Hey, remember when Apple announced the iPhone 7, and people were really excited about the bigger iPhone’s Portrait mode — aka the thing that allows you to lace close-up shots with creamy bokeh, like how an SLR camera would — only for them to find out the feature would be added later as a free software update?
IPhones, as Apple fans — even the most zealous ones — will tell you, have the unfortunate reputation of having a short battery life. And while the new iPhone 7 should last at least an hour longer than its immediate predecessor, Apple still thinks users could use a bit of help getting through a full work day.
We have it. Both of “it,” actually. Just like last year, the Apple iPhone 7 comes in two sizes, with the standard version coming in at 4.7 inches and the bigger and more expensive Plus model sporting a 5.5-inch display.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are only a few days removed from being in the hands of those who pre-ordered, or will be lucky enough to purchase it from a retail counter on launch day. A lot has been said about the missing headphone jack, the added waterproofing, and those twin cameras that peek out from the back of the bigger iPhone.
It may be iPhone day today, but there was another product that drew the spotlight during Apple’s heavily anticipated press event in San Francisco. No, we’re not referring to the $159 AirPods that resemble Bluetooth earpieces we wouldn’t be caught dead wearing (how dare you).
A lot has been said about the next Apple smartphone prior to today’s keynote address, and pundits have been divided over what the new phone has and what it lacks. Many even questioned whether Apple was still capable of redefining consumer technology, whether it could still move the needle like it did during its boom years.
Now it’s official: Apple will hold a press event on September 7th in San Francisco, where the consensus is that the American tech giant will unveil the iPhone 7 and the next Apple Watch. Previous reports suggest that the iPhone 7 will hit stores on September 16.