On September 7th, Apple announced the latest iterations of its two powerful smartphones. The Cupertino-based company announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus — two devices with similar designs yet twice as powerful as the previous iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. With this release, Apple changed many aspects of the phone, including aesthetic design and the way users interact with the device. The device has a ton of new internal improvements including its camera, security, and audio.
When did the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 come out?
Although the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were officially announced on September 7th, 2016, Apple and mobile carriers began accepting pre-orders on September 9.
Both models the 7 and 7 Plus officially came out on September 16 in the year 2016, which is also the date Apple and mobile carriers officially began shipping to those who pre-ordered the devices.
How much was the iPhone 7 when it came out?
When the iPhone 7 came out back in 2016, the starting price for the device was $649. As for the iPhone 7 Plus, the starting price was $769. The most expensive iPhone 7 model you could buy was the the iPhone 7 Plus 256GB which was originally priced at $969
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One thing Apple knows is that the iPhone is the most used phone as a camera in the entire world. Because of this, the company comes up with groundbreaking improvements every year in the cameras section of the device every time they release a flagship device. This year is no different with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone 7 now comes with Optical image stabilization, a feature that was only available on the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 camera is now designed with a ƒ/1.8 aperture which Apple claims “allows up to 50 percent more light onto the camera sensor than iPhone 6s,” allowing users to take better-looking photos in low-light environments.
Apple also made significant improvements in the camera flash. The camera now features four smart LEDs, which are 50 percent brighter than the iPhone 6s according to Apple. Compared to last year’s iPhone 6s, the iPhone 7 comes with a 7 MP front-facing camera with wide color capture.
iPhone 7 Plus users, like iPhone 6s Plus users, will get a better camera than iPhone 7 users. Although both iPhone 7 models with operate on a 12 MP camera, the iPhone 7 Plus comes to a newly developed two-camera system that allows users to get better quality pictures from a further distance. It also comes with a ƒ/2.8 aperture lens.
Water and dust resistant
One of the reasons the general public always says that Apple is way behind Samsung when comes to phone innovation is because Samsung has been making water-resistant phones for a while now, starting with the Galaxy S5. And up to the iPhone 6s, Apple had not released or mentioned any water-resistance iPhone. Now with today’s announcement, the company not only announced that the iPhone 7 is water-resistant, but even dust-resistant as well. The iPhone 7 is IP67 water-resistant, which means it can be submerged in water for up to 1m and for up to 30 minutes — worse than the Galaxy S7 IP68 rating.
Speaker and Audio
The iPhone 7 has some interesting changes when it comes to audio. Unlike the iPhone 6s which only has one speaker, the iPhone 7 comes with stereo speakers, twice as loud as the iPhone 6s.
Your iPhone 6s’ Earpods will not work with the iPhone 7 unless you have an adapter. Apple decided that it will be best for the future of electronic devices to get rid of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The company will include a free adapter with the iPhone 7.
Apple describes its latest mobile CPU as “The most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.” The A10 chip is as twice as fast as the A8 chip found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Because of this chip, Apple says that iPhone 7 users will generally get two hours or more of battery usage compared to previous iPhone models.
One thing that was supposed to happen with the iPhone 6 — according to rumors — was the abandonment of the 16GB of storage. But this did not happen even with the release of the iPhone 6s. Now with the iPhone 7, Apple will no longer offer 16GB of storage as a base model. 32GB will be 16GB from now on. The other two more expensive options will be 128 and 256GB.
Previously, the iPhone 6s was released in four colors. Now Apple has added a new Jet Black color to the line. The Jet Black color will be available only in 128GB and 256GB models.