Apple has released the next
generation of the iPhone at its annual event in San
Francisco today - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the best, most advanced iPhone ever.
“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new
level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever
made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
For the first time in the
iPhone's history, the new phones are "water and dust resistant," With
an IP67 certification, it can last up to 30 minutes under a meter of water.
The new iPhones also has a new
home button and this houses the fingerprint sensor. The home button is pressure
sensitive with Taptic Engine, 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 iPhone 7 features a
4.7-inch Retina HD display (750x1334 (326ppi)) with 3D touch.
The iPhone 7 Plus, on the
other hand, features a 5.5-inch Retina HD display (1080x1920 (401ppi)) with 3D
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
are powered by a new quad-core chip named A10 Fusion with a hexa-core
The new Apple's A10 Fusion
chip delivers up to 40% more computational power and up to 50% faster graphics
compared to the A9.
The iPhone 7 comes with 2GB of
RAM while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with 3GB of RAM.
As for memory options, the new
iPhones will come in three configurations – with 32, 128, and 256GB of
built-in, non-expandable storage.
The iPhone 7 features an updated 12MP camera with f/1.8 six-element lens and
optical image stabilization. The sensor is 60% faster and 30% more efficient
than the previous camera system.
The iPhone 7 Plus has two 12MP
rear cameras, one of which works normally, as it does in the iPhone 7,
the other one is a telephoto lens that can zoom 2X in high quality without
using any software and up to 10X digital zoom for photos.
Cameras on both models have 4K video recording
capability. It also have New Quad-LED True Tone flash that is 50 percent
brighter than iPhone 6s.
There is also 7 MP front facing camera on both new phones which
can records 1080p video.
Size and weight
The iPhone 7 weighs 138 grams and
measures 138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm.
The iPhone 7 Plus weighs 188
grams and measures 158.2mm x 77.9mm x 7.3mm.
Apple has two black offerings
- Jet Black and just Black, as well as Gold, Silver and Rose gold.
There's no word on whether the
physical capacity of the battery has been boosted, but as what Apple says
the iPhone 7 Plus lasts an hour longer than its predecessor, while the iPhone 7
should lasts 2 extra hours of use compared to the iPhone 6s.
For Audio Experience
Apple introduces the latest
generation of EarPod headphones connect over the lightning connector instead of
the standard, 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.
Apple will also supply a 3.5
mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and
The new iPhones also comes for
the first time with stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the devices. It
boasts 2x the volume of the iPhone 6s as well as an improved audio range.
Pricing and availability
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
are going to be available on September
16, with pre-orders starting on September 9.
Pricing starts at $649 for the
iPhone 7. That's for the model with 32GB of storage, the 128GB variant costs
$749 and the 256GB - $849.
While, the larger iPhone 7
Plus will cost you $769 for the model with 32GB of storage, the 128GB variant
costs $869 and the 256GB - $969.