Highly anticipated smartphones iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have finally been released by Apple during their keynote event held in San Francisco. Apple’s iPhone is world’s most popular smartphone with millions of fans and loyal customers around the world. Everyone had been waiting for this device throughout this year. Finally, the wait is over and you can pre-order your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. In terms of specs and new functions, the latest smartphones from Apple are among the best in the world.
Android users, those who have been using older iPhone models and are skeptical about moving on to the latest models or users of other phones might be thinking about switching to new iPhone 7/7 Plus. In order to make the decisions easier for you, we have listed top five reasons why you should switch to iPhone 7 or 7 plus or at least consider switching. Reasons given below may not be able to convince you to ditch your beloved current mobile device but it will give some idea about what to expect in the Apple’s latest flagship device.
1 – A10 Fusion Chip
The A10 Fusion Chip slotted inside the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is faster and energy efficient compared to the A9 and A8 chips on the iPhone 6S/iPhone 6S Plus and the iPhone 6/6 Plus. A10 Fusion chip consumes less power which makes battery to last longer. According to Apple’s official statement, the A10 chip is 40% faster than A9 and two times faster than A8 which was inside the previous iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices.
The A10 Fusion chip is a quad-core processor having two high-performance cores for intensive tasks like 3D gaming, and two low-performance & power saving cores for less demanding tasks. To deliver ultimate gaming performance the A10 packs a six-core GPU for stunning graphics performance. This will enable developers to launch graphically amazing futuristic games and apps for the iPhone 7 series.
2 – Stereo Speakers
Lack of headphone jack has been a much hyped aspect of the new iPhone 7/7 Plus. Headphone jack, as you might have noticed from iPhone 7 renditions, has been replaced by small holes just like the speaker grill on the other side of the charging port. These small holes are not for speakers. Then, you might be wondering where are much talked about stereo speakers in the iPhone 7/7 Plus?
Well, those stereo speakers are at the top end of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus inside the earpiece. Apple has stuffed another stereo speaker there, so that you can get louder audio from the phone. A new algorithm by Apple will automatically detect whether the device is in landscape or portrait mode and then adjust volume distribution from stereo speakers accordingly.
3 – Dual-Camera
The most hyped feature of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has undoubtedly been the dual-camera setup on the new Apple flagship. The iPhone 7 comes with a single 12 MP rear camera and the iPhone 7 Plus features two rear-end camera lenses of 12 MP each. One of the 12 MP lenses in dual-camera on iPhone 7 Plus is for zooming-in on pictures, while the other one is a wide-angle lens for shooting HD videos even in low-light surroundings.
Wide-angle lens allows you to fit more objects in the shot. And for taking pictures of something that is at a considerable distance from you, you can switch to telephoto lens to zoom in when taking photos without any loss in image quality.
You can easily switch between both lenses. In the update photo app, there is a 1x button indicating the stock wide-angle camera. Just tap on it to switch to 2x telephoto lens for capturing better images which is perfect for Instagram fanatics.
The wide-angle lens on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus has a solid 12 MP sensor. f/1.8 aperture, wide color gamut, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), quad-LED True Tone flash and six-element lens. Both devices have a 7 MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.
4 – Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus
The one features is surely going to skyrocket the sales of iPhone 7 Plus model. There is a new camera mode called Portrait in iPhone 7 Plus which blurs the background while focusing on the main subject or person in the picture. You don’t have to perform complex tasks like on DSLR, just tap on the portrait mode option and its done.
When the portrait mode is ON, both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus take picture together, scanning the background and the subject. New code then processes the image, blurring the background like on DSLR.
5 – Dust and Water Resistant Body
In the past, we heard that iPhone models were water resistant despite the lack of official confirmation from Apple. This time around we don’t need any more confirmation or convincing because as far as the body of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is concerned, its IP67 certifies, which means it is water and dust resistant.
Apple said that you can use iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in the shower or swimming pool but always use it in pure water as salted water can cause damage to the internal components of the phone.
You can pre-order the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from September 9. The iPhone 7 starts from $649 for the base 32GB model and upward. iPhone 7 Plus star at $769. You have three storage options to choose from: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.
We hope this helped you in understanding more about the latest flagship from Apple. We are your thoughts about iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? Share with us in the comments section below.