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iPhone X news, Apple’s next decade, Control Center, iPhone 8 growth, 8+ compared to Lumix, YouTube TV app


Apple shares up on reports of strong iPhone X sales — Apple shares were up 0.66% premarket after analyst reports show high iPhone X demand after preorders started on Friday. The first units are due to arrive this Friday, November 3.

Early iPhone X video roundups examine build quality, Animoji, gestures — Early examinations of the iPhone X have started to pop up on YouTube, with everybody who has seen the device as a result of early delivery or at retail commenting on build quality and speed of the phone.

Original iPhone early reviewer Steven Levy heralds iPhone X as kicking off Apple’s next decade — One of the first four reviewers of the original iPhone has been granted permission to publish his assessment of Apple’s effort 10 years down the road —the OLED iPhone X. [‘Permission’ from who? Journalists need permission now? And I’m starting to think Apple is moving into the luxury goods market, and away from consumers. Is that what the next decade offers? Apple is the Leica of computing; the Gucci of carry-tech? I’d be interested to see how prices stack up vs average incomes compared to former big Apple releases.]

How to customise the Control Center in iOS 11 — iOS 11 lets you customise the redesigned Control Center so you can change the settings for the things you do most. [I figure this is worth repeating.]

Apple’s iPhone grows by 40% after six consecutive quarters of decline in China — Chinese smartphone shipments registered another quarter of decline as the market contracted 5% in the third quarter of  017 to 119 million units, according to Canalys. Apple’s declining streak in China has come to an end, as shipments grew 40% from eight million in quarter three 2016 to about 11 million this quarter. [At least one country likes the 8, which is an awesome iPhone, imo.]

Comparison: 4K 60fps video shot on iPhone 8 Plus vs Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera — With iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple introduced the ability to capture 4K video at 60 frames per second, a major accomplishment for such a small device, but how does the compact lens and camera module fare against a proper prosumer rig? AppleInsider takes a closer look by pitting iPhone 8 Plus against Panasonic’s GH5 mirrorless camera in this video.

YouTube TV coming to the Apple TV in ‘coming weeks’ — YouTube TV will a get a native Apple TV app within “coming weeks,” according to The Verge. It will also be rolling out on the Roku device and smart TVs from Samsung, Sony, and LG, the article adds.

App slicing bug, WWDC transcripts, YouTube app, Sydney transit, Perceptico, 4K TV, new Watch ads


Apple has some new, fun, short Watch ads out
Apple has some new, fun, short Watch ads out

Apple fixes iOS 9 app slicing bug, releases full text transcripts of WWDC 2015 — Apple on Monday announced it has fixed an iCloud bug that prevented the release of iOS 9 App Thinning features, and released searchable text transcripts of WWDC 2015’s keynote and developer sessions.

YouTube for iOS gets ‘material design’ makeover, new editing tools in update — Months after Google rolled out a redesigned YouTube app for Android, the Internet search giant released a similarly revamped version for iOS on Monday with new gesture controls, video editing tools and more.

Sydney to get Maps transit directions — Two more metropolitan areas are being updated with transit directions in the Apple Maps app. “The news squeaked out” before the feature actually went live thanks to an update on the iOS 9 Feature Availability webpage that appears to have been made prematurely.

Apple buys Perceptico, which develops advanced AI for phones — Apple is continuing its shopping spree. According to Bloomberg, Apple has bought Perceptio, a startup developing technology to let companies run advanced artificial intelligence (AI) systems on smartphones without needing to share as much user data.

No 4K for new Apple TV, but what about Vidity? The new, 4th generation Apple TV is due this month, but it won’t support 4K UHD video (even though the new iPhone 6s can shoot it). Yet the entire TV industry is focused on 4K UHD video. A technology called Vidity is part of that evolution and promises to return the customer to a simpler way to acquire and view content. How Apple will play in the process is still unfolding.

New Apple Watch ads: Fun, fast, and functional — Apple has released six new Apple Watch ads that are light-hearted and only fifteen seconds long. They highlight the capabilities of the Watch in everyday life. The ads focus on the ease and personal touch of using the Watch, focusing on one individual getting help doing something with the assistance of a built-in app.