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What features and changes do you want Apple to focus on with the 2019 iPhones? [Poll]

Yesterday, an analyst report from Nomura predicted that Apple‘s 2019 iPhones will not feature any physical changes. This comes as the iPhone X design was introduced in 2017 and made its way to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Do you think this is the right move on Apple‘s part? What do you want Apple to focus on with the 2019 iPhones? more The post What features and changes do you want Apple to focus on with the 2019 iPh

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Apple patent application describes AirPower privacy feature, support for different wireless charging standards

While Apple‘s AirPower wireless charging mat is still nowhere to be found, a recently published patent application from the U.S. Patent Trademark Office offers some details on a security feature of the accessory. The patent describes how a unique ID can be used to protect data transmitted between AirPower and the devices it is charging, and more. more The post Apple patent application describes AirPower privacy feature, support for diffe

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Tim Cook shows off latest Surfer‘s Journal magazine cover shot with iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this weekend to show off the cover of the November/December issue of Surfer‘s Journal. The cover, which depicts a surfer in gorgeous blue water, is the latest magazine cover to have been shot on iPhone. more The post Tim Cook shows off latest Surfer‘s Journal magazine cover shot with iPhone appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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State of Apple Watch in 2018

As I have done over the past few weeks, I am finishing up 2018 by looking at Apple‘s various product lines to see how far they have come, where they are at, and where we hope they go in the future. As we think back to the Series 0 Apple Watch (released in 2015), it‘s tough to believe how far the Apple Watch has come in just a few short years. The Series 4 Apple Watch was released a few months back, and by all counts, it‘s the b

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Aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing clouds Apple‘s retail message

Following its four-day Black Friday shopping event last month, Apple has continued to incentivize customers to purchase a new iPhone withlimited time discounts through the Apple GiveBack program. The trade-in offer, which was initially promoted with increasingly pervasive online marketing, has also made its way to Apple‘s physical stores in an unprecedented way. more The post Aggressive new in-store iPhone marketing clouds Apple‘s r

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9to5Mac Gift Guide: iPad picks - accessories to complement your new computer

Apple announced its latest generation iPad Pro just under a month ago now. And with it came some important changes such as the addition of USB-C and moving the Smart Connector to the back of the device. Many users, including myself, have picked up or are looking to pickup an iPad (Pro, or not) this holiday season. I‘ve gone through a ton of different accessories and here are my recommendations for iPad accessories to pick up this holiday s

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Apple gets in the holiday spirit with annual Beer Bash concert & Toys for Tots visit

Apple hosted its annual holiday Beer Bash celebration at its 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California on Friday night, withFrozen star Idina Menzel selected as the night‘s entertainment. Tim Cook further took to Twitter to spotlight Apple‘s celebration ofUSMC‘s Toys for Tots charity program, which provides holiday toys to impoverished families and children. more The post Apple gets in the holiday spirit with annual Beer

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This week‘s top stories: iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, Apple Watch ECG arrives, new AirPods, more

In this week‘s top stories:Wireless charging AirPods coming in 2019, all-new design model in 2020, iOS 12.1.1, Apple Watch Series 4 adds new ECG app, Apple launches a new dedicated store for military and veterans, and more. Read on for all of this week‘s top news. more The post This week‘s top stories: iPhone XS Smart Battery Case, Apple Watch ECG arrives, new AirPods, more appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Lifx adds improved HomeKit integration to its entry-level Day & Dusk bulbs

Popular HomeKit accessory maker Lifx has updated its Day Dusk bulbs with improved HomeKit integration. The Day Dusk bulb from Lifx features ‘a spectrum of light inspired by the sun,‘ and you can now use HomeKit to control the bulb‘s color. more The post Lifx adds improved HomeKit integration to its entry-level Day Dusk bulbs appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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iPhone XS & XR adoption significantly lower than last year‘s models, data shows

Analytics company Mixpanel has become a reliable source of iOS adoption information, but its tools also allow for tracking of iPhone model adoption. There‘s been a lot of news about slowing iPhone sales, and Mixpanel‘s data offers some interesting insight on that speculation. more The post iPhone XS XR adoption significantly lower than last year‘s models, data shows appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Nomura analyst predicts no physical changes to 2019 iPhones, sales drop expected

These are dark days for Apple, at least in terms of its stock price. Multiple reports are indicating the iPhone XS and XR series phones aren‘t selling as well as Apple had hoped, knocking the company‘s share price down more than 25% from its high a couple of months ago. more The post Nomura analyst predicts no physical changes to 2019 iPhones, sales drop expected appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple continues iPhone XR sales push with App Store editorial feature

Apple is continuing to promote upgrades to the iPhone XR today with an item in the Today view of the App Store. The editorial describes key features of the iPhone XR and then highlights apps that take advantage of the new hardware like the Face ID sensor or the speed of the A12 chip. more The post Apple continues iPhone XR sales push with App Store editorial feature appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple gets in the holiday spirit with annual Beer Bash concert & Toys for Tots visit

Apple hosted its annual holiday Beer Bash celebration at its 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, California on Friday night, withFrozen star Idina Menzel selected as the night‘s entertainment. Tim Cook further took to Twitter to spotlight Apple‘s celebration ofUSMC‘s Toys for Tots charity program, which provides holiday toys to impoverished families and children. more The post Apple gets in the holiday spirit with annual Bee

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iOS 13 Wishlist: Some features that could help me go iOS only

It‘s getting to the end of 2018, and I am excited looking ahead to 2019. This point in the year is when I start thinking forward to what the next round of iOS updates will bring to my day job and my computing life. I am likely looking at purchasing 250 of whatever non-pro iPad Apple releases in the spring, so I am starting to consider what software these devices will be running soon after school starts. Based on rumors we‘ve heard fo

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Review: iPhone XR Clear Case is it worth the premium price? [Video]

Apple‘slong-rumored first-party clear case is now finally available. At 39.99, it‘s pricier than many of the third-party iPhone XR clear case options out there.Is the iPhone XR Clear Case worth it?Watch our hands-on video review for the details. more The post Review: iPhone XR Clear Case - is it worth the premium price? [Video] appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Review: iOttie iTap 2 mounts offer seamless and functional magnetic iPhone in-car solutions

iOttie launched its new lineup of iTap 2 magnetic iPhone car mounts last month and we‘ve spent the last couple of weeks with the Air vent and Dashboard/Windshield versions. With strong rare-earth magnets and great designs, these mounts offer a solid in-car iPhone experience for any vehicle. more The post Review: iOttie iTap 2 mounts offer seamless and functional magnetic iPhone in-car solutions appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Holiday Deal Hub: Exclusive deals for 9to5Mac readers!

This year we are once again offering our Holiday Deal Hub including a curated list of exclusive deals for our readers. We‘ve teamed up with some of our favorite brands making accessories for Macs, iPhones, iPads and more, and below put together some great discounts on products you can order now in time for shipping before Christmas. That includes Hyper‘s popular USB-C hubs for MacBooks and the beautifully designed Slope iPhone/iPad s

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9to5Mac Daily: December 7, 2018

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple‘s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/12/9to5Mac-Daily-12-07-2018.mp3 more The post 9to5Mac Daily: December 7, 2018 appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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9to5Toys Last Call: MacBook Air up to 130 off, Beats Studio3 Wireless 189, Philips Hue HomeKit Lighting from 14, more

9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don‘t forget to check us out on Apple News andsign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on:Twitter,RSS Feed,Facebook,Google+andSafari push notifications. Listen to the new 9to5Toys Daily Podcast: https://9to5toys.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/12/9to5Toys-Daily-12-06-2018.mp3 more The post 9to5Toys Last Call:

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Apple Watch user discovers A-fib heart issue with new ECG app, ‘this probably saved you,‘ says doctor

Apple released watchOS 5.1.2 yesterday, and with it was the much-anticipated ECG app. While most were excited to try it out and saw a normal sinus rhythm, some weren‘t so lucky. A new report from one user describes how his surprising ECG results may have saved his life. more The post Apple Watch user discovers A-fib heart issue with new ECG app, ‘this probably saved you,‘ says doctor appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Apple hires CEO of Mango Health, a health firm focused on medicine tracking

Apple has recently poached the CEO of Mango Health, Jason Oberfest, according to a report from CNBC. The app was built to help users track medications, and also gives incentives for those who take their medications on time. more The post Apple hires CEO of Mango Health, a health firm focused on medicine tracking appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Verizon begins activating eSIM lines on iPhones with Dual SIM

Verizon has officially begun activating eSIM lines on iPhone XR, XS and XS Max, allowing users to integrate two separate phone numbers with their compatible device. more The post Verizon begins activating eSIM lines on iPhones with Dual SIM appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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How to get the best ECG readings on Apple Watch

Taking an ECG (electrocardiogram) with Apple Watch is quick and straightforward. However, there are some factors that can create inaccurate readings or even prevent readings entirely. Read on for how to get the best ECG readings on Apple Watch. more The post How to get the best ECG readings on Apple Watch appeared first on 9to5Mac.

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Exclusive: First look at unreleased Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, three models and 2018 release possible

Yesterday, we wrote about a new icon found on watchOS 5.1.2 showing a new model of Apple‘s Smart Battery Case designed for new iPhone models such as the iPhone XS, XR and XS Max, which have no home button and the back camera in a vertical arrangement. Today, we have obtained images that show a more clear picture of the new Smart Battery Case and also new information found in iOS that gives us an indication of Apple‘s planned release

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