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WWDC 2019 Nears, so Here’s my iOS 13 Wish List

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 21:07

WWDC 2019 is 11 days away, with the big keynote taking place on June 3. Andrew shares his iOS 13 wish list.

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How Badly Will Apple Be Affected by a Total Ban in China?

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:40
The Latest on Market Volatility, Apple, Chip Stocks, and More(Continued from Prior Part)Goldman Sachs says a ban in China would cause Apple’s profit to fall ~30%Apple’s (AAPL) revenue from the Greater China region has plummeted in the last

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Registers New iPhone Models

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:15
Leading the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of upcoming 2019 iPhone models. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Thursday.2019 iPhone: New information may point to the number of 2019 iPhone models, reports, MacRumors. The new models show up in registration documents for the Eurasian Economic Commission. The document lists 11 new iPhone models. They are "A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223". These are likely the new iPhone devices that will be coming out later this year. There will likely be three versions, with various different model types.OLED Screens: A new rumor says that Samsung is going to be supply Apple with more OLED screens, AppleInsider notes. The rumor claims that Samsung will supply OLED screens for a new version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It doesn't just stop there. This rumor also asserts that Samsung will also be providing AAPL with OLED screens for use in new versions of the iPad Pro.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsChina Trade War: Changes are underway as the trade war between the U.S. and China heats up, reports 9to5Mac. Recent rumors are claiming that production of some Apple devices are going to be moving outside of China as early as next month. The rumor says that these will be AAPL devices that are made by Pegatron. This will have it making new MacBook and iPad devices in Indonesia.Check out more recent Apple Rumors or Subscribe to Apple Rumors : RSS As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Compare Brokers The post Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Registers New iPhone Models appeared first on InvestorPlace.

Amazon's First Possible Wearable Wants to Know How You Feel

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:15
It sounds more sophisticated than the mood rings of yore.

New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to Benchmark

MacRumors - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:13
The new high-end 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro that was announced on Tuesday offers significant performance improvements over the previous high-end 6-core MacBook Pro from 2018, according to new benchmarks.

In a Geekbench benchmark uploaded this morning, the new MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core i9 chip earned a single-core score of 5879 and a multi-core score of 29184.


Comparatively, the high-end 2018 MacBook Pro has earned an average single-core score of 5348 and a multi-core score of 22620. Single-core speeds are up almost 10 percent, while multi-core scores are up an impressive 29 percent.

Apple has said that the new 8-core MacBook Pro can offer up to 40 percent faster performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, and two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro.

The higher-end stock MacBook Pro features a 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, which can be upgraded to a 2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor for $200, which is the version that's been benchmarked.

Apple's entry-level 15-inch machine features a 6-core 9th-generation processor, while all of the 13-inch MacBook Pro machines use quad-core 8th-generation processors.

The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered from the online Apple Store and will be in retail stores later this week or early next week.

Related Roundup: MacBook ProBuyer's Guide: MacBook Pro (Buy Now)
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Leaked Email Shows Tesla Q2 2019 to Beat Q4 Record

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:12

An internal email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk shows that the company will beat its Q4 2018 record of 90,700 vehicles sold.

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Apple's latest patent hints at iPhone 12 feature

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 20:05
Even more evidence hinting at a big Touch ID comeback for Apple's future iPhones, the latest iPhone 11 leak -- and what's different about Apple's newest MacBook Pros?

Play Date is a Handheld Game Console With a Hand Crank

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:37

Panic has made iOS and Mac software for over 20 years, like Coda, Transmit, and Prompt. They’re also the creators of the popular Firewatch game. Now they’ve decided to get into hardware with Play Date. To summarize it, Play Date is a black and white Gameboy with a hand crank and a game subscription. There aren’t a lot of details yet, but it sounds like the hand crank acts as a controller, rather than as a way to power the device. The console will cost US$149, ship in early 2020, and come with 12 games as part of “Season One” that will be included.

The games will be delivered over-the-air, once a week for 12 weeks, and they’ll be a surprise: when the new game light flashes, you’ll never know what you’re about to play. Panic recruited some of the world’s best game designers — some well known; others under the radar — to make games exclusively for our system.”

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71% of Students Prefer Mac to PC

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:33

71% of students use or would prefer to use a Mac over a PC according to a new survey, but price is an issue.

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Dow skids triple digits as investors brace for a protracted U.S.-China trade standoff

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:26
U.S. stocks tumble Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.7%, amid signs that trade tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating.

Managing iCloud Passwords, Photo Editing – TMO Daily Observations 2019-05-23

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:18

Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss managing passwords in the Keychain utility, and some tips for editing photos.

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Apple Stock Depends More Than Ever on Services

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:11
With iPhone sales sagging, Apple’s standout business in recent quarters has been services. And therein lies both opportunity—and risk.

Facebook Banned Over 2 Million Fake Accounts in Q1 2019

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 19:08

Facebook banned 2.19 billion fake accounts in the first quarter of 2019 – that is the equivalent of its entire existing userbase.

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Building a health-tracking wearable would be a no-brainer for Amazon

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:58
Amazon is getting into the health-tracking wearables space, according to a new report. It would help Amazon learn more about customers, and potentially corner the market on a demographic of older, sicker users that mirrors the aging American population. Amazon is reportedly considering a health-tracking wearable — and a lot of people in the health industry think it makes perfect sense.

Qualcomm's Legal Troubles Return With a Vengeance

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:52
The FTC just hit mobile chipmaker Qualcomm’s profit engine with a sledgehammer. Here's why it matters.

American Elements CEO on how trade tensions are impacting rare earth metals

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:38
American Elements CEO Michael Silver joins CNBC's "Squawk Alley" team to discuss trade tensions and the rare earth market both in the U.S. and in China.

Purchase intent for Apple's iPhones in China reaches 'lowest level ever,' says UBS

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:27
UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri wrote Thursday that purchase intent for Apple Inc.'s looks to be stabilizing in most of the world, except for in China. His firm's survey of smartphone owners found that only 17% of Chinese respondents plan to purchase an iPhone in the next 12 months, compared with 22% when the survey was last conducted in October. "The survey has been directionally accurate in predicting demand for the next 12 months," Arcuri wrote. He said that Apple's China numbers face easier comparisons going forward but are still high in the next six months. "We do think a nationalistic movement - similar to the one we saw at the time of the arrest of Huawei's CFO in November - seems quite probable and would impact iPhone sales," Arcuri wrote of trade tensions between the U.S. and China. He cut his price target to $225 from $235 but maintained a buy rating on shares, which are off 2.4% in Thursday's session. Apple's stock has gained 13% so far this year, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen almost 9%.

Amazon Developing Device that Can Read Human Emotions

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:23

Amazon is working on a device designed to read human emotions, Bloomberg News reported.  The product is being developed by the people that brought us the Fire phone and Echo smart speaker, as well as the team behind the Alexa voice software.

Designed to work with a smartphone app, the device has microphones paired with software that can discern the wearer’s emotional state from the sound of his or her voice, according to the documents and a person familiar with the program. Eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others, the documents show. It’s unclear how far along the project is, or if it will ever become a commercial device. Amazon gives teams wide latitude to experiment with products, some of which will never come to market

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Apple Could See iPhone ‘Demand Destruction’ in China, Analyst Says

Yahoo Finance, AAPL - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:14
(AAPL) stock (ticker: AAPL) is feeling heat this morning from growing concerns about the company’s ability to return to top-line growth amid growing trade tensions with China. (UBS) analyst Tim Arcuri reports in a research note this morning that a survey of 8,000 smartphone users across six continents found lengthening smartphone upgrade cycles, in particular in the U.S. and the U.K. Arcuri doesn’t directly address why people are holding on to their phones longer, but it isn’t hard to guess. The UBS survey found iPhone purchase intentions stabilizing.

2019 iPhone Model Numbers Found in Eurasian Economic Commission Listings

The MacObserver - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 18:11

Model numbers for what are assumed to be the 2019 iPhones have appeared in Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory documents.

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