iPhone 7 Water Resistance

The iPhone 7 is water resistant, but can it survive big wave surfing?

By on September 23, 2016 at 11:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 is water resistant, but can it survive big wave surfing?

With the removal of the headphone jack (oh the horror!), Apple’s iPhone 7 is more water resistant than ever before. Sporting an IP67 rating, the iPhone 7 can survive submersion in water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes straight. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t really tell us too much about how the iPhone holds up to water in real world conditions. After all, it’s not like anyone ever decides to just drop their phone in a meter of water and let it chill there for a half hour.

So while we’ve seen iPhone 7s being put to the test by being dropped in bowls of water, it’s time to really see what the iPhone 7 is capable of withstanding. In an effort to really put the iPhone 7 to the test, the folks over at SquareTrade Labs came up with an fun little challenge and gave big wave surfer Kai Lenny an iPhone 7 to see how the device stood up to big crashing waves in a salt water environment.

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iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode Photo Samples

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples: The ‘DSLR’ iPhone in action

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

iPhone 7 Plus photo samples: The ‘DSLR’ iPhone in action

The iPhone 7 is the biggest thing in tech happening this month. Of the two new iPhones, the iPhone 7 Plus is the one that stands out thanks to its dual-lens iSight Duo camera system that packs both a wide-angle and a telephoto lens. Extra RAM, and Apple’s custom image signal processor complete the camera package of the phablet, which might be the first iPhone to offer DSLR-like effects.

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iPhone 7 Plus Camera

Latest batch of iPhone 7 Plus photo samples are truly remarkable

By on September 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Latest batch of iPhone 7 Plus photo samples are truly remarkable

Though Apple improving upon its camera technology with each successive iPhone model is nothing new, what Apple achieved with the iPhone 7 Plus represents the company’s biggest leap forward yet. Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is particularly impressive and capable because it comes equipped with an advanced dual camera system, with one sensor a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto lens.

Admittedly, dual camera systems aren’t entirely new, but Apple’s implementation is nonetheless impressive. Aside from being able to take incredible portrait photographs utilizing the bokeh effect, but even regular photos are designed to take advantage of the device’s dual-camera setup. As referenced in our iPhone 7 review earlier today, the iPhone 7 Plus camera “actually captures two images, one with the 28mm lens and one with the 56mm lens.” Following that, Apple’s software takes data from both images and then fuses them together to create one unified photograph.

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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6S

The iPhone 7 makes every other iPhone look stupidly slow

By on September 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

The iPhone 7 makes every other iPhone look stupidly slow

We’re coming up on 10 years of iPhones now, which means there’s a lot of old models out there to play with. Sure, we’ve seen how the iPhone 7 measures up against the Galaxy S7 and LG G5, but how does it compare to the older generations?

YouTube channel EverythingApplePro put every model of iPhone from history up against the other in a series of tests, mostly to showcase the differences in hardware from year to year. It also serves as an excellent reminder that sometimes, upgrading to the latest version of iOS on an older phone is not a great idea.

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iPhone 7 Sold Out Availability

This is when you might find the iPhone 7 you want in Apple stores

By on September 23, 2016 at 1:50 PM.

This is when you might find the iPhone 7 you want in Apple stores

The iPhone 7 is mostly sold out, and it might be tough to find the model you want in an Apple store or anywhere else right now. But things are improving, and you should be able to play with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in all color and storage options in the coming weeks.

October 8th is the date you should circle in your virtual calendar, as it appears that an international logjam is partly to blame for Apple’s current iPhone supply problems. But by October, it should be plain sailing for Apple’s iPhones.
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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on September 23, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

Start the weekend off right with a fresh new collection of completely free apps for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. There are a few camera apps, a cloud music manager, an app for audio professionals and even a tool to help you find the right home. Plus, if that’s not enough, you can always check yesterday’s post too.

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Conan Apple AirBag Video

Conan introduces Apple’s AirBag, ‘the world’s most intelligent bag’

By on September 23, 2016 at 11:45 AM.

Conan introduces Apple’s AirBag, ‘the world’s most intelligent bag’

Following the release of the iPhone 7, some people have begun to question whether or not Apple has lost its way, if only slightly. Not only did Apple make the somewhat inexplicable decision to remove the headphone jack, but the company also introduced a set of wireless earbuds that look utterly ridiculous.

Nevertheless, diehard fans continue to eat up everything Apple puts out, which is why Conan has been having such a good time lampooning the company of late.

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Apple TV 5 Release Date

New Apple TV will be coming soon, FCC filing suggests

By on September 23, 2016 at 10:35 AM.

New Apple TV will be coming soon, FCC filing suggests

Filings from the Federal Communication Commission have revealed the existence of a new Apple product with a model number that doesn’t correspond to anything in the lineup. Details are scarce, but from what we can work out, it could be a new Apple TV set for release.

The device has the model number A1844, which is not currently in use by any Apple device. The power supply and screw placement are in line with the existing Apple TV, although not perfectly identical.

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Apple Smart Home Device

Bloomberg: Apple’s Amazon Echo-like smart home device now in testing phase

By on September 23, 2016 at 9:50 AM.

Bloomberg: Apple’s Amazon Echo-like smart home device now in testing phase

Rumors of a Siri-powered smart home device to compete with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home have been circulating since May of this year, but we haven’t heard much concrete information about the project since then.

On Friday, we got our first update on the device in months when Bloomberg published a report claiming that the product has now moved out of the research and development lab and into prototype testing.

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Review
iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 review

iPhone 7 review

By on September 23, 2016 at 9:30 AM.

When I reviewed Apple’s iPhone 6 two years ago, I wrote about how different reviewing an iPhone is compared to reviewing any other smartphone — or any other product at all, for that matter. A reviewer’s job is generally to present an overview of a product’s user experience, as well as to discuss strengths and shortcomings. The goal in doing this is to assist the reader in making a purchase decision. But with iPhones, this hasn’t been the case since the first-generation model. Either someone is going to buy an iPhone or he or she is not; reviews have almost no bearing on anyone’s decision.

Interestingly, while Apple’s new iPhone 7 is the first new number-generation iPhones to resemble their predecessors so closely in terms of design, they are also the first new iPhones to differ so dramatically in this way: reviews actually do matter. Apple’s new iPhones look so similar to last year’s models and to 2014’s models that people aren’t quite sure what to make of them.

Are they really “boring,” like many gadget blogs have been saying for months? Or are they truly as impressive as Apple’s marketing rhetoric and Apple bloggers’ reviews would lead you to believe? In this review, we’ll cut through the noise and see just how impressive or disappointing Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are. More →

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Cheap iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

This tool could save you a bunch of money on an iPhone 7 purchase

By on September 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

This tool could save you a bunch of money on an iPhone 7 purchase

Wait a second, iPhone 7 prices start at $649 for the 32GB iPhone 7 version and go all the way up to $969 for the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus. So how can you save $1,700 on an iPhone 7 purchase? That’s simple, this iPhone 7 price calculator actually factors in the cash you pay to your carrier for a period of two years, and can save you plenty of money. More →

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