Week 36 In Review: LG V20 And IPhone 7 Duo Get Announced, Note7 Recall Saga Continues

By 02:58 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

The iPhone launch captured the bulk of the media attention this week - like it could have been otherwise. The pair of smartphones surprised no one due to the abundance of leaks, and yet everyone was curious to read the official bits.

So, no headphone jack, but Lightning EarPods and a dongle in the box, plus $159 wireless AirPods. No more clicking the Home button, it's now pressure-sensitive instead. Great looking Jet Black color option that scratches easily, and IP67 certification, but no water damage covered under warranty. Of course, there are the usual upgrades in the internals (recent chipset), with the 7 Plus also getting a bump in Random-Access Memory (RAM) up to 3GB.

That's a very brief summary though, if you missed the iPhone 7 launch, be sure to catch up using the links below.

Meanwhile, Samsung is still dealing with the Galaxy Note7 recall, 'heartbreaking' as it may be. SDI-sourced batteries are no longer to be used, and anode and cathode shouldn't come into contact regardless of maker. Refrain from using your Gear VR with the Note7 before it gets replaced too, Oculus warns.

On the day before the iPhone announcement, LG pulled the wraps off the V20 - the ticker display lives on, the body gets a total makeover. Meizu announced the m3 Max, the iPhone SE and high-discontinue Xperias received price cuts here and there, and a 7-inch Google Pixel tablet by Huawei may be in the works.

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