It’s that special time of the year, Apple’s annual iPhone 7 event. As a former Apple employee myself and a fan boy of the products and services, I am excited to give my recap/review of this year’s event!
If you haven’t watched the stream yourself during work, like we all did. Here is a brief recap of what happened during the iPhone 7 event:
(All images taken from our friends over at MacRumors)
Super Mario Run
Finally! We get to plat a Nintendo game on the iPhone. Miyamoto says the new iOS game will be called Super Mario Run and will be released during this holiday season. Nintendo was the first game system I ever played. It’s not only a great business decision, but it’s also nostalgic to play the game that laid the foundation in gaming.
Real-Time Collaboration on iWork
iWork now has real-time collaboration for collaborative editing. This includes the full iWork suite of iOS apps: Numbers, Pages, Keynote. It’s great to see Apple trying to compete with Google Apps. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of room to grow in this department, but Apple has it on their mind to make their software better.
Pokemon Go on Apple Watch
Pokémon GO has been downloaded over 500 million times around the world since launching in early July. Players/trainers have walked more than 4.6 billion kilometers combined. The app shows nearby Pokémon at a glance and taps you when you are near a Pokéstop. You can swipe Pokéstops directly on the Apple Watch to collect items. Hell yes! The addicting game is now coming to the Apple Watch. Time to “Catch Them All.”
Apple Watch: Series 2
Apple Watch Series 2 has a second-generation S2 system-on-a-chip with an up to 50% faster dual-core processor, an entirely new GPU that delivers up to 2x faster graphics performance. Apple Watch Series 2 has built-in GPS! GPS can provide a mapped route of your run. Developers can also take advantage of built-in GPS.
Nike Plus Apple Watch
Apple has partnered with Nike to introduce the Apple Watch Nike+ model. Perforated rubber band. Nike logo on bottom. Custom watch face. Aluminum. Apple Watch Series 2 will start at $369. Nike+ models will also start at $369.
- Re-engineered home button
- New Design
- Improved Camera Lens
- 12 MP Sensor
- Optical Image Stabilization
- 1.8 Aperture
- High speed sensor
- QUAD-LED True Tone Flash
- Apple-Designed ISP
No Headphone Jack, But That Wireless Though
Apple is removing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, but with the release of Apple Airpods allows the user with a seamless experience in audio.
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