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September 13, 2016, 2:30 PM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: great camera, display, and improved battery life but lack of new design is a let down and transition to wireless audio will be rough  —  In-depth with the new phones, the AirPods, A10 Fusion, the cameras, and more.  —  Up until now, every one of Apple's iPhone hardware updates has been additive.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are more rugged than previous versions, thanks to waterproofing, making them a must-have for loyal iOS users ready for an upgrade  —  Okay, everyone, calm down.  —  BuzzFeed News / Apple  —  Last week, the internet exploded in enraged disbelief when Apple unveiled …
Mike Wuerthele / AppleInsider:
Apple releases iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 to the public  —  Apple on Tuesday made available iOS 10 for iPads, iPhones, and the iPod touch bringing mass enhancements to messages, Maps, Siri, Photos, Apple Music, News, and more.  —  The first version of iOS 10, version 10.0.1 …
More: iMore and The Verge
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: next year's iPhone will replace the home button with a virtual one as the screen will take up the whole front face of the phone  —  Apple's iPhone, just short of 10 years old, has hit puberty.  —  Like adolescents coping with awkward changes to their bodies, the iPhone 7 …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Eyeo, the company behind Adblock Plus, launches an ad exchange to help marketers display “acceptable ads” to users; Google and AppNexus are partners  —  Eyeo, the company behind the popular online ad blocking software Adblock Plus, said Tuesday it's launching an online advertising service …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Sony releases software update for PS4 in preparation for new models, adds folders, HDR support for all PS4 consoles, streaming in 1080p, and more  —  The 4.00 update adds folders, HDR, and a new UI  —  Sony's biggest PlayStation 4 software update yet is now available, refreshing the console's interface …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Apple AirPods review: intelligent pairing, impressive sensors, but mediocre sound, audio controls are convoluted, and they look awkward when in use  —  Nothing pairs better with a controversial move like killing the headphone jack from the most popular consumer product in history than releasing …
Jeff Benjamin / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches iMessage App Store with various iMessage apps, games, and sticker packs  —  Let the deluge begin... Not long after the Super Mario Run iMessage sticker pack was made available to iOS 10 users, Apple has unleashed the entire iMessage App Store.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
iOS 10 update bricking iPhones and iPads for some users, requires iTunes to restore  —  iOS 10 has just dropped but it seems like it is not smooth sailing for everyone.  We have received many reports that users are finding their iPhone and iPad devices ‘bricked’ after attempting the over-the-air iOS 10 update.
More: 9to5Mac, MacRumors and BGR

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