If you haven’t heard about the latest iPhone 7 and 7 Plus release, where have you been? Months have passed since Apple revealed their newest addition to the family. That’s more than enough time to get acquainted with the gadget’s most popular specs and design details. We’re happy to announce that the newest addition to the Apple family measures up,though there were some surprises. Here’s what you need to know about the 7 to determine if this new generation is worth getting.
- New Colors
We’ll start with something easy. Though not as technologically impressive as some of the later specs we outline, it’s just as important as any processor. Part of the reason people invest in the Apple brand is so they can get the Apple look. This generation comes with 2 versions of black (matte and glossy) as well as the typical rose gold and silver. The glossy black (what they’re calling Jet Black) is prone to smudges and scratches, and its slick surface is easy to drop. It’s encouraged that you add an iPhone 7skin or wrap in order to counteract these drawbacks. A wrap made by the designers at dbrand is grime-resistant and easy to grip. dbrand skins & wraps also keep sharp objects and careless handling from leaving their mark on these phones.
- Water Resistance
Who hasn’t dropped their phone in the toilet at least once? Just us? Okay, that sounds fake but we’re still telling you about the latest upgrade to the 7th generation. Unlike any phone before it, the 7 and its big brother, the 7 Plus, are rated water resistant up to 50 meters of water. While it may not stand up to an extended dip in a pool, it will survive an accidental drop in the sink, puddle, or toilet.
- Updated Cameras
Apple has always spearheaded mobile camera capabilities, so it only makes sense that the 7 comes equipped with a proficient camera. Its rear-facing 12-megapixel camera can switch between wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also comes with a speedy f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. Shutterbugs will appreciate these additions as it can take beautiful, crisp shots even in low-light settings. Meanwhile, its 7-megapixel front-facing camera isn’t anything to laugh at and will grab IG worthy selfies every time.
- Hardware Mix-up
Usually iPhones stick to a certain standard, but the 7 and 7 Plus aim to shake up a few things. For one, the home button is now a static button that relies on the same haptic technology found in its touch screen. That means you won’t have the satisfaction of depressing a button whenever you use it. For another, the 7 and 7 Plus are entirely bereft of audio jacks. While surprising, the fact that an Apple update renders previous tech useless isn’t. Instead of headphones, owners will have to invest in wireless earpods that hook up with its Lightning connector port.