Yes folks, it’s time for the new iPhone, but this year it’s a bit different because this time for the first time we are getting a Water Resistant iPhone, or rather iPhones. This is some big news for everyone on the Apple camp because Water Resistance is something the iPhone was lacking all this time when compared to the competition from Android devices like the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch Retina Display, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus sticks to the 5.5-inch diagonal size. Resolution has remained unchanged however, the new display panels are 25% brighter now, peaking at 625 nits. In addition, they feature improved color reproduction, with wider color gamut. Both come with 3D Touch functionality as well.
Design wise on the iPhone 7 the antenna strips on the top and bottom are a lot more discreet now and blend a lot better with the handset’s shape. What’s more important is the water resistance that allows the user to explore new options. Both new iPhones are Water and Dust resistant with IP67 certification. This was the feature I was personally looking forward the most and I’m happy it is there.
The iPhone 7 Plus has a camera bump at the back due to the dual camera setup.
This time around, Attention has been given to the iconic home button as well. It is now “solid state”, meaning that it won’t click in anymore. It is capable of detecting various levels of pressure, and the Taptic Engine will respond with its recognizable feedback when a press is detected. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor is still built right into it.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are pretty on the outside and powerful on the inside just like the previous iPhones. Both are powered by a new, quad-core chip named A10 Fusion. Two of its cores are built for high performance, while the other pair handles lighter tasks with greater efficiency. An Apple-designed performance controller decides which core handles what tasks.
Talking about the storage, Finally this year Apple has ditched the 16GB base model and storage wise it will be available in 32GB, 128GB & 256GB versions.
The new iPhones pack great new cameras as well. At the back there is a 12MP camera with optical image stabilization, a much-improved digital signal processor and wider, F1.8 aperture, the snapper can capture brighter, clearer images even in tricky light.
The iPhone 7 Plus has dual cameras which allows the iPhone 7Plus to use 2x optical zoom. Furthermore, the iPhone 7 Plus gets a beautiful bokeh feature like we have seen on Android devices earlier.
The Front facing camera has got a bump up to 7MP.
The iPhone 7 will be available in a new Jet Black color, with a shiny finish giving the handset design uniformity. The new iPhones will also come in gold, silver, and rose gold. There’s also a stealthy matte black variant for those who don’t like the Jet Black’s glossy finish.
Oh and, Just as rumored, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus don’t have a standard, 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, the latest generation of EarPod headphones connect over the lightning connector. But the good thing is, Apple will provide a Lightning to 3.5-mm adapter in the box with every iPhone 7. What’s good is the addition of stereo speakers. For the first time in history, we have an iPhone with stereo speakers, producing rich, dynamic sound. I can’t wait to try that out.
The new iPhones promise to deliver the best battery life of every iPhone before them. On average, the iPhone 7 Plus lasts an hour longer than its predecessor, while the iPhone 7 should deliver 2 extra hours of use compared to the iPhone 6s.
The new iPhones will be running the latest iOS 10 out of the box which will be released on the 13th of September for all the users.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will go on pre-order this Friday, September 9, in 28 major markets. They’re scheduled to ship on September 16. Pricing starts at the expected $649 for the iPhone 7, while the iPhone 7 Plus will cost you $769 and above. A higher storage tier will cost you $100 extra.