Apple Event September 7, 2016
The Apple Event came and went. iFixYouri watched and listened so you didn’t have to. Here’s a recap of the iPhone and Apple news announced at the event.
iPhone 7 New Features
- Apple eliminated the headphone jack which leads to 30 minutes water and dust resistance. IP67 protection standard rated. Sound available via lightning connector-enabled headphones, which are included with iPhone 7 and 7 plus. An adapter will also be included for backward compatibility of older headphones.
- Stereo speakers have 2x volume, increased dynamic range.
- AirPods wireless earbuds featuring the W1 chip, accelerometers. Voice-controlled features. 5 hrs playback time. Battery built into the case. Available late October for $159.
- Two new color options: high gloss Jet Black, or black. Still available in gold, silver, and rose gold.
- The force-sensitive home button is new (haptic feedback called “Taptic Engine”).
- Enhanced picture-taking abilities in iPhone 7: 12MP camera with optical image stabilization. Larger f/1.8 aperture. Six-element lens. 60% faster, 30% more efficient high-speed sensor. Quad-LED True Tone flash with 50% more light, plus a flicker sensor for better artificial light photos. Front camera is 7MP with wide color capture and auto-image stabilization. iPhone 7 Plus has both wide-angle and telephoto lenses which allows 2x optical zoom, and up to 10x digital zoom. Depth effect creates a depth of field look (focused foreground subject with a blurred background).
- A10 Fusion chip is 240x faster than the original iPhone chip.
- Larger storage options: 32, 128, 256 GB, new storage options will be available in 6s and 6s Plus.
- Longest battery life ever in an iPhone. iPhone 7 gets 2 more hours battery life than the 6. iPhone 7 Plus gets 1 more hour battery life than the 6 Plus.
- Similar size to iPhone 6 – 4.7″ and 5.5″
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pricing and Availability
- Pre-orders start September 9
- Shipments begin September 16
- iPhone 7 starts at $649
- iPhone 7 Plus starts at $749
Apple Watch 2nd Gen is swim-proof to 50m, has a 50% faster dual core processor, and 2x faster graphic performance. The display is two times brighter, and the watch now has built-in GPS. White ceramic is a newly available finish. $369. Series 1 is available with dual-core processors for $269. Available for pre-order September 9th.
Super Mario Run! is a Nintendo game coming to Apple iOS. Users can play solo or against other people in Toad Rally mode. Available “holidays 2016”.
Everyone Can Code is a new program to teach children to code using Swift Playgrounds.
Pokemon Go! on your Apple Watch is coming soon. Also, Pokemon Go! Plus allows for more heads-up play.
Sia did a musical performance and it was pretty experimental.
What did you think of this Apple event? Were you surprised by anything? Which iPhone 7 feature are you most excited about?