Apple announced its newest phablet, the iPhone 7 Plus got official with dual camera and water resistant body
Just as expected, today at its special press conference held in San Francisco, Apple has unveiled the new generation of iPhones. Accused of being far less innovative that other mobile makers Apple tries to prove that they still count on the market and releases the iPhone 7 Plus. Sporting a powerful 12MP sensor the iPhone 7 Plus is the first phone to take the full advantage of the dual camera technology. Here’s pretty much everything you want to know about the device.
Apple finally took the wraps off of the iPhone 7 Plus. Running iOS 10, the new phablet offers the best dual camera system available on the market and is sold in two new color options.
To start from the external appearance, the freshly released iPhone 7 Plus strongly resembles the iPhone 6S Plus. Just as its predecessor, the phablet sports a massive 5.5-inch screen panel, the well-known camera bump and curved edges so familiar to the last year’ model. However, as promised long before the premiere, the highly criticized antenna lines set on the back of the phone now took the less obvious, narrower character. This design trick results in a more cleaner look of the phone, though the wide top and bottom bezels are still quite disturbing.
Packed in a water- and dust- resistant aluminum body certified with the IP67 protection standard the iPhone 7 Plus will be available in a slightly wider range of color variants. Except for traditional silver, gold and rose gold, we can also choose among two black options: “jet black” and “black” that replaces the “space grey” variant being in constant use since 2013. So what’s the difference? The “jet black” variant will come with a shiny finish, whereas the “black” model will feature a matte finish. What’s more Apple also equipped the iPhone 7 Plus home key in several new functions. Due to application of a new taptic engine the button is now force sensitive and support multiplicity of distinct vibration patterns reserved for various notification.
Going further, the iPhone 7 Plus definitely biggest selling point are undoubtedly its optics. Although both, the standard 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and its larger sibling boast the same 12MP rear camera sensor, only the iPhone 7 Plus received a second lens that may be used for shooting photos with better zoom and depth than any other smartphones. Apple claims that the new 12MP sensor works 60 percent faster and is 30 percent more efficient. In addition, the snapper has been paired with an innovative six-element Quad-LED True Tone flash that generates 50 percent more light. So far the dual camera technology has been introduced to the market by several Android phones among which the most notable are: the HTC One M8 or the released just yesterday LG V20.
Staying in line with all recent rumors, Apple confirmed that the iPhone 7 Plus will lack the analogue audiojack. Instead the phone’s earbuds will now sync with the device via Lightning. It’s also surely worth pointing out that each purchased iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 3.5 mm adapter included. The new solution doesn’t only enhance the handset’s water resistance, but as well announces the wireless audio technology.
US availability and pricing
Scheduled to start shipping on September 16th, the iPhone 7 Plus will be available for pre-order this Friday, September 9th. The phone will debut with iOS 10 on the board which will officially launch on September 13. As promised Apple dropped the basic 16GB model, instead you may pick among 32GB, 128GB and 256GB variants. The iPhone 7 Plus isn’t surely a cheap device as its US pricing ranges from $769 for the 32GB model to $869 and $969 for 128GB and 256GB variants, respectively.