2016 Apple Event Wrapup

Thanks to everyone who listened to the GGT Talk on the Sept 8, 2016 edition of the Grindhouse Radio! As promised, here you’ll find everything you might have missed, when it comes to the recent Apple event:

First, the replay is still up on the Apple website, so feel free to click here» and watch it for yourself!

But if you don’t have a couple hours to burn, here are the highlights:

The iPhone 7

Sleek and sophisticated, the iPhone 7 has some features you will love, and others, you might still be on the fence about. Here are the specs:

  • New black and jet black finishes
  • Splash & water resistant
  • New home button
  • Camera: 12 MP, optical image stabilization, 7 MP FaceTime HD camera, Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • iPhone 7 Plus camera: “Two cameras that shoot as one” – 12 MP wide-angle/telephoto cameras, Optical zoom at 2X, Digital zoom up to 10x
  • Retina HD display: 25% brighter, 3D Touch
  • A10 Fusion Chip, 2x faster than iPhone 6, longest iPhone battery life ever
  • New stereo speaker system, 2x louder than iPhone 6, earpods with lightening connector (That’s right! The headphone jack is GONE!), & airpods available late October
  • 3x Faster LTE than iPhone 6, answer WhatsApp & other third-party calls

The Apple Watch 2

Not sure you need an Apple Watch yet? Apple’s doing it’s best to change your mind! Here are the details:

  • Available Sept 16, pre-order Sept 9
  • Built-in GPS
  • Water resistant to 50 meters
  • Dual-core processor
  • Display is 2x brighter
  • Heart rate sensor, workout app & activity tracker
  • Customizable watch faces

Check out the Apple Watch 2 gallery here».


One of the more controversial Apple announcements, Airpods are coming soon. Here’s the skinny:

  • Available late October
  • Wireless in-ear headphones
  • Turn on automatically and are always connected
  • Sense when in-ear, and pause when removed
  • Double-tap to activate Siri
  • Apple W1 chip for better wireless & improved sound
  • Airpods hold 5 hours of use per charge; charging case holds more than 24 hours of use, quick charging
  • Detect when you are speaking & focus on your voice

Now apparently, not everyone is convinced that Airpods are a good idea – complaints about a lack of features, overall design, and even the safety of the devices in homes with small children, abound. Time will tell how well the market responds, come late October.

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