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iPHONE 7 AND iPHONE 7 PLUS SWOOP IN WITH A LOAD OF NEW SPECS
September 7, 2016 6:35 pm

 

It’s that time of the year again, time for Apple to find a new way to take millions of dollars from the world. The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus were announced and everyone is ready to throw these new products in the toilet. No, not because they are terrible, but with a list of new specs and upgrades, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus can brave even the roughest of storms.

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The newest and most important updates for both of them are as follows:

1) Water Resistant! If you leave it in a fish tank for a few days, I don’t think it will work but it can withstand a drop in the wiz-palace, the pool or a very rainy day.

2) The new Home Button will no longer be a click or touch base, but a hard touch to better distinguish between brushing over it and actually pressing it.

3) No Headphone Jack! This is a double edged sword. It promotes bluetooth use which is nice…sometimes. New AirPods wirless head phones will be coming in late October, but for now you’ll be using standard Bluetooth or an adapter for the lighting charge port that will allow you to plug in normal headphones.

4) A 12 Mega-Pixel Camera is pretty big to fit on a cell phone, but they do it somehow. Easily beats all other cameras on previous iPhones.

5) The new Black design will be the new fancy color only available for the 128G and 256G models while the other colors upon release will be Rose-Gold, Gold, Silver and Matte Black.

6) The New A10 processor will make your iPhone 5 look like it was from the 90’s.

7) Not an exclusive to the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, iOS 10 will be arriving the 13th, so be prepared for a big update for all your other devices.

 

There are a vast amount of other upgrades in it that you can check out here. The iPhone 7 Plus will have a long lasting battery, larger screen and include a second out facing camera that will allow 2x analog zoom (which actually seems pretty awesome).

The iPhone 7 will be priced at $649 with 32G, $749 with 128G, and $849 with 256G of storage. The iPhone 7 Plus is obviously at a higher price because of the extra things: $769 with 32G, $869 with 128G, and $969 with 256G.

Pre-Orders will be available on the 9th and it will be released on the 16th of this month. Are you willing to shell out close to a thousand dollars for the newest, biggest and baddest iPhone? Will you turn in your old one and upgrade it that you’ll still have some money for food and rent this month? Let us know what you’ll be doing at @ATYPICALSOUNDS on Twitter.

ON THE SIDEWALK WITH THE MILD HIGH CLUB
October 19, 2015 12:36 pm

Timeline by Mild High Club is one of those albums that makes you forget which decade you’re in, and like you’re melting into a shag carpet. Those are both compliments, in case it wasn’t clear.

Alexander Brettin, the man behind Mild High Club, is an LA-based musician who recorded the album with a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder, MacBook, 12-string electric guitar, PortaSound keyboard, bass, drum machine, software instruments “and whatever was lying around,”.

Brettin was in town to play tracks from the album during this year’s CMJ, part of a 20+ date tour, but did us the honor of a quick chat after his October 17th set at Pianos.

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I’ve never done an interview while sitting on the sidewalk before. Do you do that often?

AB: No, I don’t do too many interviews.

Well, I appreciate you talking with me. You’re in the midst of a really long tour right now, and you’re going to the UK next week. Are you looking forward to it, or are you fried?

AB: I’m totally looking forward to it. I couldn’t be more excited. I wish I had 30 hours in the day so I could sleep a little more, but I’m totally excited.

When I first heard your album, I thought you might be English because of how psychedelic it sounds. Do you get that a lot?

AB: No, I definitely listen to the Beatles way too much, though, so they’ve probably rolled off my tongue at times.

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You also get compared to Mac DeMarco a lot, and you’ve performed with him as well. How do you feel about that comparison?

AB: Mac is a friend of mine, I think he’s a great songwriter and a fantastic dude. If the comparison is menacing by any standard, I think people are missing the point of why we make music in the first place. I take it as a compliment, the dude’s great. I get compared to everyone and their mother, so there’s nothing you can really do about critics. I think people run out of words to describe stuff, and then it’s easy to just say, “Oh, that sounds like David Bowie, or the Beach Boys, or Mac DeMarco, or Tame Impala, or Connan Mockasin.” I’ve gotten them all, and those are all great songwriters. I’m flattered.

Is this your first CMJ?

AB: Yes it is.

How is it going so far? I know you’ve done a number of shows as part of CMJ already, and you have another one tonight.

AB: It’s great. It’s fun to play music, and get out there, and do it.

Has anything happened during your shows this week that has stood out to you?

AB: A baby stood up at one of the shows and yelled at me, and that was cool. That was at the Knitting Factory. There was just a baby in a stroller, and I guess he liked it. He got up and hollered at us, and it was cute.

Do you have any upcoming projects?

AB: I have a couple tricks up my sleeve, I can’t say what. I never stop working, that’s for sure.

Can you give us a hint?

AB: It’s gonna be something musical, that’s all I’ll say. I won’t divulge too much.