The iPhone 7 has arrived.
Apple announced its next-generation
smartphones and a slew of other products at its
annual press event on Wednesday. The event
kicked off with Apple CEO Tim Cook doing a
little Carpool Karaoke with James Corden and
Pharrell. Apple recently bought a Carpool
Karaoke TV series exclusively for Apple Music
that will debut next year.
iPhone 7 focuses on photography: Apple's new
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant,
come in new shades of black, and have
improved cameras.
The iPhone is Apple's bread and butter. The
company has sold over 1 billion of the devices
since it launched in 2007, according to Cook.
The latest version isn't a huge departure from
the iPhone 6S, but it has a few key upgrades.
It's water and dust resistant, which is different
from waterproof but still an improvement over
"easily killed by water."
The larger iPhone has two side-by-side12-
megapixel cameras. One is wide angle and one
is telephoto. It gives users 2x optical zoom and
10x digital zoom. In the future, both cameras
will be used at the same time to get a shallow
depth-of-field effect, but that feature wasn't
ready at launch. The smaller iPhone 7 still has
one, lonely camera on the back.
The cameras on both phones have been updated
with an optical image stabilizer, a new lens and
a 12 megapixel sensor. The flash has four LEDs
and can detect the flickers of artificial lighting
to better compensate.
The Home button is now force sensitive.
Instead of knowing you pressed the button
because it clicked, it will vibrate. Apple
marketing chief Phil Schiller said the
revolutionary new button is "creating new
feelings and experiences that could not have
been created before."
The iPhone 7 now comes in two new colors: a
high gloss jet black finish and a matte black.
It's also still available in gold, silver and rose
gold (yes, pink). The phones will ship with iOS
10. Existing iPhones can upgrade to the new
mobile OS on September 13.
The new iPhones will be available September 16
and start at $649. And, finally, the 16GB entry
level version has been nixed. The new phones
will come with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB of
Goodbye, headphone jack: Rest in peace, iPhone
headphone jack. As expected, Apple has
removed the port from the iPhone 7. Wired
headphones, like Apple's own EarPods, will now
connect over the Lightning port instead. Apple
spun the controversial decision a few ways.
First, we don't lose a port, we gain improved
stereo speakers! Schiller said the decision took
courage -- "the courage to move on and do
something new that betters all of us."
To help ease the transition, Apple made an
adapter that it will include with all iPhone 7 and
7 Pluses.
Apple is also introducing AirPods, wireless
headphones that you will probably lose in the
first month. The little wireless buds come with a
white case for charging, and get up to five
hours of listening time per charge. Infrared
sensors detect when they're in your ears. The
headphones include microphones and one-tap
Siri access, powered by built-in accelerometers.
The wireless headphones will cost $159 when
they come out in late October.
A new, waterproof Apple Watch: It might look
the same on the outside, but Apple introduced a
waterproof Apple Watch that is 50% faster and
has a brighter display. It also has built in GPS.
This is the first hardware update since the
watch was launched last year. The new version
is clumsily named Apple Watch Series 2.
The device is waterproof up to 50 meters deep.
To make it waterproof, Apple changed the
speaker design so after a swim, surf, or bubble
bath, it can expel any water automatically. The
GPS doesn't sever all ties with the iPhone, but
does give the Apple Watch a slightly longer
There's a new white ceramic option, which
makes it look like a little iPod on your wrist. A
trio of new leather Hermes bands might appeal
to fashionistas. Apple is also teaming up with
Nike on a special edition, the Apple Watch Nike
+, specifically for motivating and tracking
The Apple Watch Series 2, which will be
available in late October, will start at $369. The
original watch is still available, but now has the
faster processor and starts at $269. Current
Apple Watch owners can pretend they have a
new watch on September 13, when the new
watchOS is released.
Ceramic is now the most expensive Apple
Watch, and starts at $1,249. Apple is no longer
selling the high-end Apple Watch Edition, an
actual gold device that cost between $10,000
and $17,000.
Super Mario on iOS: There's a brand new Super
Mario game coming to iOS later this year.
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto came on stage to
demo Super Mario Run, which can be played
with one hand and comes with a battle mode.
You can compete against players around the
world. It's not an Apple Car, but it was a huge
crowd pleaser.
Pokemon Go comes to the Apple Watch:
Pokemon Go is coming to the Apple Watch, a
natural fit for the augmented reality game and
fitness wearable. The game has been
downloaded more that 500 million times since it
was launched, according to John Hanke,
founder and CEO of Niantic. Its players have
walked more than 4.6 billion kilometers. The
game will be available on the Apple Watch later
this year.
iWork gets collaborative: The suite of work
programs is adding real-time online
collaboration, a la Google Docs and Microsoft
Office. It works across Macs, iPads, iPhones
and web versions of iWork apps.

Source :cnn
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