Wednesday, September 7, 2016

iPhone 7 announced with water resistance and dual cameras

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 7 today. The new iPhone features a design that's very similar to last year's iPhone 6S (and the year prior's iPhone 6), with a rounded aluminum body. But what's entirely new is the phone's water resistance, which means you can get the iPhone 7 wet without worry. Also new is the long-rumored dual camera system, stereo speakers, and a darker black color scheme. And, as expected, the iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack, rendering countless 3.5mm headphones useless with the device.

The company says the new dual camera system allows for true 2x optical zoom. Apple also says that the new device has improved battery life compared to its predecessors.

Apple says the new phone will be available for purchase on September 16th, though preorders start today, so you won't have to place an order in the middle of the night as in years past. The device was revealed by Apple's Twitter account ahead of being announced on stage, a rare blunder for an Apple product launch.

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