Apple hosted another successful media event yesterday at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which saw the much awaited iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch, along with Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple AirPods. Contrary to the rumors that iPhone 7 would be disappointing, Apple iPhone 7 made all eyes gleam with the all black body, new wireless AirPods, and new Touch Force Home button.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage to announce the new product launches. Without any further delay, let’s talk about the Apple September 7 Special Event announcements you shouldn’t miss.
Apple Watch Series 2
- Next generation Apple Watch is called Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 2 is water resistant up to 50 meters
- It features built-in GPU, two times brighter display
- The new smartwatch has second generation S2 chip with dual-core processor and a new GPU that delivers up to two times greater graphics performance
- It comes with watchOS3 and offers new watch faces including Minnie Mouse, Activity, and Numerals
- A new white color option is added with Apple Watch Series 2. The smartwatch is made of ceramic, which is harder than aluminum and scratch resistant
- Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in stainless steel or aluminum cases from September 16 (in select countries). Pre-order window opens from September 9. The same will be available in India from October 7
- In partnership with Nike, Apple launched the Apple Watch Nike+. The watch is made specifically for athletes
- Just like Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Nike+ has built-in GPU, dual-core processor, Nike+ Run Club app, water resistance up to 50 meters.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- Apple launched the next generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a 4.7-inch Retina HD display and 5.5-inch Retina HD display respectively
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have a touch sensitive home button, which vibrates to give feedback
- Both the phones come with Apple’s latest iOS 10
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t have the 3.5mm headphone jack. Both the models come with EarPods with Lightning Connector and a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come with new A10 Fusion chipset, which is said to be the most powerful
- The smartphones include stereo speakers at both top and bottom
- iPhone 7 comes with 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera
- iPhone 7 Plus has two 12MP cameras at the back, one 12MP wide angle camera and the another 12MP telephoto camera. The dual camera setup offers 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom for photos.
- New iPhone 7 series is dust and water resistant.
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus accessories collection include leather and silicone cases in varied color options together with iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case and Lightning Docks.
- The phones are available in five colors – Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Jet Black, Matte Black finish, and will be available in India from October 7
Apple’s new wireless AirPods
- Apple AirPods are innovative wireless headphones
- Connects to Apple devices automatically and let users access Siri with just double tap
- The wireless AirPods is equipped with Apple W1 chip
- The ultra-low power chip delivers up to 5 hours of listening time on one single charge
- The new AirPods cost $159 in the US and will be available at Apple Store and apple.com from late October
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Other important announcements from Apple include
- Pokémon Go now coming to Apple Watch
- Apple iPhone 6s is the top-selling smartphone in the US
For detailed information about Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, its features, Apple Watch Series 2, and more, check our website. We will soon update you with the Apple Watch Series 2 price in India. Keep checking back.