By Reginald Tauscher
(TEANECK) – On Sept. 7, Apple announced the upcoming release of the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch 2 and AirPods, along with their new Operating system called iOS10.
The iPhone 7 has new features such as immersive stereo speakers, wide color system from camera to display, new colors, and a new home button, according to Apple. The iPhone 7’s rear camera is also now 12 MP, with 7 MP for the front-facing camera. The iPhone 7 will also be the first water and dust resistant iPhone to be released.
Both the 7 and 7 plus’ storage capacity starts at 32 GB, with prices starting at $649.00 for the 32 GB model.
The 7 plus now has a dual-camera system on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus that lets its users zoom in two times better to take videos and six times better to take pictures, according to Apple. The retina display has also been improved to make the screen 25% brighter and have the A10 chip that makes the phone two times faster. Moreover, it will have a better battery life than the iPhone 6.
The new iOS10 operating system features a redesigned iMessage setup that offers emojis to replace certain words when texting, as well as a paint feature that allows the user to scribble lines and send motion pictures. iOS10 also give its users more options such as ordering a Lyft from the maps to a bigger display to respond to text messages.
Gaining perhaps the most attention, the headphone jack has been removed and replaced with the arrival of AirPods, Apple’s first-ever wireless headphones, costing $159. For users who wish to use traditional headphone, the new phones will come with an adapter that plugs in to the charging port in order.
“Most people will feel the absent headphone jack the most in two situations. First, if you’re listening to music on your iPhone and you’d like to plug into some non-iDevice with a 3.5mm jack but no lightning port, including but not limited to your Mac, you’re out of luck” said Andrew Cunningham, writing for Ars Technica.
“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.