With new camera systems, stereo speakers, and the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus make the things you do most even better. Two new finishes highlight the seamless design. (via Apple)
At an event in San Francisco, California on 7 September Apple has publicly announced its new flagship iPhones, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus with dual cameras, new design features and tons of power.
- Size and feel: same 4.7-inch screen, Apple says the “HD Retina display” is 25 percent brighter than last year’s model
- New Static home button: kind of like the Motorola Moto Z and OnePlus 3, pressure-sensitive, including “taptic feedback”
- Faster processor: The iPhone 7’s new A10 Fusion chip is a 64-bit, quad-core processor that Apple says is 40 percent faster than last year’s A9 processor to handle more intensive multi-tasking capability.
- New 12-megapixel camera: adds a larger aperture and plus the important optical image stabilization that keeps images steadier. The iPhone 7 Plus gets a second camera.
- New front-facing camera: The iPhone 7’s 7-megapixel front-facing camera leaps up from 5 megapixels on the iPhone 6S, and includes auto-image stabilization (but not optical image stabilization).
- No more headphone jack: Apple’s new EarPods headphones will connect through the Lightning connector port; you’ll also get an adaptor in the box
- New Stereo speakers: one at the bottom and one at the top
- Water-resistant: Yes, Virginia, it will be water-resistant (IP67)
- Longer battery life: Greater battery capacity for longer battery life. Apple estimates 12 hours of LTE browsing (the iPhone 7 Plus should clock about two more hours).
- Even more storage!: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB capacities
- Colors: Glossy jet black, matte black, gold, silver, rose gold (P.S.: New jet black is only available in 128GB and 256GB models)
- New iOS10 Operating System
The iPhone 7 Plus will be available to order from September 9 worldwide. Shipping begins on Friday 16 September.
The iPhone 7 will start with whopping 32GB of storage for $649 (a long awaited upgrade from the 16GB that used to be in the base model) and goes up to 256GB for $849. The larger iPhone 7 Plus is actually more expensive than its predecessor, starting at $769 for the 32GB version and go up to $969 for the top model.
Watch the Unveiling of the New iPhone 7, Apple Watch and AirPods, in 3 Minutes (via Bloomberg)
Now are you tempted to buy this newest iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus?