After months of leaks and speculation, Apple has finally announced the iPhone 7 – ironically, via its own Twitter account before it was unveiled at the actual keynote event (the tweet has since been deleted). We’re still waiting for more details, but the company has revealed quite a lot already.
(The tweet above was instantly deleted. Even funnier, Apple has deleted all of the account’s tweets.)
Much of it is as we expected. The antenna lines have been reshaped to curve around the top and bottom of the device. The camera hump has been smoothed a bit. The Plus model has two cameras, much like the Huawei P9 or Honor 8.
But there are also a few facts that hadn’t been confirmed: the iPhone 7 is waterproof, includes stereo speakers and has longer battery life.
There’s also a new glossy ‘Jet Black’ color, which looks wonderful, and much like the Mac
Trash Can Pro. I personally find the new antenna lines to be even more gaudy than the old ones, so thankfully the Piano Black color hides them with the new sheen.
One other difference: the home button doesn’t click in anymore, and This should help the phone’s longevity, but people
Apple says the dual-camera system is used to provide 2X optical zoom, which means it isn’t simply cropping the image like the zoom function on almost every smartphone.
The device will be launch starting September 16.
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