This week’s leading reports: iPhone SE & iPad Pro 9.7 evaluations, iOS 9.3 problems, iPhone 7 leaks, & Apple’s 40th b day

Apple’s 40th birthday week came alongside some troubles for iOS 9.3, as our top stories this week surrounded a number of bugs, fixes and responses from Apple related to iOS 9.3 problems and the fix with the release of iOS 9.3.1.

But those issues were balanced out by our excitement over our first impressions with the new iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, as well as the latest leaks for iPhone 7 and other upcoming next-generation iPhones.

iOS 9.3/9.3.1

This week we start things off with Apple’s iOS 9.3 troubles, which caused crashing for many users when clicking certain links in Safari and other apps. Apple ultimately addressed the problem for iPhone and iPad users with the release of iOS 9.3.1.

  • Some users reporting iPhone crashes on iOS 9.3 when tapping links in Safari and other apps [Update]
  • Apple acknowledges iOS 9 crashing bugs when tapping links, fix coming ‘soon’ with a software update
  • Apple releases iOS 9.3.1 for iPhone and iPad, addresses crashing bugs when tapping links
  • Apple pauses iOS 9.3 update for older iPads and iPhones following reports of ‘bricked’ devices
  • Apple re-releases iOS 9.3 for older iPhones and iPads affected by Activation Lock issue

iPhone 7

Next we move onto the latest rumors and leaks for Apple’s upcoming iPhone lineup…

  • iPhone 7 photo surfaces showing edge-to-edge screen, but it’s probably fake
  • KGI: Apple to revamp iPhone lineup in 2017 w/ iPhone 4-like design, AMOLED screen, 5.8-inch model

iPhone SE

And finally, we end things with our hands-on first impressions and reviews of the iPhone SE and iPad Pro 9.7-inch (including our top video of the week), as the device this week started arriving for customers who pre-ordered following Apple’s unveiling earlier this month.

  • First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too
  • Top 15 new iPhone SE features + 5 not-so-good features [Video]
  • iPhone SE first impressions: Migrating from the iPhone 6s Plus is huge
  • iPhone 5s vs iPhone SE: As expected, 2GB RAM makes a big difference [Video]
  • iPhone SE diary: Day 1, first impressions
  • iPhone 6s vs iPhone SE iSight quick camera comparison

iPad Pro 9.7 inch

  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro diary: Day one, first impressions
  • Review Roundup: 9.7-inch iPad Pro – a worthwhile upgrade, but not a Windows laptop replacement
  • Roundup: The best new 9.7-inch iPad Pro cases & accessories

Apple’s 40th birthday

  • Apple hangs pirate flag over Infinite Loop HQ on its 40th birthday

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