Apple shows off iPhone X’s studio skills in new video

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Up your selfie game with iPhone X's portrait lighting feature.
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Apple debuted a new ad today that showcases the incredible powers of Portrait Mode on the iPhone X.

The fun new ad is similar in style to some of the wild Face ID ads Apple put out earlier this year and highlights how having an iPhone X is like literally carrying an entire array of studio lights in your pocket.

Check it out:

Save big on iMac and other Apple gear today at Best Buy [Deals & Steals]

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Save big bucks on a new iMac and much more
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In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we’ve discovered a great deal on a new iMac and much more, as part of Best Buy’s 24 hour Flash Sale. You can also get your hands on the HomePod for a nice discount!

Elsewhere, save big on a bonanza of PC gaming parts and a mounted phone charger.

Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, we pick our daily Deals & Steals strictly on their potential value to our readers.

Most of these deals are good for a limited time only, so act fast before the prices change!

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2018 iPhones may not come with free headphone dongle

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Get ready to lose this dongle.
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Apple might be planning to make it even more difficult to use your old 3.5mm headphones if you buy a new iPhone this year.

New iPhones have included a Lightning port adapter for headphones ever since Apple removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7. That free dongle is about to go away this year, according to one Apple analyst.

How is the iPhone X selling?

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The iPhone X isn't a dud, but it also it's Apple's top seller.
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The iPhone 8 is Apple’s best-selling model, and the larger 8 Plus is in second place. The controversial iPhone X is currently Apple’s third best-selling model, according to a market analysis firm.

Apple’s older models make up 40 percent of the company sales, a higher percentage than last year.

Jumbo wireless charging station juices up 2 devices at once [Deals]

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Charge your Apple Watch and iPhone at the same time with no problem.
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Charging up a device without wires used to sound like science fiction, but now it’s getting more and more common. With Qi charging technology, it’s a capability that most new devices will have. Wireless charging is growing more popular, so the charging stations are growing too.

Get your Star Wars fix with these Solo iPhone cases

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Just in time for Solo: A Star Wars Story.
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The most anticipated Star Wars movie of 2018 is nearly here and OtterBox has got the official cases to get you ready for the premiere.

OtterBox’s new Solo: A Star Wars Story Symmetry Series cases are out in advance of the film, providing fans with three awesome artworks to choose from that pay tribute to some of the most classic characters in a galaxy far far away.