On 7 September 2016 Apple announced the much anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There was something different about the announcement of this particular addition to the Apple line-up. It seems like the iPhone 7 managed to do what Apple has been failing to do in recent years; grab the attention of even non-Apple-loving tech users.
Here are the most important things that were revealed about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:
Apple has added optical image stabilization, an ƒ/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens to their camera. The new camera will improve photos and videos shot in low light. The optical image stabilization will reduce blur associated with motion and handshake.
The iPhone 7 will also allow you to shoot videos in 4K resolution — with over 8 million pixels.
The front-facing “selfie” camera has also been upgraded to a 7MP camera.
The design of both iPhone models has been reengineered to make it the very first water‑resistant iPhone up to 50m. The Home button on the iPhone 7 has also undergone some upgrades to make it more responsive and touch sensitive.
No headphone jack
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have stereo speakers at the bottom and the top of the phone. This takes up the space where the 3.5mm headphone jack used to be. In order to listen to music on the new iPhone you will have to use a Lightning converter for your current headphones, or use a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. Apple will be including a pair of Lightning-connected EarPods in the box.
The new iPhone uses the same colour space display as the digital cinema industry. With a new wide colour gamut, the Retina HD display is able to deliver better colour management.
Faster than any other iPhone
The A10 Fusion chip in the new iPhone uses a new architecture that enables faster processing. With the new four-core design, the A10 Fusion chip’s CPU has two high‑performance cores and two high‑ efficiency cores. Thus, the iPhone 7 is two times faster than the iPhone 6.
Apple also promised that the battery life on the new iPhone will be much longer than the previous models.
This is the first iPhone to come out with stereo speakers, allowing it to play two times louder than the iPhone 6s.
While the official launch date of the iPhone 7 is September the 16th, we do not yet have confirmation of when it will land in South Africa.(We expect it to arrive in SA by October) We will keep you up to date on our Facebook page as soon as we receive more information. In the meantime, you can pre register for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus here.