Apple's iPhone 7 and Watch Series 2 still packed a few surprises despite months of speculation.
(CCM) — Apple has finally unveiled its much-awaited iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Watch. Its iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, unveiled yesterday, may be remembered in the future as the ones which first abandoned the traditional headphone socket. Users will be able to listen to music through either wired headphones that use Apple's proprietary Lightning connector, traditional headphones using an adapter that Apple is bundling with the iPhone 7, or Apple's new wireless Airpod earphones. Apple has a long history of dropping previously standard components from its products, including the floppy disk drive and the CD drive. Although few observers have welcomed the latest move, it is unlikely that it will harm sales in any significant way.
Apple has also introduced several other features in the iPhone 7, including a home button that can vibrate to provide the user with notifications and is sensitive to how firmly it is pressed. New features, which can also be found on rival Android devices, include a second lens on the rear of the phone that allows users to choose between wide-angle and zoomed-in pictures and waterproofing, which means that the handsets can be submerged in water over three feet deep for up to 30 minutes. At the same event, Apple also announced an update to its Watch. Both the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 will be available on Sept. 16.
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