On Wednesday September 7th, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus during an event in San Francisco. The smartphones will launch on September 16, starting at $649 for the 7 and $769 for the 7 Plus.
So what most people wanna know is what makes iPhone 7 different that the rest? Is there really a need to upgrade? The outside of the iPhone 7 looks a lot like its predecessor, it even comes in the exact same sizes, but there are some major changes under the hood.
It features an A10 Fusion chip, a four-core processor and two high-performance cores that are 40% faster than the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Two high-efficiency cores run at 1/5 the power to prolong battery life.
The iPhone 7 series iPhone Battery is said to last on average two hours longer than the iPhone 6S.
The color finishes will include: gold, silver, rose gold, matte black and high gloss black.
Graphics processing will be 50% faster than the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, and 240 times faster than the original iPhone.
Meanwhile, Apple formally killed the headphone jack, which has been replaced with top and bottom speakers enabling stereo sound and higher volume. Also in place of heaphones, Apple is introducing wireless AirPods launching next month for $159.
The new mobile device will included features such as an upgraded camera including two lenses which allow a zoom feature.
- It features an optical image stabilizer to reduce the blur from shaky hands.
- There's a new six-element, f/1.8 aperture lens and a 12 megapixel high-speed sensor.
- Apple has overhauled the flash, adding four LED lights and the ability to compensate for the flickering of artificial light.
- The big change comes to those who shell out for the iPhone 7 Plus. It features two 12 megapixel cameras -- one with a wide-angle lens, another with a telephoto lens for better zooming. It also allows for bokeh, those artful blurry circles you'll see in photos with lots of depth of field. It achieves this using machine learning to apply a depth map to an image and blur the background.