Apple Names ‘Donut County,’ ‘Gorogoa’ Top iPhone, iPad Games of Year

Ben Esposito’s iPhone charmer “Donut County” was named the iPhone game of the year by Apple Tuesday and Jason Roberts’ lush, artistic creation “Gorogoa” was named the iPad game of the year. The company also named &#8…

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Microsoft Bumps Apple as Most Valuable Company in the World

Microsoft, for the first time in nearly a decade, is worth more than Apple, closing Friday’s trading session with a market cap of $851 billion and pushing the Seattle-based tech giant past its longtime rival as the world’s most valuable public company in the process.

The two companies had been trading blows throughout the week, so to speak, with Microsoft leaping Apple multiple times during intraday trading. Friday marked the first time since 2010 Microsoft closed the day as the more valuable company. Plenty has changed in those eight years. At the time, Microsoft was still selling Zune, its wannabe-iPod MP3 player, the iPhone 4 hadn’t been released yet and Steve Jobs was still the head honcho at Apple.

Microsoft closed Friday up 0.6 percent to nearly $111 per share, putting it within striking distance of passing its 52-week high. Apple, on the other hand, closed at $178.58 per share, giving the company a market cap of $847.5 billion. Apple shares have dropped about 20 percent in the last month, after the company reported underwhelming Q4 iPhone sales.

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Microsoft’s fortunes have drastically changed since CEO Satya Nadella took over four years ago. The company’s stock price has tripled, as Microsoft scrapped various smartphone bets and focused on software and its cloud storage business. Microsoft, with 13 percent of the market, is now second to Amazon when it comes to cloud services. Microsoft also won a $480 million contract from the Army earlier this week to create augmented reality training tools.

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Microsoft, for the first time in nearly a decade, is worth more than Apple, closing Friday’s trading session with a market cap of $851 billion and pushing the Seattle-based tech giant past its longtime rival as the world’s most valuable public company in the process.

The two companies had been trading blows throughout the week, so to speak, with Microsoft leaping Apple multiple times during intraday trading. Friday marked the first time since 2010 Microsoft closed the day as the more valuable company. Plenty has changed in those eight years. At the time, Microsoft was still selling Zune, its wannabe-iPod MP3 player, the iPhone 4 hadn’t been released yet and Steve Jobs was still the head honcho at Apple.

Microsoft closed Friday up 0.6 percent to nearly $111 per share, putting it within striking distance of passing its 52-week high. Apple, on the other hand, closed at $178.58 per share, giving the company a market cap of $847.5 billion. Apple shares have dropped about 20 percent in the last month, after the company reported underwhelming Q4 iPhone sales.

Microsoft’s fortunes have drastically changed since CEO Satya Nadella took over four years ago. The company’s stock price has tripled, as Microsoft scrapped various smartphone bets and focused on software and its cloud storage business. Microsoft, with 13 percent of the market, is now second to Amazon when it comes to cloud services. Microsoft also won a $480 million contract from the Army earlier this week to create augmented reality training tools.

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Should Movies be Watched on iPhones? Spike Lee, Ryan Coogler, and More Debate

One director who is definitely against watching films on iPhones? Alfonso Cuarón: “I don’t like it.”

To watch movies on an iPhone or not watch movies on an iPhone? That is the question briefly debated by top directors Ryan Coogler, Spike Lee, and Alfonso Cuarón during this year’s Los Angeles Times director’s roundtable discussion. The subject was raised by “The Favourite” director Yorgos Lanthimos, who noted that streaming platforms like Netflix give audiences various exhibition options, the obvious “downside” being that works directed for a huge screen are often viewed on mobile devices or laptops.

Spike Lee, who may earn his first directing Oscar nomination this year for “BlacKkKlansman,” is adamantly against the practice. “I’m a professor of film [at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts], and the first day of every semester I have a list of films,” Lee said. “And I ask my students to raise your hand if you’ve seen this film. And especially David Lean films — ‘Bridge on the River Kwai,’ ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Doctor Zhivago’ — they say, ‘Yeah, I saw it, Professor Lee, but I saw it on my iPhone.’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then they watch it vertical.”

While “Roma” director Alfonso Cuarón had a hard time understanding the point of watching cinema on a small tablet screen (“Yeah, but why on the iPhone?” he asked), Ryan Coogler interjected with his own understanding of why watching films on iPhones isn’t the worst thing in the world.

“But you can’t — Spike, you can’t…” Coogler said.

Spike responded, “I’m sorry. Call me a dinosaur, an old fuddy-duddy.”

“I’m not going to call you that,” Coogler answered. “I’m saying, you gotta see it from their perspective. Nobody’s screening ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ in Oakland right now. [The iPhone] is how they watch stuff. That’s their world. I got a brother who’s six years younger than me and he does stuff, like just six years’ [difference] and he does stuff I just would never understand. It’s just an instrument, a new instrument.”

Coogler makes a reasonable point. Lee’s NYU students are lucky to have the chance to watch classic cinema on the big screen (Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” played in New York City theaters numerous times over the last year, for instance), but other cinephiles across the country don’t get that chance. As Coogler pointed out, an iPhone or a tablet is probably the only way for a film lover in Oakland to watch a David Lean movie.

“I don’t like it,” Cuarón said, “but remember that people also said sound is killing cinema. Let’s see what these new masters create with [the iPhones].”

Head over to the Los Angeles Times for more highlights from their director’s roundtable.

President Trump Hints At Imposing Tariffs On Apple iPhones, Giving Investors Another ‘White Knuckle’ Moment

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Apple’s Decision to Stop Disclosing iPhone Sales May Backfire as Company Reportedly Slashes Production

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‘Infuriated’ Mark Zuckerberg Told Facebook Staff to Use Android After Apple CEO’s Diss (Report)

Don’t expect Mark Zuckerberg to buy his friends and family new iPhones this holiday season.
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Don’t expect Mark Zuckerberg to buy his friends and family new iPhones this holiday season.

Apple CEO Tim Cook’s thinly veiled criticism of the social network earlier this year “infuriated” the Facebook chief, according to a comprehensive report from The New York Times on Wednesday. Zuckerberg “ordered his management team to use only Android phones, since the operating system has far more users than Apple’s,” according to insiders who spoke with the Times.

Facebook did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The tech beef started simmering earlier this year, after Facebook was hit by the Cambridge Analytica data leak, when up to 87 million users had their profiles unknowingly accessed by the political firm. Cook, when asked by CNBC what advice he’d give to Zuckerberg on handling the crisis, shot back “I would’t be in this situation.” Cook then patted Apple on the back, saying, “We’re not going to traffic in your personal life,” before adding “privacy to us is a human right. It’s a civil liberty.”

Publicly, Zuckerberg fired back at Cook in early April, calling his comments “glib.” Soon after, NTK Network, a site connected to a Republican opposition research firm working for Facebook, published several stories critical of Apple, according to the Times. One story blasted Cook for being “hypocritical,” the Times reported, since Apple also collects data from its users.

Definers, the right-wing research firm contracted to Facebook, also went after financier George Soros, according to the Times’ report published Wednesday. Soros, a longtime target of conservatives and anti-Semites for his contributions to left-wing causes, had criticized Facebook earlier in the year as a “menace” with “neither the will nor the inclination to protect society against the consequences of their actions” at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Facebook also didn’t respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the company’s alleged fixation on Soros.

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Apple Misses Q4 iPhone Sales Estimates, Stock Drops 3 Percent

Apple’s stock took a hit on Thursday afternoon after the world’s richest tech company announced underwhelming iPhone sales when it reported its fourth-quarter earnings.

Apple reported earnings of $2.91 per share and revenue of $62.9 billion — surpassing analyst estimates of $61.57 billion in sales and earnings of $2.78 per share.

But iPhone sales came in slightly below expectations, with the company selling 46.9 million units of its trademark device. Wall Street projected Apple would sell 47.5 million during the quarter. Apple did make more money, though, off its iPhone sales, with iPhone revenue increasing 29 percent to $37.2 billion behind a higher average selling price. The iPhone average selling price was $793 for the quarter — coming in 28 percent higher than the same time last year. The company unveiled three new iPhone models last month, including the iPhone XS Max, which costs $1,099 for its base model.

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Apple shares dropped about 3.5 percent in after-hours trading to $214.20 per share.

“We’re thrilled to report another record-breaking quarter that caps a tremendous fiscal 2018, the year in which we shipped our 2 billionth iOS device, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the App Store and achieved the strongest revenue and earnings in Apple’s history,” Apple chief Tim Cook said in a statement accompanying earnings.

Wall Street may also be reacting to the company slightly missing estimates on Services revenue. The sector, which includes App Store sales and Apple Music subscribers, pulled in $9.98 billion in sales, a 17 percent year-over-year increase. Apple’s guidance for next quarter didn’t seem to wow investors, either, even though its revenue forecast of $89 billion to $93 billion fit within analyst estimates.

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Apple’s massive cash hoard decreased $6 billion during the quarter, hitting $237.1 billion, as the company continues to invest in content. The company also pledged to spend billions of dollars on adding more U.S. jobs earlier this year.

The company will hold its earnings call at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Apple’s stock took a hit on Thursday afternoon after the world’s richest tech company announced underwhelming iPhone sales when it reported its fourth-quarter earnings.

Apple reported earnings of $2.91 per share and revenue of $62.9 billion — surpassing analyst estimates of $61.57 billion in sales and earnings of $2.78 per share.

But iPhone sales came in slightly below expectations, with the company selling 46.9 million units of its trademark device. Wall Street projected Apple would sell 47.5 million during the quarter. Apple did make more money, though, off its iPhone sales, with iPhone revenue increasing 29 percent to $37.2 billion behind a higher average selling price. The iPhone average selling price was $793 for the quarter — coming in 28 percent higher than the same time last year. The company unveiled three new iPhone models last month, including the iPhone XS Max, which costs $1,099 for its base model.

Apple shares dropped about 3.5 percent in after-hours trading to $214.20 per share.

“We’re thrilled to report another record-breaking quarter that caps a tremendous fiscal 2018, the year in which we shipped our 2 billionth iOS device, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the App Store and achieved the strongest revenue and earnings in Apple’s history,” Apple chief Tim Cook said in a statement accompanying earnings.

Wall Street may also be reacting to the company slightly missing estimates on Services revenue. The sector, which includes App Store sales and Apple Music subscribers, pulled in $9.98 billion in sales, a 17 percent year-over-year increase. Apple’s guidance for next quarter didn’t seem to wow investors, either, even though its revenue forecast of $89 billion to $93 billion fit within analyst estimates.

Apple’s massive cash hoard decreased $6 billion during the quarter, hitting $237.1 billion, as the company continues to invest in content. The company also pledged to spend billions of dollars on adding more U.S. jobs earlier this year.

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Verizon Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates Despite Oath’s Limp Performance

Verizon, buoyed by strong wireless subscriber growth, topped Wall Street estimates for its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, despite the underwhelming performance of its media division.
For the three months ending Sept. 30, Verizon posted earnings of …

Verizon, buoyed by strong wireless subscriber growth, topped Wall Street estimates for its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, despite the underwhelming performance of its media division.

For the three months ending Sept. 30, Verizon posted earnings of $1.22 per share and revenue of $32.6 billion — inching past analyst estimates of $1.19 per share and $32.5 billion in sales. Revenue increased 3 percent year-over-year.

The largest wireless company in the U.S. added 295,000 postpaid phones during the quarter, running past analyst estimates of about 160,000 new customers. But the company’s postpaid wireless subscribers came in at 515,000, missing analyst estimates by about 30,000 and falling short of the mark it hit during the second quarter. Verizon had 116.8 million wireless connections at the end of Q3.

Oath, which brought together Yahoo, Huffington Post and AOL under one roof, remained a disappointment for Verizon. The media division brought in $1.8 billion in revenue, marking a 7 percent drop year-over-year. Verizon said it expects Oath’s growth to remain flat through the end of 2018, and that the company doesn’t anticipate hitting its goal of $10 billion in Oath revenue by 2020. Oath’s struggles to lure online advertisers comes as Tim Armstrong, the company’s chief executive, announced his exit last month.

Still, with its core business posting an impressive quarter, investors overlooked Oath’s struggles, with Verizon shares increasing 3.5 percent in early morning trading to $56.90 a share.

The company touted its aggressive 5G rollout as a sign it’ll continue being the dominant wireless company in the U.S.

“With the beginning of the 5G era in this fourth quarter, we expect that trend to continue,” CEO Hans Vestberg said in a statement accompanying earnings. “We are investing in networks, creating platforms to add value for customers and maintaining a focused, disciplined strategy.”

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Apple Chief Tim Cook Calls on Bloomberg to Retract Chinese Spy Chip Story

Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for Bloomberg to retract its recent report that the company was hacked by Chinese spies that put malicious chips on the tech giant’s servers.

“There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News on Friday. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”

The Bloomberg report, which came out earlier this month, said that Chinese spies placed the malicious microchips on servers manufactured in China and shipped to Silicon Valley. The microchips created a “stealth doorway,” Bloomberg said, allowing the spies to compromise the security network of any companies running on the servers. Apple, the world’s richest company and a stalwart of Silicon Valley, was among 30 companies hit by the breach, according to Bloomberg.

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“We stand by our story and are confident in our reporting and sources,” a Bloomberg representative told TheWrap.

“Bloomberg Businessweek’s investigation is the result of more than a year of reporting, during which we conducted more than 100 interviews,” the rep added. “Seventeen individual sources, including government officials and insiders at the companies, confirmed the manipulation of hardware and other elements of the attacks. We also published three companies’ full statements, as well as a statement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Cook told BuzzFeed News he was irked by Bloomberg’s lack of evidence to back its reporting. That claim was echoed by U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats earlier this month, telling Cyberscoop there was “no evidence” Apple or other companies had been compromised by spy chips.

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“We turned the company upside down,” Cook added. “Email searches, data center records, financial records, shipment records. We really forensically whipped through the company to dig very deep and each time we came back to the same conclusion: This did not happen. There’s no truth to this.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling for Bloomberg to retract its recent report that the company was hacked by Chinese spies that put malicious chips on the tech giant’s servers.

“There is no truth in their story about Apple,” Cook told BuzzFeed News on Friday. “They need to do that right thing and retract it.”

The Bloomberg report, which came out earlier this month, said that Chinese spies placed the malicious microchips on servers manufactured in China and shipped to Silicon Valley. The microchips created a “stealth doorway,” Bloomberg said, allowing the spies to compromise the security network of any companies running on the servers. Apple, the world’s richest company and a stalwart of Silicon Valley, was among 30 companies hit by the breach, according to Bloomberg.

“We stand by our story and are confident in our reporting and sources,” a Bloomberg representative told TheWrap.

“Bloomberg Businessweek’s investigation is the result of more than a year of reporting, during which we conducted more than 100 interviews,” the rep added. “Seventeen individual sources, including government officials and insiders at the companies, confirmed the manipulation of hardware and other elements of the attacks. We also published three companies’ full statements, as well as a statement from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.”

Cook told BuzzFeed News he was irked by Bloomberg’s lack of evidence to back its reporting. That claim was echoed by U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats earlier this month, telling Cyberscoop there was “no evidence” Apple or other companies had been compromised by spy chips.

“We turned the company upside down,” Cook added. “Email searches, data center records, financial records, shipment records. We really forensically whipped through the company to dig very deep and each time we came back to the same conclusion: This did not happen. There’s no truth to this.”

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Nintendo Patents Cover That Turns Smartphones Into Gameboys

This might put a smile on the face of nostalgic gamers: Nintendo has patented a cover that turns smartphones into an updated take on its classic ’90s-era Gameboy game console.

The filing, posted on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website last week, shows the cover will mask part of a device’s screen with a Gameboy overlay. The cover’s buttons will be recognizable by the phone’s touchscreen sensors, allowing users to game like a real Gameboy is in their hands. Part of the screen would remain uncovered to display games.

While the example in Nintendo’s filing looks like an iPhone, the patent leaves open the possibility the cover “may be attached to other electronic equipment such as a tablet terminal that does not have a telephone function.” You can read the full 22-page filing here if you’re interested in the technical breakdown.

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The cover could potentially be a boon to Nintendo’s bottom line if its accompanied by a slate of games for users to buy from the App Store. Launched in 1989, the Gameboy was wildly popular from the outset, with Nintendo selling 18 million copies of Super Mario Land, according to The Atlantic. Several Gameboy revamps came during the ’90s and early 2000s.

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This might put a smile on the face of nostalgic gamers: Nintendo has patented a cover that turns smartphones into an updated take on its classic ’90s-era Gameboy game console.

The filing, posted on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s website last week, shows the cover will mask part of a device’s screen with a Gameboy overlay. The cover’s buttons will be recognizable by the phone’s touchscreen sensors, allowing users to game like a real Gameboy is in their hands. Part of the screen would remain uncovered to display games.

While the example in Nintendo’s filing looks like an iPhone, the patent leaves open the possibility the cover “may be attached to other electronic equipment such as a tablet terminal that does not have a telephone function.” You can read the full 22-page filing here if you’re interested in the technical breakdown.

The cover could potentially be a boon to Nintendo’s bottom line if its accompanied by a slate of games for users to buy from the App Store. Launched in 1989, the Gameboy was wildly popular from the outset, with Nintendo selling 18 million copies of Super Mario Land, according to The Atlantic. Several Gameboy revamps came during the ’90s and early 2000s.

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Apple Unveils iPhone XS With Faster Bionic Chip, Improved Facial Recognition

Apple unveiled the latest slate of iPhones  — including the biggest and most expensive iPhone in the game-changing device’s 11-year history — on Wednesday at the tech giant’s annual product launch in Cupertino, California.

The iPhone XS, the company’s new top-line smartphone, was championed as the “most advanced” iPhone to date by CEO Tim Cook. The phone comes in two options, the 5.8 inch XS, and the 6.5 inch XS Max, which boasts the biggest iPhone display ever.

“We’re going to take iPhone X to the next level,” Cook said.

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The XS and XS Max will come with three storage options — 56 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The XS costs $999 for the base 56 GB storage option. The iPhone XS Max takes pricing to the “next level” as well, coming in at $1,099 for the 56 GB option, making it the most expensive iPhone to date. Both devices will be available to order this Friday and will start shipping in several markets, including the U.S., on Sept. 21.

Apple SVP Philip Schiller ran through a slew of new features, including upgraded speakers — “The Foo Fighters sound better than ever” — and improved facial recognition technology, after it was first included on last year’s iPhone X. Schiller also introduced the new A12 bionic chip powering the XS, capable of “5 trillion operations per second” and opening apps 30 percent faster than previous devices, drawing huge applause from Apple fanboys in the crowd.

The iPhone XS includes a “Smart HDR” camera feature, which takes photos with zero lag and combines multiple frames to create the best picture possible, similar to the Google Pixel. Apple is also continuing to bet on augmented reality. Basketball icon Steve Nash came out at one point to highlight “Home Court,” an AR app that tracks a user’s jump shots. More games, including classics like “Galaga,” will also hit Apple’s App Store later in the year.

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Phil Schiller on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (via Google)

Apple also debuted the $749 iPhone XR later in the event, a mid-level option that is smaller than the iPhone 8, but comes with a bigger 6.1 inch screen. The XR includes the A12 bionic chip and FaceID, but only a single-lens camera, a step down from the XS and XS Max. All three devices jettisoned the once-ubiquitous home button.

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Apple unveiled the latest slate of iPhones  — including the biggest and most expensive iPhone in the game-changing device’s 11-year history — on Wednesday at the tech giant’s annual product launch in Cupertino, California.

The iPhone XS, the company’s new top-line smartphone, was championed as the “most advanced” iPhone to date by CEO Tim Cook. The phone comes in two options, the 5.8 inch XS, and the 6.5 inch XS Max, which boasts the biggest iPhone display ever.

“We’re going to take iPhone X to the next level,” Cook said.

The XS and XS Max will come with three storage options — 56 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB. The XS costs $999 for the base 56 GB storage option. The iPhone XS Max takes pricing to the “next level” as well, coming in at $1,099 for the 56 GB option, making it the most expensive iPhone to date. Both devices will be available to order this Friday and will start shipping in several markets, including the U.S., on Sept. 21.

Apple SVP Philip Schiller ran through a slew of new features, including upgraded speakers — “The Foo Fighters sound better than ever” — and improved facial recognition technology, after it was first included on last year’s iPhone X. Schiller also introduced the new A12 bionic chip powering the XS, capable of “5 trillion operations per second” and opening apps 30 percent faster than previous devices, drawing huge applause from Apple fanboys in the crowd.

The iPhone XS includes a “Smart HDR” camera feature, which takes photos with zero lag and combines multiple frames to create the best picture possible, similar to the Google Pixel. Apple is also continuing to bet on augmented reality. Basketball icon Steve Nash came out at one point to highlight “Home Court,” an AR app that tracks a user’s jump shots. More games, including classics like “Galaga,” will also hit Apple’s App Store later in the year.

Phil Schiller on the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (via Google)

Apple also debuted the $749 iPhone XR later in the event, a mid-level option that is smaller than the iPhone 8, but comes with a bigger 6.1 inch screen. The XR includes the A12 bionic chip and FaceID, but only a single-lens camera, a step down from the XS and XS Max. All three devices jettisoned the once-ubiquitous home button.

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Somewhere Steve Jobs is rolling his eyes, after Apple leaked the names of the latest iPhones on its own website hours before the company’s scheduled product launch event on Wednesday.

The leak, first spotted by website All Things How, shows three new iPhones — the XS, XS Max, and XR — in an XML file for Apple’s online store. That puts to rest the annual rumors around what the next iPhone will be dubbed, with the “XS Plus” and “XC” floating around before this year’s event.

The leak also included product details like display size. The XS Max is set to feature the biggest screen in iPhone history, with its 6.5 inch screen trumping the current iPhone X’s 5.8 inch screen. The iPhone XR will also beat the previous mark set by the X, boasting a 6.1 inch display.

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Info on the latest Apple Watch leaked, too, with the Watch Series 4 coming in wider sizes (40 mm and 44mm compared to its current 38mm and 42mm sizes) and several color options.

This wasn’t the first time Apple has accidentally shared product info ahead of schedule.

The company’s new Twitter account tweeted a picture of the iPhone 7 before CEO Tim Cook could unveil it himself back in 2016. The latest iPhone announcement can be streamed on Apple’s site and Twitter at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday.

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Somewhere Steve Jobs is rolling his eyes, after Apple leaked the names of the latest iPhones on its own website hours before the company’s scheduled product launch event on Wednesday.

The leak, first spotted by website All Things How, shows three new iPhones — the XS, XS Max, and XR — in an XML file for Apple’s online store. That puts to rest the annual rumors around what the next iPhone will be dubbed, with the “XS Plus” and “XC” floating around before this year’s event.

The leak also included product details like display size. The XS Max is set to feature the biggest screen in iPhone history, with its 6.5 inch screen trumping the current iPhone X’s 5.8 inch screen. The iPhone XR will also beat the previous mark set by the X, boasting a 6.1 inch display.

Info on the latest Apple Watch leaked, too, with the Watch Series 4 coming in wider sizes (40 mm and 44mm compared to its current 38mm and 42mm sizes) and several color options.

This wasn’t the first time Apple has accidentally shared product info ahead of schedule.

The company’s new Twitter account tweeted a picture of the iPhone 7 before CEO Tim Cook could unveil it himself back in 2016. The latest iPhone announcement can be streamed on Apple’s site and Twitter at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday.

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