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With the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, are consumers caught in the middle?

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Today’s retail launch of the Apple iPhone 8 and 8 Plus is a crucial test for Apple’s riskiest iPhone strategy. For the first time, Apple introduced its latest iPhone upgrades while simultaneously teasing something better coming soon — what, by Apple’s own admission, is “the future.” SEE ALSO: Here are the first photographer-shot iPhone 8 pictures Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are, based on my review and what I’ve seen elsewhere on the web (and even in teardowns), “S” series devices in full-number-update clothing. Except for the glass back, the handsets maintain the iPhone 6 design introduced in 2014. […]

An Android developer just copied the iPhone X’s most noticeable feature

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Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock It turns out you don’t need to spend $999 to get the iPhone X’s most noticeable features. No, not the talking Animoji or slightly creepy face scanning, but the notch. A clever developer has created an Android app that brings the iPhone X’s distinctive camera cutout to Android handsets. SEE ALSO: Why Apple is risking everything with the iPhone X Called “XOutof10,” the app doesn’t actually do anything, other than create a black space around the top of the screen to mimic Apple’s sensor-packed notch. “You, the average Android user, probably had a laugh on Apple users about […]

Apple may be close to finding the source of that epic iOS 11 leak

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We’re now accustomed to a minor hardware and software leaks in the weeks and months ahead of any major Apple event, but Saturday’s massive Golden Master version iOS 11 leak may be the worst ever suffered by the incredibly secretive company.  Like, ever. So now, just a couple of days away from Apple’s big iPhone event, we await the inevitable leak blowback, and it’s already begun: We now have new details on how the leaks may have made it to the public.  SEE ALSO: Apple iOS 11 lets you put your face on an animated pile of poop, naturally That […]

The corkscrew elevator and other secrets of Steve Jobs Theater

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Steve Jobs Theater is empty. Hours earlier, the massive lobby, demo area (or foyer) space below, and theater were humming with Apple employees, media, analysts, and invited special guests, all jostling to touch the new iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 3.  SEE ALSO: iPhone X: Hands on with Apple’s stunning new device Now, I stood alone in the vast open space, itself inside Apple Park (Steve Jobs’ version of Disney World), positioning myself dead center under the single-piece 155-foot metallic carbon fiber roof. I felt so small. Then I trotted back to the periphery. The […]

What Apple didn’t tell you about the iPhone X

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The iPhone X, mystery no more.Image: Raymond Wong/Mashable And then it was real. In a few short moments after the words “one more thing…” appeared on a massive screen during the Sept. 12 Apple keynote, the iPhone X went from a much-rumored tech myth to a real, officially announced product. Soon Apple’s SVP of marketing Phil Schiller was back out to tell us all the new features, from the edge-to-edge “Super Retina” display to wireless charging to the oh-man-it’s-as-much-as-a-MacBook-Air $999 starting price. SEE ALSO: Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory But he didn’t tell us everything. […]

Buying a new car made me despise Apple

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Apple Maps? Nooooooo!Image: Christopher Mineses/Mashable The day I bought my Chevy Bolt EV, I was excited to plug in my iPhone and use Apple CarPlay to run my favorite apps on the dashboard’s huge infotainment screen. My enthusiasm quickly disappeared, though, when CarPlay forced me to use Apple Maps for navigation. Nooooooooo! I took a deep breath and thought to myself, “Surely Apple Maps can’t be as bad as it used to be. Maybe this will be OK?”  SEE ALSO: Samsung and Apple should be worried about Xiaomi’s luxurious Mi Mix 2 But after a few weeks of giving Apple […]

How ‘Black Mirror’ kinda predicted this iPhone X feature

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We already know that Charlie Brooker’s dystopian series Black Mirror is the perfect, nightmarish commentary for our tech-filled times.  SEE ALSO: Even Apple admits Face ID can’t fully secure your sensitive data But rarely has it been so well manifested than during Apple’s announcement of “animojis” — that is, dynamic 3D emojis that mimic your face.  When you smile, frown, or sneer at the iPhone X, the device’s facial recognition technology can scan your face and morph it into animated avatars — like the fox, the alien, and this big stinking pile of poo:  Image: Apple Now, if you paid […]