New iPhone will have longer battery life but no headphone jack

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Apple has launched the new 4.7 inch iPhone 7 and 5.5 inch 7 Plus, revealing that it is to come with a better battery life than the previous iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

The new models will feature the longest battery life ever in an Apple smartphone. An iPhone 7 is set to last two hours longer than an iPhone 6S. On average, it will last 14 hours whilst using WiFi and 12 while using 4G, with the 7 Plus lasting 15 hours on both.

There are a number of changes to the new device, including the disappearance of the 3.5mm headphone jack and an improved camera. The iPhone 7 will also be IP67 certified, meaning it will be water and dust resistant, one reason the headphone jack is no longer present.

New lightning port headphones will be supplied with the phone, but it means that charging will not be possible at the same time. Users will also have the opportunity to buy Apple’s new wireless AirPod headphones, which would allow the phone to be charged while making a call.

The increased storage capacity will be of interest to certain business users. The new iPhones will come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Apple has also said that its new A10 Fusion processor is 40 per cent faster than the A9 processor inside of the iPhone 6S. It is also reportedly twice as fast as the A8 processors, found in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

The improved camera will allow users to take sharper photographs with its ability to let more light onto the lens.

Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: “The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone.”