Apple unveils new iPhone 7, Internet goes crazy over AirPods

iPhone 7 AirPods

Apple finally revealed the iPhone 7 at its September 7th keynote at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, CA, but instead of the normal excitement over new hardware, the Internet quickly responded to Apple's new $159 AirPods. It turned out the rumor mill was once again correct, and Apple decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of more space and moving towards a “wireless" future. This means the standard EarPods and other wired-headphones of the past will not work with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Apple also introduced a pair of wireless AirPods as a new accessory to their mobile products.

The AirPods resemble two dongles that you wear in your ears. They automatically sync with any compatible iOS device, and can sense when you're wearing them and when you're not. They also come equipped with Apple's custom-designed Apple W1 chip, which promises " better connection and improved sound."

iPhone owners have already taken to Twitter and Facebook to complain about the AirPods, which won't be released until December.

Apple Watch 2: Leaked components show bigger battery

Apple Watch watchOS 3

Confirmation of what will surely be a big selling point of the next generation Apple Watch has arrived. Leaked parts have been measured by and show the device will ship with a larger battery. While the exterior case size is not expected to change, the reorganization of internal components has provided space for a 1.15 mm thicker battery.

Apple accidentally leaks new wireless Beats products

Beats by Dre

As many Apple fans already know, the longest and most repeated iPhone 7 rumor is that the next-generation device will ship without a headphone jack, and today Apple may have accidentally confirmed the reports ahead of its upcoming keynote on September 7. A leaked email sent out by the Beats’ PR team to the French press (via Independent) referenced "new products from Beats by Dre.” The email notes that a selection of new products from Beats by Dre will be revealed at the iPhone 7 keynote later this week. The leak has sparked further speculation that the new Beats accessories will be headphones to go along with Apple's new iPhone 7.

Report: iPhone 7 has TrueTone display, water resistance and more

iPhone 7 packaging

With Apple's media event just three days away, could there possibly be more leaks surrounding the next generation iPhone? You betcha. AppleInsider has detailed a research note issued by the one and only KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo's sources have not only confirmed some iPhone 7 predictions, but added to the list of expectations for Wednesday's keynote.

How to create folders and move files on iCloud Drive

How to create folders and move files on iCloud Drive on iPhone.

iCloud Drive is Apple's cloud storage service, similar to Google Drive and Dropbox. If you have an Apple ID then you automatically have iCloud Drive and 5 free GB of storage, upgradable to higher amounts. It is a pretty handy service to use on your iPhone or iPad to save email attachments and other files to, making them instantly accessible on any other device that you log into your iCloud Drive from.


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