Apple has made iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus official. Announced everything about its specs, price, release date about the Apple’s new 2016 iPhone range here.
As expected and sticking true to the structure from the past couple of years, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a pair of new phones, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Speculations comes true now, as we no longer need to talk about the possible features and innards of the device as we now have had ou first official look at what Apple is planning to bring to the market with 2016 iPhone.
With a slew of leaks, speculations, and rumors starting from last year, leading all the way up to today’s keynote event, as you must be eager to get complete info of the latest from Apple. Here are the details to let you jump into an overview of the two models to see exactly what is being offered with the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus Features and Specs
This is 7. Apple’s new release pattern means that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has a avery similar design to outging iPhone 6s flagship range. Both carry the same overall form factor and dimensions, but this time they will ship with a few notable changes. The antenna bands have now been redesigned to run along just the top and bottom edges of the phones.
The screen size and pixel resolution of the display remains the same as previous-generation iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Rumors of a True Tone tech on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro hasn’t materialized then. But nevertheless, there is now an improved Retina Display which is not just 25% brighter than the display on the predecessors 6s/6s Plus, however also packs a wide color gamut along with new color management features.
Improved 3D Touch
There’s something that the display still packs the pressure sensitivity that makes 3D Touch functionality more possible. On iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, upgraded pressure sensitivity sensors have been added to improve the overall 3D Touch experience.
Processor And Storage Capacity
The next-generation Apple A10 quad-core processor and accompanying M10 motion coprocessor and equipped inside the heart of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple is calling it the A10 Fusion, which offers a significant improvements over the earlier. Out with the old chip, the new with up to 40% faster performance and 50% faster graphical performance compared to the A9 in the iPhone 6s/6s Plus. When put side-by-side iOS 10, that should equate to some seriously notable improvements.
With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch, Apple has finally killed the 16GB base model completely and replaced it with 32GB as base model while keeping it at the same price. In addition to this, 64GB has been axed in favor of 128GB as mid-tier option while the new 256GB option has been added as top-tier model. While the new Jet Black color will only be available in the 128GB and 256GB variants.
The experience of photography is one of the few differentiating factors between the two new models, and one of the biggest upgrades to come to iPhone in a long run. It’s being touted as the highlight feature additions of the two handsets this year.
-iPhone 7: The smaller iPhone 7 features a rear-facing 12-megapixel iSight shooter with a larger 1/2.6″ sensor, f/1.8 aperture, and 1.3µm pixels for improved low-light performance, as well as OIS to counter shaky shots and clips. The iPhone 6s over in comparison packs a 1/3″ sensor and a f/2.2 aperture, with no OIS. The FaceTime HD camera has also been updated to a 7MP selfie sensor compared to the 5MP found on the iPhone 6s.
-iPhone 7 Plus: For you those want a little from their desired smartphone’s camera, the larger iPhone 7 Plus sports an iSight Duo dual-lens system that offers the most impressive camera performance and range of capabilities of any iPhone, to date. There is one wide-angle lens (f/1.8 aperture) and one telephoto lens (f/2.8 aperture). Each of the two six-element lens pack a 12MP unit obviously. The iPhone 7 Plus also includes 2X optical zoom capability, again a first for an iPhone! Just like it’s smaller 4.7-nch sibling, it packs a 7MP FaceTime HD camera on its front.
What tangible improvements this dual-lens camera arrangement has to offer is interesting to see. For now we know this will allow the iPhone 7 Plus to create depth mapping allowing it to really focus in one the subject while blurring the backgrounds. Apple says that this particular depth-of-field feature will be pushed out later in the year as part of a free software update.
In addition to this, you will get a new Quad-LED True Tone flash on the back of both the phones which now packs four LEDs to make taking photos possible in complete dark. Great!
Fingerprint Sensor (Touch ID/Home Button)
This is the first time in iPhone’s history since 2007 that an iPhone isn’t featuring a mechanical Home button. Opted for a force-sensitive Touch ID/Home button on the Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with a Taptic Engine to provide tactile-feedback.
Apple has removed the 3.5mm headphone audio jack from the bottom of the phone, rather fixed the space with a second speaker grille. You can now use Bluetooth for headphone connectivity, or the included new Lightning-enabled EarPods, or the included Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter to connect your regular old headphones to the new iPhone via Lightning port.
Now, there is room for Apple to integrate an additional speaker for an enhanced audio experience. The iPhone 7 range is the first models to actually ship with a dual-speaker audio experience, but guess where that second speaker is? Not at the bottom, but on the top.
Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t detailed the capacity of the battery cell found in the iPhone 7 or on the iPhone 7 Plus, but has stated that compared to the iPhone 6s, the 4.7-inch 7 model will last 2 hours longer under similar circumstances.
Water and dust-resistant
The over all design and display may be the same which has been a long time coming for the iPhone devices, but there’s now an official IP67 water and dust resistant rating that goes with the device. This makes it possible to use iPhone 1 meter underwater for at least up to 30 minutes long.
2016’s new iPhone models will ship with a set of new Lightning-enabled EarPods in the retail box. Apple has also included a Lightning-tp-3.5mm headphone adapter.
Additionally, Apple has also unveiled AirPods which are basically Apple’s new earbuds packing Bluetooth connectivity, and they are truly wireless. Not coming with the box. The AirPods will be available late October for $159.
Apple is also offering an updated line of leather and silicon cases to complement the two new devices as well as $99 Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 7 available in White and Black colors. The Leather cases for the iPhone 7/7 Plus start at $45 and $49 respectively, while the Silicon ones are available for $35 and $45 respectively.
Interestingly, the other visual change is the colors for the new iPhones are being offered in. Apple has replaced the Space Gray with two new options, Jet Black and Black, taking total number of color choices up to five, including.
- Jet Black
- Rose Gold
- 32 GB — $199 (on contract) or $649 (unlocked)
- 128 GB — $299 (on contract) or $749 (unlocked)
- 256 GB — $399 (on contract) or $849 (unlocked)
iPhone 7 Plus
- 32 GB — $299 (on contract) or $769 (unlocked)
- 128 GB — $399 (on contract) or $869 (unlocked)
- 256 GB — $499 (on contract) or $$969 (unlocked)
Confirmed that Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will begin September 9, with shipping and delivery dates starting one week later on September 16th, 2016 in the following countries as outline by Apple: “Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.”
Customers living in other countries have been expected to start receiving their iPhone 7/7 Plus order from September 23rd onwards.
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