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The Apple iPhone 7 Event 2016 Round Up: All the Important Announcements

The Apple September event for 2016 has just concluded, and it was a highly anticipated event for all the Apple enthusiasts out there. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive round-up of all the major announcements made during the Apple iPhone 7 event. So, if you missed out on watching the event live, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Let’s start with the elephant in the room – the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The design of the new iPhones is fairly similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s, with a few notable enhancements. In addition to the Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold variants, the new iPhones will introduce a cool new Black version and a Jet Black version, featuring a glossy metal finish. Both models are IP67 rated, making them water and dust resistant. The new iPhones also feature brighter displays with cinematic P3 color gamut and a new taptic home button. The camera on the iPhone 7 has received significant upgrades, including a six-element lens, Quad-LED flash, and improved speed. The iPhone 7 Plus boasts a dual 12 MP camera, allowing users to achieve a shallow depth or bokeh effect in their photos. The new iPhones are powered by the A10 Fusion chipset, offering better performance and battery life. They are available in 32, 128, and 256 GB variants, starting at $649 and $749 respectively.

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iPhone 7 Plus Line Up

The new Apple Watch Series 2

In addition to the new iPhones, Apple also announced the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 2. The new watch retains the same design but comes with several improvements. It features a brighter display, a new Apple S2 SiP dual-core processor for better performance, and built-in GPS, allowing users to use the watch without their iPhones. The Apple Watch Series 2 is also water-resistant up to 50 meters and runs on the latest watchOS 3.

Apple Watch Series 2

AirPods

With the removal of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7, Apple introduced the AirPods, wireless headphones that utilize Bluetooth technology. The AirPods feature Apple’s W1 chip, which detects when they are in your ears, resulting in automatic play or pause. They offer up to 5 hours of continuous listening and come with a portable case that provides an additional 24 hours of battery life. The AirPods are priced at $159 and will be available for sale in late October.

Apple AirPods

Details around OS updates

Apple also provided details about the upcoming OS updates, including macOS Sierra, iOS 10, and watchOS 3. macOS Sierra will be released on September 23, while iOS 10 and watchOS 3 will roll out on September 13. These updates bring a range of new features and improvements to enhance user experience across Apple devices.

Apple Event iOS 10 Release Date

Other Minor Announcements

Along with the major announcements, Apple made some interesting minor announcements. First, the iconic Super Mario game made its way to the App Store as Super Mario Run, featuring both single-player and multiplayer modes. Secondly, Pokémon Go was announced for the Apple Watch, allowing players to interact with the game through their watches. Apple also introduced work collaboration in iWork and announced the arrival of Apple Pay in Japan.

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Super Mario iOS
Pokemon Go Apple Watch

Frequently Asked Questions

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Conclusion

While the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 bring various improvements, some users were hoping for more surprises from Apple. Nevertheless, the event was full of exciting announcements, and we cannot wait to get our hands on the latest Apple devices. What are your thoughts on the new iPhones and other announcements? Let us know in the comments section below.


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