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  • iPhone XS review: There's nothing excessive about Apple's latest and greatest smartphone

    tzmmtz said:
    Can someone explain what this means and how you go about it? " In fact, sometimes we find ourselves deferring to recording video and using the image capture tool in Apple's Camera app to get the best results". Is this referring to shooting in 4K 60 then somehow extracting a still from that shoot in the camera app?
    When shooting video, you'll see a white shutter button pop up in the lower corner. Tap that and it will capture still images from the video while you record.
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  • 6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

    Nope!  I'm not buying it:
    That limits the new phones to forcing people to choose between either a high-end X upgrade or a large screen.   To many people like the 6, 7 & 8 sized phones to force them up into ultra-premium to get one.  

    Plus, it's time for an SE update.  THAT should be more interesting than anything else -- there are so many ways to go there -- particularly if/when Apple propagates FaceId throughout its line up.

    Another interesting thing to watch is what happens to the iPad Mini.  For many uses its the perfect size.  But, like the SE, its internals are getting further and further out of date.
    SE update is expected next spring. It won't have an edge-to-edge display — it will be a budget model.
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  • AppleInsider's updated commenting guidelines

    We really appreciate the vibrant, opinionated and intelligent community that contributes to AppleInsider's comment section, especially those of you who have been here for many years. As the site, and Apple's market, continues to grow, we've noticed that an increasing number of threads are hijacked and dragged off course by inflammatory or otherwise off-topic posts. 

    As a result, we're amplifying and clarifying the AppleInsider comment moderation guidelines.

    In general, any comment that contributes something positive to the conversation is welcome, and those that don't will be purged without remorse. If you have to think if your post draft will be deleted after submission because of something you've written that may be in violation of the forum rules, then don't post it.

    Equally enforced rules help to ensure that all our members have a positive and responsive experience on the forums. Repeat violators of any of these rules will find themselves subject to loss of posting privileges, after due warning. 

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    Edited January 16, 2017: Clarified rules, and added thresholds for bans. 
    Edited March 1, 2018: Banned the term "Fake News"
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  • Facebook's attempted 'revenge porn' solution: Trust us with your nude pics

    Oh how nice.  We can post comments here but the one yesterday on the locked phone for the Texas shooter was closed because it was too political.  Porn is more appropriate than politics I guess. 
    Commenters have repeatedly shown that they cannot behave or be respectful toward one another or the site when the topic is a hot button political issue. Rather than constantly policing it, we decided to shut down comments on those stories. The comments degrade the quality of the site (we actually got a warning from Google regarding offensive content in the comments), and it is not worth our time. There are plenty of other forums to discuss these matters, including Twitter. It's our house, those are our rules.

    As for this story, I think it's pretty clear that anyone who would post "revenge porn" to hurt someone else is a despicable human being. Anyone here who disagrees with that basic assessment can feel free to let me know and get a swift ban.
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  • As Apple prepares premium-priced 'iPhone 8,' luxury smartphone maker Vertu collapses

    "known for extremely expensive devices made with high-end materials"

    Except it ran Android.
    Even worse, it ran Nokia's Symbian until 2012.
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  • 'iPhone 8' to enter mass production in mid-Sept., launch alongside 'iPhone 7s,' come in 3 ...

    The numbering confusion makes me wonder if Apple is going to call the premium iPhone something other the the iPhone 8. The iPhone Pro...🤔
    Yes, I too believe there is very little reason to call the 10th anniversary model "iPhone 8." What I am wondering is why tech journalist are so inclined to call it "iPhone 8" when there is little reason to do so... 
    I'd feel like an asshat calling it "iPhone 8" when I have soooo much doubt about said nomenclature. Tech journalist perform weird mental gymnastics with logic.  
    We've looked into it, and the number of people searching for "iPhone 8" vastly, vastly outnumbers the alternatives ("iPhone X," "iPhone Pro"). Until Apple gives the product an official name, or until some marketing materials leak with the name, we'll be sticking with iPhone 8.
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  • Samsung is sole supplier of costly 'iPhone 8' OLED, putting Apple in 'urgent need' of alte...

    Seems like a lot of speculation and not much else. Why do rumor sites give this guy so much attention?
    Because he has been the first to accurately report on many upcoming hardware decisions, including the expected OLED screen, glass back, and facial recognition capabilities of the "iPhone 8" way back in March of 2016:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/03/26/new-iphone-model-with-curved-glass-case-58-amoled-display-due-in-2017-insider-says

    And the 10.5-inch iPad Pro back in August of 2016:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/08/15/apple-to-debut-105-ipad-pro-in-2017-integrate-flexible-amoled-tech-in-2018

    And the new 9.7-inch entry-level iPad in January of this year:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/01/08/apple-on-track-to-launch-three-new-ipads-in-spring-2017-but-none-of-them-mini

    And the (alleged) $1000-and-up pricing of the "iPhone 8" this February:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/02/15/apples-iphone-8-to-replace-touch-id-home-button-with-function-area

    And the features and capabilities of HomePod in March:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/05/01/apples-siri-based-echo-competitor-to-carry-premium-price-feature-high-end-audio-with-1-woofer-7-tweeters

    Is his track record perfect? No, it's not. But nobody else out there provides, in terms of quantity, more accurate information on Apple's hardware pipeline than Ming-Chi Kuo. Not Gruber, not Gurman, not anyone else.
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  • iOS 11.2 beta switches on quicker 7.5W wireless charging for iPhone 8 & X

    wood1208 said:
    Is there a table showing how long it takes minutes/hours for 7.5W wireless charging pad to charge iPhone in % like 10%, 30%, 50%, 90%, 100% etc and similar for lightening port adapter (5W, USB-C) ?
    This test was done before 7.5W wireless charging was available, so unfortunately you don't see a difference between the two. But, it's worth noting that 7.5W wireless charging will actually be faster than the 5W wired charger that ships with the iPhones 8 & X.

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/10/02/comparing-iphone-8-charging-speeds-with-fast-charge-wireless-and-more
    patchythepiratechiaracerhomieclarker99
  • Alpine delivers first in-dash wireless CarPlay receiver you can install yourself

    BittySon said:
    If the phone is connected to the unit's wifi, which is not connected to the internet, how will the phone then connect to the internet since wifi takes priority over cellular?
    I've used many devices that rely on Wi-Fi direct, including drones and cameras, and they still access the internet fine. iOS knows the difference.
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  • First look: Apple's HomePod is loud, heavy and powerful

    airnerd said:
    Looks good. Needs a banana for scale. :)
    Is there some reason why every single review of this thing doesn't show an item next to it for scale?  I find it really odd that I've read 3-4 reviews of this thing but I have NO idea how big it is because every single review shows the device by itself.

    Take a picture of it with an iPhone sitting next to it, or a business card, or *something*.  Even a banana would work, yes, but they come in different sizes, but it would at least give us an idea.  





    iPhone X for scale.


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