Tim Cook and Apple revealed the iPhone 7 and a new version of its Apple Watch. The new iPhone 7 has no headphone socket for stereo speakers, boasts longer batter life and new dual lens camera system. At the the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco Cook took part in a carpool karaoke with James Corden, singing along to One Republic before they were joined by Pharrell to give Cook some fashion advice.
A billion iPhones have been sold and now with new gloss black and black colors,faster A10 processor, wide angle and a telephoto lens, water and rustproof and a home button with force feedback the company hopes to sell even more.
The camera is the most exciting aspect with a new button in the software allows users to switch to a telephoto lens, and zoom in using a finger on screen up to 10x. It also creates a depth map of images, allowing people to easily keep subjects in focus. A new ‘portrait’ mode activates this, adding a ‘depth effect’ and a new 7mp front facing camera for selfies.
Apple Music has 17 million paid subscribers, and showed off a redesigned interface for it’s software.
The app store now has 140 billion downloads, and is growing at 106% year on year.
He also revealed that Nintendo will be bringing its Mario series to the iPhone.
Jeff Williams of Apple revealed the new version of the firm’s Watch, called series 2, priced at $369, while the original will remain on sale for $269.
The new version is swimproof and includes a built in GPS feature to track workouts. A new white ceramic colour, and a new version created with Nike aimed at runners is also here.
No price was given for the new i-Phone.