Apple plans to limit accelerometer and gyroscope access in Safari for iOS


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iOS 12.2 might make Safari more complicated.
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Apple plans to limit Safari’s access to the accelerometer and gyroscope inside your iOS device in an upcoming software update.

iOS 12.2 will prevent websites from having access to motion data by default, rendering certain content unusable — even on Apple’s own website. Users will be able to change this inside Safari’s settings, however.

Upcoming iPads, iPod touch referenced in iOS 12.2 beta


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One of the 2019 iPad models could be a replacement for last year’s 9.7-inch iOS tablet, shown here.
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Evidence continues to mount that Apple is readying a pair of 2019 iPad models, along with the return of the iPod touch. Mention of all three are reportedly included in the recent iOS 12.2 beta.

Brief descriptions of them add weight to rumors that these will be low-cost products.

2019 iPod touch update could focus on games


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A games machine or just a defensive trademark? We'll have to see.
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The iPod touch hasn’t been updated in three-and-a-half years, the longest period in the product’s history without an upgrade. However, a recent trademark application from Apple gives the slightest hope that its touchscreen music player could have a future.

That’s because Apple has extended the trademark coverage for “iPod touch” to include “Hand-held units for playing electronic games; Handheld game consoles.” While there have long been games available on the iPod touch, this hints that Apple could see gaming as a future primary category for the product to exist in.

Brilliant concept merges iPad mini and iPod touch


An artist dreamed up an iPod touch almost as big as the iPad mini.
An artist dreamed up an iPod touch almost as big as the iPad mini.
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New versions of the iPod touch and iPad mini are reportedly coming out this year, and one graphic designer imagines what would happen if Apple combined these into one.

The proposed device would resemble an iPhone XS Max but with an even larger display: 7 inches.

iPod touch could make a comeback in 2019


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Remember the iPod touch? Sort of?
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Apple’s phone-less iPhone might be getting a refresh. A leak indicates a new version of the iPod touch is in development.

And this might not be the only iOS product coming out of retirement: other recent reports have an updated iPad mini in the offing.

Handy graphic shows every Apple product ever


How many of these Apple products have you owned?
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Before Apple’s magical product pipeline pops out a plethora of new goodies this year,  it might be good to take a minute to appreciate the insane number of products the iPhone-maker has come out with over the last 42 years.

Keeping tabs on all the products Apple comes out within a single year is hard enough, but some ambitious person has created a detailed graphic that shows everything Apple has ever made.

Prepare to be overwhelmed by all the innovations:

Save $200 on an iMac and/or $14 on AirPods [Deals & Steals]


Save hundreds on a 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina display!
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In today’s edition of Deals & Steals, we show you where you can get a brand-new iMac for a phenomenal savings. And, in a similarly enticing Apple deal, you can save $14 on the rarely discounted AirPods.

On top of that, we dug up deals on a new GoPro Hero 4 action cam, an LED monitor and a pair of comfortable gaming headphones — all for insane prices!