Next iPhone: better 'battery, processor and camera'

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USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. Apple will unveil new iPhones, Macs and an Apple Watch on September 7. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple is expected to refresh its hardware lineup Wednesday, with new iPhones, several Macintosh computers, and a new Apple Watch at a press event here. Apple will live stream the presentation, beginning at 10 a.m. To view, follow this link. Requirements include an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to view, the Safari browser on Apple computers with recent software updates or on Windows computers with Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser.


New iPhones, Watches and Macs highlight Apple event

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USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. Apple will unveil new iPhones, Macs and an Apple Watch on September 7. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is expected to refresh its hardware lineup Wednesday, with new iPhones, several Macintosh computers, and a new Apple Watch at a press event here. Apple will live stream the presentation, beginning at 10 a.m. To view, follow this link. Requirements include an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to view, the Safari browser on Apple computers with recent software updates or on Windows computers with Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser.


Skip iPhone X and 8. If you need an iPhone, this is the better deal.

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Don't be in a rush to dump your old iPhone for the new ones, suggests Jefferson Graham, from the Apple event in Cupertino, on #TalkingTech SAN FRANCISCO -- If you're like many USA TODAY readers, you've probably been asking this question: so many iPhones, which one is for me? But also you can downscale to last year's, now cheaper model, the iPhone 7, (now $549) or 7Plus ($669) -- and others. Or you can hold onto your old model and just make do until it's really unusable. If you're thinking of an older model, remember that Apple only keeps certain models current for a set period of time, and then sunsets them, as is the case with the iPhone 5 and 5C, which won't accept downloads of IOS 11, the latest mobile operating system upgrade, coming on September 19th. So if you do want to reach back in time and save money by buying an older phone like the 6S, know that eventually, perhaps in two years, Apple will sunset that model as well.


iPhone 8 lines were orderly and short. In other words, a snooze

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From the flagship Apple Store in Los Angeles--small lines for the new iPhone 8, a big difference from year's past when people camped out for days to be first. LOS ANGELES -- Where are the crowds? New iPhones went on sale Friday, and we came to the flagship Apple Store at the Grove shopping center in Los Angeles here to check out the action. In years past, this store attracted long, long lines of people, some even camped out for several nights, in hopes of being the first on their block with a shiny new iPhone. Matthew Lee shows off his new iPhone 8.