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Apple unveils iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with dual camera and new headphones

Apple on Wednesday (September 7, 2016) finally announced the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which are dubbed by the company as the best and most advanced iPhone ever.

The tech company said that both the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch 7 Plus will be packed with unique innovations like advanced camera systems, more power and performance, immersive stereo speakers, wide color system, and water and dust resistance.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience.

One of the most marketable features of the new iPhone models is the camera. Both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sport a 12-megapixel wide angle camera with optical image stabilization and larger f/1.8 aperture. The more high-end 7 Plus model adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, making it an iPhone with dual camera system.

Apple is also giving potential buyers the ability to upgrade the cameras of 7 Plus with the release of the new technology that will create effects for captured photos like blurring the background of an image.

In terms of power, Apple said that both models feature the A10 Fusion chip, which will extend battery life of iPhone through improved power efficiencies. Apple claims that the new A10 chip makes the new models two times faster than iPhone 6.

Meanwhile, Apple confirmed that they have removed the universal 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, Lightning connector headphones and a Lightning-to-analogue adapter will be bundled with the new iPhone. The company is also releasing new wireless headphones called AirPods, which will become available in October for $170.

The home button of the new iPhone models has been tweaked as well with the addition of the similar pressure-sensitive technology that can found on MackBook models.

The iPhone 7 will come in four color options starting on September 16 at $649 for 32GB of storage while the 32GB variant of the iPhone 7 Plus will retail at $769. The jet-black models will be available in 128GB and 256GB versions.

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