At a glitzy event tonight, Apple took the wraps off the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. Apple also unveiled the second-generation of its smartwatch, the Watch Series 2. As is the case every year, this is among the biggest and most awaited tech events in a calendar year. After being under the radar for lack of innovation for a while now, this launch was sort of a make or break event for Apple. With the announcements out of the way, here’s how people on the internet react to Apple’s new products. Also Read - Grab iPhone 11 with up to Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited periodAlso Read - Apple App store removes this popular dating app for spreading misinformation
Naturally, being one of the biggest annual launch events in the tech industry, hundreds and thousands of people around the globe were glued to their screens watching every move by Apple last night. It looked like people were sitting ready with their smartphones in their hands to pass their critics at every announcement that Apple made. Within seconds of the unveiling, people immediately took to the internet to share their satisfaction or disappointment with the launch. While some were impressed by the launch, some expected Apple to have done better. Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
for the first time ever, I am impressed at the new #iPhone7 ‘s announcement. Most of the changes are under the hood–that is what matters
Minh Ngo (@MinhKNgo0710) September 7, 2016
At the same time, US Presidential candidate Donald Trump thought it wise to comment on the Apple event last night as well.
I cannot believe that Apple didn’t come out with a larger screen IPhone. Samsung is stealing their business. STEVE JOBS IS SPINNING IN GRAVE
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2013
Besides the new iPhones, Apple also unveiled the next-generation Apple Watch Series 2. And people had quite mixed reaction towards it.
Nice that the iPhone 7 & Apple Watch Series 2 have so many features to help me walk, hike & jog.
I plan to sell my car to buy them.
Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) September 8, 2016
The revolutionary new Apple Watch 2 will be twice as thin, last twice as long, and be completely incompatible with existing bands.
not Jony Ive (@JonyIveParody) August 31, 2016
‘The Achilles heel of our Apple watch is the battery.`
“Let”s put pokemon go on it.`
Phil Clarke (@ClarkePhil) September 8, 2016
Design: Apple more or less retained the old design of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with the new iPhones. Clearly social media was expecting a little more out of Apple in terms of design. Although the new iPhone have been made water resistant, Apple fans were expecting a waterproof design.
For the first and last time water proof and water resistant (which is what was said) IS NOT the same thing you idiots. #AppleEvent
Cinque Sogni (@CinqueSogni) September 7, 2016
However, some seemed satisfied with the new upgrades.
Waterproof? That’s all I need to know #iphone7
Eric Jeovany (@Eric_Jeovany) September 7, 2016
Apple this time also released a new jet black color in the new iPhones. And oh boy does it look good!
Demise of 3.5mm audio jack: Re-asserting the rumors, Apple has dropped the 3.5mm audio jack in favor of the lightning port. Along with that it also announced its first ever truly wireless headphones called AirPods, and the first reactions from people weren t all that great.
TouchID: Apple has done an impressive job at revamping its Touch ID feature, which has been now replaced with a physical clickable button with a capacitive fingerprint scanner, and naturally the social media is celebrating this change.
chris floyd (@mrchrisfloyd) September 7, 2016
Battery: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus finally come with a larger battery. Although Apple claims that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have bigger battery life ever on iPhones, but it also announced that the new iPhones battery would last just about two hours longer, which of course isn’t enough.
“iPhone 7, longest battery life to date!”
*lasts me two hours*#AppleEvent
Gabe Erwin (@gabe) September 7, 2016
iPhone 7 battery life is the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. Now it will get you through your entire morning without charging.
iTwe4kz (@iTwe4kz) September 7, 2016
Interestingly, Apple, along with Nintendo is now also bringing Super Mario Run to the App Store and the highly popular augmented reality game, Pokemon GO, is coming to the Apple Watch soon. Also read: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus India price to start from Rs 60,000; launching on October 7
Although Apple didn t mention anything about the availability of the new iPhones in India, the company s India website has revealed a launch date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both the new iPhones will be going on sale in India from October 7, and prices will start from Rs 60,000. The AirPods will be priced at a whopping Rs 15,400 and will go on sale sometime in late October. Also read: Apple AirPods wireless headsets priced at Rs 15,400, to go on sale in late October in India