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The new iPhone is months away from being released, but some insiders are already getting chatty about its design.

Bloomberg reported this week that the next generation of iPhones will have a complete redesign, with curved glass displays similar to the Galaxy S8, which comes out Friday.

On this episode of Geared Up, hosts Andru Edwards and Todd Bishop take a look at the rumors and speculations about what Apple will do with the next edition of its most popular product and ask: is the iPhone maker playing catch-up with Samsung?

Meanwhile, Nintendo quietly discontinued the popular NES Classic Edition this week, saying it was never intended as a long-term product. Reporting by Eurogamer indicates the Japanese company could be working on a successor — a classic edition of the Super NES. Andru’s pretty pumped about the idea.

He’s not so pumped about Spaces, the new Facebook VR chat application. The idea is to spend quality time with friends in a virtual world.

We also take a look at the new Pandora Premium service, which is poised to compete with services like Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video at top, listen to the podcast above or download it as an MP3, and be sure to subscribe to the show in iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.

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