Apple unveils a new breed of iPhones with the announcement of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Featuring two 12MP rear cameras, water and dust resistant enclosure and a new SoC among others, Apple declares their latest iPhones as the best iPhone the company has ever made, and we definitely agree. Below are the highlights of Apple’s latest flagship smartphones.
The iOS 10-powered iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a new refined design and introduces two new colors – Black and Jet Black, with the Jet Black having a high-gloss finish and the Black with a blasted aluminum/matte finish. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the first IP67 dust and water resistant smartphones from Apple.
Apple stuffed the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus with a new 64-bit A10 Fusion chip. The Quad Core CPU has two high performance cores which performs 40% faster than the previous A9 chip found on the iPhone 6S and 2x faster than the A8 on the iPhone 6. Additionally, it has two high efficiency cores which consumes 1/5 the power compared to its predecessor. The iPhone 7 / 7 Plus also offers 50% faster graphics capabilities than the 6s and 3x than the iPhone 6. Moreover, the batteries on the iPhone 7 provides additional 2 hours of usage (plus another hour for the 7 Plus) than the iPhone 6 – the longest battery life in an iPhone. Apple claims that the new A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.
The new iPhones’ Retina HD display offers 25% more brightness and has a more responsive 3D Touch. Apple has employed a wide color gamut, a display technology found on some Macs and iPad Pros which delivers cinema-standard colors to the iPhone 7 / 7 Plus .
The iPhone 7 / 7 Plus now uses stereo speakers, offering 2x the volume of the previous iPhone. Its refreshed Home Button now has a more responsive taptic engine and API that can be used by 3rd party apps. Apple also ditched the 3.5mm earphones and introduced the new Lightning EarPods.
Apple has taken its mobile photography game a notch higher on their new flagships smartphones, introducing two 12MP (wide-angle and telephoto) rear cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus complete with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, six-element lens, high speed sensor, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Apple-designed ISP and Wide color gamut. The wide angle camera offers a 2x optical zoom while the telephoto camera offers a digital zoom of up to 10x.
The iPhone 7 on the other hand has a single-lens, 12MP f/1.8 camera with Digital zoom of up to 5x. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are equipped with 7MP FaceTime HD cameras with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities. The new cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has a Live Preview that lets you view and adjust the DOF (depth-of-field) while shooting, among its many features.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for pre-order starting September 9 and will start to ship on September 16. It will be available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants and in colors Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black and Jet Black.
Pricing starts at USD 649 or around Php 30k for the iPhone 7 and USD 769 or around Php 36k for the iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7 Specs:
OS iOS 10 Processor A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture, Embedded M10 motion coprocessor DIsplay Retina HD display, 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen, Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi, 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical) Size and Weight 5.44 inches (138.3 mm) x 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) x 0.28 inch (7.1 mm), Weight: 4.87 ounces (138 grams) Storage 32GB,128GB,256GB Camera Rear: 12 MP Camera, f/1.8 aperture, Digital Zoom up to 5x Front: 7MP, f/2.2 Others Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant (IP67), Color Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black
iPhone 7 Plus Specs:
|Processor||A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture, Embedded M10 motion coprocessor|
|DIsplay||Retina HD display, 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen, Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi, 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)|
|Size and Weight||6.23 inches (158.2 mm) x 3.07 inches (77.9 mm) x 0.29 inch (7.3 mm) Weight: 6.63 ounces (188 grams)|
|Storage||32GB, 128GB, 256GB|
|Camera||Rear: 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras, Wide-angle: f/1.8 aperture, Telephoto: f/2.8 aperture, Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x Front: 7MP, f/2.2 aperture|
|Others||Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant (IP67),|
|Color||Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black|