Tim Cook was back in the news last Thursday revealing the details of the latest additions to the Apple family – the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and newest Apple Watch – Series 2. I am going to focus on the Apple iPhone7 in this post.
CAMERA. Highlights include much-needed improvements to the camera, which features a dual lens front-facing camera now 7MP and better capability to handle low light settings, optical image stabilizer, high-speed sensor, true tone flash with 4 LEDs, face and body detection.
COLOURS. A choice of five – silver, gold, rose gold, matt black, and high gloss “jet black” available exclusively in 126 GB & 256GB models
STORAGE capacity has doubled, with the Iphone 7 ONLY available in either 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions.
The most controversial change is the removal of the headphone Socket jack which Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller refered to as “an “ancient” single-use port”. He went on to explain “courage” was the motivation for the change that provides more room for speaker space.
The design of the new “airpods” has particularly irked some people, check out the range of things Mashable discovered people think they resemble!
These intuitive airpods know whether or not they’re embedded in the user’s ears and recognize compatible hardware nearby and so can switch to a new device’s audio feed based on proximity. They have five hours of playtime, along with 24 hours of recharge supplied by a portable charging case. Coming with a price tag of $159!
Wired headphones that plug into the charging port on the bottom of the device will be included with the new phones (as well as an adaptor for people who want to hang onto their old headphones)
TECH SPEC: The iPhone 7 contains the most powerful chip ever in a smart-phone. A new generation chip called A10 Fusion with four-core CPU is extremely efficient, meaning the iPhone 7 can run up to three times faster than the iPhone 6 at as little as half the power, which Apple claim means iPhone 7’s battery lasts up to 2 hours longer than iPhone 6s.
To make up for the headphone shenanigans, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto delivered some awesome news for retro gaming fans. He announced Nintendo is going mobile with the release of new game Super Mario Run, exclusively coming to iOS.
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