Apple accidentally announces iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus via own website

UPDATE: Officially announced.

UPDATE As expected, Apple has announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The headline new features include water resistance, two cameras on the Plus mode, and the confirmation that there is no headphone jack. A headphone adaptor is included with each iPhone 7 so you can use existing headphones via the Lightning connector.

Apple introduced new wireless headphones called AirPods, which are designed to work with all your Apple devices.


ORIGINAL STORY: In news that will shock no one, nowhere, Apple's next two phones will be named the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

I know, I know. I hope you were sitting down.

Apple's own website listed the two unannounced phones earlier today, before they were taken down again (thanks, Reddit).

Jack off.

The company will officially reveal its new handsets at an iPhone conference this evening, which starts at 6pm UK time. But the website listing apparently suggested what previous rumours had touted, and many had feared - Apple has indeed dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Apple's site detailed the smartphones as only offering Airplay, Bluetooth or wireless music connectivity, unlike existing models.

For those who do still want to use wired headphones (yes!), an adaptor which plugs into the Lightning charger socket has long been rumoured. The question, of course, is how much this will cost.

BBC has a roundup of all the other iPhone 7 and 7 Plus reports so far, but all point to handsets with fairly minor upgrades from iPhone 6S.

A better camera and slightly larger screen have, as always, both been touted. Perhaps Apple is saving its truly revolutionary features for announcement next year - the iPhone's 10th anniversary.

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