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Apple iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K preorders go live [u]

09/15/2017, 03:09 am

Right on schedule, Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K all went up for preorder on Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, through the company's dedicated Apple Store app for iOS and online storefront.

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Apple's online store offline ahead of iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple TV 4K preorders

09/14/2017, 09:09 pm

As it does every year, Apple on Thursday took its online storefront offline at around 5:50 p.m. Pacific in preparation of an onslaught of expected traffic, as preorders for iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K open tomorrow morning.

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Starbucks Powermat charging pads getting software upgrade for iPhone 8, iPhone X

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

As it stands, the Powermat charging plates at Starbucks are incompatible with the Qi standard that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 use -- but a software fix by the vendor will remedy that at the coffee vendor's locations, and other retail establishments.

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Gripping buttons on both sides of iPhone X disables Face ID, recognition works with most sunglasses

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple software chief Craig Federighi has revealed that Face ID unlock on the new iPhone X will come with a hidden security feature, allowing users to press buttons on both sides of the phone to temporarily disable the facial recognition capabilities.

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Apple's iPhone 8 & 8 Plus use smaller batteries, maintain battery life

09/14/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple has actually shrunk the batteries in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus versus their predecessors while maintaining the same longevity, filings with the Chinese government show.

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Face ID on Apple's iPhone X will be limited to one person per device

09/14/2017, 11:09 am

The Face ID system on Apple's iPhone X will only recognize one face per device, short-circuiting a strategy some people used with Touch ID, according to Apple.

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Apple AirPower charging plate uses Qi protocol, but may not be compatible with other devices

09/14/2017, 11:09 am

Apple's AirPower charging plate will charge three Qi devices, and appears to be the first plate that takes advantage of the protocol's ability to deal with multiple devices on the same charger by sensing the location of the device, and only inducing a charge in those locations.

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Apple has been 'all-in' on iPhone X Face ID replacing Touch ID for over a year - report

09/14/2017, 10:09 am

Apple has allegedly been planning for Face ID to be a full replacement for Touch ID for well over a year, a new report claims, refuting earlier claims by the supply chain that the removal of the fingerprint technology is a recent decision.

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Rumor: AirPods Wireless Charging Case coming in December for $69

09/14/2017, 09:09 am

The AirPods Wireless Charging Case teased during Apple's Sept. 12 iPhone event is rumored to arrive in December, at a cost of $69, a report out of Europe alleges.

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Face, the future: the new touch-less ID of iPhone X

09/14/2017, 08:09 am

Four years after introducing Touch ID to radically enhance iOS users' privacy and security, today's Apple is doing exactly what Steve Jobs would do -- phasing it out and moving on to something even better: Face ID technology in iPhone X.

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Watch: How to get an iPhone 8 on launch day through the iPhone Upgrade Program

09/14/2017, 03:09 am

Want to get your hands on an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus on launch day? AppleInsider walks through the steps iPhone Upgrade Program members need to take before preorders go live this Friday.

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Apple denies iPhone X failed in onstage demo, says Face ID feature worked as intended

09/14/2017, 02:09 am

Responding to media outlets and critics eager to report that iPhone X's tentpole Face ID feature failed during Tuesday's keynote presentation, Apple on Wednesday issued a statement saying the handset, and more importantly the biometric feature, worked as intended.

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U.S. wireless carriers offer only moderate discounts on iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 09:09 pm

Though Apple raised the price floor of its iPhone lineup this year, U.S. carriers are offering only moderate discounts and incentives on iPhone 8 series devices, much less so as compared to last year.

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Apple's A11 Bionic matches single-core 13" MacBook Pro performance in alleged benchmark

09/13/2017, 08:09 pm

Reported benchmarks of Apple's latest A11 Bionic system-on-chip design, which will see release in the iPhone X and iPhone 8 series, show it outpacing not only current generation A10 and A10X chips, but matching the performance of some 13-inch MacBook Pro configurations, at least in terms of single-core processes.

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Senator calls on Apple to address Face ID privacy concerns

09/13/2017, 06:09 pm

One day after Apple debuted its new depth-sensing Face ID biometric solution to the world, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) is calling on CEO Tim Cook to address concerns over the technology's potential impact on consumer privacy and security.

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Apple hikes repair, replacement & AppleCare+ prices for iPhones

09/13/2017, 05:09 pm

Alongside announcing the iPhone 8 and X, Apple has also raised the cost of some AppleCare+ warranties, as well as out-of-pocket repair and replacement costs for every recent iPhone model.

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Should you preorder Apple's iPhone 8, or wait for the iPhone X?

09/13/2017, 04:09 pm

With pre-orders starting this Friday, and the first deliveries hitting Sept. 22, it may be tempting to buy an iPhone 8 instead of waiting for the iPhone X, coming Nov. 3. There are a few factors to consider before going either route.

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5.8" iPhone X designed for two-handed use as Apple apparently drops support for Reachability

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

After years of resisting the trend of larger phones, Apple has now fully embraced two-handed smartphone use with the iPhone X, as the device apparently lacks Reachability -- a feature first introduced three years ago with the iPhone 6.

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Quick charging the iPhone 8 and iPhone X requires at least $70 in accessory purchases

09/13/2017, 03:09 pm

Apple says that the iPhone 8 and iPhone X will charge from completely depleted to 50 percent in 30 minutes -- but what it omits is that it requires additional purchases to do so, from a narrow range of vendors.

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Rumor recap: Who was right and wrong about the iPhone X and iPhone 8

09/13/2017, 12:09 pm

It's increasingly difficult for Apple to surprise fans at its keynote presentation thanks to persistent leaks. But this year proved even more leaky than usual, thanks largely to Apple itself. AppleInsider offers a recap of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 rumor cycle, with a breakdown of who got what right -- and wrong.

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