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Hands-On With the New LTE-Enabled Apple Watch Series 3

With the new LTE Series 3 Apple Watches now out in the wild, we got our hands on one of the new devices to give MacRumors readers a closer look at its design, features, and improvements compared to previous-generation Apple Watch models. In the video below, we took a look at one of the new 42mm Aluminum Sport models connected to the AT&T network. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design wise, the new Apple Watch L

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Hands-On With Apple‘s New iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

It‘s officially iPhone launch day, and MacRumors videographer Matt stopped by the Palo Alto Apple Store this morning to pick up some new products to test out. After running into Apple CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams, who were also hanging around the store, Matt walked away with a Space Gray iPhone 8 and a Gold iPhone 8 Plus. Matt went hands-on with both products to give MacRumors readers still on the fence about purchasing a chance to

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How to Prevent Apps From Showing Up in Search and Siri Suggestions in iOS 11

In iOS 11 and earlier versions of iOS, Siri analyzes your app use, browsing history, emails, messages, contacts, and information from third-party apps to provide customized suggestions for searches, Look Up, News, Photos, and more. Siri syncs this information across all of your devices in iOS 11 to provide a more personalized experience, and this information is also anonymously sent back to Apple to "make your searches more relevant." All o

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Early Adopters of Apple Watch Series 3 Share First Impressions and Unboxing Photos

As customers around the world begin to unbox their new Apple Watch Series 3 models, some early adopters have started to share their first impressions and unboxings of the device in the MacRumors discussion forums. Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE shared by MacRumors reader gatorknight904 While there appears to be some early activation issues, particularly for AT&T and Verizon customers, those who have been able to set up their Apple Watch Series

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How to Use Instant Notes on iPad in iOS 11

If you have an iPad Pro, there‘s a new feature in iOS 11 that‘s designed to let you open up a new document in Notes just by tapping the Apple Pencil on the iPad‘s display. The feature, Instant Notes, works even when the iPad is locked, so you can pick up the iPad and get right to writing without having to go through the hassle of unlocking the device, opening the Notes app, and creating a document. Using Instant Notes

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Early Adopters of iPhone 8 Impressed With Glass-Backed Design and True Tone Display

As customers around the world begin to receive their new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus today, some early adopters have turned to the MacRumors forums to share their first impressions of Apple‘s latest smartphones. iPhone 8 Plus in Space Gray shared by MacRumors forum member Veridis We‘ve already seen iPhone 8 reviews from the media, but opinions shared by regular customers can provide additional insight. We‘ve rounded up some of

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Some Apple Watch Series 3 Owners Facing LTE Activation Issues

Apple Watch Series 3 models are being delivered across the United States and the rest of the world today, and as customers start attempting to activate their new LTE devices, some of them are running into serious setup issues. On the MacRumors forums, several AT&T customers have received messages stating AT&T is not supported. Support reps seem confused about how Apple Watch activation works, with one rep telling MacRumors reader KG87 that his

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How to Edit Live Photos in iOS 11

Apple originally debuted Live Photos in 2015, alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, marking it as a feature that enhances the smartphone‘s photography with pictures that move when a user performs a 3D Touch on them. With the launch of iOS 11, Live Photos can now be edited in a few useful ways, and this guide will help you make a new key photo (which shows up first in your Photo Album), as well as explain how to add new animation effec

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: The Witness, XCOM, Another Lost Phone, Morphite, and More

Last year when the iPhone 7 came out, we posted this article detailing some of the most graphically impressive games on the App Store to stretch the legs of the increasingly powerful GPUs inside of these devices. With today‘s launch of the iPhone 8, we‘ve assembled another article that has been updated with some new games that will be great for pushing the limits of the iPhone 8. Oddly enough, the Infinity Blade trilogy is still so

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Apple Extends iTunes Movie Rental Window to 48 Hours in United States

Alongside the launch of the new Apple TV 4K, which is in the hands of customers today, Apple has quietly updated its iTunes rental policy to extend the amount of time rentals can be watched. In a support document that was updated today, Apple says customers have 30 days to start watching a movie after it‘s been rented. Once a movie is started, there‘s an additional 48 hours to finish the movie and/or rewatch it. Apple‘s

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Case for Your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X From Pad & Quill

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Pad & Quill to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company‘s high-quality leather cases designed for the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Pad & Quill has a whole line of iPhone cases with a folio style that secures the iPhone in place, protects the display with a leather cover, and adds pockets to hold cash and credit cards. All cases are also compatible with the

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How to Use the New iOS 11 Document Scanner in Notes on iPad and iPhone

In iOS 11, there‘s a new feature in Notes that allows you to quickly scan all kinds of documents so you can keep track of everything from receipts to recipes to photos. The Document Scanner detects the edges of a document, aligns things properly, and removes all glare and tilt so you get a clean scan every time. The new feature is available on both iPhone and iPad. Here‘s how to use it: Open the Notes app. Create a new note

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Apple Shares ‘8 Things to Love About iPhone 8‘ Video

Apple this morning published a new iPhone 8 ad to its YouTube channel, highlighting eight things to love about the new device. In the 46 second spot, set to the song "Namesake" by Tunde Olaniran, Apple lists the following features as reasons to get an iPhone 8: - Most durable glass in a smartphone - Portrait Lighting (the new Portrait Mode feature) - Wireless charging with Qi inductive chargers - The A11, the smartest most powerful chi

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Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Thrilled‘ With Launch Day Response to iPhone 8

As he often does on product launch days, Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning stopped by the Apple Store in Palo Alto, California as customers gathered to purchase an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or 4K Apple TV. Cook had a few minutes to speak with CNBC, and he said that he‘s "thrilled" with what he‘s seeing on launch day. Some stores have sold out of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus he says, and many locations are out of the LTE Apple Watch

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Target Begins Notifying Some Apple Watch Series 3 Pre-Order Customers That Shipments Will Be Delayed

Target customers this morning began pointing out on Twitter, through tipster emails, and in our forums that their Apple Watch Series 3 orders have been delayed, unfortunately mirroring similar events that plagued many Target pre-order customers for the Series 2 model last year. The affected users were originally promised a delivery window surrounding today‘s launch day, or soon after, and Target has now pushed some orders back by weeks, lan

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments [Update: Video Removed]

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone. One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. Apple has already demonstrated most of these steps, but it‘s interesting to see the simplicity of it in action from end to end. As described by Apple,

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How to Discreetly Disable Touch ID and Face ID on an iPhone in iOS 11

There‘s an Emergency SOS feature built into iOS 11 that has hidden functionality - it automatically disables Touch ID and makes it so your passcode has to be entered to unlock your iPhone. Because it essentially shuts down the biometrics on your device, you can‘t be compelled by a police officer or malicious person to unlock your iPhone with a fingerprint, nor can your fingerprint be used to get into your device should you be uncon

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Apple Studied Paintings and Shined Light on People to Perfect New Portrait Lighting Feature

iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X feature advanced cameras with a new Portrait Lighting feature that uses sophisticated algorithms to calculate how your facial features interact with light. That data is used to create lighting effects, such as Natural Light, Studio Light, Contour Light, and Stage Light. In a new interview with BuzzFeed News reporter John Paczkowski, Apple says it studied the work of portrait photographers such as Richard Avedon, An

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How to Use the iPad‘s New Flick Keyboard in iOS 11

The QuickType keyboard on the iPad has been updated in iOS 11 to introduce a super handy new Flick feature designed to let you enter numbers and symbols without the shift key. When you upgrade to iOS 11 and take a look at the keyboard on the iPad, you‘ll notice that all of the keys now display letters and number/symbols. A tap lets you enter the main letter on the keyboard, while a flick lets you enter the secondary symbol or number. Her

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Here‘s a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Apple‘s Pre-Order ‘War Room‘

BuzzFeed News has put together a video of how Apple prepares for an iPhone launch day around the world. When iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time last Friday, dozens of Apple engineers were assembled in a so-called "war room" to ensure the process went smoothly. For around three hours, these engineers sat in front of at least 10 TVs forming a larger display, which appears to show th

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Apple Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Pre-Order ‘War Room‘ for iPhone 8 and Other New Products

BuzzFeed News has put together a video of how Apple prepares for an iPhone launch day around the world. When iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time last Friday, dozens of Apple engineers were assembled in a so-called "war room" to ensure the process went smoothly. For around three hours, these engineers sat in front of at least 10 TVs forming a larger display, which appears to show th

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Apple Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at iPhone 8 Pre-Order ‘War Room‘

BuzzFeed News has put together a video of how Apple prepares for an iPhone launch day around the world. When iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time last Friday, dozens of Apple engineers were assembled in a so-called "war room" to ensure the process went smoothly. For around three hours, these engineers sat in front of at least 10 TVs forming a larger display, which appears to show th

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IKEA Launches New Apple-Inspired Ad Campaign for Qi Charging Furniture

IKEA today has launched a new "tribute campaign" to Apple and the inductive wireless charging features of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, playing off of popular Apple catchphrases like "This changes everything" and "Think different" (via DesignTAXI and The Verge). Images via The Verge The campaign is called "This Charges Everything," and includes multiple other references to Apple‘s advertising campaigns of years past, as well as a few jok

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DxO Labs Says iPhone 8 Plus Has Best Smartphone Camera They‘ve Ever Tested

DxO Labs has declared the iPhone 8 Plus has the best smartphone camera it has ever tested in a new in-depth review. iPhone 8 Plus set a new record with an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 94, two points higher than its smaller iPhone 8 sibling. iPhone 8 Plus also topped the Google Pixel and HTC U11, which both scored 90 points, as well as last year‘s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which scored 88 and 85 points respectively. DxO said iPho

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