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Huawei tweets knock new iPhones for ‘staying the same’

Huawei, one of Apple’s biggest competitors in smartphone sales, fired off a series of tweets that mocked the iPhone maker immediately following Wednesday’s unveiling of new products. Most of the

Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ model will be slightly delayed

The Apple Watch Series 4 is set to go up for pre-orders on Friday at 12:01 AM PDT, but if you’re hoping to snag one of the Nike+ models you’ll have to wait a little bit longer than everyone else to

Apple Watch Series 4’s best new feature won’t work at launch

Don’t have a heart attack, but the new electrocardiogram feature in Apple Watch Series 4 won’t work when the wearable launches. Apple isn’t exactly hiding this fact, but it’s certainly keeping it

Just how do you pronounce bokeh anyway?

Thanks to Apple, virtually everyone with an iPhone understands the Japanese word and photo term known as bokeh. Thanks to Apple, virtually everyone mispronounces the word. That is an annoyance to

Apple Watch’s new ECG reader is great, but don’t bet your life on it

At yesterday’s iPhone and Apple Watch event, Apple revealed that it has received Food and Drug Administration clearance for the Apple Watch Series 4’s new electrocardiogram feature. In theory, this

Best bands to pimp out Apple Watch Series 4

Apple Watch Series 4 orders open midnight September 13 (tonight!) with shipping beginning on September 21. In the meantime, grab yourself a strap or two befitting Apple’s fourth-generation smartwatch.

Sell your old iPhone, Apple Watch now in time to upgrade

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available to preorder from the Apple Online Store tomorrow, alongside Apple Watch Series 4. They might be pricey, but there’s one way you can earn some quick cash

Tim Cook: Why Apple’s priciest ever iPhones are still a great deal

With the iPhone XS Max running up to $1,449 for the 512GB version, Apple’s smartphones have never been pricier. But Tim Cook insists that they still represent a good deal for customers. Why? According

iPhone and Apple Watch refurbs are cheaper after iPhone XS

Apple has discounted its refurbished iPhone and Apple Watch units following yesterday’s big iPhone XS unveiling. You’ll now pay less for an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or older Apple Watch. There are

‘Shot on iPhone XS’ video showcases amazing new camera

The new iPhone lineup ships with the best cameras Apple has ever installed in a smartphone. Sample photos shown off during yesterday’s keynote gave us a preview of its jaw-dropping capabilities, and

Today in Apple history: One of Apple’s earliest rivals bites the dust

September 13, 1983: Osborne Computer Corporation, one of Apple’s early rivals, declares bankruptcy. Many consider the company’s Osborne 1 the world’s first truly portable, full-featured computer. It

New A12 Bionic chip makes 2018 iPhones into AI powerhouses

Apple called the new iPhones‘ A12 Bionic chip “the smartest and most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.” And despite the company’s occasional hyperbole and frequent marketing wizardry, it’s not

Know the differences between iPhone XS and iPhone XR

This year, the differences between the best and the cheapest iPhone are subtle. Here's the lowdown on iPhone XS vs. XR to help you decide. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to preorder your iPhone XR the right way

Want a new iPhone XR on launch day? Here's how to secure your order. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

How to buy iPhone XR on iPhone Upgrade Program if you own iPhone X

How do your buy an iPhone XR on the iPhone Upgrade Program if you have two months left on your contract? Easy: You pay it off early. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

Name your price for 10 top utility Mac apps, featuring 2Do [Deals]

When you get a Mac, you’ve got a machine with almost unlimited potential, limited only by the apps you use. This bundle of 10 apps is a great way to expand the possibilities of your Mac — and it’s

Hands on with iPhone XS, XR, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4

Apple just unveiled a rush of new devices, including three iPhone models and a pair of Apple Watches. A theme for these announcements could be “Bigger is better.” None of the products are available

Ogle the beautifully redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 [Gallery]

Apple Watch Series 4 debuted today in Cupertino with a slew of powerful, new features. Apple’s fourth-generation smartwatch helps users stay more connected and be more active in significant ways.

New AppleCare plan replaces lost or stolen iPhones (for a hefty price)

Apple’s optional insurance program fixes your iPhone if you break it, but you’ve been out of luck if your device gets stolen. Not any more. Apple just introduced AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss.

Tim Cook’s Twitter head fake was the only surprise at iPhone XS keynote

Apple’s 2018 iPhone keynote went off without a hitch and without hardly any surprises. Except for one created by Tim Cook. Moments before Cook was set to take the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater, the