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TidBITS#1386/18-Sep-2017

Last week’s Apple event in the new Steve Jobs Theater marked notable changes to the Apple ecosystem: cellular Apple Watches, 4K Apple TVs, new iPhone 8 models with wireless charging, and the upcoming iPhone X, which rethinks some of the iPhone’s fundamentals. We have full coverage of all the new gear. Last week also brought Mac users iTunes 12.7, the first release to remove major features, so we brought in iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn to explain what’s missing and how you can fill the void. Finally, Security Editor Rich Mogull chimes in on the Equifax breach and explains why there’s not much you can do about it. Notable software releases this week include iFlicks 2.4.8, BBEdit 11.6.8, Fission 2.4.1, ChronoSync 4.8, and SuperDuper 2.9.2.

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Apple Introduces iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

As expected, Apple took the wraps off a slate of new iPhones: the evolutionary iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the revolutionary iPhone X, which boasts a gorgeous edge-to-edge screen and drops the Home button, replacing Touch ID with Face ID. If you’re in the market for a new iPhone, which will you choose, given the iPhone X’s longer wait and higher price?

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ExtraBITS for 18 September 2017

In ExtraBITS this week, macOS 10.13 High Sierra won’t support APFS on Fusion Drives at first, Apple has banned fraudulent “virus scanners” from the iOS App Store, you can now watch HDR iTunes movies on 2017 iPad Pro models, and, speaking of the iPad Pro, Apple has quietly raised the price of many of its configurations.