Apple have officially unveiled iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And there are loads of new things in the latest generation of iPhone.
Lets start with the design. There’s not much change in the design of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple have continued the same design since many years and they are quite happy with it. However, a new colour has been introduced – Jet Black which is a more shinier version of Black and it carries a distinct look.
Apple’s Home button has a new feature now – Force Touch sensitive. It works with Apple’s Taptic engine to be more responsive to a wider range of frequencies. According to Cook, it provides an “incredible new feel”. The Home button also provides unique feedback for messages, notifications, ringtones and navigation.
The screen size of both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have remained same. iPhone 7 has a 4.7″ display while iPhone 7 Plus has 5.5″ display. Both the iPhones will come with Retina HD display and according to Apple it is the best of any smartphone. It offers 25% more light than the previous iPhone.
Both devices are powered by new 64-bit, quad-core Apple A10 Fusion chip. The A10 chip has two high-performance cores and two energy-sipping cores for less intensive tasks. There’s also a new hexa-core GPU chip that’s 50% faster than the A9 and three times faster than the A8.
The rear and the front cameras are upgraded as well. Both have 12MP rear camera and 7MP front camera. The new 12 MP sensor is 60% faster and 30% more energy efficient than the iPhone 6s and the True-Tone flash now has four LEDs and a Flicker Sensor that reads the flickering of artificial lighting for even better exposures. iPhone 7 Plus has a second 12 MP camera on the back: a regular wide-angle lens and a second telephoto lens.
Apple have also made both the phones water resistant and dust resistant. In addition, the new generation iPhone will not have a 3.5mm jack. Instead you will have to use the lightning adapter. But Apple have also introduced AirPods, which are nothing but wireless earphones and they will set you back by an additional $159.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will ship with brand new iOS 10. Apple also claim that the new generation iPhones have the best battery life till date. Stereo speakers is yet another addition in this year’s iPhone. Apple claim they offer twice the volume of the iPhone 6s speakers as well as increased dynamic range.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-orders will begin on September 9. It will be shipped in US on September 16 and to other regions on September 23. Apple have decided to skip 16GB version this time. iPhone 7 32GB version will cost $649 while iPhone 7 Plus 32GB will cost $769.