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Recap: Everything You Need to Know About iOS 10 and iPhone 7

It was a busy week here at MacRumors, with the release of iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, along with the official launch of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. We did a lot of coverage of the new software updates and the new devices, so we thought we'd do a quick recap for those of our readers looking for something to read over the weekend.

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Below, you'll find all of our iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10 coverage, including how tos, hidden tidbits, launch features, and more. We've also rounded up all of our iPhone 7 and Apple Watch coverage, which includes teardowns with previously unknown information, launch day info, order delays, and more.

iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 Release


- Apple Releases iOS 10 with Redesigned Lockscreen, New Messages Features
- iOS 10 Tidbits: Hide Stock Apps, Use Two Safari Windows on iPad, Access Voicemail Transcription and More
- Apple Releases watchOS 3 With App Dock, Instant Launching, New Watch Faces, and Breathe
- Apple Releases tvOS 10 With New Siri Features, Improved Search, Dark Mode and More
- Apple Releases Swift Playgrounds Coding App for iPad
- Apple Releases iTunes 12.5.1 wth Revamped Apple Music Design
- Apple's iWork for iOS Apps Updated With Real-Time Collaboration
- Must-have Sticker Packs for Messages in iOS 10
- iOS 10 Messages Apps and Games Worth Checking Out
- iOS 10 Now Installed on 14.5% of Devices, Early Adoption Rates Outpacing iOS 9 Adoption
- Apple Pay on the Web Starts Rolling Out Following iOS 10 Release

iOS 10 How Tos


- How to use iOS 10's Redesigned Lock Screen
- How to use Sticker Packs in Messages in iOS 10
- How to Use Image Markup in Photos and Messages in iOS 10
- How to Use Messages' Tapback, Screen Effects and Bubble Effects in iOS 10
- How to use Emoji Replacement and Prediction in Messages in iOS 10
- Hate Clicking the Home Button to Unlock in iOS 10? Try This
- How to Use Native 3D Touch Actions in iOS 10
- How to Use the New Control Center in iOS 10
- How to Use Digital Touch in Messages in iOS 10
- How to Edit Memories in Photos in iOS 10
- How to Use Apple Music Lyrics in iOS 10
- How to Send Handwritten Notes in Messages in iOS 10
- How to Customize Favorite Contacts in iOS 10

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus


- All iPhone 7 Plus and Jet Black iPhone 7 Models Sold Out for Launch Day
- Best Buy Delays Some iPhone 7 Plus Orders, Offers $100 Promo Code as Compensation
- First iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Order Customers in New Zealand Begin Receiving Shipments
- Apple's First Walk-In Customers Leave With iPhone 7 and Free $100 Gift Cards Instead of iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 Launch Around the World
- Launch Day Reaction Mixed as iPhone 7 Shipping Estimates Improve but Some Reservations Turned Away
- iPhone 7 Reviews: 'Terrific Phones' That Offer a 'Foundation' for the Future, But Not an Essential Upgrade
- iPhone 7 Plus Teardown Confirms Longer-Lasting 2,900 mAh Battery
- iPhone 7 Teardown Reveals 'Incredibly Thin' A10 Chip With 2GB RAM, Intel Modem
- iPhone 7 Plus Camera 'Ideal for Shooting Outdoor Adventures'
- iPhone 7 Series is Faster Than Any MacBook Air Ever Made
- iPhone 7-Optimized Game 'Oz: Broken Kingdom' Launches in App Store
- Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case Offers 26% More Charge Than iPhone 6s Version
- iPhone 7 Plus, 128GB, and Black Models Prove Most Popular With Pre-Order Customers
- iPhone 7 Undergoes Extreme Durability Test in New Video
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Survive Hot Coffee, Soda, and the Ocean in New Videos
- How to Reset an iPhone 7 or Enter DFU Mode for Last-Ditch Recovery

Apple Watch Series 2


- Apple Watch Series 2 Reviews: 'The First Real Apple Watch' Thanks to Fitness and Processor Upgrades
- Best Buy Delays Apple Watch Series 2 Shipments, Offers $50 Promo Code as Compensation
- Target Says Apple Watch Series 2 Orders Will be Delayed, Offers $50 Gift Card to Affected Customers
- Apple Watch Series 2 Teardown Shows Larger Battery and Swimproof Design
- Best Buy Delaying Some Apple Watch Series 1 Pre-Orders to Mid-October

For more information on the new software and new devices Apple released this week, make sure to check out our roundups: iOS 10, tvOS 10, watchOS 3, iPhone 7, and Apple Watch.

Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Caution)


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37 months ago

Have we covered the fact that it doesn't have a headphone jack yet? Because I hate that.

Ad nauseam
You'll get over it.
Rating: 13 Votes
37 months ago
Thank you! Macrumors! Keep it up and good job! Hands down!
Rating: 12 Votes
37 months ago

Have we covered the fact that it doesn't have a headphone jack yet? Because I hate that.


Of course the iPhone 7/7 Plus has a headphone jack.

Actually, it has two different kinds. One is called a Lightning port. The other is a 3.5mm headphone jack at the end of a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, which is included in the box with every purchase.
Rating: 8 Votes
37 months ago

The iPhone 7s top features: It sets Apple tech back 10 years, looks the same as the last 5 phones, and still can't do as much as a Samsung.

Lol, what?
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago
Unbelievable job covering everything! Keep up the great work! I really appreciate it! :D
Rating: 7 Votes
37 months ago

Of course the iPhone 7/7 Plus has a headphone jack.

Actually, it has two different kinds. One is called a Lightning port. The other is a 3.5mm headphone jack at the end of a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter, which is included in the box with every purchase.


...yes, and you can charge it while travelling with external battery ...ooh wait, you need another adapter ( which is not free ). And then you go to your Mac..oooh wait, you need your old headphones, because Mac doesn't have Lightning port. That's very comfortable :-)))
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...yes, and you can charge it while travelling with external battery ...ooh wait, you need another adapter ( which is not free ). And then you go to your Mac..oooh wait, you need your old headphones, because Mac doesn't have Lightning port. That's very comfortable :)))

Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
Have we covered the fact that it doesn't have a headphone jack yet? Because I hate that.
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

Have we covered the fact that it doesn't have a headphone jack yet?


Some people just won't let it go...

Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

The iPhone 7s top features: It sets Apple tech back 10 years, looks the same as the last 5 phones, and still can't do as much as a Samsung.

This is a forum for the discussion of Apple products. Why don't you troll off to a Samsung forum if you like them better? Or is that on fire, too?
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago

Have we covered the fact that it doesn't have a headphone jack yet? Because I hate that.

Is it possible for us to have one article on this site that doesn't get overrun with incessant whining about headphone jacks or the lack of Mac updates? You can't possibly NOT know that the headphone jack issue has been discussed extensively on this site. All worthwhile discussion on the topic has long since been exhausted. Please let it go. Any further discussion on this is simply an indication that you want to annoy others by rehashing the topic.
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Wow Apple Watch OS3 sucks so bad. I hate it. The got rid of glances! I used that to quickly next music while at work.

Are you kidding? watchOS 3 is a revelation - it makes the original Apple Watch so much better! Glances were essentially barely functional screenshots of apps. They've been replaced by the Dock, activated using the lower side button, which gives you immediate access to actual in-memory, running apps, and the rightmost entry in the Dock is "Now Playing", giving you access to those controls you wanted. If you want even quicker access, you can set a complication to "Music", and get to the controls with one tap - as a bonus, if you use one of the long complications, it'll show the track currently playing. And they've made it easier to quickly change between watch faces, by swiping across the screen, making it more reasonable to keep multiple watch faces around configured for specific situations, so you can have one for the office, with a music complication set up.
Rating: 5 Votes

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