The dog days of August have ushered in more “iPhone 7” news plus new entries to AppAdvice’s App Collection lists. Meanwhile, in Rio, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games have begun. Here’s a look at what was making news during the week that was.
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Reasons to get excited about the “iPhone 7”
We’re just a few weeks away from Apple’s “iPhone 7” unveiling. Yes, this handset is expected to look largely like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s before it. Nonetheless, there are finally some things to get excited about the next generation handset.
A newly released video suggests that Apple is releasing not two, but three new handsets in September. Alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 7, we could see two 5.5-inch versions, the “iPhone 7 Plus” and “iPhone 7 Pro.”
The difference between the two larger versions could be the camera. Whereas the iPhone 7 Plus could sport a single-lens rear-facing camera, the iPhone 7 Pro might include a dual-lens system.
After successfully launching rose gold versions last fall, Apple is now expected to unveil a blue iPhone for 2016. The biggest question now is what shade of blue Apple has ultimately chosen for this model, dark or light.
We expect Apple to hold the company’s fall event on Tuesday, Sept. 6 or Wednesday, Sept. 7. The new iPhones could arrive in stores as early as Friday, Sept. 16.
Experience Rio on iOS, tvOS
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games have started in Brazil. Cable and satellite subscribers can catch all of the action on their mobile devices (and Apple TV) using the NBC Sports app. For cord cutters, subscribe to Sling TV.