Why iPhone 7 might be outselling iPhone 8

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The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is still selling well, according to wireless carriers.
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The iPhone 8 line may be Apple’s latest and greatest, but so far has not kept up with older, better-selling sibling, the iPhone 7.

Carrier store surveys conducted by KeyBanc Capital Markets suggests the iPhone 7 handsets are bucking history by outselling the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Several respondents claimed the iPhone 8 models were not enough of an upgrade, while others are waiting to compare the 8 to the iPhone X. The iPhone X will ship next month.

Here’s how to post to Instagram from your Mac

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Windowed is a free app that fakes out Instagram so you can post from a computer.
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Instagram doesn’t make it easy for photographers to post pictures from a computer. However, a new computer app can fool the popular photo-sharing platform by mimicking a mobile browser.

Windowed is free and makes posting photos directly from a Mac or MacBook as easy as it is from your iPhone.

Hollywood’s fave iPhone app supports Apple’s go-to video format

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iPhone filmmakers get HEVC support in Filmic Pro update.
iPhone filmmakers get HEVC support in Filmic Pro update.
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Filmic Pro, the gold standard iPhone app for filmmakers to achieve near-cinematic quality, released an update today to support the new HEVC format in iOS 11.

HEVC stands for High-Efficiency Video Coding (also called H.265), a compression standard that reduces the file size of videos while retaining much of the quality. This means users can store twice the number of videos on their iPhones or iPad Pros.

Apple and LG team up for foldable iPhone

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Apple is serious about creating a foldable iPhone. Above, is a drawing for a patent Apple was granted last year.
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LG is reportedly in business with Apple to develop a foldable iPhone.

A South Korean news site, citing unnamed industry sources, said LG has two separate teams working on key components for a flexible handset that could debut by 2020.

T-Mobile tattoo lands Arizona man free iPhone 8

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Philip Harrison got a free iPhone 8 from T-Mobile for this permanent advertising inked on his arm.
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There’s a story behind every tattoo, but there may be only one where the story includes a free iPhone.

Philip Harrison of Phoenix, Arizona called out to T-Mobile CEO John Legere on Twitter, saying he’d get the cellphone carrier’s logo tattooed on his arm if the company sends him a free iPhone 8.

Today in fake news: Google buys Apple

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For a brief moment, there was a report of Google buying Apple.
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It’s the kind of headline The Onion would write, except this one came from the Dow Jones Newswire: Google, Apple join to create tech giant

The breaking fake news Tuesday morning was eventually retracted by Dow Jones which blamed the report on a “technical error.”

Top-rated UK TV exec in talks with Apple

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Jay Hunt, former creative content chief with Channel 4 in Great Britain, may join Apple's efforts to create original programming.
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Apple is reportedly close to landing another heavy hitter to help build original content.

Jay Hunt, who recently left Great Britain’s Channel 4 after seven years as its chief creative officer, is in talks with Apple for an executive position, according to several British news sites that cover UK’s television industry.

iPhone X’s biggest feature may come to iPad Pro in 2018

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The True Depth Camera may come to next year's iPad Pro.
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Apple will include Face ID and the TrueDepth Camera in 2018 iPad Pro models, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told investors Monday morning.

Kuo, who has a highly respectable track record on Apple predictions, also said the technology that is part of the soon-to-be-released iPhone X, will be standard issue in future iPhones.

Smiles trigger selfies with Camera+ app update

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Camera+ adds features like smile mode and depth support.
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Even when your arm is stretched out as far as possible, it can be a struggle to get a finger or thumb on the shutter of your iPhone camera to take that selfie. An update to the app Camera+ trips the shutter with a smile.

Version 10 of Camera+, one of the more popular apps for iPhone photographers, announced new features this week with improvements that take full advantage of iOS 11.

Jony Ive praises Apple’s ‘hopelessly inquisitive’ design team

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Jony Ive doesn't find failure very interesting.
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Apple is a company with “a bunch of worrying individuals.”

Jony Ive shared this with a New Yorker TechFest audience Friday as an executive paid to shoulder more worries than most. The chief design officer at Apple doesn’t do many interviews, but he joined The New Yorker editor Dave Remnick onstage for a brief but insightful chat.