The iPhone 7 has arrived and it has some interesting new features: no more headphone jack, improved dual cameras, water resistance and new handset colors
The next generation of Apple smartphones had been presented during the annual San Francisco event on Wednesday: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Even though aesthetically very similar to the previous iPhone 6 and 6 plus it bring some expected and unexpected features – let’s check them out!
Improved battery life – for the normal daily usage, the battery should last at least 2 more hours, compared to iPhone 6s, thanks to the new A10 Fusion CPU. The estimates say that the iPhone 7 battery lasts 14 hours when using WiFi and 12 on 4G, while iPhone 7 Plus lasts 15 hours on WiFi and 15 on 4G.
Improved cameras – iPhone 7 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras on the back, with one 1X wide-angle lens and the other 2X zoom telephoto lens — allowing for true optical zoom. Also it features new 7 megapixel front-facing camera with auto-image stabilization
Water-resistant – the iPhone 7 has a waterproof feature with an IPX67 rating meaning that device can withstand immersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Also the device is dust-resistant with IP67 rating.
Lightning port replaces the headphone jack – Apple killed headphones jack and introduced EarPods headphones that you can connect to the device through the Lightning connector port. The wireless headphones are the most discussed new feature: Apple explained that it is the step toward a “wireless future” for audio and it shows the will to invest in innovative technology including wireless home devices, cars and wearables.
Pricing – the 32GB capacity iPhone 7 starts at $649 full retail, while the 128GB and 256GB versions will be $749 and $849 respectively.
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