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Topic: iPhone

Netflix app updated for 1080p HDR on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, forthcoming iPhone X

09/24/2017, 03:09 pm

An update to the iOS Netflix app brings HDR video to Apple's new crop of phones including the iPhone 8 family and November's iPhone X, but as of yet, the feature has not been added to the Apple TV version of the app.

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Inside iPhone 8: Apple's A11 Bionic introduces 5 new custom silicon engines

09/23/2017, 07:09 pm

Apple's new A11 Bionic chip used in iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X packs in an array of processing cores and sophisticated controllers, each optimized for specific tasks. We only know a bit about these, let alone what else is packed into this SoC. Here's a look at the new Apple GPU, Neural Engine, its 6 core CPU, NVMe SSD controller and new custom video encoder inside the package.

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Singapore government to trial Apple Pay for public transport in 2018

09/22/2017, 10:09 pm

A small number of commuters in Singapore will soon be able to use their iPhone or Apple Watch to pay for train and bus rides, as the country's Land Transit Authority plans to launch a pilot program involving Apple Pay in 2018.

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Apple adds global FeliCa support to Apple Pay with iPhone 8, iPhone X & Apple Watch Series 3

09/22/2017, 08:09 pm

Overshadowed by Apple's recent glut of hardware news, the company's latest mobile devices now feature NFC technology that allows all iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 devices, even those sold outside of Japan, to interact with FeliCa terminals.

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Inside iPhone 8: new 29 watt Fast Charging like iPad Pro, using USB-PD

09/22/2017, 08:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 8 supports new Qi wireless charging pads as a wireless convenience, but if you're in a hurry to recharge, you'll want to plug it in to take advantage of the significantly faster charge you can get using a standard 10 or 12 watt iPad adapter. New to iPhone 8 is an even quicker "Fast Charging" feature that uses the 29 watt USB-Power Delivery specification associated with USB-C and USB 3.1 to get you from zero to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

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Watch: Unboxing all 3 iPhone 8 colors, plus bonus Quick Start setup

09/22/2017, 06:09 pm

Considering a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? AppleInsider unboxes all three color options of Apple's latest handset lineup and goes through the new Quick Start setup feature, which lets users transfer setup options and settings over from another device running iOS 11.

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Apple premieres new promo video, '8 things to love about iPhone 8'

09/22/2017, 04:09 pm

Apple on Friday released a new video ad, "8 things to love about iPhone 8," looking to hook viewers on its latest smartphone, shipping today.

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Apple's Tim Cook says iPhone 8 & Apple Watch Series 3 seeing localized sellouts

09/22/2017, 01:09 pm

Apple is seeing localized sellouts of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 on launch day, though units may still be available, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a TV interview.

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Apple says it studied famous painters & photographers for Portrait Lighting on iPhone X & 8 Plus

09/22/2017, 12:09 pm

Apple looked at lighting by photographers like Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon -- and painters like Johannes Vermeer -- when building the Portrait Lighting feature found on the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus, the company claimed in an interview published on Friday, coinciding with the launch of the iPhone 8 line.

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After decade of iPhone launches, there's still a line in San Francisco

09/22/2017, 11:09 am

At Apple's Union Square flagship retail store in San Francisco, an early morning line of about 100 people formed down the block for new iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 buyers, split between users with pre-order reservations and people who just stopped by to pick up the new gear.

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Ikea 'This Charges Everything' ad campaign for iPhone 8 Qi charging invokes past Apple slogans

09/22/2017, 11:09 am

Ikea is capitalizing on not just Apple's inclusion of Qi charging on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X to promote its own line of compatible charging equipment -- but also implements variations of phrases that Apple has used in the past.

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AppleCare+ iPhone 8 back screen glass replacement $99, not screen repair cost of $29

09/22/2017, 10:09 am

Users with AppleCare+ for the iPhone are accustomed to a relatively new $29 screen replacement from Apple -- but that only applies to the screen in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and not the back glass.

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T-Mobile & Sprint said nearing agreement on merger, could sign deal in October

09/22/2017, 09:09 am

T-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly close to "tentative terms" on a long-rumored merger deal, and could finalize an agreement by the end of October.

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iPhone 8 Plus best performing smartphone camera ever, iPhone X expected to be better

09/22/2017, 09:09 am

While the new iPhone 8 did very well beating all other manufacturer's devices in testing by DxOMark, the iPhone 8 Plus is the undisputed champion of all other smartphones ever produced.

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Apple's iPhone 8 survives harsh scratch and bend test in new video

09/22/2017, 12:09 am

As it does every year, Apple's latest iPhone model is being put through a battery of stress tests for the viewing pleasure of YouTube, with a new video showing off the handset's ability to withstand bends and all but the most brutal scratches.

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First iPhone 8 teardown reveals few internal design changes [u]

09/21/2017, 10:09 pm

Just hours after iPhone 8 hit store shelves in early launch countries, iFixit tore down Apple's newest smartphones to reveal all the goodies packed within, finding an internal layout largely identical to iPhone 7.

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Apple shares new Apple Pay, Apple Pay Cash tutorial videos

09/21/2017, 09:09 pm

In preparation of the iPhone 8 release tomorrow (or today in some countries), Apple on Thursday posted a trio of videos to its YouTube channel and website documenting the process of adding a card to Apple Pay and using it with Touch ID.

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First iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K pre-orders arrive, now on sale at international Apple stores

09/21/2017, 07:09 pm

Apple's recently released iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K devices arrived in the hands of early pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and Asia on Friday, local time, while Apple retail stores in those regions began sales of the new hardware.

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3D Touch app switcher shortcut will return to iOS 11, says Apple's Craig Federighi

09/21/2017, 04:09 pm

A 3D Touch gesture used to launch the iOS app switcher -- removed in iOS 11 -- will return in a future software update, according to Apple's senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi.

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LIFX smarbulbs gain long-delayed support for Apple's HomeKit

09/21/2017, 11:09 am

Several LIFX smartbulbs are now compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the company announced on Thursday, in a move which could bolster attempts to compete with Philips' popular Hue series.

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