In case you’ve missed it, the new and improved iPhone 7 is here! The details of the new iPhone were released on Wednesday, September 7. Usually the new versions of Apple products are met with roaring applause, however, people’s reactions to this new phone are conflicting for multiple reasons.
To start, Apple has introduced two new black colours: 'Jet Black' and ‘Black’ along with other consumer favourites; silver, gold and rose gold. Dust and water resistance, not waterproof mind you, are some added features as well as stereo speakers, with one at the top and one at the base of the device which will be giving you louder and clearer audio. For the many photographers out there these new phones have dual camera lenses that works together as one. Apple’s tweet on September 7th explains this further, “Two all-new cameras that shoot as one for high-res optical zoom at 2x”. The new iPhone 7 has a storage capacity starting at 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Although, if you are wanting the colour Jet Black it can only be purchased in 128GB or 256GB.
One very controversial feature of the iPhone 7 is the lack of a headphone jack. Instead they have it as a converter which comes in the iPhone box as well. All you need to do is plug the converter in the lightning cable port and away you go. According to Apple, removing the 3.5 mm port has freed up some beneficial space for some other new functions, such as improving the pressure sensitive button, improving water resistance and adding a 14 percent bigger battery. What will you do now to play your music? Apple has introduced wireless headphones called AirPods.They are able to sense when they’re in your ears and to pause when you take them out. You can even double-tap one of the AirPod’s to activate Siri, without even taking your iPhone out of your pocket. AirPods have the custom-designed Apple W1 chip. The chip makes for a better wireless connection and improved sound. The W1 chip manages battery life so you can listen for 5 hours on a single charge.
As for the price of these new gadgets, it all depends on if you are planning to buy it straight from apple or if you buy it through a carrier. iPhone 7 32 GB starts at $899 from the Apple Store or $399 from a carrier. The most expensive iPhone 7 is the 256GB at $1,159 from the Apple Store and $659 from a carrier. Apple specifically said that they wanted to sell the iPhone 7 at an affordable price, they have set their prices near those of the iPhone 6s when it was released last September.