Two major announcements from two tech companies. Apple had the courage to remove one of the most standardized cable ports ever created from the new iPhone 7. The Apple Watch 2 won’t turn any heads in terms of design, so will people keep buying it? The Air Pods feature some incredible technology, but will people adopt the Trekkie look? Or if Apple isn’t your flavor, we also have this beast of a phone to talk about called the LG V20.

Juan, Jules, and Jaime are here to tackle your questions about two of the hottest announcements of the season, so make sure you’re charged and ready for episode 217 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the live video broadcast from 4:00pm Eastern on September 8th (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here.

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Pocketnow Weekly 217

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September 8, 2016


Juan Bagnell

Jaime Rivera


Jules Wang

Mario goes Apple-picking



Let’s start the show out of order, shall we?

Nintendo likes to keep its intellectual and creative assets within its hardware family. But slowly and steadily, it’s been letting loose some of its other franchises into the mobile arena.

The deal to launch the first such Mario franchise exclusively — for the time being — on iOS is definitely a BFD.

LG V20


LG V20 Unveiled 3

LG’s version of a mic drop is this beastly phablet focused on delivering incredible photo and video tools, and it has one of the best headphone jacks we’ve ever listened to.

LG V20 First Look – The multimedia monster returns!
LG V20 Camera Tour – The best camera app ever made gets even better!
LG V20 Audio Tour – What’s the deal with four DACs and three microphones?
LG V20 vs LG V10 Quick Comparison – A worthy successor?
LG V20 vs LG G5 Quick Comparison – Who needs friends?




Apple unveiled a pair of new iPhones, a new Apple watch, and some nifty wireless headphones.

Here’s the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus!
Dual cameras are all the rage, and Apple has a fresh twist on the idea.
Apple Watch Series 2
looks the same, but now can go for a swim.
Losing the headphone jack, Apple hopes you’ll go wireless with AirPods or Beats.

We’ve got more of your listener mail coming next week!

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