Apple is calling iPhone 7 the 'best iPhone we've ever made'

By Madeline Raynor
September 07, 2016 at 06:58 PM EDT

Apple announced the arrival of wireless earbuds called AirPods along with the iPhone 7 at the company’s annual San Fransisco keynote address Wednesday.

“We believe in a wireless future, a future where all of our devices intuitively connect,” Apple execs said when making the announcement. “[This has] been made possible with the development of Apple Design’s W1 Chip.”

The iPhone 7, which also debuted during Wednesday’s Apple event, will lose the previously used headphone jack, though wired headphones will connect to the device through the lightning jack. All new iPhones will come with accessible headphones and a lightning-to-mini phono adapter.

AirPods will be available in October for $159.



The new iPhone will also have stereo speakers for the first time, with one at the top and one at the bottom, that have twice the volume of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple also debuted other new features for the iPhone 7 including an improved battery live, an advanced home button, new color jet black, water and dust resistance, and an updated camera they’re calling “the best camera we’ve ever made.”



iPhone 7 will cost the same as the iPhone 6S that it replaces, $649. iPhone 7 Plus prices starts at $769, and both models come in storage capacity with 32, 128, and 256 GB, and in silver, gold, rose gold, black, and jet black colors.

Preorders for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus start on Sept. 9 and orders will begin shipping out on Sept. 16. iOs 10 becomes available on Sept. 13.