iPhone XS camera design proves even more impressive than we thought

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Apple's new iPhone cameras.
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The new camera sensors on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max could be worth a $1000 upgrade all their own.

Early reviews of the new cameras are overwhelmingly positive. Even though we already knew Apple made the pixels larger and the sensor bigger, we now have a better idea of the crazy engineering that went into making it the best iPhone camera ever.

Google Maps finally works with CarPlay

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CarPlay allows Google Maps navigation with iOS 12.
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Apple Maps is no longer the only option for navigation through Apple’s CarPlay system now that iOS 12 is out.

With an update released today for Google Maps, CarPlay users can now choose between Google Maps and Apple Maps. And more third-party apps are on the way.

The first iOS 12.1 beta is already here

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iOS 12 just got a new beta.
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Apple is not wasting any time making improvements to the huge iOS 12 update that was just released to the public yesterday.

Developers received the first beta for iOS 12.1 this morning along with new betas for watchOS 5 and tvOS 12, bring a host of changes to the software update that already made iOS devices faster and more efficient.

This is the proper way to type the new iPhone names

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Apple busted out three new iPhones at its keynote.
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The official way to type the names of the 2018 iPhone lineup have finally been confirmed by Apple nearly a week after the company revealed the phones at its Gather Round keynote.

All three of the new iPhones have a letter suffix attached to an X which has been downright confusing for most fans. In some instances, it seemed like all uppercase letters were called for, while some people were only using lower case suffixes. The confusion has been cleared up though and the names are actually pretty simple.

First iPhone XS and XS Max reviews: Great phone, but not revolutionary

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This is what we've been waiting for.
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Early reviews for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have already come in and while most of the people that have tested the new device are impresssed, this years models aren’t as big a leap as the iPhone X.

Testers are raving about the camera, A12 processor, big display and faster LTE. The new phones are truly impressive, but if you have an iPhone that came out in the last two years, you might want to see what the experts are saying first.

Instagram wants to be your favorite place to shop

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Instagram wants you to shop more.
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Shopping is about to become an even biggest focus on Instagram with a new update coming out today that makes it easier to find what your favorite accounts are peddling.

The photo-sharing app revealed that it is rolling out its Shopping in Stories feature to businesses in 46 countries today, allowing users to tap on an item to quickly learn about it and possibly purchase it through the business’ website.

This is what it will look like:

watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 can now be installed by everyone

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watchOS 5 turns Apple Watch into a walkie-talkie
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Apple TV and Apple Watch owners received some new software goodies this morning in the form of tvOS 12 and watchOS 5, coinciding with the public launch of iOS 12.

While tvOS 12 only contains a couple of changes with new screensavers and Dolby Atmos support, watchOS 5 packs some big updates that make wearing an Apple Watch even more useful by turning it into a walkie-talkie, letting you compete with friends and more.

Check out some of the new features:

Download iOS 12 now to make your iPhone and iPad faster

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It's iOS 12 day!
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The biggest iOS update of 2018 is finally here.

After months of beta testing, Apple finally released iOS 12 to the public, making it available as an over-the-air update. The new iPhone and iPad operating system comes with tons of new features and performance improvements that will make even older devices faster than ever. Best of all, if you have a device that can run iOS 11, iOS 12 will work on it — no problem.

Here’s how to download it.

Learn everything about the iPhone XS in under a minute

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Don't drop your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.
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Apple unleashed more new iPhones this fall than ever before which means there’s a ton of little details to learn. You could dive deep into our iPhone XS and iPhone XR comparison guide to figure out which one is best for you, but if you don’t have time for that, Apple has made a short video covering all the new features.

In under a minute you can know everything there is to know about dual SIMs, dual cameras, big displays, depth control, Face ID and more amazing features packed into the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

Prepare to be wowed:

Apple invests to save Colombian mangrove forest

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Apple invests in mangrove forests like this one. They could be key to fighting climate change.
Mangrove forests like this one could be key to fighting climate change.
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Apple is on a mission to help save the world’s disappearing mangrove forests.

Mangrove forests suck up a huge amount of carbon dioxide from the air. Half of all mangrove forests on Earth have been lost since 1940, but Apple is making a big investment to help save one particular forest in Colombia in an effort to curb climate change.