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Apple Hardware Event 2018

Long-awaited brand-new MacBook Air finally gets retina display and Touch ID

By | Apple, Apple Hardware Event 2018, Gadgets, Hardware, laptops, macbook air

MacBook Air fans aren’t hard to find. Although I admit to being a bit skeptical at its introduction, the laptop grew from an underpowered runt to an underappreciated workhorse over the years. But the design has hardly changed in the decade (!) since it came out — at least until today’s Apple event, when the company took the wraps off a totally redesigned Air with a retina display and Touch ID — and a new $1,199 price.

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The 7 most egregious fibs Apple told about the iPhone XS camera

By | Apple, Apple Hardware Event 2018, Gadgets, Hardware, iPhone, iPhone XS, Photography

Apple always drops a few whoppers at its events, and the iPhone XS announcement today was no exception. And nowhere were they more blatant than in the introduction of the devices’ “new” camera features. No one doubts that iPhones take great pictures, so why bother lying about it? My guess is they can’t help themselves.

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So long then, iPhone home button…

By | Apple Hardware Event 2018, biometrics, Contextual Computing, face id, facial biometric, Gadgets, home button, iPhone, Mobile, Touch ID

… it was nice pressing you. Well, at least some of the thousands and thousands of times. Apple has finally abandoned a feature that’s been a staple of its smartphones since the very start, over a decade ago: A physical home button. The trio of almost-all-screen iPhones unboxed today at its Cupertino HQ go all […]

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Apple’s new iPhones are powered by the industry’s first 7nm chips

By | A12 Bionic, Apple, Apple Hardware Event 2018, Apple Hardware Event 2018 - iPhone, computing, Gadgets, iphone 4s, machine learning, macintosh, microprocessors, phil schiller, system on a chip, TC

Unsurprisingly, Apple today announced its newest generation of iPhones. And with that, it also announced its new chips: the A12 Bionic. What makes the A12 Bionic stand out is that it’s built using a 7nm process. While it’s hard to compare these numbers given that every chip manufacturer seems to have its own way of […]

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