News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com Apple News, How Tos and Culture. Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:00:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.6 https://cdn.idropnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/27140754/cropped-iDrop-fav1-80x80.png News – iDrop News https://www.idropnews.com 32 32 007aff Sorry, iOS 13 Won’t Be Coming to These iPhone and iPad Models https://www.idropnews.com/news/sorry-ios-13-wont-be-coming-to-these-iphone-and-ipad-models/116714/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:00:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=116714 iOS 13 is officially dropping on September 19th, and it’s filled with welcome features, including a brand new dark mode and a special iPad version called iPadOS. But as with all big Apple updates, a new iOS means that some devices will be left behind, no longer able to upgrade their operating systems.  This phase-out is largely […]
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This Is Undoubtedly the Biggest Benefit of Owning Apple Devices https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-is-undoubtedly-the-biggest-benefit-of-owning-apple-devices/116569/ Sat, 14 Sep 2019 15:00:06 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=116569 People choose Apple products for a variety of reasons, from privacy expectations to the clean and minimal aesthetic of the ecosystem. But by far one of the best parts about the Apple ecosystem is not how fast the devices are or how easy they are to use. It’s the way that each product in the […]
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This Retailer Is Already Discounting Apple’s Brand New 10.2-inch iPad https://www.idropnews.com/news/this-retailer-is-already-discounting-apples-brand-new-10-2-inch-ipad/117528/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:24:34 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117528 Apple’s new 10.2-inch iPad isn’t even out yet, but you can already save some money on the upcoming tablet through Amazon. The 10.2-inch iPad is currently available for preorder on the retail site. Notably, the larger 128GB Wi-Fi only model is actually currently priced at $399.99 — $29 off the typical price. (If you want […]
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Everyone Underestimated the iPhone That ‘Saved’ Apple https://www.idropnews.com/news/everyone-underestimated-the-iphone-that-saved-apple/117514/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:53:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117514 It’s pretty clear that the iPhone XR was Apple’s best-selling smartphone last year. But one marketing firm has gone so far as to claim that the device “saved” the Cupertino tech giant. The firm, Awin, isn’t actively affiliated with Apple, nor does it even sell smartphones. Instead, the firm is a global affiliate marketing network […]
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You Can Now Get 3% Cash Back Using Your Apple Card at These Retailers https://www.idropnews.com/news/you-can-now-get-3-cash-back-using-your-apple-card-at-these-retailers/117508/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:18:49 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117508 The Apple Card sports some innovative features, although its cash back rates are thoroughly average (depending on if you use Apple Pay or not). But the Cupertino tech giant is apparently looking for partners to change that. Since launch, Apple has added a slew of new companies to its 3 percent cash back roster. Here’s […]
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It Might Already Be Too Late to Get an iPhone 11 on Launch Day via Preorder https://www.idropnews.com/news/it-might-already-be-too-late-to-get-an-iphone-11-on-launch-day-via-preorder/117494/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 19:29:54 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117494 It’s preorder day for Apple’s 2019 slate of iPhones, and the Cupertino tech giant is already starting to run out of certain storage and color configurations. Preorders began at 5 a.m. Pacific Time this morning. And as you might expect, it only took about an hour for estimated shipping dates to slip beyond launch day […]
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Apple Card Faces Serious Competition from the Best Credit Cards of 2019 https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-card-faces-serious-competition-from-the-best-credit-cards-of-2019/117363/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:26:36 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117363 The Apple Card is the talk of the town in the credit card and technology markets — and for good reason. It’s cool, secure and comes with a variety of clever features that you won’t find in more traditional credit cards. Of course, the Apple Card isn’t necessarily the best credit card on the market. […]
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You’ll Now Get a Grace Period If Your App Store Subscription Renewal Fails https://www.idropnews.com/news/youll-now-get-a-grace-period-if-your-app-store-subscription-renewal-fails/117401/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:27:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117401 Along with other new App Store Guidelines, it looks like Apple has introduced a new policy that will give App Store users a period of grace before their subscriptions are cancelled in the event that renewal payments fail. Up until now, if you had an in-app subscription that was set to automatically renew and the […]
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Here’s What the iPhone 11’s Night Mode Actually Looks Like https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-what-the-iphone-11s-night-mode-actually-looks-like/117391/ Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:33:15 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117391 Although preorders for Apple’s new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models have just begun, and the devices aren’t yet available to us mere mortals, this hasn’t stopped at least one person from getting her hands on one and sharing some initial examples of how well the new Night Mode holds up in the real […]
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T-Mobile Offers 50% off a New iPhone 11 (Even for Current Subscribers) https://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/t-mobile-offers-50-off-a-new-iphone-11-even-for-current-subscribers/117339/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 21:05:07 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117339 Carrier promotional offers for new smartphones are pretty typical. But in the wake of this year’s iPhone 11 announcement, T-Mobile is doing something a bit different. Most of the time, new smartphone deals require that you switch from another carrier or add a new line to your account. But, as it has done in the […]
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Apple Quietly Made Huge Changes to AppleCare+ and How You Pay for It https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-quietly-made-huge-changes-to-applecare-and-how-you-pay-for-it/117327/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:24:17 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117327 Have you ever wished that you could get AppleCare+ coverage on your devices indefinitely? Thanks to a recent change on Apple’s part, now you can. But that’s not all. Apple has quietly added the option to pay for an AppleCare+ extended warranty on iOS and Apple Watch devices monthly until you cancel the plan or […]
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New Benchmarks Show iPhone 11 Is the Fastest Smartphone on the Market https://www.idropnews.com/news/new-benchmarks-show-iphone-11-is-the-fastest-smartphone-on-the-market/117305/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:39:52 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117305 Apple says its A13 Bionic is the fastest smartphone chip on the market. Now, early benchmark testing appears to be backing up that claim. The alleged Geekbench 4 scores, which were published yesterday, show significant improvement over past models and Android competitors. But they also add a fair bit of confusion to the RAM situation […]
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Starting Next Year, All Kids Apps Will Have to Follow These Rules https://www.idropnews.com/news/starting-next-year-all-kids-apps-will-have-to-follow-these-rules/117255/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:20:32 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117255 With Apple’s major fall event behind us, and iOS 13 scheduled to land next week, Apple has made some changes to its App Store Review Guidelines clarifying its policies on advertising and data collection in children’s apps, softening the stance that some worried could have been a more draconian approach, and insisting that it will […]
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Apple Releases watchOS 6 GM to Developers with New Meridian, Nike Watch Faces https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-releases-watchos-6-gm-to-developers-with-new-meridian-nike-watch-faces/117233/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:39:51 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117233 Although it’s been a weird release cycle for iOS (and iPadOS) this year, with most beta testers already running iOS 13.1 ahead of next week’s iOS 13.0 release, Apple’s other mobile operating systems — watchOS and tvOS — appear to be more on track for a traditional rollout. Although watchOS 6 was conspicuously missing from Apple’s public […]
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Should You Buy the New 10.2-inch iPad? Here Are 10+ Ways It Compares to the Rest of the iPad Lineup https://www.idropnews.com/news/should-you-buy-the-new-102-inch-ipad-heres-how-it-compares-to-the-rest-of-the-ipad-family/117215/ Thu, 12 Sep 2019 16:09:59 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117215 This week’s announcement of a new 10.2-inch seventh-generation iPad made it clear that Apple now has three distinct tiers in the iPad lineup: The standard base iPad model, the mid-level iPad Air, and the flagship iPad Pro. There’s also the iPad mini, of course, but this is really in the same tier as the iPad […]
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iPhone 11 Devices to Gain Massive LTE, Wi-Fi Speed Boosts over iPhone XS https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-11-devices-to-gain-massive-lte-wi-fi-speed-boosts-over-iphone-xs/117137/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 23:34:20 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117137 The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will feature “faster gigabit-class LTE” performance and Wi-Fi 6, according to Apple. But just how much faster will the new iPhones be? Since the device isn’t in consumer or critical hands quite yet, we don’t know for certain – but there are promising signs […]
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Apple Hid This Clever Easter Egg (and Dig at Windows) in Its Keynote Video https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-hid-this-clever-easter-egg-and-dig-at-windows-in-its-keynote-video/117178/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 22:30:14 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117178 Apple snuck a clever Easter egg into one of its YouTube videos for “hard core Apple fans” to find. But if it wasn’t for one Reddit user, the message may have gone undiscovered. The Easter egg itself is a hidden message in Apple’s “Apple Event in a flash” YouTube video. It’s essentially a supercut of […]
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HomePod Ambient Sounds, Handoff, Live Radio and More New Features Coming Soon https://www.idropnews.com/news/homepod-ambient-sounds-handoff-live-radio-and-more-new-features-coming-soon/117110/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 20:13:57 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117110 While the HomePod didn’t get any stage time during Apple’s iPhone event, Apple revealed some new features and release dates for previously announced ones this week. For one, HomePod users will soon be able to tune to more than 100,000 live radio stations just by asking Siri. Apple first announced this feature back at WWDC […]
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Is ‘Pet Portrait Mode’ Actually a New iPhone 11 Feature? Yes (and No) https://www.idropnews.com/news/is-pet-portrait-mode-actually-a-new-iphone-11-feature-yes-and-no/117097/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:29:25 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117097 Apple says the iPhone 11 can now take Portrait Mode pictures of your favorite four-legged friends. But “Pet Portrait Mode” isn’t actually a new feature, and there appears to be some confusion around that fact. Portrait Mode has long been able to detect pets and objects. If you own an iPhone X, XS or XS […]
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Apple TV+ Is Launching Nov. 1 – Here’s Everything You’ll Get for Only $4.99 Per Month https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-tv-coming-nov-1-at-499month-for-the-whole-family-and-youll-be-able-to-watch-shows-in-a-web-browser/117056/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:07:35 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117056 Amidst all of the exciting hardware announcements at yesterday’s big Apple event, the company also provided a launch date and pricing for its new Apple TV+ service, plus a highlight of what will be coming when it launches. Contrary to earlier rumors that had suggested that pricing would be in line with Apple Music and […]
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Here’s Everything That Won’t Be Coming Until iOS 13.2 https://www.idropnews.com/news/heres-everything-that-wont-be-coming-until-ios-132/117039/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:12:38 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117039 Maybe it’s just something about the number 13, but it’s shaping up to be a strange year for iOS releases. First there was Apple’s decision to split out the iPad version of the operating system from the iPhone and iPod touch versions, dubbing it “iPadOS” — a reasonable choice considering how far the tablet has been […]
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Should You Buy the Apple Watch Series 5? Here’s What Has Changed from the Series 4 https://www.idropnews.com/news/should-you-upgrade-to-the-apple-watch-series-5-heres-everything-thats-changed-from-the-series-4/117032/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 14:23:05 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=117032 Amidst a big day for new product releases that saw the debut of Apple’s iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone maker also debuted its latest wearable, the Apple Watch Series 5, an interesting albeit incremental update to its extremely popular smart watch. Is this latest update enough to justify an upgrade? Now that […]
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7 Things Apple Missed at Its 2019 iPhone Keynote https://www.idropnews.com/news/7-things-apple-missed-at-its-2019-iphone-keynote/116979/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 22:14:02 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=116979 Apple’s 2019 September keynote was jam-packed with announcements, from updates on Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ to the unveiling of this year’s iPhone 11 Pro models. But despite the wealth of content at the fall iPhone event, there were still a handful of announcements and devices we expected but didn’t see at the keynote. Continue […]
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Apple Event Recap in Photos: Here’s What You Missed https://www.idropnews.com/news/apple-event-recap-in-photos-heres-what-you-missed/116939/ Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:35:45 +0000 https://www.idropnews.com/?p=116939 Apple’s most anticipated keynote event of the year has just wrapped up, and in its wake we’ve been left with quite a few exciting innovations to cover. In case you missed the keynote, we’ve dialed-in a few of the most important moments ranging from the latest iPad, to the Apple Watch Series 5, to the […]
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