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8 Things Apple Didn't Tell You About The iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 and AirPods

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On Wednesday Apple hosted its 2 hour long event that showed off some pretty cool new tech. But for everything they covered and talked about, there was some stuff they didn't mention. Take a look below.

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1. The new models are lighter

Although the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models have the same dimensions as the 6's, Apple has somehow made them lighter. The iPhone 7 weighs 4.87 ounces versus the iPhone 6S's 5.01 ounces and the iPhone 7 Plus weighs 6.63 ounces compared to the iPhone 6S Plus's 6.77 ounces.

2. The new AirPods are not water-resistant

Apple's new (and overpriced) wireless Airpods could be revolutionary, however, the could also die out within a year. Regardless, Apple neglected to say that, unlike the iPhone 7, the new buds aren't water resistant at all. So if you could try and not sweat while you're out running that'd be great.

3. More battery life and less battery life?

During the keynote, Apple boasted about longer battery life on the new 7 and 7 Plus models, and that's true for use over 3G, LTE and WiFi. However, on Apple's website it states that talk time has dropped from 24 hours on 3G on the iPhone 6S Plus to 21 hours on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Screenshot from Apple

Screenshot from Apple

4. The new Jet Black finish scratches easily

In Apple's fine print it states that the new Jet Black finish of the iPhone is prone to "fine micro-abrasions". We're guessing this pretty much just means hairline scratches, but if they need to put it in their fine print, then it's obviously going to be an issue for some people.

5. Jet Black edition is only available in two storage models

The high-gloss Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have proven to be pretty popular so far, but what lots of people don't know is, is that the Jet Black finish only comes in 128GB or 256GB storage models. This means you'll need to pay at least $749 for a Jet Black iPhone.

6. No more charging and listening to music at the same time

Apple is trying to get us to go wireless, and it seems we're not getting much of a choice. With the removal of the headphone jack, we'll no longer be able to listen to music and charge our phones at the same time. Apple's recommendation is apparently its $49 iPhone dock, which has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Thanks, Apple.

7. No fast charging

Most flagship Android phones have quick charging now, meaning that phones can be charged up super fast and "topped off" throughout the day to extend battery life - the Samsung Galaxy Note7 can charge from 0% to 40% in about 30 minutes. Apple made no mention of quick charging, so it's lagging behind in that department.

8. Apple Watch Ceramic costs how much?!

During the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 2, they showed off the new ceramic model that's case is four times stronger than stainless steel. Apple didn't announce pricing on stage, but on its website, the model is now listed under the Apple Watch Edition. It'll cost you $1,249!

Ceramic Apple Watch Series 2

Ceramic Apple Watch Series 2