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Friday November 3

06:17
Apple's Business Strategy is changing under the Cook...

Beneath the headline revenue and profit figures, Apple's CEO Tim Cook seemed to have solved two of Apple’s longest-standing problems: its heavy reliance on the latest flagship iPhone to buoy its profits, and its lack of affordable offerings to help budget-minded buyers see the benefits of joining Apple’s ecosystem of hardware and software. This is where the Cook Doctrine changes things on their business front.

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05:33
IDC's Q3 2017 Smartphone Report shows Minor Global Gr...

According to a new IDC smartphone report, third quarter volumes were up 2.7% year over year, and up 7.4% from the second quarter. Despite the annual growth being low, the fact that it is positive leading into the holiday quarter is a sign the industry still has momentum. When the report touched on Apple's iPhone 8, they stepped off a cliff as hours later Tim Cook annihilated their assessment.

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04:43
Apple Says 'Face With Tears of Joy' is Most Popu...

Apple has revealed that "face with tears of joy" is the most popular emoji among English speakers in the United States.

The face topped Apple's list of the top 10 emoji, ahead of a red heart, loudly crying face, heart eyes face, face throwing a kiss, face with rolling eyes, skull, smiling face with smiling eyes, weary face, and thinking face.

Apple's chart isn't labeled, much to the disappointment of anyone who was desperately seeking emoji statistics.

Apple shared the chart in a recently published overview of its differential privacy technology on macOS Sierra and iOS 10 and later, which allows the company to collect and aggregate anonymized data from a large number of users while preserving the privacy of individual users.The differential privacy technology used by Apple is rooted in the idea that statistical noise that is slightly biased can mask a user's individual data...

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04:18
Apple Celebrates iPhone X Launch Day as Sales and Deliveri...

Apple today celebrated the launch of the new iPhone X by sharing some images of customers around the world buying and trying out the smartphone for the first time.

George Street, Sydney

Apple Stores globally open at 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up their reserved devices and make walk-in purchases, and Apple posted pictures of customers at Apple Stores in Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney.

Years in the making, the iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone 10"), is Apple's latest and most advanced flagship device to date, featuring a 5.8-inch OLED display, Face ID facial recognition, wireless inductive charging, and a faster A11 Bionic processor.

Apple Store, Fifth Avenue, New York (Image: @jonfortt)

Initial demand for the smartphone...

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03:34
Photos of Ecstatic Apple Fans buying iPhone X Roll in from...

Yesterday Apple announced another record quarter that smacked the naysayers silly with an enthusiastic forecast for the holiday season due to the incredible demand for iPhone X. Apple's CEO talked about the quarter in detail in his quarterly summary showing incredible strength in iPhone 8 sales along with Mac, Apple Watch and services including Apple Music subscriptions. After their financial...

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02:49
iPhone X Teardown: TrueDepth Camera System, Stacked Logic...

iFixit has completed an iPhone X teardown, providing a closer look inside the device, including its new TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board, L-shaped two-cell battery pack, and Qi-based inductive charging coil.

Like every other model since the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone X is a sideways-opening device. A single bracket covers every logic board connector.

iFixit said the miniaturized logic board design is incredibly space efficient, with an unprecedented density of connectors and components. It noted the iPhone X logic board is about 70 percent of the size of the iPhone 8 Plus logic board.

The extra room allows for a new L-shaped two-cell battery pack rated for 2,716 mAh, which is slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus battery.

iFixit's teardown includes some high-resolution photos of the iPhone X's new TrueDepth camera system that powers Face ID and Animoji.

For those...

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Thursday November 2

17:27
The Transcript of today's Opening Statement from Appl...

Prior to Apple's special iPhone event at the new Steve Jobs Theater on September 12th, Patently Apple posted a report titled " It's Circus Time: Apple Competitors race to discredit the coming iPhones as behind the Curve & Late to Market." Competitors claimed they had better phones that Apple's, rumors were saying the iPhone was a failure and that the delays with iPhone X were disastrous. The naysayers were first kicked in the head when Apple revealed that iPhone X pre-order sales were off-the-charts. Android fans told me it was all just marketing talk with nothing to back up the claims. Well, today Apple's CEO made it crystal clear that the iPhone 8 is the best selling iPhone model ever and ....

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15:45
iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 3-4 Weeks in the Un...

iPhone X shipping estimates have now improved to 3 to 4 weeks in the United States and Canada, up from a previous shipping estimate of 4 to 5 weeks.

The updated 3 to 4 week shipping estimate applies to all carriers, colors, and capacities, and it means that orders placed today will arrive right around the beginning of December rather than later in the month.

Earlier today, iPhone X shipping estimates improved to 3 to 4 weeks in countries Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East, while shipping estimates were still at 5 to 6 weeks in North America, but now the iPhone X lists the 3 to 4 week shipping estimate in all first wave launch countries.

With shipping estimates improving, customers who have already placed an order for the iPhone X are also seeing their prospective delivery dates bumped up...

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15:44
Transcript of Everything Apple Said About Its Record-Break...

Apple today reported revenue of $52.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of its 2017 fiscal year.

Apple's CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri discussed the results on a conference call today. MacRumors has prepared a complete transcript of the call ahead.

Tim Cook

Good afternoon and thanks to everyone for joining us. As we close the books on a very successful fiscal 2017, I have to say I couldn't be more excited about Apple's future.

This was our biggest year ever in most parts of the world, with all-time record revenue in the United States, Western Europe, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia. We had particularly strong finish this year, generating our highest September quarter revenue ever, as year-over-year growth...

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14:54
Tim Cook on Augmented Reality: 'What It Will Be, What...

With Apple focusing heavily on augmented reality in iOS 11 through ARKit, Apple CEO Tim Cook received several questions about AR during today's fourth quarter earnings call. He was, of course, questioned about augmented reality hardware, a question he dodged by explaining that Apple's all about the experience.

In terms of monetization of AR/VR, we focus first and foremost on customer experience. We're all about making sure the customer experience is great. We think if we get the experience right, revenue and profits will follow. We're very much focused on the experience right now.On augmented reality in general, Cook said there are "fantastic" people at Apple who are working on incredible things, and that Apple is in a "unique position" to lead when it comes to augmented reality.I view AR as profound. Not today, not the app you'll see on the App Store today, but what it will be, what it can be, I think it's profound, and I think Apple is in a really unique position to lead...

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13:54
Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're Getting as Many iPhone X as...

During today's earnings call for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook commented on iPhone X demand. While he was unable to predict when Apple would reach supply/demand balance for the device, he said that Apple is ramping up output week by week and aiming to get the new smartphone out to customers "as soon as possible."

The ramp for the iPhone X is going well, especially considering that the iPhone X is the most advanced iPhone we've ever created and it has lots of new technology in it. So we're really happy that we're able to increase week by week what we're outputting and we're going to get as many of them as possible to customers as soon as possible.Cook went on to say that iPhone X orders are "very strong" for both direct customers and the company's channel partners throughout the world and Apple is excited for the device to get into the hands of its customers.

"I'm told we had several hundred people waiting in Sydney," Cook said. "We're getting...

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12:56
Apple Delivers Record Q4 Revenue with 62% Revenue from Int...

Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter ended September 30, 2017. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $52.6 billion, an increase of 12 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.07, up ...

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12:38
Apple Reports 4Q 2017 Results: $10.7B Profit on $52.6B Rev...

Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2017.

For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $52.6 billion and net quarterly profit of $10.7 billion, or $2.07 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $46.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. The revenue and earnings per share numbers were company records for the fourth fiscal quarter, although the total profit fell short of the 2015 figure.

Gross margin for the quarter was 37.9 percent, compared to 38 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 62 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.63 per share, payable November 16 to shareholders of record as of November 13.

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11:54
First iPhone X Orders Start Arriving to Customers in New Z...

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the iPhone X is no exception.

It's nearly 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, and customers who pre-ordered an iPhone X are beginning to receive their shipments and have started sharing the first customer photos of the new device on Twitter, Instagram, reddit, and the MacRumors forums.

Image via reddit user ekalb22

There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, so customers in Australia will be the first to be able to purchase devices from an Apple retail location. Available stock in Australia should give us an idea of what we can expect as it rolls around to November 3 across the globe.

Following New Zealand and Australia, iPhone X sales will kick off in Asia, Europe, and finally, North...

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11:12
Qualcomm Sues Apple for Providing Intel with their source...

As Apple is gets ready to hold their Fiscal Q4 Results financial conference, the news of Qualcomm Inc suing Apple Inc again hits the wire. Qualcomm is alleging that Apple violated a software license contract to benefit rival chipmaker Intel Corp for making broadband modems, the latest salvo in their longstanding dispute.

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10:56
iPhone X Apps Now Widely Rolling Out on App Store Ahead of...

An increasing number of developers have updated their apps over the past few days with support for the iPhone X's new screen dimensions. We've rounded up some of the more popular titles below ahead of the device's launch tomorrow.

Shazam

Discord

Pennies

Super Mario Run

Heads Up!

Fandango

Tweetbot 4
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10:08
President Trump Announced Broadcom's HQ is Returning...

In a press release today Broadcom Limited, a leading semiconductor device supplier to the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial end markets, officially announced that it intends to initiate a redomiciliation process to change the parent company of the Broadcom corporate group from a Singapore company to a U.S. corporation.

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09:54
Qualcomm Accuses Apple of Helping Intel Using Qualcomm Sof...

Qualcomm on Wednesday filed yet another lawsuit against Apple, this time accusing the company of breaching software licensing terms and using Qualcomm code to help Intel, reports Bloomberg.

According to Qualcomm, Apple breached a contract that dictates the use of software that's designed to make Qualcomm chips work with other iPhone components. Qualcomm also believes Apple may have used its access to that software to help Intel with its own modem chip development.

Since 2016, Apple has been using LTE chips from both Intel and Qualcomm in an effort to diversify its supply chain and move some production away from Qualcomm. The iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, and 8 Plus all use a mix of Qualcomm and Intel chips.

In light of the ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is said to be considering...

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09:34
Prior to Apple's Financial Call, Option Traders have...

Ahead of Apple Inc’s quarterly report on Thursday, traders in the options market have taken positions close to the most bullish since late December, options data showed.

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09:10
Prime Real Estate: The Fight for Space in the iPhone X

As the launch of Apple's iPhone X approaches tomorrow, eager users are set to enjoy battery life normally reserved for Apple's Plus-size form factors in a phone more closely resembling a non-Plus variant in its dimensions. The reason for this advancement is not an energy density development, but rather a smaller printed circuit board (PCB) inside the iPhone X, according to a February report from KGI Securities.

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— Anson Chen ☂ (@AnsonChen) November 2, 2017

This smaller PCB is thanks to a technology referred to as substrate-like PCBs, or SLP. Depictions from the report show a PCB with more layers than a traditional iPhone PCB thanks to application processor and RF signal-...

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09:01
Apple Supplier for 3D Touch is Forecasting Better than Exp...

In August Patently Apple posted a report titled "Nine of Apple's Supply Chain Partners are Enjoying Strong Revenue Growth for July leading up to iPhone 8." The report noted that one of the suppliers was TPK Holding which provides Apple with touch modules for the MacBook and Apple Watch, and the iPhone's 3-D touch function. TPK saw its sales rise 29.1% from a year ago. A new report today provides with news that TPK with Apple is helping forecast better than expected ...

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08:30
iPhone X Shipping Estimates Improve to 3-4 Weeks in Severa...

iPhone X shipping estimates have improved to 3 to 4 weeks in many countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, Japan, China, and more.

In fact, shipping estimates are better in what appears to be all first wave launch countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

At three to four weeks, customers in those countries who place an order today will be able to get their hands on an iPhone X right around the beginning of December. Customers who have already placed an order should also see their arrival times improve, and MacRumors readers are already reporting decreased wait times.

The new shipping estimates are an improvement from the 5 to 6 week estimates we saw just after pre-orders sold out. Estimates have not yet improved in North America, so we're still seeing 5 to 6 week wait times in the United States, but the better shipping estimates should soon...

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07:51
Lines Swell at Apple Stores Around the World as Customers...

As the launch of the iPhone X approaches, customers who are hoping to get one of the new devices on November 3 are lining up at Apple Stores around the world. Lines at many major stores started forming earlier this week, and some people have already been waiting for days to purchase an iPhone X.

Apple Store on West 14th Street in Manhattan with a line on Wednesday night via Instagram user checo7xdp

Apple has said that Apple retail stores will have the iPhone X available for walk-in customers, but the company has encouraged people to line up early as the device is in short supply. If pre-orders are any indication, available supply at stores could go quickly.

Apple Store in Sydney, Australia via Instagram user hanskristensen1980

While we still have...

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07:21
For those who said the Days of Long Lineups for a new iPho...

With the iPhone X in short supply, the line-ups at Apple Stores are back. Our report shows you the crowds in Singapore waiting for the iPhone X.

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06:25
Another Face ID related Projection Patent comes to Light c...

Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that generally relates to optoelectronic devices, and specifically to integrated projection devices like the one used in the TrueDepth camera designed for Apple's new iPhone X that includes a 'Dot Projector.'

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06:10
Apple Expected to Report Strong Summer Revenue of $50B+ as...

Apple is set to report its earnings results for the fourth quarter of its 2017 fiscal year at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time today.

The fiscal quarter reflects Apple's sales between July 2 and September 30 of 2017.

Apple provided the following guidance for its fourth quarter back on August 1:

• revenue between $49 billion and $52 billion

• gross margin between 37.5 and 38 percent

• operating expenses between $6.7 billion and $6.8 billion

• other income/expense of $500 million

• tax rate of 25.5 percent

Apple's guidance suggests the company will report at least its second best fourth quarter earnings results in its history.

Wall Street analysts forecast that Apple will report $50.7 billion revenue and earnings per share of $1.87, according to 29 estimates averaged by Thomson Reuters.

A...

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05:18
Privacy Experts Raise Concerns Over iOS Developer Access t...

The iPhone X's facial recognition abilities continue to be found at the center of privacy concerns, with the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Democracy and Technology today raising questions over how "effectively" Apple can enforce certain privacy rules surrounding face scanning (via Reuters). Specifically, the privacy defending groups are worried about how certain pieces of facial data can be taken off the iPhone X by developers who seek to create entertainment features with the new smartphone's facial software.

Facial data that is used to unlock the iPhone X -- or data related to "Face ID" -- is securely stored on the device itself and not in iCloud. However, Apple will let developers take certain pieces of this facial data off the user's iPhone "as long as they seek customer permission...

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04:53
iPhone X Orders Now Widely Shipping to Customers as Delive...

iPhone X pre-orders began shipping to customers earlier this week, and with just hours remaining until the device launches around the world, most orders have now been updated with a "shipped" status on Apple's website.

MacRumors readers continue to report improved delivery estimates, with some customers who were previously quoted a November 17-24 window now expected to receive their iPhone X around November 8. Many of these customers, but not all, are enrolled in the iPhone Upgrade Program and ordered a silver model.

iPhone X pre-orders destined for the United States are passing through UPS and FedEx hubs in Anchorage, Alaska, as usual, with UPS shipments headed to its Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky. From there, the iPhone X orders will begin to make their way to...

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02:15
While Apple's Patent for an iPhone with a Glass Back...

Apple was granted a patent in September for glass device housing in-part or in whole. Our cover graphic illustrates one of Apple's patent figures showing an iDevice with a glass backing highlighted in yellow. Technically this becomes a patent fulfilled in-part with the introduction of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Apple legal has filed an update to this invention to ....

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01:05
Privacy Experts are Spooked at App Developers Access to Fa...

While Apple may have won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself, the fact is that Apple's privacy promises don't extend to thousands of app developers who could build a facial profile of users.

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Wednesday November 1

21:48
iPhone X: Hands-On With Apple's New Flagship Device

The iPhone X will be in the hands of customers in less than 48 hours, but ahead of the device's launch, our new videographer, Dan Barbera, was able to spend some time with an iPhone X demo device to get a look at the new smartphone before its public release.

Because this is a demo device that's going to be in retail stores for customers to check out before making a purchase, Face ID was disabled, but Dan was able to check out the design of the iPhone X and give us a good look at the new gestures needed to operate the device.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

We just wanted to give MacRumors readers a quick close-up of the iPhone X ahead of its launch with this first video, but starting this Friday, we'll be doing a much deeper dive into the iPhone X in a series of videos. We have a lot of content planned, so make sure to stay tuned to...

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16:58
Apple CEO Tim Cook Talks Russian Election Interference, Fa...

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with NBC's Lester Holt on tonight's NBC Nightly News broadcast, where he spoke about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, the need for tax reform in the United States, and more.

As was shared in a clip of the interview earlier today, Cook commented on Russia's use of social media to interfere with the 2016 election and the congressional hearings executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google have been attending to discuss the role Russia might have played. Cook said he believes the social networks in question have been learning "along the way a lot" and that fake news is a major issue.

I think they learned along the way a lot. And you know, it's best to ask them if they should have projected it or not. I don't believe that the big issue are ads from foreign government. I believe that's like .1 percent of the issue.

The bigger...

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15:06
iPhone X Predicted to 'Absorb' Up to $30B in Hol...

High demand for the iPhone X will drive an upgrade "supercycle" this holiday season that could see shoppers spending the bulk of their holiday cash at Apple Stores, according to a note from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty (via Business Insider).

Given the high price of the iPhone X, which starts at $999, the iPhone X could "absorb" $30 billion of discretionary spending during the holidays, impacting other retailers. Huberty believes customers will be drawn to all of the new features in the iPhone X, and will reduce spending in other categories in order to afford the device."Apparel is a wallet share donor to other categories, with cell phones/technology and services being two of them. We see this upgrade supercycle coupled with the very high $999 iPhone X average selling price as a...

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14:11
Qualcomm Enjoys Healthy Quarter but Admits Actions taken b...

On Tuesday morning we reported Apple is reportedly set to design 2018 iDevices without Qualcomm modems and by the afternoon Wall Street was already dinging Qualcomm's stock price for such a scenario. Today CNBC reports that Qualcomm beat expectations on earnings per share and revenue but admitted that Apple ...

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13:30
In Q3 Apple Competed in the Top Three Price Bands in China...

On Monday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Bounces Back in China with 40% Growth after Eight Slow Quarters." The report noted that Apple's declining streak in China had come to an end, as shipments grew 40% from 8 million in Q3 2016 to about 11 million this quarter. This makes it Apple's best performance in China in the last eight quarters. Today a new analytical report shows that Apple remains the leader in premium smartphones in China as recorded on a new price band chart.

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12:29
Security Researchers Use Wi-Fi and Safari Exploits to Brea...

Trend Micro's annual Mobile Pwn2Own contest took place in Tokyo, Japan today at the PacSec security conference, and security researchers spent the day attempting to hack into the iPhone 7, the Samsung Galaxy S8, the Google Pixel, and the Huawei Mate 9 Pro in an effort to win prizes totaling more than $500,000.

Apple's iPhone 7, running iOS 11.1, the latest version of the iOS 11 operating system, was successfully breached twice by Tencent Keen Security Lab. The first hack targeted a Wi-Fi bug and won the team $110,000 and 11 Master of Pwn points, while the second hack targeted the Safari Browser and earned Tencent Keen Security Lab $45,000 and 12 Master of Pwn points.They used a total of four bugs to gain code execution and escalate privileges to allow their rogue application...

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11:35
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Appear on NBC Nightly News Tonight

Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear in an interview with NBC's Lester Holt on this evening's NBC Nightly News broadcast, NBC unveiled in a tweet this afternoon.

One of the topics of discussion will include Russia's use of social media to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. In a teaser clip airing ahead of the interview, Cook says the use of social media to spread fake news and manipulate people is a major problem.

"I don't believe that the big issue are ads from foreign government. I believe that's like .1 percent of the issue," Cook told NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt in an exclusive interview airing Wednesday night.

"The bigger issue is that some of these tools are used to divide people, to manipulate people, to get fake news to people in broad numbers, and so...

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11:18
What some of the Big Reviewers are saying about iPhone X

After testing iPhone X, reviewers from around the world are giving their impressions of its beautiful 5.8-inch Super Retina display, TrueDepth camera, Face ID and Animoji. Read what they’re saying about the future of the smartphone.

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11:15
Face ID Unlocks an iPhone More Slowly Than Touch ID, but i...

Apple's new Face ID facial recognition system coming in the iPhone X unlocks an iPhone more slowly than Touch ID did, according to Tom's Guide.

Tom's Guide is one of the sites that was provided with an iPhone X for evaluation this week, and reviewer Mark Spoonauer compared Face ID and Touch ID unlocking times with a stopwatch.

I've been using Face ID on the iPhone X for more than 24 hours, and I don't need a stopwatch to tell you that it unlocks my phone slower than when I was using Touch ID on my older iPhone 7 Plus. I used a stopwatch app anyway to prove my point.It took 1.2 seconds for Spoonauer to unlock the iPhone X from pressing the side button on the side of the device and another 0.4 seconds to swipe up to get to the lock screen, while getting to the Home screen on...

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10:46
Free iOS GarageBand Update Now Available Providing more Cr...

Apple announced a major update to GarageBand for iOS today that provides even more creative options for making music on iPhone and iPad. The update introduces a new GarageBand Sound Library, where users can select and download a variety of free sound packs featuring new instruments and loops.

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09:10
Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11.2 for Public Beta Test...

Apple today released the first public beta of iOS 11.2 to its public beta testing group, one day after seeding the beta to developers and more than a month after releasing the iOS 11 update. The new iOS 11.2 beta comes just after the release of iOS 11.1, which was provided to the public yesterday.

Beta testers who are members of Apple's beta testing program will receive the iOS 11.2 beta update over-the-air after installing the proper certificate on an iOS device.

Those who want to join the beta testing program can sign up on Apple's beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas. iOS betas are not always stable and should not be installed on a primary device.

While there are several major features that Apple has promised will come in later iOS 11 updates, including...

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08:17
Apple Promotes Apple Music With Short Video Featuring Albu...

Apple this morning shared a new Apple Music video on its YouTube channel, which artistically highlights album covers from a range of artists like Sia, FKA Twigs, Kesha, Fleetwood Mac, and more.

The 38 second spot is designed to promote Apple Music, the company's streaming music service. It features a series of clips depicting album art overlaid on the Apple Music logo, interspersed with images of artists.

Know what's next. Now. Discover millions of songs, always ad-free with Apple Music.Apple Music has been steadily growing in popularity since its June 2015 debut. As of late September, Apple Music had more than 30 million paid subscribers. Comparatively, Spotify, the main Apple Music competitor, has 60 million paid subscribers.

Apple has aimed to increase interest in its service through a wide range of exclusives, including exclusive album releases, documentaries, and television shows...

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07:49
New York City Subway Entrance Turned Into Fake Apple Store...

Improv Everywhere recently turned a New York City subway station entrance into a fake Apple Store, complete with both fake employees and customers lined up for the iPhone X. It shared the entire act on YouTube today.

Photo: Arin Sang-urai via Improv Everyhwere

The improv group started by affixing a large Apple logo to a glass elevator at the corner of East 23rd Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, which actually leads down to trains on the Lexington Avenue Line.

Next, they had 50 fake customers line up along the sidewalk. Fake employees, wearing blue shirts with Apple logos, stood near the entrance to the elevator and cheered as people went down to the trains.

The whole scene attracted the attention of many onlookers, who were told a new Apple Store was opening in the subway station since Apple's iconic glass cube store on nearby Fifth Avenue is (...

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07:34
Google Patent Reveals Google Glass being Reinvented using...

While Google Glass died an ugly public death, some aspects of it are still in play in industrial applications, according to several reports published in April including one from CNBC. On the consumer side, the pirate looking device, as pictured below, was rejected as it stood out in a crowd in a negative way leading to some users being assaulted. Now a new Google patent shows us that they could be reinventing Google Glass using micro-LED displays, a technology that Apple has been exploring for some time now.

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07:07
Apple's Upcoming AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Could...

Apple's upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat has recently appeared on Polish online retailer X-Kom's website for 999 Złotych, and while it can't be purchased yet, the listing may be a clue about how much the accessory will cost stateside.

As noted by Polish blog ThinkApple, many products that cost 999 Złotych on Apple's online store in Poland are priced at $199 in the United States. Bose's SoundLink speaker, for example, is 999 Złotych in Poland and $199.95 in the United States.

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05:29
Apple Says Apple Watch Series 3 Lasts Up to 7 Hours When S...

Following yesterday's release of watchOS 4.1, which enables Apple Music and Beats 1 streaming over LTE on cellular-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 models, Apple has outlined how much impact the functionality has on battery life.

While all Apple Watch Series 3 models are rated for up to 10 hours of battery life when playing music from the watch's built-in storage, Apple says the device gets up to seven hours of battery life when streaming Apple Music with LTE.

Apple also says the Apple Watch Series 3 has up to five hours of battery life when streaming live radio with LTE. watchOS 4.1 features a new Radio app with access to Beats 1 and other Apple Music radio stations.

For outdoor sessions with the Workout app, the Apple Watch Series 3 is rated for up to three hours of battery life with streaming audio, GPS, and LTE. That's one hour...

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Tuesday October 31

16:30
Apple Now Letting Apple IDs With Third-Party Email Address...

Apple today made a small change to the way Apple IDs work, and for the first time, Apple customers who have an Apple ID that uses a third-party email address can update that Apple ID to use an Apple @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com email address.

Prior to today, an Apple ID that used a third-party email address could be changed to another third-party email address, but there wasn't an option to use one of the Apple email accounts that are created when an Apple ID is made.

The change was outlined by MacRumors reader Dillon, who sent an email to several executives earlier this month asking for the problem to be changed. Dillon was contacted by Apple Executive Relations last week and was told Apple's engineering team would look into the problem. He received a second phone call today, letting him know the issue had been fixed. From Dillon: For a long time if you had an Apple ID that used a 3rd party email address as your Apple ID you were unable to change it to...

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15:10
Apple Sued by the Inventor of a Remote Control Electronic...

Inventor of the 'Remotizer' remote control electronic deadbolt keyless entry system Mark Kilbourne has sued Apple for patent infringement. Apple began selling he August Smart Lock after introducing HomeKit and the device infringes Mr. Kilbourne's invention. Because Apple was made aware of this infringement and continued to sell the August Smart Lock on the Apple Store, Apple is infringing Mr. Kilbourne's patent according to the complaint.

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13:30
Waiting in Line for iPhone X? Check Out These Tips

With iPhone X delivery estimates now at five to six weeks for all carriers, colors, and capacities, customers who want an iPhone X but didn't pre-order will need to wait until well into December to get their hands on one of the new devices.

There's still one way to get an iPhone X on launch day - waiting in line. Apple says there will be iPhone X models available for walk-in purchases, but if pre-orders are any indication, supplies are going to be tight. Stores are opening starting at 8:00 a.m. local time for iPhone X sales.

If you're planning to try for an iPhone X this Friday, make sure to check out these tips to maximize your chances of success.

Pick Your Store

Strategically choosing where you're going to wait in line for an iPhone X is the most important part of the process. If you're in a more remote area without a lot of options this isn't up for debate, but in urban areas where there are a range of Apple Stores, carrier stores, and big box...

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12:31
Apple to Accept iPhone X Reservations Starting November 4...

In addition to pre-orders and limited in-store availability for walk-in customers starting Friday, Apple will also begin accepting reservations for the iPhone X starting this weekend in several countries outside the United States.

Reserve and Pickup will open Saturday, November 4 at 6:00 a.m. local time in Australia, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, and at 8:00 a.m. local time on the same day in Canada,...

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10:06
Best Buy Stops Selling Full Price iPhone X After Criticism...

Best Buy is no longer selling full priced iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus models following criticism of the $100 premium it was charging over Apple's retail prices, reports Bloomberg.

When pre-orders kicked off for the iPhone X on Friday, Best Buy was selling the full-priced 64GB model for $1,099 and the 256GB model for $1,249, $100 more than Apple asks for the two devices. Similar price increases were applied to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus orders.

Best Buy only offers the iPhone X via carrier payment plan now

Best Buy confusingly said it was charging a premium because flexibility sometimes has a cost, and that by offering full-price iPhones, customers can "get a phone the way they want." The statement made little sense as the same full-priced commitment-free iPhones are available from Apple and other retailers.

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09:09
On the Prospect of Losing Apple's Modem Business in 2...

Earlier today Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Set to Design 2018 iDevices without Qualcomm Modems." The news of such a possibility sent shares in Qualcomm down as much as 8 percent.

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08:58
Apple Releases watchOS 4.1 With LTE Apple Music Streaming...

Apple today released watchOS 4.1, the first major update to the watchOS 4 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4.1 comes more than a month after Apple released the new watchOS 4 to the public and it follows several weeks of developer beta testing.

watchOS 4.1 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.

The watchOS 4.1 update introduces support for streaming Apple Music content directly to LTE-equipped Apple Watch Series 3 models, allowing Apple Watch owners to listen to Apple Music even when an iPhone isn't nearby. A new Radio app that offers access to Beats 1 and other Apple Music radio stations is also included.

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08:57
Apple Releases iOS 11.1 With New Emoji, 3D Touch App Switc...

Apple today released iOS 11.1, the first major update to the iOS 11 operating system available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11.1 comes more than a month after iOS 11 was first released to the public and its launch comes after several rounds of beta testing.

The update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. Eligible devices include the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

A range of new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more have been introduced in the iOS 11 update, expanding the number of emoji available to iOS users.

Several emoji also...

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08:19
While Apple had Teams working on both Touch ID & Facia...

Over this past summer there were rumors that Apple was struggling to get their displays working with Touch ID under the glass. In that restricted context, Apple's SVP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio said that he had heard the rumors but that Apple was focused at all times on delivering Face ID for iPhone X.

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07:47
Ming-Chi Kuo Says 2018 iPhones Unlikely to Have Rear-Facin...

Apple is unlikely to expand its front-facing TrueDepth system for Face ID and Animoji to the rear-facing camera module on iPhones released in 2018, according to oft-reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a research note with KGI Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said the iPhone X's 3D sensing capabilities are already at least one year ahead of Android smartphones. For that reason, he thinks Apple's focus with next year's iPhone models will be ensuring an on-time launch with adequate supply.Based on aforementioned assumptions, we do not expect 2H18F iPhones to come with rear TrueDepth Camera/ 3D sensing, contrary to market expectations. While we agree that a rear TrueDepth Camera/ 3D sensing can potentially provide more augmented reality (AR) applications, we note that Apple needs to quickly resolve two issues if it wants 2H18F iPhones to have a rear TrueDepth Camera/ 3D sensing, namely: (1) the development of AI and ARKit software and an ecosystem,...

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07:33
Apple Acknowledges Apple Watch Series 3 Issue Where '...

Apple has determined that some Apple Watch Series 3 models have an issue causing "edge stripes" to appear on the display after time.

In an internal memo distributed to Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple said the issue is to be treated like any other Apple Watch repair. Since the issue appears to be a manufacturing defect, the repair should be free under Apple's standard one-year limited warranty policy.

Apple's memo, obtained by MacRumors, identifies GPS models as being affected and not cellular models. The difference could be the result of LTE models having a different display assembly with an integrated antenna.

To verify the issue, a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Provider employee will ask the customer to rub their finger on the display to allow smearing to appear. If no edge stripes are found, Apple's instructions are to clean the display and have the customer breathe on the display edge to create humidity.

Apple's...

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06:50
Microsoft's new Surface Pro with LTE Connectivity for...

This morning Apple was granted yet another MacBook patent that integrates cellular connectivity beyond mere data by adding telephony. Later this morning Panos Panay, Microsoft's SVP of Surface Hardware and Devices did announced Microsoft's Surface Pro will offer enterprise customers a version with built-in LTE connectivity starting in December for always on connectivity.

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06:37
Apple Dismisses Rumors of Ever Putting Touch ID on Back, S...

For over a year leading up to the iPhone X, rumors ran rampant about Touch ID being placed under the display, or on the back or side of the device, but Apple's hardware engineering chief Dan Riccio says the reports were never true.

In an interview with TechCrunch's editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino, Riccio said Apple "spent no time" looking at implementing fingerprint authentication in these ways because it was already focused on perfecting Face ID."I heard some rumor [that] we couldn't get Touch ID to work through the glass so we had to remove that," Riccio says, answering a question about whether there were late design...

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05:14
iPhone X Review Roundup: Face ID Works Well as Life Withou...

Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today, but many of the articles and videos are more like early impressions, given that it provided many media outlets with less than 24 hours of lead time with the device.

iPhone X via The Verge

We've rounded up some notable excerpts from iPhone X reviews below. The general consensus is that the smartphone has a gorgeous design and that Face ID works well. However, the smartphone definitely isn't for everyone, and using an iPhone without a Home button seemingly takes some time before feeling natural.

The Verge's Nilay Patel said Face ID "mostly works great," but he noted authentication was inconsistent in certain lighting conditions.I took a walk outside our NYC office in bright sunlight, and Face ID definitely had...

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04:33
Apple Wins 56 Patents Today Covering a Cellular MacBook, i...

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 56 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. The first granted patent that we cover in this report involves an invention that could include an advanced environmental sensor that could be built into future iDevices that could detect dangerous gasses within the vicinity of an iDevice and warn the user to evacuate. The second patent covers a Cellular MacBook that could compete with the new Windows + Qualcomm ARM base notebooks being revealed today in London.

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04:24
iPhone X Unboxing Videos Provide Detailed Glimpse Into Fir...

Yesterday, low-quality unboxing videos and images of the iPhone X began to emerge online as the device arrived at shipment facilities and mobile retailers around the world. Today, Apple has lifted the embargo on reviews and handed the smartphone over to the media, leading to a wealth of detailed and high-quality unboxing videos from the usual YouTubers and review outlets.

Similar to the package for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the box for the iPhone X simply says "iPhone" on the side. There are unique details to the front of the box with raised, shiny areas that represent the stainless steel band encircling the iPhone X, and inside you'll find the expected assortment of items including the power adapter, Lightning cable, EarPods, and of course a set of Apple stickers. Check out more unboxing...

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03:47
List of iPhone X Reviews and First Impressions After Just...

Apple has lifted its embargo for iPhone X reviews today after providing many media outlets with the device less than 24 hours ago.

MacRumors is combing through the first impressions published so far to find interesting tidbits about the iPhone X, and in the meantime, we've compiled a list of both text and video reviews of the device in one convenient place.

The Verge

Digital Trends

Forbes

The Washington Post

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03:25
iPhone X Supports Reachability With Swipe Down Gesture on...

Despite some speculation suggesting the iPhone X would not support Reachability, reviews of the device published today have confirmed that the feature can be enabled in the Settings app on the device.

Once enabled, Reachability can be invoked by swiping down on the bar that serves as a visual indicator for returning to the Home screen.

Skip to the 5:05 mark in Engadget's first impressions video to see Reachability in action. The tidbit was highlighted on Reddit by user Whert Ser Nert.

Reachability is designed to bring down the entire top portion of the iPhone's display so it is within thumb's reach for one-handed access to apps and content. The feature is invoked by double tapping the Home button on other iPhone models.

Related Roundup: iPhone XTag:...

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02:15
Samsung Reports Record Profits, names 3 new CEO's...

While Samsung reported record profits today in Korea, one has to remember the context that exiting Yoon Boo-keun, president and CEO of the consumer electronics division of Samsung Electronics put the positive profits in on back on October 13: "the company is facing a grave situation despite making record earnings. Record earnings are based on investment made in the past. But we are still struggling to find the next growth engine for the future." Samsung also named three CEO's and a plan to test out a new Genius Bar concept for their US customers. See a video of the late Steve Jobs introduce the Genius Bar back in 2001.

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01:14
Apple Set to Design 2018 iDevices without Qualcomm Modems

Apple's war with Qualcomm continues and deepens as Apple is preparing next-gen iPhones and iPads that will no longer support Qualcomm modems.

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Monday October 30

16:51
Apple Considering Eliminating Qualcomm Chips From Next Yea...

Amid an escalating legal battle with Qualcomm, Apple is designing its 2018 iPhones and iPads without Qualcomm LTE chips, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple is instead considering using only modem chips from Intel and perhaps MediaTek in its next-generation devices.

Qualcomm is allegedly withholding software that Apple needs to test LTE chips in its iPhone and iPad prototypes, necessitating the move.

The Wall Street Journal's sources say Qualcomm stopped sharing the software following the January lawsuit Apple filed against the company, hindering Apple's development efforts, but Qualcomm claims Apple has already tested the chip that would be suitable for the next-generation iPhone.Qualcomm said its "modem that could be used in the next...

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15:30
Samsung Wants to One-Up Apple's Genius Bar With New W...

Samsung is teaming up with co-working startup WeWork to create customer "Care Centers" that are similar to Apple's own in-store Genius Bars, reports Fast Company.

Apple's Genius Bars are designed to allow customers to receive technical support and repairs on a range of Apple products, including Macs and iOS devices. Samsung's upcoming Care Centers will work in the same way, but Samsung wants to one-up Apple with a better waiting experience.

A WeWork facility in New York

At one of three pilot service centers opening in WeWork locations in Detroit, Miami, and New York later this month, Samsung customers can come in and get help for their products while also using the WeWork facilities.

Because it's a co-working space, WeWork gives customers a place to get their own work done while...

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12:30
Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Might Be Over Amid Fight for Co...

Sprint parent company SoftBank may call off a planned merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, report Nikkei and Reuters.

SoftBank's board of directors is said to be having doubts about the deal due to a failure to reach an agreement about the ownership of the combined T-Mobile/Sprint entity. SoftBank is worried about "losing control" of the combined company, according to sources that spoke to Reuters.

Rumors suggest SoftBank could approach T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom as soon as Tuesday to end the talks. Deutsche Telekom wanted a controlling stake in the combined company, which SoftBank's board has ultimately decided not to agree to. T-Mobile is still attempting to keep the deal...

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09:59
iOS 11.2 Beta Fixes Calculator Bug Causing Incorrect Calcu...

The new iOS 11.2 beta, released to developers this morning, addresses a Calculator animation issue that's been present since iOS 11 was released to the public in September and throughout the iOS 11 beta testing process.

In all versions of iOS 11 prior to iOS 11.2, a calculator animation causes some symbols to be ignored when entered in rapid succession. As an example, if you tap 1+2+3 and then hit the equals sign quickly, animation lag is likely to case the result to be 24 instead of 6.

With the iOS 11.2 beta, Apple has removed the animations from the calculator app, so calculations can be conducted rapidly with no need to pause between entering numbers to obtain the correct result.

Though the Calculator bug was present throughout the iOS 11 beta testing process, it gained significant attention...

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09:31
Wall Street Continues to Buzz over Apple's Pre-Order...

Earlier today we posted reports on Apple's Financial Conference Call this Thursday and the good news coming out of China that Apple has gown their business 40% in the last quarter. As the morning kicked in, brokers were still reacting to the commentary from Apple that iPhone X pre-orders were off the Charts and showing their bullishness by pushing Apple's stock to a record of $168.07/share which will fluctuate during the day.

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09:07
Apple Releases First Beta of iOS 11.2 for Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming iOS 11.2 update to developers, just over two weeks after releasing iOS 11.0.3 and while the upcoming iOS 11.1 update is still in beta testing.

Registered developers can download the iOS 11.2 beta from Apple's Developer Center or over-the-air once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Developer Center.

It's not yet clear what's included in the iOS 11.2 beta, but it could potentially introduce support for features that were not included in the original iOS 11 release.

Apple has said both peer-to-peer Apple Pay payments and iCloud support for iMessages will be introduced in later iOS 11 updates, and neither of these features has appeared in the iOS 11.1 beta, though employees have been testing Apple Pay Cash.

iOS 11 marks a major update to the operating system, with systemwide design tweaks, a new Lock...

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08:48
Apple's CEO Joins China's President Xi at an Ann...

It's being reported today that Apple's CEO Tim Cook and Facebooks's Mark Zuckerberg met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to Beijing’s Tsinghua University business school.

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08:15
Apple Lets Several YouTubers Get Closer Look at iPhone X A...

In addition to journalist Steven Levy's first impressions of the iPhone X, Apple recently invited a number of YouTube channels to try out the highly-anticipated device at a nondescript building in New York City.

Brian Farmer and Noah Thomas of lifestyle website Highsnobiety shared a five-minute video in which they demo Animoji, 4K video playback at 60 FPS, Face ID, front-facing Portrait Mode, wireless charging, and other features.

YouTube personality Mark Watson, known as Soldier Knows Best, praised the iPhone X's design and performance. He said the new swipe-up gestures for unlocking the device and multitasking will take some time to get used to.

BooredAtWork.com's executive editor Enobong Etteh said the iPhone X is one of the best looking iPhones ever. His video provides a side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, along with hands-on time with Face ID and...

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08:11
While Google's Anger is Unleashed in a European Court...

A new report today states that Google attacked the European Union for basing its record-breaking 2.4 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) penalty in June against the search-engine giant on untested antitrust theories. While on the surface it looks like another day, another US tech giant under the EU Commision's microscope. But is there more behind this recent shift by the EU Commission against U.S. Companies?

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07:08
Tim Cook Visits China Where iPhone Sales Finally Rebounded...

Apple chief Tim Cook was among a group of leaders who met China's President Xi Jinping on Monday at an annual gathering of advisers to the Tsinghua University business school in the capital Beijing, according to Reuters.

Apple declined to comment on details of his visit. Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, who also attended, stated that "every year this trip is a great way to keep up with the pace of innovation and entrepreneurship in China."

The meeting occurred just days before Apple launches its much-anticipated iPhone X in 55 countries, including China, with hopes the high-end smartphone can revive the company's sales in the world's second largest economy.

Apple shipped an estimated 11 million iPhones in China last...

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06:47
First iPhone X Unboxing Images and Videos Shared Online

Although the iPhone X has yet to launch anywhere in the world, Benjamin Geskin over the weekend began tweeting images and videos of the smartphone being unboxed for the first time, as well as a few pictures of the device preparing for shipment. Images of the iPhone X's retail packaging appeared on Apple's website following its announcement in September, but we haven't yet been able to catch a glimpse of the inside of the box.

Getting ready to ship! #iPhoneX pic.twitter.com/to1V0j6IFB

— Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) October 28, 2017

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06:05
Apple Demos iMac Pro at Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit

Apple set up an iMac Pro at the third annual FCPX Creative Summit in Cupertino, California over the weekend, providing attendees with a closer look at the powerful workstation ahead of its December launch.

Apple appears to have allowed attendees to take pictures of the iMac Pro at the event. French blog MacGeneration rounded up some of the photos shared on social platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

iMac Pro via Twitter user Softron Media

iMac Pro shares the same design as the standard iMac, but with an all-flash architecture, a new thermal design, and four Thunderbolt 3 ports. It's also distinguished by its sleek, exclusive Space Gray enclosure.

The all-in-one...

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05:44
CNBC Contributor Gene Munster says that Apple's iPhon...

Gene Munster of Loup Ventures stated this morning on CNBC that "Apple's success over the next year will depend heavily on how the iPhone X fares. Ultimately, we think it's a make or break story for Apple." The iPhone mix and average selling price (ASP) will be the biggest driver of Apple shares in the next year, which we expect...

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05:09
The BMW Z8 that Steve Jobs Bought in 2000 for $128,000 is...

The late Steve Jobs was egged on by friend Larry Ellison to buy a a BMW Z8 new in 2000 at $128,000. It goes on Auction in New York in December.

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05:07
Original iPhone Reviewer Steven Levy Shares iPhone X Impre...

Apple has given a review unit of the iPhone X to Steven Levy, who was one of the first pre-release reviewers of the original iPhone ten years ago. Levy has had the iPhone X since last Tuesday and today shared his thoughts on the tenth-anniversary device (via Wired), which marks the publishing of the first official review and impression of Apple's latest smartphone ahead of the review embargo lifting later this week.

Levy mentioned that "the biggest change" for the iPhone X is its screen, which is about the same size as the display of an iPhone 8 Plus in the body of an iPhone 8. Compared to "bulky" sizes of Apple's Plus line and Android smartphones, Levy was a fan of this slimming down in size, and said that it was "greatly pleasurable" when used to watch a movie, stream a football game, or just swipe through Instagram.

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03:09
Apple Bounces Back in China with 40% Growth after Eight Sl...

In September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Gained Market Share in Urban China in July with the iPhone 7 Plus becoming the Top Selling Model." The trend seen by Kantar is now confirmed in a new research report today and that's great news as Apple reports their fiscal Q4 financials on Thursday.

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01:28
Ahead of Apple's Financial Conference Call on Thursda...

On Thursday Apple will report their Fiscal Q4 2017 Financials and will hold their conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET. Ahead of the conference Apple's stock enjoyed a leap in share price ...

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Sunday October 29

16:55
Steve Jobs' BMW Z8 Estimated to Fetch Up to $400,000...

A luxurious, 400 horsepower BMW Z8 owned by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is headed to auction next month at Sotheby's in New York. The winning bid is estimated to reach between $300,000 and $400,000.

Jobs' ownership is documented through several service invoices accompanying the car, as well as a copy of a California registration or so-called "pink slip" in his name and at his personal residence, according to the auction listing.

"According to legend, Jobs was convinced to buy the Z8 by Larry Ellison the iconoclastic CEO of Oracle, who enthused to Jobs that the car was a paragon of modern automotive engineering and ergonomics," the listing says.

The roadster has a production date of April 1, 2000, and it was delivered to him in October of that year, according to the listing. Jobs reportedly sold the car in 2003 to its current owner in Los Angeles.

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09:22
Is it Worth Buying AppleCare+ for iPhone X?

After spending at least a thousand dollars on a brand new iPhone X, you may be debating whether it's really worth it to spend an additional few hundred dollars on an AppleCare+ plan to insure your shiny new smartphone.

AppleCare+ is an optional, premium warranty plan that extends an iPhone's warranty coverage to two years from the original purchase date of the device, and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage.

AppleCare+ for iPhone X costs $199 upfront, compared to $129 for the iPhone 8 and $149 for the iPhone 8 Plus. As with virtually any form of insurance, AppleCare+ only pays for itself in the event you accidentally damage your device.

To determine if AppleCare+ is worthwhile, we first must look at how much it will cost to repair the iPhone X without the coverage.

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08:08
Ming-Chi Kuo Says iPhone X's TrueDepth Production Iss...

While the iPhone X has reportedly faced production issues related to the TrueDepth camera, resulting in shipment delays, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said supply of components for the facial recognition system is now stable.

In a research note with KGI Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo added that Apple wont "repeat the mistake" of delayed production with next year's iPhone models, which he predicts will "arrive on time" under "stable supply."Apple won't repeat the mistake of supply disruption & delayed production as seen with iPhone X. We believe shipments of new 2H18F iPhones will arrive on time under stable supply in late 3Q18F. And given no major spec upgrade of TrueDepth camera on these new models, we believe Apple will continue to use the same WLO for dot projector and 4P lens of infrared camera as iPhone X. We believe the supply of both components...

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07:15
Microsoft wins a Patent Covering a Face ID-Like Feature on...

Microsoft was issued a granted patent earlier this month for a security feature that they've branded as 'Watch It' what introduces a 'Watch It Interface.' The security feature is like Apple's new iPhone X Face ID using 3D imagery while adding a second security feature that creates a 3D ...

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02:48
Apple Agrees to Lower the Lights at new Michigan Avenue St...

A report published yesterday noted that the new Apple store in downtown will dim its lights after complaints from wildlife groups that say its glassy facade is causing deadly bird strikes.

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01:42
Apple Firing an Engineer over his Daughter's innocent...

After the iPhone X event on September 12, attendees entered the Apple hands-on room at the Steve Jobs Theater to make hands-on videos and assist attendees write their full reviews of the new Apple products including the iPhone X. Video reviewers like Marques Brown and iJustine were on hand. Well after these detailed videos were on the market, an innocent family day video with the smallest segment on the iPhone X get's an iPhone X engineered fired and his family embarrassed because a legal Nazi at Apple ...

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Saturday October 28

12:48
India Temporarily Overtakes U.S. as the 2nd Largest Mobile...

This week Canalys published a report titled "India overtakes US to become second largest smartphone market." with shipments growing 23% year on year in Q3 2017 to reach just over 40 million units. India has now overtaken the United States to become the world’s second largest smartphone market after China. Of course that's only temporary until Apple's iPhone numbers ring in for the holiday season.

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12:05
First iPhone X Orders Begin Shipping Out to Customers

The first iPhone X orders began shipping out to customers today ahead of a promised delivery date on Friday, November 3, the official launch date for the device.

Apple hasn't updated order statuses from "Preparing for Shipment" and won't do so until later this week when packages begin hitting their destination countries, but iPhone X models shipping via UPS in the United States are in transit and can be tracked using a UPS My Choice account or, in some cases, by reference number on the UPS website.

Tracking by reference often requires a phone number and a zip code, but sometimes the order number minus the last two digits also works. Many of our forum members are seeing their orders...

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10:01
Apple's Customized Gold Alloys Patent for Apple Watch...

When Apple introduced the Apple Watch in 2015, they were bold enough to think that they would be able to persuade the world's elite to cough up $10,000 to $17,000 for Gold models. A year later Apple quietly killed their gold models that failed to sell as hoped for. Apple's patent for their customized rose gold and others came to light this week and despite it listing an iPhone as one of the products for this gold, don't count on it in this lifetime. Yet what it could be used for in the future is ...

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07:23
Apple Continues to be one of the top 15 Tech Companies Gra...

Patently Apple had posted reports covering the companies that have received the most granted patents for 2014 and 2015. Somehow we missed covering the 2016 stats report filed in January and so as a matter of record we want to stay on top of these statistics because they provide us with a snapshot of leading tech company IP activities and trends.

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Friday October 27

16:09
One of Canada's Largest Wireless Carriers Claims Stro...

A little after midnight Apple had sold out the first round of the iPhone X alotment with Apple saying that sales were off the charts. One commenter on our second report today noted that "Of course Apple is going to say demand is off the charts. Apple is hyperbolic in everything they say about their products and 'off the charts.' Now Rogers Communications verifies that iPhone X sales are strong.

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14:27
Apple Updating Some iPhone X Orders With Improved Delivery...

Some customers who pre-ordered the iPhone X when pre-orders went live and initially received shipping estimates of one to two weeks are seeing their orders upgraded to delivery on November 3.

MacRumors reader Colin ordered a 256GB iPhone X from T-Mobile and was originally provided with a delivery estimate of November 10 to November 17, which has now been updated to November 3.

Colin's updated iPhone X delivery estimate

My own iPhone X order, placed right at 12:01 a.m., originally listed a delivery estimate of November 10 to November 17. It was just recently updated to a confirmed November 3 delivery date on Apple's site. Other customers who ordered early and saw the same delays may also get their shipments sooner than expected.

Colin's original iPhone X delivery estimate after pre-ordering

This is also good news for customers who have much longer wait times, as it suggests Apple is working rapidly to get...

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12:44
iPhone X Models Flooding Craigslist and eBay Amid Six Week...

It took somewhere around 15 minutes for the iPhone X to begin selling out this morning after pre-orders went live at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and for some models, that timeline was much shorter.

Delivery estimates started slipping to one to two weeks within minutes, and by the time 1:00 a.m. rolled around, Apple was listing 5 to 6 week estimates for all models across all carriers in the United States. Orders placed now will not arrive until December.

Unsurprisingly, hundreds of iPhone X models that were purchased via pre-order this morning are flooding Craigslist and eBay at huge markups.

On Craigslist, in the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, people are charging $2000 for a 256GB iPhone X on average, a markup...

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12:14
Best Buy Says iPhone X Costs $100 Extra at Full Price Beca...

Best Buy began accepting iPhone X pre-orders alongside Apple at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time today, but several customers quickly realized that the electronics retailer is charging an extra $100 for the smartphone at full price.

Apple charges $999 or $1,149 for the iPhone X with 64GB or 256GB of storage in the United States. Best Buy charges $1,099 or $1,249 online and in stores for the equivalent models on a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint account.

In a statement issued to MacRumors, Best Buy said its prices reflect a customer's ability to "get a phone the way they want."

"Our prices reflect the fact that no matter a customer's desired plan or carrier, or whether a customer is on a business or personal plan, they are able to get a phone the way they want at Best Buy. Our customers have told us they want this flexibility and sometimes that has a cost," a Best Buy spokesperson told MacRumors.

A customer ordering an iPhone X through Apple also has the flexibility...

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10:41
Some AT&T and Apple Store Customers Faced Unexpected D...

iPhone X pre-orders began at 12:01 a.m. on the West Coast and 3:01 a.m. on the East Coast in the United States, with throngs of Apple customers rushing to purchase the device as quickly as possible in the middle of the night.

While many customers were able to complete their order quickly enough to receive a delivery date of November 3, the day the device launches, some using the AT&T app to pre-order faced unexpected delays of 10 to 15 minutes or longer.

AT&T subscriber Gina, for example, tweeted a screenshot of the app showing that her estimated wait time was 16 minutes until she could pre-order an iPhone X. Worse, she said she repeatedly lost her position in the virtual queue.

@ATT guess I’m not getting an iPhone X...

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10:20
Qualcomm's CEO Threatens Taiwan Businesses to Force G...

Yesterday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple, BMW, Google, Dell, Tesla and others Voice Concern that the EU may adopt Qualcomm's Patent Value System." It's still a mystery as to how the EU even came up with favoring the 'Qualcomm' patent licensing system, but a story breaking out of Taiwan today may just shed some badly needed light on the subject that is quite intriguing.

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09:46
First iPhone X Orders Now 'Preparing for Shipment...

The first iPhone X pre-order customers have begun noting in the MacRumors forums that their orders recently moved to the "preparing for shipment/dispatch" stage. These users are located in Europe, and will be among the first to get the iPhone X in their hands, with deliveries promised to arrive on launch day next Friday, November 3. As of writing, no movement on order statuses has been made for customers in the United States.

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