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This week, Apple revealed its latest iPhone and attracted widespread criticism

This week on Dezeen: tech giant Apple unveiled a host of new products during its annual conference in San Francisco this week, and came up against a backlash from our readers.

The hotly anticipated iPhone 7, new wireless headphones and a waterproof smartwatch aimed at swimmers were all revealed by CEO Tim Cook during Apple's presentation on Wednesday.

Apple iPhone 7
Apple's iPhone 7 has a redesigned water- and dust-resistant casing and a variety of new features

The latest products from the tech giant have been met with mostly negative reactions, with some claiming the company has lost its touch.

Apple Campus 2
Foster + Partners' Apple Campus 2 begins to take shape in drone video

In other Apple news, an unofficial drone video filming the construction of Foster + Partners' Apple headquarters in California was released, showing the vast campus beginning to take shape.

Tate Modern visitors accused of spying on Neo Bankside residents
Tate Modern visitors accused of spying on Neo Bankside residents

Visitors to the viewing deck of Tate Modern's new Switch House extension came under fire this week, after being accused of spying by residents of a neighbouring apartment block designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

It also emerged that Nicholas Serota is stepping down as director of the Tate organisation after 28 years.

Lincoln Plaza named Britain's worst new building in Carbuncle Cup 2016
Lincoln Plaza housing named Britain's worst new building in Carbuncle Cup 2016

BUJ Architects' Lincoln Plaza housing block was named Britain's worst new building in this year's Carbuncle Cup, after being described as "an open invitation to commit suicide" by judges.

Terence Conran on Brexit
Terence Conran: UK government must support the design sector in face of Brexit

In the latest Brexit news, post-referendum aftershocks continued as the German director of the V&A quit in dismay over the vote.

British designer Terence Conran called on the UK government to support Britain's design sector, while design duo Barber and Osgerby hit out at ministers for not doing enough.

London Design Biennale names first medal winners

In other news from the London Design Biennale, a Lebanese street market and an archive of "forgotten" Soviet designs were named medal winners.

DesignStudio completes minimal rebrand for Deliveroo
DesignStudio completes minimal rebrand for Deliveroo

Deliveroo became the latest company to ditch its complicated logo in favour of a Minimalist rebrand by DesignStudio, and we rounded up 10 of the best minimal apartment interiors.

Closure of world's highest and longest glass bridge "not a big deal" says organiser

The management team behind the world's longest and highest glass bridge described its abrupt closure as "completely normal", while 180 passengers became trapped inside the world's tallest observation tower for two hours following a "slight technical hitch".

Ronald O Perelman Performing Arts Center at New York's World Trade Center by Rex Architecture
Rex releases images of performing arts centre for New York's World Trade Center

In architecture news from the US, Diamond Schmitt Architects revealed its design for a Texas theatre dedicated to Buddy Holly and Rex released images of the performing arts centre planned for New York's World Trade Center.

House for Mother by Förstberg Ling
Björn Förstberg's house for his mother features pointed roofs and reflective walls

Popular projects this week included a cabin in the woods of upstate New York, a pair of gabled buildings clad in corrugated aluminium and a stark concrete house built by architects HDPF built near Zurich airport.

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