Apple have officially launched their next instalment in the iPhone line – Introducing the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The launch took place at their annual event in San Francisco yesterday.
Setting you back a minimum of £599 the iPhone 7 has had a few noticeable changes to it’s predecessor.
Upgrades to the iPhone 7 include: two choices of black, jet black and of course regular black, dust and water resistant, the iPhone 7 Plus does come with a dual-camera setup and of course the much talked about removal of the headphone jack – Which comes with the introduction of AirPods. More on that later. And finally the battery life has been improved..
Long overdue the iPhone becomes waterproof. The Apple device with an IP67 rating now sits just below the Samsung Galaxy S7’s IP68 water resistant capabilities – Ideal for these winter months we are quickly approaching.
Apple have also upgraded the speaker system in the new iPhone 7 design. There will be a speaker at the top and base of the device offering a clearer sound – Ideal for those who watch movies or play games on the handset.
Your night out selfies will improve dramatically with the upgrades on the camera. The rear camera boasts a 12MP camera whilst the front-facing camera has been updated from 5MP to 7MP. As previously mentioned, the iPhone 7 Plus does come with a dual-camera feature. The changes to the lens allow a higher percentage of light into your photos for better picture results.
Apple claim that the “iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have the best battery life of any iPhone“. On average a user is expected to get around 2 hours more charge out of their device than the iPhone 6.
Onto the biggest talking point surrounding the latest iPhone – The headphone jack has really been removed from the handset as Apple claim it makes room for more important hardware.
Included in the box with the iPhone 7 is a set of Lightning EarPods so you can listen to all your favourite music straight away. If you enjoy using your old headphones with the standard 3.5mm jack then you can do as an adaptor comes included.
Away from all these wires you can go and spend £159 on a set of Apple’s AirPods. These are the companies first Bluetooth earbuds that offer up to five hours of listening off one charge, dual microphones enabling you to take calls and interact with Siri, and touch response, so you can answer calls and launch Siri.
The new iPhone handset price starts at £539 and is available from 16th September.