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Our expectations and dreams for the Apple iPhone 7 (The 3:59, Ep. 101)

Plus, we catch up on the explosive news about Samsung's Galaxy Note 7.

Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
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  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
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Well, we're almost there.

After months of speculation, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 7 on Wednesday. We tee up the big event with a discussion about some of our wish list items for the new device. (OK, maybe some are pretty unrealistic, such as a smaller iPhone and the ability to turn the phone into a car.)

Click here for a rundown on how to watch the Apple event.

Also on the podcast, we talk about the recall of Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note 7, just weeks after it launched. Timing couldn't be worse, as the recall -- stemming from overheating or exploding phones -- comes to light just before the new iPhone unveiling.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng, Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

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