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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, four days after releasing the third iOS 11.2 beta, more than two weeks after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and one day after the iOS 11.1.2 update. Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple‘s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the third tvOS 11.2 update and over two weeks after the launch of tvOS 11.1. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xcode. According to Apple‘s release notes, the tvOS 11.2 updat

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iPhone X Case Review Roundup 5: Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee and Sena

The fifth review of my iPhone X Roundup series focuses on Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee, and Sena. If you‘ve missed my previous posts, I‘m taking a close look at iPhone X cases from a range of manufacturers. We don‘t often feature case reviews on MacRumors, but with the launch of the iPhone X and its new design, we felt it was worth exploring some of the available case options. My previous reviews are bel

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TouchArcade iOS Gaming Roundup: Reigns: Her Majesty, Animal Crossing, Sky, PUBG Knock-Offs, and More

Apologies for missing last week‘s iOS gaming roundup, but I‘ve got a good reason: I was in Jordan judging Middle Eastern and North African mobile games for the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). It‘s an organization that for fourteen years now has been hosting international competitions looking for the best mobile games. I‘ve been involved for several years now, and it‘s awesome actually having game awards

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Apple Park Visitor‘s Center Now Open to the Public

The Visitor‘s Center at Apple‘s new Apple Park campus opened up to the public this morning, allowing Apple fans to visit the Cupertino location to check out the campus and purchase souvenirs and snacks. It features a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to look like it floats, along with staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors that match the aesthetic of the rest of the campus. Inside, there‘s a large

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie

For this week‘s giveaway, we‘ve teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Powerstation XXL that‘s equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices. The Powerstation XXL, priced at 149.95, features a 19,000 mAh battery, which Mophie says is enough juice to provide USB-C laptops (the MacBook specifically) with up to 14 hours of additional battery life. Because it h

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Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on Select MacBook and MacBook Pro Models

Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for all 12-inch MacBook models and 2013 or newer MacBook Pro models. Apple has authorized coverage within four years from the original purchase date of an affected MacBook or MacBook Pro, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. Eligible 12-inch MacBook or 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models qual

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Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on 12-Inch MacBooks and 2013 or Newer MacBook Pro

Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for all 12-inch MacBook models and 2013 or newer MacBook Pro models. Apple has authorized coverage within four years from the original purchase date of an affected MacBook or MacBook Pro, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. Eligible 12-inch MacBook or 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models qual

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Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on 2013 or Newer MacBook Pro and All 12-Inch MacBooks

Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for all 12-inch MacBook models and 2013 or newer MacBook Pro models. Apple has authorized coverage within four years from the original purchase date of an affected MacBook or MacBook Pro, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. Eligible 12-inch MacBook or 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models qual

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of iOS 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, four days after releasing the third iOS 11.2 beta, more than two weeks after releasing the first major iOS 11 update, iOS 11.1, and one day after the iOS 11.1.2 update. Registered developers can download the new iOS 11.2 beta from Apple‘s Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of tvOS 11.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming tvOS 11.2 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the third tvOS 11.2 update and over two weeks after the launch of tvOS 11.1. Designed for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models, the tvOS 11.2 developer beta can be downloaded onto the Apple TV via a profile that‘s installed using Xcode. According to Apple‘s release notes, the tvOS 11.2 updat

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Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 4.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.2 update to developers for testing purposes, four days after seeding the third watchOS 4.2 beta and over two weeks after releasing the watchOS 4.1 update. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS 4.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. T

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Promise Technology Debuts 249 Thunderbolt 3 Dock With 5 USB-A Ports, 2 TB3 Ports and SD Card Slot

Promise Technology today announced the launch of its new TD-300 Thunderbolt 3 dock, which is designed for Apple‘s latest MacBook Pro models with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. The TD-300 features five USB 3.0 ports (three at the back and two at the front), two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an audio in/out port, and an HDMI 2.0 port. There are a range of Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market now, but Promise Technology‘s

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KGI: Next Year‘s iPhone Models to Have Upgraded Intel and Qualcomm Modems Enabling Faster LTE Speeds

Apple‘s next-generation iPhone models released in 2018 will feature Intel‘s XMM 7560 and Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon X20 modems, enabling faster LTE transmission speeds, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Image: KGI Securities Kuo highlighted that both new chips support 4x4 MIMO technology, compared to only 2x2 MIMO in the latest iPhone models, which leads him to believe LTE transmission speeds will increase signifi

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KGI: Next Year‘s iPhone Models to Have Upgraded Intel and Qualcomm Modems Enabling Faster LTE Speeds

Apple‘s next-generation iPhone models released in 2018 will feature Intel‘s XMM 7560 and Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon X20 modems, enabling faster LTE transmission speeds, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Image: KGI Securities Kuo highlighted that both new chips support 4x4 MIMO technology, compared to only 2x2 MIMO in the latest iPhone models, which leads him to believe LTE transmission speeds will increase signifi

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Apple Says HomePod is Delayed Until Early 2018

Apple has announced that its HomePod speaker is delayed until early 2018, according to a statement provided to CNBC. "We can‘t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple‘s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a little more time before it‘s ready for our customers," Apple said. "We‘ll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018." Apple previously said the HomePod would launch in Dec

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Apple Extends Free Repairs of Anti-Reflective Coating on 2013-2015 MacBook Pro

Apple has extended free repairs of anti-reflective coating issues for the 2013 to 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apple has authorized coverage within four years from an affected MacBook Pro‘s original date of purchase, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. Both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models released in 2013, 2014, or 2015 qualify for a fre

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘ Gets 4K Mention on iTunes, Suggesting Disney‘s 4K Holdout May Be Ending

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has received a card on the iTunes Movies storefront that encourages users to watch the film in 4K HDR on the Apple TV 4K, suggesting that Disney‘s 4K video holdout on iTunes may end soon. The change comes after news in September that Disney would be the only major Hollywood studio not supporting 4K versions of its films on the iTunes Movies store, including Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel, and Sta

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Apple Discounts BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless by 40 to 60

Apple has discounted its BeatsX, Solo3 Wireless, and Powerbeats3 Wireless headphones by 40 to 60 for a limited time in the United States. BeatsX -149.95, now 99.95 Beats Solo3 Wireless - 299.95, now 239.95 Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless -199.95, now 159.95Apple‘s discount on Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones also applies to the newer "Neighborhood Collection" colors. Apple‘s BeatsX deal matches some other retailers, but Amazon and B

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‘DirecTV Now‘ Offering Free 32GB Apple TV 4K When Signing Up for 4-Month Service at 140

With DirecTV Now‘s latest offer, if you sign up for four months of the streaming TV service at an upfront cost of around 140, you‘ll get the 32GB Apple TV 4K for free. DirecTV Now starts at 35/month for the "Live a Little" package, which adds up to 140 for four months of service (without any additions like HBO or Showtime). Higher tiers increase to 50/month, 60/month, and 70/month with more channels added to each. If you opt for th

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Spotify App Updated With Support for iPhone X Displays

Spotify updated its iOS app today with support for iPhone X, exactly two weeks since Apple‘s latest smartphone launched. The update removes the letterboxing of Spotify‘s interface on the iPhone X‘s 5.8-inch OLED display, which should come as welcome news to heavy users of the app, allowing them to see more of track lists and search results on the screen, and more artwork when browsing albums and playlists. "Stranger Things M

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Apple Working With Intel on 5G Hardware for Future iPhones

Apple is "leaning heavily" towards choosing Intel‘s 5G modems for its future iPhones, according to Fast Company. Apple engineers are said to be already working with Intel on upcoming 5G technology. Apple‘s discussions with Qualcomm about 5G modems, meanwhile, have been described as "limited." Citing a source with knowledge of Apple‘s plans, Fast Company says that while Qualcomm 5G modems will offer more specialized carri

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Apple AirPods vs. Google Pixel Buds

The Pixel Buds, Google‘s 159 headphones designed to compete with Apple‘s AirPods, finally launched this week so we thought we‘d pit the two devices against one another to see how they measure up. While the AirPods are widely loved and have received mostly positive reviews from customers and media sites, things aren‘t looking quite as rosy for the Pixel Buds. In a lot of ways, the Pixel Buds don‘t measure up to the

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