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

09/12/2016, 08:09 pm

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.


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

09/12/2016, 05:09 pm

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


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

09/12/2016, 03:09 pm

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.


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

09/12/2016, 01:09 pm

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

09/12/2016, 01:09 pm

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

09/12/2016, 11:09 am

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

09/12/2016, 11:09 am

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'

09/12/2016, 10:09 am

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.


Sports Illustrated shares NFL gameday photos promoting dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus

09/12/2016, 09:09 am

Having been given an early promotional unit by Apple, Sports Illustrated on Sunday published a series of photos shot with the iPhone 7 Plus, which includes a second lens for 2x optical zoom.


iPhone 7 rumors postmortem: What the Apple rumor mill got right, and what it didn't

09/11/2016, 01:09 pm

For regular AppleInsider readers, last week's Apple event came with no major surprises, as the rumor mill signaled exactly what to expect from the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2. Here's a recap of which sources got it right --in some cases well in advance of the product announcements.


Editorial: Apple's AirPods, iPhone 7, Series 2 Watch out... journalists

09/10/2016, 05:09 pm

The September 7 Apple Event raised some troubling questions for many tech journalists and their prewritten narratives. It's almost as if they'd been caught in a huge lie and were now forced to ad-lib a toddler-like series of distractions in a bid to avoid any consequences to their reputations. They're often wrong, here's why.


Roundup: The best cases you can buy for Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus right now

09/09/2016, 11:09 pm

With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus hitting store shelves, new cases are hitting the market at a rapid rate. AppleInsider has rounded up a list of the best iPhone 7 cases that you can buy right now to keep your device in pristine condition.


AT&T & T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7 likely using Intel modem incompatible with Sprint & Verizon

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

The iPhone 7 models Apple is selling for AT&T and T-Mobile customers don't support Sprint and Verizon, likely because some of them use an Intel modem that doesn't work with CDMA networks, a report noted on Friday.


Dual-lens camera to remain iPhone Plus exclusive in 2017

09/09/2016, 05:09 pm

Apple is predicted to keep the dual-camera setup debuted this week with iPhone 7 Plus an exclusive to 5.5-inch versions of its smartphone lineup in 2017, according to well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Explosions prompt FAA to warn airline passengers against using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in flight [u]

09/09/2016, 03:09 pm

With just a week to go before Apple's jumbo-sized iPhone 7 Plus hits the market, its chief competitor --Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 --continues to deal with the fallout from faulty batteries, including a safety warning issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.


Apple's Wide Color screen on the iPhone 7 will lead to more faithful color reproduction

09/09/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple has implemented many different changes to graphics presentation over the years, but none may be more dramatic and have a more lasting impact than the ongoing shift from older technologies to the new Wide Color standard as found in the iPhone 7 family.


Deals: Up to $200 off first-gen Apple Watches; iPhone 7 pre-order offers; 13" MacBook Air (1.6GHz, 8GB, 128GB) for $790

09/09/2016, 01:09 pm

Deals on Apple products are heating up after this week's keynote. Snap up a first-gen Apple Watch at $150-$200 off. Or trade in an iPhone 6/6s/Plus and get a 32GB iPhone 7 for free (or get the 256GB iPhone 7 for the price of the 128GB model at Sprint). An 8GB 13" MacBook Air is also $210 off on eBay.


AT&T & Verizon join in on 'free' iPhone 7 deals offering up to $650 in credit [u]

09/09/2016, 12:09 pm

Not content to let Sprint and T-Mobile steal their thunder, U.S. carriers AT&T and Verizon have launched their own promotions in which customers can potentially get a free iPhone 7 after trading in an older device. [Updated with second AT&T option]


Apple Upgrade Program participants complain of no stock, scheduling problems

09/09/2016, 11:09 am

The iPhone Upgrade program is intended to give people the ability to get Apple's new phone every year, shortly after release. Problems with the pre-order process overnight are leading people to question why they signed up for the program.


Apple to reopen in-store iPhone 7 reservations on Sept. 17

09/09/2016, 11:09 am

In the U.S., Apple has temporarily called a halt to in-store shopping reservations for the iPhone 7 -- but those will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sept. 17, potentially giving people who missed launch-day preorders another shot at getting a device within the next two weeks.