As expected, Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today. The device offers several new improvements and quite a few stunning innovations that users are sure to enjoy. The new iPhone features a new camera system, the best battery life ever in an iPhone, stereo speakers, a wide color system from camera to display, and two new finishes. These new models will also be the first water and dust resistant iPhone ever made.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in more than 25 countries beginning Friday, September 16.
“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. “The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone.”
The cameras are one of the biggest updates on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plu. The new device offers a 12-megapixel camera, which includes optical image stabilization on both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens. This will allow brighter, more detailed photos and videos,a ll with a wide color capture. The iPhone 7 Plus features the same 12-megapixel wide angle camera as iPhone 7, but adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that together offer optical zoom at two times and up to 10 times digital zoom for photos.
Coming later this year, the dual 12-megapixel cameras also enable a new depth-of-field effect, using both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus to capture images, while sophisticated technology including Machine Learning separates the background from the foreground to achieve amazing portraits once possible only with DSLR cameras.
The camera will also take advantage of the new Apple-designed Image Signal Processor, which Apple stated processes over 100 billion operations on a single photo in as little as 25 milliseconds. There is also a new 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, which also has wide color capture, and advanced pixel technology and auto image stabilization. This is along with the new Quad-LED True Tone flash, which is 50 percent brighter than iPhone 6s.
Apple’s new A10 Fusion chip will be the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, offering four cores. Those cores integrating two high-performance cores that run up to two times faster than iPhone 6, and two high-efficiency cores that are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores. Graphics performance was also improved, with the new GPU running up to three times faster than iPhone 6 at as little as half the power.
Both phones include support for up to 25 LTE bands, and LTE Advanced for three times faster data rates than iPhone 6 at up to 450 Mbps.
Many customers, streamers and music-lovers should be happy to learn that the new phone will offer stereo speakers. The speakers will offer the same content with two times louder sound than iPhone 6s, along with an increased dynamic range of sound and a higher quality speakerphone. The new iPhone comes with EarPods with Lightning, since Apple got rid of the headphone port, but the box will ship with a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter.
Apple’s new AirPods are also set to be a big hit this year. The new wireless headphones feature the new Apple W1 chip, and offer a better connection, improved sound and industry-leading battery life. AirPods also work with Siri, allowing you to access the AI or answer a call with a tap on the device.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in silver, gold and rose gold finishes and Apple introduced two all-new black finishes, The first is has an anodized matte appearance, and there will be a new jet black finish that has a high-gloss look. The new jet black finish is accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of anodization and polish for a uniform, glossy finish. An entirely reengineered enclosure results in a water resistant iPhone offering protection like never before against spills, splashes and dust.
The new iPhone will also offer the best Retina HD display ever in an iPhone, featuring the wide color gamut for cinema-standard colors. The device also offers greater color saturation and the better color management.
The home button is moving to solid-state, it will be more durable and more responsive. The home button will also offer Taptic feedback.
Pricing & Availability
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models starting at $649 (US), and the new jet black finish will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB models from Apple.com, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.