AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

AWT News Update: September 9, 2016

We're heading into the weekend with iPhone 7s and Apple Watches (Series 2) pre-ordered, so what else is happening? Give us 4 minutes and we'll give you some news:

  • Regardless of what brainless pundits are saying about the "lack of an audio port", the iPhone 7 appears to be an instant success
  • First the FAA recommends not taking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airplanes. Today, the US CPSC issued an even stronger warning to the public at large -- "turn them off"
  • Tim Cook allegedly emails a concerned Mac fan to reassure him that upgrades are coming
  • Would you believe that an iPhone 7 Plus is actually faster than a 12-inch MacBook? It's true!
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First-world problems, Part Two: a big thumbs-down on Apple's iPhone 7 pre-order process

First-world problems, Part Two: a big thumbs-down on Apple's iPhone 7 pre-order process

I have to admit to being grumpy this morning. Part of is that I'm almost 59 years old and fit the "Grumpy Old Man" persona, but the other has to do with the experience I had early this morning ordering an iPhone 7 Plus. Dennis Sellers has already relayed his displeasure, now it's my turn to weigh in.

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The best way to pre-order your iPhone 7 and/or Apple Watch Series 2

The best way to pre-order your iPhone 7 and/or Apple Watch Series 2

By now, you've probably made the decision on whether or not you're going to upgrade your iPhone and/or Apple Watch. As an Apple blogger who always needs to get the latest and greatest, I've found that there's a quick and sure-fire way to be one of the first to get the new Apple products. Read on for tips on how to make your buying experience as painless and fun as possible.

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