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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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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 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

iPhone 7 A10 Fusion: 40% faster processing than the A9

There’s a lot to like about the iPhone 7, but is it worth upgrading to? It is if you care about performance and battery life. The iPhone 7 boasts the A10 Fusion, a four-core 64-bit processor with two high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores. With the processor comes 40-percent faster processing over the A9 and two times processing over the A8. It’s a big jump in processing performance over the iPhone 6s, and is especially faster than older models — in fact, Apple says it is 120x faster than the original iPhone.

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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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RIP iPhone 7 headphone jack: Welcome Apple AirPods

RIP iPhone 7 headphone jack: Welcome Apple AirPods

As expected - and, for many, feared - the iPhone 7 has killed off the 3.5mm headphone jack, with Apple turning to Lightning and wireless AirPods instead. The new wireless earbuds resemble the company's existing EarPods only with the wires cut off, and take a spot at the pinnacle of Apple's new sound offering with the brand new phone.

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iPhone 7 camera: 12MP, OIS, quad-LED flash, 60% faster

iPhone 7 camera: 12MP, OIS, quad-LED flash, 60% faster

The iPhone 7 boasts an all-new 12-megapixel camera, though as expected, it is of the single-lens variety (you’ll need to grab the iPhone 7 Plus if you want the dual-lens camera). The iPhone’s offering is still a force to be reckoned with, though, as it brings optical image stabilization with it, an f/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens, not to mention the high-speed sensor and Apple’s own ISP. This is joined by a wide color gamut and quad-LED True Tone flash, the sum total of which is a powerhouse mobile photography device.

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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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iPhone 7 Jet Black is a high-gloss work of precision

iPhone 7 Jet Black is a high-gloss work of precision

Apple has taken the wraps off the new iPhone 7, saying it is "very beautiful, very high-tech." The phone is, says Apple, a work of perfection, of precision, of many technologies brought together to produce a single, seemingly simple smartphone that is on point at all points. Says Apple, the iPhone 7 is made with "few and very precisely engineered parts."

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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 revealed early

iPhone 7 revealed early

This morning Apple revealed the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, two devices with looks very similar to their predecessors with new innards and next-gen camera abilities. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been made available for pre-order today (or later today, depending on when this article is published), and both models are coming in black. The iPhone 7 Plus' version of black (in addition to its own darker Space Gray) is a Piano-like tone - shiny!

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