Finally, the new Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is out but only for preorders on the US site now. Though there aren’t any major updates from the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, the new phone still boasts some pretty impressive upgrades. Here’s everything you need to know about the spanking new phone.
#1 New colour
The iPhone 7 is generally sleeker and lighter compared to its predecessor, 4 to 5 grams to be exact. They also have 2 new colours, Black (matte finish) and Jet Black (glossy finish), available for both 7 and 7 Plus.
PSA: It is recommended for you to get a phone cover if you’re thinking of getting the Jet Black as its glossy surface is more prone to scratches.
#2 Water and dust proof
YES! The new iPhone is water, splash and dust resistant! No need to hide your phone from the rain or have a panic attack when your phone drops into the pool. It can be submerged for around 30 minutes and up to 1 metre deep. Now they just have to make it drop resistant for the next one.
#3 Better cameras
Hurray to better selfies! All new wide-angle lens with a f/1.8 aperture and a high-speed sensor that’s 60 percent faster than before, superior photos that can be captured from either front or back facing cameras. Also did you notice that the 7 Plus has dual cameras? It uses the same camera as the iPhone 7, but there’s another 12-megapixel camera next to it. This one’s a 56mm-telephoto lens with an f/2.8 aperture which has a built-in zoom feature.
#4 No headphone jack
We all saw this one coming with all the rumours going around before the release that Apple was going to do without the headphone jack for the newest iPhone. But hey look at the bright side, no more tangled wires! The AirPods has sensors to detect when you’re listening and when you’re speaking, so everything is better, just without the wires. It lasts up to 5 hours per charge and up to 24 hours if you bring the pods out in the case that it comes in. Our next question is, how to make sure that we don’t misplace any of the AirPods? They aren’t cheap you know.
#5 Higher processing power
The A10 Fusion is a 64-bit quad-core processor that’s 40 percent faster than the A9 in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The better processor also improves the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ graphics and it also comes with 2GB of RAM, whereas the 7 Plus offers 3GB.
#6 Longer battery life
Best news of all? The new iPhone 7 will last 2 hours more than iPhone 6S, and the iPhone 7 Plus will last 1 hour more than iPhone 6S Plus. Time for more Pokemon Go!
Preorders for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus starts on 9 September at 3pm from the Apple website. Prices start at $1,048 for a 32GB iPhone 7 and $1,248 for a 32GB iPhone 7 Plus. No word on when iPhone 7 and 7 Plus be available for preorders from our local telcos yet but no frets ’cause we’re sure it will be soon.