Today September 9, 2016 saw the launch of the much anticipated Apple Iphone 7 and 7 Plus. The phone’s 32 GB model which starts at 599 pounds in the UK for the 33 gigabyte model is about sixty pounds more expensive than the iphone six.

iphone7plus-iphone7-and-airpods-34l_pr-printSome of the more interesting features of the phone include:

  • Water and dust resistant
  • AirPods – wireless headphones (with a microphone) that have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear and only play then. W1 chip connects the AirPods to your other Apple devices. The batteries last for 5 hours and the AirPods come with a charging case that holds 24 hours of charge.
  • Stereo speakers
  • New camera has optical image stabilisation – 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture. 60% faster than previous iPhones. The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera; the 7 Plus has a dual lens camera (wide angle and telephoto).
  • iphone7plus-lineup-pb_pr-printIPhone 7 Plus: New ‘portrait’ effect on the camera to add depth of field to photos
  • Longer battery life: Apple says the 7’s battery will last two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus battery lasts one hour more than the 6 Plus.
  • Comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold
  • Headphones will connect via the Lightning port. A free set comes with with the phone, plus an adaptor for traditional 3.5mm jack headphones
  • A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Cost: Starts from £599
  • Key dates: ordering on Sept 9, shipping on Sept 16

Also launched was the Apple watch series 2. It goes for about £369 in the UK and here are its finest features:

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  • Waterproof down to 50 metres
  • 50% faster,
  • 2x brighter screen
  • Built-in GPS so you can run without your phone
  • Pokemon Go Apple Watch app
  • Option of buying it in ceramic (4x stronger than stainless steel) for £1,249
  • Starts at £369 for standard Apple Watch 2

The iPhone 7, 7 Plus version and Apple Watch Series is to be released in the UK on September 16 and iOS 10 will be available to download from September 13. Pre-orders for the  phone starts today

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Some of the features of the 7 plus includes:

  • Storage: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB
  • 5.5-inch display
  • Camera with two lenses that are both 12MP, one of which is a wide-angle lens and the other a telephoto one for 10X zoom
  • Front-facing 7MP camera
  • Touch sensitive home button with taptic feedback
  • Longer battery life
  • Stereo speakers with twice the volume
  • Five colours, including glossy black, matte black, rose gold, gold and silver
  • Water and dust resistant
  • All-new A10 Fusion chip that’s 40 per cent faster than the iPhone 6s
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack, instead it will shift with Lightning headphones and an adapter
  • Prices start at £719
  • Available from September