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Apple's iPhone 7 And Series 2 Watch: It's What's Inside That Counts

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Apple Inc. AAPL introduced on Wednesday its new iPhone 7 and Watch 2. Here is a look at what is inside the new devices since the outside for the most part remains the same.

iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 is slightly lighter compared to its predecessors and comes with a new high-gloss finish. The new phone is also water and dust resistant, so long as the phone remains submerged less than one meter underwater and less than 30 seconds.

A new change was also brought to the home button that responds to touch, not push.

The screen size remains unchanged with the iPhone 7, boasting a 4.7-inch display while the iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 5.5-inch display. The screen is, however, roughly 25 percent brighter.

The entry level iPhone 7 will come equipped with 32GB of storage, double the 16GB base storage on previous models.

The headphone jack is gone, as has been heavily speculated, to make room for the new dual speakers.

Digging deep inside the phone reveals an A10 Fusion chipset with two high-performance cores that are 40 percent faster than the iPhone 6s' A9 chip. The graphics processor is also 50 percent faster than the A9's GPU and will overall consume two-thirds the amount of power as the A9.

A major change can also be found in the camera, which now comes with a new image sensor, 12-megapixel resolution, optical image stabilization as well as a duel-lens rear camera, not to mention a 7-megapixel camera in the front.

Apple Watch 2

Apple also introduced an upgraded version of its watch, the Apple Watch Series 2, that at the surface looks the same.

However, the Apple Watch Series 2 is more than twice as bright as the original. The new dual-core processor is 50 percent faster powers the device.

A completely new feature is the inclusion of a GPS chip.

A new watchOS 3 operating system will come standard on the new watch, but users of the original device can soon download the new software as an update.

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