After endless hype and speculation, Apple revealed the latest additions to its iPhone series today, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The new entires will be launched on September 16, with pre-orders beginning on September 9.
Coming in two sizes, the same 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch variants the previous iPhone 6 series came in, both phones come equipped with water and dust resistance, stereo speakers, upgraded 12 megapixel cameras, with a dual-lens setup on the Plus model, and a newly redesigned taptic home button.
Also confirmed is the long expected removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Apple has skewed away from a years-long standard by including a pair of lightning connector headphones with every iPhone 7 model. Also unveiled was a pair of wireless Apple ear buds dubbed “AirPods”. They are completely wireless earbuds with a charger built into its holding case. The headphones have a 5 hour listening time and will retail separately for 159 USD.
Two new colors were announced for the 7 series, black and “Jet Black”, with the black featuring a matte finish and latter going with a more glossy look. Also available are the standard gold, silver, and rose gold models. In addition, the phones come in 32gb, 128gb, and 256gb, with the tech giant finally ditching the oft-criticized 16gb storage option.
The iPhone 7 will start at 649 USD and the iPhone 7 Plus will start at 769 USD. The previous models, the 6S and the 6S Plus, will drop by 100 USD each.
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