Apple officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today. The new iPhones have a similar design to the iPhone 6/6S, comes in gold, silver, rose gold, black and jet black, are water resistant, feature a dual camera system ( on the iPhone 7 Plus ), stereo speakers, no headphone jack and a new Home Button.
The Home Button on the iPhone 7 has been redesigned and it’s now force sensitive just like the Force Touch trackpads used in the new MacBooks.
The camera on the iPhone 6 has been upgraded with optical image stabilization and a f/1.8 lens that gets 50% more light than the iPhone 6S which has a f/2.2 lens. The phones comes with a new 12MP sensor thats 60% faster and 30% more efficient, a new image processing chip and a four LEP flash that produces 50% more light.
On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus features a dual camera system that allows true 2x optical zoom without loss of image quality. The dual system consists of a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. Later this year, via software update, iPhone 7 Plus user will also be able to enjoy a feature that mimics a shallow depth of field.
iPhone 7 also has a new display which is 25% brighter, has a wider color gamut and 3D Touch. The resolution of the displays appears to be unchanged.
There’s also a new A10 Fusion processor which is said to be 40% faster than last year’s chip and a new graphics processing chip which is 50% faster.
Pre-orders start on September 9th and the phones will be available for purchase on September 16th. The base model of the iPhone 7, which is now 32GB, will sell for $649 and goes up to $849 for the 256GB model. The iPhone 7 Plus will sell for $769 for the base model and goes up to $969.