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Everything You Need to Know About Apple's iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Event

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September 08, 2016 · 5.6k Views

For those that did not tune into the Apple Event which took place yesterday morning at 10am via live streaming on, Apple announced some major changes that we’ve all been looking forward to. See the breakdown of the new Apple Watch, iOS 10 and iPhone 7 including base prices, pre-order and release dates below.

*All images from Apple Event live streaming or

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Super Mario Run

Release Date: December 2016
Platform: Apple iOS

First off, Super Mario Run will be coming to Apple iOS exclusively and to announce the official news was Shigeru Miyamoto, one of the most critically acclaimed game developer in the industry. “Super Mario Run” will be a brand new game featuring 3 different modes.


Super Mario Game Play (3 Modes)

  1. You can play the game in the normal 2 dimensional Super Mario levels and your goal would be to collect as many coins as possible within a specific time frame. Mario will be in auto-running mode and players can tap the screen to jump.

  2. In the second mode, there will be something called “Toad Rally” where you can compete against other player to see who collects the most coins.

  3. Finally, in the third mode, you can create your very own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins collected. This part was a little vague but I guess we’ll just have to find out for ourselves once the game launch later this year.


Apple Education Launches ConnectED

Apple introduce their ConnectED partnership and pledged $100 million of educational programs and technology to 114 schools across the country. In doing so, Apple will be giving away Macs and iPads to 4500 teachers and donating iPads to more than 50,000 students plus, introducing Apple TV in every classroom. You can follow Apple’s ConnectED journey here.

Apple will also be focusing on a program called “Everyone Can Code” which aims to help kids pick up the most widely used coding language via interactive learning tool. A big player of this learning tool is called Swift Playgrounds which involves fun puzzles, games and will pave the way for any beginners to coding in a fresh and exciting way.



Brand new to iWork is the ability to now collaborate with your team, classmates, friends or family in real-time. Apple displayed a demonstration of how real-time collaboration (public and private) works on Keynote and this featured will be available across all Apple products. This is something that already exists for those who frequently use Google Docs/Sheets/Powerpoint or Microsoft so it looks like Apple is finally catching up!


Apple iOS 10

Release Date: September 13, 2016

We wrote a previous article on the breakdown of new features coming to iOS 10, slated to be Apple’s biggest iOS release and you can find some live demonstrations of these new features in this article. If you’ve been keeping up to date with Apple’s latest operating system update, you’ll probably recognize a few of these new features. But here’s a breakdown of some amazing changes you can expect with the new iOS upgrade comings this month:

  • Ability to lift your iPhone to wake it.

  • Improved voice--Siri will now work with third-party apps so you can conveniently ask Siri to request an Uber ride or book a reservation on Yelp.

  • Major revamps to Apple Maps--Apple has refined Map’s design and functionality to be more efficient and accurate and will now support third-party apps.

  • Introduce new Home automation app called HomeKit where you’ll be able to use any iOS device to control things around the home remotely. For example, turn off the lights, see who’s at your front door, shut living room blinds, control door bells and garage doors and much more. Most home brands will support HomeKit, just look out for the “Works with Apple HomeKit” label.

  • Innovative additions to iMessage--you can now download additional features which will give you the ability to add things like stickers, drawing capabilities, message effects, message screen effects (i.e. fireworks in the background) and much more within your iMessage.


Apple Watch Series 2

Release Date: September 9 (Pre-Order), will be available September 16, Apple Watch Nike+ will be released later in October
Prices: from $369
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From left to right:

  • Apple Watch Series 1 from $269

  • Apple Watch Series 2 from $369

  • Apple Watch Nike + Series 2 from $369 (Nike Sport Band and exclusive Apple Nike+ access)

  • Apple Watch Hermès Series 2 from $1,149 (Hermès band)

  • Apple Watch Edition from $1,249 (new Ceramic casing)

They also announced that the Apple Watch has gotten a complete overhaul for Series 2. Series 1 was launched 18 months and has soared to the #2 best selling watch brand worldwide, behind only Rolex. It’s by far the #1 smart watch in the world today. Series 2 looks to be an even bigger phenomenon. The key features are an all new OS, built-in GPS that will now detect a wider range of activity and calorie burns, along with being fully waterproof up to 50 meters deep.


Pokemon Go Comes to Apple Watch

Pokemon Go is also coming to the watch, and the main features of the game are integrated to where you can fully play without having to stare at a cell phone screen the whole time. New to Pokemon Go for Apple Watch is the exciting ability to track your daily activities. You’ll be able to see how far you’ve walked/run, how many calories burned, total time played and you’ll be able to access the full summary when you finish your Pokemon Go hunting for the day.


Apple Watch Series 2 GPS Enabled

With GPS capabilities in series 2, Apple introduces The ViewRanger hiking app. This hiking app is the first of its kind, and lets you track your hiking progress with maps, stats, and information about the landmarks you come across.

Apple also introduced a brand new partnership with Nike, and together they are launching the Apple Watch Nike+. This watch is perfect for runners, and allows access to the full Nike+ community. It also features a perforated, stretchy, light breathable band.

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Not limited to tracking your running and walking activities, series 2, is swim proof with water resistancy of 50 meters and will also track your swimming workouts.

The display is now the brightest it has ever been, with a brightness level of 1000 nits (equivalent to 1000 candles) and the processor is 50% faster! The Apple Watch Series 2 is all about helping people live a more active and healthier lifestyle, while providing many new efficiencies along the way. There is little doubt that it will be one of the fast selling products of all time!



Apple iPhone 7

Release Date: September 9 (Pre-Order), available starting September 16 and a week later for select countries (see below)
Prices: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus starts at double the device storage (32GB)

  • iPhone 7 from $649
  • iPhone 7 Plus from $769

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Available for pre-order worldwide September 9, these select countries can purchase beginning September 16

Following countries will be able to purchase iPhone 7 and 7 Plus the following week after September 16

Finally, the much anticipated news about the latest iPhone! Here are the key breakdown of the top 10 features you'll be privvy to in the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

  1. Design - the latest iPhone will be available in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black finishes 

  2. Home Button - the multi-function home button gets the Taptic Engine which is a redesigned vibrating system (also in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) which will enable real-time feedback for all your home button functions including but not limited to: quick actions, messaging, notifications, ringtones. It will also be customizable.
  3. Water & Dust Resistant - the new iPhone 7 casing will protect your phone against spills, splashes and even dust. 
  4. New Camera(s) - by far one of the greatest update will be the iPhone 7's camera. The latest iPhone will have the newest camera featuring 12MP camera, optical image stabilization, 7MP FaceTime HD and front-facing camera, quad-LED true tone flash, ƒ/1.8 aperture and you'll be able to capture high-res video up to 4K.

    Demonstrating zoom up to 10x with improve clarity and stability on iPhone 7 Plus

    Exclusive to iPhone 7 Plus, the Plus will get 2 cameras and you'll be able to shoot wide angle photos and videos with improved digital zoom for up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.
  5. Retina HD Display - the newest iPhone will have a 25% brighter display and wider range of colors up to cinema standard and 3D touch. 

  6. Speakers - iPhone 7 will have stereo speakers with an increased dynamic range.

    Apple iPhone 7 stereo speakers
  7. EarPods - YES the iPhone 7 will not have a ear jack, it will instead be powered by Apple's Lightning but every iPhone 7 or 7 Plus will come with the traditional analog cable adapter so you don't have to worry about buying the adapter separately. 

    EarPod adapter will come with all iPhone 7 and 7 Plus purchases at no additional charge
  8. Faster LTE - iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will have LTE Advance which speeds up to 450Mbps for data downloads. That's over 50% faster than iPhone 6s and 3x faster than iPhone 6. 
  9. Apple + Sony's FeliCa Technology - Apple is now including FeliCa technology to introduce smartphone payment service to Japan. This also includes working with Japan infrastructure and they're developing a feature where you can track your transit payment and route. 

    Introducing tap-to-pay features for Japan
  10. Performance - Apple introduce the latest A10 Fusion Chip in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which works twice as fast as the iPhone 6 and the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. With the A10 Chip, users will get the fastest and most efficient performance. It'll be great enough to power game performance that was originally only done on traditional gaming console. 

    Live demo of gameplay in iPhone 7 

    Battery life for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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