Apple Reveals iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus with Wide Color Gamut Support, Prices Start at $649

Posted Wed Sep 7, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT by
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The latest iPhone models have been detailed.  

Apple has unveiled the newest additions to its iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 and IPhone 7 Plus offer updated designs, new features, and improved performance over previous models.

"iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone."

The iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with wide color gamut support. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus features a 5.5-inch Retina HD display with wide color gamut support. Under the hood, both models are powered by the company's new A10 Fusion 64-bit, four-core CPU. Likewise, both smartphones include new, refined designs with water and dust resistant (IP67 protection standard) enclosures. An updated solid-state Home Button is included as well, offering new taptic feedback. Stereo speakers with increased volume and dynamic range are also integrated. 

In addition, the iPhone 7 features a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera with wide color gamut support. Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 Plus also adds in an extra 12MP telephoto rear camera, offering 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, along with a new depth of field effect via a future free update. Both models also include EarPods with Lightning connector and a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. Likewise, Apple also announced new wireless AirPods which can be purchased separately for $159.

The Apple iPhone 7 will start at $649 and the iPhone 7 Plus will start at $769. Pre-orders will begin on September 9 and shipments are expected for September 16. Models will be available in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB sizes in jet black, black, gold, silver, and rose gold.

Source: Apple

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