This week’s top stories: Early MacBook Pro reviews, a possible AirPods release date, iOS 10.2 beta 2, iPhone 8 reports, & more

In this week’s top stories: Early MacBook Pro reviews roll in as Apple starts shipping the device to customers, a possible AirPods release date emerges, iOS 10.2 beta 2, iPhone 8 rumors, and much more.

We kick things off this week with some early reviews of the new MacBook Pro, including our own review and hands-on video with the 13-inch non-Touch Bar model. Apple begins shipping preorders of the models with Touch Bar and Touch ID this week ahead of the first deliveries expected Monday. And we show you how to test out the new MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac.

Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 2 including new emoji, iPhone 7 wallpapers, TV app, and more, and The iPhone 8 supply chain chatter continues with more talks of a ‘bezel-less’ design with 5-inch and 5.8-inch curved screens, and the same report claims Apple’s delayed AirPods could start production as soon as December.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below:

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iOS 10 | iPhone |

  • Apple releases iOS 10.2 beta 2 with new emoji, iPhone 7 wallpapers, TV app, more
  • Apple releases second iOS 10.2 public beta with new TV app, emoji, wallpapers, more
  • iPhone 8 design reportedly ‘bezel-less’ w/ 5- & 5.8-inch curved screens, AirPods in Dec
  • Apple begins selling refurbished iPhones through its online store for the first time
  • Here are the 51 new emoji that were just approved for Unicode 10, eventually coming to iOS
  • Apple releases updated iOS 10.1.1 build for iPhone and iPad, no OTA update needed
  • Following Jet Black, report suggests plans for ‘Jet White’ iPhone 7

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This week’s top videos |

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This week Zac and Benjamin discuss USB-C accessories, the first MacBook Pro shipments, Touch Bar apps, Apple TV services, iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Studio, and much more.

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