As has been rumoured for quite some time now, Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, which are the next generation of iPhones and will take over from the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
Tim Cook says that it is the best iPhone that Apple has ever created, featuring a brilliant new design that looks sleek and very premium, with an aluminium build that features the antenna built right into the body of the smartphone.
It is also both water and dust resistant to an IP67 standard features for the first time in an iPhone ever.
And more importantly, it finally features a true black glossy finish once again, reminding us of the iPhone 3G (one of my personal favourites).
It will also be available in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver.
Apple has also made some changes to the home button with the iPhone 7, making it more responsively, reliable and even customisable. It’s force-sensitive and works alongside a new, more responsive, with a number of new integrations for messages.
Probably the biggest thing you will notice is the lack of a 3.5mm jack though.
The iPhone 7 also features a 12-megapixel sensor camera, with a six-element lens, optical image stabilisation, a 1.8 aperture, a 60% faster and 30% more energy efficient sensor. On top of that, there is also a Quad-LED True Tone flash that is 50% brighter than the last iPhone. Apple has also updated the image signal processor.
On the front, you will also find a 7-megapixel shooter.
The iPhone 7 Plus will up this with two 12-megapixel cameras on the back, one is a wide-angle and the other is telephoto, allowing you to capture better focal zoom right on the camera, which allows you to zoom into a photo much further than you were able to do before, thanks to the telphoto lens, all the way up to 10x, with 4x better quality than before.
But that’s not all, Apple also provided a sneak peek at another feature that these dual sensors will allow. This is the inclusion of depth of field, allowing you to capture images with Bokeh (a blurred background) on an iPhone. However, that feature will not launch on the iPhone 7 Plus until later this year.
The new Retina HD display is 25% brighter, with a wide colour gamut, 3D Touch and more. And they have even included stereo speakers on the front of the device, one of which is at the front and one is at the back, resulting in a 25% louder sound.
With the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, Apple will be moving audio to Lightning, allowing them to take advantage of its Digital Audio capabilities, this may annoy quite a few people, as it does lock you down to one type of headphone for one type of device, however, Apple will be including a set of Lightning Apple EarPods with every iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
And they will also include a Lighting to 3.5mm jack adapter in the box alongside it.
This also comes alongside new wireless capabilities, but not in the way you might expect.
This is the announcement of Apple AirPods. Which you can read more about here.
Probably the coolest advancement in the iPhone 7 is the inclusion at the A10 Fusion chip, which features two high-performance cores for 40% faster speeds than the A9, and 60% faster than the A8.
On top of these cores, there’s also two high-efficiency cores, which are used when you don’t need those high-performance cores to save on battery life.
There’s also a GPU that’s faster than the previous editions, and 240x faster than the original iPhone.
It also has the longest battery life ever in the iPhone, with around 2 more hours than the iPhone 6S, or 1 more hour than the iPhone 6S Plus.
The iPhone 7 will be available with 32GB/ 64GB/ 128G fro just $629 in the US, or £599 in the UK. The iPhone 7 Plus will be available from $769 in the US, or £719 in the UK with the same storage options.
It will be available for pre-order from September 9th, and will be available from September 16th in 28 regions, and then 30 more one week later.
iOS 10 will be available from September 13th.
You can find out more about the iPhone 7 at the source link below.