It has been months and months of speculation concerning the launching of iPhone 7, but Apple has finally put a stop to all that. The iPhone 7 was unveiled by the company’s CEO, Tim Cook at an Apple event tonight.
One of the striking features announced that night was the ditching of the 3.5 mm jack and the introduction of wireless Bluetooth headphones or the use of wired headphones that plug into the Lighting port – now being used for charging.
Tim Cook also launched the Apple Watch Series Two and just like the iPhone 7, it will have the ability to be water resistant.
What surprised many?
Probably most iPhone users were most surprised by the debut of Super Mario Bros, a three decades old Nintendo game franchise, on the smartphone.
Whereas the Apple shares did not shift much, Nintendo’s US-listed shares went up 29%, with the investors hoping that Super Mario would be another hit game by the Japanese firms linked to the wildly popular Pokemon Go.
Key iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Features
The following are the important features of the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus that you should be aware of.
- The starting price is £599
- Comes in three sets of storage: $32GB, 128GB and 256GB
- The color varieties are rose gold, silver, gold, black and jet black
- Water-resistant and dust-resistant
- Stereo speakers
- 2 additional battery hours compared to the iPhone 6
- Orders will begin on September 9th but shipping will start on 16th Sept
The new Apple smartphone features a new camera with optical image stabilization and a lens with f/1.8 aperture. Apple says that the performance has gone by 60% than the previous version. The iPhone has single lens while 7 Plus has dual lens.
Portrait effect has also been added to make it easier in adding depth of field to photos.
The 3.5 mm jack has been replaced with the Lightning port. The iPhone 7 will come bundled with a free set and also an adaptor for the traditional 3.5mm jack headphones.
Apple’s wireless headphones – AirPods – were also launched.