Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs’ love of ninja stars


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Jobs apparently tried to take one of these on his private jet.
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September 14: Today in Apple history: Apple denies Steve Jobs' love of ninja stars September 14, 2010: Security workers reportedly stop Steve Jobs at Japan’s Kansai International Airport. The reason? The Apple CEO supposedly tried to bring ninja throwing stars onto his private plane while heading home from vacation.

It’s one of the most bizarre Jobs stories ever. Apple, however, quickly spoils the internet’s fun. Cupertino issues a statement describing the reports as “pure fiction” (although Apple acknowledges that Jobs visited Japan over the summer).

iPhone 11 might lack two hotly anticipated features


The 2019 iPhone could have a much larger camera bump than any predecessor.
This render of the iPhone 11 from months ago seems like it’s going to turn out very accurate.
Render: OnLeaks/

On the eve of Apple’s “By Innovation Only” press event, a highly respected analyst just threw cold water on reports that the iPhone 11 will have a pair of exciting features borrowed from competing handsets.

Ming-Chi Kuo says the next iOS devices will have neither reverse wireless charging nor Apple Pencil support.

iPhone 11’s gorgeous new color options spilled by case-maker


The best one reminds us of another new smartphone.
Photo: Olixar/MobileFun

Stunning new color options for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro are today revealed in new images from case-maker Olixar.

One supposed finish — which mixes light pastel pink, green and yellow — is similar to the stunning Aura color options available for Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.

Faster Apple TV hardware might turbocharge Apple Arcade


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Apple TV does more than just stream video. It will also be tied into Apple Arcade.
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The first new Apple TV set-top box in two years is reportedly coming soon. The updated tvOS player supposedly will be powered by the same chip that’s in the iPhone XS series, potentially making it a better way to play Apple Arcade games than its predecessors.

Reverse wireless charging might change the look of the iPhone 11


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The iPhone 11 Pro might not look quite like this.
Photo: Ian Fuchs/Cult of Mac

Almost every picture you’ve seen of the iPhone 11 might be wrong. New images of this model have surfaced and they show that Apple could be tweaking the look of the back.

The change could be made so it’s easier to use this handset to wirelessly charge another device, like an AirPods case.

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


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]


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.)

Apple Watch Series 5 could save a struggling display-maker


Watch out!
An analysts’ note makes a rare mention of Apple Watch Series 5.
Photo: Graham Bower/Cult of Mac

An updated Apple Watch could launch as early as next month but almost nothing has leaked out about it so far. That makes a reputable analyst’s prediction that struggling Japan Display could make OLED screens for Apple Watch Series 5 something worth taking note of.

Insider iPhone 11 leaks, plus the pros and cons of Apple Card! This week, on The CultCast


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Some big changes may be coming to iPhone...
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This week on The CultCast: A Foxconn insider spills big iPhone 11 secrets. Plus: the pros and cons of Apple Card, and Apple’s new maps start rolling out across the country. And finally, a strange twist in the MoviePass story unveils the unbelievable shenanigans the company pulled to stayed in business — and they are far worse than we ever imagined!

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