iPhone 7 announced: no more analog headphone jack, but Super Mario coming soon
Apple debuted the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 today at the company's annual San Fransisco keynote address. With it comes a bunch of new features including a redesigned home button, stereo speakers, a water-resistant shell, and what they're calling their best-ever camera featuring a f/1.8 lens and 12 megapixel sensor. The larger iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera lens allowing for "true 2x optical zoom."
One new feature some people aren't so happy about: iPhone 7 does away with the analog headphone jack, with new Earpods plugging in through the Lightning Connector. Wireless $159 "Airpods" are also on the way. An adaptor which will connect a 3.5mm "mini jack" to the Lightning port will come with iPhone 7s, though. At least for now. The iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 will be available September 16.
Also at today's Apple keynote address, they welcomed Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto to the stage to announce that Nintendo would release its first true smartphone game, Super Mario Run, which will be exclusive to Apple. Despite the "Run" in the name, it seems to be a lot like the old Super Mario Bros games, with coins, jumping, pipes, etc. It's "coming soon" -- you can sign up in the App Store now -- and you can watch a video of gameplay below.
Sia also performed at the event: