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September 15, 2016, 6:25 PM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple says all iPhone 7 Plus models and jet black iPhone 7 models will be unavailable to buy in stores initially, but all models are still available online  —  Apple has issued a statement tonight that is essentially setting expectations for those who hoped they'd be able to walk into an Apple store …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
US Consumer Product Safety Commission formally recalls about 1M Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones after 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage in US  —  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officially recalled the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a Thursday announcement.
Reggie Ugwu / BuzzFeed:
Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine says Apple isn't looking to buy any streaming services, quashing rumors of a Tidal acquisition  —  Apple's appetite for acquiring music streaming services, and the agonies and ecstasies that come along with them, has apparently been satisfied.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
T-Mobile warns iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and SE customers not to install iOS 10 after reports of dropped connections, says Apple is working to fix issue within 48 hours  —  iPhones are losing connection to the Uncarrier  —  T-Mobile is urging all customers using an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Pandora rebrands $5/month Pandora One ad-free subscription service as Pandora Plus, adds unlimited skips and replays, offline mode  —  Pandora's free service is also getting some new features  —  As expected, Pandora has launched Pandora Plus, a rebranded and improved version of its $5-a-month Pandora One offering.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Apple apparently bans specific search terms from iOS 10's Messages GIF search function after porn is displayed in results  —  Earlier today, our colleagues at Deadspin discovered something strange about the new gif search in iOS 10's iMessage: Inadvertently do the wrong search, for, say …
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
LinkNYC removes browsing from NY kiosks after complaints people were monopolizing spots and watching porn, is working with city officials on options  —  The Wi-Fi kiosks were designed to replace phone booths and allow users to consult maps, maybe check the weather or charge their phones.
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica UK:
European Commission proposes €120M grant to give every town in the EU free public Wi-Fi by 2020, envisions fully deploying 5G across the EU by 2025  —  100Mbps broadband, fully deployed 5G, no more bottlenecks—Juncker hits the sweet notes.  —  BRUSSELS—The European Commission …

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