- Super User
- Category: Technology
- Thursday, 08 September 2016 10:19
Apple launches water resistant iPhone 7...
Apple has launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with the Apple Watch Series 2 and a set of wireless headphones called AirPods.
The new phones come in two sizes, a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch “Plus” model, and feature several changes including water and dust resistance, a major upgrade to the camera with a “dual lens” system on the iPhone 7 Plus that allows for improved long-range photos, and a redesigned pressure-sensitive home button.
Apple has removed the headphone jack in favour of earbuds that connect through the phone’s charging port. It also unveiled a set of wireless headphones called AirPods that can be purchased separately at extra cost.
The iPhone 7 will start at £599 in the UK for the 32GB model, which makes it £60 more expensive than the iPhone 6s.
Here are the best features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:
Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS connectivity and a more powerful processor. The watch will cost £369 in the UK. Here are its best features:
Along with the new iPhone and Watch, Apple unveiled a set of completely wireless headphones called AirPods. The iPhone 7 will ship with headphones that connect to the Lightning port and an adapter that make the phone compatible with traditional earphones.
But Apple fans will also be able to purchase AirPods, a set of wireless headphones that include a microphone for handsfree calls, from the company for £159.
The iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 will be released in the UK on September 16 and iOS 10 will be available to download from September 13. Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 will open on September 9. The AirPods will be available at the beginning of October.