iPhone 7 sales, laps Note 7, display, dunk test, cellular glitch, lots of the new features in iOS 10

(Image from Apple NZ's iPhone 7 page.)
(Image from Apple NZ’s iPhone 7 page)

iPhone 7/7 Plus adoption rate looks similar to that of previous models — During the first weekend of sales, the iPhone 7 grabbed 1% of the device market share, while the iPhone 7 Plus accounts for .2%. That’s about on par with the adoption rate of earlier Apple smartphone models, according to Localytics.

iPhone 7 laps Galaxy Note 7 — The iPhone 7 goes all the way through the test suite twice before the Galaxy Note 7 finished the first ‘lap’. At least the Galaxy Note 7 didn’t explode during testing…

The iPhone 7’s sleeper hit feature is its display — The iPhone 7 still has an LCD display, but it’s better by far than most of the competition. “It is by far the best performing mobile LCD display that we have ever tested, and it breaks many display performance records,” DisplayMate President Dr Raymond Soneira wrote in the shoot-out report published Monday.

Deep water testing of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 (7 is better) — YouTube channel EverythingApplePro has made a wildly popular video (over 1.5 million views) showing just how waterproof the newest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S phone are. The results are incredible, with both phones surpassing their IPX7 (iPhone 7) and IPX8 ratings. The two phones are put into a hole-riddled paint can, then lowered into the Columbia River for 5 minutes at various depths.
If you don’t want to watch it all the way through, the iPhone 7 did survive at 35 feet (10m) for 5 minutes, although it had a bit of water damage. The Galaxy S7 did not survive. [So the 7 is faster looks better and is more waterproof. And doesn’t catch fire.]

Apple is investigating an iPhone 7/7 Plus issue involving loss of cellular service/Airplane Mode — Apple is investigating an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus issue that can result in the loss of cellular service after turning off Airplane Mode on the devices, according to internal documents obtained by MacRumors.

Settings in iOS 10: every notable change you need to know — Once you upgrade to iOS 10, take some time to peruse the Settings app to tweak your device to your liking. Heres how to enable ‘Rest Finger to Open’ in iOS 10, 23 things you can do in iOS 10 that you couldn’t do before, and finally, how to use the ‘People’ feature of iOS 10 Photos, everything that’s new in Messages.


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