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Ten Key Takeaways from the September 2016 Apple Event

September 8, 2016 | Shaun Bremner

On Wednesday 7th September, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Apple unveiled its latest range of devices. This included, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 2.

So, what’s new!?

1. No headphone jack

The iPhone 7 will now be shipped with a pair of Lightening EarPods, these connect through the charging port. Alternatively, wireless Apple AirPods are available at an extra cost. In the box there will also be an adaptor for your standard headphones.

2. Dust and Water Resistant

Water resistant up to 50m, encouraging you to take your Apple Watch swimming with you.

3. iPhone 7 Camera

The camera has been upgraded to a larger, single-lens 12MP rear sensor. With Raw support, 50% more light, 60% faster, 30% more power efficient. Also boasting a 7MP front camera, perfect for FaceTime.

The iPhone 7 Plus comes with an additional 12MP camera, one of which is a telephoto lens that can zoom 2X in high quality without using the software zoom.

4. New iPhone Colours

Apple has introduced two new colours for the iPhone 7, replacing the space grey. The new colours include jet black and matte black alongside the previous gold, silver and rose gold colours.

5. iPhone Home Button

The home button has been redesigned and is now a force pressure-sensitive button that has a new Taptic engine for feedback.

Users will feel unique vibrations through the home button making them aware of notifications for text messages and calls.

6. Battery Life

The two new iPhone models will have the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. An iPhone 7 lasts, on average, two hours longer than an iPhone 6s and an hour longer than iPhone 6s Plus.

7. Faster A10 Fusion Processor

The new iPhone models will be fitted with Apple’s A10 Fusion processors which has a 64-bit 4 core CPU.

This means it will be forty percent faster than the iPhone 6s. It also has a ramped up graphics performance which is also 40 percent more powerful than the previous models.

8. Apple Watch Series 2 GPS Chip

With a new in-built GPS chip you can now track your activity without your phone. Nike also made an appearance announcing a Nike-branded Apple watch, dedicated for those who specifically use their Apple Watch for fitness.

9. Waterproof Apple Watch

Water resistant down to 50 meters, meaning swimmers can now take their new Apple Watch Series 2 with them.

10. Design and Display

The series 2 watch features a new S2 dual-core processor, providing 50 percent better performance while also doubling the graphical performance of the Apple Watch.

The new Apple Watch also has double the brightness of the original Apple Watch, making it much easier to see in sunny conditions.

Again, some really exciting releases from Apple this year. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new devices!

Key Dates

iPhone 7

Pre-orders September 9

Release date September 16

Apple Watch 2

Pre-orders start September 9

Release date September 16

iOS 10

Downloadable from September 13

Read more about iOS 10 here.