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Ugh… people are already lining up for the iPhone X

iPhone X release date: pre-orders

After this weekend's monster collection of iPhone leaks, we're pretty sure about what Apple's announcing tomorrow. But still, the iPhone X is yet to become official, but people are already lining up to buy one.

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Chris Mills

September 11th

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Ugh… people are already lining up for the iPhone X

iPhone X release date: pre-orders

After this weekend's monster collection of iPhone leaks, we're pretty sure about what Apple's announcing tomorrow. But still, the iPhone X is yet to become official, but people are already lining up to buy one.

Continue reading...

Trending right now:

  1. Everything Apple will introduce at tomorrow’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X event
  2. Believe it or not, this electric motorcycle actually works, and you can own it
  3. Yup, Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 will crush every Android phone

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Chris Mills

September 11th

Apple

Mobile

What’s going to happen when the iPhone 8 is a flop?

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Right now, technology analysts are falling over themselves to roll back overly optimistic sales predictions for the iPhone 8. Apple's share price has been hitting record highs thanks to hype that's building up around the iPhone 8, which has been regarded thus far as the biggest iPhone upgrade since the original.

But the past couple days, we've heard supply-chain rumors that Apple won't be able to get an under-screen fingerprint working in time, and that it will face massive supply shortages even if it does.

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Chris Mills

July 14th

Apple

Mobile

2016 MacBooks: Everything we know about Apple’s upcoming laptop updates

Following Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro launch last month, the MacBook lineup is next up for major product updates from Apple. What needs upgrading? All MacBooks are approaching or passing the one year mark since last being updated — MacBook Airs in March of last year, the new 12-inch MacBook in April, and the Retina MacBook Pros in March and May. But where might the new machines leave the rest of the lineup?

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Filed under: Mac Tagged: 15-inch MacBook, Apple, MacBook, release date, rumors, specs, WWDC 2016

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Jordan Kahn

April 15th

Apple

Mac

XCOM 2 launches today worldwide with day-one Mac release

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XCOM 2, a sequel to the popular XCOM game franchise’s original release, is launching today worldwide for both Mac and PC users, 2K and developer Firaxis announced.

The franchise has received a few releases and spin-offs for Mac and iOS in recent memory — and a refreshed version of the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown game in 2013 — but XCOM 2 is the first official sequel to the original 1994 XCOM: Enemy Unknown release. The game seems to be going over well with players with mostly 9 out of 10 and up scores from the reviewers. 

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And here’s a break down on the story in XCOM 2 from 2K’s press release:

In XCOM 2, humanity lost the war against the alien threat that has established a new world order on Earth. XCOM, formerly a secret paramilitary organization, is largely forgotten and must strike back from the shadows to reclaim Earth from the aliens’ rule and free mankind from their evil plans.

The developers noted some new additions in XCOM 2 for those familiar with past XCOM titles, including: a unique new narrative, more varied and powerful aliens, procedurally-generated levels and modding support.

It’s available today for $59 on Amazon, GameAgentSteam and elsewhere with the Mac version available as a digital code for Steam. 

Watch the new official launch trailer below:


Filed under: Apps Tagged: 2K, Amazon, buy, ferral, Firaxis, Mac, preorder, release date, Steam, XCOM 2

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Jordan Kahn

February 5th

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Mac

Poll: Will you buy the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se?

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With Apple’s much rumored upcoming iPhone 5se on the horizon— an upgraded version of the iPhone 5S that retains the 4-inch display size for diehard fans of the model— we want to find out if you plan on upgrading when the new device launches. That’s the question we ask in today’s poll, in addition to what device you’re upgrading from (or downgrading, depending on how you look at it). 

There are a few things to consider unlike usual Apple and iPhone product launches. It looks like the iPhone 5se, as we previously reported is the current plan for the device’s moniker, will break up Apple’s usual fall release schedule with a mid-year iPhone refresh. It will also be unusual in that Apple is releasing an upgraded model of an already aging iPhone, the iPhone 5S. The thought is that the model will cater specifically to diehard fans of the smaller 4-inch display that was last included in a flagship model with the iPhone 5S. It will also get the usual upgraded internals— new processors, cameras on par with the iPhone 6, NFC, upgraded Bluetooth, Wi-Fi chips, etc— and color options that resemble Apple’s current iPhone 6s lineup. 

But apart from the 4-inch display, will the upgrades that the 5se packs in be enough for you to upgrade from your current 4-inch iPhone, or perhaps even make the switch from a larger iPhone model?

And will it matter that Apple isn’t planning to make the iPhone 5se part of its most advanced, top of the line iPhone lineup— Apple is planning a design that is said to closer resemble the old 5S than the newer, rounder design of the current iPhones apart from cover glass with more modern curved edges. And adding to that, it might not exactly be the most desirable or freshest design for an iPhone around, especially by the time the iPhone 7 inevitably drops sometime later this year in the fall. Also keep in mind, as we noted in our original report, that Apple plans to discontinue the current 5s with the 5se available around the same price points. 

Apple is currently planning on using its March Apple Watch 2 and iPad Air 3 press event to also introduce the new iPhone 5se and likely announce shipping and availability details.

So are you planning on upgrading to the iPhone 5se? And will you be upgrading from the 4-inch iPhone you’re currently using? Switching from a larger iPhone now that Apple has a new 4-inch model? Or holding off to see what iPhone 7 has to offer?


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: 4-inch, event, iPhone 5se, March, pricing, release date, Shipping, specs

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February 2nd

Apple

Mac

Poll: Will you buy the upcoming 4-inch iPhone 5se?

IPhone-lineup-2016

With Apple’s much rumored upcoming iPhone 5se on the horizon— an upgraded version of the iPhone 5S that retains the 4-inch display size for diehard fans of the model— we want to find out if you plan on upgrading when the new device launches. That’s the question we ask in today’s poll, in addition to what device you’re upgrading from (or downgrading, depending on how you look at it). 

There are a few things to consider unlike usual Apple and iPhone product launches. It looks like the iPhone 5se, as we previously reported is the current plan for the device’s moniker, will break up Apple’s usual fall release schedule with a mid-year iPhone refresh. It will also be unusual in that Apple is releasing an upgraded model of an already aging iPhone, the iPhone 5S. The thought is that the model will cater specifically to diehard fans of the smaller 4-inch display that was last included in a flagship model with the iPhone 5S. It will also get the usual upgraded internals— new processors, cameras on par with the iPhone 6, NFC, upgraded Bluetooth, Wi-Fi chips, etc— and color options that resemble Apple’s current iPhone 6s lineup. 

But apart from the 4-inch display, will the upgrades that the 5se packs in be enough for you to upgrade from your current 4-inch iPhone, or perhaps even make the switch from a larger iPhone model?

And will it matter that Apple isn’t planning to make the iPhone 5se part of its most advanced, top of the line iPhone lineup— Apple is planning a design that is said to closer resemble the old 5S than the newer, rounder design of the current iPhones apart from cover glass with more modern curved edges. And adding to that, it might not exactly be the most desirable or freshest design for an iPhone around, especially by the time the iPhone 7 inevitably drops sometime later this year in the fall. Also keep in mind, as we noted in our original report, that Apple plans to discontinue the current 5s with the 5se available around the same price points. 

Apple is currently planning on using its March Apple Watch 2 and iPad Air 3 press event to also introduce the new iPhone 5se and likely announce shipping and availability details.

So are you planning on upgrading to the iPhone 5se? And will you be upgrading from the 4-inch iPhone you’re currently using? Switching from a larger iPhone now that Apple has a new 4-inch model? Or holding off to see what iPhone 7 has to offer?


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: 4-inch, event, iPhone 5se, March, pricing, release date, Shipping, specs

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Jordan Kahn

February 2nd

Apple

Mac

Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation game for iPhone/iPad arrives ahead of movie release

With the latest installment in the Mission Impossible series set for a theatrical release later this month on July 31st, an official iPhone and iPad game for the movie has just launched on the App Store.


Developed by Glu, the action/adventure game bears the same name as the film, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and offers a number of free-to-play levels set in locations from the movie. The gameplay, a mix of first- and third-person action scenes that for the most part put you behind a firearm of some sort, seems to take a lot after other popular Glu developed titles such as Contract Killer.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Join the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) to infiltrate secure locations and eliminate high-profile targets, perform lethal strikes and confront the Syndicate. Travel across the globe to exotic locations like Morocco, London, and Vienna to collect intelligence and take on enemy threats. Choose among story, heavy gun, gauss rifle, repeatable, and stealth missions to accomplish your goal of eliminating the Syndicate once and for all. Join other players to build an agency, complete missions and earn team rewards. Communicate with fellow IMF agents through chat to share tips and tricks. This message will self-destruct…

The game is free to download and play, but it offers a number of paid in-app purchases for in-game items. You’ll need network connection to play, and you’ll also find some ads in this free app. The game will run on most of your iOS devices, but the 4th-gen iPod touch isn’t welcome. 

Here’s a look at the game on iPad:

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Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation is available for free on the App Store now.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: FPS, glu, iPad, iPhone, July 31, mission impossible, release date, rogue nation, stunt, Tom Cruise, video

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Jordan Kahn

July 17th

Apple

Mac

Apple Watch release date for New Zealand scheduled for July 31st

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After its initial launch in nine countries in April, followed by seven more late last month and a handful of other countries launching later this week, Apple Watch will arrive for customers in New Zealand for the first time on July 31st. Apple has quietly made the announcement on an updated product page within its Apple Store iOS app, as pictured above.

The launch in New Zealand will follow a few countries going live later this week on July 17th, including the Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand. The latest Apple Watch launch saw the device released in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan last month, while the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan had access to the device at launch back in April.

Apple hasn’t made an official announcement for what will be the fourth wave of Apple Watch launch countries, and it’s unclear at this point if others will join New Zealand on the 31st (but we’re on the lookout for others).

Customers in New Zealand will be able to purchase Apple Watch starting 7:01am local time on July 31. 


Filed under: Apple Watch Tagged: Apple Store, Apple watch, July 31, launch, New Zealand, online, release date, retail

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July 15th

Apple

Mac

Windows 10 Is Coming This Summer

Thought Windows 10 wouldn't arrive till October? Think again. You won't have long to wait to get rid of 8—because the operating system you deserve is coming this summer instead.

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Sean Hollister

March 18th

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