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Apple on iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack: time to move on

Apple on iPhone 7’s missing headphone jack: time to move on

Although the iPhone 7 has a lot of things going for it, it will probably go down in history as the iPhone that killed the 3.5 mm headphone jack. While it was something that almost all had foreseen months away, many refused to believe Apple would pull something so bold, almost heretical, until the very last-minute. Some called it hubris. Apple called it “courage”, which is now, apparently, a meme. For Apple executives, it was nothing but natural evolution that would eventually happen. It just so happened that Apple and the iPhone 7 is setting things in motion.

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AppleCare+ screen repairs just got more affordable

AppleCare+ screen repairs just got more affordable

Disregarding all those excruciatingly painful scratch, drop, and bend torture tests, which now includes freeze plus drop, screen damages are truly the most common reasons users bring in their smartphones for repair. Apple’s iPhones are no exception and are perhaps even more susceptible these days due to design changes. Keeping up with the trends, Apple has decided and, like the iPad price and storage changes, somewhat silently announce a rather substantial change to its AppleCare+ fees, bringing the service price of screen repairs down to earth for only $29.

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iPhone 7 gotchas: no liquid damage warranty, scratchy jet black

iPhone 7 gotchas: no liquid damage warranty, scratchy jet black

As expected, the iPhone 7 came with some, OK maybe at least one, controversial feature, but it also has some commendable ones as well. That includes, for the first time, some water resistance and a new “high gloss” black color, the latter limited to higher configuration. But, as they say, the devil is in the details and Apple, to no one’s surprise, didn’t really dive into the fine print. Because, apparently, those two particular new “features” might not be all they’re cut out to be after all.

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LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

LG V20 is coming to major US carriers, question is when

The iPhone 7 and friends may have grabbed the spotlight from the LG V20 too soon, but those who remain unfazed by Apple’s products remain more interested in this new, premium Android smartphone. Good thing, then, that major carriers in the US have enough room for both. Of course, it’s no surprise that AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all chiming in on how they will be carrying LG’s latest and greatest. It’s really more a question of when, and which carrier features the smartphone will support.

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Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 7

Today we're running down the full set of details on Apple's newly revealed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These devices were shown by Apple for the first time to the public on the 7th of September, 2016, and made available on pre-order on this date as well. These devices will be made available in physical store locations on the 16th of September - one week from this Friday. Both devices will be available in a variety of colors and internal storage sizes.

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iPhone 7 hands-on

iPhone 7 hands-on

Don't get hung up on the missing headphone jack: there's a lot more to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus than the port "courageously" left behind. Apple's big event in San Francisco has just finished, and I've spent a while playing with both sizes of the new iPhone 7 to see how the most hotly-anticipated smartphone of the year is shaping up.

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iPhone 7 battery life extended… a tiny bit

iPhone 7 battery life extended… a tiny bit

Apple reveals the extended battery life of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with a list of activities and life times. This is one of the big selling features on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, putting the devices ahead of every other iPhone that's been sold by Apple in the past 9 years. The iPhone 7, they suggest, can last up to 12 hours with 3G or LTE web browsing, while the iPhone 7 Plus can last 13. Wireless audio on the iPhone 7 will have the device running for a whopping 40 hours, while the iPhone 7 Plus could potentially last 60.

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iPhone 7 display updated, ‘best on any smartphone’

iPhone 7 display updated, ‘best on any smartphone’

Apple has run down the list of the new features on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and while the camera may be the biggest star of the presentation, the company is promising some major things for the phones' Retina HD Display. Apple's Phil Schiller is so confident in the quality of the iPhone 7 display that he touted it as being the "best display on any smartphone."

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iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera: how does it work?

This week Apple revealed their headliner iPhone 7 device with a design very similar to the iPhone 6s - but the Plus, that's a different story. The iPhone 7 Plus was revealed with two camera lenses at its back. It's not that this hasn't ever been done before, but the idea that Apple would feel confident enough in a system with two separate lenses - that speaks to its viability. As such, we're interested in seeing how Apple is making use of both of these lenses - and both sensors under the surface.

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iPhone 7 home button: how does it work?

iPhone 7 home button: how does it work?

This week the folks at Apple revealed a new kind of home button for the iPhone 7, one that no longer clicks. This is a non-moving home button for the iPhone 7 - making use of the device's built-in Taptic Engine. Force now works - not unlike the device's extra layer of touch sensitivity throughout its touchscreen. Apple used the words "force sensitive solid state" - which means, in a sense, that it's a lot less prone to breaking or wearing out.

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are official

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are official

Apple has officially revealed the iPhone 7, with a brand new design, IP67 water-proofing, a solid-state force-sensitive home button, and an entirely revamped camera. Although instantly recognizable as an iPhone, the iPhone 7 debuts a cleaner new design and a host of unusual production methods.

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iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

iPhone 7 release date and pricing revealed

Apple has revealed the pricing and release date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both device coming at the same time on pre-order and in-store. Both devices have been revealed in full this week at an Apple Event that showed off the devices in all their slightly-newly-designed glory. The smaller of the two devices is almost identical in size to the iPhone 6s, while the larger device, the iPhone 7 Plus, is very very similar in size to the iPhone 6s Plus. Both devices will be joined by a litany of new accessories from a variety of 3rd-party brands.

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