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Monday, September 11, 2017

Apple's iPhone X & iPhone 8 Plus to come with 3GB of RAM, iPhone 8 with 2GB

Apple's iPhone X & iPhone 8 Plus to come with 3GB of RAM, iPhone 8 with 2GB

More information gleaned from this weekend's iOS 11 GM leak point to memory allotments for Apple's upcoming iPhone models, with the top-end OLED-toting iPhone X and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus to feature 3GB of RAM, while the 4.7-inch iPhone 8 will make do with 2GB.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

ReviewReview: Google Wifi mesh networking solution easy to set up, configure

Review: Google Wifi mesh networking solution easy to set up, configure

Everyone seems to have their own way to fix poor Wi-Fi, from signal boosters to antennas, but mesh systems have risen to the top as one of the better solutions available. Google, being the internet-centric company that it is, entered the fray with a self-branded mesh product last year, and we put it to the test.

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FeaturePhone X event at Steve Jobs Theater frames the future of Apple, Inc.

Phone X event at Steve Jobs Theater frames the future of Apple, Inc.

Next Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil its largest array of new product introductions ever, ranging from iPhone 8 and a premium new iPhone X to a new 4K/HDR Apple TV, new Apple Watch Series 3, revamped AirPods and the new HomePod appliance—as well as its new Apple Park campus. Here's why it all matters, focusing on the new lineup of iPhones.

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'A11 Fusion' in iPhone X appears to be a six core processor, according to iOS 11 leak [u]

'A11 Fusion' in iPhone X appears to be a six core processor, according to iOS 11 leak [u]

The data trove unearthed by the near-final version of iOS 11 continues to bear fruit, with the latest gleaned data suggesting that the 'A11 Fusion' processor expected to be in the iPhone X has two cores for intensive processing needs, and four high-efficiency cores.

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More iOS 11 software examination shows evidence of wireless charging in iPhone

More iOS 11 software examination shows evidence of wireless charging in iPhone

While it is not clear which new iPhone will get wireless charging, further examinations of the leaked "gold master" iOS 11 suggest that wireless charging is imminent — but no specific details have been gleaned beyond software support.

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FeatureApple's biggest introduction on Tuesday: Apple Park

Apple's biggest introduction on Tuesday: Apple Park

Next Tuesday, Apple is expected to unveil its largest array of new product introductions ever, ranging from iPhone 8— and a premium new iPhone X— to a new 4K/HDR Apple TV, new Apple Watch Series 3, revamped AirPods and the company's new HomePod appliance— as well as its new Apple Park campus. Here's why it all matters— starting with the location.

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ExclusiveLast call! Apple's high-end 15" MacBook Pro for $2,099 ($700 off) w/ free headphones or Radeon 450 15" for $1,799 + no tax in 48 states

Last call! Apple's high-end 15

Ends at 1:59 p.m. Eastern today! Exclusively for AI readers, save $700 on Apple's high-end Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro (2.7GHz, 16GB, 512GB, Radeon 455) and score a free pair of JBL headphones valued at $99.95. Or take advantage of a $600 discount on the standard 15" model, now $1,799. Both configs qualify for free expedited shipping with no sales tax outside NY and NJ.

ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

Killer Deals: Save $70 to $300 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states

First come, first served: AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $70 and $300 on every new Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. In addition to promo code and instant cash savings, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ.

Hands-OnFirst look: Logitech Craft keyboard with Creative Input dial for macOS

First look: Logitech Craft keyboard with Creative Input dial for macOS

After a week with Logitech's new Craft advanced keyboard, AppleInsider discusses first impressions of the company's new premium — and most expensive — keyboard.

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Next-gen Apple TV 4K streaming requirements, native resolution revealed

Next-gen Apple TV 4K streaming requirements, native resolution revealed

The iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield details about upcoming Apple products, with a Saturday discovery revealing 4K streaming requirements and resolution standards for an as-yet-unreleased Apple TV model.

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Saturday, September 09, 2017

Rumor: iOS 11 GM leaked by disgruntled employee [u]

Rumor: iOS 11 GM leaked by disgruntled employee [u]

This weekend's iOS 11 GM leak revealed — and confirmed — a multitude of new features and hardware set to debut this fall, likely spoiling a number of surprises Apple had in store for its special event next week. Taking a step back from the deluge of new information, at least one insider believes the early disclosure was perpetrated by a disgruntled employee.

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Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold master' reveal Face ID setup animation

Further delves into the leaked iOS 11 'gold master' reveal Face ID setup animation

Apple has been suspected of replacing Touch ID on the iPhone X with FaceID — and looking deeper into the iOS 11 firmware has revealed details on how FaceID setup will likely work.

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FeatureWhat to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 event: iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch with LTE, 4K Apple TV with HDR

What to expect from Apple's Sept. 12 event: iPhone X & 8, Apple Watch with LTE, 4K Apple TV with HDR

This Tuesday, the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Apple's iconic iPhone. It's expected to be headlined by a new OLED model known as the iPhone X, but that's not all the company has in store. AppleInsider gives you a complete rundown of what to expect.

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Leaks reveal how the iPhone X notch is expected to work

Leaks reveal how the iPhone X notch is expected to work

The iOS 11 GM leaked firmware provides details into how the screen will accommodate the notch at the "forehead" of the iPhone X screen, including moving wireless signal information to the right side of the status bar.

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iPhone X with 3D camera appears to support 'animoji' capturing facial expressions in iOS 11

iPhone X with 3D camera appears to support 'animoji' capturing facial expressions in iOS 11

The leaked iOS 11 GM continues to shed light on new features including 3D animated emoji that respond to a user's facial expressions for users with what now appears to be called the iPhone X — and looks to be called "animoji."

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iOS 11 firmware reveals apparent names of Apple's next phones: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8

iOS 11 firmware reveals apparent names of Apple's next phones: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone 8

With just a few days to go before Apple reveals its highly anticipated 10th-anniversary iPhone overhaul, the name of the mystery product may finally be known: iPhone X, according to the company's own iOS 11 golden master firmware.

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Firmware reveals Apple Watch 'Series 3' to come in 'Blush Gold', 'Ceramic Gray'

Firmware reveals Apple Watch 'Series 3' to come in 'Blush Gold', 'Ceramic Gray'

The leaked iOS 11 GM firmware reveals that there appear to be two new colors for the Apple Watch. We expect to see these at the Apple Event at the Steve Jobs Theater on Tuesday, where we'll be on site and hands-on with the newly announced devices.

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This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' & Apple Watch details leak in iOS 11 GM, Apple may buy Bond, new Beats & more

This week on AI: 'iPhone 8' & Apple Watch details leak in iOS 11 GM, Apple may buy Bond, new Beats & more

On the eve of Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event, last-minute rumors and an iOS 11 GM leak hinted at "iPhone 8" details, as well as the device's troubled history. In a pair of separate surprises, the company also launched new high-end Beats headphones, and was rumored to be pursuing rights to the James Bond franchise.

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Inner workings of Apple's 'Face ID' camera for 'iPhone 8' detailed in report

Inner workings of Apple's 'Face ID' camera for 'iPhone 8' detailed in report

Apple is widely rumored to integrate cutting-edge facial recognition solution in a next-generation iPhone many are calling "iPhone 8," and a report published Friday offers an inside look at the of the technology before its expected debut on Tuesday.

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Leaked iOS 11 GM confirms 'iPhone 8' 'Face ID' facial detection, revamped AirPods, more

Leaked iOS 11 GM confirms 'iPhone 8' 'Face ID' facial detection, revamped AirPods, more

A deeper dive into Friday's leaked iOS 11 GM seems to reveal a slew of new features set to launch with "iPhone 8," including a facial recognition system dubbed "Face ID," new Portrait Lighting camera effects, a True Tone display and more. A new version of AirPods is also hinted at in the code.

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LTE Apple Watch 'Series 3' tipped in leaked iOS 11 GM

LTE Apple Watch 'Series 3' tipped in leaked iOS 11 GM

Friday's supposed iOS 11 GM leak continues to yield clues about Apple's upcoming product launches, with new evidence pointing to the imminent release of an all-new Apple Watch "Series 3" with LTE connectivity.

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Supposed iOS 11 GM leak reveals new wallpapers suitable for OLED screens

Supposed iOS 11 GM leak reveals new wallpapers suitable for OLED screens

A golden master of iOS 11, the final version of Apple's next-generation mobile operating system, was reportedly leaked on Friday, potentially bringing with it clues as to what Apple will announce at its expected iPhone unveiling next week.

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Rumor: Supposed 'iPhone 8' box label shows up online, seemingly confirms branding

Rumor: Supposed 'iPhone 8' box label shows up online, seemingly confirms branding

A highly suspicious photo found circulating on Chinese microblogging site Weibo this week purportedly shows a box label for an unreleased "iPhone 8" model, suggesting the name will be used for at least one Apple smartphone expected to debut next week.

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Apple contributes $5M to 'Hand in Hand' hurricane relief effort, to open donations this weekend

Apple contributes $5M to 'Hand in Hand' hurricane relief effort, to open donations this weekend

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Friday announced a $5 million donation from Apple, which will be put toward ongoing Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas, as well as programs benefitting what is expected to be massive damage from the incoming Irma.

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Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

Apple's foreign suits against Qualcomm can continue while US case ongoing, judge rules

Apple's 11 international lawsuits against Qualcomm — in places like China, Japan, and the UK — can go on while an original U.S. case is underway, a U.S. federal judge ruled this week.

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Apple updates WWDC app for iOS, Apple TV with support for Handoff

Apple updates WWDC app for iOS, Apple TV with support for Handoff

Three months after the Worldwide Developers Conference concluded, Apple is still updating the official WWDC app, making it easier for developers to access videos and content to help create apps for upcoming platforms like iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra.

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Diabetes monitoring company Dexcom partners with Fitbit, but Apple Watch users not abandoned

Diabetes monitoring company Dexcom partners with Fitbit, but Apple Watch users not abandoned

After praising the Apple Watch earlier in the year, glucose monitoring software company Dexcom has forged a partnership with Fitbit to integrate the technology into the Ionic smartwatch — but the monitoring featured in the Fitbit device may appear on the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.

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Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for OLED 'iPhone 8' delay, suggests October launch

Bearish analyst pushes new & unlikely reason for OLED 'iPhone 8' delay, suggests October launch

An analyst who is notoriously bearish on Apple stock is pushing a new claim that that metal casing issues in the fabrication process of the "iPhone 8" are causing a problem, and claims it could be the source of a possible delay in shipping the OLED device.

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Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

Spotify drops Web streaming for users of Apple's Safari browser

Streaming music service Spotify has apparently dropped access to its Web Player for users of Apple's Safari, despite it continuing to work on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera.

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Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar for Apple's macOS

Microsoft launches My Workspace Office 365 toolbar for Apple's macOS

Microsoft this week debuted a new tool for Office 365 users on the Mac, bringing quick access to apps, files and information to the macOS menu bar.

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Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers

Up to 143M US consumers exposed in Equifax hack, could impact iPhone buyers

U.S. credit scoring agency Equifax has admitted that hackers gained access to the data of 143 million Americans earlier this year, something that could be particularly relevant to people in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

Fox studio head hints deal for early rentals on Apple's iTunes still 6-12 months out

A deal between movie studios and companies like Apple and Comcast to provide early-access movie rentals should be complete within the next 6 to 12 months, the studio head of 20th Century Fox said at a Los Angeles media conference.

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FeatureAppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' & OLED supply, speaks with iZotope about Spire Studio

AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 8' & OLED supply, speaks with iZotope about Spire Studio

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Neil and Victor talk about next week's announcement of the 'iPhone 8', Apple Watch, OLED technology, and Victor interviews iZotope's Product Manager, Colin Thurmond, about their new Spire Studio recording hardware.

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HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch

HomePod hardware purportedly pops up in China and California ahead of December launch

Though Apple is not due to open HomePod orders until December, versions of the hotly anticipated Siri-equipped speaker appear to be in testing by employees in the U.S., while one Instagram user seems to have snagged a unit in China.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Suspected Apple VCSEL supplier reports shipment delay, unlikely to impact 'iPhone 8' availability

Suspected Apple VCSEL supplier reports shipment delay, unlikely to impact 'iPhone 8' availability

Finisar, a manufacturer of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL) thought to be supplying hardware to Apple, on Thursday said it was forced to push shipments out to October due to a problem with current production units, though the delay is not predicted to impact "iPhone 8."

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Time uses iPhone to shoot magazine covers for 'Firsts' documentary series

Time uses iPhone to shoot magazine covers for 'Firsts' documentary series

Time Magazine selected iPhone as its photography tool of choice for the upcoming "Firsts: Women Who Are Changing The World," a multi-platform documentary magazine series and companion book featuring influential women.

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Disney to keep Marvel & Star Wars movies exclusive to its streaming service

Disney to keep Marvel & Star Wars movies exclusive to its streaming service

After late 2019, Disney's upcoming streaming service will be the only place the public can stream Marvel and "Star Wars" titles, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at a Los Angeles media conference on Thursday.

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Photo of Steve Jobs Theater construction show leather seats with integrated power outlets

Photo of Steve Jobs Theater construction show leather seats with integrated power outlets

A photo taken during construction of Apple's Steve Jobs Theater reveals the comfy leather seats media and employees will be enjoying in less than a week, when company executives are expected to take the stage to unveil a host of new products.

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Another report says OLED 'iPhone 8' to ship after standard 'iPhone 7s' models

Another report says OLED 'iPhone 8' to ship after standard 'iPhone 7s' models

Another report has surfaced suggesting Apple will stagger the launch of new iPhone models expected to debut at a special event next week, lending credence to speculation that a hotly anticipated "iPhone 8" with OLED screen will ship later than an iPhone 7 revamp.

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