Today marks then day when we’ll be seeing a slew of gadgets from Apple, which obviously includes the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here at MobiPicker, we’ll continue to provide you with up-to-date changes regarding the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and of course the new Apple Watch, so continue to stay and with us throughout the whole event as it draws to a close.
Screen size, display and other details
Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sport an aluminum casing and this improves the strength of the overall body. It also reflects the light beautifully, and there is also a stainless steel Apple logo present at the back. A solid state home button is also present, and sports a Taptic Engine that delivers those vibrational effects when you receive a notification.
This vibrational effect gives the user the same sensation that they are pressing an actual physical button. Both devices are also IP67 certified, which means that they will be protected against splashes of water as well as dust.
Apple A10 Fusion
The new chipset is running a total of four processing cores; two of which will handle the intensive processing tasks, while the remaining two will take care of the ‘not so important’ tasks.
According to the details that apple has stated about its latest chipset, A10 Fusion performance cores will deliver 40 percent more performance compared to the cores present in A9. The new GPU is 240 times faster than the GPU present in the first iPhone, and the cores made to take care of the less important tasks will consume 1/5 of the power to reduce battery exertion.
iPhone 7 features a new 12MP camera sensor and both this and iPhone 7 Plus feature an OIS chip, which is also called optical image stabilization. The new sensor is not only 60 percent faster, but it also 30 percent more efficient, which will prevent it from consuming too much power, conserving battery life as a result.
The aperture has a value of f/1.8 and there’s a 7MP front camera present as well, which if you ask, features automatic image stabilization. The iPhone 7 Plus on the other hand features a dual camera, and combining this hardware with the improved software, the camera will be able to produce a nice depth of field, which is equal to what you see on DSLR cameras.
Apple has employed the use of stereo speakers, which are present at the top and bottom of iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus. As an added treat, Apple’s lightning-based EarPods will be included in the box and to ensure flexibility to the user, there’s also a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter that will be present in the retail packaging.
Apple claims that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus delivers the best battery life possible. Phil Schiller stated that you will be able to get out at least 2 hours of additional battery life when compared to the iPhone 6s. For the iPhone 7 Plus, users will be able to experience an hour higher than what users experienced on their iPhone 6s Plus.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus price plus release date
Here are the pricing details of both phones. Apple has followed the same pattern like last year and the year before, with the unlikeliest of changes coming from the storage
- 32GB: $649 for unlocked model
- 128GB: $749 for unlocked model
- 256GB: $849 for unlocked model
iPhone 7 Plus:
- 32GB: $769 for unlocked model
- 128GB: $869 for unlocked model
- 256GB: $969 for unlocked model
The Apple AirPods will be retailing for $159 when they arrive during the month of October. The available colors are as follows:
- Jet black
Apple has confirmed that pre-orders for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will begin on September 9, with shipping starting one week later on September 16th, 2016. The countries that will receive the shipments have been listed below:
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- US Virgin Islands
The countries that have not been listed here will receive their orders starting from September 23.
Apple Watch 2 specs, features, pricing and more details here
In June, Apple previewed watchOS 3, which brings a whole new suite of features and functions, which will include the scribbling feature that will allow you to write effortlessly on the small screen. As for the new wearable, it is called Apple Watch Series 2, and comes with a brand new feature called ‘swim-free’. That is correct, Apple Watch Series 2 is water resistant up to 50 meters, and the Apple engineers ran into one complication and that happens to be the speaker. The speaker needs air to produce sound, but with the Apple Watch Series 2, the speaker itself removes the water from the cutout, which will prevent the wearable from going haywire.
It also features the second generation S2 chipset, which is running a dual-core processor. The processor is 50 percent faster than the previous generation CPU, and the new GPU is twice as fast as the previous generation chip. In addition, the Apple Watch Series 2 also features a second generation panel and is able to give out up to 1000nits of display, making it appear extremely bright, even when you’re right outside the sunlight. However, one of the biggest changes coming to the wearing is the addition of a GPS module.
Apple Watch Series 2 is going to carry a price of $369. In addition, Apple is also upgrading the first-gen Apple Watch with the new dual-core processor present in the S2 chipset and calling it the Apple Watch Series 1. The Series 1 will now come in at a starting price of $269. As for the preorders, Apple Watch Series 2 will be starting from September 9th and the watchOS 3 update is going to get rolled out on the 13th of October.
These are all details that were shown at Apple’s announcement today and we’ll update you as soon as get to know about more details.