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At a press event on Wednesday, Apple unveiled the latest iterations of its smartphone: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here are the key takeaways from the event from a mobile development perspective:

  • Apple users have downloaded apps from the App Store more than 140 billion times.
  • App Store downloads are up 106 percent in the last two months, likely due to Pokémon Go.
  • The new iPhones offer about two hours more battery life and use faster processors that consume less power. They also have dual rear-facing cameras and no headphone jack. They are dust- and water-resistant, and the home button is now a touch surface.
  • The Apple Watch 2 is now water-resistant, and there will be more health features in watchOS 3. It’s also getting Pokémon Go.
  • The company is releasing iOS 10 and watchOS 3 on Sept. 13; macOS Sierra will launch Sept. 20.
  • Nintendo is releasing a Super Mario game for the iPhone.

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