Apple has finally decided to put all rumors to a rest by unveiling the latest version of their premium iPhone series: iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. As rumors had suggested, the phones are remarkably similar to their predecessor and it would not be wrong to say that this perhaps the smallest generational design shift we have witnessed in the iPhone series. However, that does not mean that the new iPhone has received no upgrades.
The visible antenna bands on the back of the device have now been made more discreet tucking them away to the edge of the device. The repositioning has left Apple with ample space to squeeze in larger camera bumps on the rear.
With iPhone 7, Apple has reached a few milestones in the history of the iPhone as the new device has been upgraded to be water and dust resistant while also receiving the addition of a stereo speaker. The water resistance is up to IP67 Standards (that is the phone will splash proof, however, submersion would still yield water damage). As per rumors, the headphone port has been eliminated. The home button has also been modified and it will no longer click in. Instead, a haptic-feedback mechanism would be triggered which will give your finger the illusion of a click.
On the processing side, Apple has introduced their latest in-house A10 SoC which is a 64-bit chip having two low-power and two high-power cores. In comparison to its predecessor, the chip is a staggering 40 percent faster with Apple claiming that it is the most powerful chip in a smartphone. In terms of battery life, when compared to iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7 would last for an additional two hours, while the iPhone 7 Plus would last an hour longer.
In the camera department, Apple has given the phones an overhaul by bumping the front camera from 5 to 7 megapixels. In addition to that, iPhone 7 would benefit from having a low-light loving camera coupled with a four-color LED flash. Further, a flicker sensor has also been integrated to avoid flickering lights in videos. iPhone 7 Plus, on the other hand, benefits from a dual-camera system, both of 12 megapixels.
In terms of storage, the 16GB variant has been eliminated making 32GB as the base model while also providing consumers with the option to choose from 128GB and 256GB models. The screen resolution has been maintained, however, the color gamut has been enhanced.
Pre-orders for the phone begin this Friday with the phone delivery starting from 16th September 2016. The base model of the iPhone 7 starts from $649 while the larger Plus variant starts from $769.