New Apple iPhone 7 Unveiled

Publish Date
Thursday, 8 September 2016, 10:25AM

The tech giant has unveiled its latest iPhone and given a peek at its second generation Apple Watch.

• The iPhone 7 will cost $1,199 and the 7 Plus will cost $1,429. That's for the 32GB version. You can pre-order online from 7pm September 9.

• Its new "Jet Black" finish is only available in the 128GB and 256GB capacity, so you're looking at paying at least NZ$1399 for the iPhone 7 in Jet Black and $1629 for the iPhone 7 Plus in Jet Black.

Apple's latest iPhone may be more notable for what's missing from previous models than what's being added. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus unveiled this morning won't have an analogue headphone jack - a longtime staple in just about every consumer electronics device that can play audio.

In doing so, Apple is betting that its legions of loyal fans will embrace the shift to wireless headphones - or, if they insist on sticking with their old ways, that they won't mind using earbuds that plug into the iPhone's power port, or older headsets in conjunction with a new adapter.

The redesigned earbuds - with cord - will be included with the new iPhones. Also in the box: an adapter consisting of two plugs connected by a short length of cable, which will connect older headphones to the charging port.

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