As promised, Apple has officially announced its much-anticipated phones of this year, dubbed as Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at its Keynote event in San Francisco, USA. Both these smartphones will be available in India from October 7th, pricing is expected to start at Rs. 60,000.
The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both are powered by a new A10 Fusion 64-bit quad-core processor, coupled with six-core GPU and M10 motion co-processor. The A10 processor is said to be 120 times faster than the original iPhone, and 40 percent faster than the A9 chip in last year’s iPhone 6S along with a better battery life. The company has finally ditched the 16GB storage variant, and the new iPhone will be available in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options. Both these smartphone will run on the latest iOS 10.The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature a 7-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording, and retina flash. Both of them houses a fingerprint sensor which is now press sensitive with the new generation Taptic Engine and also offers connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with GLONASS, and NFC. Both of these smartphones will be available in Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black and the new Jet Black (instead of the traditional Space Grey) color variants.About the display, the iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch (1334 x 750 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 326 ppi and 3D Touch. Whereas the iPhone 7 Plus flaunts a larger 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 401 ppi and 3D Touch. On the camera front, the iPhone 7 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS, six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, and 4K video recording. However, the iPhone 7 Plus bears a 12-megapixel dual rear camera with OIS, optical zoom at 2x, digital zoom up to 10x, six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, and 4K video recording.As per the rumors, Apple has ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack in both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company now wants users to use the Lightning port for their new included headphones, which uses a Lightning connector. Alternatively, users can continue to use headphones with the 3.5mm headphone jack by using an adapter, which is included in the box. Both these smartphones are IP67 certified water and dust resistant.
The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are backed by a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which gives up to 12 hours and 13 hours of internet use on 3G/4G LTE respectively. The iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 × 7.1 mm and weighs 138 grams, while the larger iPhone 7 Plus measures 158.2 x 77.9 × 7.3 mm and weighs 188 grams.