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iPhone 8 Supports Enhanced Voice Services Codec for Better Quality Audio on Some Carriers

The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus include support for the Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) audio codec that offers improved voice quality and better call reliability, KDDI president Takashi Tanaka told Engadget Japan in a recent interview. EVS is the first codec that offers up to 20 kHz audio bandwidth for higher quality audio, …

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Netflix for iOS Updated With HDR Support for iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X

Netflix today updated its iOS app to add support for iOS 11 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) video on compatible devices. According to Netflix, Dolby Vision is available on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and the 12.9 and 10.5-inch iPad Pro models. Netflix’s HDR content is also available on the new …

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New Apple Pay Tutorial Video Highlights Peer-to-Peer Payments

Apple this evening introduced a new series of tutorial videos, this time highlighting Apple Pay on the iPhone. One of the videos, which is unlisted, goes through the steps necessary to use Apple Pay Cash, the peer-to-peer Apple Pay feature Apple plans to add in a future iOS 11 update. Apple has already demonstrated most …

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Apple to Donate $1 Million to Earthquake Recovery Efforts in Mexico

Apple CEO Tim Cook this afternoon announced on Twitter that Apple plans to donate $1 million to recovery efforts in Mexico. “While there is life, there is hope,” Cook wrote in the tweet announcing the donation. On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Central Mexico, causing widespread devastation in Mexico City and surrounding states. Hundreds …

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Reminder: How to Pre-Sign for Your Delivery of New Apple Products Tomorrow

If you have an iPhone 8, Apple Watch Series 3, or Apple TV 4K scheduled for delivery tomorrow, be aware that Apple requires its courier partners like UPS and FedEx to collect a signature upon delivery since they are valuable items. Fortunately, if you won’t be home during the day, Apple offers the option of …

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Apple Donates $5 Million to Hand in Hand for Hurricane Relief Efforts, Will Accept iTunes Donations This Weekend

Apple today donated $5 million to the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief Fund to support those who have been affected by both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Hand in Hand is planning to host a live telethon on Tuesday, September 12 to raise additional money for hurricane relief efforts. Proceeds from the …

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Apple Developer Site Down as Developers Report Possible Hack [Update: Apple Says No Breach]

Apple’s Developer site has been down for a couple of hours now, and while it originally seemed like the outage was related to maintenance, a few reports trickling in from developers suggests there could potentially be another cause. Several developers are reporting that all of their developer account addresses have been updated with an address …

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Apple Eyes Lease at The Culver Studios, Bidding on Drama Starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon

Apple is reportedly seeking to move its original content division to an iconic California studio where movies like Gone With The Wind and The Matrix were shot, in order to serve as a base for its big push into Hollywood production. According to the Financial Times, Apple is interested in leasing space at The Culver …

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New 'Weather Atlas' App Has Been Designed for Apple's Upcoming iPhone 8

Contrast and Agile Tortoise, the developers behind popular apps Launch Center Pro and Drafts, respectively, have teamed up to introduce a new weather app called Weather Atlas. Weather Atlas has been developed from the ground up with the unreleased “iPhone 8” in mind, and it is meant to take advantage of the device’s taller display. …

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Apple Says Bug Exploited by $500 Passcode Guessing Box to Crack iPhone 7 is Patched in iOS 11

iOS 11 patches an exploit that could be used to crack an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus passcode using a $500 hardware hacking solution, Apple confirmed to TechCrunch this afternoon. The exploit, demonstrated by YouTube user EverythingApplePro yesterday, was never really of any concern to iPhone users because of the extreme parameters required to …

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Taiwan's Massive Power Outage Had No Material Impact on Production of New iPhones

A massive four-hour power outage that affected 17 cities and counties across Taiwan on Tuesday had no material impact on the production of new iPhones, according to industry analysts speaking with Nikkei Asian Review. iPhone 8 dummy model sandwiched between an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Apple suppliers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, PowerTech Technology, and …

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