Everything we think we know about the iPhone 7

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The iPhone 7 is getting some big upgrades.
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The grand unveiling of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still weeks away, but this year you don’t need to wait for Tim Cook to take the stage to find out all the new features.

Months of leaks have already given us a sneak peek at a lot of the big changes coming to the iPhone. And contrary to early reports that this year’s device will be boring, there’s actually a whole lot to get excited about.

Here’s what to expect from the iPhone 7, based on Cult of Mac’s analysis of everything we’ve seen from reliable leakers and the Apple rumor mill.

Barbra Streisand calls Tim Cook to fix her biggest gripe with Siri

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Singer Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin.
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Getting iPhone bugs fixed is apparently super-easy if you’re a world-famous diva.

Barbra Streisand says she recently had a huge bone to pick with Apple over the way Siri pronounces her last name. So the singer did what only Barbra Streisand could do: She dialed Tim Cook’s personal phone number.

Could Tim Cook be doing a better job at Apple? [Friday Night Fights]

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Do you think Apple is in a good place under Tim Cook?
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It’s been almost five years since Tim Cook was named Apple CEO, and during that time the company has seen some pretty incredible highs. But there have been some significant lows, too.

Friday Night Fights bug The recent fall in iPhone demand is perhaps the most significant setback, leading to Apple’s first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years. Cupertino has also been criticized for releasing unpolished products and buggy software in recent years.

So, is Cook doing enough to keep Apple one step ahead of the competition, or does he need to do more? Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight as we discuss Cook’s first five year’s as Apple CEO.

How to customize and swap Apple Watch faces

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Switching to a new watch face is almost too easy.
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Apple is making it a lot easier and faster to switch up the look of your Apple Watch thanks to some new features in watchOS 3.

Starting this fall, Apple is adding a bunch of new faces that can be customized like never before. All the faces can be added via the Watch app for iPhone, and there’s so many great options you’ll be swapping all the time.

Here’s how to do it:

Apple busts out surprise iOS 10 beta 7

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Surprise! A new beta is here.
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The last beta for iOS 10 just came out four days ago but Apple is wasting no time with the fixes by dropping a surprise seventh beta today.

Both developers and public testers can download iOS 10 beta 7 to their devices this morning, bringing a fresh batch of performance improvements along with critical bug fixes.