Yo, Siri! Five Things to Know About the iPhone 7

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Yo, Siri! Five Things to Know About the iPhone 7

Hint: It’s missing a headphone jack.

Published September 8, 2016

Tech heads have been waiting for years for Apple to unveil their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and the wait is officially over! On Wednesday in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cook spilled all the tea about their anticipated gadget. 

“It's the best iPhone that we have ever created,” Cook said. “It makes all the things you do every day so much better.”

Time will tell whether or not that’s true, but here are five of the phone’s best new features:

There’s no headphone jack: You read that right. Instead, the phone comes with Bluetooth wireless earphones that will fit into the phone's Lightning port, which is currently used for charging and data transfer, The Telegraph UK noted.

If you’re a photo fanatic, you’re gonna love it: Turn up on your pictures with dual lenses —both an f/1.8, 28mm wide-angle lens and a 56mm telephoto lens on the back, Wired noted. Not to mention, Apple wants you to take better selfies by adding in better sensors and a more advanced processor.

It’s water resistant: No more submerging your phone in rice for days to protect against water damage. The iPhone 7 has innovative hardware that allows the phone to withstand being submerged in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes. So go ahead and leave your umbrella at home.

It starts off with double the data: Instead of the measly 16 gigabytes, the iPhone 7 will start off with double the data at 32 gigs. So go ahead and download all the apps and updates!

Longer battery life: Tired of being in the red or having to bring your charger with you all the time? This model has the longest battery life of any past model, lasting on average two hours longer than the iPhone 6s and one hour longer than the 6s Plus.

If you have the coin (the price starts at a whopping $649), you can pre-order the iPhone 7 as early as September 9 or wait in line at stores on September 16. 

Written by Jazmine A. Ortiz

(Photo: Apple)


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