Apple unleashes iPhone 7—and more

Inquirer Libre - Davao - - FEATURES - By Marlet D. Salazar

SUPER Mario and Snorlax might have upstaged iPhone 7 a bit at the recent Apple event held in San Francisco, Sept. 7 (Sept. 8 in Manila). While many of the “rumors” proved to be true, Apple threw in some surprises with partnerships and software upgrades. However, it cannot be denied that iPhone was the star of the show and the much-anticipated from the slew of products the technology giant launched.

The new iPhone comes in premium-looking jet black and black in matte finish. iPhone 7 and Plus are dust- and water-resistant. The reception on the new wireless earpiece Airpods is mixed. It looks cool but coming into grips without the headphone jacks may take a while. The Airpods is sold separately.

The latest iPhone iteration has a bigger display and three cameras total (including a 12megapixel telephoto lens). The “leak” of wide-angle lens and telephoto lens were true---but only on the iPhone 7 Plus. The camera has optical image stabilization and a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD front-facing camera.

The new iPhone will run on 64-bit, quad-core A10 Fusion processor, which was also launched at the Apple event.

iPhone users have prayed for increased battery life and Apple claims the latest models have “up to one hour longer than the 6S Plus.” The same sentiment goes for iPhone’s storage capacity. It has ditched the measly 16GB and iPhone now comes starting at 32GB ($649), 128 GB ($749), and 256GB ($849).

The tech giant proudly announced the Apple Watch Series 2 and revealed partnerships with brands like Nike and Hermes. It is also swim-proof up to 50 meters. It also has a built-in GPS that can be used for sports and playing “Pokemon Go.”

Japan’s Nintendo video games “Super Mario Run” and “Pokemon Go” will soon be available in the Apple Store.

Nintendo and Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto introduced the resurrection of Super Mario in “Super Mario Run.” The mobile game, which can be played on the iPhone still carries the classic stages that made the game so endearing and it can now be played on one-touch controls.

As if “Pokemon Go” hasn’t invaded the world yet, it will soon be available on the Apple Watch. The chances of catching pocket monsters when running outside are now higher.

Pre-orders begin Sept. 9 and units will ship out Sept. 16 in the United States.

‘THE BEST iPhone we have ever created,’ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, on the newly launched iPhone 7 and Plus (top).

APPLE Watch Series 2 is swim-proof.

THE MOST successful augmented-reality game ‘Pokemon Go’ is now on Apple Watch.

APPLE nixes the headphone jacks and replaces it with wireless Airpods (top); Air Fusion chip 10 makes the latest iPhone the most powerful ever (left).

‘SUPER Mario Run’ will soon be available at the App Store.

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