Tech giant Apple announced its new products, including the iPhone 7, iWatch Series 2 and new wireless headphones, AirPods, on Wednesday. Those plans start at $32.41 a month for the 32GB iPhone 7 and $36.58 a month for the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus, and they include AppleCare+, which is $129 on its own.
Apple killed the headphone jack with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but included a pair of Lightning-enabled EarPods and a headphone adapter in the box.
Apple is now taking pre-orders for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. There is also a new camera system that includes 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, with a digital zoom up to 5x; a FaceTime HD option; and optical image stabilization, among other features.
Audio: Most significantly, the new smartphones do not have headphone ports, but supposedly offer new stereo speakers with sound that is two times louder than the iPhone 6s. Instead, you're going to have to either use headphones that connect through Apple's W2 chip, use Bluetooth headphones, or use headphones that plug into the phone's Lightning cable.
A closeup view of the iPhone 7 Plus' dual cameras during an Apple media event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016.
According to Apple COO Jeff Williams, Apple Watch Series 2 has been "completely re-engineered", with a dual core processor that is 50% faster than before, a new GPU that can deliver twice the graphics performance, and built-in Global Positioning System. The dongle also supports remote control and mic support for Apple-built headphones.
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The Plus will now ship with optical image stabilization and a brighter f/1.8 lens that lets in 50% more light than the iPhone 6S Plus that sported only a f/2.2 lens.
The new watches will be water resistant up to 50 metres and are designed for swimming and surfing.
Again, at first glance, the display on both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S look nearly identical. With many consumers who purchased the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due for an upgrade, Apple may eke out single-digit gains in sales for the 7, Dawson said. The new devices will be available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions starting at Rs 60,000, while a new jet black finish will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB versions from Apple Authorised Resellers and select carriers.
RBC analyst Amit Daryanani said Apple margins could get a boost from the new iPhone, driven by sales of the more expensive iPhone 7 Plus model that has a comparatively richer feature set. The iPhone 7 will have a 12 MP sensor on the rear and a 7MP camera on the front, so selfies should be better than ever.
The Watch has bolstered up specs but there was no mention made of the battery life which already is a concern for many users of the current iteration of the device.