Woot woot ~ The iPhone 7 and its larger Plus-sized sibling is finally here. After months of speculation and rumors, Apple has unveiled its two newest flagship smartphones at a press event in San Francisco. The launch also signals the official release date for iOS 10. Apple’s latest major revision of its mobile operating system will be available worldwide on September 13.
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Now, let’s find out about the new iPhone 7!
It looks like iPhone 6
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The iPhone 7 breaks with Apple’s two-year major revision convention, signalling a more radical redesign next time round. Both the standard and plus models look like their predecessors, with the same rounded aluminium chassis, elongated volume rockers, and a camera that protrudes slightly. This is a good thing if you want to use your old case, which will cover up much of the work the company has put into the design anyway.
There’s No Headphone Jack!
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Uh, both models of iPhone 7 have ditched the headphone jack, which means you won’t be able to plug your 3.5mm stereo jacks into your new iPhone without the use of an adapter. The iPhone 7 will ship with purpose-built Lightning EarPods, which will likely sound just as mediocre as the last pair. You’ll also get a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box for use with standard earphones, but it looks like you won’t be able to charge and output sound simultaneously.
Bluetooth is always an option, and the company is launching first-party wireless earphones called AirPods in late October. They sound pretty smart and come with a case that charges them, one-tap setup, a dedicated W1 chip inside, automatic voice detection, and they know when you put them into your ears or take them out.
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Now there are now two “tiers” of iPhone camera to choose from. The regular iPhone 7 has an improved 12MP sensor that uses the same optical image stabilization found in the previous Plus models. There’s also a wider aperture of f/1.8 which allows you to capture more light and a shallower depth of field.
The iPhone 7 Plus further cements its position as the premium photographer’s smartphone with not one but two lenses, offering the same performance as the regular model plus a true 2x optical zoom. Apple is also promising a brand new depth of field effect that takes advantage of both cameras to add more bokeh to your images via a software update that’s “coming soon.”
It’s Kind of Waterproof
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The new iPhone 7 finally gets the waterproofing treatment, and is water resistant in accordance with the IP67 standard. The International Electrotechnical Commission who came up with the ratings note that the “ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time (up to 1m of submersion)”.
That basically means you can submerge the new iPhones to a depth of a meter for 30 minutes, and they should be fine — just like the Apple Watch. Both devices are safeguarded against washing your hands or taking a shower, but not so great when it comes to full submersion or activities like swimming.
We have also summarized the pros, cons and key features below too!
- Great screen and speakers
- Incredible performance
- Water resistant
- Excellent camera
- Clever Haptic engine
- Poor battery life
- Looks the same
- Where’s the headphone jack?
- 4.7-inch 326ppi wide-colour-gamut display
- 32, 128 and 256GB storage options
- Water-resistant IP67
- A10 Fusion chip
- 12MP camera with OIS
- 7MP front camera
- Taptic engine with 3D Touch
- Manufacturer: Apple
- Lazada Price: RM3199 – RM4799