iFixit has published a work-in-progress iPhone 7 Plus teardown that provides a closer look at the smartphone’s internal components, including the battery, display, cameras, logic board, and Taptic Engine for the new pressure-sensitive Home button. Interestingly, the smartphone now opens to it side rather than to the top. iFixit said the adhesive strip sealing the iPhone 7 Plus is “considerably stronger” than the strip it found in the iPhone 6s Plus, while…

Slice Intelligence has shared new data that suggests the iPhone 7 Plus has outsold the iPhone 7 in the United States, marking the first time Plus-sized iPhones have proven more popular than 4.7-inch models, based on e-receipt data from nearly 32,000 customers who belong to the research firm’s panel. The data shows that, in the first 48 hours of availability, 55 percent of customers ordered the iPhone 7 Plus, compared to 41…

Apple has issued a statement to a number of press outlets including TechCrunch, indicating that all models of the iPhone 7 Plus as well as the Jet Black iPhone 7 have completely sold out ahead of Friday’s launch and will not be available at Apple’s retail stores. The announcement will help those who had hoped to purchase one of those models on a walk-in basis on Friday plan appropriately. We couldn’t be…

In recent weeks, Apple has been sending out surveys to users asking about MacBook Pro features, most notably the headphone jack. A survey question shared by MacRumors reader Blake asks “Do you ever use the headphone port on your MacBook Pro with Retina display?” There are several other reports on Twitter from users who have been asked similar questions about the headphone jack, suggesting Apple is exploring the removal of the headphone…

Within the new Photos app in iOS 10, there’s a tab called “Memories,” which curates various photos and videos you’ve taken in the past into specific memory collections. Without any steps required on your part, Memories gives you an automatic homemade movie from these past family gatherings or vacations, but thanks to a few editing tools, you can also tweak each memory to your liking (note all steps are in portrait mode,…

Many customers who pre-ordered the Apple Watch Series 2 from Best Buy will not be receiving their new devices on launch day, according to emails the company sent out this evening. During pre-orders that took place on Friday, September 9, Best Buy listed a Friday, September 16 delivery date, leading customers to believe they would receive their devices on launch day. Instead, Best Buy won’t be shipping out orders until 9/28, nearly…

In iOS 10, Apple is making it even easier to use emojis with an all-new replacement and predictive system that replaces key words and phrases with relevant emoji characters. Although still short of a full-featured search functionality — which many have asked for — the new emoji replacement ability turns text messages into emoji-filled communications that are fun alternatives to basic blocks of text. Using Emoji Replacement To insert a few emojis…

Apple today released iOS 10, the next major operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 has been described as the biggest iOS update ever, with features ranging from an overhauled Lock screen interface to half a dozen new capabilities for the Messages app. In addition to all the major changes, there are dozens of more minor but still significant tweaks that have been made to the operating…

In iOS 10, Messages features creative tools to give users new ways to express themselves and communicate with friends and family. Additions include new bubble effects that change the way iMessage bubbles look, tapback reaction options for sending quick feedback on texts or photos, and screen effects that add fireworks, confetti, and more to the whole messages screen. All of these tools are simple to use, but there are some hidden features…

Apple is expanding the iPhone’s photo editing abilities in iOS 10 with a new feature called “Markup” that lets you doodle, magnify, and place text on any picture you have within the Photos app. Thanks to Markup’s flexibility, it could be used for both casually sharing photos with friends and family, and also to enhance and add detail to an image in an enterprise situation. Markup is also available directly through the…