Apple is known for regularly creating new products and making improvements and upgrades to the devices they already sell. Recently, they released their newest iPhone, the iPhone 7
, which will be available to consumers starting September 16, 2016. The iPhone 7 promises to be better and brighter than its predecessors, and is touting some exciting new features. Here are some things you should know about the iPhone 7, and how it is different from all the iPhones that came before.
It will have no 3.5 mm headphone jack.
One of the most controversial features of the iPhone 7 is that it will not have a headphone jack
into which people can plug in headphones or earbuds. Instead, the phone will require users to wear the included earbuds with a lightning connected (which plugs into the bottom port of the phone) or wireless headphones that work via Bluetooth.
It will have a new camera.
The camera on the new iPhone is better than ever. The iPhone 7’s camera
has a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilisation, and it also allows you to shoot RAW files that you can process later. The iPhone 7 actually has two cameras, each with a different focal length. Users can zoom 2x with the telephoto lens, or zoom in 10x with the digital controls. The cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus take photos that are higher quality and brighter than any previous iPhone camera.
It’s similar in design to the iPhone 6.
When designing the iPhone 7, Apple did not change too much from the current iPhone 6 and 6s. However, the company did decide to offer some aesthetic variety, including two new finish options: matte black and jet black, which is a high gloss finish.
It is more water resistant than other iPhones.
If you’ve had a smartphone, you’ve probably experienced the damage that water can do to it. Apple decided to make the iPhone 7 more water resistant than any other iPhone model before it. While not completely waterproof (no one should go scuba diving with their iPhone), tech experts
who have reviewed the phone have said that it has survived being spilled on, dropped in a pitcher and placed in a sink full of water. This could ultimately end up extending the life of the phone for people who choose to purchase one.
It has better and longer battery life.
When designing the new iPhone, Apple decided to make adjustments to improve the phone’s battery life
. The battery inside of the phone is larger than before, which means it lasts longer. Apple claims that the battery lasts for 2-3 hours longer than the battery in the iPhone 6, no matter whether you’re browsing the internet or watching video playback. In fact, the iPhone 7 battery can last for 12-14 hours without needing to be recharged. That’s a very convenient feature for those who constantly use their smartphones on-the-go.
Apple’s newest smartphone creation, the iPhone 7, may not be dramatically different from previous versions, but does boast some new standout features. Better photos, longer battery life and increased durability will make the device easier and more convenient for people to use.
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