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iPhone XR could easily outsell iPhone XS

The iPhone XR just debuted on Friday, and an esteemed analyst says it outsold last year’s iPhone 8 on their respective opening weekends. The analyst goes on to predict that Apple’s newest handset will

Tim Cook showcases new apps and iPhone film during EU trip

Apple CEO Tim Cook is taking a trip through Europe before the company’s big iPad event in New York next week. During his pitstop in Germany and France, Cook was busy checking out some new iPhone

Pro Tip: How to activate Tweetbot 5’s hidden themes

Find out how to activate the hidden new themes in Tweetbot 5. You'll aos support the developer at the same time. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iOS 12.1 inches closer to launch with new beta

The public release of iOS 12.1 could finally be drawing upon us. After releasing the fourth beta last week, Apple has already come out with the fifth beta build of the big software update this

New renders show 2018 iPad Pro in all its glory

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPad Pro at the end of this month. An industrial design student from Hungary. just couldn’t wait. He created a collection of images of this upcoming

iPhone XR repairs are surprisingly cheap

Apple has confirmed its pricing for iPhone XR repairs and it’s surprisingly reasonable. It will certainly leave a dent in your bank account if you break your screen without AppleCare+, but repairing

iPhone is the smartphone of choice for most American teens

The iPhone is in the hands and pockets of more than 80 percent of U.S. teens, according to a survey conducted by the investment firm Piper Jaffray. Apple’s dominance among teens will continue to rise

Epic Games teases ‘Fortnitemares’ event for Halloween

Epic Games won’t let any season or event pass by without celebrating it inside Fortnite Battle Royale, so it’s no surprise the company has something big up its sleeve for Halloween. Get ready for the

iPhone XS and XR names may have been inspired by the car industry

If you’re wondering where the confusing “XS” and “XR” names for Apple’s new iPhones came from, Phil Schiller provides an answer in a new interview: from the car industry. “I love cars and things that

Super Micro will investigate its hardware after spy chip allegations

Super Micro Computer, the manufacturer of technology accused by Bloomberg of containing Chinese spy chips, has said that it will carry out a review of its own hardware. This isn’t any kind of

This smart ukulele teaches you how to play via app [Deals]

Learning an instrument is one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself (maybe not for your neighbors). But it’s also one of the hardest things to make time for, even for relatively easy

Germany’s finance minister wants tech giants to pay higher taxes

In an op-ed for a German newspaper, Germany’s finance minister Olaf Scholz proposes a global minimum rate of corporation tax as one way to ensure that multinational corporations like Apple pay

WhatsApp’s latest update adds iPhone XR support and more

WhatsApp now looks better on iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max. The app’s latest update on iOS is optimized for Apple’s latest handsets — and comes with a number of new features and improvements for users

Today in Apple history: The App Store hits 200 million downloads

October 22, 2008: During an Apple conference call, Steve Jobs reveals that a user downloaded the 200 millionth app from the App Store that very day. The news comes less than five months after the

Apple just leased another massive facility in Silicon Valley

Apple has snapped up a 10-year lease for a large, 314,000-square-foot warehouse in Milpitas, California, approximately a fifteen minute drive from Cupertino. The space is located at McCarthy

Redesigned webpage makes finding your dream job at Apple easier

Shortly after launching its refreshed Privacy webpage, Apple has also updated its Jobs website, hopefully making it easier to find your dream employment role with the company. In addition to the

You could soon be the proud owner of Steve Jobs’ toilet

Do you want to own a chandelier that once belonged to Steve Jobs? How about a Jobs-owned thermostat, originally made in 1925? Or a silver-plated tea spoon? Or, heck, even Jobs’ old toilet? These, and

Apple’s latest self-driving car crash is just another fender bender

A car designed to test Apple’s self-driving system was involved in a minor accident Monday, but a human was driving at the time. This is only the second such crash of an Apple car on record. Google,

Premiere Rush, Drafts, BestPhoto and other amazing apps of the week

This week we shoot and edit video with Adobe’s new Premier Rush, get into the long-awaited Drafts for Mac beta, and clean up our Photo Library with BestPhotos. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture

Today in Apple history: PowerBook 100 series is a smash hit

October 21, 1991: Apple launches its PowerBook 100 series. The lightweight laptops quickly become one of the most important tech gadgets of all time. These devices almost single-handedly turned