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The WSJ calling the iPhone XR a failure that 'can't sell' is ludicrously mistaken

01/08/2019, 03:01 pm

The Wall Street Journal is telling stories of an arrogant fall from grace by the world's leader in smartphone profits, centering on the new iPhone XR -- a model that ostensibly failed to live up to its hyped expectations. However, that cyclical tale of Apple's impending doom is really a contrived bit of fiction that isn't based in facts.

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VuPoint Lifestyle Camera promises direct-to-iPhone file transfers with Lightning

01/08/2019, 02:01 pm

VuPoint is launching two new action cameras, the Lifestyle Camera and an upcoming 360-degree model, with a special focus on iPhone connectivity.

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Yubico hardware authentication through Lightning coming to the iPhone and iPad

01/08/2019, 12:01 pm

Yubico has received MFi certification from Apple, meaning that there is a Lightning YubiKey dongle for authentication coming to the iPhone and iPad soon.

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Sony readies CarPlay-equipped XAV-AX7000 receiver with 6.95-inch touchscreen

01/08/2019, 11:01 am

Sony's latest CarPlay-equipped auto receiver is the XAV-AX7000, designed with a more modern look than some of its rivals while delivering plenty of audio power.

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Philips Hue introduces proximity sensor alongside new outdoor HomeKit-enabled lights

01/08/2019, 10:01 am

Philips has bolstered its line of Hue smart home lights with a new collection of outdoor light sources that can be mounted outside the home, as well as a new Hue Outdoor Sensor that can trigger the lights when people or objects pass nearby.

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Apple posts detailed roster of first AirPlay 2-equipped TVs

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

Following up on third-party announcements at CES 2019, Apple has posted a list of the initial TVs slated to get AirPlay 2 -- containing good news for recent Vizio and Samsung buyers, but not for LG or Sony owners.

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November iPhone sales may be down 20 percent year-on-year, with iPhone XR as the top seller

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

The sales of iPhones went down in November by a fifth compared to 2017, according to sales estimates from Counterpoint, but while the iPhone XR is said to have become Apple's most popular currently-sold model, it hasn't reached the same volume of sales as the iPhone X in the same period the previous year.

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Kwikset launches Aura & Halo smartlocks, HomeKit-ready Premis Contemporary

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, Kwikset on Tuesday unveiled several new iPhone-compatible smartlocks, though so far only one of them is confirmed as having Apple HomeKit compatibility.

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HomeKit is coming to Brilliant's $299 wall-mounted smarthome controller

01/07/2019, 03:01 pm

The Brilliant Home Control, which replaces a light switch with a speaker and touchscreen panel, will be getting HomeKit compatibility through an over-the-air firmware update this spring.

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Future iPhone Face ID could have infrared sensor that works through OLED screens

01/07/2019, 02:01 pm

Potentially pushing Apple further towards eliminating the notch on iPhones, sensor creator AMS has debuted new technology that can detect ambient light and human proximity from behind an OLED screen.

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You can now use Apple's Siri & HomeKit to control the $8000 Numi 2.0 'intelligent toilet'

01/07/2019, 01:01 pm

One of the more unusual Apple-related announcements out of CES is that Kohler's "intelligent toilet," the Numi 2.0, is gaining support for HomeKit and even Siri commands.

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Harman Kardon's Citation speakers next in line for AirPlay 2

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

Harman Kardon's Citation smartspeakers will be updated with AirPlay 2 support early this year, according to the latest announcement out of CES 2019.

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LG joins TV brands promising AirPlay 2 & HomeKit

01/07/2019, 12:01 pm

A third TV maker, LG, said on Monday that it will bring AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility to its 2019 models.

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TP-Link to finally bring Apple HomeKit to Kasa smart plugs

01/07/2019, 10:01 am

Electronics maker TP-Link is introducing HomeKit support to its smartplugs starting in early 2019, potentially providing a significant boost to Apple's platform.

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AirPlay 2 & HomeKit also coming to 2019 Vizio TV lineup

01/07/2019, 09:01 am

Joining Samsung, budget TV maker Vizio will be deploying Apple's AirPlay 2 to its TVs starting early this year.

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HomeKit-compatible Smart Shades starting gradual roll-out at Ikea

01/07/2019, 08:01 am

Swedish giant Ikea is beginning to roll out its first Smart Shades, compatible with Apple HomeKit and other smarthome platforms when paired with the company's Tradfri hub.

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iPhone XS and iPhone XR Juice Pack Access battery cases beat Apple to the punch

01/07/2019, 08:01 am

At the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, long-time accessory maker Mophie has rolled out a new battery case for the iPhone XS family, and the iPhone XR.

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Early render suggests 2019's 'iPhone XI' could have triple-lens rear camera

01/06/2019, 06:01 pm

This fall's next flagship iPhone may come equipped with a triple-lens camera on the rear, according to a render said to be based on an early development leak.

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Editorial: Apple note sends media pundits into a fit of histrionic gibberish

01/05/2019, 01:01 pm

After Apple restated its December quarter revenue guidance to account for weaker than expected iPhone demand in China, media across the spectrum has cranked their clickbait content generators up to 11 to take full advantage of AAPL panic season. Unfortunately, what almost all of them are writing is ignorant gibberish that has nothing to do with actual events.

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Judge tosses lawsuit against Apple over Meltdown & Spectre vulnerabilities in iPhone & iPad processors

01/04/2019, 03:01 pm

A U.S. District Judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit brought against Apple for its handling of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities in ARM-based processors, which the plaintiffs blamed for slowing down iPhones, iPads, and other products with A-series chips.

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