Apple claims that, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which were launched on the 7th of September, are the best iPhones the company has ever created. On the surface, they don’t look significantly different from the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as they continue to feature the same 4.7 and 5.5-inch screen sizes and the same dimensions, but there are a few visual differences which make the iPhone 7 little different.
The new iPhone features advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before. More power and performance with the best battery life ever, immersive stereo speakers, a wide color system from the camera to the display and two new beautiful finishes-it is the first water and dust resistant iPhone.
New Specs of iPhone 7:
- Exclusion of the head phone jack
- Water resistant
- New Home button
- Stereo Speakers
- A10 Fusion Processor
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in a gorgeous design in colours of silver, gold and rose gold and Apple has also introduced two all-new black finishes- a beautiful black finish that has an anodized matte appearance, and an innovative jet black finish that has a deep, high-gloss look. This new jet black finish is accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of polish for a uniform, glossy finish. But this so called jet-black version will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB models from Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Re-sellers and select carriers, which makes it a little special and expensive.
Exclusion of the head phone jack
The most debated myth about iPhone 7 was the exclusion of the head phone jack. People went crazy about the feeling of not having a head phone jack, and finally Apple came up with the new iPhone 7 without a head phone jack. So the headphones need to connect wirelessly or through the Lightning port to the phone. The removal of the headphone jack was done to save space and to make room for new technologies, and also, Apple is using this elimination to drive the development of wireless headphone technology. To overcome the problem of head phone jack, Apple is including a Lightning 3.5mm adapter in each iPhone box and also Air Pods.
AirPods, Apple’s new wireless ear buds, look a lot like standard ear pods without the wires. Reviews suggest they’re similar in shape and size, but the internals are entirely different. There are no wires between the AirPods and each AirPod operates independently. You can wear both at the same time or wear a single one for a phone or a FaceTime call.
AirPods feature Bluetooth and an Apple-designed W1 chip. They have an infrared sensor built in to detect when they’re in the ear, and motion accelerometers respond to touch gestures, such as a double tap to activate Siri. AirPods last for five hours on a single charge and a case that doubles as a battery source, for more than 24 total hours of battery life. AirPods and the case can be charged through a Lightning connector. AirPods will be available for purchase from Apple in October and are priced at $159.
The new iPhone 7 is IP67 dust and water resistant (It is entirely dust proof and is able to withstand 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes)- the very first water resistant iPhone with its entirely enclosed re-engineered body. It is safe for accidental splashes and submersion, but don’t take it swimming.
The all new Home Button
The home button in iPhone 7 looks similar but feels different it’s no longer a physical button. When you press on it, instead of feeling the sensation of pressing down on an actual button, you’ll feel Taptic vibrations similar to that on the track pad of the new MacBook. These vibrations are powered by a redesigned and updated Taptic Engine.
Every iPhone camera released so far by Apple features some sort of upgrade over its predecessor- from larger pixels to more megapixels and the ability to shoot even slower slo-mo videos.
The iPhone 7 features a 28mm 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a wider f/1.8 aperture 6-element lens, wide color capture, and a new Apple image signaling processor, all of which result in brighter, sharper and more detailed photos, even in low-light conditions.
The iPhone 7 Plus features all of the camera improvements in the iPhone 7, but in addition to a 28mm wide-angle lens, it has a second 56mm telephoto lens for dual-camera functionality that enables better optical zoom. And both iPhone 7 and 7 plus have an upgraded 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with new sensor technology and auto image stabilization for better selfies and clearer FaceTime calls.
For the first time, iPhone comes with stereo speakers, delivering twice the audio output of iPhone 6s and an increased dynamic range. So whether you’re listening to music, watching videos or making speakerphone calls, iPhone 7 lets you crank it up way up. One speaker is at the bottom of the phone and one is at the top, for stereo sound in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Apple is using a new display in the iPhone 7 which is 25 percent brighter than the display in the iPhone 6s, so it’s going brighter and clearer outdoors, especially in full sunlight. The display is also using a cinema-standard wide color gamut and end-to-end color management, for more vivid, saturated colors.
The resolution of the display is the same at 1134 x 750 for the iPhone 7 and 1920 x 1080 for the iPhone 7 Plus, and the screen sizes continue to measure in at 4.7-inches for the iPhone 7 and 5.5-inches for the iPhone 7 Plus.
A10 Fusion Processor
iPhone 7 is supercharged by the most powerful chip ever in a smart phone. It’s not just faster than any previous iPhone — it’s also more efficient. That’s because the A10 Fusion chip uses an all new architecture that enables faster processing when you need it and the ability to use even less power when you don’t.
There are two high-performance cores, which are 40 percent faster than the A9 chip in the iPhone 6s and twice as fast as the A8 chip in the iPhone 6.Along with the four-core CPU, the iPhone 7 features a six-core graphics chip that’s 60 percent faster than the A9 and three times faster than the A8.
Bench marking tests have proven that the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are indeed equipped with the fastest mobile processor Apple has produced yet.
It is a little disappointing that the new iPhone has not yet released in India. Apple announced that the new iPhone will be released by 7th of October, 2016. But the bookings are open and the interested can book an iPhone. The links are below if you want to book or compare other iPhone models.
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