iOS 12.1 Reportedly Shipping on October 30th

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone XS with dual SIM support setup

Apple will reportedly release iOS 12.1 on October 30th, which is the same day as its “There’s More in the Making” media event.

AI, Chatting With Lightbulbs and iPad Miracles

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Philips Hue Signe light strip floor lamp

Modern technology, like AI, can look dorky and error prone in its early stages. We make fun of it. Then it matures before our eyes. Chatted with a lightbulb lately?

Apple Commercial for iPhone XS Max: 'Everything You Love Just Got Bigger'

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Apple released a new commercial Friday called Growth Spurt. It has a catchy tune (“Catch My Breath” by Confidence Man) and some cool effects, but I don’t love it. I think it’s because I don’t buy into the central premise of the piece—that the things you take a picture of grow in real life—and how that directly connects to the iPhone XS Max’s existence. And to be fair Apple brings it home in the fadeout shot as the iPhone XS Max grows larger behind the iPhone XS. I usually love Apple’s spots, so this is a rare miss for me. What do you think?

iOS 12: How to Make a Memoji

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

Making a Memoji in iOS 12 Messages on iPhone X

iOS 12 lets you make your own custom Animoji called Memoji. Here’s how to create yours.

iPhone XS First Impressions - TMO Daily Observations 2018-09-25

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to talk follow up yesterday’s Apple Watch Series 4 first impressions with their thoughts on the new iPhone XS.

Apple's iPhone XS Max is a Winner. For Now

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

SVO Schiller shows 2018 iPhone lineup

Those who have an iPhone X have little incentive to upgrade to an iPhone XS. But the iPhone XS Max appears to be a winner. At least until pre-orders start for the iPhone XR.