All you need to know about the Apple’s 2016 new releases
Apple usually unveils its new generation of devices in an annual event in September and it was the same this year as well. In a press conference that took place in San Francisco, a new generation of Apple devices were revealed starting from the most anticipated iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to new AirPods and Apple Watches. Here we are going to discuss about all the new gadgets that Apple released this year.
While the iPhone 7 comes with a lot of surprises, the design is not one of these surprises. It’s the same old design and it might be difficult for some people to find difference between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S. The new features
won’t surprise you either if you were following the rumor mill. For those who don’t know much about the new iPhone 7, it doesn’t include a headphone jack, is water and dust proof and comes with an improved camera. There are no changes megapixel-wise but now it includes Optical Image Stabilizer which was an exclusive to only iPhone 6S Plus earlier and was not a feature of the normal version. The earbuds included with the phone can be connected using the lightning port and there is a headphone adapter included as well. Other notable features include more RAM, new quad-core A10 Fusion processor, stereo speakers and improved battery life. There is a change in the storage size as well and now it starts from 32GB instead of 16GB and you get it in the same price as the 16GB iPhone 6S.
Usually the Plus version doesn’t fall far from the normal version but it’s slightly different this time. The iPhone 7 Plus packs a dual 12-megapixel camera. One of the camera is the same wide-angle one that’s a part of the iPhone 7 as
well. However, the other one is a telephoto camera which offers high quality zoom, 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom. It’s also easy to separate from the iPhone 6S Plus thanks to the dual camera on the back. Once the smartphone is here it will definitely give the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge a run for it’s money. Both the phones now pack an improved four-LED True Tone flash. There is an improvement in the front camera as well and now it’s a 7-megapixel one. There are also two new colors to look forward to: Matte Black and Jet Black. The Jet Black version is not available in 32GB and will be available from November instead of September. If you were a fan of that Space Grey color, these new phones won’t be available in Space Grey.
To make sure Apple users don’t feel bad about that missing 3.5mm headphone jack, the company revealed new wireless earbuds titled as AirPods. These earbuds come with simple one-tap setup process and all you have to do is take them out and put them in your ears after that one time setup process and you will be connected automatically. There is a custom-designed chip specifically created for these earbuds called the Apple W1 Chip. Some of the recently released Beats earbuds are also packing these chips which are designed to offer smooth wireless connection and great sound. It can also detect when you put it in and out of your ears and activates or turns off automatically. After a full charge, the AirPods can give up to 5 hours of battery life and the case can also hold additional charge which can make the AirPods last up to 24 hours. These AirPods can be used with non-Apple devices as well but most of the additional features won’t work. Currently these AirPods are compatible with watchOS 3, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. This new wireless earbuds won’t be included with the new phones or the watch and costs about 600 AED.
Apple Watch Series 2
Just like the new iPhones, there is not much to look forward to here as well if you compare the designs with the first generation. However, an invisible change in design is its water resistance. Users also get built-in GPS which means they can keep their phone at home and still get all the workout measurements properly. Third party health apps are
also supported and there will be some improvement in the new watchOS 3. There will be a luxury Hermés edition and a new special Nike watch edition introduced as well. As usual there is no change in price tag and the pricing starts from 1400 AED.
There is a great news for Pokémon Go players as well who owns an Apple Watch. A new Pokémon Go Watch app will be released for the Apple Watch which will help players to keep track of their Poke eggs, if there is any Pokéstop or Pokémon nearby. For those who are planning to stick to their old iOS devices, there is something new for them as well. New and improved operating systems, iOS 10 and watchOS 3 will be released this September, 2016. You can also think about getting old generation iPhones and Apple Watch as those devices will get a price cut.