Apple took the wraps off its next-generation iPhones at today’s product event, and it turns out all our predictions were right – Well most of them. See here, in case you missed it. Let’s get back to the basics, shall we.
The iPhone 7 and 7 plus are almost exactly what the rumours said they would be. Maybe except for a few additions and uh, subtractions. Starting at $649 and $769 (we would do the math, but it’s getting pretty unpredictable these days) for the 32gb base model, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus feature quite a number of improvements and new features too.
At first glance, it may not be obvious to the eye, but Apple has redesigned its signature home button. Perhaps a much needed change, the Home button features the same pressure sensitive technology as the ones on the new MacBooks, with taptic feedback too.
The cameras come next in line; both models feature a 7-megapixel FaceTime (front facing) camera. Things get pretty interesting at the back, with the 7 spotting a 12MP rear camera, and the 7 plus, two: a wide-angle and a telephoto camera. Both cameras also come with optical image stabilization and a quad-LED True Tone flash bundled in.
Apple also launched a set of wireless headphones called the “Airpods” which contain built-in sensors to detect when a pod is in your ear, and play music. Music won’t play otherwise. Apple is also including an adapter for older 3.5mm headphones, just in case you’re still stuck in the past.
NO HEADPHONE JACK, TWO CAMERAS, WATER RESISTANCE AND MUCH MORE.
The new iPhones come supercharged with a super powerful A10 chip. Apple touts it the most powerful chip ever on a smartphone, delivering 50% more power than the A9 chip. Now that’s fast – on paper at least. Battery life also got signicant boost, thanks to the super efficient A10 chip. Apple says the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the best battery life of any iPhone.