Apple has just launched their new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the scheduled event in San Francisco. It will be launched in India next month on October 7th. These both new iPhones are extremely upgraded from their last version, iPhone 6S and Plus. Let’s see what all Apple has to offer us this year.
Design and Packaging:
Apple has packed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with Water and Dust resistance packaging for the first time with IP67 ratings. The phone also come with all new Home button integrated with with fingerprint sensor powered with new generation Taptic Engine which is also press sensitive.
As stated earlier in multiple rumors, Apple has removed the 3.5mm audio jack from both new iPhones. It now comes with EarPods with Lightning connector. The iPhones comes bundled with lightning to 3.5mm adapter in the box, while the wireless Airpods will come separately.
Display and Software:
Th new iPhone 7 features a 4.7 inch Retina HD display with 3D touch while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with 5.5 inch Retina HD display with 3D touch.
We have been using iOS 10 Preview since past couple of months. Today, Apple also announced the final stable version of the all new operating system. So, these new iPhone 7’s also come powered on iOS 10, the best iOS operating system so far.
Talking about processing unit, these are the fastest iPhones we have ever seen. Apple has powered iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with the new Quad-Core Apple A10 Fusion processor powered with 3.3 billion transistors. Compared to Apple A9 processors which we saw in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the A10 SoC is 40% faster in performance. The devices also come with Hexa-core GPU.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first iPhones to feature Dual Camera. In iPhone 7, we now get Dual 12 Megapixel iSight camera at rear facing powered with 6 element lens, f/1.8 aperture, quad LED two-tone flash and High-speed Sensor which is about 60% faster and 30% efficient. We can now also record Ultra HD 4K video recording. For Selfie fans, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus carries 7 Megapixel Facetime camera offering you stunning Selfies. You can check the Camera performance in this video:
The iPhone 7 Plus brings us a Dual 12 Megapixel rear cameras too, one wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture and a telephoto lens with f/2.8 aperture for new depth-of-field and has OIS along with Quad-LED True Tone flash. It also record 4K Ultra HD video. On front facing we get 7 Megapixel Facetime camera for Selfie fans.
Price and Availability:
As said, the new iPhone 7 comes in 3 variants, that makes difference in their prices too, obviously. The 32GB variant of iPhone 7 starts at $649, and 128GB variant costs $749, while the 256GB variant is priced at $849.
It will be available for sale from September 16 in over 25 countries, however, customers can pre-order one for themselves starting from September 9. iPhone 7 will be available in 5 different color options including Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.
While for the new iPhone 7 Plus, pre-order and availability date is same, that is September 9th and 16th, it starts from $769 for 32GB variant, costs $869 for 128GB variant while the 256GB variant costs $969. This also comes in the same color options, i.e. Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.