Update: Shipping times are slipping across the board. Most black and jet black iPhones are now at 2-3 and 4-6 weeks shipping, respectively.
As expected, the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available to pre-order via Apple’s Online Store. The store went down earlier tonight in preparation for the launch, while the new devices will be available in Apple retail locations next Friday, September 16th.
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In addition to the Apple Online Store, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are available to preorder from carriers, as well. T-Mobile is offering a free iPhone 7 to anyone who trades in an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s. Sprint has matched that deal, while it is also offering the 256GB iPhone for $100 off.
Below is the pricing breakdown for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (at full price):
- 32GB – $649
- 128GB – $749
- 256GB – $849
iPhone 7 Plus
- 32GB – $769
- 128GB – $869
- 256GB – $969
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are largely similar to the iPhone 6s with a few changes. For one, the antenna lines have been redesigned to better blend into the design of the phone, while the camera(s) is also slightly larger. There are also two new color options: black and jet black. The latter of the two is exclusive to the 128GB and 256GB variants, however, and Apple notes that it may be more vulnerable to scratching than the other colors.
The biggest change comes to the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus. There are now two 12MP cameras on the back of the device. One is a wide-angle lens, while the other is telephoto. The former has an f/1.8 aperture, while the latter has an f/2.8 aperture. Because of the two cameras, the iPhone 7 Plus offers high-res optical zoom at 2x, which is a first for the iPhone lineup.
As far as the Apple Watch Series 2 goes, there’s now built-in GPS for outdoor running and walking without an iPhone. Building on the splash proof feature of the first-gen model, the Apple Watch Series 2 is now swim proof, as well. In conjunction with that, the Workouts app now includes pool swimming and open water swimming.
Apple Watch Series 2 also brings a new ceramic variant to join the existing aluminum and stainless steel, while there are also two new Hermès bands.
While not available yet, Apple also introduced a new Nike+ variant of the Apple Watch this week. The Nike+ model includes a special version of Apple’s Sports band and is available in four color options. This model will be available in October.
Apple Watch Series 2 pricing starts at $369 for the Sport model and increases all the way up to $1249 for the new Ceramic model.
The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available on Apple’s website for preorder ahead of release next Friday, September 16th. The Apple Watch Series 1 is also available for preorder today with the new S2 chip for $269.
Read our full comparison of iPhone models here and checkout our roundup of hands-on videos with Apple’s new products, as well.
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