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Apple Announcements – 8th Sept – All About The iPhone 7

Apple this morning made some major announcements.

iPhone 7 – iPhone 7 Plus

  • Pre – Order – 9th Sept
  • Available – Sept 16th 

Sizes – 32GB , 128Gb , 256GB – thank goodness no more 16GB 

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Water and dust resistant – IP67 standard – great for those that drop their phone in the toilet 

The Camera

Camera – optical image stabilisation – 12MP lens – F1.8 to let in 50% more light combined with all new sensor and larger pixels means improved low light photography.Wide colour gamut – more accurate display of colours.

The iPhone has a 7mp front facing camera for improved selfies

The iPhone 7 Plus has 2 12 mp cameras ,  a Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture and a Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture with 10x zoom with depth of field photos for portrait photographers

The Screen 

Retina HD Display – 25% brighter than the iPhone 6

Sound – Say Goodbye to the headphone jack

The iPhone and iPhone 6 now has stereo speakers – one at bottom and top – twice the volume of the iPhone 6 and the headphone jack has gone as the lightning port can take both audio and video. Apple will provide an adaptor and additional adaptors can be purchased.Apple have said that removing the headphone jack is all about the space.

Battery Life

Longest battery life in an iPhone – Apple saying 2 more hours

AirPods – Available late Oct 

Wireless headphones that will connect to your device and yes they have a microphone with a battery life of 5 hours with the battery charger in the case..You will be able to use 1 or both and no pairing your iPhone will just know.

Speed 

The new iPhones come with the A10 fusion chip which is 40% quicker than the iPhone 6 and 120 times faster than the original iPhone – Graphics 50% faster than the A9

iOS 10

Will be available Sept 13th to download 

Should you buy it?

I have always had the opinion that you need a reason to upgrade and you see the real difference when you reach the 2 year limit so those that are on the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 5 it would be time to make the move.

It is also all about the camera which until I get mine I cannot personally comment but looks great from  the presentation.

I will of course be getting one and you can come and see me on iPhone launch day the 16th Sept at the Telstra Store Mt Barker

Apple Watch 

The Apple Watch series 2 has been announced and will be available Sept 16th with pre orders Sept 9th.

The Apple Watch series 2 has built-in GPS and is water resistant to 50 metres and water will be expelled via the speaker.

A new lightning-fast dual-core processor with a display that’s twice as bright as before.

For runners there is now a partnership with Nike to inspire you to run.

 

 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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