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Many customers who pre-ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus received shipping estimates ranging into October and November, but it appears Apple is working hard to overcome supply constraints and get shipments out earlier than expected. Starting this morning, MacRumors began hearing reports from customers who originally had deliveries scheduled for a month or two out but will now be receiving their devices over the course of the next few days. MacRumors reader Daniel was told to expect his Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus in November, but will be receiving it tomorrow, while another customer had a delivery scheduled for October 4 to 10, but will instead receive his iPhone on Wednesday. There are also multiple reports on Twitter from customers who have had similar good news, including some improved delivery estimates from carriers. @MacRumors just got a shipment notification on my Jet Black 7+. Way ahead of schedule.— Daniel (@drwebber) September 19, 2016 The new Jet Black iPhone offers both a unique mirror-like finish and a new deep black color, which has made it one of the most popular choices with customers. It uses a different anodization process than the other iPhones to achieve the shine, perhaps explaining why it is in shorter supply. Reports of improved shipping estimates are encouraging for customers who are expecting to wait until November to receive a new iPhone. When pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus took place on September 9, shipping estimates for Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus models slipped to weeks and then months within a matter of minutes, leaving customers who wanted the new color waiting. If Apple can continue ramping up supply, orders may be going out much earlier. Orders placed today on Apple's website for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus continue to have November delivery estimates. For those who have ordered a Jet Black iPhone or plan to, Apple warns that the device is prone to significant scratching because of its finish, something that has indeed been seen in early reviews and in the wild already.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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DisplayMate Technologies has declared iPhone 7 has the "best LCD display" it has ever tested, calling it "truly impressive" and a "major upgrade" over the iPhone 6 based on a series of advanced viewing tests and measurements. iPhone 7 achieved the highest color accuracy, peak brightness, and contrast rating in bright light of any smartphone display, the highest contrast ratio of any IPS LCD display, and the lowest screen reflectance of any smartphone display. Apple's latest flagship smartphone also has image contrast and intensity described as "visually indistinguishable from perfect," and the smallest color variation when viewing the screen at an angle of any smartphone display. Color Accuracy and Power Efficiency iPhone 7 has two color gamuts, including a new 26% larger DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, as found in 4K TVs, and a traditional, smaller sRGB / Rec.709 gamut. DisplayMate said both gamuts have been implemented with absolute color accuracy that is "visually indistinguishable from perfect," which is "truly impressive" and a "major competitive advantage" over other smartphones. DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has "the most color accurate display" that it has ever measured, adding that the smartphone's display is "very likely considerably better than any mobile display, monitor, TV, or UHD TV" that consumers have. In technical terms, the iPhone 7 has a "Just Noticeable Color Difference" (JNCD) rating of 1.1, which is the best result of any smartphone it has ever tested. Despite having a much wider color gamut, the iPhone 7's display is 7% more power efficient than the iPhone 6's display.Wide Color Gamut LCDs like the iPhone 7 instead use specially tuned Red and Green phosphors to optimally transform the light for the chosen saturated Red and Green primaries, which improves their light and power efficiency.Brightness The measured peak brightness for the iPhone 7 is 602 cd/m2 (nits), the highest of any smartphone DisplayMate has ever tested. The measurement increases up to a record 705 nits when Automatic Brightness is turned on under brightly lit conditions.On the iPhone 7 the Maximum Screen Brightness can go much higher when Automatic Brightness is turned on, so that users can't permanently park the Manual Brightness slider to very high values, which would run down the battery quickly. High Screen Brightness is only needed for High Ambient Light, so turning Automatic Brightness On will provide better high ambient light screen visibility and also longer battery running time.Contrast Ratio DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has a record-breaking contrast ratio among IPS LCD smartphone displays.The iPhone 7 has a measured Contrast Ratio of 1,762, which is Very Good for a mobile display, and the highest we have measured for any IPS LCD display. It is also 26 percent larger than the 1,400 that Apple lists as Typical. However, Contrast Ratio is only meaningful in low ambient light, which is seldom the case for mobile displays.iPhone 7 also has the highest contrast rating (137 to 160) in high ambient light of any smartphone. Reflectance DisplayMate said iPhone 7 has 4.4% screen reflectance, which is a record low among smartphones it has ever tested. However, the iPhone 7 doesn't come close to the record low 1.7% screen reflectance of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which has a special anti-reflective coating.Unfortunately, AR coatings still can't be used with smartphones, which have much higher abrasion and scratch issues than tablets and other touch screen displays because they are small enough to be carried in pockets and bags that have all sorts of scratchy things inside. A number of companies are working on technologies that can produce both low screen reflectance and high abrasion and scratch resistance […] but it's challenging and also has to be cost effective. Since peak brightness can't keep increasing due to battery power limitations and thermal issues, developing a low reflectance screen will be the key to improving display performance in high ambient light.Viewing Angle DisplayMate said the iPhone 7 has "excellent viewing angle performance" with no visually noticeable color shifts. The display had the smallest color variation when viewed at an angle, earning a JNCD rating of 2.1 or less.With its Dual-Domain Pixels, the iPhone 7 Contrast Ratio remained close to 1,000 at 30 degrees for both the Portrait and Landscape modes, which is the highest we have measured for LCDs. However, all LCDs do have a strong decrease in Brightness (Luminance) with Viewing Angle, and the iPhone 7 showed (as expected) a 55 percent decrease in Brightness at a modest 30 degree Viewing Angle.DisplayMate shared more in-depth analysis in its iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 6 display shootout.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: DisplayMate Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple is aware of and investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors. In the meantime, Apple has advised authorized service providers to instruct customers to restart the affected iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. If no service persists, Apple advises customers to remove and re-insert the device's SIM card. In a video shared with MacRumors by reader Yasser El-Haggan, an iPhone 7 can be seen with no service alongside an iPhone 6s with two bars of LTE after Airplane Mode is toggled off on both devices. Both of the iPhones are said to be AT&T models, which means the iPhone 7 has an Intel modem rather than a Qualcomm modem used for Verizon and Sprint models. All of a sudden today my iPhone 7 Jet Black model started not getting internet service -- can’t make outbound calls or receive calls -- even though it showed 4 bars. I then put it in Airplane Mode, and back off, then it showed no service. It got pretty warm in the top right hand corner. I then took a video of my wife's iPhone 6s right next to my iPhone 7, put them both in Airplane Mode, and then switched Airplane Mode off and you can see immediately that the iPhone 6s gets signal instantly, and the iPhone 7 just sits there searching. I then took her SIM and put it in my iPhone 7, no luck, put my SIM in her phone, and it got signal right away.El-Haggan said he took his iPhone 7 to an Apple Store, where the Genius Bar swapped out the device with a new one. The employee had allegedly seen the issue on a few previous handsets, and he immediately replaced the device per Apple's instructions in lieu of running a basic diagnostic test. Apple appears to have replacement iPhone 7 models reserved for these scenarios per standard policy.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: Airplane Mode Discuss this article in our forums

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After the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began arriving to the first round of pre-order customers on Friday, a few users noticed what's become known as a "hissing" sound emanating from the back of the device, where the Apple logo is located. The first reports began on Friday, but the occurrence gained ground when 512 Pixels' Stephen Hackett tweeted about it, posting a video with the "terrible noises" produced by his iPhone clearly audible, which he determined to be caused by heavy performance at the time. When he brought the issue to AppleCare, Hackett was told to bring the iPhone into an Apple retail location to swap it out, but given the low stock of nearly all iPhone 7 models, that solution isn't particularly helpful at the moment. Friday night, a member of the MacRumors forums, liorgr, confirmed the somewhat "common" issue facing the iPhone 7, although it's still unknown as to whether the noise could come from all versions of the device, or if it's just "a faulty batch." I just came back from the Apple Store. They had no idea what it is and what could it be (not surprising as this phones just came out today), so they ordered a replacement phone for me /: They could reproduce the issue easily. Also I noticed that when turning on the phone you can hear it very well, I guess because of the extra processing that is being done while booting the device. Kind of disappointed they don't have a few in stock for cases like this, but on the other hand it sounds like an issue more common than 1 damaged phone. so I hope that if it is a faulty batch or something like that so the wait my pay off and by the time I get my replacement phone it will be fixed. Since his tweet, more and more iPhone 7 users have come forward about the issue and corroborated Hackett's story. On the MacRumors forums, mentions of a "buzzing" and "static" sound coming from the back of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus began on Friday afternoon. Specifically, forum member maxlind noted that the noise happened on his 128GB iPhone 7 Plus under load, without charging or restoring from an iCloud backup. My new iPhone 7 Plus (128GB, Black) has an odd buzzing / static sound coming from it. Specifically, if I put my ear up to the back of the phone where the apple logo is, I can hear the battery or processor or something “working”… note the sound file attached. Nope, not charging. I thought maybe at first it was just the phone overworking itself during an iCloud restore (it got pretty hot too)... but the noise is still there. One Redditor who got his iPhone 7 Plus replaced at an Apple store noticed immediately that his new iPhone was making a similar sound, so the issue could potentially be affecting a large number of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models due to the high-capacity performance abilities of the A10 chip. Since there are no actual moving components on the chip, it's still unclear what could be making the noise. As pointed out by The Verge, the consensus of the noise's origin online is that it's caused by a phenomenon known as "coil noise." What’s going on here? Potentially nothing major, and Apple declined to comment on this story. So we can’t say for sure what the cause is yet, nor how widespread it is — though to the latter point, it doesn’t seem to be affecting a large number of users. The consensus around the web right now is that this is some form of “coil noise” or “coil whine” — the sort of sound a high powered processor or virtually any electronic part can make, especially when it’s not properly dampened. It can crop up when the chip is under heavy load, and you might be able to hear it on any recent phone if you put it under load and listen very closely. I can, for example, hear some high-pitched noises on my Galaxy S7 Edge if I hold it up to my ear in a quiet room. Still, despite the problem slowly becoming infamous over the weekend, some sites tried to replicate the issue and failed. Using performance benchmark software 3D Mark "Ice Storm Extreme," Engadget ended up hearing "no hissing at all" on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7. As many users have theorized, the sound issue could "stem from a manufacturing issue instead of an inherent design quirk." Until Apple addresses the problem, that still leaves affected users to either deal with the noise, or attempt to get a replacement that could potentially face the same sound.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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YouTube channel EverythingApplePro posted a video over the weekend demonstrating how the iPhone 7 fares in an extreme deep water test. The video, titled "How Deep Before it Dies?", shows an iPhone 7 and a Samsung Galaxy S7 being lowered into the ocean at increasingly lower depths. Apple's iPhone 7 series is certified to IP67 standard water resistance, which means the handsets are built to withstand being submerged in up to 1 meter (about 3.28 feet) of water for half an hour at most. Samsung's handset carries the higher IP68 certification, indicating it can withstand continuous immersion in over 1 meter (3.28 feet) depths, or up to five feet, according to Samsung). The first test drops the devices down 5 feet, exceeding the 3.28 feet rating that IP67 standard promises. Both devices emerge from the water undamaged. Then the devices are dropped at increasingly deeper intervals in 5 feet increments. At 20 feet, with no signs of damage, the tester adds another 10 feet. The first signs of damage become evident at 30 feet of water for five minutes. The Galaxy begins sporadically rebooting, while the iPhone's Taptic Engine-based capacitive home button begins malfunctioning. After 35 feet water immersion, the Galaxy's display refuses to come on, but the iPhone 7 continues to power up and the touchscreen still responds to touches, despite obvious water damage under the bottom half of the display. Notwithstanding the highly unconventional and extreme nature of the test, it does serve to underline Apple's continuing strategy of being conservative in its waterproofing claims. The first Apple Watch for example was only rated for up to 1 meter of water depth, but regularly survived dives down to 40 meters in swimming tests. Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple debuted a new Apple Music ad tonight during the 2016 Emmy Awards, featuring "Late Late Show" host James Corden pitching commercial ideas to Apple Music executives Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue and Bozoma Saint John. Iovine, Cue and Saint John task Corden with pitching commercial ideas that can easily get across some Apple Music features, like offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs. Instead, Corden pitches a series of ads where he dresses up like iconic music acts. After he's rejected, Corden pitches more specific commercials where he hands a thirsty boy in a desert an iPhone with Apple Music and where he dives in a body of water filled with 40 million apples. After a few more desperate pitches, the commercial cuts to black with white lettering mentioning that Apple Music has offline listening, hand-picked playlists and over 40 million songs. The commercial is the latest collaboration between Apple and Corden. The late night host helped open Apple's September 2016 special event by "driving" Tim Cook to the event while singing karaoke. Corden and Apple are also working on a Carpool Karaoke TV show exclusively for Apple Music, though Corden will only be producing the series. Earlier today, Apple also debuted three other commercials: Two iPhone 7 commercials focused on its water resistance and low-light camera and an Apple Watch Series 2 commercial.Tags: Ads, Apple Music Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple has posted a new ad to its YouTube channel to show off the versatility and sporting smarts of the Apple Watch Series 2. The one-minute ad is titled "Go Time" and principally showcases the new wristwatch's built-in GPS and water resistance up to 50 meters, using a montage of scenes that suggest fitness, fun, motivation, and time-keeping. Watch owners are seen measuring swimming time, their activity and heart-rate on the court, on the road, and in the gym, having fun on the dance floor, and taking time out to breathe with the new mindfulness app, as well as benefiting from the messaging capabilities of the watch. The commercial keeps to the same dimly lit, high contrast style as Apple's iPhone 7 commercials, despite this ad not being limited to nighttime activities.Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 3 Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now) Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple has posted two new iPhone 7 ads to its YouTube channel showcasing the phones' water-resistance and camera performance in low light conditions. The first ad, titled "Midnight" and about a minute long, follows the impromptu twilight journey of a skateboarder around suburban streets as he utilizes the camera's photo and video capture capabilities in various solitary encounters. The iPhone 7 Plus is seen being used to record video through a mist of lawn sprayers, take a photo of moths dancing around a dim light bulb, and capture the moment a young deer wanders into a gas station forecourt. Later, the skateboarder alights to venture into a forest wood, where he eventually discovers a tantalizing moonlit cityscape. The ad concludes with the tagline, "low-light camera on iPhone 7 – practically magic". The second ad is a 30-second spot called "Morning Ride" and depicts a man going into his garage and preparing himself and his bike for a pre-dawn ride while a violent lightning storm passes overhead. He is seen using an iPhone 7 to check the weather forecast, and then fixes the handset to a handlebar mount while he dresses for the outdoors. He checks his route on a cycling app, before raising the garage door to reveal thundering rain and stormcloud-capped mountains in the distance. The same tagline as the first ad appears in conclusion. The two ads offer a lot more substance than Apple's previous, more abstract iPhone 7 teaser commercial, but continue with the same darkened theme to portray the phone's flagship upgrades and black handset color options. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus boast IP67 standard splash, water, and dust resistance, while the new 12-megapixel cameras (dual-lens in the Plus) feature Quad-LED True Tone flash, auto-image stabilization, and exposure control. Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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It was a busy week here at MacRumors, with the release of iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, along with the official launch of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. We did a lot of coverage of the new software updates and the new devices, so we thought we'd do a quick recap for those of our readers looking for something to read over the weekend. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Below, you'll find all of our iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 coverage, including how tos, hidden tidbits, launch features, and more. We've also rounded up all of our iPhone 7 and Apple Watch coverage, which includes teardowns with previously unknown information, launch day info, order delays, and more. iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 Release - Apple Releases iOS 10 with Redesigned Lockscreen, New Messages Features - iOS 10 Tidbits: Hide Stock Apps, Use Two Safari Windows on iPad, Access Voicemail Transcription and More - Apple Releases watchOS 3 With App Dock, Instant Launching, New Watch Faces, and Breathe - Apple Releases tvOS 10 With New Siri Features, Improved Search, Dark Mode and More - Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds Coding App for iPad - Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 wth Revamped Apple Music Design - Apple's iWork for iOS Apps Updated With Real-Time Collaboration - Must-have Sticker Packs for Messages in iOS 10 - iOS 10 Messages Apps and Games Worth Checking Out - iOS 10 Now Installed on 14.5% of Devices, Early Adoption Rates Outpacing iOS 9 Adoption - Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following iOS 10 Release iOS 10 How Tos - How to use iOS 10's Redesigned Lock Screen - How to use Sticker Packs in Messages in iOS 10 - How to Use Image Markup in Photos and Messages in iOS 10 - How to Use Messages' Tapback, Screen Effects and Bubble Effects in iOS 10 - How to use Emoji Replacement and Prediction in Messages in iOS 10 - Hate Clicking the Home Button to Unlock in iOS 10? Try This - How to Use Native 3D Touch Actions in iOS 10 - How to Use the New Control Center in iOS 10 - How to Use Digital Touch in Messages in iOS 10 - How to Edit Memories in Photos in iOS 10 - How to Use Apple Music Lyrics in iOS 10 - How to Send Handwritten Notes in Messages in iOS 10 - How to Customize Favorite Contacts in iOS 10 iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - All iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhone 7 Models Sold Out for Launch Day - Best Buy Delays Some iPhone 7 Plus Orders, Offers $100 Promo Code as Compensation - First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New Zealand Begin Receiving Shipments - Apple's First Walk-In Customers Leave With iPhone 7 and Free $100 Gift Cards Instead of iPhone 7 Plus - iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Launch Around the World - Launch Day Reaction Mixed as iPhone 7 Shipping Estimates Improve but Some Reservations Turned Away - iPhone 7 Reviews: 'Terrific Phones' That Offer a 'Foundation' for the Future, But Not an Essential Upgrade - iPhone 7 Plus Teardown Confirms Longer-Lasting 2,900 mAh Battery - iPhone 7 Teardown Reveals 'Incredibly Thin' A10 Chip With 2GB RAM, Intel Modem - iPhone 7 Plus Camera 'Ideal for Shooting Outdoor Adventures' - iPhone 7 Series is Faster Than Any MacBook Air Ever Made - iPhone 7-Optimized Game 'Oz: Broken Kingdom' Launches in App Store - Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case Offers 26% More Charge Than iPhone 6s Version - iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, and Black Models Prove Most Popular With Pre-Order Customers - iPhone 7 Undergoes Extreme Durability Test in New Video - iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Survive Hot Coffee, Soda, and the Ocean in New Videos - How to Reset an iPhone 7 or Enter DFU Mode for Last-Ditch Recovery Apple Watch Series 2 - Apple Watch Series 2 Reviews: 'The First Real Apple Watch' Thanks to Fitness and Processor Upgrades - Best Buy Delays Apple Watch Series 2 Shipments, Offers $50 Promo Code as Compensation - Target Says Apple Watch Series 2 Orders Will be Delayed, Offers $50 Gift Card to Affected Customers - Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown Shows Larger Battery and Swimproof Design - Best Buy Delaying Some Apple Watch Series 1 Pre-Orders to Mid-October For more information on the new software and new devices Apple released this week, make sure to check out our roundups: iOS 10, tvOS 10, watchOS 3, iPhone 7, and Apple Watch.Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 3, iPhone 7, iOS 10 Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now) Discuss this article in our forums

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As discovered by Myke Hurley (via Daring Fireball), iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users are going to have a tough time unlocking their devices during wintertime. As it turns out, the new "solid-state" Home button on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus requires skin contact to function. If you put on a pair of gloves or cover your finger with the sleeve of a shirt and attempt to open the iPhone 7, the Home button will not respond to a press unless it's touching skin. And because the iPhone 7 uses the redesigned Lock screen in iOS 10, there's no easy way to bring up the passcode entry screen to unlock the phone manually. We tested with a pair of gloves that are designed for touch screens and while we could unlock the iPhone 6s Plus with the gloves, that wasn't possible with the iPhone 7 Plus. There are reports suggesting some of these types of gloves do work, however, so it may vary based on the material of the gloves. So here's a thing. Cover your iPhone 7 home button with material (like from a t-shirt) and try to click it. 😑— Myke Hurley (@imyke) September 16, 2016 The redesigned Home button in the iPhone 7 is no longer a physical button -- it's flush with the iPhone and uses haptic feedback to give the sensation of button presses. Because it's requiring skin contact to unlock the device, it's likely the iPhone 7 is using the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to register touch. While skin contact is required to unlock the phone, the new "Raise to Wake" functionality still allows the Lock screen to be viewed without a touch, so it continues to be possible to view incoming notifications. Fully unlocking the phone will require a free finger that's unobscured by fabric.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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With the launch of a new iPhone comes an inevitable collection of videos that put the device to its limits to see how well it stands up against Apple's durability claims. Earlier today, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything put the iPhone 7 under a few intense scratch and bend tests, and now a few more videos have emerged online, mainly focusing on the new iPhone's IP67 water resistance. This water resistance means the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are able to withstand 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes, making the iPhone easily resistant to splashes and quick, accidental submersion, but not much else. In one waterproofing test from Infohut, basic shallow submersion of an iPhone 7 Plus in a glass of water proved that it kept receiving phone calls, texts, and notifications without failing. Later in the video, the iPhone gets a bit more of a beating with the addition of soda and hot coffee inside of the glass. Although diluted thanks to the addition of water, the iPhone 7 Plus remained functional in the test, with the tester noting that "there's no distortion, not even the touch screen is going crazy," even in the face of the heated liquid. The "vacuum sealed" enclosure surrounding the inside of the iPhone is also dissected towards the end of the video. In a shorter video, the iPhone 7 faced an outdoor waterproof test at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. During the test, the device was submerged in the salt water at 1 meter for twenty seconds and, similar to the previous test, it came out unscathed. Although YouTube is quickly becoming inundated with iPhone 7 stress tests, iFixit has a live-streaming swimming test going on this afternoon. At the time of writing, the iPhone 7 remained working in the water surpassing the two hour mark, well above Apple's thirty minute claim. Earlier today, the site posted teardowns of all the new Apple devices, including the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch has been met with mixed reactions from Apple fans, thanks to low stock of new colors and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, and delayed shipment dates from retailers like Best Buy and Target. Even the line count has decreased from previous years according to Piper Jaffray, which counted around 400 people in line at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, down from around 650 for the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and some 1,880 for the iPhone 6/6 Plus.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch fever has officially reached the U.S. and Canada, with the first pre-order deliveries and in-store availability beginning around 8:00 a.m. from coast to coast. Despite limited to no iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 in Jet Black stock, long queues have still formed at many Apple retail stores in both countries. Apple Eaton Centre in Toronto, for example, still had hundreds of people waiting in line, with separate queues for those with reservations and walk-in customers. Local news reporters said the iPhone 7 Plus was initially available, despite Apple's statement otherwise, but stock had depleted before 9:00 a.m. local time. Customers relentless in their search for an iPhone 7 Plus have attempted to visit resellers like AT&T, Best Buy, and Target only to be disappointed, as supply of the 5.5-inch model is virtually nonexistent in any stores on launch day. Apple preemptively warned that demand would outstrip supply as usual, and it has not specified when iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black availability will improve. Meanwhile, investment firm Piper Jaffray counted around 400 people in line at Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store in New York, down from around 650 for the iPhone 6s/6s Plus and some 1,880 for the iPhone 6/6 Plus. It cited three reasons it believes contributed to the shorter line this year: an increasing trend towards online pre-orders, the lack of iPhone 7 Plus stock, and fewer overseas resellers. Elsewhere, the investment firm counted 45 people waiting at Mall of America, down from 60 people a year ago, and another 34 waiting at Apple Uptown, compared to 36 in line last year. Both stores are located in the Minneapolis area. MacRumors readers have shared photos of similar lines of various lengths in other locations, including the West County Center shopping mall in St. Louis pictured below. Launch day reaction has been decidedly mixed, as some customers are beginning to see improved pre-order shipping estimates, while some others that reserved a new iPhone through Apple's Reserve and Pick Up or iPhone Upgrade Program were told their order could not be fulfilled today and forced to walk away empty handed. MacRumors reader Chicagofan00, who pre-ordered a 256GB iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black from Verizon, said his shipping estimate has been bumped up to Monday, compared to an initial September 26 to October 3 estimate.Woke up this morning to a status of shipped and a delivery date of Monday. I'm slightly bummed it won't arrive today as it would have been nice to have the new camera capabilities for my daughter's birthday party this weekend, but in the end I'm fine with getting it on Monday as they are still delivering much earlier than the initial dates of 9/26-10/3.MacRumors reader Michael is one of several readers that has contacted us about an unfulfilled reservation, with some others sharing similar experiences in our discussion forums as launch day continues.Just left the Highland Village location where I had an 8AM appointment to pickup my iPhone 7 Plus/Black/256GB on iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple took 30 minutes to look for the phone before they finally told me they didn't have the phone. They didn't receive any iPhones that matched my option combo. No notification beforehand that the phone wasn't in inventory. They have no idea when it will come in but said it could be next week. Very disappointed in Apple. Waste of time. They should've known before the morning of that they didn't have the phone so they can notify people.Apple will resume in-store reservations on September 17 at 12:01 a.m. local time in the U.S., at 8:00 a.m. local time in Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong, and at 6:00 a.m. local time in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the U.K., which should provide a bird's-eye view of in-store stock.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: Apple retail Discuss this article in our forums

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While iFixit was busy tearing down the iPhone 7 Plus, the experts at Chipworks opened up an iPhone 7 to take a close look at the chips included on the device's logic board. The new A10 Fusion chip at the heart of the iPhone 7 is the most significant feature to be examined, with Chipworks noting the chip is indeed manufactured by TSMC with a die size of roughly 125 square millimeters. The iPhone 7 is also confirmed to include 2 GB of memory, compared to the 3 GB found on the iPhone 7 Plus. The A10 is also extremely thin, due in large part to the InFO packaging technique used by TSMC which was seen as a major factor in TSMC winning exclusivity for A10 production.[W]hatever node is being used, the A10 processor is incredibly thin, giving credibility to the reports that TSMC’s InFO packaging technique is being used. The A10 sits below the Samsung K3RG1G10CM 2-GB LPDDR4 memory. This is similar to the low power mobile DRAM as the one we found in the iPhone 6s. Looking at the X-rays we see the four dies are not stacked, but are spread out across the package. This arrangement keeps the overall package height to a minimum. Assembled in a package-on-package assembly with the A10 InFO packaging technique reduces the total height of PoP significantly.On the cellular modem side, Chipworks found an Intel part that is likely the XMM7360, paired with two SMARTi 5 RF transceiver chips and a power management chip also from Intel. As we previously noted, Apple is producing two different models of both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with models for AT&T and T-Mobile users not including support for CDMA networks. This is apparently a result of a modem supplier split between Intel and Qualcomm, with Intel's current chips unable to support CDMA networks due to licensing issues. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models with Qualcomm modems can support both GSM and CDMA networks. Finally, Chipworks notes that flash storage for the iPhone 7 is also being at least dual-sourced, with Hynix and Toshiba chips being found in its two teardown phones. For the rest of the details on the chips found in the iPhone 7, check out Chipworks' full rundown. Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: A10 Fusion Discuss this article in our forums

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As the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 go on sale around the world today, Apple has begun collecting photos from Apple retail locations and shared them on its website. This morning, CEO Tim Cook tweeted the short blog post, depicting customers excitedly purchasing the new devices at Apple locations across the globe. It’s time! #iPhone7 and #AppleWatchSeries2 are here!https://t.co/n3vKSVWBfy— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 16, 2016 Specifically, there are images from Apple Passeig de Gràcia in Spain, Apple Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, Apple Omotesando in Tokyo, and Apple Sydney in Australia. Thanks to time zone differences, a few customers in New Zealand began receiving their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders yesterday, sharing a few unboxed images of the smartphones online. In the Sydney Apple location, a group of students who had been waiting in line for the iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black -- which was confirmed to be sold out on Wednesday -- walked away with $100 gift cards and two iPhone 7 models each. With hype surrounding the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch Series 2 hasn't received as much attention. Apple's wearable device has faced a few pre-order snafus of its own, however, with Best Buy informing early pre-order customers that their launch day shipments would be delayed nearly two weeks. The retailer did the same thing for a few unfortunate iPhone 7 customers, and in compensation offered gift cards to be put towards a future purchase at Best Buy: $50 for Apple Watch pre-orders and $100 for iPhone 7 pre-orders. For plenty of customers who pre-ordered early last Friday, their shipments should be arriving as the day progresses. If you're waiting for your own device, be sure to check out the MacRumors forums to view iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch day posts from other members.Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 3, iPhone 7 Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now) Discuss this article in our forums

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Hardware review YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has put the new iPhone 7 through an intensive durability test, concluding that Apple has designed a "solid phone" with good build quality, but with a couple of reservations. The latest video shows how a black matte iPhone 7 stands up to scratching, applied heat, and bending. In the first test, the screen stands up to a utility knife with no problems. However, when a harder level 6 mineral pick is applied it incurs damage, suggesting that coins and keys won't scratch it, but care should be taken to protect it against other abrasive materials that can be found in pockets and purses. The iPhone 7 screen also lasts almost 10 seconds on contact with an open flame, after which the pixels get warm and turn off before completely recovering within seconds. In conclusion, screen durability is described as being "on par with typical smartphone screen hardness". On the back of the phone, the anodized aluminum casing on the matte black model holds up well against key scratches, leaving hardly a mark, but it can't stand up to the cut of a razor blade. Elsewhere, the new Taptic Engine home button stands up to the assaults of a razor blade, but suffers a deep scratch with a mid-level hardness pick. JerryRigEverything claims that this proves it is regular glass and not sapphire, contradicting Apple's own specifications for the phone. Similarly, the rear camera lens on the iPhone 7 is demonstrated to be scratch-resistant when a razor blade is used, but it scratches deeply with a level 6 hardness pick. According to the reviewer, sapphire would be expected to withstand up to level 9, so the lens isn't sapphire either, but Apple would disagree. Meanwhile, the buttons are confirmed as metal, while the antenna bands remain plastic. From a purely durability perspective, JerryRigEverything calls the removal of the headphone jack on the new iPhone "an extremely bad move", owing to the fact that two accessory types – headphones and charging cables – must now use the same port, doubling the rate of wear and tear. Another reason to use wireless headphones instead, perhaps. Lastly, the bend test confirms the iPhone 7's aluminum chassis isn't susceptible to bending like the iPhone 6, which received plenty of criticism for this. However, waterproofing adhesive between the screen and the frame does begin to tear when significant pressure is applied, suggesting that sitting on the phone is still inadvisable.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tags: Bendgate, bend test Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple updated its purchase policy for Hong Kong today to reflect that all Apple and Beats products purchased at its retail stores in the region cannot be returned or exchanged. The exact reason for Apple suddenly disallowing returns and exchanges at its five Hong Kong retail locations, and whether it is a temporary move, remains unclear at this time. Apple previously allowed customers in Hong Kong to return or exchange undamaged products with the original receipt and packaging within 14 days of the date of purchase. The change was made on the same day iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched in Hong Kong, where the smartphones have been reselling on the black market for up to 15,000 Hong Kong dollars, or up to $1,933 in U.S. dollars. CNBC and South China Morning Post both ran articles about these lucrative scalping efforts, which have become commonplace with every iPhone launch, earlier today. Hong Kong is a hotbed for black market electronics due to the lack of import taxes and duties added to foreign goods purchased as is the case in neighboring mainland China. Scalpers often attempt to illegally smuggle new iPhones across the border to mainland China to make significant profits, including one smuggler caught with 94 iPhones strapped to his body in 2015. A tipster informed MacRumors that the return policy change also applies in Macau, another special administrative region of China.Tags: return policy, Hong Kong, Apple retail Discuss this article in our forums

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iFixit has published a work-in-progress iPhone 7 Plus teardown that provides a closer look at the smartphone's internal components, including the battery, display, cameras, and Taptic Engine that powers the new pressure-sensitive Home button. Interestingly, the smartphone now opens to it side rather than to the top. iFixit said the adhesive strip sealing the iPhone 7 Plus is "considerably stronger" than the strip it found in the iPhone 6s Plus, while opening the device revealed lots of glue running along the perimeter of the smartphone. The teardown experts believe the excess glue could be part of Apple's efforts to add water resistance. The space previously occupied by the 3.5mm headphone jack on older iPhone models now houses the Taptic Engine and a plastic bumper internally covering the cosmetic speaker holes to the left of the Lightning connector. The small plastic piece is likely another waterproofing measure by Apple. The teardown confirms the 5.5-inch model has a 2,900 mAh battery, which is just over 5% larger than the 2,750 mAh battery in the iPhone 6s Plus. The battery is rated at 3.82V and 11.1Wh of energy. Apple says the iPhone 7 Plus has up to 1 hour longer battery life than the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 Plus camera array is as expected, including two separate sensors, two lenses, and two sets of optical image stabilizers. iFixit said it will start its iPhone 7 teardown following its iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 teardowns.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tags: iFixit, teardown Discuss this article in our forums

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Slice Intelligence has shared new data that suggests the iPhone 7 Plus has outsold the iPhone 7 in the United States, marking the first time Plus-sized iPhones have proven more popular than 4.7-inch models, based on e-receipt data from nearly 32,000 customers who belong to the research firm's panel. The data shows that, in the first 48 hours of availability, 55 percent of customers ordered the iPhone 7 Plus, compared to 41 percent for the iPhone 6s Plus and 35 percent for the iPhone 6 Plus. The 5.5-inch model is a more attractive option this year given it has dual cameras, while the 4.7-inch model retains a single-lens camera. 55.9 percent of customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus had previously purchased at least one iPhone between 2014 and now, according to Slice Intelligence. 34 percent of customers had not purchased any smartphone since 2014, while the remaining shoppers switched from Samsung, LG, and Motorola. Meanwhile, given the lack of Space Gray this year, Black has emerged as the new most popular iPhone color, accounting for 46 percent of pre-orders. Jet Black is also a popular choice, selected by 23 percent of customers, although limited supply of Jet Black models has pushed shipments of Jet Black models to November, likely leading many customers to choose Black, Gold, Rose Gold, or Silver instead. Rose Gold models, first introduced on the iPhone 6s, represented 15 percent of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders, while Gold and Silver models trailed behind with 9 percent and 8 percent of orders respectively. For the past three iPhone launches, over 60 percent of pre-orders over the first two days were on the middle storage option, according to Slice Intelligence. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus continue that trend, with 128GB proving most popular at 67 percent, followed by 32GB at 14 percent and the all-new 256GB tier at 19 percent. Slice Intelligence tracks e-receipts from 4.2 million online shoppers in the U.S., allegedly the largest panel of its kind, that sign up for the company's value-added services such as Slice and Unroll.me. Slice, for example, is a free app for tracking packages, receipts, price drops, product recall alerts, and more. Slice Intelligence has charts with more detailed information on its website.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: Slice Intelligence Discuss this article in our forums

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Some customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus from Best Buy are getting some bad news less than 24 hours before the official launch date, with Best Buy sending out delay notification emails this evening. We've heard several reports from disappointed customers who are now seeing delayed shipments of their iPhone 7 Plus models that were originally scheduled to deliver on launch day, September 16. It is not clear if Best Buy has also delayed some iPhone 7 models. @MacRumors @bestbuysupport just sent me this email delaying delivery of my 7+ to Oct 7. Initial date had been 9/16 pic.twitter.com/0dw6gMlzP2— Jesse Isaacson (@jesse_isaacson) September 15, 2016 According to the emails customers are receiving, they can now expect to receive their devices on October 7, a full three weeks after launch. As compensation for the delay, Best Buy is offering customers a free $100 promo code to be used on a future Best Buy purchase. Yesterday, Best Buy also began notifying customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 that their devices would be delayed. Customers who originally had a delivery scheduled for 9/16 will not get their new watches until September 28. Supplies of the iPhone 7 Plus and the Jet Black iPhone 7 are highly constrained, leading Apple to announce that no iPhone 7 Plus models and no Jet Black iPhone 7 models will be available for walk-in purchases tomorrow, with stock having been fully depleted during pre-orders. Apple recommends customers instead place orders for the iPhone 7 Plus online, where many models list shipping estimates of two to three weeks, and up to November in the case of the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus. Apple Stores are expected to have some iPhone 7 stock available for walk-in customers, and carrier stores may also have very limited quantities of the iPhone 7 Plus.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: Best Buy Discuss this article in our forums

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Five students from Sydney, Australia, namely Bishoy Behman, Mazen Kourouche, Marcus Barsoum, Matthew Alvarez, and Paul Behman, were the first customers in the world to walk out of an Apple retail store with an all-new iPhone today, although without the specific model they had been hoping for. The students had been taking turns waiting since Wednesday morning local time for the chance to purchase an iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black, but Apple later announced that no iPhone 7 Plus models in any color, or iPhone 7 models in Jet Black, will be available on launch day for walk-in customers. The students were disappointed, but ultimately walked away with two iPhone 7 models each and $100 Apple gift cards provided by the store. Some customers who lined up elsewhere were provided with Apple gift cards of lesser value, but others received nothing, suggesting it was not a companywide initiative. Despite rainy and windy conditions, and the lack of iPhone 7 Plus availability, the video below shows that hundreds of customers still showed up at the flagship Apple Sydney location for the launch today. Just a few hours earlier, the first iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-order deliveries began in New Zealand, and orders are now beginning in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore. The first-wave launch will continue through to Alaska and Hawaii as the date reaches September 16 across the world. Apple has not indicated when stores will receive more iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus shipments, but in-store reservations will resume on September 17 at 8:00 a.m. local time in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Hong Kong, and on September 17 at 6:00 a.m. local time in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the U.K.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Tag: Apple retail Discuss this article in our forums

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Just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his views on augmented reality in an interview with Good Morning America, Business Insider has unearthed two recent hires Apple poached from companies with expertise in augmented and virtual reality. Zeyu Li, who served as a principal computer vision engineer at Magic Leap, is now working at Apple as a "Senior Computer Vision Algorithm Engineer." Magic Leap, for those unfamiliar, is a startup developing a head-mounted display similar to the HoloLens from Microsoft, designed to project virtual objects into the real world. Yury Petrov, a former research scientist at Facebook-owned Oculus, is now serving as a "research scientist" at Apple. According to his LinkedIn profile, Petrov studied virtual reality experiences, prototyped optics, and developed computer simulation software. Despite his vague title, given his expertise, it's reasonable to imagine he's working on similar projects at Apple. Psychophysical and physiological studies of visual and multisensory experience of virtual reality (VR) including user experience factors in head-mounted displays (HMD). Determined perceptual constraints on HMD hardware parameters. Research and development of novel optical systems for HMD. Prototyped optics of superior quality. Developed a popular Matlab library for computer simulations in optics (Optometrika). Research and development of new types of VR controllers. Prototyped controllers significantly increasing user enjoyment of VR. Research and development of 3D audio stimulation for VR.Rumors have suggested Apple has a dedicated team exploring augmented and virtual reality and how the emerging technologies could be used in future Apple products. Apple has been building up its team over the course of the last several months through new hires and acquisitions of companies like Metaio, Flyby Media, and Faceshift. Apple is said to be working on developing several prototype VR/AR headsets, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has spoken about augmented reality several times over the course of the last few months. In July, Cook said Apple is "high on AR in the long run" and said Apple continues to "invest a lot in this." Earlier this week, he said that he believes augmented reality, rather than virtual reality, is "the larger of the two" because it allows people to "be very present" while using the technology. In addition to the new hires, developer Steven Troughton-Smith recently discovered Apple has included references to a "HeadMountedDisplayRenderingTechnique" in SceneKit code since iOS 9, perhaps already laying the groundwork for future products.Related Roundup: Apple VR Project Discuss this article in our forums

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With time zone differences, Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their new devices when orders begin shipping out. It's just about 9:00 a.m. in New Zealand, so customers who pre-ordered an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or Apple Watch Series 2 are beginning to receive their shipments and have begun sharing photos of their devices on social networks like Instagram and Twitter. Deliveries will begin soon in Australia. Image via Instagram user Hamad960 As September 16 hits around the world, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US. Image via Instagram user 0anna0banana0 Retail stores in those countries will be opening at 8:00 a.m. local time letting customers pick up reserved devices and purchase new phones via walk-in. Customers who did not pre-order will have a limited selection of iPhones for walk-in purchases, as Apple has said there are no iPhone 7 Plus models and no Jet Black iPhone 7 models available at all. Customers who planned to wait in line to obtain an iPhone 7 Plus or a Jet Black iPhone 7 should instead order online. Delivery estimates for those devices range into November based on color and configuration. In the United States, the first iPhone 7 deliveries will begin starting at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time, with the first deliveries occurring on the east coast.Related Roundup: iPhone 7 Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple may be working with Energous on a wireless charging project according to regulatory filings discovered by VentureBeat. Energous certification documents dating back to 2014 features a mysterious "Apple compliance testing" listing, which could hint at a partnership. According to VentureBeat, this is proof Apple is considering using Energous' WattUp wireless charging technology in one of its devices, but it should be noted that this listing isn't concrete proof of a relationship - it could also be a reference to MFi testing for an iPhone case or other WattUp iPhone accessory. The conclusion here is obvious: the WattUp reference design would only undergo compliance testing at Apple if Apple is evaluating its use in one of its portable devices. And the fact that Energous names the company so nonchalantly and unambiguously seems to be suggestive of a well-formed relationship between the two.While there continues to be no undeniable proof that Energous is working with Apple, there have been other hints. Energous has claimed it is working with "one of the top five consumer electronics companies," it has relationships with Apple manufacturers TSMC and Foxconn, and both are members of ANSI. Energous also happens to be the only company that has a long-distance RF-based wireless charging system (WattUp) that's nearly ready to launch in consumer products. According to rumors, Apple is working on an extended range wireless charging solution, which would allow the iPhone to be charged at a distance without the need to be placed on a mat or other charging base. WattUp transmitters can charge devices located up to 15 feet away. Apple is said to be planning to introduce wireless charging in the 2017 iPhone and may be working to overcome obstacles like the loss of power transfer efficiency that occurs when the distance between the transmitter and the receiver increases. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, "Wireless is the future." Given the recent removal of the headphone jack and the need for the Lightning port to serve multiple functions, wireless charging is a logical next step. Over the course of the last several months, Apple has been hiring engineers with expertise in wireless charging and it's rumored to be seeking a supplier for wireless charging chips, suggesting there are plans in motion for the next-generation iPhone. Read more on a possible partnership between Energous and WattUp.Related Roundup: iPhone 8 (2017) Tags: WattUp, Energous Discuss this article in our forums

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Apple today released an updated golden master (GM) version of macOS Sierra to developers, a week and a day after releasing the first golden master following its September 7 event. The golden master represents the final version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20. The golden master update can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center at this time, and it is not clear if it will be available through the Mac App Store. The new GM seed is build 16A323, while the build released last week was 16A320. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac for the first time, allowing users to conduct voice searches to quickly find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features offer an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch and a "Universal Clipboard" for copying text on one Apple device and pasting it on another. Deeper iCloud integration allows files stored on the desktop or the Documents folder of a Mac to be accessed on all of a user's devices, and Photos features deep learning algorithms for improved facial, object, and scene recognition. There's also a Memories feature for displaying photo collections, and Messages has rich links, bigger emoji, and "Tapback" response options. Apple Pay is coming to the web in macOS Sierra, with payments authenticated through an iPhone or Apple Watch, and new features like multiple tabs, Picture in Picture multitasking, optimized storage, and revamped emoji are also available. macOS Sierra will be officially released to the public on September 20 and it will be available for free to all users with a compatible Mac. For full details on all of the new features included in the update, make sure to check out our macOS Sierra roundup.Related Roundup: macOS Sierra Discuss this article in our forums

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere says T-Mobile customers who own an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone SE should not install Apple's iOS 10 update, released on Tuesday. According to Legere, iOS 10 is causing those three iPhone models to lose connection to the T-Mobile network. Legere's comments come following customer complaints that started circulating following T-Mobile's latest carrier update, 25.1. It was initially believed the problem was the carrier update on T-Mobile's end, but Legere says that's not the case. Apple is working to resolve the issue with iOS10 for @TMobile customers. Don't download iOS10 if you currently use an iPhone 5SE, 6 or 6+— John Legere (@JohnLegere) September 15, 2016 Apple is working to resolve the problem, but in the meantime, customers should avoid the update. T-Mobile has offered a fix for those who have already updated to iOS 10 and are experiencing connectivity issues - restart. According to the company, the only way to resume connectivity is to restart the iPhone each time that it loses connection. Apple is expected to have a fix ready in the next 24 to 48 hours.Tag: T-Mobile Discuss this article in our forums

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