Something is wrong with Apple ...

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Apple's had a shockingly bad week of software problems.



Many of our customers tried to question the fact that iOS 11 might have problems. It seemed to them that it was very easy for us or for other developers to blame for certain mistakes. Fortunately, or unfortunately, any cause for the cause is Apple's inattention. The past week has been outstanding in this respect.

It's a great article from VERGE's pen, please read it: https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/2/16727238/apple-macos-ios-software-problems-updates
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Apple Releases iOS 11.2

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Apple today released iOS 11.2, the second major update to the iOS 11 operating system available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11.2 comes a month after iOS 11.1, the first major update to iOS 11, and it follows several other smaller bug fix updates.

The iOS 11.2 update is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update. Eligible devices include the iPhone 5s and later, the iPad mini 2 and later, the iPad Air and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch.

iOS 11.2, as a major 11.x update, brings several new features and important bug fixes. It introduces Apple Pay Cash, Apple's peer-to-peer payments service. Apple Pay Cash works through the Messages app and is designed to allow for quick person-to-person money transfers, like Square Cash or Venmo.

You can quickly and easily send and receive money through iMessage conversations with Apple Pay Cash. Cash is sent from a linked debit or credit card, while received cash is stored in an Apple Pay Cash card in the Wallet app and can be used for purchases or transferred to a bank account. For more on Apple Pay Cash.

For the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus iOS 11.2 appears to introduce faster 7.5W wireless charging speeds through compatible Qi-based wireless charging accessories. At 7.5W charging speeds, the three new iPhones are able to charge faster wirelessly than with the standard 5W wired iPhone power adapter.

When it comes to the iPhone X interface, iOS 11.2 adds a small bar underneath the status bar icons located at the upper right side of the Lock screen, which is designed to make the location of the Control Center gesture more clear. On the iPhone X, Control Center is accessed by swiping down from the top of the device.

In Control Center on all devices, there are two new informational pop-ups that are displayed when using the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth toggles. These pop-ups explain that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are disabled temporarily rather than permanently when accessed from the Control Center.

iOS 11.2 introduces a new Sports section in the dedicated TV app, which offers up access to live sports games through integration with the ESPN app. The Sports app can be accessed through a new "Sports" tab at the bottom of the app, and it offers up custom content based on team preferences and current sports seasons.

There are multiple bug fixes in the update, including a fix for an animation bug in the Calculator app that caused some numbers and symbols to be ignored when entered in rapid succession. The update removes the animations from the calculator app so calculations can be done quickly with no need to pause between entering numbers to obtain the correct result.

The update also addresses a date bug that caused continual crashing in iOS 11.1.2 after December 2. The problem was linked to local notifications, and according to a support document, it is fixed in iOS 11.2.

Other new features in iOS 11.2 include redesigned camera emojis and other emoji tweaks, a new loading animation for Live Photos effects, and Live wallpapers for the iPhone X. For developers, the update introduces a new feature that allows them to offer new customers discounted introductory pricing for auto-renewable subscriptions in the App Store.

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Apple Releases iOS 11.2 Beta 5 for Developers – Download Now

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Apple has just released iOS 11.2 Beta 5 for registered developers with an iPhone or iPad. Here’s how you can update straight away.

iOS 11.2 Beta 5 for Developers Has Arrived with Bug Fixes & Performance Enhancements.

We were expecting Apple to come through with the final build of iOS 11.2 but boy they proved our predictions wrong. It appears as though that iOS 11.2 is still under development stages as the fifth beta of the software was just seeded to registered developers a while back. And instead of packing in some new features, users shouldn’t expect more than bug fixes in this release. After all, we are moving towards the final build and we shouldn’t expect nothing more than further polish at this point.

You can download iOS 11.2 Beta 5 over the air, and the steps remain the same as ever, even the prerequisites. First of all, make sure that you have more than 50% of battery life remaining, if not, then you might want to plug your iPhone or iPad to a charger. Once done, connect to a WiFi network then navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. As soon as you see the software update, tap on Download and Install. The entire process shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes at most. Once done, you can start using your device normally.

The update’s download image is available straight from the Apple Developer Program website for a clean restore. But of course, as you’d expect, the image is only accessible if you have a legit and fully working membership with Apple. But hey, take the over the air route I’d say. It’s easier to follow and there’s no hassle of connecting your device with iTunes whatsoever.

We will keep you informed if there’s something important in this release. Till then, make sure you update your device at the first chance you get.
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Apple releases iOS 11.2 beta 3

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With iOS 11, Apple changed the way the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles in Control Center work. The two buttons are no longer standard on/off switches, and instead disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi only for a set period of time.

In the new iOS 11.2 beta released this morning, Apple has added new informational pop-ups to let users know exactly how these toggles work. The new pop-ups explain that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi will be disabled temporarily rather than permanently.

Prior to today's update, the Control Center toggles for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth could be somewhat confusing, because there was no on-device explanation. Apple outlined how the toggles work in a support document, but if you didn't see it, you might wonder why Wi-Fi or Bluetooth were turning themselves back on after being disabled via Control Center.

These new messages will appear the first time the Control Center toggles are used. Subsequent uses will show a message at the top that reads "Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Networks Until Tomorrow" or "Disconnecting Bluetooth Devices Until Tomorrow."

While Apple's new pop-ups offer a better explanation than was previously available, there are other situations where Wi-Fi or Bluetooth might be turned back on sooner than one day. When you use the Wi-Fi toggle in Control Center, Wi-Fi is disabled until one of the following conditions occurs:

  • Wi-Fi is reactivated using Control Center
  • You connect to a Wi-Fi network using Settings > Wi-Fi
  • You walk or drive to a new location
  • It's 5:00 a.m. local time
  • Your iOS device is restarted

When you use the Bluetooth toggle in Control Center, Bluetooth is disabled until one of the following conditions occurs:

  • Bluetooth is reactivated using control Center
  • You connect to a Bluetooth accessory in Settings > Bluetooth
  • It's 5:00 a.m. local time
  • Your iOS device is restarted

To more permanently disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iOS device running iOS 11, it's necessary to go to the Settings app and toggle these features off in the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sections. Apple likely made the change to Control Center in iOS 11 for a better overall user experience, as some iPhone and iPad owners might not realize the impact that turning Wi-Fi and Bluetooth off can have when it comes to iOS features like GPS directions, Continuity, and more.

In addition to introducing a message to let users know how Bluetooth and Wi-Fi work in Control Center, on the iPhone X, there's also a small UI change designed to make the Control Center gesture more obvious. Whenever you're on the Lock screen, there's a small bar underneath the icons on the right side of the device, letting you know there's more to see there. The bar is not displayed on the Home screen of an unlocked iPhone X, nor is it displayed within apps.

For those unfamiliar, accessing the Control Center on the iPhone X is done from a swipe down on the top right side of the device rather than a swipe upwards from the bottom.
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You Can Still Downgrade iOS 11.1 To iOS 10.3.3 On iPhone 6s

This is a bit of a bizarre one, but for one reason or another, Apple is still allowing iPhone 6s users to downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 from various versions of iOS 11, including the latest publicly released iOS 11.1.

The Cupertino-based company initially seemed to have a very valid reason for doing this purely for iPhone 6s owners as users who had their touchscreen replaced by a third-party suffered from unresponsiveness issue on the device. It was because of this Apple started resigning 10.3.3 for iPhone 6s shortly after closing it on all devices. But with this issue being fixed starting from iOS 11.0.3, the company continues to sign the old firmware.

The open window means that all iPhone 6s owners can still take the opportunity to revert back to iOS 10.3.3 away from any version of iOS 11 if they wished to do so. There could be multiple reasons for this, including some users still suffering issues with iPhone 6s running early versions of iOS 11, and who haven’t had the confidence to update further down the iOS 11 chain because of early issues they have encountered.

A downgrade could also be on the cards purely because the device owner doesn’t like what iOS 11 represents. Certain design changes have been made throughout the system. Apple has introduced a brand new App Store app with a radical new user-interface and user-experience, but as much as this seems to have been met with approval by most, it certainly won’t be to everyone’s tastes. And, of course, because iPhone 6s isn’t a brand new hardware and is now a couple of generations old, it could just be that installing it has affected device performance in other ways or had an adverse effect on battery life. Whatever the reason it’s good to know that a downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 is still possible even if temporarily or just as an oversight on the company’s part.

Now that you know that Apple is still signing iOS 1o.3.3 for iPhone 6s for reasons which are currently only known to those internally, you may also know that iOS 10.3.3 was a solid and stable version of iOS for most device owners. Armed with all of that information, if you are an iPhone 6s owner and you want to get back to iOS 10.3.3, then you can use our existing guide on the downgrade process here:

Step 1: First of all you are going to need to make sure that you are sitting on the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. If not, download and install it with immediate effect.

Step 2: You will also need to have the relevant IPSW file for the device that you own. You can download the right iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file for your specific device from here:
Download iOS 10.3.3 Final IPSW Links For iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

Step 3: On the device, you will now need to turn off the Find My iPhone feature. Navigate to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone. Toggle the Find My iPhone switch to the Off position and authenticate with the iCloud password when prompted.

Note: You can bypass DFU mode altogether in Step 4 below and restore to iOS 10.3.3 just like normal restore with iTunes from Step 5 onwards, but we recommend using DFU mode to avoid any potential issues.

Step 4: Use the provided USB cable to connect your device to the computer and ensure that iTunes launches. You’re now going to need to put the connected device into DFU or Recovery mode. iPhone 7 users should follow our guide here for instructions on how to put the phone in DFU mode. Non-iPhone 7 users should hold down the Power and Home button for 10 seconds, then release the Power button but ensuring that Home button is still pressed. The device will jump into DFU mode and iTunes will provide an alert saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode.

Step 5: Now, in iTunes, press and hold the Option key (Mac), or SHIFT key (Windows), and select the Restore iPhone… option in the main device window. Select the iOS 10.3.3 IPSW file from your computer that you want to downgrade to.

Step 6: iTunes will instantly go about its business and restore the iOS 10.3.3 firmware file to the device.

When it has finished doing what it needs to do, it will present you with the standard Hello! screen of iOS 10 allowing you to set the device up as per your requirements.
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Update: please do not use OTA (Over-the-Air) update from iOS 10 to iOS 11. Download the latest IPSW file for your iPhone or iPad then update with iTunes.

1. Connect your iPhone or iOS device to your computer.
2. Select the device in iTunes.
3. On a Mac, hold down the “Option” key and then click on “Update”
4. On a Windows PC, hold down “SHIFT” key and then click on “Update”
5. Select the IPSW file you downloaded and click “Choose”
6. Let the iOS device update as usual.
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Apple releases iOS 11.1

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Apple has released iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and many more. Other changes include the return of the 3D Touch gesture for multitasking, a smoother scroll-to-top animation, and other bug fixes and improvements.


Apple first previewed these new emoji over the summer then teased them again in recent betas. Now iOS 11.1 is available to all customers following a brief beta period. You’ll need iOS 11.1 to both send and receive the new emoji characters, otherwise you won’t find them in the keyboard picker and you’ll only receive generic blocks and broken up emoji in place of the new characters.

iOS 11.1 also restores the popular 3D Touch multitasking gesture on iPhone 6s and later. This lets you touch the left edge of the display with pressure to enter multitasking or pull with pressure from left to right to switch between two apps. Apple previously removed this gesture (which works differently on iPhone X) but modified it and restored it with iOS 11.1.

Reachability has also improved so you can reliably double tap the Home button to lower the screen in more places, and there’s a smoother animation when tapping the top of the display to return to the top of a window.

There are also many bug fixes and security improvements in iOS 11.1. Most notably, the update addresses a major vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that is used to protect many modern Wi-Fi networks. The exploit, which is now fixed, let attackers use a key reinstallation attack or "KRACK" to decrypt network traffic to sniff out sensitive information. Full release notes for the update, including all of the bug fixes, are available below:

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- Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more

Photos
- Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
- Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
- Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
- Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots

Accessibility
- Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
- Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
- Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
- Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
- Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
- Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
- Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages

Other improvements and fixes
- Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
- Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
- Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
- Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
- Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
- Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

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iBlue Smart Key 3.0.13 for iOS 11

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iOS 11

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Apple has officially released iOS 10.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple has officially released iOS 10.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10.2.1 is likely a bug fix and performance improvement release. The initial beta was released on December 14 with a second beta issued before the holiday break. We’ll test the official version and highlight any changes discovered below.

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iOS 10.2.1 is latest software update after the previous iOS 10.2 update. Released on December 12, iOS 10.2 brought Unicode 9.0 emoji characters, three new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus wallpapers, a new TV app, additional camera features, new Messages screen effects, and more.

Major changes aren’t expected in iOS 10.2.1, although a new iOS 10.3 beta is rumored and may include a new Theater Mode toggle accessible in part via Control Center ahead of iOS 11 later this year.

Developers on the iOS 10.2.1 beta will not see an update as the beta build and released build numbers are the same (14D27). As we await those major releases, we’ll test the latest iOS 10.2.1 software update and note any changes here.

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Apple seeds iOS 10.2.1 beta 4 to developers and public testers

Just days after Apple seeded a third beta version of iOS 10.2.1 to developers, the company on Thursday issued a fourth iteration of the forthcoming operating system for testing.

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The latest iOS 10.2.1 beta release, identified as 14D27, arrives just three days after Apple seeded build 14D23 to developers and mere hours after the fourth beta of macOS hit distribution servers.

While specific changes are left unmentioned in today's release notes, the timing and build number suggests only minor bug fixes and improvements are included in the new software.

Apple appears to have returned to its usual beta software release schedule following a holiday break, issuing a third iOS 10.2.1 beta alongside new beta builds for macOS, tvOS, and watchOS on Monday. The company seeded initial beta builds in in mid-December which were followed by second versions on Dec. 20.

Developers who have not already provisioned their iPhone or iPad to receive over-the-air updates can download iOS 10.2.1 through Apple's developer portal. Apple ID owners who enrolled their device to test Apple betas can download today's seed via Apple's Beta Software Program website.
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How to downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9

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How to downgrade back to iOS 9 using a clean restore:
Step 1: Back up your iOS device.
Step 2: Download the latest (currently iOS 9.3.5) public iOS 9 IPSW file to your computer.
Step 3: Connect your iOS device to your computer via USB.
Step 4: Launch iTunes and open the Summary page for your iOS device.
Step 5: Hold the Option ( ) key and click the Restore iPhone button. (Windows users will need to hold Shift instead of Option).
Step 6: Select the iOS 9 IPSW file downloaded in step 2 and click Open.
Your iOS device will now be downgraded back to iOS 10. It will take a while for the process to complete, so be patient.

How to downgrade back to iOS 9 using the update method:
Step 1: Back up your iOS device.
Step 2: Download the latest (currently iOS 9.3.5) public iOS 9 IPSW file to your computer.
Step 3: Connect your iOS device to your computer via USB.
Step 4: Launch iTunes and open the Summary page for your iOS device.
Step 5: Hold the Option ( ) key and click the Check for Update button. (Windows users will need to hold Shift instead of Option).
Step 6: Select the iOS 9 IPSW file downloaded in step 2 and click Open.
Your iOS device will now be downgraded back to iOS 9. This method makes it so that your device updates while keeping most app data, Home screen layout settings, etc. It will take a while for the process to complete, so be patient. In the video walkthrough below, I’ve sped up the file extraction and installation process to save time.
Step 7: When prompted, Slide to upgrade and the enter your passcode to complete the process.

If you used a configuration profile to install the iOS 10 beta, it will remain on your iOS device, which will allow you to easily upgrade back to the iOS 10 beta at a later time. If you don’t plan on using the iOS 10 beta again, the configuration profile, found in Settings General Profiles, can be deleted.
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iBlue Immobilizer App for iOS10 released for download!

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iBlue Immobilizer, iOS 10 ready version

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iOS 10.1 beta...

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iOS 10

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iPhone 7 news and features: all you need to know about the new iPhone

Say hello to the iPhone 7 – Apple's latest flagship smartphone, with upgraded cameras, water resistance, stereo speakers and a longer battery life.
Tim Cook took to the stage at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco and told us: "We have created the world's most advanced smartphone – the best iPhone we have ever created. This is iPhone 7."
Obviously Apple would say that, but we'll let you make up your own mind as you read through all the new features below - oh and the headphone jack? Yeah, that's gone.



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The iPhone 7 release date is set for Friday September 16 in 28 countries including the US and UK, with iPhone 7 pre-orders already open.
Demand looks to be high though, with Jet Black orders now quoting November for shipping. If you haven't already pre-ordered online it looks unlikely you'll get any variant of the new iPhone 7 on release day, unless you queue up.
A week after September 16, the iPhone 7 will also be available in a further 30 countries too.

The iPhone 7 price starts at $649 (£599, AU$1,079) for the 32GB model. If you fancy upping your storage you'll need to shell out $749 (£699, AU$1,229) – which is the same cost as the 64GB iPhone 6S when it launched.

Power users will want to check out the $849 (£799, AU$1,379) iPhone 7 with a new 256GB of storage - giving you loads of storage space.
It inherits the same pricing structure as the iPhone 6S when it launched back in September 2015 - at least in the US and Australia it does. For those in the UK the aftershocks of Brexit are being felt with a £60 price hike for the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 is just as sleek as its predecessors, with the iconic rounded design returning for a third instalment with the same 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm frame as the iPhone 6S. It's lighter though at 138g, down from 143g on the 6S.

One of the big new talking points is its water and dust resistance, with IP67 protection bringing the new iPhone into line with the Samsung Galaxy S7 – and giving you peace of mind when you're in the bath or out in the rain.
Anyone hoping for a flush rear to the new iPhone will be disappointed though, as the iPhone 7 has a very noticeable camera bump.

That camera bump is a little bit special though. It's molded from the aluminum frame of the phone and houses the antennas – removing the ugly bands of its predecessors on the black versions. On the other colors though, the bands are still noticeable at the top and bottom of the device.

There are two new colors as well, with the glass and aluminum Jet Black joined by the matte-finish Black option – the latter option also features a black Apple logo on its rear. You'll also get the choice of silver, gold and rose gold, but there's bad news for Space Gray fans: that option is dead.
Something else Apple has built into the design of the iPhone 7 is stereo speakers, with one at the top and one at the base of the handset. That gives you louder, clearer audio, which will be great for movies and gaming.
Apple says the iPhone 7 kicks out twice the volume of the 6S, as well as having an increased dynamic range. In short, they should sound good.

It's gone! It really has gone. Apple has removed the standard headphone jack – but it's not all bad news.

You get a set of Lightning EarPods in the box, meaning you'll be able to plug in right away, while an adaptor is also included, so you can continue to use your current headphones if you wish – although it's certainly not the most elegant implementation.
If you're feeling flush you can splash the cash ($159, £159, AU$229 to be exact) and get yourself a set of AirPods – Apple's first wireless Bluetooth earbuds. They offer five hours of listening on a single charge, dual microphones enabling you to take calls and interact with Siri, and touch response, so you can answer calls and launch Siri.

Apple has overhauled its camera tech for the iPhone 7, bringing in a brand new 12MP sensor on the rear and upping the front-facing snapper from 5MP to a 7MP Facetime HD offering.
The larger iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual-camera setup, but this is the iPhone 7 page, so we're focusing on that phone here.
The iPhone 7 has a completely new camera system, and gains OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), something the iPhone 6S missed out on but which the 6S Plus boasted.

The wide-aperture lens on the back lets in 50% more light, and it's 60% faster and 30% more energy efficient.

There's a six-element lens and the two-tone flash now has four LEDs for 50% more light and a 50% further reach. It also features a flicker sensor for artificial light, for better picture results.
Apple has also increased the camera's smarts behind the scenes, with the snapper adapting even better to the environment to automatically adjust settings for the best possible result.

Apple says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the best battery life of any iPhone – and so they should. It reckons those upgrading from the iPhone 6S can expect, on average, an additional two hours from each charge.

Apple also quotes 40 hours of wireless audio playback and 13 hours of wireless audio. Which is nice.

Apple has stuck with the same screen size and resolution from the 6S for the iPhone 7 - so at first glance there's not much to report.

The 4.7-inch display sports a 1334x750 resolution, which in turns gives you a 326ppi pixel density. That served the 6S well, so you shouldn't worry about it on the iPhone 7. We understand if you're drawn to the pixel packed Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge though.
However, crank up the brightness bar on the new iPhone and you're eyes will be in for a treat. Apple has upped the brightness of the display on the iPhone 7, for an even brighter, bolder visual experience.
TechRadar's take: the biggest takeaway from Apple sticking with the same screen size and resolution is it's not prepared to jump onto to mobile VR bandwagon. To be fair the Retina display is still very good, but if you fancy a full HD resolution take a gander at iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7 has been groomed to launch alongside iOS 10, and it's a tremendous feature upgrade over iOS 9.3. It introduces a much smarter Siri that can command third-party apps, new Messaging functionality and a convenient Raise to Wake way of lighting up the phone.

It doesn't stop with a software upgrade under the hood. iPhone 7 also gets a performance boost, with the phone packing a four-core, 64-bit Apple A10 Fusion chip.
That's a big leap from just a dual-core processor in the iPhone 6S, with Apple saying the iPhone 7 is 40% faster than its predecessor, and twice as fast as the iPhone 6.
While Apple hasn't confirmed the amount of RAM inside the iPhone 7, reports suggest we're looking at 2GB, which means it looks like it'll be less powerful than the iPhone 7 Plus with 3GB of RAM supposedly inside.

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