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Apple to stream iPhone 11 Pro event on YouTube

[The] company is going to stream the Sept. 10 event on YouTube. Apple quietly posted a YouTube page on Friday inviting people to tune in to the event, where the company is expected to unveil three new phone models, replacing the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR with the rumored iPhone 11, 11 Max/11 Pro and 11R. Other products and services are also expected to make their debut. – Steven Musil, Cnet » https://ift.tt/2PPyR5V

Error 53: Apple remotely bricks phones to punish customers for getting independent repairs

After much stonewalling silence, Apple has confirmed that Error 53 is invoked when the phone determines that it has been serviced by non-Apple personnel, and there is apparently no way to reverse the process. An Error 53’d phone is rendered permanently useless — and the data on it is permanently inaccessible. – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

Content Tax Makes German iPhones, iPads (a Little) More Expensive

Apple has raised prices on its iPhones by 5 euros ($5.43) and its iPads by 7 euros ($7.60) because of a new tax designed to distribute funds to German content-makers. Apple confirmed the price hike to the Associated Press today, and MacRumors flagged the increase a couple of days ago. – Peter Kafka, Re/code

Lawsuit alleges Apple knowingly concealed an iPhone Wi-Fi defect

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“According to [Hagens Berman]’s investigation, the defect causes consumers to automatically switch from their Wi-Fi signals to using more costly cellular data when streaming videos or engaging in other activities that use large amounts of data,” the press release reads. “Because of the automatic switch from Wi-Fi to cellular data, consumers were using huge amounts of cellular data without any warning.” The law firm says that the issue was fixed only in iOS 8.1, released in October 2014, but Apple knew about it almost immediately, yet failed to fix it for years. The suit also alleges that Apple hasn’t even disclosed the defect to its subscribers. Moreover, Apple is believed to having fixed a similar issue for Verizon iPhone 5 handsets, but not those on AT&T. – Chris Smith, BGR

A Swiss TV station is switching to iPhones instead of traditional cameras

photo: iPhone Hacks

As revealed in a report from the French Le Temps, a Swiss TV station has decided to ditch the traditional cameras used, and instead go with Apple’s iPhone 6. Not only that, but the iPhones will be attached to selfie sticks. That move was made by the station in an attempt to save some money, but also make the station “more responsive” as well. – Evan Selleck, iPhone Hacks

Unlocking iPhone 6s: What you need use the new iPhone on any carrier you want

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As The App Factor reminds us, buying the device directly from Apple is the easiest way to get an unlocked iPhone. All iPhones sold by carriers (on contract, on installments plans, and full-price) will be locked to that operator even if you pay full sticker price for your chosen flavor. You’ll be able to unlock the device only after you pay for it in full, regardless of what your wireless plan choice is. Only then will any operator unlock the device so that you can use it with a SIM card from a competitor. – Chris Smith, BGR

Apple to live stream September 9 event: How you can watch

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Apple will offer the video stream of the keynote at 10 am PT (1 pm in New York; 6 pm in London). If you are around to watch the hour-long keynote, viewers must watch the stream online with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X 10.8.5 or later, or Safari on iOS 7 or later. If you’re watching through Apple TV, it requires the second- or third-generation set-top box with software 6.2 or later. And, for the first time in a long time, Windows users can watch live as well if they’re running the Edge browser on Windows 10. – Zack Whittaker, ZDNet

Apple Inc. TV Now Has An Upgraded Game Pass-Supported NFL App

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The NFL Game Rewind program was replaced by NFL’s Game Pass earlier in July, with customers’ subscriptions automatically transferred to the new service. The $99.99 Game Pass subscription, which will run all the way up to July 31, 2016, provides US customers with access to full games on-demand, right after they are played and aired on US television networks. Game Pass has the added advantage of support for the NFL Mobile app for iPad and iPhone, as well as Apple TV support. – Larry Darrell, Bidness Etc

How To Be Unstoppable: Sean Baker and the Digital Filmmaking Revolution

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Impressed by the look of the iPad footage in Spike Lee’s 2012 feature “Red Hook Summer” Sean Baker decided to shoot a 2-minute test reel with the iPhone 5s he already had in his pocket. He showed it on a large screen at Technicolor to Mark Duplass and the other investors, and they immediately greenlit his use of the iPhone. – Peter Broderick, indieWIRE
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