Cult of Mac Magazine: Why ARKit will be huge for Apple and more!

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ARKit is going to be massively important for Apple.
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Apple’s got no shortage of big launches coming in the next few weeks, but the one with the biggest long-term potential for Apple is ARKit. This is going to be massively important for Apple.

In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find that story and more. Get the latest iPhone 8 keynote event predictions. And learn how to stop your iCloud and Apple ID from getting hacked. Save big in our Watch Store this Labor Day weekend! Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Cult of Mac Magazine, Issue 208

ARKitWhy ARKit will be Apple’s biggest innovation in years
From the iPhone 8 to iOS 11, Apple’s got no shortage of big launches coming in the next few weeks. ARKit is going to be a tasty innovation for the company.

iphone batteryWithout Home button, here’s how new iPhone 8 UI will work
A new report may change that, however, by revealing how the removal and replacement of the Home button, which has existed on every iPhone since 2007, will actually work.

apple keynoteApple’s cryptic invitation confirms September 12 event
After months of anticipation and a flurry of rumors, Apple finally sent out media invites to its big iPhone 8 event today, welcoming the press to come to Apple Park for the big date.

iphone facial recognitionFace value: 7 thoughts about biometrics and the iPhone 8
The latest indications are that Apple is embracing a face-recognition approach that goes beyond a standard 2D, visible-light sensor.

fake iphone 8This fake iPhone looks so good it almost fooled the experts
This fake iPhone looks so impressive that it fooled us for a hot minute. A rose gold iPhone 7 Plus clone, it shines just like the real thing.

labor day saleWatch Store’s big Labor Day sale!
This Labor Day weekend is your opportunity to find amazing savings on beautiful Apple Watch bands in our Watch Store. Save up to 40 percent select bands and accessories.

iphone batteryWhich apps are running riot on your iPhone’s battery?
To save your iPhone’s battery, you can open up a Settings screen that will report which apps have used how much battery, and for how long, over the past day or week.

Lock-screen-iPhoneHow to stop your iCloud and Apple ID getting hacked
You might not think a hacker is interested in you, but you’re wrong. The good news is that there are several easy steps you can take to lock your Apple ID down and make it safe.

ios 11Calling all coders: Now’s the time to learn iOS 11
Apple has said that iOS 11 will mark the new standard for the operating system, with sweeping tweaks and changes.

cord bagEliminate tangled cords with this gadget organizer
The BUBM case corrals the little things in your everyday tech carry.

ipadBest looper apps for iPad and iPhone
If you really are used to having a looper pedal sitting on the floor in front of your guitar amp, then you might like Quantiloop, which looks like an actual physical looper pedal.

cultcastCatch our iPhone 8 event predictions on The CultCast
It’s official — Apple’s next iPhone event happens September 12! Tune in to catch our hardware predictions. Plus, we take a look at the leaked iPhone 8 UI, and how the new phone will work without a Home button.