mac ahead of Apple's iPhone XR

Thursday October 18, 2018

With iPhone XR preorders beginning in mere hours (and rumored new hardware announcements during Apple's Oct. 30 event), we're rounding up where to get the most money for your used iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac with an exclusive cash bonus on all trades.

Apple issues invites to October 30 iPad Pro and Mac 'There's more in the making' event in NYC

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple has started to dispatch invitations to the media for an event on October 30, one which is expected to involve the launch of new iPad Pro models and potentially refreshed Mac models.

Should you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?

Thursday October 18, 2018

Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?

Samsung starts 7nm chip production, trailing behind A-series supplier TSMC

Thursday October 18, 2018

Samsung has commenced production of chips using a 7-nanometer process, a move that brings it in line with Apple's A-series chip partner TSMC, giving the iPhone supplier potential competition for future iPhone processor orders.

iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

Thursday October 18, 2018

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

Apple working on high-voltage battery power converters intended for sports cars

Thursday October 18, 2018

Apple is continuing to explore ways to improve cars and other vehicles, possibly as part of Project Titan, as the iPhone producer has come up with ways to refine power transfer systems used in electric vehicles to run low-power equipment.

Akitio's Thunder3 Dock Pro offers 10-gigabit Ethernet to MacBook Pro, iMac owners

Thursday October 18, 2018

Akitio is now shipping the Thunder3 Dock Pro, a new Thunderbolt 3 dock for Macs promising an array of options, including a rare example of a 10-gigabit Ethernet port.

Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 more than a year behind Apple's A12 Bionic in performance

Thursday October 18, 2018

Following Apple's A12 Bionic powering iPhone XS and iPhone XR models, Huawei has released its own custom 7nm ARM System on a Chip. But despite using the same fab process, Huawei's Kirin 980-powered Mate 20 Pro flagship lags far behind Apple's iPhone XS A12, turning in performance scores well below last year's A11 iPhone X.

Mophie intros Powerstation USB-C 3XL for charging MacBooks, iPhones & iPads

Thursday October 18, 2018

Mophie has released a new portable battery, the Powerstation USB-C 3XL, designed explicitly with the ability to charge Apple's MacBooks.