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New iPhone XS 2018 release date, price & specs rumours

Apple will be launching its next iPhone at an event on 12th September. Here’s all the news and rumours about Apple’s new iPhones for 2018 (aka iPhone XS or iPhone X Plus): their release date, new features, design, price & tech specs

Picture Credit: Apple Website

Apple’s next batch of iPhones will be announced at a launch event on 12 Sept in California. We expect to see three new iPhone X-style handsets, including a larger iPhone X Plus and a cheaper LCD model.

Apple hasn’t officially stated that iPhones will be unveiled – the web page merely calls it an ‘Apple Special Event from the Steve Jobs Theater’ – but it’s an extremely safe bet. The lack of a new iPhone would disappoint fans, analysts and journalists, and lead to a drop in Apple’s share price.

If you want to know more about the forthcoming phones, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we round up all the news about the new iPhones’ release date, names, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features. Red and blue dummy models have leaked, while multiple sources now predict Apple Pencil support.

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What to do if your iPhone is hit by the Black Spot of Death Message

Published: 14th May 2018

Updated: 20th May 2018

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

Users of iPhone have been warned of an iMessage bug that will cause your phone to become completely unusable.

Dubbed the “Black Dot Of Death” when received the message will overload your iPhone with thousands of hidden Unicode text.

You won’t be able to re-open the messages app to delete it and there is no easy way to delete the message once you receive it.

If you receive the message and all it contains is a black dot, when you click on the dot it will make the screen go completely blank until Apple issues a fix for you.

Picture Credit: Everything Apple Pro

If you have been hit with the Black Dot of Death, there are a few ways you can delete it.

One is to force close the messenger app, use 3D Touch from the home screen to select a new message, then cancel out of it. From there you should be able to go to the list of conversations on iMessage and safely delete the conversation containing the Black Dot.

If your phone doesn’t have 3D Touch, you can use Siri to reply to the message until the original “Black Dot” message is pushed out of the visible part of the conversation on the screen. Then you will safely be able to delete the conversation.

New iPhone SE 2 renders reveal gorgeous glass back

New renders of the upcoming iPhone SE 2, which depict it’s gorgeous glass back, have been revealed by a popular case-maker.

Olixar is already producing accessories for the device based on information it has gleaned from sources in China. It’s new screen protector indicates the iPhone SE 2 will be a big surprise, with a edge-to-edge display like the iPhone X.

The iPhone SE certainly isn’t the most popular smartphone in Apple’s lineup, but it remains hugely important. Not only is it significantly more affordable than it’s siblings, but the only iPhone that hasn’t been supersized to meet the demand for larger displays.

In a effort to keep it’s price low, Apple has made minimal to the iPhone SE in recent years. The device still carries the same design introduced with the iPhone 5 in 2012. But this year’s model could look a whole lot different.

iPhone SE 2’s new glass back revealed

Olixar has published more renders of the new iPhone SE based on information it has obtained from partners in China. They reveal a new glass back — just like that on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X series — which will likely allow wireless charging.

We’ve heard a number of times before that wireless charging will be one of the biggest improvements to the new iPhone SE. Olixar also expects the device to have a edge-to-edge display. with a notch, just like iPhone X. But that seems even more unlikely now.

Apple won’t give the iPhone SE 2 Face ID as that would drive the cost up and defeat its purpose. That means it will have to stick with its trusty Touch ID sensor, but there’s no sign of that in the pictures Olixar has provided of the front and back of the device.

With that in mind, we suggest you take these renders with a pinch of salt and don’t get your hopes up for a iPhone SE with a edge-to-edge display this year… or for the foreseeable future.

Apple’s new iPhone X as features singing poop

Commentary: It’s Christmastime, and Apple really wants to inspire you to buy its smartphone of the future … with four new ads.

by Chris Matyszczyk- CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

He/she/it sings too.

Photo by Apple/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

Soon, you’ll be sitting round the fire, counting your blessings, surrounded by those you love the most.

You’ll look at your new gifts — perhaps even the iPhone X you bought for yourself — and insist on playing with them.

This may involve you animating yourself in the Messages app as a piece of excreta.

I refer, of course, to the poop emoji and Apple’s stunning technological breakthrough in animating it and allowing you to, well, inhabit its… gosh, this description cannot end well.

A new ad, one of four new spots for the iPhone X, shows how exciting animojis can be. To the tune of Big Boi’s “All Night,” we see a comely woman transform herself into various so-called animojis and singing along.

iPhone X — Animoji Yourself — Apple

She’s a singing unicorn, a singing fox, a singing pig and the aforementioned melodious excreta.

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“Don’t be shy, don’t be shy,” sings Big Boi.

She isn’t, not one bit.

It seems Apple views these animojis as a way to differentiate its “future of the smartphone.”

As it does Face ID. Indeed, Cupertino has also released ads to reassure you that Face ID is a way of life, rather than a potential security nightmare.

Not only does it allow you to sing poop music, it also lets you log into apps and pay for things with your face.

iPhone X — Introducing Face ID — Apple

And look, it’ll never keep you in the dark. You don’t even have to turn the light on to unlock it, another ad shows.

You just have to remember where you left your phone.

iPhone X — Opens in the Dark — Apple

You see, Apple wants to dispel every one of your fears, so that you can have a truly happy holiday.

It wants you to believe that, despite the apparent evidence of a 10-year-old who used his own face to unlock his mom’s iPhone X — this new phone will recognize you no matter how much you try to fool it.

Why, here, in another ad, is a young woman desperately trying to fool the X by pulling all sorts of faces and employing an extremely professional makeup artist and stylist.

Which still leaves open the question of whether this £1,000 phone would recognize her if she dressed her face up to be a poop emoji.

iPhone X — Knows You When You Change — Apple

Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 With Bug Fixes, Performance Improvements

Apple today released iOS 10.2.1 to the public following several weeks of testing. iOS 10.2.1 also comes more than a month after the release of iOS 10.2, the second major update to the iOS 10 operating system.

iOS 10.2.1 is a free over-the-air update available to all iOS 10 users. It can also be downloaded and installed on iOS devices using iTunes on a Mac or PC. The update is still rolling out and may not be immediately available on all devices.


No outward-facing changes or new features were discovered during the beta testing process, suggesting the update focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.

The iOS 10.2.1 update will soon be followed by a new iOS 10.3 beta, if rumors are correct. The first iOS 10.3 beta, with a new “Theatre Mode” was rumored to be coming out on January 10, but has not yet appeared.

By Juli Clover – MacRumors