By Conner Carey
Apple just had its big September event of the year. It debuted the Apple Watch Series 2 and the iPhone 7. No Macbook Pros yet again, and no new iPads as we expected. The new Apple Watch is waterproof (up to 50 meters!) and has built-in GPS. The iPhone 7 comes in a fancy Jet Black color with the best camera you’ll find on any smartphone. The iPhone 7’s FaceTime camera is now 7MP, up from 5MP, and is officially too high of a resolution for anyone to look good. Unfortunately, the epic dual lens camera can only be found on the iPhone 7 Plus. While Apple made some significant upgrades across the board, I can’t help but feel like this event wasn’t that big of a deal.
This was my fourth time covering an Apple event with the team. Last year Apple debuted the iPhone 6s alongside the iPad Pro (with its Apple Pencil) and a new Apple TV. Each item raised the bar for its product line, and my personal standard of what to expect from an Apple event was set.