In my iPhone 7 launch and rumour roundup published 2 days back, I have compiled a series of expected specs and features that were circulating around the globe. Glad to see, that majority of expectations that were included in the rumour roundup article were true.
To the delight of the iPhone Fans, Apple has launched the iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with a set of wireless head phones (AirPods) and Apple Watch Series 2.
New 7 series iPhones come in two sizes, a 4.7-inch screen size for iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch “Plus” variant. New phones feature several changes like a dust and water resistance, a pressure sensitive home button and a high-end camera with a ‘dual lens’ system (on iPhone 7 Plus) that enables you to easily capture the long range shots.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took to center stage at an Apple event in San Francisco to confirm that company is ditching the headphone jack. Users will either have to buy a pair of wired headphones that could plug into the Lightening port or use AirPods (a set of wireless Bluetooth headphones). Apple Watch Series Two was also revealed, which will be water resistant too.
New phones are priced convincingly, iPhone 7 for 32 GB model will start at £599 (INR 53500) in the UK for the 32GB model. It will be £60 (INR 5500) more expensive than the existing iPhone 6s model. Pre-orders open this Friday in selected countries, shipment to these regions will be made by September 13. Unfortunately, India would not be a part of initial dispatch.
New Camera has a 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture. It has optical image stabilization sensor. Apple claims that the ‘new camera’ is 60% faster as compared to the cameras of previous iPhones.The iPhone 7 comes with single lens camera whereas the 7 Plus variant has a wide angle and telephoto (dual lens) camera. It also comes with new ‘portrait’ effect that will add depth of field to the photos. Both iPhones will feature a 7 Megapixel Front Camera and a 12 Megapixel rear shooter.
Apple iPhone 7 will come with a free set of headphones and an adaptor for 3.5mm traditional 3.5 mm jack headphones. Headphones will connect via Lightning port. Apple has also released new AirPods - (new wireless headphones, with a microphone) which will have infrared sensors that will automatically detect when they are in your ear and play only then. Air Pods will come with a charging case which can hold charge for 24 hours. It’s batteries can last for 5 hours constant play.
Fancy a dip with your Apple Watch? It’s not a problem
The tech. Giants, Apple Inc. has announced that the new ultra modern Apple Watch Series 2 will be SWIM-PROOF. It will come with a swim-proof casing and will be easily available from 16th September in above mentioned 27 countries.
Apple Watch Series Two at a glance:
Waterproof upto 50 metres
2x brighter screen
Pokemon Go Apple Watch app
Option of buying it in ceramic (4x stronger than stainless steel) for £1,249