Concept shows iPhone 11 without the massive camera bump

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The 2019 iPhone could have a much larger camera bump than any predecessor.
This is the iPhone 11 with megabump. What if it didn’t have one?
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For months, reports have indicated that this fall’s iPhone models will have three camera lenses in a single large hump, a design that’s drawn criticism. An artist created a concept design of what the device would look like without the hump.

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Score creative apps, Photoshop lessons and more this Memorial Day weekend [Deals]

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This Memorial Day weekend, we've got deals on Corel apps, Photoshop lessons, and a handy vacuum droid.
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With the extra day off this holiday weekend, why not take the opportunity to sharpen your skills and tidy your home? In part two of our Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve got Corel creative apps, Photoshop lessons, and a robot vacuum assistant. Everything is discounted by more than half, some as much as 97%. Read on for more details:

Today in Apple history: Apple becomes world’s most valuable tech company

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It was a big day for Apple!
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May 26: Today in Apple history: Apple worth more than Microsoft for first time May 26, 2010: In a massive milestone, Apple passes Microsoft to become the world’s most valuable technology company.

The changing of the guard proves particularly amazing given that, just 15 years earlier, Apple looked close to dead, while Microsoft dominated the tech world thanks to Windows.

Apple unleashes its fastest MacBook Pro [Cult of Mac Magazine No. 298]

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Apple's newest MacBook Pro is the fastest ever.
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Apple just brought Intel’s latest eighth- and ninth-generation chips to the MacBook Pro, making it the company’s fastest-ever laptop.

The newest 8-core models deliver up to twice the performance of a quad-core MacBook Pro, and up to 40 percent more than a 6-core model. They also promise powerful graphics, a T2 Security Chip, super-fast SSDs and “all-day” battery life.

Find out what’s going on in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for iOS.

Or read on to get the rest of the week’s best Apple news, reviews and how-tos in your browser.

Score gear, tools and training this Memorial Day weekend [Deals]

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For Memorial Day Weekend, we've got deals on VPNs, 5G wireless storage and more.
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This Memorial Day, hopefully you’ll be taking an extra day to relax, reflect and recharge. Something else you can do is take advantage of some great deals on gear, tools, and training. We’ve got discounts as high as 96% on things like VPNs, Excel training, and more. Read on for more details:

Today in Apple history: Apple probes Foxconn suicides

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Apple faces criticism for conditions on the iPhone production line in Foxconn factories.
Apple faces criticism for conditions on the iPhone production line.
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May 25: Today in Apple history: Apple responds to Foxconn suicides May 25, 2010: Apple opens an investigation into a string of suicides at Foxconn, its Chinese manufacturing partner.

After reports of a ninth death at a Foxconn factory, Apple says it is “independently evaluating” Foxconn’s response. Cupertino vows to take a long, hard look at the facilities that manufacture its products. It’s a tough challenge for Apple to deal with — and Steve Jobs’ controversial comments don’t exactly help.

What to expect from WWDC 2019

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Get ready for a ton of new software.
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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is just over a week away and it’s shaping up to be one of the most software-packed events in the company’s history.

New software for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and more will be shown off for the first time when Tim Cook takes the stage on June 3rd. Most of the event will be focused solely on Apple’s biggest software updates of the year, but there’s a chance we could see some new hardware too.

Apple product shot parody makes beat-up gadgets look pretty

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A broken Apple Watch and scratched up iPod never looked better.
Photo: Elvin Hu

Apple taught Elvin Hu new languages.

Born in China, Hu refined his English by watching Apple keynote events. He also came to understand the visual language of Apple’s product photography.

The latter inspired Hu, a design student at The Cooper Union in New York City, to create a series of product shots showing broken and well-worn Apple gadgets in hands that share similar gouges and scratches.