What really mattered at Apple's iPhone 7 event (Mario, of course)Apple boasts about new wireless AirPods, a waterproof Apple Watch and an iPhone 7 Plus with dual cameras. Yet somehow, the biggest news during the event came from Nintendo. Bridget Carey breaks down what matters in under three minutes.
Apple finally took the wraps off the long-awaited iPhone 7, and it should offer a new waterproof Apple Watch with GPS, both of which come out next week. But the most exciting news wasn't even about Apple. Apple's gadgets. It was about Mario. In a surprise announcement, Apple revealed that a new Nintendo Mario game is coming to the iPhone and the popular Pokemon Go game is going to soon be playable through the Apple Watch. More on that in a minute, but first let's break down all the facts you need to know about Apple's next iPhone in under three minutes. It comes in two sizes. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus There was new well as you expect Apple improve the processors and the battery life and the screen. It's water resistance so may just survive in accident will drop in the toilet, oops. It comes in a black and a glossy jet black color. The home button it's now sensitive to the force of your press and you're going to get more vibrations. Feedback with different activities. The camera sensors, they got a big boost. And if you go for the larger plus-size phone, it's gonna have two lenses on the back. That lets you take 2x zoom shots, and in a software update coming later this year, owners will be able to take portrait photos. Where the subject is in focus and the background is blurry. If you think two camera lenses on the back is special, let me remind you that Apple is not the first to do this. But back to the iPhone 7. Both models have stereo speakers. And that headphone jack? Yep, it's gone. There is an adapter included so you can still listen to traditional headphones. Through the Lightning power port. But Apple also has created these new wireless earbuds called AirPods. They have five hours of battery life, but there's a battery case to give you more juice. And you can access Siri with a double-tap and talk through them, just like those nerdy Bluetooth earpieces you used to make fun of people wearing years ago. Those buds come out late October for about $160. As for the phones, they will cost the same as before, starting at $650, or a payment plan of about $27 a month. But good news, the storage is doubled, with the entry model sporting 32 gigs of memory. It's about time. Pre-orders begin Friday, and it arrives a week later on September 16th. Also on Friday you can preorder the new Apple Watch. It's called series 2 at first glance it looks like the original watch. But the processor is better and it comes in a ceramic option. It's also waterproof so you can wear it while swimming. And it has Has GPS. These all start at $370. They arrive with the new iPhone 7 on September 16. Now there wasn't much surprise with the iPhone and the watch with all these early leaks and such. But the news that got gaming geeks going crazy. Is that Nintendo's bringing Mario to the iPhone with his first mobile game. It's called Super Mario Run. It's a game you play one-handed, and you can compete with players around the world. The cost of the game was not announced yet, and it is coming out in December. Those are the big highlights, but if you wanna dive in deeper, head to cnet.com/apple. I'm Bridget Carey, thanks for watching.