Apple Introduces iPhone 7 With No Headphone Jack

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iPhone 7

Wireless AirPods will retail for $160.

Apple is doing away with the headphone jack on its new iPhone. 

The tech giant on Wednesday revealed its latest mobile device, the iPhone 7, during its semi-annual product event in San Francisco. And, as was expected, the new phone is missing one standard feature: the headphone jack. Instead, owners of the new iPhone will need to connect over the lightning connector, the same port where the iPhone's charger plugs in.

Apple also has introduced a new set of ear buds, called AirPods, that connect wirelessly and will retail for $160. 

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the iPhone onstage, reminding the audience that Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones since the device was first introduced in 2007. 

Apple is calling the iPhone 7 a major design change from previous devices. The newly water-resistant device even comes in a new finish, the high-gloss jet black.

The iPhone 7 also comes with a new camera that Apple is calling "the best camera we've ever made." And the larger iPhone 7 Plus will have two megapixel cameras, one wide angle and one telephoto, that creates a zoom feature built into the iPhone.  

The reveal came during an announcement-heavy presentation from Apple executives that kicked off with Cook riding shotgun with James Corden for "Carpool Karaoke." The company also updated the audience on Apple Music, which now has 17 million subscribers, and introduced a waterproof Apple Watch, the Series 2. 

The iPhone 7 starts at $649 for 32 gigabytes of storage. 

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