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Jony Ive on iPhone X and Apple's future products: Design and ideas must wait for technology to catch up

10/06/2017, 02:10 pm

In a conversation at The New Yorker's TechFest conference in Manhattan on Friday, Apple chief designer Jony Ive gave a small glimpse into the development of the upcoming iPhone X, and the time that it takes for technology to catch up to ideas.

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iPhone X TrueDepth supply issues likely to clear up in early 2018, 'super cycle' still coming

10/06/2017, 10:10 am

KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo sees the TrueDepth camera and Face ID as the real driving force behind a "super cycle" for the iPhone, with it ultimately growing iPhone sales for the entirety of fiscal year 2018.

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Hands-on: Fighting the Empire with our iPhone and Sphero's 'Star Wars' BB-8, R2-D2, and BB-9E droids

10/05/2017, 04:10 pm

Disney now owns LucasFilm, and with that the "Star Wars" franchise. Part and parcel of that is merchandise, with Sphero cranking out four models of app-controlled droids in time for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- and AppleInsider has three of them.

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Facebook flips switch on Apple Music song sharing through Messenger extension

10/05/2017, 04:10 pm

Facebook is now letting users share tracks from Apple Music via a Messenger chat extension, which could help increase the service's exposure.

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Video: How Apple's 'Slow Sync' flash for iPhone 8 and iPhone X makes pictures better than ever

10/05/2017, 02:10 pm

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X boast a new feature dubbed "Slow Sync" flash that improves picture quality when relying on the camera flash. AppleInsider shows you how it works in our latest video, covering everything from exposure to slow shutter speeds, and how flash freezes the image.

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Apple and the future of photography in Depth: part 2, iPhone X

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no videos. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally famous for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, focusing on new features in the upcoming iPhone X.

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US Justice Department says Supreme Court should deny Samsung request for Apple v. Samsung review

10/05/2017, 01:10 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday issued a recommendation against the Supreme Court reviewing a 2014 court verdict, which at the time awarded Apple almost $120 million for patent infringement by Samsung.

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Microsoft brings Windows 10's Edge browser to Apple's iPhone in early preview form

10/05/2017, 12:10 pm

Microsoft on Thursday launched a preview version of its Edge Web browser for the iPhone, intended to let Windows 10 users move more seamlessly between desktop and mobile.

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Other smartphones joining Apple's iPhone X with 3D sensor module delays

10/05/2017, 11:10 am

Apple's iPhone X -- the first iPhone with a "TrueDepth" camera -- may not be the only smartphone suffering from problems with 3D sensor production, as shipments for competing products are also reportedly being delayed.

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Apple and the future of photography in Depth: iPhone 8 Plus

10/05/2017, 03:10 am

When iPhone launched ten years ago it took basic photos and no video. Apple has since rapidly advanced its capabilities in mobile photography to the point where iPhone is now globally recognized for its billboard-sized artwork and has been used to shoot feature length films for cinematic release. iOS 11 now achieves a new level of image capture with Depth. Here's a look at the future of photos, with a focus on new features debuted in iPhone 8 Plus.

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Watch: HEIF vs. JPEG on iPhone 8 compared

10/04/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple announced support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) photo format at WWDC in June, a standard that supposedly retains image quality while boasting better compression that results in files half the size of past formats. We decided to test out Apple's claims by using our iPhone 8 Plus to take photos in the legacy JPEG format and HEIF, then comparing them side by side.

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Three more reports of swollen batteries in iPhone 8 Plus surface, still not statistically significant

10/04/2017, 04:10 pm

Three more reports of swollen iPhone 8 Plus batteries have surfaced in international markets, but the current rate of failure is still well within industry norms for infant failure of lithium ion batteries.

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Apple pulls Catalogs category from App Store, Dice & Educational subcategories under Games

10/04/2017, 02:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday informed developers that it's removing three sections from the iOS App Store, including the Catalog category, and two Games subcategories, Dice and Educational.

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Google's $649 5" Pixel 2, $849 6" Pixel 2 XL smartphones want to be your main squeeze, without a headphone jack

10/04/2017, 01:10 pm

Google's second-generation Pixel smartphones, geared to compete with Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X, boast a new squeeze feature, where users can invoke the handset's assistant by applying pressure to the handset's bezels. And in a growing trend established by Apple's iPhone 7, the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL do not have a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

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Sonos debuts One smartspeaker with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 & Google Assistant coming later

10/04/2017, 11:10 am

Sonos on Wednesday launched the $199 Sonos One, a smartspeaker with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, as well as support for Apple AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming in 2018.

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Apple used Samsung to push for South Korean legal action, Qualcomm court filings claim

10/04/2017, 10:10 am

An unnamed Apple executive -- possibly Chief Executive Tim Cook -- allegedly asked Samsung to pressure South Korean antitrust regulators into intensifying their investigation into Qualcomm, with the ultimate goal of reducing royalty payments, according to Qualcomm court filings unearthed on Wednesday.

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Apple employees begin testing Apple Pay Cash in iOS 11.1 beta

10/03/2017, 05:10 pm

Apple employees are reportedly testing Apple Pay Cash, the company's take on peer-to-peer payments, as part of an internal evaluation of the service ahead of an anticipated release later this fall.

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LIFX intros Beam accent lighting compatible with Apple's HomeKit

10/03/2017, 04:10 pm

LIFX on Tuesday announced the Beam Kit, a new HomeKit-ready lighting package that adds multicolored accents to walls.

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Ikea adds color changing bulb to Tradfri home automation line, HomeKit support still coming

10/03/2017, 04:10 pm

Ikea has made a color-changing light bulb in its Tradfri line more commonly available, potentially giving home automation-minded users a less expensive way to go beyond simple illumination.

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Apple continues weekly update cycle with iOS 11.0.2, containing iPhone 8 call crackling fix

10/03/2017, 01:10 pm

Two weeks since the original release, and one week after the last minor update, Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 with rectification of crackling sounds during calls on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and other assorted fixes.

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