iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6s Launch Sales Record

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

By on September 20, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 might have broken sales records, but we’ll never know

Apple this year isn’t going to tell us how many new iPhones it sold during the launch weekend. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have sold out faster than what some people may have expected, and some models were not even available for in-store purchases on launch day. But does that mean the iPhone 7 is worthy of a new record? More →

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iPhone 6s Trade In

Apple just made it cheaper to upgrade to an iPhone 7

By on September 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Apple just made it cheaper to upgrade to an iPhone 7

If you take time and effort, you can upgrade to a new iPhone every year for very little money. But not everyone has the willpower to deal with selling a phone on the internet, and for those people, Apple’s Trade Up program is coming to the rescue.

Apple just added the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus and SE to its Trade Up program, which means you can get $315 off a new iPhone 7 when you trade in your older device.

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iPhone Encryption Password Hack

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

By on September 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM.

The FBI didn’t need an iPhone backdoor — $100 of electronics does the same thing

The Apple vs. FBI fight over breaking the encryption of the San Bernardino iPhone was one of the most important news topics of the beginning of the year. Ultimately Apple won, as it didn’t have to create a backdoored version of iOS that would let the FBI spy on that iPhone 5c that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. The FBI won too, as it bought an iPhone hack for more than $1.3 million that let it bypass the password that protects the lockscreen of iPhones.

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iPhone 7 Home Button

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

By on September 20, 2016 at 3:05 PM.

The iPhone 7 is going to be a problem when it gets cold

We’ve got a few months left until winter properly hits, but apart from global warming and Snowpocalypse 2.0, there’s another (much smaller) problem on the horizon: the iPhone 7’s fancy home button.

You see, the iPhone 7’s home button is not really a button, but rather a special capacitive area on the front of the phone. So, it needs contact with flesh to be pushed, just like your screen needs contact with a real finger (and not the inside of your pocket) to register the presses. In the depths of winter where everyone’s wearing gloves, this could be a real problem.

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How To Fix iPhone 7 No Service Bug

How to fix the iPhone 7’s most annoying bug

By on September 20, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

How to fix the iPhone 7’s most annoying bug

You already know what should happen as soon as you disable Airplane mode on your iPhone. The device should instantly pick up wireless signals, including cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth if they’re available and enabled. Because it’s a phone, it should at the very least connect to a cellular network with relative speed. But if it’s an iPhone 7, it might not always happen — that’s right, the iPhone 7 does have at least one annoying problem. Luckily, there’s already a fix for it. More →

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Apple just released two of its best designs ever and two of its worst designs ever

By on September 20, 2016 at 1:56 PM.

Apple just released two of its best designs ever and two of its worst designs ever

Apple’s big iPhone 7 event is finally behind us and that can only mean one thing: Jonathan and Zach had to get back together to record a podcast after going months without a new show. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are obviously the main topic of conversation, but Zach and Jonathan also have a heated debate over what one of them views as two of the ugliest Apple products of all time — the AirPods and the ceramic Apple Watch. (Can you guess who loves them and who thinks they’re hideous?)

All that and plenty more on the latest episode of The BGR Show. More →

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MacOS Update

You should go download macOS Sierra right now

By on September 20, 2016 at 12:52 PM.

You should go download macOS Sierra right now

OS X is dead, long live macOS. The latest version of Apple’s storied desktop operating system comes with a brand new name, along with some long-awaited features. Siri’s got a home on your laptop now, the integrations with iOS are tighter than ever, and iCloud is actually becoming useful.

Best of all, it’s a free upgrade, and you can get it right now.

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iPhone 7 Jet Black Scratch Test

This is how easily your Jet Black iPhone 7 phone will scratch

By on September 20, 2016 at 12:49 PM.

This is how easily your Jet Black iPhone 7 phone will scratch

Jet Black is the new black when it comes to iPhone colors. The glossy black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the most popular iPhone models out there and were the first to sell out. Apple detailed the intricacies of manufacturing a Jet Black iPhone during the iPhone keynote, suggesting that the Jet Black iPhone is a real work of art and an impressive engineering feat. However, the Jet Black iPhone is far from perfect: It bruises very, very easily. More →

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macOS Sierra

The 9 coolest macOS Sierra features coming to your Mac today

By on September 20, 2016 at 12:28 PM.

The 9 coolest macOS Sierra features coming to your Mac today

It’s a busy time of year for Apple. In addition to the recent roll out of iOS 10 and new iPhone 7 models, Apple has also been working on some major updates for the Apple TV, the Apple Watch, and last but not least, the Mac.

Later today, Apple will officially roll out macOS Sierra. That’s right, the OS X naming scheme is no more as Apple as adopted something a bit more similar to iOS. While it’s somewhat sad to see OS X fall by the wayside, Apple’s macOS world gives us more than a few reasons to get excited about the future of desktop computing.

It’s been a while since Apple first introduced macOS Sierra at WWDC this past June so we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of some of the cooler features Apple’s next-gen desktop OS brings to the table.

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11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on September 20, 2016 at 12:03 PM.

We dug through dozens upon dozens of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free today, and we can up with 11 in particular that we think our readers will enjoy. There are also still a few freebies in yesterday’s post, so you should have more than enough new apps to check out on your shiny new iPhone 7 — or on your not-so-shiny older iPhone. More →

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iPhone 7 Problems

All the biggest complaints about the iPhone 7

All the biggest complaints about the iPhone 7

By on September 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM.

Apple just released new iPhone models and we all know that there are certain inevitabilities each and every time that happens. First, it means millions of people will buy them. Second, it means people will flood the web with a fresh new round of complaints. Such is the case with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which were just released this past Friday. Apple’s announcement that pretty much none of the most desirable new models would be available in stores kept lines abnormally short last week, though there was still plenty of commotion around the world as millions of people got their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest.

Of course now that the new phones have made their way out into the world, the complaints are beginning to flood in. As a matter of fact, we might even already have our first “gate” scandal. In this post, we’ll run through all of people’s biggest complaints about Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we’ll also tell you how to address them whenever possible. More →

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iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Does 3GB of RAM really make a difference?

By on September 20, 2016 at 10:44 AM.

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Does 3GB of RAM really make a difference?

There are two things that Apple never mentions during an iPhone event: the amount of RAM a phone has, and the battery capacity. But thanks to detailed teardowns that always confirm earlier rumors, we always find out. For example, the iPhone 7 has 2GB of RAM just like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone SE. But the iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB of RAM, as it needs more memory to handle the extra camera features Apple introduced.

Does that extra gigabyte of RAM really make a difference in normal usage? Thanks to new test results that just hit the web, we now know the answer. More →

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