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September 16, 2016, 6:00 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iPhone 7, 7 Plus teardowns reveal 2,915 mAh battery, 3GB RAM for Plus, bigger Taptic Engine where headphone jack used to be, Intel modem in some iPhone 7 models  —  As it does every year, device repair site iFixit is putting all of Apple's new devices through the teardown process.
Taylor Stanton / Slice Intelligence:
iPhone 7 Plus outsold 7 in the US in the first 48 hours of availability, Slice Intelligence analysis of 32k receipts suggests  —  Data from Slice Intelligence just revealed the first online sales figures for the iPhone 7, and early shoppers prefer the Plus.
Tim-o-tato / Droid Life:
SwiftKey publicly launches neural network-powered keyboard for Android, available now on Google Play  —  Last year in October, SwiftKey unveiled an alpha build for the world's first keyboard powered by a neural network.  Since then, big things have been happening at SwiftKey, namely the company being acquired by Microsoft.
Brad Heath / USA Today:
Associated Press, Vice Media, and Gannett sue FBI for information on how the agency broke into San Bernardino shooter's iPhone  —  Three news organizations, including USA TODAY's parent company, filed a lawsuit Friday seeking information about how the FBI was able to break into the locked iPhone …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Google, IAB, and others form The Coalition for Better Ads to set, monitor and regulate online ad standards  —  Google has helped form a coalition group comprising advertising trade associations, advertisers, publishers, and agency groups that aims to rid the web of bad ads.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
After enabling movie ticket sales through Apple's iMessage, Fandango will start selling tickets through Facebook this weekend; sales on Snapchat coming soon  —  LOS ANGELES — By making it easy for people to buy movie tickets online or through a smartphone app, Fandango has experienced breakneck growth over the last two years.
More: Fortune
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Apple releases fix for an issue with iOS 10 that was causing some T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity  —  Updated story: Apple has addressed and fixed an issue with iOS 10 that was causing T-Mobile customers with iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6 Plus to lose connectivity this week.
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung to use green battery icon on new Note7 phones, instead of the white icon used on old faulty devices, to differentiate safe units  —  New Galaxy Note 7s will have different colored battery indicators to differentiate from the original faulty phones, but questions remain whether it will quell safety concerns.
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mode Media, publisher and ad network formerly known as Glam and once valued at $1B, shuts down; company was on track to generate over $100M in revenue this year  —  The company that used to be called Glam Media generated $90 million last year.  Now it's out of business.

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