The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus series by Apple has been launched today at a special event in California, USA at about 6:30 pm.
Though identical to the iPhone 6s, there are some key changes in the new Apple phone specification.
The new iPhone comes in two screen sizes, 4.7 inch display for the iPhone 7 and 5.5 inch display for the iPhone 7 Plus. The new cool gadgets are expected to come in five colours – silver, gold, rose, gold, dark black and piano black.
A notable change in the new iPhone 7 series is the no-headphone port feature on the base of the handset. Users of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will use wireless headsets. The Apple devices will feature dual speakers placed at the bottom of the handset instead. These speakers are expected to deliver quality sounds and enhance media-viewing experience.
The cameras on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus series have been upgraded to spot two rear 12MP (megapixel) cameras that can record 4K resolution videos in 60 frames per second. They come with four camera flash LED instead of two LEDs that previous models (iPhone 6s and 6s Plus) had.
The iPhone 7 series are water proof. They can withstand immersion in water up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.
Apple ditched the home button feature in these series. The home button feature has become one of the most iconic designs in all Apple products. But for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, pressure-sensitive technology replaces the home button feature. The mechanism is similar to that of the trackpads found on the latest MacBook line.
The new series come with Apple’s iOS 10 software with an A10 processor that could be as fast as a 2.4GHz. Battery life has been upgraded on the new iPhone 7 series. Low Power Mode built into it will help the device last longer than its previous version.
Interestingly, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus memory has been massively upgraded. With a 256GB storage, these new device beat its previous models hands down. While it’s predecessor, the iPhone 6s had just a fair memory upgrade from 16GB to 128GB.