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Apple announces the water-resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Engadget Engadget 7/09/2016 Aaron Souppouris
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Apple accidentally introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, the latest iterations of its premium smartphone, via Twitter, before deleting the tweets. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus look remarkably similar to the phones they replace -- this is the smallest generational design shift in the iPhone's history -- but that's not to say nothing has changed.

The antenna bands on the back of the previous models have been made more discreet; they now hug the edges of the device. This repositioning has allowed Apple to squeeze in larger camera bumps on the back. For the first time in the iPhone's history, the new phones are "water-resistant," and have stereo speakers. And although they haven't said so yet, there's no headphone port to be seen

As hinted at by the larger bumps, the cameras for both models are new. The iPhone 7 Plus -- which is sporting that rumored "piano black" look in the render -- has a dual-camera setup that we'll learn more about soon. The iPhone 7 has a 12-megapixel "low-light loving" camera with optical image stabilization.

The new iPhones will be available on September 16th, with pre-orders set to open today. We'll have much more detail for you when Apple actually announces these things.

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