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News Roundup – July 13, 2016

All the essential Apple news from the last seven days

Pokémon GO The augmented reality monster-hunting game has taken the world by storm, within a week becoming more popular than Tinder with almost as many active users as Twitter. But the game, which encourages players to explore the real world, has already encountered a flurry of issues ranging from technical problems to safety concerns. Read the story!

iPhone 7 design There’s just a couple of months left until Apple unveils its new iPhone designs to the world, and predictably we’re starting to see plenty of leaked photos of reasonable legitimacy. This one focuses on the back of the device, showing the redesigned antenna lines and a larger camera lens, implying an increase in photo quality. Read the story!

Smart Connector Two in a week! Yet another leaked photo seems to show the larger iPhone 7 Plus with a dual lens camera, plus the same magnetic Smart Connector seen in the iPad Pro. It also shows something we’ve not heard much of before – no mute switch. Read the story!

Accessibility A heartwarming story in Mashable focuses on Apple’s 22-year old blind engineer Jordyn Castor and her role in the company’s accessibility design and quality team, and how her work is “directly impacting the lives of the blind community” for the better. Read the story!

Planet of the Apps Apple is on the hunt for developers to cast in its upcoming original TV show Planet of the Apps, an unscripted show looking behind the curtain of the app creation world. Musician-turned-entrepreneur is on board as exec producer, while the show is intended to also act as a “launch pad and accelerator for exceptional developers.” Read the story!