The iPhone 7: An Overview

Some of the rumors that were floating around were actually genuine. The iPhone 7 came with expected and unexpected features but it definitely did not come alone. It was accompanied by the iPhone 7 Plus which varies only in size and minimal features. One of the new features about the new iPhone 7 is that it comes in a new color called Jet Black. This color was processed to create a shiny look that’s unlike the normal black color. The other colors that it comes with are normal Black, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold. Let’s not forget that it comes with iOS 10 which includes a vast amount of new features.

The new device has been designed to reposition the antennae in order for it to become more smooth-looking. Tim Cook emphasized the importance of the Home Button for the Apple device and introduced a new design for the iPhone 7. It uses a Taptic Engine feedback that can simulate the taps that we usually use. Furthermore, the camera comes with optical image stabilization which allows 50% more light into the six-layered lens. Additionally, they incorporated a Quad-LED flash which allows 50% more light to compensate for artificial lighting. With a 12 megapixels sensor, the camera is now 60% faster and 30% more battery efficient.

The iPhone 7 Plus comes with a dual-camera system that allows you to zoom in when capturing images while keeping high quality, so it’s unfortunate that the smaller version doesn’t rock this. Yet, what the iPhone 7 comes with is the Retina HD Display which is 25% brighter. And oh, remember the rumor that Apple will get rid of the headphone jack? They did! What they now include with the new iPhone is a Lightning-equipped EarPods to function with the new change. What is exciting about the removal of the headphone jack is the introduction of the wireless AirPods. These headphones are only activated when they are in your ears, allowing up to 5 hours of listening.

Coming to the processing power of the two new devices, they are powered by the new 64-bit Quadcore A10 Fusion chip. The new chip provides 40% faster processing power than the A9 chip found in the iPhone 6s. Apple demonstrated the power of their new device by playing the new F1 2016 game by Developer Codemasters and OZ: Broken Kingdom by ThisGameStudio.

Finally, pre-orders start September 9th and it will be available on the 16th of September. Prices start at $649 for the iPhone 7 and $769 for the Plus model. All devices come with 32GB, 128GB, or 256GB. However, the Jet Black iPhone 7 only comes in 128GB and 256GB because Apple knows you are willing to get it and they are willing to have you pay more for it.