SAN FRANCISCO—As expected, Apple has taken the wraps off of its next-generation iPhones at today's September product event. Apple confirmed the devices on Twitter with a post about the waterproof nature of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The post came down quickly as today's event rolled on, but it is screenshotted below.
Whoops, this tweet seemed to mysteriously disappear after today's Apple event got rolling. (credit: https://twitter.com/Apple/status/773566883366711296)
In addition to the waterproof nature of the devices, Apple tweeted about the new camera setup before again removing the posts. The iPhone 7 Plus will feature a dual-camera setup providing "high optical res zoom at 2x." The iPhone 7 will not include the dual-setup, rather it will feature a 12MP camera that is "low-light-loving, optical-image-stabilizing, [and] wide color," according to the post.
Externally, the new phones are broadly similar to the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus that they’ll be replacing. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch display and the larger 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen, and both phones retain the curved edges and camera bumps that helped define the iPhone 6 and 6S design. The antenna cutouts on the back of the phone have been tweaked to be less obvious, however, which gives the phone a somewhat cleaner look as long as you don’t have it in a case.