The fifth review of my iPhone X Roundup series focuses on Pad & Quill, Spigen, OtterBox, LifeProof, Totallee, and Sena. If you’ve missed my previous posts, I’m taking a close look at iPhone X cases from a range of manufacturers. We don’t often feature case reviews on MacRumors, but with the launch of the iPhone X and its new design, we felt it was worth exploring some of the available case options….

Apologies for missing last week’s iOS gaming roundup, but I’ve got a good reason: I was in Jordan judging Middle Eastern and North African mobile games for the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). It’s an organization that for fourteen years now has been hosting international competitions looking for the best mobile games. I’ve been involved for several years now, and it’s awesome actually having game awards specifically for mobile instead of how…

The Visitor’s Center at Apple’s new Apple Park campus opened up to the public this morning, allowing Apple fans to visit the Cupertino location to check out the campus and purchase souvenirs and snacks. It features a cantilevered carbon fiber roof that was designed to look like it floats, along with staircases, stone walls, and terrazzo floors that match the aesthetic of the rest of the campus. Inside, there’s a large 3D…

For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a powerstation USB-C XXL that’s equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices. The powerstation USB-C XXL, priced at $149.95, features a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie says is enough juice to provide USB-C laptops (the MacBook specifically) with up to 14 hours of additional battery…

Apple is “leaning heavily” towards choosing Intel’s 5G modems for its future iPhones, according to Fast Company. Apple engineers are said to be already working with Intel on upcoming 5G technology. Apple’s discussions with Qualcomm about 5G modems, meanwhile, have been described as “limited.” Citing a source with knowledge of Apple’s plans, Fast Company says that while Qualcomm 5G modems will offer more specialized carrier features, many of those features will not…

Apple today shared a new “What’s a computer” iPad Pro ad on its YouTube channel, highlighting the myriad things an iPad Pro can do along with new iPad features introduced in iOS 11. The video, set to the song “Go” by Louis The Child,” shows off the iPad’s versatility as a computer replacement, following a teen as she chats with friends, takes and edits photos, writes a paper, draws with the Apple…

The Pixel Buds, Google’s $159 headphones designed to compete with Apple’s AirPods, finally launched this week so we thought we’d pit the two devices against one another to see how they measure up. While the AirPods are widely loved and have received mostly positive reviews from customers and media sites, things aren’t looking quite as rosy for the Pixel Buds. In a lot of ways, the Pixel Buds don’t measure up to…

Denise Young Smith, Apple’s current vice president of diversity and inclusion, plans to leave Apple at the end of this year, reports TechCrunch. Smith was promoted to her position in May of 2017, and prior to that, she was in human resources. Smith, who has been with Apple for more than 20 years, reports directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Prior to Smith’s promotion, Apple had a head of diversity and inclusion,…

Lifx today introduced a new HomeKit-enabled Lifx Z Starter Kit that includes two 3.3-foot light strips and a power pack for $89.99. The new Lifx Z setup is similar to the previous version, but it adds HomeKit support. The light strips offer 1400 lumens per two meters and can be set to 16 million colors. Multiple shades of white are also available, as is dimming functionality. Lifx light strips offer eight zones…

AT&T appears to be experiencing some kind of outage, and many AT&T customers across the United States are unable to make and answer phone calls. There are numerous reports of issues on Twitter, and MacRumors has also been unable to place calls on an iPhone associated with AT&T. The problem appears to have begun at least 30 minutes ago. Customers affected by the problem who attempt to make a phone call are…