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Apple unveils two upgraded versions of iconic iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new iPhone 7 during an event inside Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016
Josh Edelson (AFP)
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have new camera technology, water resistance and other features

Apple on Wednesday unveiled two upgraded versions of its iconic iPhone, in a move aimed at capturing more consumers in an increasingly saturated global smartphone market.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with new camera technology, water resistance and other features, were unveiled at a media event in San Francisco.

One new feature -- which may upset some consumers -- is the removal of the headphone jack, requiring audio to be delivered via Apple's proprietary "lightning" connector or by wireless.

"From the start we designed lightning to be a great audio connector," Apple vice president Phil Schiller told the unveiling event.

"We are taking the headphones in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to lightning, and including them in the box with the device. We have also made an adaptor, which will be included in the box as well."

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