Top 10 best new features on Apple’s
- Refreshed Design:
The iPhone 7 design looks a heck of a lot like the iPhone 6 and 6s. There are two new color options in addition to the silver, gold and pink. The first new color is called jet black, which adds a glossy finish to the iPhone 7 that makes it look like the aluminium body blends almost seamlessly over to the front glass. The second option is called just black, and it has a matte black finish with a smoked out Apple logo.
- New Home Button:
The physical home button that has been on the iPhone since day one is no more with Apple redesigning the new home button on the iPhone 7 to be a new solid state button that technically works the same as it did on the iPhone 6s with the only difference being it doesn’t physically click in. Instead, when you press down on it you get taptic feedback with the help of iPhone 7 new taptic engine, which is now more responsive with a wider range of frequencies. The button’s click sensitivity can actually be adjusted in the settings, which is the first of what Apple says are many more customization to come.
- Water & Dust Resistance:
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now iP67 water and dust resistance. With Apple sealing the phone internally and even using adhesives to help the phone survive the accidental spill.
- Improved Display:
No, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t have higher resolution. You still have the same 1334 by 750 resolution on the iPhone 7 and the same 1920 by 1080 resolution on the iPhone 7 Plus. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that the display themselves haven’t been improved. In fact, the iPhone 7 display is now 25% brighter with a typical maximum brightness of 625 nits compared to 500 nits on the iPhone 6s. This should make it a lot easier to see when outdoors and in direct sunlight. The new display also has a wider color gamut, which Apple says is able to deliver cinema standard colors with the best color management in the industry.
- All New Cameras:
Probably the biggest new feature on the iPhone 7 is the camera on both the front and on the back. The rear camera is an all-new 12 megapixel sensor, which Apple says is 6% faster and 30% more energy efficient than the one on the iPhone 6S. Its now capable of taking wider color gamut photos which will work nicely with the improved display and theres a new six element lens with F stop of 1.8 compared to 2.2 on the 6S which result is 50% more light getting in than before. The iPhone 7 also get optical image stabilization which previously was only available on the larger Plus models allowing it to take exposures of up to three times longer than the iPhone 6S which combined with the higher F stop should make the photos you take in low light look a heck of a lot better. But Sometime even the best low light cameras need a little help from the flash and on the iPhone 7, the flash is better than ever with four different LEDs instead of just two like on the iPhone 6S that combine to be 50% brighter. There is also flick sensor that detects the flicker that artificial light sometimes produces and it has the camera automatically compensate for it. The 7Plus camera takes things to the next level. Instead of one 12 megapixel camera on the back, there are now two 12 megapixel cameras one of them is used for your regular wide photos with an F 1.8 28 millimetre lens, while the other is a telephoto F 2.8 56 millimetre lens which effectively allows you to do 2X optical zoom that can be increased digitally up to 10X. Switching between the 1X and 2X camera is as simple pressing the button right above the shutter then you zoom into 2X without losing any image quality or adding the noise that typically comes with digital zoom. This dual lens setup also comes with the ability to do depth of field effects so you can get a nice blurry background while taking a picture of someone. Though this feature won’t be available at lunch it’ll come out some time later this year.
- LTE Advanced:
The iPhone continues its trend of being one of the most global ready smart phone out there with the iPhone 7 supporting up to 25 LTE bandwidths. It also supports LTE advanced which can handle data speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second which is 50% faster than what was available on the 6S and three times faster than the iPhone 6.
- More Storage:
The fact that Apple has finally decided to ditch the 16 gigabyte base line on the new iPhones which in this day and age of high resolution photo and video just doesn’t cut it anymore. The iPhone 7 now starts at 32 gigabytes at the $649 price point with the $750 model skipping 64 gigabytes and jumping all the ways up to 128. And then for you heavy storage users there is now a whopping 256 gigabyte model available which will set you back $850.
- Better Performance:
The new quad core A10 fusion chip finally brings a quad core processor to the iPhone with two of the cores being high performance cores that result in a CPU that is 40% faster than the one on the iPhone 6S and a six core GPU that is 50 % more powerful than what the A9 was packing. All of the extra horsepower can lead to apps and games that were simply not possible before. Specifically with the games with some new titles lunching alongside the iPhone 7 that supposedly bring near console quality graphics to your pocket.
- Better Battery Life:
With a faster chip the new taptic engine and the improved display all were thinking about battery life. Well Apple says that the iPhone 7 is going to on average last you two hours longer than the iPhone 6s. the iPhone 7 plus on the other hand is supposedly going to last you one hour longer than the iPhone 6S plus which is already a beast to beings with battery. This extra battery life extends partly to the A10 fusion chip which again is a quad core with two high performance core that we just talked about and two low performance cores that will only be used for tasks that don’t require a bunch of processing power like checking your emails for example in the background.
- Stereo Speakers:
The iPhone 6S speaker is actually not that bad compared to phones like the Galaxy S7. But thankfully Apple didn’t just settle for the status quo. The iPhone 7 now has dual stereo speakers with one of the speakers being at the bottom right where it was on the iPhone 6S and the other new speaker being at the top by the earpiece. This is a similar setup to what we saw on the HTC 10. Apple say that it’s two times louder and increased dynamic range