Apple announces iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Specifications, Prices, Availability
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the proposals for the next generation of Apple. The company has presented them in an event that took place on September 7 at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
The new smartphone will not distort the design of previous models, but introduce some new features in the line-up of Cupertino. In the article, you will find specifications, price and availability of new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: technical specifications, prices, availability
It ended the wait, Apple has announced them: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is finally official. Do not upset the good things they have brought to market earlier models, but as usual we will find changes and sip expertly chiselled around the ecosystem owner. One more time hardware and software meet in a synergy that aims to bring to market the experience of best possible use of smartphones.
Apple it will succeed with the new models? This question is of course only time will answer the company announced the new models without sacrificing the usual hyperbole of which we are now widely used. That’s all the news.
The company has revealed some information on the new models in advance of the live stream, confirming some details that were leaked through numerous rumors. The new devices are similar in terms of aesthetics than the models, they replace the previous line-up, with two variants once again from 4.7″ to 5.5.”
Aesthetically we find larger cameras, but again slightly protruding compared the rest of the body, plastic bands less obvious and two new color finishes: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will indeed be available in the colors Black (opaque) and Jet Black (gloss), which replace the current Space Grey that will be no longer available on new models. They remain Silver, Gold and Rose Gold.
The new smartphone will adopt a new version of capacitive Home button and the sensor touch ID that will vibrate to simulate clicks. The novelty allows to save space for other internal components. In addition, a key no moving mechanical parts allows to better resist wear over time.
To generate the vibration, the Home button is directly connected to Taptic Engine so that the perception of the feedback is more realistic and direct as possible. The addition is of course also designed to improve the resistance to fluid intrusion and dust inside the device, the new devices have the IP-67 certification and can also be used by putting them in contact with liquids and powders.
iPhone 7 has a completely revamped camera than in the past: the sensor is 12 megapixels but now, it’s faster and more efficient, and also the smallest model uses optical image stabilization. The sensor is supported by a lens to six items (before there were 5 on iPhone) with opening of a fixed aperture of f/1.8, and the flash is now made up of a Quad system with a True Tone LED technology for color balance. iPhone 7 also supports photo capture in RAW format. It also changes the front camera, with a more effective and defined sensor, from 7 megapixels.
Let’s turn to iPhone 7 Plus. The model with larger display uses a dual module system with one using a telephoto lens, the other angle: ” With two cameras and two goals, we can create a true zoom and right on the iPhone ” Phil Schiller said during the event.
The feature is defined as a 2X optical zoom: performing a photo appears in a new 1X key and pressing on top of it you can use the canvas form. With this system you can create, according to Apple, an optical zoom 2X, we wrote above, but also a software zoom (digital) up to a maximum of 10X without significant loss in quality. Statement that will be all to see during our usual test of the device.
As on many other dual camera models, including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be able to apply blur effects (bokeh) as it happens on professional DSLR, producing photos with a shallow depth of field: ” We’re not saying you can go to throw your camera, ” he did indicate Schiller. ” We’re just saying that this is the best camera ever on iPhone. For many customers, this will be the best camera you have ever owned. ”
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will use new HD Retina display 25% brighter with a wider range of colors and with a better management of the same, but it seems that the video resolution will remain the same for both models.
” But let’s talk about audio now “, so Phil Schiller announced the news in a sound field. The new smartphone will be the first of the family to integrate stereo speakers that improve in quality and volume, with a range of more substantial frequencies. The two speakers are not both on the bottom of the device, but one at the bottom as in today’s models, the other in the opposite part.
It is completely eliminated the 3.5mm audio jack, now the earphones are connected digitally via Lightning connector. Apple claims that there are 900 million devices that make use of the connection, with Lightning technology that becomes immediately (according to the calculations of the company) the audio connector used in the world.
The reason for the change? Schiller describes it with the word courage, the courage to change for something better. Nevertheless, in the original equipment of the two smartphones there will be a not quite encouraging adapter from the aesthetic point of view.
Using a single digital connector saves space for other internal components. More Apple wants to focus more on wireless technologies for headphones, announcing a new product: AirPods. The AirPods have 5 hours of power, not a lot, and can be used with both iPhone and Apple Watch.
To match them to the device you need to remove it from the box and … enough. There is no second pass. The AirPods combine with iPhone and Apple Watch Instantly, even iCloud account by logging on to the next devices with which to connect. Earphones using a new Apple chip, called W1, which will be integrated into the new S line of wireless headphones produced by Beats.
As a last point Apple has reserved some words for the performance: the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will use a new processor called Apple A10 Fusion, whose CPU is equipped with four 64-bit cores. According to the words of Apple A10 Fusion company it is 40% faster than Apple A9 on iPhone 6S and double Apple A8.
The new iPhone will be 120 times faster than the original model released in 2007. Two of the four processors will go to a fifth of the power: the applications and the lighter will work exclusively on these core functions, and the whole thing will come managed by a new power controller.
Apple A10 Fusion is ” the most powerful chip ever built on smartphones “, according to Apple, and it also has a GPU that will make possible entirely new gaming experience ” of the typical console “.
The new SoC is also particularly efficient, with Apple claiming the highest operating time ever in the history of the iPhone. Everything to be checked, of course, in the process of review. iPhone 7 estimated to last 2 hours longer than iPhone 6S of a pre-use basis by the company, while the model 7 Plus about an hour more than the current 6S Plus.
We come finally to the juice: prices and availability. iPhone 7 will cost $ 649 and iPhone 7 Plus $ 769, with all storage cuts that are doubled. The new models will be offered in denominations of 32, 128 and 256GB of storage built, while iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in combinations of 32 and 128GB.
Only SE iPhone will be sold in 16GB cut, with the option to choose a more substantial variation 64GB. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available on day-one, pre-order by September 9. Will hit stores September 16th.
The prices for the market amounted to :
- 32 GB : $649
- 128 GB : $749
- 256 GB : $849
iPhone 7 Plus
- 32 GB : $769
- 128 GB : $869
- 256 GB : $969
To clarify that the coloration iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in Jet Black color only in memory cuts 128 GB and 256 GB.
|Apple iPhone 7 : Technical Specifications|
|Display||IPS LCD 4.7″|
|Resolution||1,334 x 750 (326ppi)|
|Processor||Apple A10 Fusion Quad-core + M10|
|Cameras||12 MP – 7 MP|
|Connectivity||FDD-LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Touch ID, Apple Pay|
|Dimensions||138.3 x 67.1 x 71 mm|
|Apple iPhone 7 Plus Specifications|
|Display||IPS LCD 5.5″|
|Resolution||1,920 x 1,080 (401 PPI)|
|Processor||Apple A10 Fusion Quad-core + M10|
|Cameras||2 x 12 MP, 7MP|
|Connectivity||LTE Cat. 4, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Touch ID, Apple Pay|
|Dimensions||158.2 mm x 77.9 mm x 7.3 mm|