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Monday, July 16, 2018

Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Complete 2018 MacBook Pro teardown shows off six-cell battery, bigger speakers

Finishing up its teardown of the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, iFixit on Monday noted that the computer has bigger battery and speaker components, which appear to have come without an increase in overall weight.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple issues fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave

Apple has issued the fourth beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to developers for testing, with fourth betas for Apple's other milestone operating system releases also likely to arrive in the near future.

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iPhone 7 Plus survives 300-foot drop from amusement park ride in Florida

iPhone 7 Plus survives 300-foot drop from amusement park ride in Florida

Apple has never claimed that the iPhone is indestructible, but another news story finds one of the devices continuing to work after falling hundreds of feet to the ground from an amusement park ride, while filming the descent the whole time.

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EditorialThe 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

The 2018 six-core MacBook Pro with eGPU gives the iMac Pro a run for its money

Between the benefits, the constraints, and the price of Apple's top "Pro"-level machines, the MacBook Pro gives the iMac Pro a a solid fight for the crown of Apple's best machine. AppleInsider looks at how close the battle is — and how an eGPU could make the decision for you.

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Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains on and off Amazon, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware

Prime Day 2018 Deal Roundup: Here are the best bargains on and off Amazon, including the lowest prices on Apple hardware

Prime Day 2018 is here and retailers are knocking hundreds off electronics and accessories (including Apple devices) for the big event. We're rounding up a list of the best deals on and off Amazon — and updating it throughout the day.

Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

Apple teases upcoming emoji additions in iOS and macOS to mark World Emoji Day

Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day on July 17 by sharing what some of the new emoji arriving to iOS, macOS, and watchOS later this year will look like, with the new batch featuring new hair options for characters and more expressions.

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TipsHow to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

How to hide purchased apps from Family Sharing in iOS

Being able to buy an app once and share it with your family is tremendous. However, by default all your family members see all of your apps, and can download any of them. AppleInsider shows you how to choose what they can and can't get access to.

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How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

How to save up to $535 on Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro

With Apple's newest 2018 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros hitting store shelves, now is the time to secure your place in line for the configuration you want and take advantage of free expedited shipping with no sales tax in most states (saving many shoppers up to $535). Select models are also eligible for 0% financing for 12 months as well.

VideoEverything new with Messages in iOS 12

Everything new with Messages in iOS 12

AppleInsider takes a dive into iOS 12 to discover twenty new features and changes coming to the Messages app including new Animoji, camera effects, and layout changes.

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Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

Apple says major repairs for 2018 MacBook Pros can't happen in-store until September

Users with hardware failures in Apple's 2018 MacBook Pro may get a replacement unit for a month or two, since the company will be unable to provide full-scale repairs in most Apple Stores for about two months, AppleInsider has learned.

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Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

Boston Red Sox player J.D. Martinez credits iPads for his rise to home run leader

The Boston Red Sox slugger headed for the All-Star Game says intensive studying of batting practice footage on the iPad makes him "a trained hitter."

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Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' featured in trio of new ads

Apple Watch 'Close Your Rings' featured in trio of new ads

Apple has revealed a new collection of commercials featuring the Apple Watch's fitness functions, challenging users to "Close Your Rings" on their smart watches by exercising and performing activities every day.

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Artists & photographers hopeful but skeptical about prospects of full-scale Photoshop on Apple's iPad

Artists & photographers hopeful but skeptical about prospects of full-scale Photoshop on Apple's iPad

Professionals working with Adobe Photoshop on desktops appear to be eager that the full-scale software will translate well to the iPad Pro, but skeptical about whether Adobe will handle the port properly.

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Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

Keyboard in 2018 MacBook Pro will not be used for repair of earlier models

Apple's third-generation butterfly switch keyboard will only be used on the 2018 MacBook Pro, with owners of earlier models unable to get the updated keyboard as a replacement under the company's service programs or as part of a repair.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

ReviewReview: Ecovacs Ozmo 601 is an iPhone-controlled robo vac that can also mop

Review: Ecovacs Ozmo 601 is an iPhone-controlled robo vac that can also mop

Robotic vacuums have grown increasingly capable over the years. We recently put one of Ecovacs' newest to the test that is capable of not only sweeping up debris on solid floors and carpets, but mopping as well.

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Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

Apple loses three Indian executives as company struggles with iPhone sales

Three high-level Apple executives in India have reportedly left the company, amid signs the company is liable to see local iPhone sales decline even further in 2018.

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VideoHands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

Hands on with the new Apple and Blackmagic Thunderbolt 3 eGPU

Along with Thursday's 2018 Macbook Pro refresh, Apple also announced a partnership with Blackmagic Design which resulted in a new external GPU with an 8GB AMD Radeon Pro 580 GPU — and AppleInsider has it on the test bench.

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iPhone survives 1,000-foot plummet out of a plane, located by owner with 'Find my iPhone'

iPhone survives 1,000-foot plummet out of a plane, located by owner with 'Find my iPhone'

The phone landed in a residential neighborhood after the incident, and was located by the owner without a scratch on it from the ordeal.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

ReviewApple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality — but at a cost

Apple's new leather MacBook Sleeve is finely crafted and high quality — but at a cost

Apple's leather sleeves must be solid performers, even with their questionable price. Apple has continued to add leather accessories to their growing lineup of cases and covers after starting out with those for the iPhone, and AppleInsider has the latest addition.

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App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

App Roundup: Astropad, Oilist, Cthulhu Chronicles, Farrago, more!

In the constantly-changing landscape of the App Store and the software marketplace, new apps and updates to existing titles are announced all the time. AppleInsider highlights some of the more notable app introductions and software updates for iOS and macOS that surfaced in the past week.

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This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

This week on AI: New MacBook Pros, iOS 11.4.1, AirPlay 2, Apple's 2018 roadmap & more

New 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros stole the show this week, but we also picked up rumors about Apple's product slate for the rest of the year, including future iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

2018 MacBook Pro keyboards include silicone membrane, might protect against key failure

Apple is advertising the new MacBooks as having an updated, "quieter" keyboard, but has said little about the new design. A teardown of the hardware on Friday, however, reveals a new silicone membrane encases each key that potentially serves as a dust-repelling feature to protect against malfunctions.

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FeatureFirst look: Apple's 2018 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

First look: Apple's 2018 13

Our new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is already in for testing after orders for Apple's latest professional laptop went live on Thursday. Read on for our first look at each new feature, benchmarks for the new quad-core CPU and a comparison with a top-spec 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro.

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Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

Apple partners with Malala Fund on education for Brazilian girls

Apple on Friday announced a partnership between its Brazilian Developer Academies and the Malala Fund, which will launch projects intended to "empower girls, teachers and policymakers through skills development, school enrollment efforts and education advocacy."

LG UltraFine 4K, 5K & Apple Thunderbolt monitors can be used as True Tone displays

LG UltraFine 4K, 5K & Apple Thunderbolt monitors can be used as True Tone displays

Apple has detailed True Tone features in the 2018 MacBook Pro, with some surprising displays on a list of compatible monitors.

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AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12

AR Quick Look brings augmented reality to Safari in iOS 12

Online shopping will get a lot more interactive this fall when iOS 12 launches, thanks to the new feature AR Quick Look. Instead of relying on user-installed apps, AR Quick Look makes it easy to view AR capable images right from within Safari.

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VideoSiri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

Siri gets supercharged with watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

Siri got some seriously useful enhancements in watchOS 5, going a long way towards making the Apple Watch more independent. AppleInsider delves in to see how Apple's personal assistant will help out in the forthcoming update.

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Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

Enter to win two tickets to the Silicon Valley premiere of 'General Magic'

The film, which tells the story of a group of Apple veterans who invented a smartphone-like device 15 years too early, will have its area premiere July 26 in San Jose. AppleInsider and General Magic are partnering up to give away 25 pairs of tickets to the premiere. Find out how to enter today.

EditorialApple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

Apple says the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard doesn't improve reliability, and that's not great

While repair data collated by AppleInsider continues to suggest that Apple has made some reliability improvements in the MacBook Pro keyboard in the past year, there appears to be no changes made to the third generation butterfly switch keyboard beyond a quieter typing experience — but there should have been.

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Two more iPad model numbers surface in Eurasian regulatory filings

Two more iPad model numbers surface in Eurasian regulatory filings

New iPad models could be on the way, after a new filing at the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) shows the regulator is authorizing two models for sale in Russia and other markets in the region, along with updates to other models showing they will run iOS 12 instead of iOS 11.

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FeaturePodcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

Podcast discusses the new MacBook Pro, alleged industrial espionage, and iOS USB Restricted Mode

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Andrew discuss the new MacBook Pro, allegations of industrial espionage as an engineer is said to have stolen secrets from Apple and tried to board a flight to China, and iOS USB Restricted Mode and what it means for you.

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ExclusiveBack to School Blowout Deals: Up to $1,050 off Apple iMacs with 0% financing

Back to School Blowout Deals: Up to $1,050 off Apple iMacs with 0% financing

Grab 'em while they last! Apple authorized reseller Adorama is knocking up to $1,050 off Late 2015 iMacs exclusively for AI readers. Inventory is extremely limited on the closeout configs with 0% financing and no tax collected outside NY and NJ.

Adobe eyeing iPad release of full Photoshop suite in 2019

Adobe eyeing iPad release of full Photoshop suite in 2019

Adobe has confirmed that there are full-featured cross-platform apps coming for Photoshop, but less clear is an announcement date, and a release window.

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ExclusiveKiller Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

Killer Deals: Save up to $350 instantly on Apple's Mid 2017 MacBook Pros, plus no tax in 48 states & 0% financing [u]

AppleInsider readers can take advantage of exclusive coupons and instant discounts this week to instantly save between $50 and $350 on every Mid 2017 MacBook Pro, including Apple's 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15" MacBook Pro. Plus, sales tax will not be collected on orders shipped outside NY and NJ and systems qualify for 0% financing OAC.

LG Display secures orders to supply OLED and LCD screens for 2018 iPhones

LG Display secures orders to supply OLED and LCD screens for 2018 iPhones

Apple has placed an order with LG Display for OLED and LCD display panels, a report claims, with the South Korean firm said to be providing screens that will be used in the 2018 iPhone refresh this fall, alongside existing display provider Samsung.

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Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

Apple highlights Apple Pay Cash in latest ad series

Apple on Thursday shared four short commercials touting Apple Pay Cash, the company's in-house person-to-person payments solution that lets users send money to friends, family and other parties with a text.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

Apple launches $300M fund to power Chinese supply chain with clean energy

Apple on Thursday announced a new initiative that seeks to power its Chinese supply chain with renewable energy sources, with the company and initial suppliers expected to invest nearly $300 million in the project over the next four years.

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Hot Deals: $800-$1,400 off 15" MacBook Pros; RAVPower wireless chargers from $23; $20 off $200+ CPO iPhones

Hot Deals: $800-$1,400 off 15

Apple deals are heating up this week with instant savings on closeout hardware. Save up to $1,400 on loaded Late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pros with at least 1TB of storage. Gazelle is also knocking an additional $20 off all CPO phones priced at $200 or more, including the iPhone X, and RAVPower wireless chargers are up to $25 off with coupon.

Mac shipments continue to outpace overall PC sales trends

Mac shipments continue to outpace overall PC sales trends

New estimates from market research firm Gartner suggest Apple's Mac business grew in the second quarter of 2018, contributing to a year-over-year upturn in the embattled PC market, its first in six years.

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