iMac Pro packs new T2 chip for extra security

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iMac Pro
The internals are insane.
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The iMac Pro is the most secure Apple desktop ever built, and it’s got a special chip to prove it.

Early review units are starting to trickle out to tech experts and according to iOS and Mac developer Cabel Sasser, the iMac Pro packs a new T2 chip that is basically like a secure enclave for the iMac.

iOS 11.1.1 arrives to fix that annoying autocorrect bug

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iOS 11 keyboard
You can finally type "i" again.
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The annoying iPhone keyboard bug that turned the letter “i” into the letter “a” and a strange symbol is finally dead.

Apple released iOS 11.1.1 to the public this afternoon bringing a number of critical fixes to the iPhone and iPad, including the highly coveted ability to finally type the word “iPhone” like a normal person.

Listen to the iPhone X’s exclusive new ringtone

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iPhone X
Did you get lucky?
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Apple fans that purchase the iPhone X will get an extra tree when devices finally start arriving later this week: an exclusive ringtone.

Bundled inside the software for the iPhone X is an all-new ringtone called “Reflection.” The song has a melody that is somewhat similar to the iconic “Marimba” ringtone that launched with the original iPhone.

Take a listen:

Want an iPhone X at launch? Pick this color

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Silver iPhone X
Don't expect big camera changes for 2018.
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The iPhone X is expected to be one of the most sought-after Apple devices in years. And with rumors that the device will be in low supply, getting your hands on one in 2017 won’t be an easy task.

If you don’t care about which color your iPhone X comes in though, there’s a clear winner when it comes color preference among Apple fans that plan to pre-order the iPhone X. Cult of Mac ran a poll yesterday to find out what people are planning to buy and were surprised by the results.

Apple’s Project Titan car resurfaces with bigger sensors

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Apple's Lexus has been upgraded with lots of new sensors.
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The self-driving sensors that power Apple’s autonomous car have gotten a significant update since the last time we saw them.

Apple’s self-driving car was recently spotted by the CEO of a self-driving car start-up called Voyage. Co-founder MacCallister Higgins got up close with one of Apple’s Lexus RX450h’s that’s outfitted with a monstrous new sensor array. The short video posted to Twitter shows Apple’s project has made some serious strides in the last few months.

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Apple Watch saves man from pulmonary embolism

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Here's what's coming in watchOS 4.1.
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Wearing an Apple Watch has become the difference between life and death for a New York man who never expected that buying one could save his life.

James Green, a 28-year-old from Brooklyn, describes himself as a serial data tracker. When he bought the original Apple Watch two years ago, he picked it up mostly for the notifications and tracking bike rides. Now, thanks to a heart-tracking app, it’s become a big part of his health story.

Apple pledges $1 million to help fire-ravaged wine country

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Extreme winds and dry weather are making the wildfires in California's wine country hard to contain.
Extreme winds and dry weather are making the wildfires in California's wine country hard to contain.
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The fire-relief efforts in Northern California are getting a boost from some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley.

Smoke from the wildfires ravaging wine country are currently choking out residents in San Francisco’s bay area, so Apple, Google and Facebook are stepping up by donating local efforts.

Poll results: No one wants the iPhone 8

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iPhone 8
Is yours on its way?
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The iPhone 8 is one of the most gorgeous smartphones ever created. And absolutely no one is planning to buy it.

Cult of Mac polled our readers after yesterday’s keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater to gauge interest in iPhone X and its two ugly step-siblings. Over 5,400 potential iPhone buyers responded and it looks like the iPhone X is going to be a mega-hit while iPhone 8 sales may suffer.

Here are the results: