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Why the iPhone 7 Plus proves Apple is gearing up for augmented reality

The dual-camera technology can be used for a lot more than creating a cool bokeh effect.

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Why Apple didn't ditch the headphone jack just to help sell wireless Beats

Beats may be the largest maker of wireless headphones in the world, but Apple still has a retail strategy to consider.

Did Apple make the iPhone 7 just to sell more Beats headphones?

Apple’s jack-less iPhone 7 may help boost sales of Beats, the world's biggest wireless headphone company. But is that the only strategy?

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iPhone 7 review: Its speed and camera are crazy-good, but it still drives me crazy

The A10 Fusion chip screams. The camera takes great photos with no effort. But the iPhone 7's missing headphone jack has made my life a little harder, and that's too bad.

iPhone 7 Review: Big steps forward, but little steps back

Apple improved almost everything about the iPhone 7, from the processor to the camera. Then they took away the headphone jack. Do the iPhone 7’s drawbacks ruin the experience?

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iPhone 7 glitches: What to do if your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is acting up

New iPhone 7 owners have reported several technical and software bugs. Here's what to do if you've experienced them.

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17% off Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Alexa Compatible - Deal Alert

Sensi thermostat makes it easy to remotely control and schedule the comfort of your home using your phone, tablet or PC. Currently discounted 17% on Amazon.

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Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Do these 10 things first

After you inhale that new-iPhone smell, follow this setup guide to be up and running faster than you can say A10 Fusion.

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iPhone 7 Plus may be outselling its smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple's newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said.

Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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56% off Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000mAh Power Bank for Smartphones and Tablets - Deal Alert

Charge your mobile devices quickly and several times over without needing to recharge this power bank from Poweradd, currently discounted 56% off its typical list price on Amazon.

Mingis on Tech (Apple edition): To iPhone 7 or not?

The iPhone 7 represents an evolutionary upgrade from its immediate predecessor, but does it evolve enough to tempt our Apple-centric executive news editor into buying a new phone?

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Where, when, and how to preorder your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Preorders for Apple's shiny new iPhone start on Friday, September 9—right at midnight. T-Mobile even has a trade-in offer to get iPhone 7 for free.

iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2, and Mario: everything from the Apple event

The iPhone 7 is saying bye to the headphone jack, you can now take your Apple Watch swimming, and the 16GB iPhone is dead.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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On eve of iPhone 7, a third of iPhones are 3-plus years old

A third of the iPhones now in use are three or more years old, an app analytics vendor said a day before Apple unveils the new iPhone 7.

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Apple reportedly will add Sony's Felica RFID to iPhone 7

Apple will add support for Sony's Felica RFID communications technology to the new iPhone 7 that is expected to be announced on Wednesday, according to a report in The Nikkei newspaper.

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Why Apple shouldn't put a headphone adapter in the iPhone 7 box

Cupertino's made its decision, and we'll find out on Wednesday. But we think including a 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter dongle is a mistake.

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Everything (we think) we know about the iPhone 7

Rumors about Apple's newest smartphone have been circulating for almost a year. Could the iPhone 7 still hold a few surprises?

What should you expect from the iPhone 7?

Apple is unveiling its new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus this week. Here are all the rumors that have surfaced so far, and how likely they are to come true.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 29 - September 2 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 29th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!