Apple has launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with the Apple Watch Series 2 and a set of wireless headphones called AirPods.
The new device is equipped with 4-core processor called the A10 Fusion that Apple says is the fastest ever offered in a smartphone. It has two high-performance cores and two high-efficiency cores. There’s also a new 6-core graphics chip that is faster than what’s been seen in previous iPhones.
The new iPhone’s camera has been improved so it’s more stable and faster. The iPhone 7 Plus has a second camera; one is a wide-angle lens, while the extra one is a telephoto lens. This creates a built-in optical 2x zoom you can access by pressing a button on the touchscreen. You can also use a digital zoom up to 10x.
What’s missing? the conventional 3.5 mm analog headphone jack is gone, iPhone 7 owners can either connect with a set of headphones that insert through the phone’s Lightning port or with Bluetooth-utilizing headphones. Each iPhone 7 includes a pair of Lightning-ready earbuds plus an 3.5mm-to-Lightning adaptor for preexisting headphones.
The new iPhone is also water and dust resistant, meeting the IP67 waterproofing standard. That standard is defined as complete resistance to dust, and water-resistant in a meter of water for 30 minutes.
|Display||4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)|
750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Protected with Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
|Processor||Quad-core, Apple A10 Fusion|
|Memory||Storage 32/128/256 GB|
RAM 2 GB RAM
|Camera Main||12 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Camera Front||7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Connectivity||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS , with A-GPS, GLONASS
USB v2.0, reversible connector
|Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion battery, 1,960 mAh|
|Available Colors||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus carries a price tag of $649 and $769 starting from 32 GB to 128 GB. Preorders in the US start this Friday, September 9, and begin shipping on September 16. For Philippines’ price, let’s expect that it will be priced around Php 37,000 to Php 39,000. The new operating system, iOS 10, launches on September 13.