Big surprises at iPhone 11 event get us buzzing [Cult of Mac Magazine 314]

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Find out why the iPhone 11 event got us buzzing.
The iPhone 11 event shocked us for several wonderful reasons.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

For the iPhone 11 event, that crafty Tim Cook slipped some genuine surprises around the back of the rumor mill. Apple left our heads spinning in a variety of ways.

We totally expected the gorgeous new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. And we figured the fat new camera array would prove a total killer feature. However, we didn’t really plan on boosted iPhone battery life and a refreshingly low price tag. And then there’s that sweet new Apple Watch Series 5 with its always-on display.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg, really. Like the “By Innovation Only” event itself, this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine is crammed with good stuff. Download it now for iOS, or hit the links below for all the week’s top Apple news, reviews and how-tos.

Disney CEO resigns from Apple board as streaming war heats up

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With Apple TV+ ready to compete against Disney+, Bob Iger resigns from the Apple board.
With Apple TV+ ready to compete against Disney+, Bob Iger resigns from the Apple board.
Photo: Josh Hallett/Flickr CC

The Apple board of directors just lost a powerful member: Disney CEO Bob Iger. His resignation, revealed by an Apple filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, comes as Disney and Apple prepare to launch competing streaming services.

Meanwhile, the new Disney offering garnered a rave early review that called it “more addictive than heroin.”

Details emerge about Servant, the creepy M. Night Shyamalan Apple TV+ show

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Servant is M. Night Shyamalan's new Apple TV+ show.
Details about M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming Apple TV+ show start to trickle out.
Photo: Apple

A new photo and a few fresh plot details shed light on Servant, the mysterious M. Night Shyamalan TV show coming soon to Apple TV+.

The picture shows Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint, who stars in the show, which Shyamalan describes as a potboiler fueled by paranoia. And then there’s those creepy baby feet …

iPhone 11 Pro camera proves irresistible to meme-makers

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That big, beautiful iPhone 11 camera bump makes quite an impression.
That big, beautiful camera bump makes quite an impression.
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The new three-camera array on the back of the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max really got Twitter cooking.

It didn’t take long after today’s “By Innovation Only” event for internet jokers to hit us with their best stovetop memes. But the laughs don’t stop there. Apple fans and haters alike saw everything from electric razors to Pokémon characters in the new iPhone design. Check out some of the best cheap shots taken at Apple’s iconic new design.

How Apple will spark an AR boom [Cult of Mac Magazine 313]

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Apple's deep investment in augmented reality looks set to pay off.
Apple's deep investment in augmented reality looks set to pay off.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple’s long bet on augmented reality is about to pay off. Thanks to new tools for developers, and hardware that can handle the advanced apps they create, an AR revolution is in the offing.

Find out how Apple will spark the AR boom in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Download it now for iOS, or see the top stories below in your browser.

With new MX Master 3 and MX Keys, Logitech doubles down on productivity

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Meet MX Keys and MX Master 3, Logitech's new dynamic desktop duo.
Meet MX Keys and MX Master 3, Logitech's new dynamic desktop duo.
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A great mouse just got even better (and it brought a friend). Logitech’s new MX Master 3 mouse raises the bar on speed, thanks to a new electromagnetic scroll wheel that the company says can breeze through 1,000 lines in a second.

Meanwhile, the high-end mouse maintains the precision tracking, aggressively comfortable design and endless customization options that make it ideal for power users. And, it gains a new desktop productivity partner — MX Keys, a deluxe keyboard with sweet backlighting and other advanced options.

Why we want an all-screen iPhone SE [Cult of Mac Magazine 312]

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The case for an iPhone SE with an iPhone XS screen, in this week's issue of Cult of Mac Magazine 312.
We really, really want this.
Cover: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple really should make a small device with an iPhone X-style screen. Here’s why we want an all-screen iPhone SE.

You’ll find that and more Apple news, reviews and how-tos in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Download it now for iOS, or get the links below to read the stories in your browser.

Buy one classy Clessant Apple Watch band, get one at 50% off

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Buy one of these great Clessant Apple Watch bands, get a second at half off!
Buy one of these eye-catching bands, get a second at half off!
Photos: Clessant

Still wearing the same old band that came with your Apple Watch? Booooorring! Switch things up with this great deal on classy Apple Watch bands from Clessant.

Right now, when you buy any Clessant band, you get a second one of equal or lesser value at 50% off. But if you want to take advantage of this deal, you’d better act fast. This sale ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Friday, August 30, 2019.

New clues about iPhone 11 [Cult of Mac Magazine 311]

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Get the week's best Apple product leaks and rumors in this week's issue of Cult of Mac Magazine.
Get the week's best Apple product leaks and rumors in this week's free issue.

Even more leaked details give us our best picture yet of all the new features coming to iPhone 11 this fall. Plus, we might get a smaller Apple Pencil this year, and new HomePods and AirPods in 2020.

Get the latest on Apple’s upcoming smartphone (and other big products in the pipeline) in this week’s free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine.

We’re also serving up tips and how-tos — including one on accessing super-secret Mac settings — as well as new gear reviews and recommendations. Prefer to read in your browser? Get all the week’s best links below.

iOS 13’s best secret features [Cult of Mac Magazine 310]

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iOS 13's best secret features.
These great iOS 13 features fly under the radar.
Cover: Marty Cortinas/Cult of Mac

Little tweaks can be a big deal. When Apple showcased the top-level changes coming soon to iPad and iPhone, these secret iOS 13 features flew below the radar. Find out why we like them — and see them in action in our video walkthrough.

Get in on the iOS 13 goodness in this week’s totally free issue of Cult of Mac Magazine. Elsewhere in our iOS mag, you’ll find an Apple Card review and plenty of Apple-oriented how-tos. (If you prefer to read in your browser, you’ll find the stories linked below.)