T-Mobile CEO: iPhone 7 is shaping up to be a smash hit


T-Mobile CEO John Legere.
John Legere thinks the iPhone 7 is kind of a big deal.
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Update: Shares of Apple surged 1.1 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday following Legere’s comments.

According to charismatic T-Mobile CEO John Legere, reports about a supposed lack of interest in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are way overblown.

How overblown? In a live Periscope chat with customers, Legere said that T-Mobile’s iPhone 7 orders are shaping up to be four times those of the enormously popular iPhone 6.

The iPhone 7, he noted, “is a big, big deal.” Who are we to disagree?

How to join the ‘Touch IC Disease’ class-action lawsuit against Apple


Apple is investigating battery issues for the iPhone 6s.
A legal battle is brewing over 'Touch IC Disease'
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Owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units afflicted by the alleged design defect dubbed “Touch IC Disease” won’t get much aid from the Genius Bar, but a U.S. law firm is looking to help users take Apple to court.

After filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple on Saturday for not fixing iPhones with Touch IC Disease, McCuneWright LLP says it’s searching for more iPhone 6 owners who have suffered from the defect.

iPhone’s Touch IC Disease pandemic triggers lawsuit


An insidious defect is effecting iPhone 6 owners.
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Touch IC Disease, a glitch with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that results in gray, flickering bars at the top of the devices’ screens and a loss of touch sensitivity, has earned Apple its latest class-action lawsuit.

Caused by an apparent design flaw in the iPhone 6 series, Touch IC Disease is more prevalent among the larger iPhone 6 Plus devices. While the problem made headlines for the first time last week, a proposed class-action lawsuit filed Saturday claims Apple has long been aware of the defect, which can render devices useless.

Week’s best Apple deals: Low prices on MacBook Air, iPhone 6 and more


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If you want a MacBook Air, now's the time to get a deal.
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With the announcement of a new iPhone (and who knows what else) barely two weeks away, Apple deals are a little scarce this week, but we still found some good ones. Get apps at the best prices we’ve ever seen, $25 off a brand new MacBook Air and more.