Apples annual iPhone event has completed and it’s official the iPhone 7 and 7 plus have both been announced along with a new Apple watch. In this video I will recap the highlights of the event and share with you everything you need to know, stay tuned.
Ok first things first, the iPhones have gained another color to the line up and this time a beautiful new jet black. One note of caution, Apple is recommending you get a case if you get the new jet black finish saying that it will scratch easily and we wouldn’t want that to happen. Take that for what it’s worth.
I’m actually very impressed with this year’s event. Apple seems to have really gone above and beyond by adding a bunch of capabilities to the iPhone 7 that I didn’t expect them to actually pull through. It seems that many rumors became true this time.
Let’s start off with something that I thought was kind of interesting to beginning Apple announced some updates to the App Store and Mario is coming to iOS so if you’re a fan of Nintendo and there are going to be more games coming in the future.
Also, Pokemon Go for the Apple watch so now, not only can you catch Pokemon on your iPhone, but you will be able to do it on your Apple watch as well.
They’re going to be some cool enhancements like when you are walking you can use your Apple watch to get alerts along with some other good stuff.
So none of this would be possible with an Apple Watch without improved internals and because Apple was very happy with sales of the first generation, they wanted to improve upon it where they could.
They have named this Apple Watch series 2.
It is now water resistant up to 50 meters, so swim proof is what Apple is actually calling it and you can actually use it in the water.
Apple made sure and tested it extensively. It has all the seals and waterproofing necessary to perform in the real world. The speakers are really neat, They eject water with a certain frequency.
So after a swim, the Apple watch emits a frequency that’s going to eject all of that water.
As for the rest of the Apple Watch 2 Hardware, there is the new S2 chip with dual core performance as well as a faster GPU as well this thing is going to be much better in animations.
There is a new display that is twice as bright as the current Apple watch with a thousand NITS. In fact, it’s the brightest display Apple has ever shipped on any product and will really help in those direct sunlight situations.
There’s also built-in GPS now so instead of cellular connectivity you can be able to track your workouts you can do a lot more without your iPhone.
So it’s less dependent on the iPhone
There’s also a new material ceramic which is 4 times harder than stainless steel. It comes in a really nice white look and of course some new Hermes bands.
So that’s Apple Watch series 2.
Now a cool thing about the first series Apple watch, they are sticking the same S2 dual core processor inside of it and keep the price point low at $269.
The new one starts at $369
There’s also going to be a Nike run exclusive version which has a some software tweaks and Special Band aimed at runners that is made of a stretchy material as well as being breathable.
So, in general, the Apple watch series 2 had some pretty awesome upgrades with my favorite being the water proof enhancements. No longer will you have to remove your watch just to go for a swim or maybe hop in a jacuzzi and , but now you will be able to track all the activity in the water.
Again the price will start at $369 and it’s going to be available to pre-order on Sept. 9th and available for retail purchase later this month on the Sept. 16th.
Apple did briefly cover iOS10, but did not reveal anything really new
Now onto the iPhone 7 with the new space black color except they’re calling it and jet-black.
It’s a polished version, they actually have a special process to get that finish.
It looks really really cool it’s like a new Mac Pro Tower very nice glossy black The antenna bands(which have been moved)blend seamlessly into the design as well as it blends with the display on the front.
This would be the Darth Vader/MiB phone of choice.
There is also a matte black version, as well as the usual colors
So apple had 10 key points that the iPhone 7 will ship with and the first one was design
Next is the home button which now will have a 3D touch capable home button with an upgraded taptic engine. So now you will be able to simulate a press without actually needing to have a physical home button.
Next up is IP67 water-resistant so this means you will no longer need a case while jumping into a pool or using it in the shower, which is pretty awesome. The big surprise was that this does have a dust resistance. That’s what the 6 in the IP67 means it’s protected against dust and the rating is up to 1 meter for 30 minutes underwater.
So not quite at the Apple Watch series 2 level, but awesome even so.
Now, the camera has some pretty significant updates to it, with a huge focus of the iPhone seven, is on low light photography being able to capture images better in low-light so it’s got Optical image stabilization on the standard 4.7 inch model as predicted there’s a wider aperture for capturing light better, especially in low light areas. A 6 element lens and an improved signal image processor are much better as well. Now you’re getting 60% better Improvement and a 30% reduction in power usage and just as predicted the flash unit is now a Quad LED for a 50% brighter Flash and has a cool new feature called flicker detection so if there’s a light source it’s flickering it’s going to compensate for its which will make your pictures appear better.
Apple gave us a demo of the photography so we got some images and high-quality that looked great and made it picks up light especially in dark environments very well, which is always a complaint with iPhones is that low light versus the S7 they just cannot compete.
Now with that wider aperture, it’s going to be much better. Also, the actual pixel sizes on the camera sensor are larger so you’ll be able to pick up color a little bit better.
The front facing camera got a huge upgrade as well with 7 megapixels along with now having stabilization and a better pixel Tech and even wider color capture so better FaceTime photos.
So even on the smaller iPhone 7 model you’re still getting a lot of innovation with your camera
The larger Plus model while this thing is quite impressive with 2 lenses one being a wide angle and one being a telephoto so those combined will allow you to get optical zoom. Optical zoom is only 2x though so beyond that there is a software feature that is reportedly much better than standard digital Zoom sees all of the go from 2 to 8 on the software side but no word on whether or not we’ll be able to change the resolution within the app though it’s about time Apple.
There’s a new feature they did demo on stage many will find pretty cool. Its a new depth of field map software will process a photo and allow me to add bokeh to a photo without necessarily needing a crazy camera for it there’s a new portrait mode which allowed to get photos just like this off of your iPhone that is so cool This will not come immediately after release, instead it’s going to come in a software update later on in the year.
Next was the display which is going to be 25% brighter now and it supports a wide array of colors so that’s P3 color gamut that you may have heard others speaking about.
Apple upgraded the speakers as well as expected one of them on the bottom is fake the other speaker stereo speaker is in the actual headset speaker on the front of the display which will allow for a wider sound it’s going to be more immersive.
Apple did talk about why they’re going Wireless and getting rid of the headphone jack, saying it’s an old tech and they wanted to make room in the iPhone for a future technology and space comes at a cost in such a small little designs so they wanted to Go Wireless and with a new air pods they were able to achieve that they’re actually pretty damn impressive 5 hours of battery life from each one they can be used simultaneously or individually they have a new W1 processor which is a custom Bluetooth chip ,infrared sensors so they know when in your ear and accelerometers.
The way you actually set the airpods up is pretty cool. You just open the case and put it right next to the iPhone and will begin to set up immediately, no software controls nothing like that that is very and there’s a seamless experience between all of your devices.
The amount of technology Apple shoved into these little headphones are impressive, absolutely jam-packed with sensors.
But, these things are small and can you imagine how easy it will be to lose these
24 hours of battery life using the actual case and you able to charge that with a lightning cable Apple did upgrade the rest of the Beats line up with the new W1 ship as well for seamless integration with all your devices now the Beats Solo 3 the future 40 hours of battery life.
Point number 9 was specific iPhones in Japan for their version of Apple pay, Felica I believe is how you say it, is going to be available later in October so hard word exclusive just for Japan.
And finally we get to Performance this one is very very impressive so the Apple A10 chip is now quad-core we are getting two processors that are based on efficiency and two on high performance, in general, a hundred twenty times more powerful than the very first iPhone. So 2 of these cores are going to run at a very slow pace at 1/5 of the total power the rest can be very high performance so whatever you need them there’s a special software that will determine which applications and need which side of the processor to run on.
Graphical performance is 50% improved while only need two-thirds of the power of the A9 shape to run at the same paste 240 times faster than the original iPhone. Wow, how far advanced they have come.
They did give some demos of what that raw power can do and of course, they did this with some games. One game was very impressive as the mobile version contained 90% of the desktop version and played with no issue but of course with the gaming console, the quality was thrown around as well as it is every single year.
Battery life so we know that the batteries are larger in actual capacity and the ratings are better as well.
So this is the longest lasting battery ever on an iPhone on the iPhone 7 you’re going to get about 2 hours over the 6s And on the plus you get an hour over the 6s plus.
So these are the iPhones this is what they can do mainly the color is the biggest change and the cameras besides that little refinement everywhere else and performance is a really big one as well, but again I got to say pretty impressed.
I like this release this is a very good one more than I thought the iPhone 7 would be so early on in the rumors it wasn’t as big of a deal but now that it’s out this thing is going to be killer it’s going to outperform every smartphone on the market as Apple has said it’s got the best camera on the market.
This could possibly be the best smartphone you can buy.
So what can we actually get its pre-orders beginning this Friday at Midnight PST(3 AM EST).
Prices stay the same of the iPhone 7 starting at $649
Apple did make a little joke saying they were going to start at 16 gigabytes, but they’re actually going to 32, 128 and 256 so very good pricing
the 6S gets bumped down to middle class and of course, the iPhone upgrade program is still in full effect
The actual getting your hands on release date will be on September 16th.
iOS10 will drop on September 13th we should be seeing a GM here any moment and the Airpods later in October right now
So that’s my quick overview of Apples 2016 iPhone/Watch event with the iPhone 7 7 + and Apple watch.
Will you be getting the new Watch or iPhone? What is your favorite new feature? Let me know what you think Down Below in the comments I would love to hear from you.