What is Different About the Latest iPhone 7?

iPhone 7 is Lighter

It is no longer news that the iPhone 7 has been officially launched. The question on many minds is what is new or different about the latest Apple’s iPhone release when compared with previous models especially iPhone 6. Well, let us quickly look at these.

iPhone 7 is Lighter

In terms of size, the only noticeable difference is that iPhone 7 is a bit lighter than its predecessors but precisely of the same height, width and thickness. iPhone 7 weigh 138 grams compared to iPhone 6’s 143 grams.

iPhone 7 is Lighter
iPhone 7 is Lighter

Brighter Screen

Even though the screen size and resolution has not changed, it is stated that iPhone 7 screen is 25% brighter than its predecessor, and that it has a wider color range that will allow for more detailed gaming and photos.

iPhone 7 screen is 25% brighter than its predecessor - Image credit: Apple
iPhone 7 screen is 25% brighter than its predecessor – Image credit: Apple

Water and Dust Resistant

Compared to previous models, the iPhone 7 model is water and dust resistant. According to the manufacturer, the latest iPhone models get an IP67 rating, which means they can survive being submerged up to 1 meter underwater for as long as 30 minutes.

IP67 water resistant - Image credit: Apple
IP67 water resistant – Image credit: Apple

Dual Speaker and Missing Headphone Jack

The headphone jack has finally been removed, enabling the new phone to have dual speakers, rather than the single speaker found in all the previous models. A Lightning charging port to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter now comes bundled in the box that will allow consumers to still use an earphone with the regular jack.

Lightning charging port to 3.5mm headphone jack - Image credit: Apple
Lightning charging port to 3.5mm headphone jack – Image credit: Apple

Double Storage

The lowest-tier iPhone 7 now comes with a 32GB of storage compared to the 16GB base storage found on previous models. This represents a double increase. Apple has in fact basically doubled storage capacities at every tier so the traditional 16GB, 64GB and 128GB have been replaced with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.

The lowest-tier iPhone 7 now comes with a 32GB
The lowest-tier iPhone 7 now comes with a 32GB

Major Speed Upgrade

In terms of performance, the new phone is equipped with quad core processors. The new phone is reportedly powered by what Apple calls the A10 Fusion chipset. Apple claims they will deliver 40% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster graphics performance than the previous iPhone 6 models.

Major Speed Upgrade - Image credit: Apple
Major Speed Upgrade – Image credit: Apple

Redesigned Camera

The iPhone 7 new camera comes with new image sensor, a 12-megapixel resolution and an optical image stabilization feature. It also has a new 7-megapixel front-facing camera different from previous and older iPhone models.

Single camera, 6-element lens - Image credit: Apple
Single camera, 6-element lens – Image credit: Apple

Longer Battery Life

The iPhone 7 is reported by Apple to have the longest battery life found in any iPhone. Based on tests conducted by the company, the new phone will last two extra hours than the iPhone 6s.

Lasts two extra hours than the iPhone 6s
Lasts two extra hours than the iPhone 6s

Conclusion

The iPhone 7 is a major improvement to the iPhone family with some radical changes that are bound to be subject of many discussions and debates among its many consumers and fans in days and months to come. Despite increasing push from competitors such as Samsung, Apple has somehow made a successful attempt to accommodate some of the new trends in today’s smartphone industry without losing its own long-held uniqueness.

You may click this official Apple’s link for more information on its full specification.

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