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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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    Ahh, the world of prepaid smartphones. Cheap rates, but huge upfront costs with those phones. It's why mid-ranger and budget phones flourish in this sector and they've been getting better and better by the month. But admit it: you do want a flagship, too. Right? Well, fear not. Sprint-owned prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA will start offering the iPhone 7 starting September 23 — one week after general sales start. T-Mobile's competing MetroPCS also has iPhone 7 promotional splashes on its site, but has not disclosed a date of availability. Its stores started carrying ...

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    Sprint and T-Mobile are offering free 32GB iPhone 7 devices with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. These promotions don't really help out those with the Plus models looking for a way to upgrade and they certainly take a bite out of perpetual iPhone lease-to-upgrade programs. But at least we can say that everyone, including Verizon, is trying. Its offer? A free 32GB iPhone 7 for your working and decent looking iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. Yep, the 5.5-inch models are on the table for up to a $650 credit. Keep in mind that trade-ins are usually limited to ...

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    Didn't we warn you earlier? The social media posts complaining about one thing or another? In this case, it's about iPhone 7 pre-orders. And that Jet Black version did sell out quick — in many cases, people reported "minutes". First, a quick word of what's happening with the earliest possible shipping dates for the four other colors (Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold) on the Apple Store site: For AT&T, the 32GB iPhone 7 models will be shipped between September 26 and 28. The 128GB Rose Gold model will be shipped during that time as well. All other iPhone 7 variants will ship ...

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    Did you pre-order your very own swim-proof, GPS-including copy of the Apple Watch Series 2 yet? Still on the fence about it, seeing as how it starts at an extravagant $370? Not too keen to cough up $270 either on a Series 1 with a modest Sport band, dual-core processor and all? Then maybe Best Buy can tempt you with a one-of-a-kind, unprecedented deal on the original Apple Watch Sport in both 38 and 42mm sizes. The smaller model, which was launched at a whopping $350 last year, officially discounted to $300 this March, and unofficially to $250 and even $230 in recent months by several ...

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    What exactly are you paying an extra $120 for (instead of the standard $100) when going the plus-sized iPhone 7 route? Well, there’s the already customary display diagonal gap (5.5 vs. 4.7 inches), a resolution and pixel density advantage, the aggressively advertised dual rear cam setup, and surprise, surprise, an additional gig of RAM. Okay, maybe that’s not such a big surprise. It’s unusual, seeing as how both the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus pack 2GB random-access memory, but several credible inside sources told us to expect the under-the-hood distinction, precisely because of the ...

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    The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 are on sale from a minute past midnight Pacific Time tonight (click here for local time). Ready for social media drivel about how difficult it will be to buy any one of these things? We're not ready yet. The Apple Store is getting ready online. The usual closing up shop is now on before the rush of pre-orders begins. And Apple is being coy about what it has already made public, calling all the products above "something special". Then again, the easy thing to do if you're in a metropolitan area is hitch up in line at your local Apple ...

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    Don't be surprised if you find Apple Stores devoid of iPhone 7 boxes come this first weekend of sales. You may instead see mildly disappointed people walking away empty-handed. In the past, a huge influx of pre-orders and first-wave sales would deplete initial iPhone SE stock in a snap and prolong shipping times for the original Apple Watch. Well, Infinite Loop is finally admitting to investors that they should not be paying attention to first-weekend sales figures — Apple won't be announcing them anymore. "As we have expanded our distribution through carriers and resellers to hundreds ...

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    The iPhone 7 goes on pre-sale tomorrow from most every corner of the commercialized world. Heck, maybe even McDonald's will be offering you a little Jet Black machine with some fries. But if you're in the United States, you're more likely to look to your carriers as your sales channel and Sprint wants to be your sales channel and your cellular service provider. Starting tomorrow*, current or new customers can head to Sprint, trade in a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6, and sign up or recommit to its service plans (including, but not limited to the new Unlimited Freedom ...

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    No more five-digit checkouts on the Apple Store — for an Apple Watch, at least. The gold case, branded as the Apple Watch Edition for Series 1 of the product and costing $10,000 for the 38mm case, has been discontinued. In fact, even the regular Apple Watch stainless steel case is gone from the online store. All that's left is the aluminium case in both 38mm and 42mm sizes with the Sport bands. The most expensive Apple Watch listed on the site will be available for pre-order tomorrow: the Apple Watch Edition of Series 2. The white ceramic case will be $1,249 for the 38mm case and ...

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    Buried under a pile of flashy exclusivity ploys, bombastic incremental iPhone and Apple Watch upgrades, and even eye-catching software release recaps, one of Apple’s lower-key announcements yesterday that may have escaped your radar so far is its mobile payment app’s next expansion wave. Yes, Apple Pay already has an impressive nine countries under its belt, constantly picking up support for more banks and payment methods from the US to the UK, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, and Hong Kong. But the digital wallet’s slow global takeover will officially ...

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    There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on. At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm ...

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    It’s not a buy one, get one free deal, at least not yet, but T-Mobile’s iPhone 7 launch promotion is still something Apple fans aren’t used to seeing so early in an iDevice’s commercial run. Literally right after Cupertino wrapped up yesterday’s jam-packed, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, Super Mario Run, and Pokemon Go for Apple Watch-announcing keynote, John Legere dropped Magenta’s own bombshell on Twitter. Starting this Friday, September 9, at 12:01AM PT, new and existing T-Mo customers looking to offload a well-preserved iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s or 6s Plus can score ...

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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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