Today, Apple hit the stage to announce the new iPhone 7, which features a fancy new camera and a water resistant enclosure. They also made a bunch of other announcements, from a new Apple Watch to the death of the headphone jack. If you didn’t feel like wasting hours watching their press conference, here’s everything you need to know.
- The iPhone 7 Is Water Resistant, Finally Ups to the Base Storage, and Ships on September 16
- Apple Wants to Kill the Headphone Jack
- The iPhone’s Camera Gets a 12 Megapixel Upgrade, Includes Image Stabilization, and a Wider Color Gamut
- Apple AirPods Are $160 Wireless Headphones You Will Absolutely Lose, or Have to Charge Regularly
- iOS 10 Launches Tuesday, September 13
- The Apple Watch Series 2 Launches September 16, Adds GPS, Is Water Resistant Up to 50 Meters
- iWork Gets Real-Time Collaboration
- There’s a Mario Game Coming to iPhone This Fall
Everything Apple Announced Today At Their iPhone 7 Event That Actually Matters
Miyamoto said that the iPhone version of Mario’s latest gaming adventure, called Super Mario Run, has been a year in the making. The delay in bringing the jumping character – originally called Jumpman – to a smartphone was “because up until recently we found that mobile devices weren’t best suited to gaming. But that’s changing.”
VR not quite the right fit for Mario
Asked if he was bringing Mario to the newest gaming platform, virtual reality, Miyamoto said that VR wasn’t quite the right fit.
“I would agree that adapting Mario to new platforms is a key to keeping him relevant,” he said. “But we want families to play together, and virtual reality (which requires players to be closed off from the real world) doesn’t really fit well there. We also like people playing for a long time, and it’s hard to do that in VR.”
Miyamoto on why Mario is finally coming to smartphones