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Apple Rundown: The Scratched Jet Black Edition

Perhaps you are sitting patiently with a tracking number in hand waiting for the delivery of a shiny new product that has winged its way from China, designed by Cupertino of course, and will be the greatest thing you have ever owned ... until the next Apple keynote, in which you will start the buying process all over again like so many salmon swimming upstream. It is the "Circle of iLife" in perpetual motion. Or, you might be clicking in to see what links I've compiled for launch day based upon my previous posts under this banner. in either case, welcome to a few stories from around the net that deal with the subject of Apple.

My intent was to have a broader spectrum of products to peruse. it seems, however, that some portions of the Appleverse are not gaining love with the regular 10,000 word articles about how amazing and wonderful they are to own. Case in point, very little was made about the latest Apple TV update. And my current links list for Apple Watch Series 2 can be summed up with the following;

Apple Watch Series 2 review: work it out

watchOS 3 review: A big roll in the right direction

Chances are that I'll be posting more after the release of mac OS later this month. And more if we get another Apple event to promote the rumored new macs. However, some out there think we might not see anything on that front until early next year to coincide with a future iPad event. But who cares about all that now. Look, new iPhones!

iPhone Buyers Poised for Letdown as Apple Supply Trails Demand

Apple says initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus sold out

iPhone7: Should you upgrade? Our handy guide can help you decide

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: Great annual upgrades with one major catch

The Verge: iPhone 7 Review

Mossberg: Choosing the iPhone 7 is tougher than in the past

Comment: There isn’t much of a difference (yet) between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Update to iPhones 7 review, re: inadvertently invoking Reachability with new inert home button

First Look: iPhone 7

How to master the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

With no headphone jack, how do you listen to audio on your iPhone 7 and charge at the same time? With these accessories!

By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

iFixit's iPhone 7 teardown reveals a chunk of plastic where the headphone jack used to be

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus battery sizes revealed

Competing with the iPhone's specs is harder than it seems

Apple Is Still Ignoring One of the Biggest iPhone Engineering Flaws of All Time

Do You Hold Your iPhone In Your Left Hand? Don't Do That!

I Still Love My Working Original iPhone

If you didn't jump on the iPhone 7 bandwagon, for any number of valid and reasonable concerns... we aren't judging or shaming you, iOS 10 is here to be that new hotness in your iDevice. Below is just a smattering of links regarding the new operating system. For way more about iOS 10 visit iMore, Apple Vis and be sure to nab the updated version of BBQ Regular Shelly Brizbin's iOS Access book.

The Accessibility Bugs in iOS 10 for Blind and Low Vision Users, From Serious To Minor

iOS 10: The MacStories Review

iOS 10 reviewed: There’s no reason not to update

With iOS 10, iPhone and iPad get a bigger, bolder, and more brilliant makeover — in more ways than one.

iOS 10 is a pleasant surprise for the iPhone 5 and 5C

iOS 10 vs. Android 7.0 Nougat – Comparison of Differences and Advantages

100+ iOS 10 Hidden / Secret Features For iPhone And iPad

Maps has gotten a big upgrade in iOS 10, and we're not just talking about its looks.

Looking for which third-party apps you can use with Siri? Check out this list.

How to Fix iOS 10's Biggest Annoyances

How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 10? Here are our top power-saving tips!

How to Make Sense of iOS 10's New Lock Screen

How do you get your iPhone voicemail transcribed? With iOS 10, it's easy!

How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

How do I delete Apple apps on iPhone? iOS 10 makes it easy.

How to Get the Most Out of the New Photos App in iOS 10
Quick Tip: Want to know who’s calling without looking at your phone?

There's Actual Hardcore Porn Hiding In iOS 10 [NSFW]

T-Mobile warns iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and SE customers not to install iOS 10

Lastly, here are a few stories about the accessories and the Pandora's, oops Apple Music, Box that has been opened thanks to the removal of a particular jack from the latest iPhone.

AirPods review roundup: weird looks, okay sound, really clever tech

Apple is surveying people about their headphone use on MacBook Pros

NPD: Bluetooth Capable Headphone Sales Surpass Non-Bluetooth Sales

Apple and a truly wireless future: AirPods are just the start

Spigen's AirPods Strap is a $10 leash for Apple's new AirPods wireless earbuds

Conan O'Brien turns Apple's own classic iPod commercial against it

Taptic API for iPhone, Apple Watch will grant devs access to previously Apple-only feature

Apple should be worried—the future of tech is in software, not hardware

Mossberg: Apple, the king of tech taste and daring, takes a breather

The Mac Pro hasn't been updated in 1,000 days

Tim Cook email response tells sender to 'stay tuned' for Mac refresh

Apple Is Said to Be Rethinking Strategy on Self-Driving Cars

How Apple Killed the Cyberpunk Dream

If all of this did not quench your thirst for Apple musings, remember that we talked about the Apple Event on the Blind Bargains Qast for an hour and fortyish minutes.
Hopefully, between these links and that podcast, you have killed enough time for you to begin your own unboxing of that new Apple product. let us know what you think of it by giving us comments in the field below. or, send them along to

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.

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