As usual, the world has its eyes on Apple in September. They have set this month as their announcement event hub. They did not disappoint. Tim Cook spends a couple minutes on comedy and music then spends the rest of the hour and twenty two minutes dropping bombs.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is leveling up. Its shape, size and colors remain steady but the capabilities are now endless. For the runners in the family, this watch now monitors heart rate and can give you the data as well as share it with an app that will help you get the most out of your session. GPS is now also standard so that you can gage distance and generally not get lost. Water resistant is a welcome term when discussing any technology but the Series 2 boasts of swim resistance, meaning, you can swim in this puppy for years and still use all available features. The speakers can expel water that seeps in and all. Just to ice an already sweet cake, you can get your Pokemon Go fix through the watch as well since the game is downloadable to your new Apple Watch. Apple watch is 2nd in rank to Rolex alone and that is based on each and every watch brand worldwide so I don’t need to explain that no other mobile connected watch can wear it’s wristband.
Let’s talk iPhone 7. Sticking with the theme, Apple worried less about drastic appearance changes and focused on improving the device. This doesn’t mean that an iPhone 6 and 7 side by side can’t be distinguished. Oh contraire! The thinner 7 model has some classy adjustments that polish off the the presentation. The antenna lines are less and less visible. The Gold, Rose Gold, and silver colors are back but 2 new, blacks were added. True Black has a deep shine and a stainless steel Apple on the back while Black is not as glossy and bears the black Apple. There is no headphone jack. I’ll let the older folks ponder that for a second…………. Ok, time’s up. Bluetooth is always an option for a smartphone but Apple is also doing headphones that terminate at your lightning jack. The wireless Air-Pods that come with your purchase can hold charge for a full 24 hours and can keep charge for 5 hours while actual streaming is in progress.
The lowest memory package is 32GB so that 16GB unit is just a memory. The 7 and 7 Plus differ in few ways. Size, of course, is the major identifier but the camera is probably the decision maker. The 7 itself has an amazing camera with stabilization technology to fix shaky hand issues. The resolution is awesome, the colors are as vivid as real life and it does the focusing and light distribution on its own. This camera is pretty perfect and you may wonder how The iPhone 7 Plus can beat The 7, in that area. Well how about 2 cameras? The extra camera gives an unreal zoom experience that puts you on the professional side of photography. The 2nd camera also makes it possible to blur your background for an artsy portrait. The tech explanation is so serious but I figure the details stand for themselves. Gaming is a definite iPhone category and there is already over 500,000 games available but a special one was missing. Mario has made it to Apple. “Mario Runs” is the new Nintendo game for your iPhone. The game is playable with one hand, since mario keeps running, and the goal is collect as many coins as you can. The jump move gets you by and through the whole game and the Princess will be glad to see you in the end. If all of that isn’t overkill, how about these babies are water resistant. You could make a spill and not suffer the bill because they can take it. In my opinion, iPhone 7 is the phone to have if you care about phones because nobody has features that aren’t improved in this device. All social media is welcomed to this platform and are manipulatable to your needs, be they work or fun. So take a bite of that Apple, it will satisfy you.[