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This week on AI: iPhone XS & Apple Watch Series 4 launch, iOS 12, watchOS 5 & tvOS 12 ready to download

The iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 shipped this week, alongside iOS 12, tvOS 12 and watchOS 5. There was plenty to discover about of all of them.

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  • Video: Here are over 150 new features and changes in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad > >
  • Kuo: High preorder demand for Apple Watch Series 4, low expectations for 5.8-inch iPhone XS > >
  • Video:
    Hands on with the new Apple Watch faces in watchOS 5 > >
  • iPhone XS LTE speeds up to 266 percent faster than iPhone X, early test reveals > >
  • Photographers share stunning photos shot on iPhone XS > >
  • Video: Hands on with Apple's new lineup of iPhone XS and XS Max cases > >
  • Apple's iOS 12 is here, adding improved performance, Life Balance features, Memoji, Augmented Reality, ARKit 2, and more > >
  • Video: Hands on: 44mm Space Gray Apple Watch Series 4 > >
  • Hands on: Apple's iPhone XS Max is gorgeous, and a boon for photographers > >


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A roundup of other top stories this week:



Apple responds to viral tweet over disappearing iTunes movies

AirPower wireless charging pad allegedly stalled until spring by heat and interference issues

65+ new features in watchOS 5 for Apple Watch

Everything new in tvOS 12: Over 20 new features for Apple TV

Apple's watchOS 5 with Walkie Talkie, Podcast apps is now available

Apple rolls out tvOS 12 with Dolby Atmos, 'zero sign-on' & more

HomePod adds phone calls, improved Siri, search by lyrics in software update

Shortcuts launches on App Store as update to Workflow

Apple Watch could be spared from latest round of Chinese import tariffs

Apple releases Safari 12 for owners of macOS Sierra & High Sierra

iWork updates for iOS and macOS deliver support for Siri Shortcuts, dark mode, more

China retaliates with tariffs on U.S. goods, possibly endangering Apple's supply chain

Apple Watch Series 4 EKG tech got FDA clearance less than 24 hours before reveal

Apple pays Ireland record shattering $15 billion lump sum to settle tax dispute

What has changed with AppleCare+ for iPhone XS or Apple Watch and why you should consider coverage

Apple issues first developer betas for iOS 12.1, watchOS 5.1, and tvOS 12.1

Google Maps becomes first third-party navigation app with Apple CarPlay support

iOS 12.1 beta includes support for Face ID in landscape mode, likely for iPad Pros

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

Qualcomm dealt early blow in second ITC action against Apple

Sen. Rubio takes Apple to task for slow response to Adware Doctor's data harvesting

Review: The iPhone XS gets longer life and camera lenses with the Moment Pro Photo battery case

Sentencing set for Australian teen accused of hacking Apple's servers

Video: Apple Watch Series 4: Should you upgrade?

First iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 sales commence in Australia & New Zealand

User guide suggests Apple expected AirPower to ship with iPhone XS

iPhone XS, XS Max have new power chip designed by Apple, extra antenna band