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September 8, 2016, 12:40 AM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple execs Greg Joswiak, Dan Riccio, Phil Schiller on why audio jack was ditched: space for camera tech, processors, battery, and to improve water resistance  —  Apple VP Greg Joswiak is grinning as he holds up what is easily the smallest iPhone adapter I have ever seen. iPod white …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
iPhone 7 has no 3.5mm jack, comes with Lightning “EarPods” and a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter; Apple also sells the adapter for $9 and EarPods for $29 separately  —  Apple has updated its iconic white earbuds to include a Lightning connector and will bundle a pair with every iPhone 7.
Apple:
Apple Reinvents the Wireless Headphone with AirPods  —  Introducing an Effortless Wireless Listening Experience Packed with High-Quality Audio & Long Battery Life  —  Apple® today introduced AirPods™, innovative new wireless headphones that use advanced technology to reinvent …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts wireless AirPods with 5 hours of battery life, available for $159 this October, and comes with charging case that provides 24 hours of battery life  —  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.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
iPhone 7: stereo speakers, force-sensitive haptic home button, 12MP f/1.8 camera with OIS, 7MP front camera, water and dust resistance; preorder 9/9, ships 9/16  —  Apple has officially announced the iPhone 7 today.  The new iPhone features a design that's very similar to last year's iPhone 6S …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
iPhone 7 hands-on: looks similar to iPhone 6s, Jet Black color is surprisingly grippy, optical zoom camera makes huge difference, new home button is awful  —  The new finishes — and new cameras — make a big difference  —  I just escaped Apple's hectic hands-on area and have some thoughts on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
iPhone 7 Plus: one wide-angle and one telephoto lens allowing 2x optical zoom; portrait mode for shallow depth of field effect coming as software update later  —  As long rumored, the new iPhone — one of them, anyway — has a dual-camera setup on the back.  What's the benefit of this crazy contraption?
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple warns new glossy Jet Black iPhone 7 finish will scratch easily, recommends using case  —  Apple is warning customers that its new “Jet Black” iPhone 7 might scratch easier than other models.  —  Apple today announced its all-new iPhone 7 lineup, and with it introduced two new black finishes …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Super Mario Run, a new side-scrolling runner game, is coming to iOS first, in time for the 2016 holidays, price TBD  —  Nintendo finally announced that it is introducing a new Mario game to Apple's iOS app store for the first time.  Shigeru Miyamoto, the chief game designer at Nintendo …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple updates iPad lineup, increasing storage of all tiers, now starting at 32GB; iPad Pro prices drop, with 9.7" model starting at $599 and 12.9" model at $799  —  Although the focus of today is on the iPhone 7 and the new Apple Watch, the company has refreshed its iPad lineup slightly.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iOS 10 will be available on September 13th  —  Apple will release iOS 10 to existing devices on September 13th. iOS 10 is the biggest update to Apple's mobile operating system so far, and it includes a significant update to the Siri digital assistant.  Siri has been overhauled to improve image searches …

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