Is iOS 10 exciting enough to boost iPhone demand? [Friday Night Fights]

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Are you excited for iOS 10?
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iOS 10 is no small upgrade. It’s actually the biggest we’ve seen since the massive redesign that came with iOS 7 almost three years ago. But is it exciting enough?

FNF-bugDespite all the new features and improvements, iOS 10 doesn’t exactly bring anything groundbreaking. It’s not going to change the way you use your iPhone or your iPad, and it still doesn’t deliver some of the things fans have been calling for.

So, is iOS 10 enough to boost iPhone demand?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we battle it out over Apple’s latest iOS upgrade.

iOS 10’s ‘Raise to Wake’ only works on new iPhones

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Not everyone is getting Raise to Wake.
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One of the best new features of iOS 10 won’t be available for all devices that are compatible with Apple’s jam-packed mobile update.

Raise to Wake is such a simple and transformative new feature in iOS 10 that it feels like iPhones should have had it for years. Turning on the lock screen by just picking up your iPhone makes getting to notifications and apps quicker, but unless you have an iPad or iPhone released in the last year, you won’t get to enjoy it.

Banging Bluetooth earbuds lose the wires without sacrificing sound [Reviews]

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Fantastic-sounding audio without all the cable tangle.
Fantastic-sounding audio without all the cable tangle.
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Lust List: NuForce BE6i by Optoma

Earbuds are essential for activities like running or working out, and they’re fantastic for those times when I don’t want to be wearing a heavy set of cans on my head.

Still, running when wired is an exercise in frustration for me, as I usually end up flailing at some point and yanking out the headphones in my ears via the trailing cord.

These NuForce BE6i Bluetooth earbuds solve both problems: they’re fantastic-sounding, good-looking in-ear headphones without the cord issue.