Apple unveiled its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at an event in San Francisco last week. While the devices look fairly similar to their predecessors, Apple has made a number of intriguing changes to its tried-and-tested formula. Apple launched their iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which are both water and dust resistant, has improved camera, longer Battery life and immersive stereo speakers. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus became available in more than 25 countries from Friday, 09 September with shipping from 16 September.
Let’s have a look at the key features:
On Colors of models
Both will come in 5 colors: Black, the new Jet-Black, Gold, Silver and Rose-Gold
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has 12-megapixel camera which includes optical image stabilization and a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens enable brighter, more detailed photos and videos, and a wide color capture allows for more vibrant colors with more detail. iPhone 7 Plus features the same 12-megapixel wide angle camera as iPhone 7 and adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that together offer optical zoom at two times and up to 10 times digital zoom for photos.
On performance , Battery life
The new custom-designed Apple A10 Fusion chip features a new architecture that powers these innovations, making it the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, while also getting more time between charges with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. The A10 Fusion’s CPU now has four cores, seamlessly 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.
New stereo speakers offer amazing and immersive sound that is two times louder than iPhone 6s, offering increased dynamic range of sound and a higher quality speakerphone. The new iPhone comes with EarPods with Lightning connector to deliver incredible sound, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and accessories.
On operation system – ios10
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iOS 10 introduces a huge update to Messages that delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, the ability for Siri to do more by working with apps, new ways to interact with apps and even more places to use 3D Touch, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News apps, and the Home app, delivering a simple and secure way to manage home automation products in one place. iOS 10 also opens up incredible opportunities for developers with Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages APIs, allowing customers to do more than ever with the apps they love to use.
On Pricing & Availability
Both iPhone and iPhone 7 Plus will have 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models starting at $649 (US price), and the new jet black will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB models from apple.com, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers. At this moment it’s not revealed when they will arrive in South Africa. So make sure to stay tuned for details.