Back up for iOS 10, iPhone 7 specs and features, those cameras, raise to wake, apps arriving, Facebook bots


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Back up your iPhone and iPad today to prepare for iOS 10 tomorrow — The full public release of iOS 10 will be available to everyone tomorrow. In many ways, the new iOS will be like getting a new phone as it adds many features, but as is always, today would be a great time to make sure your iPhone or iPad is backed up. Though unlikely, something could go amiss or you may simply decide that iOS 10 is not for you at this point and want to revert back to iOS 9.3.5 after the update. Here’s how.
You might be wondering if your iPhone can run the new operating system, so here’s the compatibility list (via Apple) posted at Apple World Today.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus have bigger batteries than iPhone 6s line — The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 features a 1960 milliamp-hour battery, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus includes a 2900 milliamp-hour supply – both significant increases over their predecessors, a report noted on Monday. iPhone 6s and 6s Plus feature 1715 and 2750 milliamp-hour batteries.

iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 7 camera: Dual lenses provide major upgrade potential — Apple’s choice of an all-new dual-sensor camera module on the iPhone 7 Plus steals the show, making it a compelling upsell from the 12-megapixel single lens on the iPhone 7. If you’re still torn deciding between which model is for you, here’s a comparison of what the iPhone 7 Plus camera offers over the iPhone 7. Sports Illustrated has shared NFL gameday photos promoting dual-lens iPhone 7 Plus, and  ESPN has been snapping pics too, with one at the US Open Tennis Championships. Landon Nordeman used an iPhone 7 Plus in lieu of his DSLR setup, and the shots he got were pretty amazing.

How iOS 10 Raise to Wake and the new lock screen are going to change your world — Steven Sande has been playing around with the various beta versions of iOS 10 for months now [me too], so he’s had time to get used to some of the new features. One that might surprise owners of any iPhone is just how different the experience of picking up your device and unlocking is with iOS 10. Your new and old iPhones will react when you pick them up to use themas well.
The Mac Observer tells you how it can announce calls, too.

Apps for iOS 10, including Messages apps, begin arriving on iOS App Store — Ahead of the launch of iOS 10, Apple has begun allowing apps designed for the new operating system onto the App Store, including downloads that tap into the new Messages integration feature.

Facebook switches on bot-based purchases in Messenger — Facebook has announced that one of the key poles of its bot strategy, chat-based purchases, will soon take effect for users of its Messenger app.

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