On September 7, 2016, Apple introduced two new versions of the iPhone: the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus. We'd like to offer you a brief overview of the new iPhones and try to answer some questions you may have at this time.
The iPhone 7 is no longer the most recent version, so parts of this lesson may be out of date. To learn about the newest version, see iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus: Frequently Asked Questions.
While the new iPhones may look fairly similar to the older ones, there are several changes that have been made:
With this newest iPhone release, Apple has removed the headphone jack that has been part of all previous iPhones. From now on, all headphones will need to connect via Lightning or Bluetooth. Each phone will come with a pair of earbuds that plugs in to the Lightning port, as well as an adapter that will allow you to still use your current headphones with the Lightning port. Apple also released AirPods in October 2016, which can connect wirelessly to the iPhone.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were released September 16, 2016.
Although you can use it without one, it's a good idea to purchase some type of case because all iPhones use glass screens that can break if dropped.