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iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing

The iPhone 7 press event is just one month away, and more prototypes / mockups are floating around than ever, including this dark blue "Plus" model. If rumors are true, there won't be a headphone jack, but rather new Lightning cable headphones, a seamless Touch ID sensor that is flush with the body, dual-lens camera, and of course, several new colors. Right off the bat, you'll notice the lack of antenna bands on the back, along with a slightly slimmer chassis. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Generation 1", a live-action Transformers fan film.

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Gareth Clear, a 36-year-old cyclist from Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia, has experienced riding injuries before, but the last thing he expected while mountain biking was a severe burn from an exploding phone. It all started when he was riding around Manly Dam on Sunday afternoon when he fell from his bike, landing on his iPhone 6. Just seconds later, smoke and searing heat caught his attention before hearing an explosion as the phone ignited, melting through his shorts and two layers of skin on his upper right thigh. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.

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It's that time again, time for another set of iPhone 7 spy shots. Now we get to see all three upcoming models together in one picture, with the most high-end "Pro" model sporting a dual-lens camera that could mean extra zoom and depth measurement for a better augmented-reality experience. Continue reading to see the back of all three.

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New iPhone 7 Pictures


Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Another day, another iPhone 7 leak, and this time, we get several new shots, along with a video, of the alleged upcoming 4.7" handset. As you may have recently seen, there's a larger rear camera, single-line antenna lines that run along the top / bottom edges, as well as iPhone branding on the back. It will most likely be released in Silver, Space Gray, Gold and Rose Gold colors. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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New iPhone 7 Picture

Another day, another new iPhone 7 leak, and this time, it's a photo of the back. In addition to the larger camera, sources say that the base 4.7-inch model will be slightly shorter and thicker (7.15 mm vs. 7.1 mm). Another rumor points at IP68 waterproofing, enabling one to bring it surfing, swimming, etc., along with wireless charging capabilities. Continue reading for more pictures of the dimensions, and additional information.

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iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Pro


Photo credit: Martin Hajek

Japanese news site Macotakara claims that Apple will discontinue its "Space Gray" color in favor of a new "Dark Blue" for the company's upcoming iPhone 7 / 7 Pro release. Martin Hajek has created a few renders showing what both models will look like in this shade, complete with dual cameras for the higher-end Pro. At least one of the models will allegedly sport dual speakers, and be compatible with Lightning cable headphones. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a passenger lap in the Bugatti Chiron.

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Leaked iPhone 7

Photo credit: Weibo via Peta Pixel

New iPhone 7 photos have emerged from a source in China, and it reportedly shows a larger CMOS lens hole on the standard 4.7-inch model. The next-generation "Plus" model will reportedly have dual cameras, and possibly larger lenses as well. You can also expect a faster A10 CPU and a larger battery in both models. Continue reading for a picture of the new headphone jack-less chassis.

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Secret iPhone Display

Celal Goger, a 42-year-old mobile phone repairman from the Turkish town of Bismil, Diyarbakır province, has created a special mobile display that can only be seen with special privacy glasses. He programmed a small chip to turn the display on an iPhone, iPad, etc. completely white, while another chip that is mounted on any pair of glasses and connects via Blutooth, to unmask the content. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral drone footage showing the devastating power of flood waters.

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iPhone Running Android

Programmer Nick Lee, known for putting Windows 95 on an Apple Watch, unveils his latest project: a 3D-printed iPhone case that lets you run a fully-operational version of Android on an iPhone. First, he cloned the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) to make a custom Android Marshmallow build to run on a board he purchased. He then 3D printed an iPhone-sized enclosure, and proceeded to install the board, battery, resistor, along with a boost converter to make the lightweight case you see above. That's not all, HDMI, USB ports, and an SD card slot was added to finish things off. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a crazy drone racing battle.

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iPhone 6 Prototype

Another year, another iPhone prototype surfaces on eBay. This time, it's an iPhone 6 prototype running Apple's 'SwitchBoard' software, which is used by testers, and disables the calling as well as camera functions. Plus, it has the rare red lightning connector, only found on test units. "I bought this item from a friend of mine, it is a iPhone 6 prototype, it has no FCC logos, Serial Number or Imei. From what I know it runs a debugging OS called SwitchBoard and features a red lightning dock port with a serial number of C39NW00KG876," said the seller. Unfortunately, once bidding reached $53,000, the listing was taken down by the auction site. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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