Apple shows waterproof iPhone 7 and 7 Plus without the headphone jack

Apple shows waterproof iPhone 7 and 7 Plus without the headphone jack

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Apple on Wednesday of its latest iPhone revealed. The iPhone 7 is very similar to its predecessor, but has a new type of camera that is waterproof and contains no headphones port.

For the first time Apple makes a smartphone without a headphone jack for 3.5 mm plugs. The smartphone can still connect to Bluetooth headphones or earbuds that are in the charge port fit.

Apple delivers the new iPhone earbuds that have the Lightning port can be inserted. Sit in every iPhone box a standard adapter that traditional koptelefoonstekkers into a Lightning plug. People with older headphones so will a dongle to use it.

Also Apple announced new wireless earbuds. That AirPods look the same as the current EarPod headphones, but then the two bands wireless. The AirPods go to 5 hours on one charge. The earbuds are charged in an included bewaardoosje and from the end of October is available starting at 179 euros.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have now for the first time, stereo speakers. Up to now, had iPhones on the bottom is always a mono-speaker. The new iPhones also now have on top of a second speaker.

Dual camera

Only the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera at the back, with two sensors 12 megapixel camera and two different lenses: the same wide angle lens as the normal iPhone 7, and a lens, which, by default, is zoomed in by 2x. This allows users on existing photos zoom in and even with less loss of quality with software zoom.

Video: The three biggest changes in the iPhone 7


Also can the camera thanks to a smart algorithm, the photos with depth-of-field of professional cameras to simulate. That function is however not yet ready and will later this year be rolled out.

The iPhone 7 has a slightly larger camera lens, which is still something out of the back of the device protrudes. Just like the current iPhone 6S also has the iPhone 7 a ‘normal’ single 12-megapixel camera.

Both models now have optical beeldstabilisering, a feature that was previously only in the Plus model was. Also have the devices, a smarter auto-focus, and the cameras thanks to their larger aperture of f1.8 better suited for photography in low light. The selfiecamera of both models is now a 7 megapixel version.

The screen size of the iPhone 7 remains the same at 4.7 inches, while the larger 7 Plus model has a screen size of 5.5 inches. Also the resolution of the screens remains the same, at 1334 by 750 pixels for the smaller variant and 1920 by 1080 pixels for the large version. The displays have a larger color range than previous iPhones.

Faster and more energy-efficient chip

The new iPhones run on the new A10 Fusion chip. For the first time, is the chip in an iPhone quad-core. As with recent Snapdragon chips in Android devices are two cores, two cores is slower. Those slow cores are used for lighter tasks, and ensuring energy savings and longer battery life. The chip determines continuously which cores need to be addressed.

Apple promises customers that now an iPhone 6S have a two hour longer battery life with the iPhone 7.

New touch sensitive home button

The home button now has just like the latest MacBooks, the technology Force Touch. Thus, they are touch sensitive, and they can have different types of feedback. This is a new type of vibration motor is used, which also includes different types of pulses can give that app developers can be set.

The new iPhones are also available in the colors silver, gold and rose gold. New are a matte black version and a version in mirrored jet black. Apple drops the 16 GB variant, and now offers models with 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB of storage space.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus from 16 september in the Netherlands. The iPhone 7 is available from 769 euro, and the iPhone 7 Plus from 909 euro. Only the versions with 128 GB, and 256 GB of storage are available in the new jet black version.

Apple Watch

The new Apple Watch ‘series 2’ has the same appearance as the current Apple Watch. Is the new Apple Watch, in contrast to the first model is now waterproof up to 50 meters. The new Apple Watch runs on a 50 per cent faster dual-core chip, and also the graphics capabilities 50 procenet become faster.

Video: Apple Watch series 2

So see the new Apple Watch look like

The screen of the second Apple Watch is 50 percent brighter than that of the first generation, and is with a maximum brightness of 1000 nits, the brightest screen ever in an Apple product. In addition, the device is just like the recently unveiled Samsung Gear S3 built-in GPS. Like the smartwatch is the new Apple Watch for most of the functions still depends on a link with an iPhone.

In addition to the current editions in aluminium and stainless steel, also comes a new model with a cabinet of ceramics. The glossy white cabinet according to Apple is two times stronger than steel. The gold edition, which for at least 11,000 euros was sold, seems out of the range to be gone.

Also, there is a special edition in cooperation with Nike, which four models, with perforated rubber bands focused on sports offers. The new Apple Watch is at the end of October at the shop from 439 euro. Also the current Apple Watch continues to purchase, and will have the same chip as the new model. That model costs will soon be 339 euros.

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