- Apple has ultimately disclosed the long-awaited phone of the season iPhone 7, and nearly every leak and rumour have been proven as true.
- The new Apple flagship is really waterproof, and the bigger model features a superb dual-lens camera with an excellent photographic quality.
- Arguably, Apple has taken out the headphone socket of its device’s bottom which means you need to think again to choose your headphone.
- Apple has also dumped the 16GB & 64GB models and launched a new 256GB handset.
Here’s all you must know about the new iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus:
iPhone 7 UK release date:
On 7th September 2016, Apple disclosed the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the launch event in San Francisco. The UK customers will be able to pre-ordering the new handsets from 9th September, Friday. And both devices will be available in stores from 16th September, Friday.
iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Pricing:
The iPhone 7 will be available in the UK at a starting cost of £599 for the least expensive 32GB model. The cost of 128GB model is £699 and the cost of 256GB model will be £799.
The iPhone 7 Plus is the least expensive one. The least expensive 32GB model costs £719 in the UK. The cost of 128GB model is £819 and the 256GB model cost a surprising £919.
New iPhone 7 Design:
Both iPhones 7 and 7 Plus are similar in their looks.
The smaller iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch Retina HD display, whereas the larger iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch display.
The phones’ bodies are made of aluminium and arrive in 5 colours – jet black (high-glossy), black (matte finish), rose gold, gold and silver. The new jet black colour will be exclusively provided on the 128GB and 256GB options.
Removal of antenna lines:
Apple has made a salient design change, i.e. it has removed the plastic antenna lines from its two new devices’ back. Apple just attempted to redesign the back case.
A new Home Button:
Redesigning of the Home Button is done by Apple on the iPhone in order to make the device waterproof. This new Home button is designed to be responsive and durable. It gives more customisable and exact feedback.
Wireless AirPods & Great Sound in new iPhone:
Well, this is the most controversial thing till date that the new iPhone won’t come with a headphone socket.
The new iPhones will be shipped with a couple of wired headphones, which plug into the charging port on the device’s bottom and an adaptor also for users who want to continue their old headphones.
Apple has also introduced AirPods, a couple of wireless headphones, which are available to purchase for an extra £159. These can be connected with both Apple Watch 2 and the iPhone 7 with only a tap, as per Apple, and can be seamlessly switched between calls and entertainment.
By replacing the old headphone jack, Apple has included a second speaker to give a better and louder sound for listening music.
New Apple iPhone Specifications:
The iPhone series 7 is featuring a new more efficient A10 chipset, which lets the device run up to 3 times faster than before.
The devices also feature a better graphic performance, thereby; it can support a new level of professional apps and games.
The storage capacity of all iPhones has also been doubled by Apple. So, the new iPhone comes in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options, rather than 16GB, 64GB and 128GB options.
iPhone 7 Camera:
Both iPhones arrive with upgraded cameras.
The new iPhone features a 12MP rear camera with four LED flashlights. The 7 Plus features an extra telephoto camera along with its 12MP camera which provides optical zoom in 2 times and digital zoom up to 10 times for photos.
The camera software will be more updates later this year. In a nutshell, you will soon find the images clicked by the iPhones similar to the images clicked by DSLR cameras.
Water & dust resistant:
Both iPhone devices feature have an IP67 rating. It means that the devices are completely protected against dust and water.
In recent years, Apple has improved the water-resistance feature of the iPhones; however, for the first time, it has unveiled a waterproof smartphone.