Pixelmator 2.4 for iOS brings full iOS 11 compatibility, including HEIF and Drag and Drop support


 

The iOS version of the image editing tool Pixelmator received an update on Tuesday, with version 2.4 “Cobalt” making the app fully compatible with iOS 11, including support for the HEIF format for images and the ability to Drag and Drop files into Pixelmator projects.

A useful addition for iPad users and part of the productivity additions introduced with iOS 11, the ability to use Drag and Drop makes it easier for users to incorporate other media into their Pixelmator compositions. Files can be moved individually or as a group into Pixelmator, including from Split View and the recent files pop-up window from apps located in the Dock.

The addition of High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) support means that Pixelmator is able to use photographs taken on an iPad or an iPhone using the format, instead of JPEG images. Apple introduced HEIF in iOS 11 to improve the compression of images, reducing the amount of an iPhone or iPad’s storage that photographs consume without losing quality, though apps also have to be updated to support images using it.

The Cobalt update also incorporates a number of bug fixes and other improvements, with the developers highlighting four of the main changes in its release notes. One fix related to the app unexpectedly quitting when “zooming in after starting a selection,” while another solves a problem where Pixelmator would occasionally stop responding after the user immediately tries reopening an image after closing it.

The development team also fixed an error where the composition would randomly disappear when layers are added or removed. Lastly, an issue where buttons in the Color and Format popovers would not respond to touches by the user has been cleared up.

Pixelmator for iOS is available in the iOS App Store for $4.99. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 9.1 or later, and takes up 138 megabytes of storage.

The update to the iOS version of Pixelmator echoes similar changes made to the macOS edition earlier in October. Version 3.7 “Mount Whitney” updated the image editor to be fully compatible with macOS High Sierra and added support for HEIF photographs, as well as a number of other integration and performance improvements.

Mozilla will completely drop Firefox for Windows XP and Vista in June 2018

Mozilla today announced that it will completely drop support for Firefox on Windows XP and Windows Vista in June 2018. Firefox users on those two platforms can expect security updates until then, but they should make an effort to upgrade Windows sooner rather than later.

When Mozilla released Firefox 53 in April 2017, it no longer supported Windows XP and Windows Vista. Instead, XP and Vista users were moved to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR). Firefox ESR is designed for schools, universities, businesses, and others who need help with mass deployments.

Mozilla promised last December to reassess user numbers in mid-2017 and announce a final support end date for the two operating systems. That time, while a bit late, has now come.

In August 2016, Mozilla dropped Firefox support for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Unlike Google, which in addition to old OS X releases also dropped Windows XP and Vista support, Mozilla decided to keep supporting older versions of Windows.

Mozilla correctly notes that “unsupported operating systems receive no security updates, have known exploits, and are dangerous for you to use” and “strongly encourages” users to “upgrade to a version of Windows that is supported by Microsoft.”

Microsoft retired Mainstream Support for Windows XP on April 14, 2009 and then pulled Extended Support for the operating system on April 8, 2014. Mainstream Support for Vista ended on April 10, 2012 and Extended Support was pulled on April 11, 2017. Mozilla thus supported XP and Vista even longer than Microsoft.

Windows XP users cannot upgrade to newer versions of Microsoft’s browser: IE8 is the latest version they can install. IE9 is only available for Windows Vista and Windows 7, while IE10 and IE11 are only for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Many XP and Vista users thus choose to use third-party browsers.

Since neither IE nor Chrome are options options, many are using Firefox. That’s likely why Mozilla kept support around for long — it’s the best option for hundreds of millions of users.

Last month, XP had less than 6 percent market share, per Net Applications. In fact, XP and Vista combined held 6.12 percent of the pie — not an insignificant number to be sure, but one that shows people need to be encouraged to get off ancient operating systems. Even with an up-to-date browser, using XP and Vista is simply a terrible security choice.

Linux and macOS surge as Windows’ market share suffers surprise drop

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LINUX AND APPLE have thrown a huge curve ball into the increasingly predictable desktop market share figures for the month of September.

The figures from Net Applications’ Netmarketshare service, which usually focus on the ups and downs and Windows versions, are this month dominated by a huge jump in desktop figures for Linux which stands at 4.83 per cent (+1.46) and macOS which has jumped to 7.05 (+1.11).

The reasons for this sudden surge aren’t entirely clear and, having analysed these figures regularly for the past few years, we’re not ruling out a blip – that’s something we won’t know until this time next month, but it certainly makes a change from the norm.

We don’t have access to drill down to individual Linux distros, but we can look at how Mac breaks down. The current stable version is 10.12 which is standing at 3.8 per cent (+0.21) while the upcoming version in open beta (10.13) is at 0.09 (+0.07).

Older versions have done well too. macOS 10.11 now stands at 1.15 (+0.06), macOS 10.10 at 0.76 (0.04) and the rest at 1.25 (+0.01).

This is where we smell the rat as it represents a total 2.5 per cent swing away from Windows overall, consistent with everything that is Windows going down and everything else going up.

To do that by such a margin we are talking about millions of computers, so when we say Windows 7 is down to 46.22 (-2.21) and Windows XP is down to 5.51 (-0.56) then we’re gonna take it with a pinch of salt until we see the pattern repeated.

Windows 10 saw a tiny rise to 28.65 (+0.66) and that’s believable as progress has been sluggish. Likewise, Windows 8.x is now at 7.06 (-0.36).

So one of two things has happened. There’s been some sort of genuine blip caused by a technical problem or maybe even the extreme weather in parts of the Americas, either knocking out computers, or more likely knocking out the monitoring methodology.

Alternatively, it could be a change in the calculation methods used by Netmarketshare that they haven’t told us about – it wouldn’t be the first time – and we have reached out for confirmation if it’s that.

In short, then, it’s a fascinating read on the face of it, but let’s see what next month brings. µ

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OmniGraffle gains drag and drop for iOS 11 on iPad and iPhone

A refresh of the long-time Mac drawing app from the Omni Group now pulls in images and text from other apps.

Like its fellow Omni Group apps OmniFocus and OmniPlan, the drawing and charting software OmniGraffle 3.2 has been updated for iOS 11. All three now take advantage of the new operating system’s drag and drop features to change and improve how you work with the apps.

If you’re an AppleInsider reader, you’re already aware that The Omni Group’s software dates back to the dawn of the PowerPC era. More than 20 years later, the company is still updating its suite of software, with OmniGraffle getting a new iOS version for iOS 11.

It’s a drawing application but not for art or sketching. Rather, it’s for making illustrations specifically to explain things. So OmniGraffle is often used for organization charts or for floor plans. You can get very elaborate and detailed, so much so that app designers can mock up in OmniGraffle how their software will look.

OmniGraffle is also meant for just explaining things quickly so it has tools and features to make drawing fast. It’s also got an extremely dedicated following among its users who share and sell collections of templates called Stencils.

If you’ve used MacDraw II, or LucidChart, you’ve got a pretty good handle on what OmniGraffle can do for you. What it can do for you now with iOS 11 is speed up how you can compile a drawing from other people’s Stencils or your own previous documents.

This is done by iOS 11’s drag and drop. It’s the same new drag and drop that has been added to the OmniFocus To Do app where it’s made a significant improvement. It’s the same feature that’s been added to OmniPlan and fixed an issue there that’s been dogging that project management software from the start.

Drag and drop doesn’t make as big a change to OmniGraffle, though. It’s a nice addition and one that when you’ve tried it, you won’t want to go back yet it doesn’t dramatically transform the app.

There are three aspects to how OmniGraffle exploits this new feature. You can now drag items in to your drawing, for instance, and you can drag elements between your drawings. Say you’ve got a floor plan for your house and are now doing one for your office: that sofa shape you spent ages drawing would work fine as a couch in the office plan so you just drag it over.

Similarly, if you’re planning out a bigger office with lots of cubicles then you can just draw one and duplicate it.

In theory you can also drag cubicles or pot plants in your drawings out of OmniGraffle and into other apps but currently that’s limited by how many other apps support this feature. This has long been an issue with OmniGraffle and really all such drawing apps like Lucidchart and Microsoft Visio: the way they play with other apps. You can get drawings from any of them into the rest but typically with some difficulty and actually OmniGraffle’s drag and drop may ultimately improve that. Once other apps are also updated to accept dragged and dropped items.

These most common uses for OmniGraffle —the floor plans, charts and app design —all tend to be jobs where you will reuse elements over and over again. So while everyone will be different, the odds are that you’re most likely to drag elements from one OmniGraffle drawing to another and we can see you building up a library of often-used elements.

Dragging these around is quick and handy, but only once you know how. You could spend the next week stabbing wildly at buttons and options without discovering how to drag an item across multiple documents. That’s really an aspect of iOS 11, however: OmniGraffle uses the same multi-finger approach that the system does.

Press and hold on an item you want to drag and then with a different finger, tap at the button to take you out of the current OmniGraffle document. That’s a Library icon which needs finding: rather than to the top left of the screen, OmniGraffle places it in the middle and just to the left the document title.

When you’re back in the Document Picker, as the Omni Group calls it, you can tap to open any other drawing. So long as you’re still holding that element you’ve dragged from the first document, you can now drop it anywhere in the new.

Once it’s in that new drawing, though, you can use exactly the same technique to drag it between different layers of the document.

We keep saying that you’re dragging elements of a drawing around but those elements can be text as well as shapes or re-used templates. You can drag text in from OmniFocus or OmniPlan, for instance. That’s not going to save you a lot of time unless you’re dragging a lot of text but it could be a way to make sure you’re consistent across many documents.

It’s the same process for dragging text or graphics out of OmniGraffle into other apps. We had most success doing it with the app’s stablemates OmniPlan and OmniFocus but even that success was limited.

When we drag to OmniPlan, any text in the item we’re dragging goes into that project management app’s list of tasks and a bar appears representing it in the Gantt chart. When we dragged the same item into OmniFocus, it was entered as a new task called “PDF document.pdf” with an attachment of that name which has the graphic item in it.

You’re not going to do that. Maybe you’d drag the elements from an org chart over to OmniPlan so that you had every member of staff listed but that’s a stretch. Project plans tend to start with what needs to be done rather than who you’ve got to give work to. So really the dragging out of OmniGraffle won’t become hugely useful until other drawing apps adopt iOS 11’s new features too.

OmniGraffle aims to be a complete drawing package. It also aims to make it quick for you to create detailed and technical drawings. So the ability to quickly re-use elements fits in perfectly with that.

It’s not the kind of update that you go wow at or that you know you will rush to use. What is, though, is the kind of update you’ll become so accustomed to that previous versions will seem slow. OmniGraffle is all about making clear, professional drawings with speed and without fuss, however. So this is an update that makes good use of the new iOS 11 features.

OmniGraffle 3.2 for iOS has a free trial version on the App Store and then costs $49.99 for the Standard version. A Pro version is a further $4.99 upgrade or you can go straight from the trial to Pro for $99.99.

AMD, Nvidia shares drop after Intel unveils new chip’s stellar gaming performance

Intel shareholders’ lackluster year compared with its chip peers may be turning around with the launch of its new gaming-focused processors.

The chip maker unveiled its latest Core desktop processors on Monday, proclaiming up to 25 percent frame-rate improvements for PC gaming versus the previous models.

“Our 8th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver tremendous improvements across the board and — for gamers, in particular — offer an unbeatable experience,” Anand Srivatsa, general manager of Desktop Platform Group at Intel, said in the announcement.

“We are laser-focused on giving the enthusiast community the ultimate desktop experience, from chart-topping performance to a platform that can flex with their needs.”

The processors will be available for sale on Oct. 5.

Intel shares outperformed midday Monday, falling 0.3 percent compared with iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF’s 2 percent drop, a 3.8 percent fall for Nvidia shares and 3 percent decline for AMD stock.

One technology industry analyst said the market reaction may mean Intel’s latest product offering could be bad news for AMD, which also makes desktop processors.

“I believe the [market] sentiment is driven primarily by belief that AMD poses less of a threat [to Intel],” Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, wrote in an email.

At first blush, it may seem Intel’s processors may not be a direct competition for Nvidia’s graphics cards. However, if enthusiasts can improve gaming performance with a new desktop processor, it could take budget dollars away from graphics card upgrades.

Nvidia’s stock is up nearly 165 percent in the past 12 months through midday Monday compared with the S&P 500’s 15 percent gain. That performance ranks No. 1 in the entire S&P 500, according to FactSet. AMD and Intel shares are up 97 percent and roughly flat respectively in the same time period.

AMD and Nvidia did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Intel referred to the statement by its executive in the product announcement for its comment.

iPhone 8 Vs. Galaxy Note 8 Drop Test Shows Samsung Flagship Triumphant

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The ongoing debate between Apple and Samsung might never be settled—some people prefer iPhone handsets and iOS, others are big time fans of Galaxy devices and Android. Each side has their pros and cons, though if you purchased a Galaxy Note 8 and are looking for bragging rights over the iPhone 8, you can point to durability. After putting both hands through a series of drop tests, the folks at PhoneBuff found Samsung’s handset to be the tougher of the two…barely.

What makes this face off interesting is that both the iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8 are using an all-glass back design. Samsung has actually been using glass backs for quite some time now, while Apple introduced it as a highly touted feature of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (and iPhone X)—it is the first time since 2011 that Apple has gone with an all-glass design, and this current implementation is supposedly the bees-knees. Or in Apple-speak, it is using “the most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back.”

That is a bold claim, but how does it hold up to the competition? The iPhone 8 is a tough cookie. However, it is not quite as tough as the Galaxy Note 8.

Both devices survived a drop test onto a slab of concrete, with the backside landing first. The phones functioned just fine afterward, though the glass back on both handsets was noticeably cracked—the Galaxy Note 8’s damage looked a little more severe, particularly in the upper corner, while the iPhone 8 had more cracks overall.

This was followed up by a corner-drop test, which in previous generations might have resulted in the entire phone being cracked. In this case, both handsets performed surprisingly well, with minimal damage on the corners that took the brunt of the drop test. And other than some minor scuffing, both phones still functioned properly.

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Where the Galaxy Note 8 started to distance itself from the iPhone 8 was when dropping the handsets face-first. Both phones sustained damage, but it was far less prominent on the Galaxy Note 8, which was able to contain the damage to the corners. On the iPhone 8, more of the main display was cracked. While both phones were still functional, the iPhone 8 presented the higher risk of injury to finger cuts.

Drop Test Score

The final drop test consisted of raising the height and letting the phones plummet onto a piece of steel, and then repeating the test through 10 rounds. This is where the Galaxy Note 8 was really able to claim victory. As you might imagine, both phones took a beating here. However, chunks of the iPhone 8 actually flew off the device after a few drop tests. And after eight drops, the iPhone 8 no longer functioned properly, whereas the Galaxy Note 8 survived all 10 drops.

So what’s the takeaway here? Well, buy yourself a case for your handset. Beyond that, Galaxy Note 8 owners can enjoy a small amount of bragging rights over iPhone 8 owners in terms of durability. In all fairness to Apple (and iPhone fans), the iPhone 8 actually performed fairly well overall. However, the device’s glass is certainly not immune from cracking, hence why a display replacement will still run customers $29 and glass back $99 on Apple’s AppleCare+ program.

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OmniFocus, OmniPlan, and OmniGraffle updated for iOS 11 w/ drag and drop, Files app support, more

The Omni Group today is updating a trio of its iOS apps to better take advantage of the changes in iOS 11. Task management app OmniFocus, graphic design app OmniGraffle, and project management app OmniPlan have all been updated with iOS 11 features following Apple’s release earlier today…

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OmniFocus is adding a host of new features. There’s Drag and Drop support for moving tasks within or between projects or adjusting due dates. On iPad, you can drag tasks out of the app itself to save the URL, while you can also drag content into OmniFocus to create tasks.

SiriKit is also coming to OmniFocus, allowing you to easily create new items, mark items as complete, and search using nothing but Siri. OmniFocus also now supports the new iOS 11 Files app.

Likewise, OmniGraffle – the popular drawing and graphic design app – is adding its fair share of iOS 11 features. There’s Drag and Drop support for importing content, adding canvases and layers, managing documents, and more. OmniGraffle also now supports of the Files app on iOS 11.

Other updates to OmniGraffle include SVG improvements, Visio import support, bug fixes for Apple Pencil users, and more.

Finally, OmniPlan is joining the fun with support for Drag and Drop, the Files app, and iCloud. The project management app is also seeing its fair share of icon and design enhancements.

All three of the new Omni Group apps are rolling out on the App Store now:

OmniFocus 2.21

  • Drag & Drop — OmniFocus now supports Drag & Drop both internally and for getting information in and out of the app:
    • You can drag tasks within or between OmniFocus projects to move them around your project hierarchy and create action groups.
    • Drag actions to a different day in Forecast to adjust their due dates.
    • On iPad, you can drag tasks out of the app and they will turn into plain text (TaskPaper format) or URLs (depending on the target app)
    • Also on iPad, you can drag in content from almost any App to create tasks. You can drag Files and Photos directly to the Attachment tab of the Editor to add them to existing tasks.
  • SiriKit — You can now access OmniFocus data directly from Siri. Siri doesn’t yet know about the OmniFocus database structure, so both Projects and Contexts are represented as “Lists” Here are some example phrases for you to try:
    • Item Creation:
      • “Add a task named Buy Milk in OmniFocus”
      • “Remind me about Take Out the Trash at 5 PM in OmniFocus”
      • “Add Harvest Kale to my Gardening list in OmniFocus”
      • “Remind me to Turn on the Sprinklers when I get home in OmniFocus” (OmniFocus creates a context for this location if one does not exist)
      • “Create a list called Learn to Sail in OmniFocus” (always creates a project)
    • Marking Items Complete:
      • “Mark Buy Replacement Apple Watch Band as complete in OmniFocus”
    • Searching:
      • “What lists do I have in OmniFocus?”
      • “Show me the Groceries list in OmniFocus”
      • “Show me my Home Depot tasks in OmniFocus”
    • New Item — You can now drag the New Inbox Item button into the outline to create your new item at a specific spot in a list.
  • Files — Your OmniFocus database and backups now appear in the Files app. This primarily allows you to access these files to send to support for diagnostics; moving and editing of OmniFocus documents via Files without instructions from Omni is likely to cause data loss.
  • Files — Updated our document icons (visible in the Files app).
  • Reminders Capture — Updated the text in this area of Settings to convey its deprecation in favor of Siri integration.
  • Hyperlinks — Fixed a problem where links in notes were difficult to successfully tap.
  • First-run — We now have localized subtitles for the first-run video.
  • Trial — Prevented the Trial bar from blocking important UI elements.
  • Free Viewer Mode — Reminders Capture is now disabled in Free Viewer mode to prevent data loss.

OmniGraffle 3.2

OmniGraffle 3.2 adds support for Drag & Drop on iOS 11 and integration with the iOS 11 Files app.

  • Drag and Drop Content to OmniGraffle — Quickly add to an OmniGraffle document by dragging content from another app to OmniGraffle’s Canvas or Navigation Sidebar. Drop images or text on the Sidebar to position them exactly in the object hierarchy or on the canvas to position them just right visually.
  • Drag from the Canvas — Quickly share graphics with others by lifting a selection directly from the OmniGraffle canvas and dropping on another canvas, a separate OmniGraffle document, or a different app altogether!
  • Drag from the Navigation Sidebar — OmniGraffle supports dragging content from the Navigation Sidebar: Pick up canvases, layers, or individual objects to rearrange them in the sidebar list or drag them to another app. Drag a canvas to the Photos app to quickly export an image of that canvas or drag a layer to the Mail app and the objects on that layer are shared with a transparent background. You can drag a selection of objects to share just those shapes and if you share an artboard object then the objects above the artboard are included.
  • Drag and Drop in the Document Picker — The Document Picker supports Drag and Drop to make document management even easier. Drag files in to quickly import them, drag them out to copy them elsewhere, or pick up a group of documents and add them to a folder in the Document Browser to keep all you projects organized.
  • Files App Integration — Local OmniGraffle documents appear in the “On My iPad” section of the Files app and OmniGraffle documents in iCloud can be opened in place for editing.
  • Visio Import — Instead of being converted in place, Visio files are copied to the OmniGraffle format before opening. If you open a Visio file from the Files app, the OmniGraffle copy is created in OmniGraffle’s Local Documents.
  • Templates — Now when opening an OmniGraffle Template in iCloud you are prompted to create a new document based on the template or open the template itself for editing.
  • Navigation Sidebar Edit Mode — Updated edit mode in the navigation sidebar to maintain the current selection when switching in and out of edit mode.
  • SVG Import — Named colors and hex colors are now supported when importing from SVG.
  • Line Label Fill Color — Updated default fill color for line labels to give them better contrast against more backgrounds.
  • Text Fields — Fixed a bug that prevented moving the insertion point by tapping.
  • Apple Pencil Support — Fixed a couple bugs that prevented the Marker Fill and Stroke features of OmniGraffle’s Apple Pencil support from working.
  • Favorites — Fixed a bug that prevented favorite styles from being removed from the favorites list.

OmniPlan 3.7

  • Drag and Drop Within OmniPlan — You can now drag tasks within or between OmniPlan projects. Tasks can be dragged out of the project Gantt chart or Network diagram and dropped into the Gantt chart (rearranging tasks via drag and drop or dropping tasks into the Network Diagram is not currently supported). Tap multiple tasks to drag and drop more than one task at a time. When multiple tasks have been picked up, they will be dropped in the order they were selected (this is also a quick way to reorder tasks in a project). To cancel dragging tasks after tasks have been picked up, drag the tasks off the edge of your iOS device’s screen.
  • Drag and Drop Between Other Apps — On iPad, you can drag task out of OmniPlan and they will turn into plain text of .ics calendar events (depending on the target app). Dragging calendar events, reminders, plain text, or OmniFocus tasks into an OmniPlan project will create new tasks in the project.
  • Drag and Drop in the Document Picker — The Document Picker supports Drag and Drop to make document management even easier. Drag files in to quickly import them, drag them out to copy them elsewhere, or pick up a group of documents and add them to a folder in the Document Browser to keep all you projects organized.
  • Files App Integration & iCloud Support — OmniPlan 3 now supports file management and iCloud Drive sync via the iOS 11 Files app. Local OmniPlan project files now appear in the iOS 11 Files app, and OmniPlan projects saved to iCloud Drive will open in place for editing. At this point in time we do not recommend syncing OmniPlan files with third party sync services other than iCloud, as many of these sync services do not support OmniPlan’s file package format.
  • Icons — We’ve updated OmniPlan with bolder, more colorful icons.
  • Microsoft Project Import — OmniPlan no longer performs a destructive import of Microsoft Project files. The original .mpp Microsoft Project file now is now left in its original location, and the imported OmniPlan .oplx project file is copied into OmniPlan’s Local Documents. (In previous versions of OmniPlan, the imported .oplx file overwrote in the original .mpp file.)
  • Share Menu — It is no longer possible to share multiple files at a time.
  • View Type — It is now possible to switch between the Gantt and Network views via an option in the View popover (this allows OmniPlan to hide the view type toolbar button when the toolbar is too crowded).
  • Document Browser — Pulling down in the document browser no longer results in unnecessary blank space.
  • Server Repositories — The alert presented when deleting a file from a server repository is now spelled correctly, and provides the option to cancel.
  • Task Inspector — Restored the “i” buttons for inspecting task assignments and dependent tasks.

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When will the Apple Watch’s price drop?

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What will the Apple Watch 3 bring to your wrist? A price cut on the Apple Watch 2, at the very least.


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Just a few days from now, on Sept. 12, Apple will announce the iPhone 8. But rumor has it we’ll be getting our first look at the Apple Watch 3 as well.

Does that mean a discounted Apple Watch 2 ($369.00 at Apple) is in our future? If so, when? And how much can you expect to save? Let’s go to the crystal ball.


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A brief history of Apple Watch pricing

Historically, when Apple introduces a new iPhone, previous models get a $100 price cut almost immediately. But there’s a lot less history to draw on where Watches are concerned.

Exactly one year ago, Apple trotted out the Watch Series 2 with a starting price of $369 — $20 higher than the original price of the original model (which became known as the Series 1). But the latter wasn’t discontinued right away; instead, Apple gave it a $50 price cut.

Today, the Series 2 still starts at $369, while the Series 1 remains available at $269 and up.

Are price cuts imminent?

If Apple does indeed introduce the Watch Series 3 next Tuesday, it seems very likely the Series 2 will get an immediate price cut — possibly by $50, same as the Series 1 did, or possibly down to $299 to help goose sales a bit more. It depends, in part, on the price of the new model: Will Apple keep the $369 starting price, or could we see it float up to, say, $399? Even higher? The company certainly isn’t shy about premium pricing, as evidenced by the rumored $1,000 sticker for the iPhone 8.

What’s more, the Watch 3 is rumored to incorporate LTE, a FaceTime camera and a new, slimmer design — all of which could contribute to a steeper cost.

There’s also the question of what will happen to the Series 1. Although I’m sure many potential buyers would welcome a lower cost of Apple Watch entry, it seems unlikely Apple will continue selling three generations of the product. Instead, it’s a good bet that model will be discontinued.

Other ways to save

Anytime a new Apple anything hits the market, it usually results in a glut of used previous-generation models, as fans often sell last year’s gear to help subsidize this year’s.

Assuming you’re willing to consider a used or refurbished Apple Watch, that’s good news: You should see some killer deals in the weeks to come.

Although sites like Glyde, Gazelle and Nextworth can hook you up with good deals on used iPhones, however, these resellers don’t deal in Apple Watches. That leaves you with the likes of Craigslist and eBay, where it can be tougher to gauge the condition of what you’re getting — and Craigslist offers no buyer protection to speak of.

But do keep an eye on Apple’s refurbished Watch page, which sells a smattering of literally-good-as-new models for around 15 percent off the list price.

Your thoughts? Would you buy a Series 1 if Apple cut the price to, say, $199? Have you been biding your time in hopes of a decent Series 2 deal? Shall we meet back here a year from now to discuss a Watch 3 price cut?

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More Than 100 Motorola Employees Do Moto Z2 Force Drop Test

A new advertisement, released by the YouTube channel of Motorola US, highlights the ShatterShield display of the Moto Z2 Force. To test the shatterproof nature of the handset’s display, more than 100 Motorola employees from Chicago participated in what the manufacturer calls as the “Hello World’s Largest Phone Drop.” The employees dropped the smartphone at shoulder height on two separate occasions, and it seems none of the smartphones’ screens shattered.

The ShatterShield display is a mainstay of Motorola’s flagship handsets, with the first iteration of the feature arriving with the Motorola Droid Turbo 2. The screen is comprised of five different protective layers and a flexible OLED panel, which is manufactured using the P-OLED technology. The panel absorbs shocks and allows the display to flex when the phone is dropped. Over the years, the ShatterShield display was improved in order to make the feature more competitive. In its latest iteration, Lenovo switched to a 3D design, although most the materials used for the screens have remained the same. However, there are drawbacks to using a shatterproof display, and among them is the increased tendency of the screen to scratch. Repeated reports of scratching have prompted the manufacturer to encourage its customers to buy a separate screen protector.

The Moto Z2 Force is equipped with a Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm, which is comprised of an octa-core Kryo 280 CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Beneath the ShatterShield Display, users will find a 5.5-inch P-OLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. The units sold in the United States sport 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal flash storage, while the devices shipped internationally contain 6GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. The handset is also equipped with a dual rear camera setup, which consists of two 12-megapixel sensors, while the front-facing camera sports a 5-megapixel shooter. To keep the lights on, the device has a 2,730mAh battery, while support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is also included for fast top-ups. A fingerprint scanner is located below the display, while POGO Pins for connecting Moto Mods are placed on the back. In the United States, the Moto Z2 Force is sold by all major wireless carriers.