Thoughts About Apple's Secret iPhone 7 Chip

· John Martellaro · Editorial

FPGA

An intriguing chip has been discovered in the teardown of the iPhone 7. We know that it’s a field-programmable gate array (FPGA), but we don’t know what it’s intended to do. Speculation abounds. John has a SWAG.

3 Mostly Transparent Cases for the iPhone 7/Plus

· John Martellaro · News

Rockform, Just Mobile, Gear4

The color choices for the iPhone 7/Plus are better than ever. A good case can protect that iPhone without covering up those amazing colors. John looks at three cases that are mostly transparent and provide a range of protection.

NuGuard KX Case for iPhone 7 Offers Superb Protection

· John Martellaro · Quick Look Review

NuGuard KX-wide.

The NewerTechnology NuGuard KX case for iPhone 7 or 7 Plus features a hard outer shell integrated with a soft, energy absorbing inner shell. Despite that, it’s easy to get on and off and the volume and sleep/wake buttons are relatively easy to press through. It comes in three colors, and a plastic screen protector is included. This is a superb iPhone case.

This May be The 4K UHD Apple TV We've Been Waiting For

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

4th gen Apple TV with Siri

An Apple filing with the FCC looks very much like it might be a new 4K UHD, 5th generation Apple TV just in time for the December holiday period.  It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that the old 4th generation Apple TV from October 2015 had been delayed. And now we may be getting what we really wanted all along just one year later.

iPhone 7 Review: My First Five Days

· John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

iPhone7 lineup - tops

John Martellaro has had his drop-dead gorgeous black, 128 GB iPhone 7 for five days now.  He takes a look at Apple’s official list of features, then delves into his initial reactions and technical observations about this remarkable iPhone. It’s hardly a yawner of an update.

How-to Change Haptic Feedback on iPhone 7 Home Button

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

iPhone 7 Home Button Choose Your Click

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a buttonless Home Button. It features haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s Taptic Engine. When you set up a new iPhone 7/Plus, you’re asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You can change this whenever you want. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

My Marvelous Adventure Picking Up a Pre-ordered iPhone 7

· John Martellaro · Columns & Opinions

Apple Store at Park Meadows

On the morning of September 16th, John Martellaro went into his local Apple store, having pre-ordered on Sep 9th, to trade-in an iPhone 6s and pick up his new iPhone 7 (black/128). The experience wasn’t what he was expecting, but it all worked out in the end.

How to Hard Reboot iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

· Jeff Gamet · News

Press the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons together to reboot the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus may be technological marvels, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t going to occasionally choke and require a forced reboot. With the iPhone 6s and earlier, pressing the Sleep/Wake button along with the Home button did the trick, but not so with the iPhone 7. Read on to learn how to force reboot your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 Teardown: Apple Replaced the Headphone Jack with a Fake Speaker

· Jim Tanous · News

The iPhone 7 is already on sale in the Asia-Pacific region, and the iFixit team was on hand to rip one apart. The iPhone 7 Plus teardown reveals a number of notable differences compared to the 6s, including some interesting choices for the space formerly occupied by the headphone jack.

iPhone 7 Plus Sold Out Worldwide, iPhone 7 Availability Limited

· Jeff Gamet · News

Boulder Apple Store

It’s no secret Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus inventory is constrained, but now it’s clear just how limited availability will be come Friday morning when the new models are supposed to hit store shelves. The iPhone 7 Plus is sold out around the world, as is the Jet Black iPhone 7, which means what’s left of the black, rose gold, and silver iPhone 7 inventory will be hard to come by.

iPhone 7 Upgrade Program gets more Inventory, Apple Stores Lose Out

· Jeff Gamet · News

iPhone 7 sold out

iPhone Upgrade Program members who felt jilted last Friday when pre-orders began and they couldn’t score a new iPhone 7 may have a chance to get in on this week’s launch day action. Apple made more inventory available for Upgrade Program members, but that may be at the expense of walk-in buyers.

My Take on Apple's iPhone 7 Event

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Apple's media event for iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

This week in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves, read Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus’ thoughts on Apple’s big event last week in San Francisco including big reveals of Super Mario, Pokémon GO, the Apple Watch Series 2, and the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 Financing for Fun and Profit

· Jim Tanous · Analysis

iphone 7 financing

There are more ways than ever to buy an iPhone 7, and while choice is good, too many options can be confusing. Here’s an overview of the various iPhone 7 financing options from Apple and the major wireless carriers. Which one is right for you?

The Art of Smacking Apple Around as Entertainment Pays Handsomely

· John Martellaro · Columns & Opinions

Numbers and facts are boring. Entertainment is fun. That’s true whether the subject is politics or technology.  If you can entertain people who are bored with facts, light them up in fact, your publication will do well. For example, crafty editors know that there’s money to be made bad-mouthing Apple. It will never stop. And it will never cease to amaze us. Jonny Evans ponders and John Martellaro explains.

Hands-On with iPhone 7 Home Button: Disappointing Haptic Feedback, Increased Functionality

· Bryan Chaffin · Editorial

iPhone 7 Plus at Apple Media Event

Apple had two major changes in iPhone 7 beyond incremental improvements. The first is the much-talked about lack of an auxiliary port for headphones, but the other will effect the way we do things far longer than the transition to Lightning audio. That’s moving from a physical Home Button to a touch-sensitive, stationary Home Button. Here’s what Bryan Chaffin thought about it during his hands-on session at Apple’s media event.

Apple isn't Announcing iPhone 7 Preorder Sales Numbers

· Jeff Gamet · News

No iPhone 7 preorder sales numbers

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus deliveries were showing several week delays only minutes after preorders launched, but don’t count on seeing how many sold come Monday because Apple isn’t sharing the numbers. The company said the numbers don’t reflect actual demand and don’t hold any value for investors.

Delivery Times for iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black Slip to November

· Bryan Chaffin · News

iPhone 7 Plus Jet Black Shipping Time

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on pre-order Friday morning, and delivery times for iPhone 7 Jet Black slipped to November within 20 minutes. All other colors on iPhone 7 Plus range from 6-8 business days to 2-3 weeks. Many iPhone 7 models are still available for delivery on the 16th.

Apple's iPhone 7 Headphone Adapter Costs $9

· Jeff Gamet · News

Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter

Apple is including a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter with the iPhone 7, but what happens when you lose yours? Apple is happy to sell you another, and it’ll cost you US$9.