After month’s of speculation, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are finally official as Apple Inc. revealed its latest edition of the device at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday. The two variations of the latest iPhone come packed with new features that include an enhanced camera, stereo speakers, and no headphone jack.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook confirmed during the event that the company has phased out the headphone jack, which means that the user will have to either use a wireless Bluetooth headset or a pair of wired headphones that can be plugged into the Lightning port, which was used for charging, to listen to, music on the phone, the Mirror.co.uk reported.
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 7 comes with an upgraded battery life, that promises to last for 14 hours of web browsing on Wifi and offers two extra hours over iPhone 6S.
Apart from ditching the headphone jack, the company has added two distinctive new features to the new iPhone which none of its predecessors had. These include water and dust resistance and stereo speakers. It also powered up the new pair of iPhones with the 64-bit A10 Fusion chip, which reportedly augments the speed by 40 percent compared to A9 and 120 times than the original iPhone. The A10 Fusion chip is a quad-core CPU having two low-power cores for efficiency along with two high-performance cores.
The iPhone 7 is fitted with a 12-megapixel camera while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel camera offering enhanced optical and digital zoom, the Cnet reported. The new pair of iPhones also come with enhanced storage capacities of 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB and in two colour choices, a glossy jet black and simply black.
Pre-orders for the both the models will begin on September 9. A pre-order for the phone can be placed through Apple’s official website here. The price of iPhone 7 starts at $649 and iPhone 7 Plus at $769. The final price tag will go up by $100 with each bump in the storage capacity.
— Circa (@Circa) September 8, 2016
The new iPhone 7 comes without a headphone jack but includes three new U2 albums that are built into the operating system.
— Adam Rosner (@TheNimbusCore) September 8, 2016
if the iPhone 7 doesn’t live up to expected levels of liquid resistance, will the press call it watergate?
— Will Strafach (@chronic) September 8, 2016