Apple Announces iPhone 7 with Two Cameras and No Headphone Jack

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As expected, Apple announced the new iPhone 7 today at their press conference and, along with a number of other upgrades and new features, confirmed that the device will not have a headphone jack.

Like with every iPhone upgrade, the iPhone 7 will have an improved CPU, screen and battery life, as well as double the storage of the iPhone 6, upgrading to 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models. It’ll also have stereo speakers, a first for an iPhone, as well as being the first water-resistant iPhone.

The two biggest announcements though concerned the headphone jack and the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus.

As reported, the iPhone 7 will not have the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, headphones will connect through the Lightning port, the same port used to charge the phone. Apple will also be releasing what it’s calling “AirPods,” earbuds that will connect to the iPhone wirelessly. The AirPods will have a five-hour battery life and be available sometime in late October for $159. You can read our pros and cons list for a headphone jack-less iPhone here.

Exclusive to the larger iPhone 7 Plus is a second camera on the back of the iPhone. This additional camera will be a telephoto lens, as opposed to the wide-angle lens that comes standard. The extra lens means the phone can do optical zooms, instead of digital zooms, allowing zoomed-in pictures to be of higher quality.

The iPhone 7 will come in silver, gold, rose gold, black and jet black for a price of $649. The iPhone 7 Plus will come in the same colors for $769.

IPhone 7 will launch with iOS 10, which will be available on other devices on Sept. 13. You can pre-order the iPhone 7 starting Sept. 9 and the phones will start shipping Sept. 16. Watch an overview for the iPhone 7 below.

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