iPhone 7: What’s new?
The new iPhone is finally here. Last week Apple announced the release of the iPhone 7 but is it worth the wait? Here are some of the main changes.
No Headphone Jack
The most significant change to the classic iPhone deisgn is the removal of the headphone jack. The iPhone 7 comes with a new pair of headphones which use the lightening connector. They have also mentioned the upcoming release of AirPods. These are earphones which resemble the current Apple headphones, however they are wireless. These new headphones won’t come with the phone and will be available from late October, costing around £159. Just remember to charge them up!
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Taking away the headphone jack has given more space at the base of the handset which Apple have utilised for an improved speaker system. The new phone has speakers on both ends of the handset to give a Stereo experience. This enhancement will not only improve the music capabilities of the phone but also improve the videos you watch with clearer sound.
The iPhone 7 will be water-resistant and dust repellent, if you drop it in a swimming pool or use it in the rain, it will still work. This is due to its new water-resistant chassis. Despite this being another main selling point for the new phone. Don’t forget to read the small print. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are splash, water and dust resistant, and were tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to t he user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.
An Improved Screen
Just like the iPhone 6s range, the iPhone 7 range benefits from the 3D touch screen technology. This technology is becoming more and more popular within Apple and has more application uses with the new iOS 10 software. The iPhone 7 has a brighter and clearer display with Apple’s famous Retina HD Display. For those that like watching movies, the iPhone 7 Plus has a Full HD resolution screen to make every moment beautifully crisp and defined.
The new iPhone has a 12mp camera with Optical Image Stabilisation. With improved zoom and low light pictures, this is the best iPhone camera yet. The iPhone 7 Plus has not just the one lens, but two. Both are 12mp but the first is wide-angle and the second is telephoto. This gives you sharp close ups and clear depth of field.
The new A10 Processor
The new iPhone 7 processor uses Apple’s latest archtecture giving you fast processing when you need it and a lower power consumption when not in active use. This helps give you the best battery life in an iPhone ever. The new processor has four cores of processing power giving you a phone 2x faster than the iPhone 6.
Which colour to choose…
Much like the release of the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 7 comes in a brand new colour. Along with the old favourites of Gold, Rose Gold, Silver and Black (Previously known as Space Grey), comes the shiny new Jet Black. This new finish is a high gloss effect giving you a phone that doubles as a statement when you set it down. The downside to this high gloss finish is that it can scratch easily, Apple recommend a case for it.
Lastly, the new iPhones come in a new range of storage capacities. Apple have opted to stop producing 16Gb iPhones and instead have given us handsets which range from 32Gb to a whopping 256Gb. This is double the capacity of the previous iPhone 6s, what will you use it for?
For any more information or questions about the new iPhones, please pop in store or get in contact.