Apple unveils iPhone 7, the 'most advanced iPhone ever'

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Apple has introduced the iPhone 7, its first water- and dust-resistant iPhone.

The iPhone 7 represents the "best, most advanced iPhone ever," according to Apple, and some of its features include:

  • New Camera Systems – The iPhone 7 offers a 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. Also, the iPhone 7 Plus provides the same camera as the iPhone 7 as well as a 12-megapixel telephoto camera.
  • Increased Performance and Battery Life – The iPhone 7 is powered by the Apple A10 Fusion chip, which delivers "more time between charges with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone," Apple noted.
  • New AirPods – The iPhone 7 includes AirPods, Apple's new wireless headphones. In fact, the device lacks a headphone jack and comes with a headphone jack connector that enables users to leverage other headphones.

"iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made," Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said in a prepared statement.

Apple said the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 25 countries starting September 16.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 announcement generated widespread interest from mobile developers and consumers.

Conversely, many had concerns about the iPhone 7's lack of a headphone jack.

And even though the iPhone 7 impressed many mobile developers and consumers, some questioned the device's water-resistance capabilities.