macOS High Sierra Automatically Performs Security Check on EFI Firmware Each Week

Mac users who upgrade to macOS High Sierra will benefit from a significant new security feature that works in the background. macOS High Sierra automatically checks a Mac’s EFI firmware against Apple’s database of “known good” data to ensure it hasn’t been tampered with, according to a series of tweets from an Apple engineer. The …

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Fitbit Announces October 1 Launch Date for New Ionic Smartwatch and Flyer Headphones

It’s been almost one month since Fitbit unveiled the new “Ionic” smartwatch and “Flyer” Bluetooth headphones, which at the time were given an unspecific October launch window. Today, the wearables company announced that both devices will be available in retail stores across North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America on …

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TrueDepth Camera System is Primary Reason for Slow iPhone X Production

Following a report claiming Apple’s suppliers are shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for initial production of the iPhone X, a new report suggests the TrueDepth camera is the primary bottleneck. The word comes from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said the facial recognition system is “far more complex” than …

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iPhone X Production Supposedly Going Much Slower Than Apple Originally Planned

Apple has instructed some of its suppliers to slow down delivery of iPhone X components, according to Taiwanese website DigiTimes. The report, citing unnamed sources from within Apple’s supply chain, claims the suppliers are now shipping only about 40 percent of the components originally planned for the initial production of the iPhone X. Apple is …

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Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup Said to Gain LCD Model With Screen Larger Than 6 Inches

Apple’s lineup of iPhones next year will introduce a larger-screened LCD model, measuring more than 6 inches, according to a report today by The Bell (via The Korea Herald). It’s unclear whether this size will be an additional offering to the current LCD iPhone lineup (including 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models), or if it’s replacing these …

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New Drone Video Captures Footage of Apple Park and Steve Jobs Theater at Sunset

Although employees moved into Apple Park earlier in the spring, it has been reported that it will take until the end of the year for construction to be completed. Since that date is now fast approaching, a new drone video by Matthew Roberts has shared some aerial footage of the progress Apple has made since …

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iPhone 8 Adoption Expectedly Lower After First Weekend of Sales as Customers Await iPhone X

New data shows iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption was lower than previous models over the first three days of availability. During the first weekend of sales, the devices combined for an estimated 0.7 percent market share of all iPhone models, the lowest since the iPhone 5s in 2013, according to mobile engagement platform …

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Apple Watch Series 3 Teardown Reveals Larger Battery and Air Vent Moved Next to Diagnostic Port

iFixit has completed a teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3, which has a virtually identical form factor as previous models. The display is unchanged from the Series 2, with one key difference being that it now functions as a multifrequency antenna for cellular. Series 3 models support LTE and UMTS, according to Apple’s tech …

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Several iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Owners Report Hearing 'Static Noise' in Earpiece During Calls

Several MacRumors readers who purchased Apple’s new iPhone 8 Plus have reported hearing intermittent crackling noises while taking calls on the device. MacRumors forum member vask first posted about the issue on Friday and a number of iPhone 8 Plus owners from Australia, the U.S., and across Europe have since contributed to the thread describing …

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