Today was a big day for Apple as it launched its much awaited flagship, the iPhone 7. While the iPhone 7 was anticipated, Apple brought so much more than that during the event.
The news about Apple killing the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 is real. It also introduced their newest color variation and it was beautiful. Apple discussed all of the iPhone 7's newest features, the Apple watch series 2, the newest iPhone operating system and more details about the macOS Sierra.
iPhone 7 Launched At Apple's September 7 Event
So the iPhone 7 is finally here and it has new features that would either please you or displease you. Topping the list of its newest feature that Apple fans already know is the missing headphone jack. So the iPhone 7 lost the headphone jack, but it gained the new wireless "AirPod" earbuds. This feature is actually very helpful especially if you hate it when the headphone wires get all tangled up. That's a win for Apple right there.
Jonathan Ive, Apple's Chief Design Officer, says that they did everything they can to design the iPhone 7 to be as clean and beautiful as it can possibly be. Apple's newest flagships came in the usual array of colors, but added the glossy piano black and jet black in matte. While both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a wider color gamut that allows it to manage and reproduce better colors, the screen display is also 25 percent brighter than it used to.
The iPhone 7 will be equipped with a brand new A10 Fusion chip. Its Antennas are built right into the chassis and they will be integrated with internal stereo speakers. Now, you don't have to worry about your iPhone getting wet or dirty because both devices are dust and water-resistant. If these does not seem like that much of a deal, let's skip ahead to the big changes.
iOS Welcomes The Super Mario Brothers
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario Bros., announced that Super Mario Run goes mobile. Nintendo's long running series may look a lot like the 2D platformer we're all accustomed with,
But Miyamoto stated that we can play it with one hand wherever we are. It also offers multiplayer modes so we can compete with other players from the other side of the world. The Super Mario Run will come out by the holiday and exclusively for iOS.
iPhone 7 Sports The Double Lens Camera
Apple's newest flagship is equipped with two rear-facing cameras. This allows iPhone 7Plus users to choose whether they want to take a photo using the wide-angle setting or a telephoto lens. It also features two different focal lengths: the software zoom and the depth.
The software zoom allows you to zoom in the camera app between and beyond the different focal lengths while the depth allows you to blur the background and focus on your subject. The regular iPhone 7 got some camera upgrades compared to the iPhone 6S shooter.
Its camera has a 12-megapixel sensor, an f1.8 lens and a new flash. Apple also says that the iPhone 7 comes with optical image stabilization and a new image processor.
iPhone 7 Touch Feedback With The Haptic Engine
The new iPhone 7's home button will be functioning like Apple's new MacBook trackpads. The Taptic Engine will provide touch feedback similar with custom notification buzzes when we get messages and calls.
The Apple Watch Series 2 Introduced At The September 7 Event
Apple launched the second generation of the Apple watch. The Apple Watch Series 2 got some spec bumps that's guaranteed to be way better and different than its predecessor. Apple's latest watch is equipped with a new S2 chip and has a dual core processor which makes it faster than the first Apple watch that was released last year. Its screen is the brightest and its encased in white ceramic and its square shaped aluminum and stainless steel.
Just because the Apple Watch Series 2 is out and about, it doesn't mean that the series one line is going to be taken out of the picture. Forbes reports, the Original Apple Watch is still going to be available as the cheaper alternative as the Series 2 will be sold at $369. Although, if you fancy the series one line but you want to upgrade the processor - it is possible and the first Apple watch with the S2 chip will cost $269.
Water Resistant Apple Watch 2 with GPS
While the original Apple Watch was splash proof, the Series 2 Watch is not. However, it is even better because it's waterproof up to 50m. You can even wear it while swimming without having to worry about the watch's speaker. Every possible point of entry has been sealed off solely for the purpose of pushing water out. It isn't just swimmer friendly, the Apple Watch Series 2 has built-in GPS that can help hikers and runners find their way home if ever they get stuck in a cellular dead zone.
Apple Watch Gets "Pokemon Go"
Pokemon Go made waves this year after the game was launched and the good news is there's an Apple Watch version on its way. Although the Apple Watch version will only help you find pokemons and pokestops, you still need to use your phone when you need to catch them. Unlike other watchbands, the Apple Watch's egg-hatching feature is accurate and convenient.
Say Hello To iOS 10 Next Week
Tuesday, September 13 - iOS 10 is officially coming out and it comes with major updates for users who have been using the beta version. iOS 10 will be bringing more widgets, better notifications, Siri is smarter and can now transcribe voicemails and do image searches plus the iMessage is now open to developers. The iOS 10 will also include a universal clipboard where the text you copied from your phone, you can paste to your Macbook.
macOS Sierra Launches On September 20
The macOS Sierra was not mentioned in today's keynote, but you can expect Sierra to launch on September 20. Sierra is going to replace the old OS X and she is bringing a friend along with her. According to CBS News, Siri is coming to the Mac now and you can access files and emails using voice commands. Transferring files from your iPhone to the Mac won't be that difficult anymore. Sierra has improved continuity that lets us transfer files back and forth from our Mac to the iPhone.