Cult of Mac: news on page 514

Analyst predicts Apple will launch Netflix rival service in 2018

As part of CCS Insight’s predictions for 2018, analysts for the firm suggest that Apple will launch a video subscription service, designed to compete with Netflix. “Everyone is jostling for position

iPhone X could see big discounts for Black Friday

If you missed out on generous launch discounts on iPhone X, don’t despair. There are more right around the corner for Black Friday. Analysts expect carriers to make big price cuts as they fight for

Apple shipped a whole lot of MacBooks last quarter

Apple had a strong quarter for MacBook shipments, with a year-on-year increase of 11.3 percent to bring Apple’s total to 4.43 million units. In total, Apple ranked fourth on Trendforce’s list of

Animoji may not require iPhone X’s TrueDepth sensor

You can’t enjoy Animoji unless you buy an iPhone X, but it’s apparently not because you need the device’s fancy hardware. It looks like Apple’s latest gimmick is powered at least partly by the

Today in Apple history: Apple’s last mechanical keyboard is a winner

November 15, 1990: Cupertino wins a design patent for its Apple Extended Keyboard II, arguably the greatest computer keyboard of all time. Delivering the perfect combination of durability, feel and a

Cousins trick Face ID into thinking that they’re the same person

There have already been multiple reports of close family members being able to successfully unlock each other’s iPhone X using Face ID. After publishing a story yesterday on a kid who managed to

Apple will work with Indian government to kill spam

Apple appears to have partially backed down in a clash with the Indian government over whether or not to help develop an anti-spam application for iOS, having previously refused to do so because of

Apple under investigation for patent infringement

The U.S. International Trade Commission has confirmed that it is investigating Apple for allegedly infringing on patents on various devices, including Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Apple TVs. The

Steven Soderbergh’s new film was shot entirely on iPhone

The Oscar-winning director behind Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven is coming back to the big screen in 2018. Only instead of filming his latest movie on Hollywood-quality rig, Steve Soderbergh is turning to

Shooting From the Hip showcases beautiful iPhone photos [Book review]

You may be tempted to marvel at Scott Strazzante’s new book, Shooting From the Hip, simply because he made all those gritty street photographs with an iPhone. We can’t seem to get over the fact that

This beautiful weather app is worthy of iPhone X’s OLED display

This post is presented by Tho Tran, maker of Today Weather. If you venture outside on a regular basis, chances are you check your weather app pretty often. Whether the info it gives you is good or

How to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS

With GarageBand for iOS, you can add your own ringtone to your iPhone without using iTunes. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

iPhone X guts Foxconn profits

Production issues with the iPhone X caused Apple’s biggest supply partner to suffer its biggest decline in profits in nearly a decade. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., aka Foxconn, posted its latest

Undercover smartwatch blends new tech with classic styling

Do you want a smartwatch that works with your iPhone, but aren’t ready to give up on the classic stylings of an analog timepiece in favor of an Apple Watch? If so, you may be interested to hear about

Jump on this Black Friday deal for a massive bundle of Mac apps feat. PDF Expert [Deals]

That’s right, it’s almost time for Black Friday to roll around again. This year, forget facing the long, bleak lines at department stores. Instead, you can bring a truckload of new apps to your Mac

Kid unlocks mom’s iPhone X with Face ID

Another way to circumvent the iPhone X’s Face ID security system has been discovered — but, don’t worry, it’s not going to be one that affects the overwhelming majority of users. The Face ID “hacker”

Apple Watch 3 shipments reached new highs last quarter

Apple has yet to reveal exactly how many Apple Watches it has manufactured and sold, but according to market research firm Canalys the shipments figure is likely to have been 3.9 million units in Q3

iPhones get faster 7.5-watt wireless charging with iOS 11.2

Apple adds support for faster 7.5-watt wireless charging in its latest iOS 11.2 beta. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support the increased charging speed. You’ll need a compatible wireless

Today in Apple history: iPods take to the skies

November 14, 2006: Apple teams up with a slew of airlines to offer the “first seamless integration” between iPods and in-flight entertainment systems. A special dock would let iPod owners play music

iPhone will get rear-facing 3D sensors in 2019

According to a new report, Apple is working on a new rear-mounted “3D sensor” for its 2019 iPhone, which will help further the company’s augmented reality ambitions. The new system will work using