Having scooped its own launch event with a premature tweet, Apple has today officially launched the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - and there's no 3.5mm headphone jack.

Promising, unsurprisingly, to be "the best iPhone that we have ever created", the iPhone 7 claims ten key new features, including a new design, new home button and IP76 water and dust resistance.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in new colours for Apple, including a new jet black finish, and are designed with a high-gloss, seamless unibody design, glass, aluminium and stainless steel.

The new iPhone 7 home button is 'customisable', with force sensitive control and new, more responsive taptic feedback, which can be programmed by third party apps.

There's a new Retina HD display for the new iPhones, promising to be 25 per cent brighter, adheres to the wide colour gamut cinema P3 standard and has a 3D Touch layer.

Apple also confirmed the removal of the headphone jack, focusing instead on the Lightning connection for audio.

MORE: iPhone 7 hands-on review

MORE: iPhone 7 Plus hands-on review

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come with bundled new Lightning EarPods, as well as an adaptor for connecting 3.5mm headphones. Also new were the AirPods - Apple's completely wireless earphones. 

The AirPods will cost £159, the Lightning EarPods will be £29 when sold separately, and the Lightning to 3.5mm headphone adaptor will cost £9.

And for the first time there are stereo speakers on an iPhone, promising twice the volume.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cameras get a big update too, with new optical image stabilisation, a wider aperture lens and a new 12-megapixel wide colour capture sensor. Faster, more energy efficient, the iPhone 7 camera sports a Quad LED true tone flash.

iPhone 7 Plus adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, allowing you to use both cameras to capture images. Both phones have 7-megapixel FaceTime HD cameras.

MORE: Apple AirPods hands-on review

More after the break

There's a new Apple A10 Fusion Chip - "the most powerful chip ever in a phone" - that promises to run twice as fast as the iPhone 6, while using less power.

There are new finishes, too, an anodised matte black and a jet black.

In a strange turn of events, Apple's official Twitter account sent out a tweet went at the start of the event, before Tim Cook, Apple CEO, had announced the new iPhone 7.

As well as a water-resistant body, the tweet - now deleted - appeared to show that Apple has indeed removed the 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Apple also confirmed the new iPhone 7 has stereo speakers, new cameras and a "longer battery".

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models starting at £599. The new jet black finish will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB models.

The iPhone 7 will be available from 16th September.

MORE: Apple Lightning headphones and the iPhone 7: what you need to know

Comments

Ali Karim's picture

iPhone 7S

I think I will wait for the 7S Good

chebby's picture

Finally, a 256GB iPhone

Finally, a 256GB iPhone Smile

renuka's picture

Appreciate

Appreciate for revealing such precious information as it will be of great use for me. B Tech college in punjab Engineering college in Chandigarh  
Benedict_Arnold's picture

No doubt the Sheeple will mob the stores

Lining up to fork over hard earned cash for the latest and greatest iPhone.... Because the 6 is SO last year....
And now, paying over even more money for earbuds and/or headphones that are not only "necessary" for this phone, but which won't work with anything else...BRILLIANT.
I bet the iPhone 7 still doesn't even comply with the EU mandated common charger rules either.
I shall stick with my Droid and my Sennheisers, thank-you.

chebby's picture

You aren't going to stop me

You aren't going to stop me buying one eventually (256GB finally! Thank-you Apple).

You are wrong about the headphones. The package includes a free 3.5mm jack to Lightning adaptor so my B&W P3s will still work fine with it.

I may even get the 'Plus' version to exploit the new two lens camera set-up (as a keen photographer who counts his iPhone amongst his cameras too).

I'm sure Android users get just as keen about Samsung's new phones and their features/technology too. We are a 'dual-platform family' with our kids preferring both Android and iPhone respectively and guess what?  No-one gives a s##t like you seem to.  

I want all manufacturers competing like cats and dogs over the technology so we ALL get better products no matter what our particular preferences are. (You too.)

I wish you'd left out the 'sheeple' insult. It's a wee bit juvenile and you know nothing about the variety of people who are customers for all these brands.  

renuka's picture

This really

This really is this kind of a awesome resource that you're offering and you give it away for totally free. I take pleasure in seeing sites that realize the value of supplying a prime resource for absolutely free. I truly loved reading your post.
AMC Services
Messaging Solutions

carasmith's picture

Iphone 7 will lead the market

I am sure that with some exciting features for the lovers of Apple it will capture the market. I am also obssessed with its screen and camera quality. I am gonna buy it soon but for the time being I'm delighted with Iphone 6S.  Thanks for sharing this news with all of us. I am gonna share this now.. !! Cara Smith @ gonorrhoea testing near me

SussanBetcher's picture

iphone 7

Apple 7 is the best iPhone that have ever released. We can call it as one of the best phones. I am so surprised to read all advanced features of the new iPhone. cheapest cable tv You have given a detailed review about this new one. There is no doubt why iPhone became the best chosen mobile model among public.

renuka's picture

Being India’s best

Being India’s best Independent Service Organisation (ISO), Kuber Financial Services have conceptualized implementing White Label ATM Franchise Opportunity in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to ensure smooth ATM services.
ATM Service provider Rajasthan
ATM Franchise in UP
White Label ATM Company in Rajasthan
Private ATM service provider in UP
 

Revanth Goud's picture

The iPhone 7 is the Best

I love this iphone 7 and i brought it few days back. This iphone is awesome and i loved it using. It nailed it.  *Latest whatsapp dp sad ImagesSad Dp for whatsapp profile pic,  These are the best images anad wallpapers which i have found useful.

sujits's picture

good topics

Appreciate for revealing such precious information as it will be of great use for me. android 4.4.2 download and android kitkat download 

sujits's picture

best iphone

Among all the versions of iphone, i just loved this 7 as i found its usage is good and also its speed it high. wallpaper download HD love and How to update android version for update to android lollipop 5.0 thank you

renuka's picture

StageWorks

The T-Series StageWorks Academy is an initiative designed to identify, nurture and create a pool of immensely skillful and passionate professionals who can match national and global demands.
Singing school in noida
Best modeling school in noida
Acting classes in delhi ncr
Acting school in noida
Dance school in noida

renuka's picture

StageWorks

The T-Series StageWorks Academy is an initiative designed to identify, nurture and create a pool of immensely skillful and passionate professionals who can match national and global demands.
Best singing school in noida
Best Modelling school
Acting school in delhi ncr
Dance academy in Noida
Dance classes in delhi ncr