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Michael Potuck


Editor for 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, and Electrek. You’ll find Michael’s articles most often on 9to5Mac where he covers news, reviews, and how-tos. Reach out to Michael with tips, deliberations, and feedback at potuck@9to5mac.com

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iPhone 11 Pro teardown reveals new board under battery, possibly for bilateral wireless charging

iFixit did a livestream this year of its iPhone 11 Pro teardown. Now it is diving in and analyzing all of its findings. Notably, iFixit has noticed a new board in the iPhone 11 Pro Max that was may have been included for the bilateral wireless charging feature that was expected but didn’t end up shipping with this year’s iPhones.

Earlier this summer, Apple formally asked the Trump administration for tariff exemptions for its new Mac Pro and some accessories. Trump responded in a tweet that Apple would not be given waivers for Mac Pro parts and said “Make them in the USA, no Tariffs!” Despite those words, a new report says that Apple has been given tariff exemption approval for 10 of its recent requests for Mac Pro components and some of the company’s accessories.

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After Apple announced at its iPhone 11 event that its newest phones have the “toughest glass in a smartphone” it’s no surprise that we’re seeing that put to the test on launch day. The first drop tests show how the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max fare from up to 11-foot drops on concrete.

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It’s launch day for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro and Apple is using the entire homepage of its website to promote the latest iPhones and their new features. We’ve also got a behind the scenes look at the triple-camera  on the iPhone 11 Pro with a new video. Meanwhile, at Apple Stores, the company is promoting its services to customers with new physical retail cards.

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iPhone 11 makes the original iPhone camera look like a potato

While a majority of camera comparisons are testing out the new iPhone 11 lineup against devices like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10, Google’s Pixel 3, and more, iJustine decided to have some fun and show off just how far Apple has come by comparing the iPhone 11 Pro Max camera system to the original iPhone.

iFixit is ready to do its official teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro. This year it’s doing it live on YouTube for an immediate look at what’s changed and to offer its analysis of the device’s internals.

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How to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data from watchOS 6

Ready to switch from your Series 4 or another Apple Watch to your new Series 5? Read along for how to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data from watchOS 6.

How to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data

Ready to switch from your Series 4 or earlier Apple Watch to your new Series 5? Or maybe you’re upgrading to the Series 3 or 4? Follow along for how to upgrade to your new Apple Watch without losing data.

As Apple continues work on its Stereo AR apps and headsets, we’re learning more about what to expect from the impending release. Now, a developer has been able to try out the Apple headset’s test mode named “StarTester” for our closest look yet at Stereo AR.

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How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data from the iOS 13.1 beta

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have officially arrived. Follow along on for a look at how to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing any data when coming from the iOS 13.1 beta.

How to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing data

The iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro have made it to customers’ hands today. Read on for a look at how to upgrade to your new iPhone without losing any data.

September 19

Apple releases its Reality Composer AR utility app for iPhone and iPad

After releasing iOS 13 and watchOS 6 to the public today, Apple has also launched its new augmented reality prototyping app, Reality Composer on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The great iOS app, Apollo for Reddit has been updated today to take advantage of iOS 13. The new release brings support for Dark Mode and new game controllers, Siri Shortcuts with parameters, improved speed, Accessibility features, and much more.

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In an interview with Wired published today, Apple’s VP of product marketing, Phil Schiller and Anand Shimpi from the company’s Platform Architecture team give a detailed look at how they are approaching chip design and improving iPhone performance each year. With the A13 Bionic, the two have highlighted how important making the chip more energy efficient is, using software to influence its silicon and how that translates to real-world benefits for users.

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SmartGym for iPhone gains ARKit 3 Body Detection and Pose Estimation, full Siri Shortcuts support, Apple Watch app now independent, more

SmartGym is out with an update today that brings a range of new features and capabilities. Headling the update for iOS is ARKit 3 integration that brings Body Detection and Pose Estimation. There’s also full Siri Shortcuts support for parameters. The SmartGym Apple Watch app is now fully independent with watchOS 6 with a new “Explore” section, while iPad will gain multiwindow support when iPadOS 13 arrives.

Alongside the launch of iOS 13 later today, Carrot Weather has received an update that brings support for the system-wide Dark Mode, full support for Siri Shortcuts including parameters and outputs, iPad multiwindow support, a fully-independent Apple Watch app, and tinted complications in watchOS 6.

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Strava workout tracker gains ‘Perceived Exertion’ and ‘Fitness’ features for iOS and Android

Popular run, ride, and swim tracking app, Strava, is out today with two new features to help athletes better track their progress over time. Perceived Exertion and Fitness work together to offer insight on how rest and increased training are impacting a user’s overall fitness.

September 18

Shazam iOS app updated with Dark Mode support and new multi-touch gesture for iOS 13

Apple’s music recognition and lyrics discovery app, Shazam, is out today with an update ahead of the iOS 13 public release tomorrow that brings support for Dark Mode, new gestures, and more.

iPhone 11 Pro Max teardown shows off larger battery, compact rectangular logic board, more

In a video today from YouTuber DChannel we’ve got an early teardown of the iPhone 11 Pro Max that shows off the internals of the new device. As previously rumored, the iPhone 11 Pro’s logic board has changed back to a rectangular design, we get a look at the larger battery, Face ID and camera modules, and more.

Sonos announced its first portable speaker with Bluetooth, the Sonos Move, earlier this month and opened up preorders, with the product shipping out to customers on September 24. I was able to test out the Sonos Move over the last week and have been really impressed with everything from the speaker’s design and functionality to automatic Trueplay equalizer and sound quality. Read on for our full Sonos Move review.

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