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iPhone X: Six Months Later

It’s been six months since the iPhone X release, and one thing holds true: It’s still expensive. However, as much as I hated myself for buying a £1,000 phone, and as much as I hated myself for loving it, spending half a year with the iPhone X has revealed some new truths. One, Jony Ive is right when he says Face ID is more important than it seems. Two, Apple’s grasp on excellent quality control is slipping. Three, once you’ve fallen in love with the iPhone X, there’s no turning back. Read More >>

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Apple Gives In To Furious Customers, Slashes Price on iPhone Slowdown Fix

Apple has finally recognised that it will have to do more to calm customers’ ire after admitting to, and then apologising for slowing down their old iPhones. In a letter my mother would have said was “passive aggressive” and “not really apologetic at all” had I written it, Apple wrote: “We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise.” To that end, the company has slashed the price of battery replacements for iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 devices from $79 (£58) to $29 (£21) in the US, with UK discounts and pricing TBC. Read More >>

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You Can Get a Red iPhone Now

Apple’s online store was down for maintenance this morning, leaving us all in wonder as to what mystery product would soon be available to purchase. Would it be a new iPad Pro? A souped-up MacBook? The mass-availability of AirPods? Not quite, but there is now a red iPhone 7 or 7 Plus! Read More >>

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Apple ‘Looking Into’ Exploding iPhone 7 After Smoking Hot Video Goes Viral

On Wednesday an Arizona teen tweeted a video of her iPhone 7 Plus smouldering in its thick plastic case after it apparently exploded. Apple is “looking into it,” according to a company spokesperson. Read More >>

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Lightning Earbuds With Built-in Charging Make Avoiding Wireless Slightly Easier

After the initial outrage of Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 died down, users not wanting to go wireless soon realised that using the phone’s Lightning port meant they could no longer charge while listening to music. Pioneer’s new Rayz Plus earbuds include a simple solution to that problem, but they’re still far from perfect. Read More >>

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A Bulky iPhone Case With a Built-in Charger and Cord Just Might Be Brilliant

Until Apple stops chasing thinner iPhone designs at the cost of battery life, trying to find a way to keep your device charged will just be a way of life. But if you don’t mind adding a little bulk to your smartphone, a new iPhone case will ensure you can always be charging whenever an outlet is nearby. Read More >>

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The Best iOS Camera App Updated for the iPhone 7 Plus’ Dual Camera

Camera+ is one of the best photo apps for iOS, and now it’s even better because it supports the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual camera along with support for taking and editing RAW photos. Read More >>

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Simple Adapter Lets You Carry the iPhone 7’s Headphone Dongle on Your Keychain

If you’ve upgraded to the iPhone 7, but refuse to upgrade your headphones, then congratulations, you get to carry a tiny dongle with you wherever you go. It won’t take long for you to lose it, unless you keep it securely tethered on your keychain using this clever £5 adaptor. Read More >>

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Australian Man Claims Flaming iPhone 7 Killed His Car and Trousers

Apple users might feel insulated from the exploding batteries currently fuelling Samsung’s Note 7 nightmare, but a new story of out of south Australia serves as a helpful reminder that true safety is just an illusion. On Thursday, surf instructor Mat Jones told Australia’s 7 News that an iPhone 7 he left in his car wrapped in a pair of trousers caught on fire, taking both the trousers and the car with it. Read More >>

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Using Your iPhone 7 in the Shower Is the Latest Status Symbol

In 250 BC, Greek mathematician Archimedes sat down in a public bath and realised that the volume of water displaced equalled the volume of his body. This was the birth of the “eureka!” moment, and the realisation that I could use my iPhone 7 in the shower this weekend was exactly the same. Read More >>

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Apple Launches SIM-Free iPhone 7 Options for US Customers

The iPhone 7 has been available for about a month, and we think it’s a great smartphone. But until now, you’ve had to have your new iPhone to a carrier, even if you bought it off contract. Not any more. Read More >>

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New Tests Question Purity of ‘Sapphire’ in iPhone 7 Camera Lens

“How impure can your sapphire be, and still call it sapphire?” That’s the question posed by YouTuber JerryRigEverything, who’s been testing the iPhone 7’s sapphire crystal -- or, rather, ‘sapphire crystal’ -- camera lens. Read More >>

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Turn Your iPhone 7 Into the iPhone 4 With a Giant Saw and an Industrial Belt Sander

Do you miss the sharp edges and flat sides of the iPhone 4, but can’t live without the improved technologies inside the curvaceous iPhone 7? If you’ve got access to a giant computer-controlled saw and a massive industrial belt sander, you can have the best of both worlds—minus your iPhone 7's warranty. Read More >>

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iPhone 7 Flunks Battery Life Comparison

A test aiming to work out whether the iPhone 7's battery life is better for that minor capacity increase or not has found that it... isn't. At least not when compared with the current highest-end, larger capacity models offered by rivals LG, HTC and Samsung, which all destroy Apple's new phone in the critical lastability and stayingonlineability tests. Read More >>

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iPhone 7 Camera Battle: Still the Best Smartphone For Photos

The camera on the iPhone has developed such a reputation for excellence that it’s one of the device’s central selling points. It’s worth upgrading to a new phone just to get the latest and greatest camera. After a week of rigorous shooting, one thing is totally clear: the iPhone 7 has a damn fine phone camera that’s the best you can buy right now. Read More >>