Apple launches water resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with two cameras and all-new headphones

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.

Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus price in India will start at Rs 60,000 and the sale date is confirmed as October 7.

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.

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Here are the best features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

Key things to know

  • Stereo speakers
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Longer battery life: Apple says the 7’s battery will last two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus battery lasts one hour more than the 6 Plus.
  • Comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold
  • A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Cost: Starts from £599
  • Key dates: ordering on Sept 9, shipping on Sept 16

Camera

The new camera has optical image stabilisation and a 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture. Apple claims it’s 60% faster than previous iPhones. The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera; the 7 Plus has a dual lens camera (wide angle and telephoto).

On the iPhone 7 Plus there’s a new ‘portrait’ effect on the camera to add depth of field to photos.

Headphones

Headphones will connect via the Lightning port. A free set comes with with the phone, plus an adaptor for traditional 3.5mm jack headphones

Apple are also releasing their new AirPods – wireless headphones (with a microphone) that have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear and only play then. W1 chip connects the AirPods to your other Apple devices. The batteries last for 5 hours and the AirPods come with a charging case that holds 24 hours of charge.

 

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