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Apple announces the new iPhone 7: Water Resistant, Stereo loudspeaker and a Dual-Camera for the iPhone 7 Plus

Christian Jay Magowan  —  1 year ago ( Sep 09, 2016 )    |    Featured, Mobile, News, Technology

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This year’s Apple new device is all about the evolution of the iPhone. The seventh generation iPhone is the latest Apple milestone that brings the iconic device to more users with new features, and finally an evolution to the also decade long journey of the series. The iPhone 7 is a result of innovation and notably an adaptation to the ever continuing evolution of the mobile market.

The iphone 7 takes a familiar look, something that Apple refuse to let go for a while since it introduced the design a couple of years ago. But that doesn’t mean a bad thing, in fact the way Apple designed the iPhone 7 gives a few refinements to the old formula and brought something what the company should have done before. And let’s not forget the devices that came before the iPhone 6 which also had a similar design patterns from their predecessor.

What’s more palatable with the new iPhone 7 comes straight from the surface. I think everyone could agree that the new handset looks beautifully crafted, in fact I myself is jealous about it that I had to force myself to dream having to hold one just for me, I’m not really a fan of the this specific product line but it could give me a second thought about having one myself. But anyway the design itself looks stunning from all angles especially the new (thought not entirely really) jet black finish which looks elegantly beautiful wherever you look.

Like the model that came before it, the new iPhone 7 will be coming in two variants, which confirms with the leaks from @evleaks months prior. Though many of us we were also expecting the rumored iPhone 7 Pro but later information about it seems to debunk the idea of Apple to release one, though there still the possibility having one in the future but today, that’s not going to happen. With what Apple has to offer for its customers today, I believed two variants of the series is the perfect option in the way to decide which route an iPhone user should take.

Two variants: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

The two iPhone 7 variants almost share the same identical features except for the obvious which is basically their sizes. But internally, they remain almost the same as if they’re a replica of one another.

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So let’s start of from their differences: The iPhone 7 which we refer to as the regular iPhone 7 comes with a smaller 4.7-inch Retina display and having a 750 x 1334 display resolution while the bigger iPhone 7 Plus offers a 5.5-inch Retina display with a full-HD resolution. Their displays are of a multi-touch IPS LCD type with an oleophobic coating for protection against scratches. aside from its physical features, the display comes with wide color gamut, Display Zoom and 3D touch which extends to the home button.

Mobile Photography is just as important with the new iPhone 7’s performance. While the regular iPhone 7 comes with the same 12 Megapixel as the iPhone 6s, the new iPhone 7 is charged withmore features than ever with a dual-tone quad-LED flash to start with, an Optical Image Stabilization for a blur free shots and a Phase Detection Autofocus.

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The iPhone 7 Plus on the other hand comes with a dual-camera module of 12 Megapixel sensors with its one having an f/1.8 aperture and wide-angle lens and the second sensor comes with f/2.8 aperture and a 2x optical zoom. The rest of the camera features on the iPhone 7 Plus is identical with the regular iPhone 7.

So, that’s what sets the two variants apart while the rest are almost entirely the same which we’ll be taking it briefly in the next succeeding paragraphs below:

The new iPhone 7 comes with the latest and the most powerful mobile processor that Apple has ever built with the new A10 Fusion chip. Apple claims that the new Processor is twice as fast at the one found on the iPhone 6 while consuming less power. It comes with 4-core processors and comes embedded with a six-core graphics chipset. It also includes 2GB of RAM for the regular model while there’s a 3GB RAM for the Plus variant. The new handset comes in three storage options beginning with 32GB and then there’s 128GB and ultimately 256GB of internal storage. As always, don’t expect any memory expansion for the iPhone to become available but the ample amount of storage space for the handset makes you forget about memory expansion in a way.

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As practiced annually, each new iPhone model includes a new version of iOS with it and this year’s announcement follows the same. Apple launched the new iOS 10 which has become available to supported iOS devices today. the new iOS 10 is the most intelligent mobile operating system that Apple has created to date with seamless interaction and support from the software level and the underlying hardware for top performance.

There are a lot of new features on the new iPhone 7 and while they are all important, the next few lines will highlight the most notable ones:

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With the new iPhone 7, music and audio is given a significant upgrade with the an all new in-built stereo speakers on the handset which gives 2x the volume of the previous generation models. Also you’ll notice that this year’s iPhone model is no longer equipped with a dedicated earphone jack and instead Apple unifies them with the lightning port. The new audio interface promises higher quality digital audio. For users with existing headphones or earphones, Apple includes a 3.5mm audio adapter in the package so you’ll still enjoy your old equipment with the new handset.

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Besides the new lightning cabled headset, Apple also introduced the new AirPods, a new way to listen to audio with the freedom of having no cords, no tangles that’s less hassle while enjoying a crisp audio experience. This accessory will be sold separately and will be available in late October.

Other features includes the familiar fingerprint scanner which integrates with Apple Pay. It supports 25 band LTE communication link with up to 3x the data speed of the iPhone 6. Additionally, the iPhone 7 supports VoIP call such as the ever popular SnapChat app among others. Did we mentioned the newly styled antenna lines on the new iPhone 7? the beautifully crafted antenna lines makes you forget that it’s there. And finally the most significant feature that’s been requested countless times already and that’s no other than the IP67 certification that makes the new iPhone 7 water and dust resistant.

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So the new handset comes with different color options including Silver, Gold, Rose God, Black and a newly announced Jet Black colors. Pre-order begins on September 9 and the launch of the handset worldwide will be on the September 16. Prices starts at $649 for the regular iPhone 7 32GB, $749 for the 128 GB variant and $949 for the top-end model.

Christian Jay Magowan

A Medtech by Profession and a big fan of gadgets and whatever technology has for the world. I scour for anything technology and science to provide you with what’s hot in this side of space.