iPhone 8 sales, Netflix HDR, switch to Google, Watch 3 teardown, Watch playlists, Youtube HDR and Apple TV


iFixixt has already pulled an Apple Watch Series 3 apart

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus adoption may be lower than for previous models [so far[ — iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption was lower than previous models over the first three days of availability as customers are apparently waiting for the iPhone X.
During the first weekend of sales, the iPhone 8 grabbed 0.3% of the device market share, while the iPhone 8 Plus accounts for 0.4%., according to data from the Localytics research group. However, keep in mind this data doesn’t represent sales of the newest Apple smartphones, but measures users who have received their phones and have started using apps. [Seems a bit early to be worried if you ask me.]

Netflix app updated for 1080p HDR on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, forthcoming iPhone X — An update to the iOS Netflix app brings HDR video to Apple’s new crop of phones including the iPhone 8 family and November’s iPhone X, but as of yet, the feature has not been added to the Apple TV version of the app.

Apple switches from Bing to Google as default search platform in Siri, iOS Search, and Mac’s Spotlight — Apple is switching from Microsoft’s Bing to Google’s Google as the default web search provider for Siri, iOS Search, and Spotlight on the Mac, the company announced on Monday.

Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds slightly bigger battery, few other changes beyond LTE — A teardown of the Apple Watch Series 3 published on Monday found the device is largely similar to the Series 2, but with some redesign work to accommodate LTE technology.

How to make a music playlist in watch OS 4 — You can sync playlists and albums on your Apple Watch using watch OS 4.  You can keep one music playlist on your Apple Watch at a time – here’s how. Audiobooks and podcasts aren’t compatible.

Why Apple TV 4K can’t play 4K YouTube videos — Apple TV 4K promises users the ability to view 4K HDR content from a wide range of sources, including Netflix and Apple’s own iTunes Store. However, the streamer is incompatible with one of the world’s largest repositories of free 4K content: YouTube. Apple Insider explains why in this video.