There was lots of news for Apple this week with the company’s Q2 2016 earnings representing some notable declines across the board despite reporting $50.6 billion in revenue and $10.5 billion in profit. But readers were more interested in the latest rumors and expectations for the upcoming iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, as well as some new “exclusive” Apple Music and iTunes releases and this week’s new apps and updates.

Head below for all the handy links to this week’s top stories and more.


We start off with Apple’s Q2 2016 earnings report. Apple did offer up some positives in light of its declines for iOS device sales and notable drops in emerging Asian markets that were previously areas of growth for the company. Of note, Apple is now at 13 million Apple Music subscribers, and it also highlighted record Android switchers in recent months, Apple Pay growth, and more during its earnings call.

But the top story this week was news of an unfortunate incident at the company’s main Cupertino campus after an employee was found dead in a conference room. An investigation by authorities later confirmed the death as a suicide, and Apple issued a statement offering condolences to the employee’s family.

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Next we move on to top iPhone news. The top story: the latest rumors for the iPhone 7 with claims of leaked schematics showing a dual camera & Smart Connector as well as the rumored removal of the headphone jack.

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Head below for the rest of this week’s top stories with the latest on Apple Watch 2 & Mac, new iTunes and Apple Music releases, and this week’s app releases and top videos:

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Jordan writes about all things Apple as Senior Editor of 9to5Mac, & contributes to 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, & He also co-authors 9to5Mac’s Logic Pros series.