Apple has released the next generation of the iPhone at its annual event in San Francisco yesterday- the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple held its annual event yesterday in San Francisco’ s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event centered around three big announcements:
- The Series 2 Apple Watch
- The iPhone 7…
- …and its accompanying ‘Airpod’ wireless headphones.
This alongside some side announcements about Connect-Ed, an tie up with Nike and the arrival of PokeMon and Mario to iPhones and Apple watches.
No doubt the biggest news out of San Francisco was the elimination of the 3.5mm headphone jack for your regular headphones and the move, by Apple to an lightening adaptor for those who still wish to be tethered to their phones. Even bigger news was the arrival of the ‘Airpods’ – a wireless set of earphones, powered by a new internal chip, providing 5 hours of listening time. The rechargeable earphones come in their own carry case which doubles as a charging station.
The reason given for the removal of the original headphone jack in the new iPhone 7 was – wait for it – “Courage” according to Phil Schiller (Senior VP for Worldwide Marketing at Apple Inc.). That statement sent Twitter into overdrive in a very short time with tweets like this appearing.
— timmytaste (@timmytaste) September 7, 2016
The phone is water resistant, more powerful. It is available in 5 colours, 3 memory sizes (32GB, 128GB and 256GB) and lots of other neat stuff. The phone is availabel to pre order from September 9th and on sale September 16th – but it isn’t cheap!
To see the full KEYNOTE Address by Tim Cook et al you can click HERE or if you just want to see the adverts, scroll down and press play.
Here’s hoping that the iPhone 7 launch in mid September does not have them same issues as the Samsung Galxay Note 7 and its exploding battery issue. More about that HERE.
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