Apple launched its new series of iPhone yesterday at 10.30 pm IST. Everyone could watch the live- stream on Apple.com website. Any iOS or MacOS users or anyone could just watch the stream on the Safari browser on an Apple device. Windows 10 users could also watch the live event with Edge browser the laptops, as Apple is no longer keeping its events exclusive to its own ecosystem.
Apple CEO Tim Cook started the keynote where the new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 were unveiled. Apple also launched the new AirPods for wireless music experience on Apple device.
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
The new camera has optical image stabilization 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.
Along with the new iPhone and Watch, Apple unveiled a set of completely wireless headphones called AirPods. The iPhone 7 will ship with headphones that connect to the Lightning port and an adapter that make the phone compatible with traditional earphones. The headphones have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear and only play then.
Headphones will connect via the Lightning port. A free set comes with with the phone, plus an adaptor for traditional 3.5mm jack headphones.
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.
Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS connectivity and a more powerful processor. Here are its best features:
• Waterproof down to 50 metres
• 50% faster,
• 2x brighter screen
• Built-in GPS so you can run without your phone
• Pokemon Go Apple Watch app
• Option of buying it in ceramic (4x stronger than stainless steel) for £1,249
• Starts at £369 for standard Apple Watch 2
The iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 will be released in the UK on September 16 and iOS 10 will be available to download from September 13. Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 will open on September 9. The AirPods will be available at the beginning of October.
The power of Mario
Shares of Nintendo surged as much as 18 percent on Thursday – propelled by the surprise announcement of the debut of the Japanese firm’s popular game franchise Super Mario Bros on the iPhone.
Investors are betting the new game, Super Mario Run, will be another mobile hit for the Japanese company akin to the wildly popular Pokemon GO, as it moves away from its console-focused strategy and embraces on-the-go gaming.
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