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  • Apple, Facebook reportedly vie for choice NYC office space

    I'm waiting for the Apple should just buy them. (Facebook) lol..
  • Apple touts rave iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro reviews

    Continuing what has become an annual tradition, Apple on Tuesday collected and republished choice excerpts from early iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro reviews in a bid to drum up interest ahead of a public launch on Friday.

    Interestingly, this year's selection of plaudits are mainly pulled from popular websites including TechCrunch, Engadget and Mashable, not the typical assortment of major print publications. The Wall Street Journal does have a cameo, however, in a leading animated GIF that cycles through laudatory clips gleaned from posted reviews.

    Apple's picks are expectedly glowing. The company elected to focus on commentary about iPhone's camera features like Night mode, as well as a new ultra-wide angle lens offered up on both iPhone 11 and 11 Pro.

    Apple also plucks quotes touting battery life, a result of energy efficient technology baked in to the A13 Bionic processor and, on iPhone 11 Pro, the Super Retina XDR OLED screen. The A13's performance gets nods from HardwareZone Singapore and Malaysian paper the New Strait Times.

    A sampling of Apple's collection of quotes:

    Tom's Guide

    "The iPhone 11 represents a big leap forward for photography, thanks to a new ultra-wide lens and a new Night mode for better low-light performance. Apple has also upped the ante with greater video-recording quality while also delivering superb battery life."


    "The best new feature here is Night mode, which pretty impressively brightens dark photos it's automatic in low-light settings. You can even use it as a flashlight. When you shine it at something dark, the screen will display it with more light than you can see with your own eye."

    The Verge

    "[iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max] are some of the most well-balanced, most capable phones Apple -- or anyone -- has ever made. They have excellent battery life, processors that should keep them relevant for years to come, absolutely beautiful displays and a new camera system that generally outperforms every other phone, which should get even better with a promised software update later this fall."


    "iPhone 11's Night mode is great. It works, it compares extremely well to other low-light cameras and the exposure and color rendition is best in class, period."

    Continuing the PR blitz, CEO Tim Cook retweeted a video of Tokyo shot on iPhone 11 Pro by photographer Andy To. A 4K version of the same short movie was shared in Apple's press release.


    Apple goes on to remind customers that they can preorder iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro through Apple.com. Orders are scheduled to arrive on Friday, Sept. 20, the same day the smartphones and Apple Watch Series 5 models are due to go on sale at brick-and-mortar Apple stores and authorized resellers.
    Last few days all I've read is how great the camera is. Ok, It's good/great. Why not review how other things work. How about the number one reason we buy them. The phone. How is it, Reception problems, etc. The camera is not the only reason people buy it. How is the Wi-Fi speed ?

  • Apple responds to aftermarket iPhone replacement battery health warning

    bsimpsen said:
    I think Apple's approach is reasonable. Thirty years ago, I designed battery powered medical instrumentation (including defibrillators) containing rudimentary "gas gauge" hardware/firmware in the battery packs that allowed cell life and capacity to be monitored far more accurately than in previous systems. A couple years after introduction, we started getting field failure reports of batteries going dead unexpectedly while the gas gauge was indicating half a tank, or of warnings from our software that recently refurbished battery packs were worn out.

    Customers were replacing the cells in our packs with generic cells of about half the capacity,  because they were far less expensive. On the first charge cycle, those new cells were delivering half the energy expected by our battery monitoring system and our firmware wasn't able to cope with such a large (and out of spec) change in component behavior. A large system customer asked us to disable or modify our firmware to allow use of those lower capacity aftermarket replacement cells. We refused. It was our contention that the end customer for our products was the patient who's care was affected by our product's performance. Were we not about to let unskilled health care providers dictate to us the parameters for safe and effective operation of our products.
    So how many years did iOS not have this battery health? BFD it wont work. I've looked at it many twice. BooHoo I'm so pissed I cant see it any longer. LMFAO... This is like a auto mfg telling you, you can never change your own oil again. In order to change the filter you have to use ours that have a built in chip. If we don't detect such chip you will never see when it needs to be replaced again.  Cool, change it every xyz amount of miles like it used to be before the service light was installed.

  • 2020 iPhone to reduce TrueDepth notch, full-screen display rumored for 2021

    tyler82 said:
    Good, I will not buy an iPhone with that tacky notch.
    Says the guy who’s never used one. 
    I bought the 10 and after returned it and got the 8plus. 
    Hated the notch.

    From someone that did try it and hated it.

  • Apple's macOS Catalina is first to require app notarization by default

    Beginning in macOS 10.14.5, all new or updated kernel extensions and all software from developers new to distributing with Developer ID must be notarized in order to run. Beginning in macOS 10.15, notarization is required by default for all software.