What will Apple’s new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 be like?

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Ewan Hollander

Just sharing things that interest me in the hopes that they interest others as well

Yesterday, we trawled the internet for the rumours surrounding Apples upcoming event and we are glad to say, we found some predictions to be correct. As you may well be awareness now, Apple announced the latest iPhone will be the iPhone 7 and also announced their new wearable, the Apple Watch Series 2.

iPhone 7

The new iPhone 7 will come in 2 models, a regular 4.7 inch screen and a Plus model at 5.5 inches. The new phones will feature water and dust resistance, a pressure sensitive home button, a dual lens camera set up on the Plus model and the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The aforementioned headphone jack is being replaced by a set of headphones that utilise the phone’s lightning charging port but a wireless set of headphones, dubbed Airpods, can be purchased separately for £159.99.

What will the iPhone 7’s battery life be like? Apple has said that it will last longer than current or past models of the iPhone. The company said that on average, the iPhone 7 should last about 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6s and an hour longer than the iPhone 6s Plus. The cameras on both models will have 12 megapixel sensors as well as 4K video recording while the front camera on both models has been upgraded from 5 megapixels to 7 megapixels. The dual lens set up on the Plus model will feature two 12 megapixel cameras with one being a wide angle lens. The other will be a telephoto and will be able to zoom 2X in high quality without having to use software.

 

What would an iPhone launch be without new processors being announced? The new iPhone will feature an A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU. Along with the tech changes and updates, Apple has also introduced two new colours to replace space grey. The new phones are available in Space Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Jet Black.

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The iPhone 7 is available for pre-order tomorrow (9th September) and will be available for sale on the 16th of September. The table below outlines the pricing structure for the two models:

iPhone 7
£599 32GB
£699 128GB
£799 256GB

iPhone 7 Plus
£719 32GB
£819 128GB
£919 256GB

Apple Watch Series 2

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Also making a splash at the event was the new Apple Watch Series 2. This new, updated model will be water resistant to a point and would will even be able to swim with it. One of the biggest requested features, a built-in GPS chip, has been added to allow for better and more advanced tracking. This means that you won’t need to have your iPhone weighing your gym clothes down or getting sweaty and best of all, those of you who jog can now get rid of the iPhone arm band holders. The Apple Watch Series 2 cannot be completely untethered from the iPhones but it’s a good start. Other new features are an increase in speed when compared to the previous model as well as a much brighter screen.

Are there any notable omissions? Well, yes. The lack of a cellular chip to allow the Apple Watch Series 2 to be less reliant on the iPhone’s proximity is not there while neither is a front facing camera for easier FaceTime sessions.

Like the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch 2 is available for pre-order on the 9th of September and will be available for sale on the 16th of September, It is due to start retailing at £369 in the UK while the original will now be priced at £269 for the Sport Edition.

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