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Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Apple is the most valuable tech company in the World. Apple started as a computer company but today it has become one of the largest smartphone producing companies in the world. Other than iPhone, Apple is well known for its products such as iPods, iPad, iTunes, and Macs. The company's latest smartphone was iPhone 4, that is widely praised for its hardware as well as software. Apple's portable devices are powered by iOS mobile operating system. Read our Apple coverage for the latest iPhone news, reviews and videos:

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    Yesterday was as much Apple’s big day as it surprisingly was Nintendo’s, with Mario’s own “father”, Shigeru Miyamoto, dropping by San Francisco to let the near-resigned mobile world know the best-selling video game franchise ever is finally extending iPhone users an olive branch. Oh, and Pokémon Go is headed for Apple Watches, in case anyone’s still interested. Niantic and The Pokémon Company of course wanted to bring the AR monster hunt extravaganza to your wrist months ago, with a rudimentary little wearable device called Pokémon Go Plus. This is also just about ready for ...

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    No one wants to think about this, but even a robust, water-resistant device like the spanking new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can sometimes break. If that happens, God forbid, the AppleCare+ protection plan will save you a lot of hassle and, possibly, quite a bit of money, extending your standard one-year limited warranty with an additional 12 months. For a flat admission fee of $129 ($99, as far as the iPhone SE is concerned), plus a $29 “service” charge, you’ll now be able to quickly, painlessly fix a busted-up screen, no questions asked. A second accidental screen damage situation up to ...

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    The magnificent seven is here (no, not Antoine Fuqua’s unnecessary reimagining of Akira Kurosawa’s classic), and we all know what that means for previous-generation iPhones. Discounts. Small but meaningful. EOLs. And, surprise, surprise, storage upgrades. No more 16GB iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, with 32 gigs now the bare minimum offered to buyers of the last traditional headphone jack-including iOS handheld. Despite its storage bump, the 2015-released, non-water-resistant 4.7/5.5-inch duo also gets a nice starting price trim, from $650 and $750 respectively to $550 and $650 outright. ...

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    We've spent the last couple of years, to a certain degree complaining, about an Apple that has lost its mojo. The Cupertino we knew got lost for a bit with iterative iPhone updates, and a few gimmicks here in there in the last few iPhone and Apple Watch releases. The effects of this were clearly seen in the company seeing the first decline in iPhone sales in history over the last two quarters. Apple clearly got the memo though, as today's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus announcement have shown us that the bold Apple of years past should not be written off as the innovator of the past. We even ...

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    Two more weeks of beta testing, then it's time to take a hike. As a small aside to today's Apple hardware releases, we also saw the company update some other pages, too. For macOS, Sierra is now prominently featured for a September 20 release. For reference, watchOS 3 and iOS 10 will be sent to users starting September 13 and iPhone 7 orders will ship out on the 16th. Included in the software's feature set is integration of Siri and Apple Pay. Rumors are still holding up for a later announcement of new MacBook Pro models, so we'll see how Infinite Loop can bide its time from here. ...

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    It’s been a long discussed notion that Apple’s conservative approach to smartphone hardware often meant the iPhone would lag behind comparative Android devices. Debates would rage as to whether bleeding edge hardware was more important than refining that hardware for a smoother consumer experience. In unveiling the iPhone 7 Plus, Apple might have pulled off the impossible, balancing bleeding edge tech specs look against a familiar design language. What we aren’t surprised to see is a very familiar shell for the iPhone 7. Subtle adjustments will help distinguish this new iPhone from ...

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    With the iPhone 7 event over and all the nitty gritty details splayed out on Apple's site, we should probably get to talking about them. This year's devices have introduced plenty of single-aspect enhancements that are pertinent and important as to describe what these smartphones are, so if you want to take a look at our earlier coverage for a deeper dive into those things, go ahead. But you came here for the figures. Here they are: [table] Component,iPhone 7,iPhone 7 Plus Screen size,4.7 inches,5.5 inches Screen type,LCD,LCD Resolution,1334 x 750,1920 x 1080 Pixel density,326 ppi,401 ppi ...

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    The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Drumroll, please. The freshly unveiled Apple iPhone 7 will start at $649 outright stateside with 32 (not 16, thankfully) storage, while the plus-sized model shall set you back an unsurprisingly much steeper $769 in its entry-level configuration. Other options include 128 and 256 gigs of internal digital hoarding room (buh-bye, 64), pre-orders officially kicking off this Friday, September 9. Actual sales and deliveries are underway exactly one week later, on the 16th, in 28 countries around the world, with 30 more following the ...

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    The Apple A10 Fusion chip is something new you'll find on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will help the devices power through console-grade games with haptic feedback and be more power-efficient to be the long-lasting iPhones in the series' history. The 64-bit architecture gets four cores to work with — two workhorses that are 40 percent faster than the A9 and two "high-efficency" cores that run at 20 percent of the power of the main cores. Apple notes that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will run 120 times faster than the original iPhone — though with growing content and workloads. ...

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    Apple has officially dumped the mini-phonojack — the 3.5mm headphone jack to us humans — and has elected to go Lightning only for any future audio listening. That includes EarPods with a Lightning connector and an adapter in every box to switch between Lightning and 3.5mm. Cupertino has also plopped in some Bluetooth-enabled AirPods, communicating audio wirelessly to individual earbuds. Each has an Apple-designed W1 chip to connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch and switch between them as needed and drive sound. Configurations can be backed up through iCloud. Beamforming microphones ...

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    It's not exactly the all-glass iPhone we've tagged 2017 for — this year's iPhone 7 looks to be a unibody glass sheath with an aluminium chassis underneath. It's designed for IP67 ingress protection (that's dust and water immersion resistance up to 1 meter and 30 minutes). Unique as it may be, that's just the Jet Black variant of this new phone. The other models, in gold, silver and rose gold (no second black flavor, apparently) get standard aluminium bodies with IP67, too. If you can't tell, hardware changes are abound with the iPhone 7. The Home Button is now a solid-state, ...

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    The cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus get optical image stabilization. The regular model gets an f/1.8 aperture on a six-element lens. The Plus model has a 28mm lens on one camera and another camera with a 56mm lens for an effective 2x optical zoom product. Both sensors fire up every time the shutter button is pressed for a software-enabled "zoomed" view when looking at images in the gallery, with a maximum digital "zoom" crop of 10x. A more sensitive, power-efficient 12-megapixel camera comes behind the six-element glass and it is aided with a quad-LED flash. Apple's new Image ...

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    You almost certainly already know the deal. After all, today’s big Apple event was supposed to be primarily about hardware. Until Nintendo stole the show. But anyways, iOS 10, which got its actual unveiling at the WWDC keynote back in June, is now re-announced. It’s launching… soon, both for new and old iPhones (plus some other iStuff), moving out of a public beta, and integrates Siri support in third-party apps, a redesigned Maps, fresh Messages app, HomeKit for easy one-place controls over all sorts of smart accessories, and so on, and so forth. Basically, there’s nothing new to ...

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    The second series of Apple Watch has been announced. It runs watchOS 3 and you can literally swim with it. Like most water-resistant watches, the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition are rated for 50 meters of ingress. With any device that has a speaker, this is where the main ingress concerns are as a speaker requires air to propagate sound. Apple has redesigned the speakers to push water out if any gets in. Swimmers also get two workout modes in Apple Health. The Apple S2 system package includes a dual-core processor that's 50 percent faster and a GPU that provides ...

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    Mobile and wrist gaming appears to be one of the recurring themes of Apple’s ongoing iPhone 7 announcement event, with Pokemon Go on its way to the “iWatch” presumably around the same time Mario will be debuting on iOS handhelds. Boy, this Nintendo alliance is sure paying massive dividends. The first-gen Apple Watch, as well as its sequel, will let you capture Poke-monsters directly from your wrist, not needing the synched-up iPhone to be whipped out of the pocket and interfere with your workout. By the way, Pokemon Go hunts will be logged as actual physical activity (which it is) by ...

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    Apple has kept its Twitter account pretty empty for a while now, but it has given its account some life — though in cryptic ways. Michael Kukielka, better known as DetroitBORG on YouTube, has pulled some tweets that were posted and then deleted by Apple today, during its keynote. New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 Love it! pic.twitter.com/W3J8Rte3Js — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka ...

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    Instead of opening the highly anticipated iPhone 7-presenting September 7 keynote with, you know, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple CEO Tim Cook just dropped an absolute bombshell on mobile gamers. While the App Store already includes more than 500,000 games, “there’s been something, or rather someone, missing.” Mario. Yes, that Mario! Nintendo’s Mario. Shigeru Miyamoto’s Mario. Super Mario Run was unveiled in San Francisco by Miyamoto himself, who confirmed the Holy Grail of smartphone games will be an iOS-exclusive title at first (ouch for Google), letting you play with just one ...

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    After opening up the keynote with talk show host James Corden and a Carpool Karaoke segment, — the standalone show will be on Apple Music later this year — Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up this event's keynote with a bevy of musical updates. The foremost of them is a major update to the user interface of Apple Music app. Most of what we've seen at WWDC has been implemented with tweaks since then. Cook touted that Apple Music held 70 exclusives in the past year. Subscribers now tally at 17 million. More on this news in future stories.

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    Want a chance to win the new iPhone? Then you are going to want to enter this iPhone 7 Giveaway. Apple has a long history of innovation and the iPhone 7, which is scheduled for release this fall, promises to continue that trend. So why purchase this brand new device -- which will certainly cost several hundred dollars -- when you can enter a contest like this one and possibly win one for nothing? Just head to the iPhone 7 Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals Store, register for a free membership, and click on “Enter Now’. It’s really just as simple as that. You can also refer a ...

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    Samsung’s had its chance(s) to bring out the big guns for the upcoming holiday season, largely spoiled by a series of unfortunate exploding events, companies like Sony, Acer, Asus and Lenovo shared the IFA 2016 spotlight, LG did everything in its power yesterday to rain on iPhone 7’s parade, and now, it’s finally time for Apple’s big day. Another big day after the WWDC introduction of iOS 10 back on June 13, that is, this time centered on highly anticipated hardware releases. Yes, plural, with the Apple Watch 2 likely joining the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus on the Bill Graham Civic Center ...

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    The absence of a time-honored, universally used and generally accepted 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus due out later today will obviously displease plenty of iFans, many of which have already voiced their disapproval and concerns regarding wireless or Lightning audio. But as it turns out, Apple may not only want to rid you of unnecessary cables and double down on speakers as a direct consequence of the archaic jack removal, also potentially working on higher-end own-brand “AirPods” than even Beats products. This wild last-minute rumor sounds an awful lot like conjecture ...

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    Still not convinced a second-generation Apple Watch will finally break cover later today, alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, thinking perhaps Cupertino might take even more time to substantially upgrade the rudimentary original model? One look over the International Data Corporation’s global wearable shipment numbers for Q2 2016, and you’ll understand why the Apple Watch 2 needs to launch yesterday. The OG’s post-holiday slump continued, despite a “reduced price strategy” on the Sport variant, with 1.6 million units sold worldwide between April and June, massively down from 3.6 ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    The enduring and incumbent main iPhone model has topped the US sales pile for the three months ending in July. Yep, it takes a little time for Kantar Worldpanel to compile the data, but it gives us a good snapshot of where sales were for the first few months of the iPhone SE's and Galaxy S7's release. In summary, when it comes to singular devices, the iPhone 6s was the most-bought device in the market with a share of 11 percent. The Galaxy S7 was second at 9 percent, followed by the iPhone SE at 5 percent. 24 percent of SE buyers were getting their first smartphone (or mobile phone) while ...

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    Whoops, that wasn't supposed to go live just yet. Perhaps someone totally failed on scheduling elements to be published or maybe it's September 7 somewhere in the universe, but the Apple site for Hong Kong had temporarily added in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to its compatibility sorting for its accessories store. Redditor Jaspergreenham was not able to replicate the page since he popped it up earlier today. But hey, as of this post, it's only just flipped over to the 7th in Hong Kong, so we'll all have to wait a little more before Cupertino gets its act together. Maybe Hong Kong will ...

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