Highlights from Apple’s September 2016 event

Highlights from Apple’s September 2016 event
Tim kicks off the keynote.

Details from San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Apple Watch and iPhone 7 took center stage at Apple’s Fall 2016 media event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Notable iPhone 7 features include the introduction of ApplePod wireless headphones, allowing for hands-free communication utilizing touch and voice recognition technology, as well as improved camera resolution, zooming and editing capabilities in a sleek, waterproof design.

The iPhone 7 will retail come in four colors — silver, gold, rose gold and black — with expanded 32G, 128G and 256G storage.

Fitness was the focus for the majority of Apple Watch improvements unveiled by Apple CEO Tim Cook. New capabilities include a waterproof design that allows the device to be submerged up to 50m, an improved calorie tracker, as well as a mindfulness app that simply reminds you to breathe.

Nintendo unveiled their new “Super Mario Runs,” interactive smartphone game — a first for the iconic Mario Bros. franchise and for the smartphone playing field. The game will be available for a pay-one-price download through the App Store and will include an additional “Toad’s Valley,” extension, allowing users to play with others across the world.

Shigeru Miyamoto, described as the “Father of Mario” from Nintendo, said through a translator that “Super Mario Runs” is designed to be played one-handed — while holding a handle on the subway, eating a hamburger or eating an apple.