Apple Special Event Wrap Up

Apple Special Event Wrap Up

Apple held a special event today in San Francisco. Everyone suspected the event would be used announce the next iPhone. Indeed it was, but there were a few more announcements as well. Here’s a quick recap. After a bunch of statistics and minor announcements, Apple CEO Tim Cook launched into the meat of the presentation. First and foremost, the Apple Watch has been updated. Dubbed the Apple Watch Series 2, the wearable device was completely redesigned. They start at $369 and go up from there. However, Apple will continue to sell the original Apple Watch, now called the Series 1, with $269 starting price. Additionally, watchOS 3 will arrive on September 13th.

Moving on to the most anticipated announcement, Apple unveiled the splash-resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The most notable improvement is a redesigned camera. It sports a new look but not a new price tag and, of course, increased performance. As many previous reports predicted, the headphone jack has disappeared (but a dongle is included for use with existing earbuds), and Apple unveiled new wireless headphones called AirPods (shown above). They’ll arrive in late October. Unfortunately, they’ll cost you an extra $159 as they are not included with the phone. Fortunately, iOS 10 will arrive on September 13th alongside watchOS 3.

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