Apple has released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which are faster, thinner and water-resistant with a set of wireless headphones called AirPods and come in more colours to boot.
The iPhones come in two sizes, a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch “Plus” model. The new phones have several feature changes such as water and dust resistance, the camera upgraded with a “dual lens”system on the iPhone 7 Plus that allows for improved long-range photos, and a redesigned pressure-sensitive home button. The iPhone 7 only has one camera, while the iPhone 7S has two: a wide-angle and a telephoto.
Apple also launched their new AirPods – wireless headphones (with a microphone). It can be purchased separately at extra cost.
An attendee wears the AirPod headphones at the San Francisco event. CREDIT: BLOOMBERG
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Key features to know
Water and dust resistant
Longer battery life: Apple says the 7’s battery will last two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus battery lasts one hour more than the 6 Plus.
Comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold
A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Cost: Starts from £599
Key dates: ordering on Sept 9, shipping on Sept 16
How the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus compare with Apple previous iPhone models
The evolution of the iPhone
Compared | iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
|Feature||iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|Resolution||1334 x 750||1920 x 1080|
|Camera||12MP camera||12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras|
|Processor||A10 64 bit||A10 64 bit|
|Battery Life||2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s||1 hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus|
|Storage||32GB, 128GB or 256GB||32GB, 128GB or 256GB|