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The Apple Iphone 7 after series of leaks & speculation has now been officially announced.The new Iphone 7 brings with it a whole lot of changes – some obvious & some not so obvious changes .
Designs & Display
Starting off with the design ,the iphone 7 hasn’t deviated from its predecessor in terms of design, but comes with few and obvious changes. The most obvious of the design change is in the antenna bands placement. The new phone 7 now has the Antenna bands placed at the top and bottom edges on the back giving the new entrant an edge over its predecessor in term of aesthetics.
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As for the headphone jack ,previous rumors turned out to be true ,the feature is gone and gone for good. Now, Apple has replaced the headphone jack with EarPods with Lightning connector and comes bundled with lightning to 3.5mm adapter.
The new iphone 7 is now water and dust resistance with IP67 rating ,meaning it can survive up to 30 minutes under a meter of water ,this may come as big news to lots of iphone fans ,but certainly not for for the likes of Samsung and Sony xperia fans .
Finally in the design room ,the iphone 7 houses a physical home button and diubles as Fingerprint sensor which press sensitive with the new generation Taptic Engine.
Iphone 6 Display
Like the Iphone 6 from previous year ,the iphone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with 3D touch, a new quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor with 3.3 billion transistors ,which Apple claims is 40% faster than Apple A9 along with hexa-core GPU.
The iphone 7 comes with just 2GB of RAM and is available in 32GB,128GB and 256GB storage variants.
Iphone 7 Camera & OS
The Iphone 7 comes with an upgraded came modules.It now features a new 12-megapixel iSight camera with 6-element lens, f/1.8 aperture, High-speed Sensor (60% faster, 30% efficient) .The new 12MP isight camera comes with OIS, quad LED-tone flash and is capable of recording 4K video . The iphone 7 facetime camera has been updated from 1.2MP to a new 7MP Facetime camera with HD offering. It runs on the latest iOS 10 which boasts of much smarter Siri that can command third-party apps, new Messaging functionality and a convenient Raise to Wake way of lighting up the phone.
Apple iPhone 7 specifications
- 4.7-inch (1334 x 750 pixels) IPS 326 ppi display, 1400:1 contrast ratio, 3D Touch
- Quad-core A10 Fusion 64-bit processor with six-core GPU, M10 motion co-processor
- 32GB,128GB and 256GB storage options
- iOS 10
- Water and dust resistant (IP67)
- 12MP camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, Six‑element lens Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 30 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
- 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
- Fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 138.3x 67.1×7.1 mm; Weight: 138grams
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 10 days standby, Up to 12 hours internet use on 3G/4G LTE, 14 hours on Wi-Fi
iPhone 7 Battery ,Color ,Pricing & Availability
Apple says the iphone 7 as well a the iphone 7 plus got the longest lasting battery in an iphone till date.It comes packed with a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery which Apple claims has a standby time of 10 days, Up 14 hours over WiFi and 12 hours on 4G.
The Iphone 7 comes in array of colors including two new black matte and high-gloss color as well as the usual rose gold, gold, and silver color options.
The Apple iPhone 7 price at $649 for the base 32GB version, 128GB variant costs $749 and the 256GB variant would cost $849. The device will be available for pre-order from Friday, September 9 in about 25 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US.
Actual availability in the countries mentioned above begins from Friday, September 16 2016.
The iphone 7 price when available in Nigeria will range from N250,000 – 350,000 depending on where you are buying from.