iPhone 7 SA release date, pricing announced

Apple has unveiled its iPhone 7 handset. (Kyle Venktess, Fin24)
Apple has unveiled its iPhone 7 handset. (Kyle Venktess, Fin24)

Johannesburg - The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Watch Series 2 will arrive in South Africa on October 14, according to myistore.co.za.

The iPhone 7 cost will start from R12 999 while the 7 Plus will begin retailing at R15 499.

READ: As it happened - Apple launches dual-camera iPhone 7, AirPods

The cheapest Watch Series 2 will retail at R6 899 with the most expensive going up to R19 499.

The iPhone ditched the analog headphone jack in favour of wireless earbud phones.

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Apple's new iPhone features a faster processor, an updated home button and will come with water and dust protection.

Apple says the iPhone 7 home button is now force sensitive, so responses can differ based on how hard you press it. It's similar to what Apple has done with a trackpad in a slimmer MacBook model last year.

The iPhone 7 will have stereo speakers for the first time, with twice the volume of iPhone 6S speakers. The phone's battery life is improved as well. Apple estimates that the 7 Plus will have an additional hour of battery life compared to the 6S.

Camera improvements include a new flash with four rather than two shades of color to match ambient light. High-end photographers can get images in RAW format, which allows for more versatile editing, matching what many leading cameras now have.

The iPhone 7 Plus will have two cameras with different lenses that will boost the zoom capabilities of the camera. The camera can now zoom in up to 10 times the original size of the photo.

Both cameras take 12 megapixel photos. The two lenses will also sense depth and allow users to blur backgrounds in images, mimicking an effect that typically requires changing the lens aperture in stand-alone cameras.

Apple introduced a "swim-proof" watch in the form of the Apple Watch Series 2. The new watch has built-in GPS, a brighter display and faster processor than the previous Apple Watch.

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