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September 13, 2016, 2:50 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 …
Hope King / CNNMoney:
T-Mobile and Sprint say pre-orders for Apple's new iPhones are up more than 3x from last year; Sprint says first three days of presales are up 375% vs last year  —  Demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus appears to be on fire.  —  T-Mobile (TMUS) and Sprint (S) announced on Tuesday pre-orders …
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 …
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Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Sources: next year's iPhone will have a full-screen front face with the virtual button built directly into the screen  —  Apple's iPhone, just short of 10 years old, has hit puberty.  —  Like adolescents coping with awkward changes to their bodies, the iPhone 7, due for release on Friday, introduces some uncomfortable transitions.
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.

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