We’re just minutes away from the unveiling of the next iteration of the iPhone at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event starts at 10:30 PM(IST) or 10:00 AM(PST), where Tim Cook should soon take the stage to clear all our doubts about the iPhone 7.
Rumors of a missing headphone jack, and a dual camera setup have been circling the interwebs for quite sometime now. Today, these were joined by the reported removal of the Home button! Ah, who knows, what Apple is thinking?
Apple, though, keeps things simple and minimalistic, but has the tendency to have a surprise or two up its sleeve. And these surprises, maybe the next generation of Macbook Pros or iPads, are what have gotten me hyped up even more. It would also be surprising to see Cook drop some juicy tidbits about the complete design overhaul of next iPhone.
We’d love for you to join us and catch minute-by-minute updates from Apple’s iPhone launch event, right here on The Tech Portal. But, if you’d love to see Tim Cook live, you can also watch the livestream along with us.
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In addition to upgrading the iPhone lineup, Apple has also renewed the previous iterations of the iPhone with increased storage.
Tim Cook is thanking all employees and audience members for their support. This is a wrap on the live coverage of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement.
The iPhone 7 starts at just $649, while the iPhone 7 Plus will start at $769. Pre-orders start on September 9, and shipping starts one week later.
With these iPhones, Apple has doubled all onboard storage, i.e you now have a 32GB, 128GB and a 256GB variant.
Let’s recap the features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while we see the demo video.
Battery performance stats for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
You can see it for yourself:
Console level graphics on the iPhone with this new GPU : Schiller
Better battery optimisation with a new big.LITTLE configuration
iPhone7 GPU is 240x times faster than the first iPhone.
In a gyst, the A10 fusion has a four-core CPU: two high-performance CPU cores both of whom are 40% faster than than A9 on iPhone 6S and two “high efficiency” cores that run at 1/5th the power to save battery life.
iPhone 7 has a new chip, the A10 fusion
Finally, we are talking about performance on iPhone7
Beats will be launching the Beats Solo3 wireless over-ear headphones, a new “affordable” BeatsX line and the Powerbeats3 in-ear headphones.
Sync is being done using iCloud. easy 1 step connection
double tap airpods to bring up Siri. A single button to seamlessly connect all devices. Thank GOD ! No more multiple pairing.
the chip lets you easily switch between Apple devices.
The airpods recognise the vibrations of your jaw for noise cancellation
Apple has a W1 chip designed to produce highly efficient sound
Airpods have infrared sensors which will recognise when you have them plugged in and when not.
Apple Airpods : The newest apple product to join the family. Apple is trying its best to tell you that they are the ones bringing a revolution in wireless headphones technology.
There some big announcement coming up, which combines Audio and Wifi
As rumoured, They’ll also include a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box
Earpods connect via Lightning. JBL has debuted new lightning headphones. Apple says, 900 millions lightening connections, hence it is justifiable to bring in lightning connected earpods
CONFIRMATION : Headphone jack is gone
Earpods now being talked about.
2 speakers for iPhone7. both stereo. one at top, other at bottom.
Instagram’s head of Design, Ian Spalter, is on stage, talking about more camera stuff of the iPhone.
25% Retina HD display
Live ‘bokeh’ preview in Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus.
There’s a portrait mode, which will use the bokeh feature. Apple is using its Machine Learning tech which will automatically blur the background.
This is really amazing. DSLR like photography with your phone.
iPhone7 Plus uses two lens to create DSLR/professional camera like quality, specially with bokeh — shallow depth of field, or that “blur” you get behind someone when you take their picture with a professional camera
The telephoto lens allows you to zoom till 10x and the same features have been integrated in the Camera software as well. You will now be able to capture crisp images at 10x.
This two camera system however, isn’t new. LG G5 had something similar
The iPhone 7 Plus, has a plus 1 in terms of the rear camera.
Optical Zoom till 2x. Digital zoom of course, till 10x
iPhone7 Plus has two 12 MP cameras. One has a wide angle lens, while the other is a telephoto lens.
Here’s a snapshot of all features on the iPhone 7 rear camera
You can capture RAW photos using the iPhone 7 rear camera, and edit it as you wish.
The best camera we’ve ever made for an iPhone : Schiller
7 MP selfie camera for Facetime HD (upgrade from 5MP)
Here’s what professional; photographers have to say about iPhone 7’s camera.
Samples are good, very bright and detailed. However, lets wait for a review before we judge this thing awesome
Schiller says, iPhone camera is performing 100 billion operations !
There is quad LED true tone flash which lets in 60% more light. There’s tone mapping too.
It also has Flicker detection sensor to adjust the exposure based on the flickering of artificial light
Apple’s self developed image processor which identifies objects in the shot you take
sensors are now 60% faster
f1.8 aperture lens, lets 50% more light in
The new iPhone7 Camera has OIS (Optical Image stabilisation)
IP67 standard water resistance
Apple has redesigned the ‘Home Button’ to include Force touch sensitivity into the small button. It is now more tactile.
iPhone7 is water and dust resistant.
Taptic Engine can be used by third party apps as well.
As rumored, the home button here is similar to the Force Touch trackpad on the Mac. It’s force-sensitive and unmoving. It, too, has a vibrating “Taptic” engine to give you feedback meant to simulate an actual button press.
We’re currently discussing the aesthetics of the iPhone 7, and it will be available in two news colors i.e Glossy Jet Black, and just Black. We still have the silver, gold and rosepink colors.
ICYMI : Apple devised a whole new manufacturing process to build this masterpiece of a smartphone
The presentation is divided into 10 parts.
This is the best iPhone we’ve ever made — Phil Schiller
The demo video also confirms the non-existence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 7 is soooo thin..
We’re currently seeing an iPhone7 demo voice-overred by the Jony Ive himself
Dual cameras are there on the iPhone 7, all rumors were in fact true.
Cook says that over 100 hardware innovations powered by HomeKit are hitting the market by end of this year.
Cook talks about various apps, inclusion of Machine Learning and the way Homekit has been a “huge revolution” in home automation
We’re again discussing trivia about new software, i.e iOS 10.
Cook talks about iOS 10. He talks about the launch. You can get a full recap on our website.
Tim Cooks boasts about the recent billion iPhone milestone, on stage.
All Apple Watch 2 models will all start at $369. Pre-order begins September 9, WatchOS 3 goes live on the 13th.
Apple Watch done. iPhone next. Cook has taken over.
Apple Watch Series 2 for $369. Older Apple Watch is now Apple Watch Series 1 with upgraded dual core processor.
The Apple Watch Nike+ is available in four colors.
In addition to this, you’re also invited to run alongside people from all around the world
This is called ‘Just Do It Sunday’.
This is the stunning Nike+
You can simply ask Siri to start the run, and the app gives you workout information at a glance, to prevent distraction.
This Nike addition has added software as well. You can start a run almost immediately.
Apple Watch NIKE+
Nike president Trevor Edwards on stage. And P.S. Tim Cook has been a board of directors’ member at Nike. So….YEAH !
Nike is partnering with Apple to bring us a special edition. It’s a Nike-designed band paired with an aluminum case.
All about Apple Watch Series 2 :
Williams says it is 4 times stronger than STAINLESS STEEL
APPLE WATCH SERIES 2 COMES IN CERAMIC MATERIAL
Williams back on stage to discuss more hardware.
You will also be able to see trivia and information about the hiking trail you’re visiting.
Catmur says this is the first Apple Watch hiking app using GPS
In this demo, we’re seeing turn-by-turn hiking directions, as well as route progress. You’ll also get a warning if you stray too far off the trail.
First hiking app on Apple Watch, ViewRanger.
To a HUGE ROAR, Apple has introduced built-in GPS
Apple Watch Series 2 ships with the brightest display Apple has ever shipped in a product.
2nd gen processor which is DUAL CORE.
This is revolutionary ! Apple analysed 700 swimmers with differnet body types and used blood sample for lactic acid samples, to give you the most accurate calorie count !
For Series 2, a redesigned speaker has been built in. After your workout, the speaker itself will let the water out.
Watch Series 2 is “swim proof“, meaning it is water resistant for upto 50 metres deep.
The Apple Watch 1 was splash proof, but the Apple Watch 2 is swin proof.
Watch Series 2 is the name !
Next-gen Watch is being launched, demo goes on.
This will be your new workout companion, and will be available by end of this year!! Isn’t that just exciting!?? pokemongo
PokemonGO on Watch will ship by the end of this year.
Keep track of your pokemongo progress :
The main screen shows you your level, and when you start walking you are greeted with PokeStops and new Pokemon on the way.
You can watch how far you have to walk for those eggs. At a glance, you can see which Pokemons are nearby. You can take out your iPhone to catch those which you find.
We’re now getting a demo of Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch!
PokemonGO is coming to AppleWatch !
Okay, this is surprising. Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has now taken the stage. He says that the game has been downloaded 500 million times, and users have walked 4.6 billion miles till date.
Jeff talks about various third-party apps launched on WatchOS
Jeff talks about various new apps which have been gradually launched for Apple Watch. Emergency contacting app and others.
We know everything about WatchOS 3 very well, just show us the Watch 2 nowwww!!!
Jeff Williams has now taken the stage to talk about the Apple Watch and WatchOS 3 features, in-depth!
More watchos and applewatch Trivia
Apple Watch is the second most selling smartwatch, along with the top spot in customer satisfaction.
Apple Watch is being announced. Cook talks about what Watch has been doing and the sales and revenues it has brought in for Apple.
Tim Cook is back on stage, and we’re now talking about new products starting with the ‘Apple Watch’
Susan Prescott further demoes Real time collaboration in iWork. “It is going to change the way you interact with your colleagues”
iWork introduces Real-time collaboration (finally!!)
Susan is now on stage to discuss about iWork, which comprises of Keynote, Word or Spreadsheets.
iWork — productivity tools for teachers and enterprise orgs
Apple’s latest program is ‘Everyone Can Code’ that teaches students kids how to code using Swift Playground.
Tim Cook says that all the 144 ConnectED schools will be up and running. Donating MAcs to 4,500 teachers and iPads to 50,000 students.
Minamoto San is off stage, and Tim Cook is back on.
This is Nintendo embracing the mobile gaming platform, after Pokemon Go’s wild success.
The game will be available at a fixed price, with no in-app purchases.
Toad Rally will allow you to play against other users, and your aim is to collect coins and impress toads that appear on the screen from time to time
You can play one handed, and you have a new battle mode called ‘Toad Rally’
Mario Super Runner on the iOS will be an endless runner game, and the goal remains simple i.e collect all coins and reach the flagpole before time runs out.
Mario is running towards its next goal, the iPhone.
Nintendo — Super Mario is coming to iOS
Gaming is the biggest & most popular category on app store, 500k games live now
106% YoY growth in app downloads, 2x more growth in revenue as compared to closest competitor(ahem, Google Play!)
“The momentum for apps in the App Store has never been greater” — Tim Cook
This was a brief update on Apple Music..next up App Store.
Apple Music was the first destination for great exclusive releases from Taylor Swift and many more
He is talking about Carpool Karaoke coming to AppleTV and Apple Music subscriber count
Tim Cook is now on stage, the iPhone is next up!!!
The two have now been joined by Grammy award winner Pharrell Williams
Carpool karaoke, One Republic, hilarious Siri replies and goofy Corden is up on the screen atm
The keynote has begun, and we see James Corden take Tim Cook to the keynote location
Fasten your seatbelts folks, the storm has been brewing for long and now its about to be unleashed…
The announcement has been made — ‘presentation will begin shortly’
There is, however, no certainty if we’ll have three iPhone models released today. The Plus with the dual camera module could be a no show(but we all want it )
The removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is almost certain, keynote deck screenshots suggest.
The livestream is now up, we have some Ty Dolla $ign – Blasé on the speakers
We’re still a good 15 minutes out from the start of the keynote event. Let’s discuss whats on your minds about today’s release. Comment your thoughts down below.
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