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Testing the speed of iOS 11 versus iOS 12 on the iPhone 6 and iPad Mini 2

06/10/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple made some big speed improvement claims regarding iOS 12 on older devices, like as some apps launching twice as fast, and CPU ramp-speed increasing across not just older devices, but also newer ones as well. AppleInsider puts the claims to the test.

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Paul Manafort's iPod, ex-Apple employee's $243K embezzlement, and other news from the Apple crime blotter

06/10/2018, 11:06 am

AppleInsider rounds up iPhone theft stories from Italy to the Philippines, the Apple Store habits of grifter Anna Delvey, and more from the world of Apple-related crime.

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Hands on: Amazon's video-enabled Echo Spot

06/09/2018, 09:06 am

The Echo Spot is Amazon's second smartspeaker with a built-in screen and occupies a unique space in the Echo ecosystem, especially for people with an assortment of smarthome accessories.

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Ten years ago, Apple's iPhone 3G brought speed and apps to the smartphone

06/08/2018, 04:06 pm

Apple and Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone with third-party apps ten years ago on June 8, 2008 setting the table for the explosive growth of Apple in the following decade.

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Supply chain needlessly predicting doom and gloom for 2018 iPhone early

06/08/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has allegedly warned its supply chain partners to expect orders for components used to produce iPhones in this fall's refresh to drop by around 20 percent, a report claims, with the overall suggestion that Apple is becoming less ambitious regarding sales of the new models later this year.

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Podcast discusses iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and interviews author Richard Moss

06/08/2018, 08:06 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike discuss ScreenTime, what developers think of App Store 'trials', and Victor interviews Richard Moss, who wrote the book on the History of Mac Gaming -- literally.

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Factory-reset iPhone impedes Philadelphia 76ers Twitter scandal investigation

06/07/2018, 03:06 pm

The Philadelphia 76ers general manager has resigned after controversy involving his wife's anonymous Twitter accounts sharing inside info on team matters.

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Apple's free app trials a band-aid, will be tough on developers

06/07/2018, 11:06 am

Apple's recent codification of free app trials in App Store guidelines is really just cementing an existing practice, and still leaves many problems on the table for developers and consumers alike.

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Watch Apple's new Memoji take on Samsung's AR Emoji

06/06/2018, 08:06 pm

After Apple released Animoji for the iPhone X, Samsung fired back with AR Emoji, an augmented reality feature that turns Samsung Galaxy S9 users into cartoon-like avatars. Apple will answer Samsung's retort with Memoji when iOS 12 launches later this year, but you can see how the two features compare right now.

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Conan parodies Apple's Screen Time efforts with 'iPhone Basic'

06/06/2018, 03:06 pm

The newest commercial parody by Conan O'Brien shows an iPhone without buttons, a screen, or any functions at all -- the ultimate in device usage management.

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AirPlay 2 coming to HomePod rival Sonos One in July, feature of new Beam speaker

06/06/2018, 01:06 pm

Three existing Sonos speakers -- the One, Play:5, and Playbase -- will all get promised AirPlay 2 compatibility in July, the company announced during a Wednesday event.

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Free trials of games & other apps coming to the App Store

06/06/2018, 09:06 am

Granting a long-standing wish from developers, Apple this week updated its App Store guidelines to allow free trials for all apps, rather than just those based on subscriptions.

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Apple's iOS 12 prevents accidental screenshots on iPhone X

06/06/2018, 12:06 am

Apple's iPhone X screenshot mechanic -- a simultaneous press of the side and volume up buttons -- is for some too easily triggered when turning the device on, resulting in multiple inadvertent screenshots per day. It seems the company has addressed the problem with the release of iOS 12.

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iPhone X Face ID misfires resolved with a simple swipe in iOS 12

06/05/2018, 03:06 pm

Reattempting to unlock an iPhone X with Face ID is now even easier to start in the first beta of iOS 12 provided to developers, with users now able to try again straight away after a failure with a single swipe of the smartphone's display.

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iOS 12 brings iPhone X gestures to the iPad

06/05/2018, 01:06 pm

With iOS 12, users will be able to swipe up to the home screen and perform the rest of the iPhone X user interface gestures, which may indicate a home button-free future for the next generation of iPads.

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Apple's new 30W USB-C power adapter replaces older 29W model

06/05/2018, 09:06 am

Apple has quietly replaced a previous 29-watt USB-C power adapter with a 30-watt model, something of interest not just to 12-inch MacBook owners but people with specific iPhones and iPad Pros.

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Face ID on iOS 12 allows two different faces to unlock the same iPhone

06/05/2018, 08:06 am

Though it went unannounced at Apple's WWDC 2018 keynote on Monday, the first iOS 12 beta allows two different people to register their face with Face ID on iPhone X, addressing in part one of the biggest downsides of Apple's new biometric authentication technology.

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2018 Apple Design Awards go to App Store hits Alto's Odyssey, INSIDE, others

06/05/2018, 01:06 am

Not long after Apple's high-profile WWDC keynote, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS creations represent the pinnacle of app design and innovation.

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This is what a Group FaceTime video call in iOS 12 looks like

06/04/2018, 08:06 pm

FaceTime is getting a huge upgrade in iOS 12 with a new feature called Group FaceTime, which enables up to 32 iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to participate in a video conference call simultaneously.

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Apple's ARKit 2 and USDZ usher in a new era of collaborative augmented reality

06/04/2018, 05:06 pm

In rolling out ARKit 2.0, Apple mentioned its collaboration with Pixar on the USDZ format for AR files. AppleInsider explains what it is, and how it helps expansion of AR.

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