While Apple is widely expected to issue significant updates to its iPad Pro family, the firm today surprised with far subtler updates to the normal iPad and the iPhone.
Recent iPhone 7 Stories
The iPhone 7 is a small refinement over the iPhone 6s, with an improved camera, updated screen, new home button and of course, the lack of a headphone jack. Apple has typically done a good job at building quality hardware and it is time to take a closer look at this new device.
The new iPhone is here and I have had a couple hours to play with the new model that has several updates but also a few cutbacks as well.
Apple reported this week that its initial quantities of iPhone 7 Plus smartphones have already sold out, and that the new jet black version of the smaller iPhone 7 is likewise sold out. Other versions of the iPhone 7 will be available only in limited quantities at tomorrow's launch.
It pains me to admit this, but I've come to the conclusion that Apple was right to drop the headphone jack from the iPhone 7. And while there may be some short-term pain from this change, the firm's ability to push forward is both notable and---God help me---even admirable.
Today, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in what can only be described as the most-telegraphed Apple event of all time. And that's too bad, really: Apple rumors are a big deal for some reason, but it's astonishing that every single iPhone 7 feature was leaked previous to this event.