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2016

Apple expands Maps transit directions to Columbus and Pittsburgh

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Just ahead of Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, Apple has enabled Maps public transit directions for two more U.S. cities, namely Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa.

2017 iPhone will have 'virtual button' built into edge-to-edge display - report

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Next year's flagship iPhone will have a "full-screen face," with an embedded "virtual button," a report said on Tuesday, reinforcing some other recent rumors about Apple's expected redesign.

VirnetX patents ruled invalid ahead of retrial in ongoing legal battle with Apple

Tuesday September 13, 2016

Four patents VirnetX said were infringed by Apple have been deemed invalid by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, something which could potentially be a major setback in an upcoming retrial.

Review roundup: iPhone 7 is the greatest iPhone yet, but lack of the headphone jack is annoying

Tuesday September 13, 2016

A bevy of iPhone 7 reviews have been published in advance of the phone's actual release, with nearly all of them singing the praises of the device, amidst one big omission -- the headphone jack.

iPhone 7 preorders at T-Mobile 4X greater than iPhone 6 launch, matte black most popular color

Monday September 12, 2016

This week's launch of the iPhone 7 is shaping up to be a blockbuster success for U.S. carrier T-Mobile, as the company's CEO revealed that sales have essentially quadrupled that of the iPhone 6 two years ago.

Twitter to allow longer tweets, won't count mentions or media toward 140-character limit

Monday September 12, 2016

Starting next week, Twitter will expand its 140-character limit by excluding certain types of content from the count, including usernames in replies and links to media.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall seen as a 'gift' to Apple and its iPhone 7 Plus launch

Monday September 12, 2016

The timing of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phablet recall could be a boon for Apple and this Friday's debut of the iPhone 7 Plus, one analyst believes, as preorder lead times are said to be on pace with expectations.

Super Mario Run Stickers for iOS 10 iMessages now available as free download

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple's iMessage App Store is set to launch this week with its new Nintendo partnership leading the way, as the Super Mario Run Stickers app is now available to download.

Class-action lawsuit targets Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program

Monday September 12, 2016

Just days before the iPhone 7 is set to launch, customers are hoping to take Apple to task over its iPhone Upgrade Program, with a new class-action lawsuit asserting that some who signed up are "shut out of receiving the latest iPhones."

China Apple dealer de-boxes matte black iPhone 7, reveals Jet Black packaging

Monday September 12, 2016

The first unveiling of the matte black iPhone 7 has reportedly taken place, and was published in conjunction with the Jet Black box for comparison on China social media on Monday

Some US airlines prohibiting use of any Samsung phones in wake of Note 7 recall

Monday September 12, 2016

Fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall is escalating, with some airlines disallowing any use of Samsung mobile devices in-flight, following reports of multiple incidences of property damage in the U.S.

How Apple achieved water resistance with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Monday September 12, 2016

At its press event last week, Apple described the iPhone 7 as its first "water-resistant" smartphone. What does that mean, though, and how does the technology work?

Apple A10 Fusion in iPhone 7 family surprises, exceeds pre-release expectations

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple's A10 Fusion processor found in the new iPhone 7 family is a quad-core chip, but not one like Apple's ever used in any device its ever made before.

Apps for iOS 10, including Messages apps, begin arriving on iOS App Store [u]

Monday September 12, 2016

Ahead of this Tuesday's launch of iOS 10, Apple has begun allowing apps designed for the new operating system onto the App Store, including downloads that tap into the new Messages integration feature.

Disaffected Apple Upgrade Program customers can now call support for iPhone 7 order help

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple is allowing participants in the Apple iPhone Upgrade Program to call customer service, with some customers being presented with additional options for preorder, beyond what is available on the website.

Facebook switches on bot-based purchases in Messenger

Monday September 12, 2016

Facebook on Monday announced that one of the key poles of its bot strategy, chat-based purchases, will soon take effect for users of its Messenger app.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have bigger batteries than iPhone 6s line, specs show

Monday September 12, 2016

The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 features a 1,960 milliamp-hour battery, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus includes a 2,900 milliamp-hour supply -- both significant increases over their predecessors, a report noted on Monday.

iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 7 camera: Dual lenses provide major upgrade potential

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple's choice of an all-new dual-sensor camera module on the iPhone 7 Plus steals the show, making it a compelling upsell from the 12-megapixel single lens on the iPhone 7. If you're still torn deciding between which model is for you, here's a comparison of what the iPhone 7 Plus camera offers over the iPhone 7.

Pro photographer tests iPhone 7 Plus cameras at US Open, finds they perform 'exceedingly well'

Monday September 12, 2016

Apple and ESPN equipped photographer Landon Nordeman with an unreleased iPhone 7 Plus for this weekend's U.S. Open tennis tournament, resulting in a series of photos showcasing the new dual-lens system for the phone, set to launch on Friday.

France & Netherlands among EU countries considering pursuing share of Apple taxes

Monday September 12, 2016

In the wake of the European Commission's ruling against tax deals between Apple and Ireland, the finance ministers of several other European countries are reportedly considering a share of the iPhone maker's back taxes.