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  • Poll: Would you accept a slightly thicker 2019 iPhone in return for three benefits?

    Macworld has a wishlist piece on the 2019 iPhone. Some of it is uncontroversial and very likely to happen – things like a better neural engine and improved Face ID (including landscape operation, like the new iPad Pro).

    But the site’s Jason Cross also proposes something Apple is extremely unlikely to do: making the 2019 iPhone a little thicker …

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  • Traditional watchmakers banking on hybrid watches to compete with the Apple Watch

    Traditional watchmakers are hoping that hybrid watches – conventional watches with some smartwatch functionality added – will be key to competing with the Apple Watch.

    It was initially assumed that only mid-range brands would have anything to fear from smartwatches, with higher-end brands appealing to a different demographic, but even this is changing, suggests a new report …

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  • Apple reportedly cuts production orders for iPhone XS and iPhone XR

    We heard already from various Apple suppliers that they were cutting their sales forecasts, suggesting the latest iPhone models were not doing as well as expected. The Journal today says that Apple reduced orders for both iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

    Apple has apparently found it hard to accurately predict demand for its three model lineup amidst an overall slowdown of the smartphone market and seemingly-weak Chinese demand. The changes to the production schedules are frustrating suppliers,...


  • Tim Cook talks search deals w/ Google, privacy in tech, and his daily routine in HBO interview

    As expected, Tim Cook was interviewed this evening on HBO as part of the Axios on HBO series. In the interview, Cook touched on the need for privacy regulations in the technology industry, diversity in Silicon Valley, his daily routine, and more. Head below for a full recap.

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  • Gallery: Apple Champs-Élysées makes a grand debut in Paris

    Top photo courtesy of Arnaud Ducoret

    In a city known for style, Apple has made a fashionable contribution. Today in Paris, Apple Champs-Élysées opened as Europe’s most elegant Apple retail location and the best place in France to attend a Today at Apple session. 9to5Mac readers visited the new store and provided us with photos of the grand space to share.

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  • Microsoft and Apple working together to resolve iCloud for Windows compatibility issues

    Following the latest Windows 10 October 2018 update, users of iCloud for Windows are facing compatibility issues. As highlighted by MSPowerUser, the latest version of Windows 10 is incompatible with the latest version of iCloud, but Microsoft and Apple are said to be working together to resolve those issues.

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  • 9to5Toys Lunch Break: Apple Watch Series 3 LTE $279, Twelve South Accessory Sale, DJI Drones from $339, more

    9to5Toys now has a new app! Download it to stay to date on the best gear and deals on the web. Plus don’t forget to check us out on Apple News and sign up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.

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  • New report explores Apple’s push to stop viral misinformation with Apple News

    Last month, a report explored Apple’s efforts to ensure Apple News doesn’t become a “crazy land.” Now, The Sydney Morning Herald is out with another look inside the Apple News team. This time, the report dives into the company’s Australian based team, as well as its broader goals.

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  • Tumblr for iOS mysteriously disappears from the App Store, company investigating

    Tumblr’s app for iOS has mysteriously disappeared from the App Store this weekend. While details of the removal are unclear at this point, Tumblr says it is investigating “issues with the iOS app” and will continue to provide updates.

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  • Watch Tim Cook talk gender diversity in Silicon Valley & more in HBO/Axios interview tonight

    This evening on HBO, Axios will air its exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook, filmed at Apple Park in Cupertino. The interview will likely touch on a variety of topics, and the first teaser clip shows Cook talking about how Silicon Valley “missed it” on gender.

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  • The state of the Apple TV in 2018

    Last week I wrote a “State of the iPad” article that I received some great feedback from throughout the following days. I thought I’d take the time to write a similar article about Apple TV. The Apple TV was first announced as iTV back in 2006. Steve said the goal of it was to enjoy your iTunes media on your flat screen TV. While Apple TV has undoubtedly evolved over the last 12 years regarding scope, hardware, and features, the original goal is still pretty close. It aims to let you enjoy your...


  • Third Street Promenade and Alderwood Apple stores reopen with Today at Apple upgrades

    Two Apple retail stores returned to the Pacific coast today. Apple Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California and Apple Alderwood in Lynnwood, Washington both reopened with reimagined designs. The openings come just hours before Apple will unveil its newest flagship location in Paris which houses a towering Forum on the historic Champs-Élysées.

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