The iPad Pro family is a line of iPad tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Its current generation is available in two screen sizes, 11-inch and 12.9-inch, each with four options for internal storage capacities: 64, 256, 512 GB, or 1 TB. The first iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch version, was announced on September 9, 2015, released on November 11, 2015. It is larger than all previous iPad models and the first iPad tablet to feature LPDDR4 RAM; the 12.9-inch tablet was followed by the smaller 9.7-inch version, announced on March 21, 2016, released on March 31 that same year. On June 5, 2017, the second generation iPad Pro was announced, which features A10X Fusion processors, with basic storage of 64 GB, optional 512 GB. Upgraded displays include a new 10.5-inch version to replace the 9.7-inch model, while the 12.9-inch version was refreshed. Following this announcement, both models of the first generation iPad; the third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018.
It is available in two screen sizes: 12.9-inch. They feature full screen displays, with the 11-inch model replacing the 10.5-inch model of the previous generation. They feature up to 1 TB of storage and Face ID which works in both vertical and horizontal orientations, a feature that does not apply to iPhones with Face ID; the third generation does not feature a home button. The 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced during an Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015. It was released on November 11, 2015 with gold and space gray color options. Prices ranging from US$799.99 to $1,229.99 based on cellular connectivity. On March 21, 2016, the 9.7 inch version of the iPad Pro was announced at an Apple keynote with an additional rose gold color option. The 9.7 inch version introduced the ability to choose base 32GB Model with Cellular + WiFi option. The 9.7 inch model is priced from $599 to $1,129 depending on the configuration. It was released on March 31, 2016; the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, when compared to the iPad Air 2, features a faster CPU, a better camera, is the first iPad to feature True Tone Flash and Retina Flash.
It had the highest storage for an iPad at the time with a 256 GB storage option and has a True Tone display, which allows the LCD to adapt to ambient lighting to change its color and intensity in different environments. Both iPad Pro models include the Apple M9 motion co-processor; the 9.7 inch model, has a underclocked CPU and only 2 GB of RAM. A number of features are carried over from the standard iPad, such as Touch ID and the Retina Display. New features include a smart connector for a keyboard and four stereo speakers located in pairs on top and bottom of the device; the 12.9 inch model has a 2732-by-2048 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch, the 9.7 inch model has a 2048-by-1536 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch and features a variable refresh rate, a first for Apple. The 12.9 inch version of the iPad Pro is the first iPad to include 4 GB of RAM. A customized 12.9 inch iPad Pro was designed by Jony Ive and submitted to the Time for Design auction. The special edition iPad Pro has an "Edition 1 of 1" label engraved on its back and comes with a custom yellow-gold anodised finish, a blue leather Smart Cover and an orange leather Apple Pencil case cover, all of which are not sold by Apple elsewhere.
The second generation of iPad Pro was announced on June 5, 2017 alongside iOS 11 at the 2017 WWDC. The second-generation iPad Pro models, at 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, have an A10X hexa-core CPU and with a 12-core GPU, Apple's ProMotion display technology which supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision content with a 120 Hz refresh rate and their True Tone display is 50 percent brighter than the earlier models. They have USB-C connection speeds using Lightning cables, with USB-C fast-charge support; the second generation iPad Pro has storage capacities up to 512 GB. On March 18, 2019, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro was replaced by a 10.5-inch iPad Air. The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018, during an Apple Special Event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York; the redesigned 2018 models feature new edge-to-edge Liquid Retina displays, Face ID, improved 12MP and 7MP cameras, USB-C connectors, Apple A12X Bionic processors. The tablets are offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, are the first iPad models to offer tap-to-wake LCD displays, up to 1TB of internal storage.
Additionally, the third generation tablets lack both a headphone jack. They are only available in silver and space gray. There are four accessories made for iPad Pro, all of which are sold separately: a "smart" screen cover. Smart Keyboard docks with iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection that provides data transfer and power. Smart Keyboard, which doubles as a kickstand, is comparable to that of the competing Microsoft Surface Pro; the design of the Smart Keyboard is similar to the design of the Smart Cover accessory. The first generation Apple Pencil is a precision stylus exclusive to the iPad Pro, iPad 2018, the iPad Air a
Apple Watch is a line of smartwatches designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities with integration with iOS and other Apple products and services. Apple Watch relies on a wireless connection to an iPhone to perform many of its default functions such as calling and texting. However, Wi-Fi chips in all Apple Watch models allow the smartwatch to have limited connectivity features away from the phone anywhere a Wi-Fi network is available. Series 3 LTE Apple Watches are able to be used without needing to be connected to an iPhone, though an iPhone is still required to set up the device. Most Apple Watches that are produced require an iPhone 5s or with iOS 11; the Apple Watch was released on April 24, 2015 and became the best-selling wearable device with 4.2 million sold in the second quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. The second generation of Apple Watches were released in two tiers in September 2016: the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2, while the first generation was discontinued.
The Apple Watch Series 3 was released on September 22, 2017 alongside the discontinuation of the Apple Watch Series 2. The Apple Watch Series 4 was announced on September 12, 2018, with the Apple Watch Series 1 no longer being produced; the goal of the Apple Watch was to enhance the uses of an iPhone while providing the user with some additional new features. Kevin Lynch was hired by Apple to make wearable technology for the wrist, he said: "People are looking at the screen so much. People want that level of engagement, but how do we provide it in a way that's a little more human, a little more in the moment when you’re with somebody?" Apple's development process was held much under wraps until a Wired article revealed how some internal design decisions were made. Rumors surrounded an Apple-developed wearable device back as far as 2011, which conceptualized the device as a variation of the iPod that would curve around the user's wrist, feature Siri integration. On February 10, 2013, both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple was beginning to develop an iOS-based smartwatch with a curved display.
On February 12, 2013, Bloomberg reported that Apple's smartwatch project was "beyond the experimentation phase in its development", had a team of at least 100 designers working on the project. Further reports in March 2013 indicated that Apple planned to release the device by the end of the year. In July 2013, Financial Times reported that Apple had begun hiring more employees to work on the smartwatch, that it was targeting a possible retail release in late 2014. In April 2014, Apple CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal that the company was planning to launch new product categories that year, but did not reveal any specifics. In June 2014, Reuters reported that production was expected to begin in July for a release in October. On September 9, 2014, during a press event where the iPhone 6 was presented, the new product was introduced by Tim Cook as "the next chapter in Apple's story" with a video that focused on its design and the various combinations of bands and case styles that would be available to the consumers.
After the reveal video, the auditorium was filled with prolonged applause and a standing ovation as Tim Cook reappeared onstage wearing an Apple Watch. Cook explained that Apple Watch was "a precise timepiece, a new intimate way to communicate from your wrist, a comprehensive health and fitness device."In comparison to other Apple products and competing smartwatches, marketing of Apple Watch focused more on advertising the device as a fashion accessory. Apple focused upon its health and fitness-oriented features, competing against dedicated activity trackers, with watchOS 3, expanded on them with fitness tracking for wheelchair users, social sharing in the Activity app, a Breathe app to encourage mindfulness. Pre-orders for the Apple Watch began on April 10, 2015, with the official release on April 24; the device was not branded as "iWatch" due to trademark conflicts in certain territories. In July 2015, Probendi sued Apple Inc. for trademark infringement, arguing that through keyword advertising on the Google search engine, it caused advertising for the Apple Watch to appear on search results pages when users searched for the trademarked term "iWatch".
The Apple Watch was not available at the Apple Store. Beginning on April 10, 2015, customers could make appointments for demonstrations and fitting, but the device was not in-stock for walk-in purchases and had to be reserved and ordered online. CNET felt that this distribution model was designed to prevent Apple Store locations from having long line-ups due to the high demand. Selected Apple Watch models were available in limited quantities at luxury boutiques and authorized Apple resellers. On June 4, 2015, Apple announced that it did plan to stock Apple Watch models at its retail locations. On August 24, 2015, Best Buy announced that it would begin stocking Apple Watch at its retail stores by the end of September. Both T-Mobile US and Sprint announced plans to offer Apple Watch through its retail stores. On September 9, 2015, Apple launched a new subset of Apple Watch
The iPhone 4S is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the fifth generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 4 and preceding the iPhone 5. Announced on October 4, 2011 at Apple's Cupertino campus, its media coverage was accompanied by news of the death of former Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs on the following day. Orders could be placed on October 7, 2011 and mainstream availability in retail stores began on October 14, 2011 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Japan. Sales peaked over its predecessor with more than a million sales in the first twenty-four hours of order availability and more than four million sales in the first four days of retail availability. Further worldwide rollout, including 22 additional countries on October 28, came over the next several months; this iPhone was named "4S" where "S" stood for Siri an iPhone 4S-exclusive intelligent personal assistant, included in future generations of mobile Apple products. Retaining most of the external design of the iPhone 4, the 4S hosted major internal upgrades, including an upgrade to the Apple A5 chipset, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording.
It debuted with iOS 5, the fifth major version of iOS, Apple's mobile operating system, that introduced features including iCloud, iMessage, Notification Center and Twitter integration. Reception to the iPhone 4S was favorable. Reviewers noted Siri, the new camera, processing speeds as significant advantages over the prior model, it was succeeded by the iPhone 5 as Apple's flagship phone on September 12, 2012. The iPhone 4S remained on sale; the 4S was discontinued on September 9, 2014 following the announcement of the iPhone 6, although production did continue for developing markets until February 17, 2016. During the course of its lifetime, the iPhone 4S was the best-selling iPhone produced and it is the first iPhone to support five major versions of iOS: iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8, iOS 9; the 4S is the last iPhone to have the original 30 pin connector as the succeeding iPhone 5 replaced it with the all digital Lightning Connector. As early as May 2011, some leaks had a accurate description of the iPhone 4S including the name "iPhone 4S", the Apple A5 chip, HSDPA, new camera, Sprint carrying.
The iPhone 4S was unveiled at Apple's "Let's Talk iPhone" event on October 4, 2011, on the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California. The keynote was the first, it was Cook's first launch without Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, whose health was deteriorating, he died the day after the announcement of the iPhone 4S. Tim Carmody of Wired praised Cook for focusing on company achievements, calling him a "global business thinker" and a "taskmaster". At the "Let's Talk iPhone" event held by Apple on October 4, 2011, Mike Capps demonstrated Epic Games' Infinity Blade II, the sequel to Infinity Blade, on an iPhone 4S. Capps boasted that the game uses Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 and features the same graphic techniques used in the Xbox 360 game Gears of War 3. Speculation about Apple's next generation phone, including various specifications and a predicted name "iPhone 5", had been widespread in the time preceding its debut. After the iPhone 4S was announced, it was considered by some media to be a disappointment, due to the expected release of an iPhone 5.
There were no external differences between the iPhone 4 CDMA model and the iPhone 4S, with the exception of a SIM card slot on the iPhone 4S. All changes were internal. On September 10, 2013, the iPhone 4S name was re-stylised as iPhone 4s, using a lower case's' to reflect the names of the newly announced iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c; this was unusual for Apple as an upper case'S' had been used since the introduction of the iPhone 3GS in 2009. On September 9, 2014, the iPhone 4S was discontinued following the reveal of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. However, 4S production did continue for developing markets until February 17, 2016. On June 13, 2016, following the release of iOS 10, Apple dropped support on the iPhone 4S, making iOS 9.3.5 the last version available for the device. The iPhone 4S runs Apple's mobile operating system; the user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders and buttons; the response to user input provides a fluid interface.
Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it in three dimensions; the iPhone 4S was first shipped with iOS 5, released on October 12, 2011, 2 days before the release of the device. The 4S uses iOS 5.1.1, released on May 7, 2012. As of September 2015, the device can be updated to iOS 9, it can act as a hotspot, sharing its internet connection over WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB, accesses the App Store, a digital application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple. The service allows users to browse and download applications from the iTunes Store that were developed with Xcode and t
The iPhone 5S is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the seventh generation of the iPhone, succeeding the iPhone 5; the device was unveiled on September 2013, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. It was released on September 20, 2013, along with its lower-cost counterpart, the iPhone 5C; the iPhone 5S maintains the same external design as its predecessor, the iPhone 5, although the 5S received a new white/gold color scheme in addition to white/silver and space gray/black. The 5S introduced the A7 64-bit dual-core system-on-chip, the first 64-bit processor to be used on a smartphone, accompanied by the M7 "motion co-processor". A redesigned home button with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition system which can be used to unlock the phone and authenticate App Store and iTunes Store purchases, was introduced; the camera was updated with a larger aperture and a dual-LED flash optimized for different color temperatures. The iPhone 5S shipped with iOS 7, which introduced a revamped visual appearance and other new features.
Designed by Jony Ive, iOS 7 departed from skeuomorphic elements used by previous versions of iOS in favor of a flat, colorful design. Among new software features introduced to the iPhone 5S were AirDrop, an ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing platform. Earphones known as EarPods were included with the 5S, Apple released accessories including a case and a dock. Reception towards the device was positive, with some outlets considering it to be the best smartphone available on the market due to its upgraded hardware, Touch ID, other changes introduced by iOS 7; some criticized the iPhone 5S for keeping the design and small display of the iPhone 5, others expressed security concerns about the Touch ID system. Nine million units of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C were sold on their weekend of release, breaking Apple's sales record for iPhones; the iPhone 5S was the best selling phone on all major U. S. carriers in September 2013. The iPhone 5S was succeeded as Apple's flagship smartphone by the larger iPhone 6 in September 2014.
On March 21, 2016, the 5S received a direct replacement with the announcement of the iPhone SE, which incorporated internal hardware similar to the iPhone 6S while retaining the smaller form factor and design of the 5S. The iPhone 5S is the first iPhone to be supported through six major versions of iOS, the second iOS device to support six major updates behind the iPad 2, launching with iOS 7 in September 2013 while the latest update is iOS 12, released on September 17, 2018. Before its official unveiling, media speculation centered on reports that the next iPhone would include a fingerprint scanner. Similar ring-based imagery was seen on the official invitation to Apple's iPhone press event in September 2013, where the new device was unveiled. Shortly before its official unveiling, The Wall Street Journal reported the rumor. Apple announced the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S during a media event at its Cupertino headquarters on September 10, 2013. While the iPhone 5C became available for preorder on September 13, 2013, the iPhone 5S was not available for preorder.
Both devices were released on September 20, 2013. While most of the promotion focused on Touch ID, the 64-bit Apple A7 processor was a highlight during the event; this is the first-ever 64-bit processor in a phone of any kind. I don’t think the other guys are talking about it yet. Why go through all this? The benefits are huge; the A7 is up to twice as fast as the previous-generation system at CPU tasks, up to twice as fast at graphics tasks, too. Schiller showed demos of Infinity Blade III to demonstrate the A7's processing power and the device's camera using untouched photographs; the release of iOS 7 on September 18, 2013 was announced during the keynote. The iPhone 5S was released on September 20, 2013, in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, it was released in 25 additional countries on October 25, 2013, in 12 countries on November 1, 2013. Indonesia was the last country to receive the iPhone 5S, on January 26, 2014. On September 19, 2014, the iPhone 5S was succeeded as Apple's flagship smartphone by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the older model remained available for purchase at a reduced price, while the 64GB version was discontinued.
The gold edition of the iPhone 5S was discontinued on September 9, 2015, when Apple revealed the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S PlusThe iPhone 5S was discontinued on March 21, 2016, succeeded by the iPhone SE, which continues the same form factor but features vastly upgraded internals similar to the flagship iPhone 6S. This was a break with Apple's product positioning trend, starting with iPhone 4S released in October 2011, which gave each newly released model one year as the flagship phone moving it to midrange for its second year of production, with the third and final year as the entry-level offering before discontinuation. While the iPhone 5S was expected to continue on sale until September 2016, replacing it and its A7 processor early meant that Apple "just reduced its long-term chip support window by a year" for iOS. In addition, a new iPhone launch was meant to stimulate demand, as sales of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus had not met expectat
The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are smartphones that were designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the ninth generation of the iPhone, they were announced on September 9, 2015 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco by Apple CEO Tim Cook, with pre-orders beginning September 12 and official release on September 25, 2015. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were succeeded by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7, 2016 and were discontinued with the announcement of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR on September 12, 2018; the iPhone 6S has a similar design to the iPhone 6 but includes updated hardware, including a strengthened chassis and upgraded system-on-chip, a 12-megapixel camera, improved fingerprint recognition sensor, LTE Advanced support, "Hey Siri" capabilities without needing to be plugged in. The iPhone 6S introduces a new hardware feature known as "3D Touch", which enables pressure-sensitive touch inputs; the iPhone 6S had a positive reception. While performance and camera quality were praised by most reviewers, the addition of 3D Touch was liked by one critic for the potential of new interface interactions, but disliked by another critic for not providing users with an expected intuitive response before using the feature.
The battery life was criticized, one reviewer asserted that the phone's camera was not better than the rest of the industry. The iPhone 6S set a new first-weekend sales record, selling 13 million models, up from 10 million for the iPhone 6 in the previous year. However, Apple saw its first-ever quarterly year-over-year decline in iPhone sales in the months after the launch, credited to a saturated smartphone market in Apple's biggest countries and a lack of iPhone purchases in developing countries. Before the official unveiling, several aspects of the iPhone 6S were rumored, including the base model having 16 gigabytes of storage, the pressure-sensitive display technology known as 3D Touch, a new rose gold color option.iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were unveiled on September 9, 2015, during a press event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Pre-orders began September 12, with the official release on September 25. On September 7, 2016, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as successors to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, although they continued to be sold at a reduced price point as entry-level options in the iPhone lineup.
On March 31, 2017, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were released in Indonesia alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, following Apple's research and development investment in the country. The iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE were the last iPhone models to feature a standard 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack, were discontinued on September 12, 2018, with the release of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone 6S is nearly identical in design to the iPhone 6. In response to the "bendgate" design flaws of the previous model, changes were made to improve the durability of the chassis: the 6S was constructed from a stronger, 7000 series aluminum alloy, "key points" in the rear casing were strengthened, touchscreen integrated circuits were re-located to the display assembly. Alongside the existing gold and space gray options, a new rose gold color option was introduced; the iPhone 6S is powered by the Apple A9 system-on-chip, which the company stated is up to 70% faster than Apple A8, has up to 90% better graphics performance.
The iPhone 6S has 2 GB of RAM, more than any previous iPhone, supports LTE Advanced. The Touch ID sensor on the 6S was updated, with the new version having improved fingerprint scanning performance over the previous version. While the capacities of their batteries are smaller, Apple rates the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus as having the same average battery life as their respective predecessors; the A9 system-on-chip was dual-sourced from Samsung. Although it was speculated that the Samsung version had worse battery performance than the TSMC version, multiple independent tests have shown there is no appreciable difference between the two chips. Although the device was not promoted as such, the iPhone 6S has a degree of water resistance because of a change to its internal design, which places a silicone seal around components of the logic board to prevent them from being shorted by accidental exposure to water, their displays are the same sizes as those of the iPhone 6, coming in 4.7-inch 750p and 5.5-inch 1080p sizes.
The iPhone 6S features a technology known as 3D Touch. 3D Touch is combined with a Taptic Engine vibrator to provide associated haptic feedback. Although similar, this is distinct from the Force Touch technology used on the Apple Watch and the trackpad of the Retina MacBook, as it is more sensitive and can recognize more levels of touch pressure than Force Touch. Due to the hardware needed to implement 3D Touch, the iPhone 6S is heavier than its predecessor; the iPhone 6S features a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, an upgrade from the 8-megapixel unit on previous models, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It can record 4K video, as well as 1080p video at 60 and now 120 frames per second; the camera was well received by many critics of the phone. When the camera takes a 4K video recording, it can use the storage on the phone rapidly; the 16 gigabyte version of the phone was only capable of holding 40 min of 4K video. The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were offered in models with 16, 64, 128 GB of internal storage.
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IPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the tenth generation of the iPhone, they were announced on September 7, 2016, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco by Apple CEO Tim Cook, were released on September 16, 2016, succeeding the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as the flagship devices in the iPhone series. Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in numerous countries worldwide throughout September and October 2016, they were succeeded as flagship devices by the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus on September 22, 2017, the iPhone X on November 3, 2017. The iPhone 7's overall design is similar to the iPhone 6S, but introduces new color options and dust resistance, a new capacitive, static home button, removes the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The device's internal hardware received upgrades, including a heterogeneous quad-core system-on-chip with improved system and graphics performance, upgraded 12 megapixel rear-facing cameras with optical image stabilization on all models and an additional telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus model to provide enhanced zoom capabilities.
Reception of the iPhone 7 was mixed. Although reviewers noted the improvements to the camera the dual rear camera on the Plus model, they stated that the iPhone 7 did not make significant changes to the display or build quality, where competing flagship smartphones surpassed the quality of the iPhone 7. Many reviews highlighted the controversial removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Apple was mocked by critics for Phil Schiller's statement that such a drastic change required "courage"; the iPhone 7 has been the subject of several reported issues, most notably a hissing noise during heavy usage of the phones and significant differences in performance between device variants. Apple has not released sales numbers for iPhone 7, but multiple U. S. carriers reported. Subsequent reports at the end of 2016 stated that Apple had reduced production of the models due to "sluggish" sales and decreasing demand, though sales research after the first quarter of 2017 placed the devices as the best-selling smartphones in the world.
Prior to its official announcement, multiple aspects of the iPhone 7 were rumored. Apple's plans to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack received significant media attention. Other rumors included a flush camera, stereo speakers, a 256 gigabyte storage option, a larger 3,100 mAh battery. On August 29, 2016, invitations to a press event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016 were sent out to members of the media, prompting immediate speculation of the iPhone 7's upcoming announcement; the iPhone 7 was announced at that event, with pre-orders beginning September 9, general availability on September 16. The iPhone 7 launched in 30 new countries in September, with further international rollouts throughout October and November 2016. Indonesia was the last country to release the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with availability starting on March 31, 2017, following Apple's research and development investment in the country. On March 21, 2017, Apple announced an iPhone 7 with a red color finish, as part of its partnership with Product Red to highlight its AIDS fundraising campaign.
It launched on March 24, 2017, but it was discontinued after the announcement of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X in September 2017. In September 2017, Apple announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as direct successors to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, alongside the iPhone X; the iPhone 7's exterior is similar in shape and volume to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. Alongside the existing silver and rose gold colors, the device is offered in new colors of matte black, glossy "jet black", for a limited time, red; the "jet black" color is high-gloss black finish. It is created through a multi-step process, beginning with an anodization phase to make the surface of the casing a porous aluminum oxide, using a machine to sweep the casing through a powdered compound, absorbed by aluminum oxide; the process is concluded with an "ultrafine particle bath" for additional finishing. The warranty does not cover any water damage to the phone.iPhone 7's home button uses a capacitive mechanism for input rather than a physical push-button, as on previous models, meaning direct skin contact is required to operate the device.
Physical feedback is provided via a Taptic Engine vibrator, the button is pressure-sensitive. IPhone 7 retains the 3D Touch display system introduced on the iPhone 6S, providing pressure-sensitive touchscreen input; the iPhone 7 does not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A Lightning-to-3.5-mm-connector adapter, as well as in-ear headphones that use the Lightning connector, were bundled with the device, the adapter is sold separately as an accessory. The adapter is compatible with other iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices running iOS 10 and newer.iPhone 7 uses the Apple A10 Fusion 64-bit system-on-chip, which consists of two low-power cores and two high-power cores. The A10 chip features a hexa-core graphics chip capable of "console-level gaming"; as with
The iPhone 5C is a smartphone, designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It is the sixth generation of the iPhone; the device was part of the iPhone series and was unveiled on September 10, 2013, released on September 20, 2013, along with its higher-end counterpart, the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C is a variant of the iPhone 5, with similar hardware specifications but a hard-coated polycarbonate shell instead of the aluminium of the original iPhone 5; the iPhone 5C was available in several color options, shipped with iOS 7. The iPhone 5C was sold at a discounted price point in comparison to the 5S: unlike Apple's usual practice of lowering the price of the previous model upon release of a new version, the iPhone 5 was explicitly discontinued and replaced by the 5C. On September 9, 2014, the 16 and 32 GB iPhone 5C models were replaced by the 8 GB model with the announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. On September 9, 2015, the 8 GB version was discontinued; the iPhone 5C was redesigned using polycarbonate housing, strengthened by a steel band.
However, due to the material of design changes, the phone weighs 132 grams, 20 grams heavier than both the 5 and the 5S, but still lighter than older iPhone models. The design of the iPhone 5C is considerably thicker but similar to the design of the iPod Touch models, available in a variety of colors, but in a different coating finish. Other minor changes include the design of the mute/ringer switch; this iPhone received positive reviews for its design claiming that it was the most durable iPhone ever. Unlike subsequent models excluding the iPhone XR, the iPhone 5C was offered in several colours; the iPhone 5C features Apple's mobile operating system. The user interface of iOS is based on the concept of direct manipulation using multi-touch gestures. Interlock control elements consist of sliders and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface.
Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it vertically. The iPhone 5C was supplied with iOS 7, released on September 20, 2013. Jony Ive, the designer of iOS 7's new elements, described the update as "bringing order to complexity", highlighting features such as refined typography, new icons, layering and gyroscope-driven parallaxing as some of the major changes to the design; the design of both iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks noticeably depart from skeuomorphic elements such as green felt in Game Center, wood in Newsstand, leather in Calendar, in favor of flatter graphic design. The phone can act as a hotspot, sharing its Internet connection over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB, accesses the App Store, an online application distribution platform for iOS developed and maintained by Apple; the service allows users to browse and download applications from the iTunes Store that were developed with Xcode and the iOS SDK and were published through Apple.iOS 7 adds AirDrop, an ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing platform.
Users can share files with the iPod Touch, iPad, or iPad Mini. The operating system adds Control Center, which gives iOS users access to used controls and apps. By swiping up from any screen–including the Lock screen–users can do such things as switch to Airplane mode, turn Wi-Fi on or off, adjust the display brightness and similar basic functions of the device, it includes a new integrated flashlight function to operate the reverse camera's flash LED as a flashlight. The iPhone 5C functions as a media player, includes Apple Maps and Passbook; the mapping application includes turn-by-turn navigation spoken directions, 3D views in some major cities and real-time traffic. Users can rotate their device horizontally to landscape mode to access a collage of album covers; the 5C includes an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. The application uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services.
Apple claims that the software adapts to the user's individual preferences over time and personalizes results. IOS 7 adds new male and female voices, new system setting functionalities, a redesign to match the rest of the operating system, integration with Twitter, Wikipedia and Photos; the highest operating system it supports is iOS 10 in 2016. IOS 11 will not support this iPhone, as the phone ceased production in September 2015 and it is a 32-bit iPhone. Facebook comes integrated through Apple's native apps. Facebook features can be directly accessed from within native apps such as Calendar which can sync Facebook events, or use Facebook's like button from within the Apple App Store. ITunes Radio, an internet radio service, is included on the iPhone 5C, it is a free, ad-supported service available to all iTunes users, featuring Siri integration on iOS. Users are able to skip tracks, customize stations, purchase the station's songs from the iTunes Store. Users can search through their history of previous songs.
The iPhone 5C uses most of the same hardware as the iPhone 5, with some minor changes. The iPhone 5C uses a system on chip, called the Apple A6, the same chip that powered the iPhone 5; the SoC comprises a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and a tri-core PowerVR