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Our 9 favorite hidden features in iOS 11

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Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone

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4 things to know about Apple’s iOS 11 software update

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How to use the best new feature coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11 is now available on iPhones and iPads

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Apple rolls out iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads

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