iPhones are one the most awaited phones of every year. According to Apple, they have managed to sell an about 1 billion device around the globe. Pretty big numbers! No wonder why iPhone is most awaited phone from every year.
Today Apple launched their two next flagship devices- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Here is quick impressions and list of features in this two models.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has gone through serious design changes. This year Apple launched two new finishes for iPhone- jet black and black. So now iPhone will come in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold variants. New iPhone is crafted with aluminum and glass. This new design allows Apple to hide the antenna within the body itself.
Apple has also implemented new Home button. It is more advanced and responsive and pressure sensitive. It is not clickable anymore. The Taptic engine is implemented behind the home button, which gives a Taptic response to various pressure sensitive touches. New Taptic engine can be customized through third party apps. So now we can set specific Taptic feedback for a specific pressure touch. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also water and dust resistant. It now of IP67 rating. Which gives this new iPhone reliability into water up to 15 meters.
Apple has improved so much in the camera department of this year’s iPhone. iPhone 7 has 12 MP eyesight camera with 6 element lens construction. The camera features f/1.8 aperture which accepts 50% more light than it’s predecessor, optical image stabilization. Larger pixel size to draw more light from objects, so more light= more details in the image. The camera unit iPhone 7 is also 60% faster than the former one. The camera has quad LED true tone flash. iPhone 7 also comes with a 7 MP HD selfie shooter, which is bumped up from last year’s 5 MP.
iPhone 7 Plus camera comes with the all the features mentioned above plus some addition features. This camera unit consists of two lenses, 1st one is wide angle lens and the second one called a telephoto lens. This dual lens enables the cool new feature called True-zoom. It allows us to zoom optically up to 2x and even further more digitally to 10x. Apple also introduced it’s near future feature for the camera. Just like DSLR, now we can create a shallow depth of field in photos, using iPhone 7 Plus camera. This feature takes advantage of the second lens on the camera to blur the background and create a more natural looking image.
Apple has implemented Retina HD display in iPhone 7. iPhone 7 is rocking 4.7-inch panel while iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch panel. It is cinema standard display with wider color gamut and 3D touch. The display panel LCD, same as previous iPhones. According to Apple, it is 25% brighter than last one. Which means it will be a lot easier to see in bright sunlight. But still, this new display is probably the biggest downside of new iPhones. The question still remains that when Apple is going to implement OLED panel in iPhone.
Audio has been an issue for iPhones for a long time until now. Apple has implemented brand new stereo speakers in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The audio drivers are placed at top and bottom of the phone. According to Apple, it is twice the loud than the previous ones. Which means now we can enjoy that beautiful stereo sound while watching a movie on an iPhone.
Apple has ditched the traditional earbuds with 3.5 mm audio jack. Instead, they have launched ear pods with lightning connector.
Also read: Why Apple ditched 3.5 mm audio jack?
Apple has also including adaptor for traditional 3.5 mm headphones. Apple has also introduced wireless AirPods. This wireless device includes their Apple made W1 chip, motion accelerometer for waking up Siri on double tap. It also contains an inbuilt battery. This tiny device will run up to 5h in a single charge. It comes with their custom case which can also power this AirPods and can provide power solution up to 24h.
Every iPhone launched in a market has set a new standard in mobile processing capability. This isn’t the exception. Apple has implemented new A10 fusion chip in new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Which is to be likely 40% faster than A9 chip.This chip has about 3.3 billion transistors on board. For the first time, Apple launched iPhone with quad core processor, in which 2 cores are specifically designed for low power tasks, uses only 1/5th of power than other ones. Talking about GPU, new GPU unit in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is 50 % faster than last one. Which means a huge boost in the gaming experience.
Availability and Cost
Finally, Apple has ditched it’s 16 GB base model for iPhone. iPhone 7 is going to cost same as iPhone 6S that is 649$ and iPhone 7 Plus starting from 769$ for 32 GB models. There are 32GB and 64GB versions of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available. Jet black specific models will be available in 128GB and 256 GB variants. The pre-order process is starting from Sep 9th and shipping will be starting from Sep 16th. iOS 10 will become available from Sep 13th.