Have you met the new, show-stopping iPhones?
During the Apple keynote a few hours ago, the tech giant announced the new iPhone 7, said to be the best, most advanced iPhone ever. The company also launched the Apple Watch Series 2 and a set of wireless headphones called AirPods.
Why the need for wireless headphones, you ask? You’ll find out in a bit.
“We have created a product that it the most deliberate evolution of our original founding design.” – Apple’s Chief Design Officer Jony Ive.
Just like its predecessor, the new iPhone 7 is just as sleek, and it comes in 2 sizes: a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch model (aka the iPhone 7 Plus).
One of the major upgrades include a better camera with a “dual lens” system on the iPhone 7 Plus that allows for improved long-range photos. According to Apple, the new camera, said to be 60% faster than previous iPhones, has optical image stabilisation and a 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture.
The other major upgrade is the long-rumoured removal of the traditional headphone jack. Apple said that removing the 3.5mm headphone socket frees up room for other parts. In its place are EarPods that can connect through the phone’s Lightning connector, the AirPods, and a 3.5mm headphone jack adapter that allows you to use headphones.
Both iPhones also boast long battery life, something that Apple claimed to be the best battery life ever in an iPhone. The enhanced iPhone 7 battery will last up to 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6.
Other key features include:
- Immersive stereo speakers
- Water-and-dust resistant
- Colours: Jetblack (glossy), black (matte), gold, silver, rose gold
- Redesigned pressure-sensitive home button
- A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
- Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Price: From USD649
- Orders: 9th Sept (selected territories)
- Shipping: 16th Sept (selected territories)
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be released in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands, and the US on 16th September (Friday).
On 23rd September (Friday), the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in Andorra, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
India will get the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on 7th October (Friday).
No word yet on when Malaysia will get the new phones, but we’ll update this post with more details as soon as we have more information.