iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:33:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff iFixit Is Trying to Drown an iPhone XS Max in 2 Meters of Beer https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/ifixit-is-trying-to-drown-an-iphone-xs-max-in-2-meters-of-beer/83812/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:25:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83812 Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max flagships are the company’s first handsets to sport an IP68 dust- and water-resistance rating. During the company’s Gather Round keynote last week, Apple’s Phil Schiller even detailed the various liquids that Apple tested its new waterproofing measures against. “And the team tested in many different liquids, in chlorinated water, […]
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How Small and Large Companies Efficiently Manage Their Apple Devices at Low Costs https://www.idropnews.com/social/how-small-and-large-companies-efficiently-manage-their-apple-devices-at-low-costs/83763/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:19:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83763 Running a business of any size isn’t easy. That’s why the last thing you need is to worry about managing all of the technology that allows business to happen. Enter Jamf Now. It’s an excellent solution for businesses, firms and other entities to manage a fleet of Apple devices quickly, easily and simply. But how […]
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Survey Says Half of Americans Are Excited By Apple’s New iPhones https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/survey-says-half-of-americans-are-excited-by-apples-new-iphones/83755/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:18:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83755&preview=true&preview_id=83755 The results of a Harris poll which sought to measure consumer response to this year’s iPhone launch have been published, and reveal a number of interesting statistics about how the American public is reacting to Apple’s iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR. The survey culminated in a poll comprising responses from 1,001 adult participants, […]
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AirPower Is Still Missing, But New Clues Hint That It’s Not Dead https://www.idropnews.com/news/airpower-is-still-missing-but-new-clues-hint-that-its-not-dead/83770/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:57:16 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83770&preview=true&preview_id=83770 It’s been more than a year since AirPower was first announced, and the wireless charging accessory is still MIA. 
But there have been some recently discovered clues that hint that AirPower is still on the way. AirPower actually gets a shoutout in the new manuals that come with Apple’s recently launched iPhone XS and iPhone […]
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Last Minute Logistical Issues Delay Some Launch Day iPhone Orders https://www.idropnews.com/news/last-minute-logistical-issues-delay-some-launch-day-iphone-orders/83769/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:46:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83769&preview=true&preview_id=83769 Apple may be running into issues getting iPhone XS and XS Max devices into the hands of customers on time, according to a new report. The Cupertino tech giant sent an email advising some customers that their orders won’t be ready for pickup during their original check-in times. The email cites “last minute logistical issues,” […]
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Does the iPhone XS Max Have a Widespread Display Problem? Probably Not https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/does-the-iphone-xs-max-have-a-widespread-display-problem-probably-not/83768/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 19:24:56 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83768&preview=true&preview_id=83768 Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max are officially launching today. But for some early adopters, their launch experience isn’t going as expected. Reportedly, a small number of users are receiving iPhone XS Max devices with faulty or seemingly damaged displays. We have only seen a couple of reports thus far, but it’s still fairly early […]
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This Drop Test Pits the iPhone X Against the iPhone XS, XS Max https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/this-drop-test-pits-the-iphone-x-against-the-iphone-xs-xs-max/83754/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:53:21 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83754&preview=true&preview_id=83754 Today marks the official retail launch of Apple’s latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max flagships. And while early adopters patiently await the delivery of their brand-new handsets, it appears that a few have already made their debut in a new hands-on drop test. As portrayed in the following video, which was published by YouTube […]
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Everything We Know About Apple’s Upcoming 12.9″ and 11″ iPad Pros https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/ipad-rumors/everything-we-know-about-apples-upcoming-12-9-and-11-ipad-pros/82280/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:01:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=82280 New iPad Pros are coming. But you shouldn’t just expect incremental changes this year. By most of the current and most reputable rumors, the iPad Pro lineup is getting the “modern iPhone (iPad)” treatment. Here’s everything you need to know. ✓ New iPad Pro Specs and Features The 2018 iPad Pro lineup will be a significant update to […]
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Amazon Just Announced These Next-Gen Alexa-Powered Smart Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/amazon-just-announced-these-next-gen-alexa-powered-smart-devices/83699/ Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:05:47 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83699 Amazon on Thursday held its annual hardware-centric event, where the e-commerce giant showcased its sprawling array of next-generation Echo devices, new Echo-connected speakers, Alexa-powered devices (including a new Amazon-branded Smart Microwave) and other new products. Continue reading to see some Amazon’s greatest new  devices for 2018 and beyond.
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Apple Made FaceTime Worse with This One Change in iOS 12 https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/apple-made-facetime-worse-with-this-one-change-in-ios-12/83689/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 23:10:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83689 iOS 12 included a plethora of changes and FaceTime was no exception. New AR camera capabilities were introduced (which allow people to replace their faces with custom Memojis; not exactly a monumental change, but a fun one if you ever get bored in the video chat), as well as a more minimalistic layout. Though, not […]
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Shop for New iPhone XS Max Cases https://www.idropnews.com/social/shop-for-new-iphone-xs-max-cases/83690/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 21:37:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83690 Shopping for new a iPhone XS Max case? Look over the XS Max cases below and find the case that works best for you.
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iPhone XS Teardown Shows New Battery, Increased Water-Resistance https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-xs-teardown-shows-new-battery-increased-water-resistance/83680/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:59:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83680 An early teardown of this year’s iPhone XS shows that Apple has made few changes to the device’s internal setup. The teardown, carried out by FixjeiPhone, reveals that Apple has largely reused the internal design of last year’s iPhone X flagship in its 5.8-inch 2018 handset. If you look at the internals in last year’s […]
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Why the New Apple Watch Faces Are Much Cooler Than You’d Expect https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/why-the-new-apple-watch-faces-are-much-cooler-than-youd-expect/83664/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:11:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83664 The Apple Watch Series 4 and watchOS 5 come packed with slick new watch faces that are equally beautiful and hypnotic. On the surface, these new Fire, Water, Liquid Metal and Vapor faces are just plain cool. But when you find out how they were made, you get a much deeper appreciation for Apple’s extreme […]
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iPhone XR Has the Same Pixel Density as iPhone 4 — But Does It Matter? https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-xr-has-the-same-pixel-density-as-iphone-4-but-does-it-matter/83651/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:34:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83651 The upcoming iPhone XR has the exact same pixel density as the iPhone 4, as a popular YouTuber recently pointed out. Unbox Therapy made the comparison in a new video published on Wednesday (see it below). And to be fair, the channel’s head — Lew — isn’t wrong about the screen specifications on both devices. […]
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iOS 12.1 Public Beta Officially Released with Group FaceTime https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/ios-12-1-public-beta-officially-released-with-group-facetime/83638/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:38:27 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83638 Apple on Thursday seeded the first public beta version of iOS 12.1 a couple days after releasing the developer beta counterpart. Currently, there’s very little information about the new beta software or what it contains. Apple hasn’t published any release notes for or known issues present in iOS 12.1. On the other hand, iOS 12.1 […]
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First iPhone XS, XS Max and Watch S4 Orders Ship to Customers https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/first-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-watch-s4-orders-ship-to-customers/83629/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:14:03 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83629 Following an issue which has since been confirmed to be the result of an internal error, some early buyers were updated on Thursday morning that their iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 orders have officially been shipped out. The first batch of deliveries expected to arrive on doorsteps Friday, September 21.  […]
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This Watch Company Is Producing Top Quality Watches at Affordable Prices https://www.idropnews.com/social/this-watch-company-is-producing-top-quality-watches-at-affordable-prices/83620/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:45:30 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83620 If you’ve ever shopped for a high-quality watch, you know how expensive a luxury timepiece can be. That’s exactly the frustrating situation that inspired three college friends from San Diego, California to create Vincero Watches four years ago. With a mission to deliver affordable, luxurious watches in a market where single watches often cost in […]
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New iPad Pro with USB-C Likely to Support 4K External Displays https://www.idropnews.com/rumors/ipad-rumors/new-ipad-pro-with-usb-c-likely-to-support-4k-external-displays/83592/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 22:27:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83592 More evidence is surfacing which suggests that upcoming iPad Pro models could make the switch to USB-C. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who has been exploring the recently unveiled iOS 12.1 beta, tweeted on Wednesday about a discovery he made in the iOS Xcode Simulator. Specifically, the iOS 12.1 developer beta appears to add support for visualized […]
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Why Are Fewer People Installing iOS 12 Than iOS 11? https://www.idropnews.com/ios-12/why-are-fewer-people-installing-ios-12-than-ios-11/83596/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:42:46 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83596 Apple’s newly launched iOS 12 operating system may be seeing a slower adoption rate than past updates to the mobile platform. Just about 48 hours after iOS 12 launched, only about 10 percent of devices have it installed, according to data collected by analytics firm Mixpanel. Comparatively, iOS 11 reached that milestone after about 24 […]
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Official iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Battery and RAM Details Revealed https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/official-iphone-xs-xs-max-xr-battery-and-ram-details-revealed/83557/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:15:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83557 Chinese regulatory filings which were submitted recently with the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, have revealed a number of key and previously-unknown details about Apple’s latest iPhone XS and XR models, including numerical battery and RAM memory values. iPhone XS Battery mAh  The filings, which were first uncovered by Chinese blog MyDrivers, interestingly reveal […]
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See Apple Watch Series 4’s New Packaging, Free Protective Case https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-watch-news/see-apple-watch-series-4s-new-packaging-free-protective-case/83539/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:43:37 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83539&preview=true&preview_id=83539 The Apple Watch Series 4 launches to the general public on Friday. But units are already being sent out to early reviewers. One of those units was sent to popular YouTuber Justine Ezarik, also known as iJustine. iJustine published her unboxing and review video of the new Apple wearable on Wednesday. And it offers us […]
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iPhone XR Proves More Popular Than Expected, Apple Boosts Orders 50% https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/iphone-xr-proves-more-popular-than-expected-apple-boosts-orders-50/83538/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:17:13 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com?p=83538&preview=true&preview_id=83538 Apple is ramping up shipments of its iPhone XR handset ahead of the device’s October launch, according to a new report. Shipments of the upcoming mid-range smartphone, which is launching later than its OLED counterparts, are expected to ramp up to 20 million units in October, Apple supply chain sources told DigiTimes. More than that, […]
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Beware Some iPhone X Cases Might Not Fit iPhone XS https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/beware-some-iphone-x-cases-might-not-fit-iphone-xs/83529/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:32:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=83529 While Apple’s second-generation iPhone XS is mostly indistinguishable from its predecessor, the 5.8-inch iPhone X, a recent hands-on assessment of the models placed side-by-side actually revealed some minor design updates which may bode unfavorably for those who were hoping to use an iPhone X case to protect their iPhone XS, or vice versa.  And that’s […]
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Best Tips for Improving iPhone Battery Life and Saving Energy https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone/best-tips-for-improving-iphone-battery-life-and-saving-energy/82112/ Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:17:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=82112 Lowering energy use is great for the environment, can help your devices live longer, and help your battery power last. It may even save you money on your electricity bill! That’s a lot to love, but we’re not always great at monitoring the energy that our everyday tech uses. For big Apple fans like us […]
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