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iOS 12.1 references ‘iPad2018Fall’, all but confirming new iPad Pro debut next month

Apple’s release of iOS 12.1 earlier today has already given us a peek at a new feature: Memoji syncing. In that article, I suggested that this feature would make sense with the release of new iPads with a TrueDepth camera system later this year. Currently, Memoji is only supported on the iPhone – but adding support to the iPad would mean users would want to sync their characters between each device.

Now, iOS 12.1 offers another hint at new iPad models coming this year.


Kuo: Apple to ship >75 million new iPhones this year, mostly XR and XS Max, new Watch proving popular

Apple announced its flagship iPhone lineup of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to a generally mixed reception. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the XS preorders are ‘lackluster’, but believes in the strength of XS Max demand and the iPhone XR launch in October.

He also noted that TF Industries are raising estimates for Apple Watch Series 4, with the new models taking about 55% share, alongside the cheaper Series 3 watches.


iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, and iPhone 7: Prices, specs, and more compared

As part of its iPhone XS and iPhone XR introduction yesterday, Apple made some major shakeups to its iPhone lineup. As we reported, the iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone X are no longer being sold by Apple.

This leaves the iPhone lineup as being the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone Xr, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7. Read on as we compare the price and specs of these devices.


Spigen’s popular case line arrives for iPhone XS, XS Max, & XR

Pre-orders for Apple’s new lineup have gone up, and all three of Apple’s new devices- iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR– are getting attention for different reasons. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max bring improvements over last year’s flagship with new features and upgraded hardware including a blazing fast A12 Bionic processor, advanced Face ID, and an even bigger Super Retina display. Then you’ve got the iPhone XR, which is the affordable new addition to Apple’s iPhone portfolio with six vibrant new color options and Liquid Retina display.

Below we look at Spigen’s just launched collection for the new iPhones, many of which include updated versions of the company’s popular cases for past devices. Spigen has been one of the most reliable smartphone case makers for years and has just unveiled its new lineup for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

Spigen iPhone XS Collection

Spigen iPhone XS Max Collection

Spigen iPhone XR Collection


Google Maps beta adds iOS 12 CarPlay support, here’s what it looks like

Earlier today, we reported that Waze has started beta testing CarPlay integration. Now, someone has posted screenshots of the Google Maps app in beta, which features CarPlay integration (a new feature available in iOS 12).

iOS 12 third-party navigation apps use a base layer that is rendered by the app, overlaid with standard CarPlay controls. You can see how that works in the screenshots below.


Comment: 6 things to watch for during tomorrow’s ‘Gather round’ iPhone event

We’re less than 24 hours away from Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone event. As we rounded up over the weekend, the event is expected to bring the introduction of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4 and a 6.1-inch LCD ‘iPhone Xr.’

In addition to the major flagship releases, there are a few smaller things to watch for tomorrow as well.


PSA: iPhone and Apple Watch values are about to drop, reserve your best cash trade in value

We’re expecting to see Apple’s latest rounds of iPhones including the iPhone Xs/Max as well as a bigger display Series 4 Apple Watch in just a few days on September 12th. When the general public learns about new Apple products, values of Apple’s current and recent products drop significantly. That means you only have a few days to lock in a high value trade-in for cash on your Apple Watch and iPhones as well as the other technology that is losing value in your desk drawers with our partner MyphonesUnlimited. You can lock in your quote value for a month before having to send in your device.  more…

Additional Mac App Store apps caught stealing and uploading browser history

When you give an app access to your home directory on macOS, even if it’s an app from the Mac App Store, you should think twice about doing it. It looks like we’re seeing a trend of Mac App Store apps that convince users to give them access to their home directory with some promise such as virus scanning or cleaning up caches, when the true reason behind it is to gather user data – especially browsing history – and upload it to their analytics servers.

Today, we’re talking specifically about the apps distributed by “Trend Micro, Inc.”, which include Dr. Unarchiver, Dr. Cleaner and others. This issue was reported before by a user on the Malwarebytes forum, and in another report. Other researchers followed up and found that apps distributed by “Trend Micro, Inc.” on the Mac App Store collect and upload the user’s browser history from Safari, Google Chrome and Firefox to their servers. The app will also collect information about other apps installed on the system. All of this information is collected upon launching the app, which then creates a zip file and uploads it to the developer’s servers.


Apple Music now separates albums from singles & EPs on artist pages [updated]

Update: This feature appears to have been reverted for all users. It’s not clear why it was only available temporarily — hopefully it returns soon.

Apple Music has updated to better separate content items on artist pages. Previously, Apple Music treated albums the same as singles and EPs; the latter would appear as album listings of single tracks. With a behind-the-scenes update rolling out now, artist pages now feature a separate Singles & EPs section, which declutters the Album section to only feature real albums.

Apple continues to improve the appeal of its $9.99/mo music service. Earlier today, Apple Music rolled out new Top 100 playlists.


9to5Mac Happy Hour 189: Apple Watch Series 4 & iPhone Xs leak ahead of event

This week Benjamin and Zac discuss 9to5Mac’s exclusive Apple Watch Series 4 and iPhone Xs leaks, iPad Pro redesign rumors, event predictions, and more.

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Renders show new thin-bezel iPad Pro based on purported design: flat sides, iPhone-style antenna lines

A major update to the new iPad Pro is on the way. This has been common knowledge in the rumor mill for a while. What is still up in the air is the exact industrial design of the new hardware. We expect the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro to launch by the end of the year, but we aren’t 100% certain if it will be a part of next week’s September iPhone XS event.

In collaboration with Onleaks sources, MySmartPrice has mocked up renders of what they believe the new iPad will look like based on the latest schematics and leaks. In addition to the thinner equidistant bezels, these renders show that Apple is swapping curved chamfered edges of the last few iPad generations with new squared-off flat sides. Interestingly, it looks like the iPad will also be getting iPhone-style antenna lines.


Hands-on: Logitech’s MX Vertical changed the way I look at mice

When I first saw the announcement for the MX Vertical from Logitech, I was intrigued. I had seen vertical mice like this from other companies on Amazon before but was never quite sure if they “really” worked.

I came from the MX Master 2S (and MX Master before that, with a few MX Anywhere mice thrown in as well.) In my mind, nothing could be as good ergonomically as the MX Master. It felt better than other mice and had tons of features. My views were completely changed after using the MX Vertical for just over a week.