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You don’t need an app to read NFC tags with iPhone XS or XR

One feature that didn’t get mentioned during this week’s iPhone event is the fact that the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models let users scan NFC tags without requiring an app running

Some iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 models sell out in under a minute

Did your alarm fail to go off? Were you on the fence about the new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4, but now feel like you should place an order after all? Sorry to break it to you, but you might have

Apple Store is back up for iPhone XS and Apple Watch pre-orders

To pre-order Short form: use the Apple Store app. The same goes for the new Apple Watch Series 4. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

HyperJuice AirPods wireless charger does what Apple can’t

Conspicuously absent from the Apple event yesterday was the AirPods wireless charger that the company first showed off last year. Well, you don’t have to wait for Apple to get its act together because

Why T-Mobile and Sprint customers should get a 2018 iPhone

There is a lot for everyone to like in the 2018 iPhone models. But T-Mobile and Sprint customers have additional reasons to upgrade to the latest iOS devices: they’re the first to support some of

How to get ready to pre-order Apple Watch Series 4

Time is short before you can pre-order the next-generation of Apple Watch. Apple will start taking people’s money at exactly 12:01 am tomorrow morning Pacific time. If demand is as heavy as we expect,

iPhone XR Portrait Mode has one serious limitation

Portrait Mode on the iPhone XR may not be as fully-baked as the version found on Apple’s other iPhones. The iPhone XR looks like it has almost all of the same features as its higher-priced siblings.

Why it’s a big deal that Lisa Jackson spoke at Apple’s iPhone XS event

It’s an incredibly big deal that Wednesday’s Gather Round keynote featured Lisa Jackson, Apple’s head of environmental initiatives. The annual iPhone unveiling is Apple’s biggest product event of the

Series 4 makes me fall in love with Apple Watch all over again

Can Apple Watch Series 4’s fall-detection feature tell when you have fallen in love? I hope so, because I’ve really fallen for it. Big-time. I haven’t felt this way about an Apple Watch since my first

Geekbench scores reveal RAM upgrades in new iPhones

The new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR haven’t been released yet, but a handful of Geekbench scores are already available. These reveal more than just how fast the devices run (spoiler: very

Moment debuts first-ever MFi certified wireless battery case for iPhone

The world’s first MFi certified wireless battery case for the iPhone X is finally ready for the public, right after Apple just discontinued the iPhone X. Moment – makers of some of the finest iPhone

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