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Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

09/17/2016, 02:09 pm

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a software-driven sensor. That necessitates a new physical button sequence to hard-reset the device if it stops responding; that happens to be holding the Volume Down and Wake buttons for five seconds.

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iPhone 7 solid-state home button works on capacitive touch, gloved users beware

09/16/2016, 09:09 pm

With iPhone 7, Apple updated its iconic home button from a mechanical push-button design to a solid-state sensor stack, meaning it requires direct contact with skin, or a capacitive glove, to operate.

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Black & Jet Black: Unboxing the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with Lightning headphones

09/16/2016, 07:09 pm

Apple's latest iPhone 7 models sport two new color finish options: a solid matte Black and a high gloss Jet Black. Both appear to be in high demand, so if you're on the fence (or in line) we've taken some photos and videos highlighting the differences, including their almost invisible new seam lines, Apple's enhanced leather case options and the new Lightning headphones.

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FBI sued to divulge info on San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption hack

09/16/2016, 02:09 pm

A trio of journalistic establishments have filed a freedom of information lawsuit, attempting to compel the FBI to divulge information about the hack it purchased to break into the San Bernardino shooters' iPhone 5c.

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iPhone 7 teardown confirms Intel modem in AT&T, T-Mobile models

09/16/2016, 10:09 am

A pair of teardowns have confirmed speculation that Apple used multiple vendors for cellular modems in the iPhone 7 family, with an Intel-made wireless modem found in a model for AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Apple's iPhone 7 & 7 Plus survive early drop & water tests

09/16/2016, 09:09 am

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus already out in many parts of the world, people are beginning to subject Apple's phones to numerous stress tests, including drop and water tests that, at least in some early cases, the products are passing.

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Apple fans line up worldwide for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus & Apple Watch Series 2

09/16/2016, 09:09 am

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus rolled out to 28 regions around the world on Friday, and was anxiously awaited by crowds picking up pre-orders, with others disregarding Apple's warnings of low stock.

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Big shift: demand for dual-camera iPhone 7 Plus surges past standard iPhone 7

09/16/2016, 12:09 am

For the first time ever, order demand among early iPhone buyers has decisively shifted to Apple's Plus-sized model compared to the standard 4.7 inch version. If sustained, a shift to the higher-end would mean even greater profits for Apple, which is already basking in reports of enthusiastic demand for its latest and greatest iPhone.

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First iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals larger battery, revamped internal design, faux speaker port, more

09/15/2016, 11:09 pm

Mere hours after Apple's iPhone 7 Plus arrived in the hands of pre-order customers on Friday, the team at iFixit ripped the new flagship smartphone open to reveal a larger battery, revamped internal layout, fake speaker port in lieu of a headphone jack and other goodies.

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Matte black iPhone 7 undergoes brutal scratch, bend test in new video

09/15/2016, 10:09 pm

Although it just launched mere hours ago, Apple's latest 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has already been subjected to a brutal durability test that shows the new matte black finish, while fairly resistant to scuffs, is no match for a razor.

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First iPhone 7 pre-order shipments arrive as lines form at Apple stores

09/15/2016, 09:09 pm

As the first iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units land in the hands of pre-order customers living in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia, customers eager to score their own copy are queueing up outside Apple's retail stores.

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Jet black is most popular color option among Sprint's high-capacity iPhone 7 preorders

09/15/2016, 03:09 pm

With the iPhone 7 back in black, Apple's new glossy jet black aluminum shade has edged out matte black in preorder sales, at least among 128- and 256-capacity models bought through U.S. carrier Sprint.

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T-Mobile users complain about iOS 10 carrier settings causing service blackouts [ux2]

09/15/2016, 01:09 pm

A carrier settings update, associated with iOS 10, is causing some T-Mobile customers to lose their cellular connection in places where they should otherwise have a signal, according to complaints on Apple's support forums. [Updated with official T-Mobile response and promised Apple fix]

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iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitar, 3.5mm headphone to Apple's iPhone via Lightning

09/15/2016, 12:09 pm

IK Multimedia on Thursday announced its next-generation iRigh HD 2 digital guitar interface, featuring Lightning connectivity that will allow users to simultaneously connect both a guitar amp and 3.5-millimeter headphone to the new iPhone 7.

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Pandora launches new 'Plus' tier, promises on-demand streaming by end of 2016

09/15/2016, 11:09 am

Pandora on Thursday announced "Pandora Plus," a revamping of its $4.99 Pandora One plan, while also making changes to its free tier and confirming it will offer on-demand streaming later in 2016, in a bid to compete with Apple Music and Spotify.

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Launch day iPhone 7 Plus, jet black iPhone 7 allotment sold out, Apple says

09/15/2016, 01:09 am

Less than six days after iPhone 7 preorders went live, Apple on Wednesday confirmed the initial allotment of 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus models have sold out globally, meaning fans looking to nab one at a brick-and-mortar retail outlet without a reservation on launch day are out of luck.

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First online vendors begin support for Apple Pay on the Web

09/14/2016, 05:09 pm

A number of websites are beginning to launch support for Apple Pay on the Web, which allows iOS 10 users to pay for goods and services away from apps and point-of-sale terminals.

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Conflicting reports emerge about iPhone 7 retail stock levels for launch

09/14/2016, 03:09 pm

As accounts surface claiming that the iPhone 7 will be particularly constrained at retail for the launch, sources familiar with the matter are saying that they will be no more or less limited at launch day than for any other first day of sale since the iPhone 4.

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Tim Cook says AR, VR are 'really cool' and have garnered Apple's interest

09/14/2016, 10:09 am

In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, Apple CEO Tim Cook made comments suggesting that augmented reality would be a future focus for Apple. He also defended complaints of easy AirPod loss, and discussed iPhone 7 design decisions.

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Suppliers see high chip orders in advance of Apple's iPhone 7 launch

09/14/2016, 10:09 am

The iPhone 7, shipping Friday, has been creating higher-than-expected demand for chip production and contributing to a crunch on NAND flash memory supply, a pair of reports said on Wednesday.

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