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There's new iPhone 8 news, and some of it's not suuuuper great.
First bit of not great news: Reliable tech blogs Mac Otakara and the Royal Bank of Canada report that there's most likely going to be a delay in the release time. Mac Otakara says the phone won't ship until the first quarter of fiscal 2018, which would mean October to November.

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“Based on incremental supply chain data points that suggest a more pronounced OLED iPhone delay…we think the flagship device may not see initial shipments until October with volume shipments not occurring until the November/December timeframe,” said Royal Bank of Canada analyst Amit Daryanani.
Another bummer: It looks like the white color will no longer be an option. Womp wah.
Finally, the blogs report that the Touch ID feature is most likely cancelled, because it won't be on the power button and the chance of its inclusion in-screen is slim. It's possible/rumored that the T..

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Ars Technica
When sextortion suspect refused to unlock her iPhone, the FBI stepped in
Ars Technica
According to a recent court filing, which was provided to Ars by the Miami Herald, the FBI offered to cover Florida's costs to pay Cellebrite, a well-known Israeli digital forensics firm, to extract data off of one of the suspects' iPhone 6. The …

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Rick Broida

July 29, 2017 8:00 AM PDT

@cheapskateblog

Chrome's synchronized tab history is a great asset for desktop Chrome users.
Yesterday my how-to cohort Matt Elliott extolled the virtues of Firefox for iOS, citing it as his preferred mobile browser. The big draw, at least for him? Firefox's screen-dimming Night Mode.
Um, yeah, cool — but I can dim my iPhone's screen pretty easily myself, and not just for browsing.
Me, I'm a mobile-Chrome man; it's long been my preferred browser on the iPhone. Here's why:
It dovetails with my desktopChrome is my daily driver, the browser I use on my laptop. Consequently, it's home to all my bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and so on. Those are invaluable items to keep synced with my mobile browser, and Chrome syncs them all.

I particularly like Chrome's Recent Tabs option, which is great when I have to step away from my laptop and want to quickly access a tab I was viewing th..

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Phones

by

Rick Broida

July 29, 2017 8:00 AM PDT

@cheapskateblog

Chrome's synchronized tab history is a great asset for desktop Chrome users.
Yesterday my how-to cohort Matt Elliott extolled the virtues of Firefox for iOS, citing it as his preferred mobile browser. The big draw, at least for him? Firefox's screen-dimming Night Mode.
Um, yeah, cool — but I can dim my iPhone's screen pretty easily myself, and not just for browsing.
Me, I'm a mobile-Chrome man; it's long been my preferred browser on the iPhone. Here's why:
It dovetails with my desktopChrome is my daily driver, the browser I use on my laptop. Consequently, it's home to all my bookmarks, browsing history, passwords and so on. Those are invaluable items to keep synced with my mobile browser, and Chrome syncs them all.

I particularly like Chrome's Recent Tabs option, which is great when I have to step away from my laptop and want to quickly access a tab I was viewing th..

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This week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod nano & shuffle, iPhone 8 leaks continue, & all-new betas

– Jul. 29th 2017 7:42 am PT

@ChanceHMiller

In this week’s top stories: Apple discontinues the iPod nano and iPod shuffle, new beta releases, and iPhone 8 leaks and speculation continue. Also this week, we received new details about Apple Park, Trump made a promise for U.S. Apple factories, and more. Read on for the full roundup…

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Apple opened the week with new iOS 11, tvOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and watchOS 4 betas. iOS 11 beta 4 included changes such as notification updates, tweaked icons, and more. Jeff went hands-on with 20+ changes in the newest beta, highlighting those features and more.

iPhone 8 leaks also continued this week, primarily related to how Apple will handle the sensor “notch” cutout along the top. An alleged iPhone 8 packaging insert offered a look at the cutout, while the latest renders showed ..

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Rumors about wireless charging coming to Apple's upcoming iPhones
were thrown into the limelight again this week when
Slashleaks posted an alleged photo of a wireless charging
module designed for the “iPhone 8.”

Wireless charging would be a new feature for Apple's iPhone, and
it's certainly futuristic. It's charging… without a wired
connection. Except, there is a wired connection for the
wireless charging dock to get the power in the first place.

Wireless charging is only an OK feature to have. The only problem
it solves is fumbling around the floor for a charging cable.
Sure, it's nice to simply place your phone on a wireless charging
dock or pad on your nightstand so it charges overnight, or while
you're at work so your phone's battery is continuously topped up.
Otherwise, wireless charging has proven to be slower than wired
charging in most phones. And because wireless charging requires
your phone to stay in contact with a wirel..

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Rumors about wireless charging coming to Apple's upcoming iPhones
were thrown into the limelight again this week when
Slashleaks posted an alleged photo of a wireless charging
module designed for the “iPhone 8.”

Wireless charging would be a new feature for Apple's iPhone, and
it's certainly futuristic. It's charging… without a wired
connection. Except, there is a wired connection for the
wireless charging dock to get the power in the first place.

Wireless charging is only an OK feature to have. The only problem
it solves is fumbling around the floor for a charging cable.
Sure, it's nice to simply place your phone on a wireless charging
dock or pad on your nightstand so it charges overnight, or while
you're at work so your phone's battery is continuously topped up.
Otherwise, wireless charging has proven to be slower than wired
charging in most phones. And because wireless charging requires
your phone to stay in contact with a wirel..

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Fortune 500Apple’s iPhone 7 Sales Soar as Rumored iPhone 8 LoomsDon ReisingerJul 29, 2017If anything is clear over the past week, it's that Apple's iPhone isn't slowing down.
Over the last several days, a lot of news aboutApple has focused largely on the iPhone's current strong sales and what is possibly and even brighter future. First, a report surfaced from research firm Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) that said that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sales are soaring. It was followed by analyst reports that said Apple's still unannounced iPhone 8 may ignite a “supercycle” of sales growth because of pent-up consumer demand.
Even Apple's executives got into the mix this week after CEO Tim Cook suggested that the company's new Cupertino, Calif. headquarters, Apple Park, has a design that should make teamwork and innovation easier.
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But even with all the positive buzz, Apple was hit by..

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