Analog: The Last Defense Against DRM - EFF

UPDATE (9/8/16): An earlier version of this blog post incorrectly suggested that no authorized audio devices or connectors that used the Lightning port existed prior to yesterday's announcement. It also implied that the only way to achieve lossless ...and more »

Apple intros totally wireless AirPods and 3 new Beats wireless headphones that use new W1 chip - CNET

As part of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch, Apple's cut the cord on four new headphone models: its new AirPods ($159/£159/AU$229), which are totally wireless earbuds, plus three new Beats headphones, called the Powerbeats3 ($200/£170/AU$260), Solo3 ...and more »

How Apple Sells its Controlling Ways as Futurism - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. “Our lightest product ever,” the page announces. Lithe and sleek like all Apple's wares, the Apple Plug is a small, aluminum stopper meant to seal up the “archaic ...and more »

Headphone Companies Not Fussed About iPhone Headphone Jack Removal - Ubergizmo

iphone-7-with-Lightning-adapter When Apple decided to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it wasn't surprising that many people reacted negatively to it as it essentially rendered many headphones incompatible out of the box, and the ...and more »

Apple is losing the innovation game, it can't trap users anymore - The Conversation AU

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new iPhone 7 during the Apple launch event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Monica Davey/AAP. Apple is losing the innovation game, it can't trap users anymore. September 8, 2016 ...and more »

When AI whispers in your ear all day - Computerworld

Technology is democratizing. Over the past 30 years, tools once reserved for presidents, spies, generals and media moguls have been made available cheaply to billions. Wireless communication. GPS. Satellite photography. Streaming live video to a global ...and more »

Courage. - TechCrunch

Phil Schiller today caused the largest collective eyeroll in the history of the world with his explanation of why Apple was leaving the 3.5mm analog audio jack behind. “It comes down to one word: Courage.” Well, first of all: come on. Apple was never ...and more »

iPhone 7 Plus has 3GB RAM, is fastest iOS device ever according to benchmark - AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Possible benchmarks for the iPhone 7 Plus have materialized, potentially confirming rumors about the device shipping with 3GB of application RAM, as well as dramatically improved performance over the iPhone 6s Plus. An "iPhone 9,4" was discovered in ...and more »

Here's How Apple's Stock Has Done After Every iPhone Release - Fortune

Shares of Apple (aapl) fell 2.67% in trading Thursday—the second most dramatic fall of the company's stock price following an iPhone launch ever—following a muted release of the iPhone 7. The stock's behavior deviated from its normal course following ...and more »

iPhone 7 Plus vs. iPhone 6s Plus - New Atlas

What's in a year between Plus-sized iPhones? Nothing too dramatic, but, as Apple has a way of doing, there may end up being just enough newness to tempt upgraders. Let's help you make that call, as we compare last year's iPhone 6s Plus to the new ...and more »