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12:38
Apple publishes intense 107-second September event...

In a new move by Apple, they’ve gone ahead and published a 107-second recap video from today’s big event to YouTube. Apple’s appropriately titled ‘Don’t Blink’ recap video is tightly packed with content from the event, and something you don’t want to miss. Apple has also published the introduction videos of its latest products from its September event. The videos each show off Apple’s three big new products: the new iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2, and the all new Apple AirPods. The videos provide a good introduction into the products that customers will begin to see hit shelves later this year, and everything else they should expect.

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12:36
iPhone 7: why Apple just abolished the headphone jack

This is the most controversial part of Apple’s announcements today. But they signalled, very clearly, that this is what they think the future will be. Keep this in mind when, next year, they offer wireless charging.

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12:33
'Fastest smartphone chip ever,' the A10...

At the heart of every Apple iPhone is usually an upgraded chip, and this year’s iPhone 7 is no different: the A10 Fusion, which Apple executives claimed is the fastest smartphone chip ever. 

‘If you’ve been paying attention, you know that Apple’s chip team has been killing it in performance,” said 

Apple has an existing license from ARM, the British smartphone chip designer that was recently acquired by Softbank. Rather than licensing a fixed design, Apple’s deal apparently permits tweaking for its own purposes, allowing the company to optimize it for new iPhone releases. 

Apple’s new A10 Fusion chip is orders of magnitude faster than the original iPhone.

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12:32
Apple to sell replacement Lightning to 3.5mm...

While Apple will be including a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with the purchase of every iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the company will also be selling the adapter separately. Apple has listed the adapter on its website and it carries a surprisingly low price tag of $9.

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12:28
macOS Sierra arrives on September 20

It wasn't mentioned during today's event, but sharp-eye Team AWT member dubsdotla (Derek Scott) pointed out that macOS Sierra now has a release date -- September 20. 

What that means is that there probably will NOT be an Apple event to announce new Macs, unless it's still in October. Most pundits thought that Apple was going to wait until mid or late October to release macOS Sierra, with a pre-release event to show off new Macs. 

 

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12:23
Two cameras in iPhone 7 Plus allow synthetic zoom,...

The new iPhone 7 Plus introduced at Apple's September product event sports two cameras, set closely side by side, as was widely rumored. Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, described the system, which pairs a 28mm wide-angle lens, just as in the iPhone 7, with a new 56mm telephoto lens.

Apple will release the phone with hardware-based 1x and 2x zoom, and a software synthesized zoom between the two. An improved digitally interpolated zoom mode handles images above 2x to 10x. A software update that will ship later will add a Portrait mode that creates photos that look like they came from much more expensive digital cameras.

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12:22
iOS 10 and watchOS 3 are coming on September 13

At the Apple iPhone 7 event on Wednesday, the company revealed that the ship date for iOS 10 and watchOS 3 is September 13.
The free update is for users of the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch.

Following the Apple event, the company released to developers the golden master of iOS 10 and watchOS 3, as well as the GMs of macOS Sierra and tvOS 10. When beta software turns to golden master, it is usually considered the final version that will be eventually released to the general public.

When iOS 10 is officially released, it will be available to iOS users through Software Update in the Settings app. It’s a good idea to perform a backup before installing the new operating system. In case you have problems with iOS 10, you can always revert to the backup.

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12:20
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant...

Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which feature advanced camera systems, the best battery life ever in an iPhone, stereo speakers, a wide color system from camera to display, and two new finishes. 

They’re also the first water and dust resistant iPhone. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, Sept. 16.

“The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone,” says Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The new smartphones boast iP67 protection thanks to new seals and adhesives, he adds. They can survive a dip in the pool, but they’re not waterproof.

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12:17
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Say “Hit the Road, Jack”

It’s true: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus abandon the headphone jack, but offer stereo speakers, improved cameras, better performance, and more. Josh Centers has a roundup of new features.

 

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12:12
macOS Sierra GM version is now available for Mac

macOS Sierra has been used by developers and public beta testers all summer, and today the Mac software update is available in GM form as Apple prepares it for primetime. The latest release is available now through the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra’s headlining feature is Siri on the Mac with other features like Auto-Unlock which lets Apple Watch users skip the password login screen. Apple Pay is also coming to Safari with macOS Sierra, although we haven’t seen the feature live on the web yet.

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12:07
Apple seeds tvOS 10 GM for the Apple TV to developers

Just a few moments after the September iPhone event keynote ended, Apple has started seeding out the golden master release for tvOS 10 today to all current testers and developers. To update to the final build, developers can check through the Software Update section on the Apple TV, or grab the Configuration Profile from Apple’s Developer center if you’d like to install it for the first time.

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12:07
Apple reinvents the wireless headphone with AirPods

If you liked the original Apple ear pods, you’ll probably like these. But sadly for me, they never fit in my ears properly. And, at $159, they won’t fit my wallet either.

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12:06
Apple seeds watchOS 3 GM for the Apple Watch to...

Following this year’s September iPhone event, Apple has begun seeding out the final builds for watchOS 3. This golden master release can be downloaded as an update from the Watch app on an iPhone, or its appropriate configuration file can be downloaded from Apple’s Developer Center. watchOS 3 GM should be the final release we see before an official release of watchOS 3 is made public. watchOS 3’s public release date is set for next week, September 13th.

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12:06
iOS 10 GM seed is now available for developers,...

Apple has just dropped the iOS 10 GM seed for developers, including all the new features and changes that will be available to the public next week on September 13 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The update weighs in at 1.7 GB. Apple calls it the biggest release of iOS ever.

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12:05
Siri, Apple Watch unlocking, and more comes with...

Enlarge / The macOS Sierra beta running on a MacBook Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple will release the final version of macOS 10.12 Sierra to the public on September 20th. The company made the announcement on its web site during its September product event today.

Aside from being called "macOS" now, Sierra brings a handful of big new features and a longer list of minor tweaks. We covered most of that ground in our preview of the developer build of the software (and we'll cover it all again in more depth in our full review), but the short list includes Siri, proximity-based Apple Watch unlocking, Apple Pay...

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12:02
WatchOS 3 will try to speed up your Apple Watch on...

Enlarge / Apple outlined the core benefits of WatchOS 3 at WWDC in June. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple will release WatchOS 3 to all current Apple Watch users on September 13. The company announced the official release date as part of its September product event.

The update builds on the foundation laid in WatchOS 1 and 2 but also makes some major changes to the way the Apple Watch works. Apple has worked to make it easier to swipe between watch faces, has introduced an iOS-esque Control Center, and has introduced a “dock” of up to 10 apps that are loaded in memory and updated behind-the-scenes to make launching and using apps quicker. Docked apps have also killed “Glances,” which were similarly intended to make watch interactions faster but mostly failed because of...

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12:02
Apple expands iPhone Upgrade Program to UK and China...

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program, which provides a new iPhone every year for a fixed monthly fee, is being expanded to the UK and China. It was previously available only in the USA …

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12:00
Apple World Today's Stupendous, Gigantic...

While the rest of the world has been reading the rumors that were finally quashed today with the announcement of the iPhone 7, tech bloggers have been inundated for the past week or so with products that will work with the newest member of the iPhone family. With no further ado, here's our roundup of iPhone 7 accessories. Grab a cold (or hot) drink, sit back and enjoy the best of the best!

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Distil Union Wally Wallet Case

Need a wallet to go with your new iPhone? Distil Union's newly-designed iPhone 7 wallet cases and stick-ons are going to be perfect. The $49.99 Wally Wallet Case can hold up to 4 cards and 2 folded bills and comes in black, brown, gray and red. Don't need a full combo case? The Wally Wallet Stick-On uses a removable 3M "Alternahesive" and holds 3 cards and 1 folded bill. The Wally Wallet Stick-On is also available in black, brown, gray and red,...

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11:58
All about Apple Watch Series 1

Remember the original Apple Watch? It's back, with a new name, lower price point, and an improved processor. The Apple Watch Series 1 starts at just $269, and uses the same dual-core processor as the new Apple Watch Series 2. 

What it doesn't come with is the built-in GPS and 50m water-resistant capabilities of the new Watch. It will also come only in the "Sport" configuration, with an aluminum casing and sport bands. Of course, you can order accessory bands as much as you'd like. 

As with the other new products, pre-orders begin this Friday, September 9 and the new Apple Watch Series 1 should be available on September 16. A full comparison of the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 can be found here.

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11:56
macOS Sierra will be released on September 20 for...

Apple has announced that macOS Sierra will be released to customers on September 20, as part of its media event currently going on. The update is (naturally) free and incorporates several new features, like Siri for Mac, Apple Pay for websites and more.

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11:55
Apple pushes new EarPods and AirPods for a future...

Apple will try to ease the pain of killing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, shipping the new smartphone with Lightning-enabled EarPods and an analog adapter.

“The reason to move on ... it really comes down to one word: Courage,” Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said during the company’s September news event.

Schiller explained that abandoning the analog headphone jack allows Apple to make room for various other technological improvements, such as brighter displays, faster processors, and the iPhone 7’s stereo speakers. The Lightning connection also allows for new headphone features, he said, including adaptive noise cancellation and higher-quality audio without an external power source.

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11:53
Apple debuts $159 AirPods wireless earbuds with W1...

As rumored, Apple at its special event on Wednesday introduced a wireless headphones called AirPods, which come packed with advanced technology like a custom wireless chip, beam-forming microphones, accelerometers, infrared sensors and more.

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11:52
Apple announces iPhone 7 pricing & availability...

Following its unveiling of iPhone 7 today, Apple has now announced pricing and availability for the device.

Head below for all of the details on pricing for the various models and country availability. more…

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11:52
Apple Watch Hermes announces new styles and colors

Apple and Hermès have introduced new Apple Watch Hermès styles and an expanded assortment of bands that incorporate Hermès' signature palette alongside a series of new colors. 

The collection pairs Apple Watch Series 2 with handcrafted leather bands in distinctive styles from Hermès. It features exclusive watch face designs inspired by the Clipper, Cape Cod and Espace Hermès models. Apple Watch Hermès is the ultimate tool for modern living, a product of elegant, artful simplicity and functionality.

The expanded Apple Watch Hermès collection includes a new style — the Double Buckle Cuff in Swift and Epsom calfskin leathers, inspired by an archetypal Hermès sandal design by Pierre Hardy, creative director of Hermès shoes and jewelry. It frames your wrist in new colors including Rose Jaipur, Étoupe and Bleu Agate. 

The new Single Tour Deployment Buckle band is a reimagined take on a classic form, pairing the elemental simplicity of Hermès Barenia calfskin leather...

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11:51
Apple introduces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus, the...

For the dual-lens camera alone I say, shut up and take my money.

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11:49
iOS 10 will be released to the public on September...

Apple will release its latest iteration of the mobile operating system, iOS 10, next week for all. This means anyone with a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can upgrade for free to iOS 10 on September 13th. iOS 10 includes a revamped iMessage app with things like stickers and new emoji features, Siri SDK for third-party integration with the personal voice assistant, redesigned Maps app, Faces and object tagging in Photos, and much more.

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11:49
iOS 10 launches September 13 with iMessage apps, a...

Enlarge / The iOS 10 beta running on an iPhone 6S and iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

SAN FRANCISCO—Apple will release the final version of iOS 10 to the public on September 13. The company made the announcement as part of its September 7th product event, which we are covering live.

iOS 10 makes wide-ranging changes to the way the operating system looks and works—the lock screen, notifications, the Today View, and the Control Center have all been substantially rejiggered. CallKit gives VoIP app makers the ability to look and work just like Apple's built-in Phone and FaceTime apps, while SiriKit gives developers some (...

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11:49
Introducing BeatsX: new premium wireless, bluetooth...

I can’t wait for the reviews of these. The Air pods are a non-starter for me.

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11:36
Apple announces new wireless Beats headphones: Solo3...

Alongside AirPods, Apple has announced Beats will be launching a range of new headphones with wireless Solo3 and wireless Powerbeats 3. They are also launching a new range called BeatsX, which is a cheaper collection that uses cables. All three use the Apple W1 chip for audio output.

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11:33
Apple officially ditches headphone jack for...

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ship not only with a pair of Lightning-connected EarPods, but also a legacy headphone adapter in the box, Apple announced on Wednesday.

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11:33
What you need to know about the iPhone 7: No...

The rumors were true: Apple’s next-generation iPhones, the 7 and 7 Plus, traded the headphone jack for Lightning. What this means for you: Now there’s one port instead of two. The company is including Lightning-connected EarPods with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple is also including a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box to avoid excessive outrage.

So why that lack of a jack?

“It’s been with us for a really long time,” Phil Schiller said during Apple’s iPhone presentation on Wednesday. “It comes down to courage—courage to move on, do something new that betters all of us.”

That something new is a wireless standard, debuting in another headset product called Apple AirPods. The W1 chip inside offers consistent playback that only starts when the pods are in your ear. You can double-tap a pod to access Siri.

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11:29
Apple announces truly wireless $159 AirPods for...

As part of the iPhone 7 event, Apple has announced brand new truly wireless AirPods, premium wireless headphones that work in concert with the iPhone 7. The AirPods are independent separate earbuds, that have sensors in the buds to know when they are actually inside your ear.

The AirPods automatically switch between output to your iPhone and Apple Watch, so its a seamless experience to listen to music across all your devices. The AirPods cost $159 and will be available in late October.

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11:28
Apple jumps gun on iDay, announces new, waterproof,...

Apple may have jumped the gun on iDay thanks to Twitter in a tweet that has since been nixed.

The company announced its next-generation smartphone in a promoted tweet shared at the beginning of its annual press event on Wednesday.

The device, which is available for pre-order on Friday Sept. 16, is water resistant.

This year, Apple CEO Tim Cook began the event by recapping the 17 million subscribers to Apple Music along with 140 billion downloads from the App Store this year, up 106 percent from last year.

Among the larger announcements was the Apple Watch Series 2, a new, waterproof Apple Watch which looks similar to the first-gen Apple Watch, but is apparently 50 percent faster, has a brighter display and built-in GPS.

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11:26
∞ Pokémon Go and Mario

These two games are going to be a lot of fun!

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11:24
Apple announces water resistant iPhone 7: pressure...

This year's iPhone 7 series features a number of upgrades throughout, including a new jet black glossy finish option, a click-free pressure sensitive home button, and the best mobile cameras Apple has ever offered. Storage has been doubled, and preorders begin this Friday ahead of a Sept. 16 launch.

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11:20
Apple Launches the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus;...

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its new flagship smartphones: the iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7 Plus. Both the iPhones look similar to the last year's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but offer a range of new features. Chief among those features are water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, improved cameras (the iPhone 7 Plus has a pair of 12MP cameras that are able to take SLR-quality images. It offers bokeh capability). And yes, the new iPhones indeed lack the headphone jack. "it's the best iPhone we have ever created," Apple CEO Tim Cook said. The home button is getting taptic feedback, similar to that of the MacBook. So why is Apple removing the headphone jack? Apple's SVP Phil Schiller said, "courage."The company also announced AirPods wireless earphones. A pair of these will be priced at $169. The iPhones will go on sales starting September 16 in several regions including the United States In places like India, however, it will be available starting October 7.

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11:19
W1-powered AirPods Usher in a New Era of Wireless

The headphone jack is being phased out from the iPhone, but Apple has introduced a new, proprietary system to work around the flaws of existing wireless audio technology. Along with it comes a new set of futuristic Apple earbuds that do more than just play audio (hint: Siri).

 

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11:14
Ceramic ‘Apple Watch Edition’ Series 2 starts at $...

Apple’s new ‘Series 2’ models start from $369 and ship starting next week with pre-orders kicking off this Friday as we learned in today’s keynote. Apple has also shared official details for its new swimproof models including the price for the new ceramic white model which is put in the Apple Watch Edition category (so it’s pricey). Head below for details including location availability and more…

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11:08
Apple Watch 'Series 1' gets updated CPU,...

In introducing Apple Watch Series 2 at Wednesday's special event, Apple expectedly dropped the price of its original Apple Watch to $269, keeping the "Series 1" device in the lineup as an entry-level offering.

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11:04
iPhone 7 Pre-orders Begin This Week, iOS 10 and...

Apple today announced pricing and ship dates for the fall line of new iPhone and Apple Watch models, along with a release dates for macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3. Apple also shared details of its forthcoming new AirPod wireless earbuds and new W1 Beats headphones.

 

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11:02
Apple & Nike launch the perfect running partner...

This Nike partnership is weird and interesting. Many runners complain about so many changes in the program and that it’s often confusing. But Apple and Nike keep trying.

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10:59
Apple Watch Series 2: Release date, price, specs and...

So – will you get one?

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10:59
Pokémon Go is coming to Apple Watch to get you...

A version of Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch, together with  a new feature that better tracks how far you need to walk before your Pokémon “eggs” hatch within the game.

Pokémon Go for Apple Watch will ship before the end of the year, John Hanke, the chief executive of Pokémon Go developer Niantic Labs, said onstage Wednesday at Apple’s iPhone 7 launch event in San Francisco.

Pokémon Go, the hit mobile game for iOS and Android, has been downloaded over 500 million times worldwide,  Hanke said. The game uses augmented reality to help players discover Pokémon in the wild, allowing users to “see” Pokémon superimposed over real-world objects.

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10:58
Mario's coming to the iPhone

One of the first big announcements to come out of Apple's September product reveal was the news that Nintendo will release its first smartphone game on the iPhone.

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the game, Super Mario Run, before being joined by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto who provided details about the game.

The gameplay has Mario always running to the right and jumping when the screen is pressed. A longer press causes Mario to jump higher. Miyamoto said the game can easily be played with one hand, allowing gameplay while simultaneously riding the subway, say, or eating a hamburger.

Mario will make his first official appearance on the iPhone.

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10:56
The new Apple Watch is ‘swim proof’ and has built-in...

Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, came on-stage today at the company’s special media event, to introduce the new Apple Watch Series 2, which has been completely reengineered to be swim proof.”

You can wear it while you’re swimming or surfing. It’s rated water resistant to 50 meters. The speaker itself has been jiggered to reject water, says Williams. He adds that the new smartwatch isn’t just for occasional swimmers, but for those who swim everyday. For this reason, Apple is also introducing Open Water Swim and Pool Swim apps.

The Apple Watch 2 adds a dual core processor that’s up to 50% faster and a new GPU that’s two times faster. It packs a new display that’s up to two times brighter than before at 1,000 nits. Williams says it’s the brightest screen Apple has ever shipped and makes a big difference when you’re looking at the display outside.

The new Apple Watch also adds built-in GPS. Williams says developers can take advance of the new GPS...

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10:51
Apple Watch Series 2 unveiled with swim-proof...

Almost two years after the Apple Watch was first unveiled in 2014, Apple has finally pulled the curtain back on its second-generation smartwatch.

The Apple Watch Series 2 with swim-proof capabilities and built-in GPS was unveiled during Apple’s event on Wednesday. This new model has a redesigned speaker to make it water-resistant down to 50 meters. Other than that, this updated smartwatch looks near-identical to the first Apple Watch, which was only splash-proof.

The Apple Watch Series 2 comes in conjunction with watchOS 3, which Apple first unveiled this summer at WWDC. The latest iteration of watchOS 3 makes apps launch seven times faster, lets you write with your fingertip to create messages, and activity-sharing so you can compete with your friends.

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10:50
$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof...

The second-generation Apple Watch, dubbed Series 2, features built-in GPS, a new swim-proof design, and the brightest display ever shipped in an Apple device. It will be priced start at $369 in a standard edition coming Sept. 16, and a Nike+ running version that will debut in October.

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10:48
Apple announces new Apple Watch app for hikers,...

Apple has announced a new Apple Watch app specifically for hikers, called Viewranger. The app takes advantage of the built-in GPS in the new Apple Watch Series 2 …

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10:38
Apple reveals new “swim-proof” Apple Watch Series 2

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SAN FRANCISCO—About a year and a half after releasing the first Apple Watch, Apple has announced a second-generation model: the Apple Watch Series 2. The watch's biggest new feature is its swim-proof design; the device is water-resistant to up to 50 meters.

Apple explained that the hardest part of making a device like the Apple Watch water-resistant is the speaker, since it presents an entryway for water to get into the watch. The company designed the Apple Watch Series 2's speaker to eject water that comes into it, so it won't stay inside the watch and potentially damage the internals. In addition to specially designing the water-rejecting speaker, Apple also developed two custom swimming workouts for those who swim regularly as part of an exercise routine. It's quite hard to...

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10:36
Pokemon Go announced for Apple Watch

The popular Pokemon Go gaming craze will come to the wearable Apple Watch, it was announced at Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event on Wednesday.

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10:36
Apple introduces real time, cross-platform iWork...

Apple on Wednesday announced a new iWork feature that allows both Mac and iOS users to collaborate on a variety of Pages, Numbers and Keynote documents in real time.

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10:35
Pokémon Go coming to the Apple Watch later this year

Apple has announced that Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch. Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke revealed that the iPhone app has been downloaded 500 million times, players walking almost three billion miles while playing.

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10:35
Apple officially unveils swimproof ‘Apple Watch...

Apple CFO Jeff Williams has unveiled the next generation of Apple Watch on stage at its big event today.

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10:31
iWork now supports real-time collaboration

At Wednesday’s iPhone 7 event, Apple announced the ability of real-time collaboration for its iWork apps. The feature allows users to work on a Pages document, Numbers spreadsheet, and Keynote presentation at the same time.

During the iWork demonstration, Keynote was used to show that multiple users were editing a presentation during the event. A Participants list in Keynote showed the users working on the presentation, each represented with a different color.

Apple said that the real-time collaboration feature works across platforms on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Why this matters: The inclusion of real-time collaboration makes the app suite more competitive with Google Docs, which has had real-time collaboration for some time. However, many iPad users find the iPad implementation of Google Docs less than optimal. Real-time collaboration is a feature many iWork have wanted for a long time.

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10:29
Apple’s iWork apps get real-time collaboration

Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of product marketing, came on-stage today at the company’s special media event, to announce that real-time collaboration is being added in all iWork apps: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. 

She says it will change how you work with others. Pages is a word processing document; Numbers is a spreadsheet app; and Keynote is a presentation creation app. All are available for both OS X and iOS devices.

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10:28
Apple accidentally reveals water resistant iPhone 7...

Apple's official twitter account introduced and exposed some details about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus before deleting the tweets.

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10:25
iWork apps get real-time collaboration, demo’d live...

Apple has announced that iWork apps are finally getting real-time collaboration, allowing multiple people to simultaneously edit documents, Google Apps-style …

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10:20
Nintendo’s Mario coming to the iPhone and iPad

Nintendo’s Mario character is coming to the iPhone and iPad in a new game called Mario Run. It’s coming in time for the holidays, but pricing hasn’t yet been announced. You can play the game one-handed and engage in a new battle mode called Toad Battle. 

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, over 140 billion apps have been downloaded from the Apple App Store. He says that users’ love affair with iPhone and iPad apps are as strong as ever. Cook says that the store generates 2x more global revenue than the closest competitor. 

“The iPhone and iPad are the most popular gaming devices in the world,” he adds. “Gaming is the biggest and most popular category on the Apple App Store: there are over 500,000 games there.”

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10:17
Nintendo announces 'Super Mario Run,'...

The biggest franchise in gaming history will make its mobile debut first on Apple's iOS platform with "Super Mario Run," a new title coming to the iPhone App Store.

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10:13
Apple introduces iPhone 7 ($649) and iPhone 7 Plus...

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SAN FRANCISCO—As expected, Apple has taken the wraps off of its next-generation iPhones at today's September product event. Apple confirmed the devices on Twitter with a post about the water-resistant nature of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The post came down quickly as today's event rolled on, but it is screenshotted below.

The company later revealed the new devices would come in 32GB, 18 GB, and 256GB sizes. Prices start at $649 for the iPhone 7 and $769 for the iPhone 7 Plus. Pre-orders begin on Friday, September 9, and devices will ship on Friday, September 16. iOS 10 will arrive on September 13 to support the new releases.

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10:11
Apple announces ‘Super Mario Run’ coming to iPhone...

Apple has announced that Super Mario is coming to the iPhone, as part of its iPhone 7 event. The company brought Shigeru Minamoto on stage to announce Apple bringing Nintendo’s top franchise to the iPhone.

Get the new Mario game app later this year, but you can go to the App Store today and get it to “Notify” you when the app launches.

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10:10
∞ Apple leaks Tim Cook’s “surprises”

This got posted at 9:52am PT.

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10:09
Apple unveils the new iPhone 7 & 7 Plus,...

Apple just unveiled the new iPhone 7 & Plus during its event in San Francisco today. Head below for a first look at the device and the rundown on specs, features, pricing and availability…

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10:08
Gadget Ogling: Smart Desks, New-Wave Gaming, and...


After a long, laborious process and a lot of scraping paint splotches from the floor, the office space in my new apartment is ready for me to move into, and I will soon no longer need to write this column from my kitchen table. So, I'm in the market for a desk.
With my nascent interest in standing desks, the Gaze Desk seems a decent option. It switches between standing and seated modes with a button press or adjustment through an app. The dual lift function means you can adjust the height of the monitor independently of the rest of the desk.

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10:00
AppleInsider is live at Apple's 'iPhone 7...

This year's iPhone upgrade, plus a new Apple Watch, is set to be unveiled in San Francisco, and AppleInsider is there live with exclusive news, analysis and photos. Here is the place to view all of our live coverage!

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09:11
$99 annual Apple Music subscriptions auto-renew at...

The $99, 12-month Apple Music gift cards recently launched by Apple appear to auto-renew subscriptions for the same length of time, effectively creating a new subscription plan.

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08:37
iPhone 7 News Hub/Live Blog: Watch Apple unveil new...

It’s Wednesday, September 7th and Apple’s iPhone 7 event is about to kick off at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.

We already gave you the run down on what to expect: iPhone 7, iOS 10, macOS Sierra, Apple Watch 2, and likely some new accessories, but Apple could always have one or two more surprises in store.

Below we’re keeping track off all our coverage from the event with handy links to everything in our News Hub, and we’ll have pre-event coverage and the latest from inside the event in our Live Blog below that.

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08:19
'A10 Fusion,' 'iSight Duo,'...

Five new trademarks associated with Apple have been culled from the Brunei registration system, and include "A10 Fusion," "iSight Duo," "Depth," "Scribble," and "Whiteboard" marketing terms.

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08:15
iPhone Day: Where to watch the keynote, a few more...

Finally, it's September 7, 2016. We're down to the last few hours for speculation about new Apple products including the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, which means that by this afternoon we'll start hearing rumors about next year's iPhone... But let's go over a few details for today, shall we?

Where to watch the keynote

Click here to go to Apple's event page, and the livestream will start at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET. There's also an Apple Event app on Apple TV where you can pull up the action on the big screen.

Even more trademarks

Yesterday's AWT News Update brought news of a group of trademark filings by Apple. Today, we're seeing a few more that were discovered by trademark lawyer Brian Conroy. New today are "A10 Fusion", "iSight Duo", "Depth", "Writeboard", and "Scribble". 

Most of us...

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08:07
∞ How the one year, $99 Apple Music coupons work

Earlier today, I linked to the Walmart offer for one year of Apple Music at $99.

I went to the site and made the purchase. I got an email, immediately, telling me that the purchase was made. About an hour later, I got a second email with a link to redeem the offer.

I clicked the link, was taken to iTunes, entered my Apple ID password, and clicked to redeem the code automatically entered from the Walmart page. I was then presented with a button that said “Extend My Apple Music Membership”. I clicked the button and got a message telling me my Apple Music subscription was extended through the end of September, 2017.

More importantly, the message said my subscription would automatically be renewed at the $99 rate....

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08:00
Many Looking Past iPhone 7 to Next Year's...

Reuters reports: The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple's 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances. At its annual product launch in San Francisco on Wednesday, the world's most valuable publicly traded company is expected to reveal an iPhone without a headphone jack, paving the way for wireless headphones, a touch-sensitive home button that vibrates, double-lens cameras for the larger Plus edition and other incremental improvements. Apple typically gives its main product, which accounts for more than half of its revenue, a big makeover every other year and the last major redesign was the iPhone 6, in 2014. The modest updates suggest that this cycle will be three years.


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07:42
Latest DIRECTV app plus upcoming online-only package...

If you’ve been waiting for the all-in-one mobile TV solution that will let you finally get rid of your old-fashioned cable TV subscription, the latest DIRECTV app together with AT&T’s promised streaming services look set to at last make it a practical proposition.

The latest DIRECTV app lets you watch both live and recorded shows anywhere – including the ability to download shows from your home DVR to your mobile device to watch without a net connection. And if you’re on AT&T, DIRECTV streaming doesn’t use up your mobile data allowance.

Right now, you still need the cable connection and home DVR box, but that looks set to change in the final quarter this year …

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07:11
New photos offer detailed glimpse of 'iPhone 7...

A new series of photos claim to offer what may be the most detailed preview yet of Apple's anticipated "iPhone 7," including what could turn out to be the previously rumored "piano black" color.

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06:50
How to watch the Apple iPhone 7 event on iOS, Mac,...

The Apple event starts in a couple of hours at 10 AM PT. We are expecting to watch Apple CEO Tim Cook and the rest of the executive crew launch the new iPhone 7, second-generation Apple Watch and maybe some other surprises. Naturally, we’ll be bringing live coverage on 9to5Mac of all the announcements … Here’s how to follow along at home with the live video stream.

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06:32
macOS hidden treasures: 15 startup key combinations

Nice post from Josh Centers. Definitely worth a scan. Read the post and pass it along.

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06:30
Alleged Apple trademark filings: Iris Engine, AirPod...

Apple Insider:

Trademark attorney Brian Conroy contacted AppleInsider on Tuesday with a list of trademarks that Apple is said to have filed internationally for what could be upcoming products. Amongst the trademarks are known Apple product names, like Siri, Breathe, the True Tone Display as found in the iPad Pro series, macOS Sierra with several associated spellings, and the phrase “designed by Apple in California” as seen on nearly every Apple product.

However, also listed in Apple trademark document are other phrases not immediately identifiable. Listed by Conroy as particularly notable are a mysterious “Iris Engine” and variants, plus registrations for a “Smart Button,” “Touch Bar,” “Progress Card”, and “Swift Lab.”

Also notable are “AirPod Case,” “Control Strip,” “Home Hub,” and “iBooks Storytime.”

I’d guess some of these will make more sense after today’s event, and more after (hopefully, fingers crossed) an early October event.

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06:24
Study: 33% of Samsung owners are interested in an ‘...

A new study conducted by Market Strategies International reveals that 33% of all Samsung owners show purchase interest in the anticipated “iPhone 7,” which is expected to be announced at Apple’s “See you on the 7th” media event today.

Also, nearly half (45%) of Galaxy Note owners expressed interest in the new iPhone, more than any other Samsung device user. With so many Samsung users considering iPhone 7, Apple is well-positioned to acquire customers amid challenges with the recently launched Galaxy Note 7, according to Market Strategies.

“Our conversations with customers reveal a strong likelihood that Samsung Note users are ripe for defecting to Apple,” says Greg Mishkin, vice president, research & consulting, Market Strategies. “Samsung’s recent issues are a huge boon to Apple, just as many were writing off the iPhone 7 release as insignificant.”

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06:22
A link to Walmart’s 12 month/$99 Apple Music email...

From the fine print:

Get all the music you want with an Apple Music subscription.

Terms and Conditions: Valid only on purchases made in the U.S. from the U.S. iTunes Store or towards an Apple Music subscription. Use requires an active iTunes account & prior acceptance of license & usage terms. Not redeemable for cash, for resale, for shipments outside the U.S. & no refunds or exchanges (except as required by law).

I’m buying one, will edit this post once I have a sense of what happens to my existing subscription.

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06:19
Strategy Analytics: Apple iPhone 6s was world’s top-...

Strategy Analytics press release:

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Apple’s iPhone 6s was the world’s top-selling smartphone model in the second quarter of 2016. Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide.

And:

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “We estimate the Apple iPhone 6s model shipped 14.2 million units and accounted for 4 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2016. Apple’s iPhone 6s is currently the world’s most popular smartphone. The iPhone 6s is wildly popular in dozens of countries globally, due to its attractive hardware design blended with rich features such as 4K video, large multi-touch display, and fingerprint security.”

Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “The Apple iPhone 6 shipped 8.5 million units worldwide for second position and 2 percent marketshare during Q2 2016, followed by Samsung Galaxy S7...

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06:15
The advantages that come with Lightning headphones

Kevin Fox:

Bluetooth, maligned early on for sub-par connectivity and audio quality, has come a very long way, and within a few years wired headphones will be seen as much an outlier as a wired mouse or trackpad. It’s Apple’s style to predict and support this transition at the hardware level by taking away the safety net of a headphone plug that hasn’t changed fundamentally since the ¼” jack was introduced 138 years ago. Nobody alive today has ever known a world without this plug.

To put it bluntly, headphones that plug into the 3.5mm jack are dumb. Literally. At the base level, they’re just wires conducting current to tiny speaker coils, without electronics at all. Sure, some are smarter with inline controls or analog signal processing such as bass boosting or noise cancellation, but most headphones are just dumb wires. And we know how Apple feels about wires, even if they’re pretty smart.

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06:14
Supply chain loading up with first 'iPhone 7...

With 371,000 units of the "iPhone 7" family said to be inbound to retail establishments, Apple appears to have a good start on channel inventory for late September availability.

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06:04
∞ Today’s Apple event

Lots of excitement today as Apple looks to be rolling out the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, perhaps without a headphone jack, perhaps with wireless headphones or headphones that plug into a lightning jack. There’s also likely to be an Apple Music relaunch with an improved interface and, as the bokeh invitation suggests, some dramatic camera improvements.

The event will begin at 10am PT, 1pm ET. You can watch the live stream here or on the Events channel on your Apple TV.

The Apple Store is down and presents this message:

Looking forward to seeing what Tim, Jony, and the gang have up their sleeves.

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06:03
Dropbox to Discontinue HTML Rendering, Breaking...

File sharing service Dropbox has informed users that as of 3 October 2016, it will no longer render HTML files stored in Dropbox Public folders or shared in other ways. If you used Dropbox to publish a simple Web site of static files, you’ll need to find an alternative host soon.

 

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Daily Deal: The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course for...

Today's the day that we're sure to hear about a new iPhone, one that will most assuredly run the latest version of iOS -- iOS 10. If you'd like to get in on the action of writing your own apps for iOS 10 using Apple's Swift 3 development language, we have just the training for you. Our Daily Deal today gives you Rob Percival's Complete iOS 10 Developer Course for just $25 -- that's 87% off the usual $199.00 price tag. 

Not only does Rob teach you how to get up to speed with iOS 10 and Swift, but he'll also provide tips on how to create a website to market your app. Here's the complete course curriculum:

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05:56
Italian report shows alleged 'iPhone 7'...

The "iPhone 7" is not only shipping out to various countries in preparation for launch, but should go on sale Sept. 16, a report said on Wednesday morning, just hours ahead of Apple's official announcement.

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05:51
Apple’s ‘AirPods’ to use custom Bluetooth chip,...

Juli Clover, writing for MacRumors:

[KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Ku] suggests Apple is working on its own Bluetooth-like communication chip and its own Bluetooth headphones.

And:

The chip may be included in the wireless earbuds Apple has in development, which are said to be Bragi Dash-style wireless Bluetooth earbuds that are entirely wire free. The earbuds will be called “AirPods,” based on trademark filings that have been discovered, and the product could be unveiled as early as September 7 alongside the iPhone 7.

And:

According to Kuo, Apple will sell its Apple-branded Bluetooth headphones alongside its Beats line of headphones, targeting the high-end market with the “AirPods” and the mid-range market with the Beats headphones. It is not clear if that means the AirPods will be priced higher than Beats headphones are at the current time or if Apple plans to lower prices on Beats going forward.

Sounds like Apple is positioning Apple...

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05:30
Here’s what’s likely to happen to AAPL stock over...

While predicting the longer-term fate of AAPL stock is a skill few would claim to possess, a couple of UBS analysts reckon they have a pretty good steer on what’s going to happen over the next week or two. Business Insider notes that Steven Milunovich and Benjamin Wilson have found a reasonably consistent pattern around iPhone launches.

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05:15
Rumor: Apple working with Sony to bring Apple Pay to...

Apple Pay may be en route to Japan with a little help from Sony.

The current rumor has it that Apple has partnered with Sony to bring its Apple Pay service to Japan. As has been previously rumored, Apple will make future versions of the iPhone compatible with Sony’s FeliCa technology to allow Japanese citizens to use Apple Pay for contactless payments at FeliCa-compatible terminals.

FeliCa is Sony’s tap-to-pay format, which has been widely adopted in Japan. It’s used to access the country’s railway and bus system, and it’s able to store e-money that can be used at vending machines, cafes, and other locations equipped with FeliCa systems. FeliCa is able to process transactions in a fraction of a second, making it suitable for use in a fast-paced transit environment...

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05:00
AT&T, Qualcomm to test expanding cellular...

This is a pretty neat idea.

Communications companies Qualcomm and AT&T today announced plans to start testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also known as drones) on cellular networks later this month. The goal is to analyze how drones can operate safely and more securely on commercial 4G LTE and future networks such as 5G.

The trials will take place at Qualcomm’s UAS Flight Center in San Diego, where engineers will work to mimic commercial, residential and uninhabited areas.

The team will examine coverage, signal, strength, and mobility across network cells as drones fly. Drones right now are only useful as they remain in view of the operator’s visual range. One way to break that limit is to rely on carriers, opening up the door for drones performing deliveries...

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05:00
How to send text messages with Siri

Sure, you can send text messages on an iPhone or iPad using the virtual keyboard. However, it’s easier to do it using Siri, Apple’s “personal digital assistant.” Here’s how to do this:

  • Press and hold the Home button to activate Siri (or say “Hey, Siri” if you iPhone supports this feature).
  • Say something like “Text Laura Sellers” or “Send text to Laura Sellers.” Siri opens your Messages app and puts the name of the person you’re texting in the To field.
  • Siri will ask, “What do you want your message to say?” Dictate your text message.
  • When you’re done, Siri shows you the message and asks you if you want to send it.
  • Say “Yes” or “Send” to send the message. Or say “No” or “Cancel” to cancel the message.

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04:45
Comment: ‘Bluetooth-like’ connectivity could be...

Six Colors’ Jason Snell (via Daring Fireball) posed an interesting question in his preview of today’s launch event: how will Apple justify the removal of the headphone socket? Will it do so loudly or quietly, and what will it sell as the benefit?

What’s going to be interesting is how Apple explains the move. Does it play it off quickly with a shrug—“wireless is better”—or does it go into detail? Does the jack’s removal get blamed on some other great iPhone feature that required the space? Does Apple have a bigger story about wireless headphones that it uses to distract from the removal issue?

I’ve already suggested that Apple has been preparing the ground for some...

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04:40
Final iPhone 7 leaks before official unveiling show...

Apple will be announcing the iPhone 7 for real in just a few hours, but if you are itching for the latest, we have one set of purported new iPhone images for you before Apple’s event at 10 AM PT. The photos apparently show a working 4.7 inch iPhone 7 unit in high resolution.

The pictures feature close-up looks at the new larger camera, 4-LED camera flash, redesigned rubber gasket SIM tray and a shot of the new ‘dark black’ iPhone 7 color variant. More photos after the jump …

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04:30
Will Apple do hearing aids?

By Greg Mills

Having written quite a few articles under the Greg’s Bite banner for Apple Daily Report, a couple of years back I took some time out to develop a medical diagnostic device that is used to detect Alzheimer’s Disease as much as 20 years out. That project has kept me off the streets and out of trouble, but I always enjoyed prognosticating on what the great brain trust in at Apple was doing.

I predicted Apple would launch a cool 3D printer, 3D software, an STL file store and a 3D scanner perhaps using iPhone or iPad technology.  Well, that hasn’t happened yet, but it still could.  

Predicting Apple’s new product lines has always been hit and miss, but typically, business movements that become public hint at what is to come. Case in point: digital hearing aids. Apple’s thinking when it comes to new products: disrupt an established market that is substantial enough to make serious money, find a product that people need and want...

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04:04
Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone 7 and Apple...

As is typical with an Apple keynote day, the company has halted business from the Apple Online Store with its usual “Please check back soon” message. Apple takes down its website to build hype for imminent product launches. At 10 AM PST, Apple will kickoff its fall media event where it is expected to unveil its new iPhone 7 and a second-generation Apple Watch.

The site says: ‘We’ve got something special in store for you. And we can’t wait for you to see it’.

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04:00
Hot Mac games released this summer

By Ric Molina of Mac Gamer HQ

I hope you had a great summer. I know it sucks that it’s over, but let me tell you: all the great Mac games that came out this summer and which will keep you busy until fall.

World of Warcraft Legion

Without a doubt, the hottest release this summer was World of Warcraft Legion. Other than being the best WoW expansion ever (at least according to critics), Legion now uses Metal, MacOS’ new graphics engine. According to our tests, the game is 60% faster now, giving you one more reason to give WoW another try. You can read all about it here.

 Stardew Valley

The indie game of the year is finally available on Mac. I thought it was crazy that a farming simulator could be so successful. But I finally tried it myself and I can tell you...

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03:48
Chinese customs fast-tracking iPhone 7 shipments to...

A brief report from Digitimes claims that improved cooperation between Foxconn, its shipping agents and Chinese customs officers will result in faster delivery of the new iPhone 7 to the U.S. and elsewhere.

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03:30
SCOSCHE releases GoBat 2600 and other gadgets

SCOSCHE has just released the GoBat 2600 and will be releasing two new MagicMount products tomorrow (Sept. 8).

The GoBat 2600 (pictured) is a $24.99 three-in-one device that includes an in-car mobile device charger, emergency LED flashlight with safety strobe and portable battery pack (2600mAh). It’s designed for commutes to work, road trips, camping and other outdoor adventures. It also includes a Magnetic Cap that allows users to mount the flashlight and shine light on a specific area for hands-free use.

The $29.99 MagicMount Wall Charger automatically detects and charges phones and tablets at the correct rate. The user-friendly device is built with rare-earth Neodymium magnets, which will not damage your smartphone or tablet, to securely maintain a tight grip on a device, ensuring smartphones and small tablets stay in place. Its surface is covered by a non-scratch silicon pad to prevent any marring of your device’s surface. ...

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03:00
Star Trek's LCARS Could Become Your Virtual...

H_Fisher writes: It has arguably inspired many other technological innovations in the fifty years since its premiere, and now another Star Trek-inspired touch could be coming to your device: the voice of Majel Barrett from the Star Trek universe's LCARS computer system. CNET reports: "The voice of LCARS was provided by Majel Barrett, who was married to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Although Barrett sadly passed away in 2008, she took several roles on the show over the years, including nurse Christine Chapel in Star Trek: The Original Series and Betazoid ambassador Lwaxana Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. According to a tweet by the official Roddenberry account yesterday, this has provided enough phonetic data to perhaps get Barrett's voice appearing in upcoming new 2017 TV series Star Trek: Discovery -- and maybe even a Siri-like virtual assistant."

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02:32
NASA's most experienced astronaut lands back on...

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams has landed back on the planet after a record-breaking stint aboard the International Space Station. He just spent 172 days on the orbiting lab, bringing his total time spent in space to 534 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes. T...

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Amazon adds restaurant deliveries to Prime Now in...

As if there weren't enough ways to order takeout in London, Amazon has jumped in with a Deliveroo-style competitor. If you live in the English capital and subscribe to Prime, you'll soon see a postcode option inside the Prime Now app. Chuck it in and...

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Boston based InchWest has announced the official launch of TheAppStore, a free web based service that lets users search iOS and Mac apps on the web without iTunes or the App store. TheAppStore... Read more
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Amazon has 2TB Apple Time Capsules on sale for $199 including free shipping. Their price is $100 off MSRP. Choose Amazon as the seller when making your purchase, rather than a third party seller. Read more
12-inch 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sa...
Amazon.com has the 2016 12″ 1.2GHz Rose Gold Retina MacBook on sale for $1254.02 including free shipping. Their price is $345 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest price available for this model from any... Read more

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Senior *Apple* Administrator - Pratt Instit...
POSITION SUMMARY: Directs the coordination and standardization of campus-wide Apple systems, including planning, analysis and implementation of Apple -related Read more
Restaurant Manager (Neighborhood Captain) - A...
…in every aspect of daily operation. WHY YOU'LL LIKE IT: You'll be the Big Apple . You'll solve problems. You'll get to show your ability to handle the stress and Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions- Napervi...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
US- *Apple* Store Leader Program - Apple (Un...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on Read more
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Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
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