iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is Touting a specific kind of black for its new batch of phones: jet black. “Absolutely stunning,” the company describes it – said to be the result of an elaborate engineering process.
Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, says the new phones are more seamless than ever before and are given that high-gloss, mirror-like finish for those that like their gadgets really, really shiny. There is a “jet black” version that’s matt along with other color options gold, silver, and rose gold.
These are also the first water- and dust-resistant iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, having been given an IP67 rating.
The home (button) is where the heart is
The home button is “Quintessential” to Apple’s iPhone design, says Schiller. In the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, they say that they’ve made it more Responsive, Naturally improving the Taptic Engine – essentially, vibration feedback technology – first found in the 6 and 6s.
The biggest changes for the iPhone are found in the camera. Both iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now come with optical image stabilization, one benefit of which is the ability to take sharp photos even in low-light conditions. The wider f/1.8 aperture (the camera of the iPhone 6s has a f/2.2 opening) aids in that regard as well. Apple has also increased the power of its flash by 50%. The 12-megapixel back camera has other gains too: it’s said to be 30% more energy efficient than its predecessor. The front-facing camera has been upgraded to 7 megapixels from 5.
Confirming rumors, the iPhone 7 Plus packs a dual-lens camera system: one camera has a focal length of 28 millimeters (great for wide angle shots) and the other is a 58-millimeter, a focal length that’s more zoomed in. The longer focal length also allows smartphone photographers to create those out-of-focus zones, typically regarded as aesthetically pleasing
The iPhone 7’s camera even allows users to capture RAW picture files, a filetype that’s larger than JPEGs and carry far more detail information – perfect for those looking to tweak their photos a lot.