2019 iPhone to bring tougher glass, even better Face ID

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The 2019 iPhone refresh may not be so boring after all.
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This year’s iPhone refresh will introduce new “shatter-resistance technology” and even better Face ID, according to a new report.

It is claimed users will be able to unlock Apple’s next-generation handsets from multiple angles — like when they’re lying flat on a table — thanks to a new Face ID sensor with a wider field of view.

Last chance! Save $10 on this gorgeous Apple Watch stand by Twelve South

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Forté is one of the finest stands for Apple Watch.
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Give your beloved Apple Watch one of the prettiest charging stands money can buy and get $10 off for a limited time.

Inspired by the best Apple products, the Twelve South Forté fuses shiny chrome and luxury leather for a positively premium look. And it works with any Apple Watch and any band.

Save $600 on iMac, $200 on Mac mini [Deals & Steals]

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Hurry! Many of these deals are good for today only.
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Retailers are now offering even bigger discounts on the newest Mac mini, allowing you to save up to $200 for a limited time, while the 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display is down $600 for today only.

You will also find renewed iPhone 6s Plus units for under $239, and Powerbeats3 wireless headphones for under $62 in today’s Deals & Steals roundup. Plus, there’s up to 33% off standing desks for today only on Amazon.

Apple tests out new OLED suppliers for future iPhone refresh

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BOE Technology could join Apple's supply chain next year.
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Apple is said to be “aggressively testing” OLED screens from other suppliers ahead of a 2020 iPhone refresh.

Cupertino reportedly wants to diversify its supply chain next year. It currently relies heavily on Samsung for OLED panels, with LG Display making only small contributions for the iPhone XS lineup.

Fortnite’s new Junk Rift lets you drop dinosaurs on enemies

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And cars, anchors, and more.
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Fortnite Battle Royale players now have a new way to combat frustrating B.R.U.T.E. mechs. A new Junk Rift item lets you drop cars, anchors, and other heavy items on your opponents.

The version 10.10 content update, out today, also brings glitched consumables. But it’s bad news for fans of the soccer stadium.