AirPods, iPhone 7 searches, iOS 10.2 examined, Energous Dialog, Japanese Apple Pay ad


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AirPods unboxed: Apple’s other new wearable of the future — Apple’s new AirPods wireless headphones are just hitting the market – albeit nearly two months later than intended – delivering sleek, minimalist style and powerful underlying tech that’s super easy to use in an apparent homage to the company’s original music offering: iPod.

The iPhone 7 tops the Tech division of Google’s ‘Year in Search 2016’ — The iPhone 7 came in second place (trailing Pokemon Go) in global searches for 2016, according to Google’s Year in Search results. Rounding out the top five were Donald Trump, Prince, and Powerball. However, iPhone 7 topped the Consumer Tech division for the total number of searches, trailed by Freedom 251, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and Google Pixel.

Apple’s iPhone-centric Music app refresh in iOS 10.2 — With nearly every version of iOS since Apple Music rolled out in 2015, the company has been tweaking the user interface in a bid to make things easier for users —and iOS 10.2 is no exception.

Apple TV’s Universal Search gets support for Apple Music, more — Universal Search, which allows users to find content across multiple apps and services using text or Siri voice search, has expanded for the fourth generation Apple TV. It now includes support for videos hosted on Apple Music.

Long-distance wireless charging firm Energous partners with Apple supplier Dialog — Energous, a startup specialising in long-distance wireless charging, recently inked a deal to develop and market hardware components through longtime Apple chip supplier Dialog Semiconductor, suggesting a future iPhone might support similar technology.

New Japanese ad for Apple’s iPhone 7 centers on speed of Apple Pay — Apple Japan has posted a new video ad for the iPhone 7, pushing one of the unique local advantages of using Apple Pay – speed thanks to FeliCa.

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