Apple lovers are ready to flood the stores in hopes of purchasing the iPhone 7, which is set to come out September 16th. New and improved technology is always exciting, however, looking closely at the various features this phone has to offer is vital before purchasing.
Here’s everything, both good and bad, you need to know about the iPhone 7!
This Model Is Now Water Resistant
Thanks to the redesigned, enclosed outer structure of the iPhone 7, Apple guarantees water won’t be a harm for your phone. Prior to this announcement, many people were complaining about the fact that Android devices and other phones were implementing water-resistant technology.
However, if you know anything about Apple, you know the company likes to keep things simplistic yet detailed, carefully perfecting new technology into their models before jumping on the bandwagon.
Its Stereo Speaker System Offers Audio Circulation and Double the Volume
There’s nothing worse than having a device with only one speaker. This doesn’t just go for previous iPhone models but also for a lot of devices out there on the market.
Fortunately, with the iPhone 7, speakers are located both on the top and bottom of the model to ensure equal distribution of sound throughout a room, thus twice as much volume.
Say Goodbye to the iPhone’s “Real” Home Button
You know how the home button on the iPhone has always been an actual, pressable button? Well, not anymore with the iPhone 7.
The new home “button” is touch sensitive on the latest model. Before the moaning and groaning starts, here’s what’s so great about the new home button: no more home button breakages!
With any device that’s thoroughly used, buttons wear down, break, become harder to press, or become loose over time, which was a problem for some iPhone owners in the past. Not anymore with the iPhone 7!
Black Is Back, and Hello to Non-Matte
As you’re probably already aware, the iPhone 6 was not offered in black, but instead in matte, metal-colored options. The iPhone 7, however, offers gold, rose gold and silver (no more space gray) alongside a matte black and lovely, non-matte jet black in a glossy finish.
These are great color options for those not into the brighter iPhone colors and even for those who miss the iPhone’s shiny finish and are over the whole matte hype.
Deal Breaker: The Amazing Wireless AirPods Have to Be Purchased Separately
Apple’s new AirPods generated a lot of hype. I mean, who wouldn’t love wireless earbuds?
No wires, no plug-ins, and, in turn, no worries about the wires getting tangled or broken. Unfortunately, though, AirPods are not included with purchase of the iPhone 7.
If you want AirPods, you’ll have to wait until they are released in October and purchase them separately for $159.
Instead the iPhone 7 comes with traditional, wired Apple EarPods, which accompanied the previous models. Here’s the catch, though: these wired earbuds can only be connected via lightning cable.
Apple assures that being connected through the lightning cable offers higher quality sound delivery. On the downside, both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus kiss their 3.5 mm headphone jack goodbye. Instead, Apple is including a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter that plugs right into your lightning port.
The annoying part is that since there’s only one lightning port on the iPhone 7, the wired EarPods can’t be used while charging the phone or connecting it to a computer. So basically, Apple almost forces you to purchase their wireless AirPods, so you can listen to music while charging or connecting your device.
Even so, just think of all the possibilities of AirPods: they’re easier to sneak into class, no more broken wires, better for working out with and no more annoying, tangly wires draping from your ears to your pocket.
Oh, and they’re pretty nifty looking.
Other Things You Should Know
- The iPhone 7 Plus (not the regular iPhone 7) offers a double, wider range camera
- The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are offered in the exact same dimensions as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
- This model offers a brighter, more colorful screen display
- The battery lasts two hours longer than the iPhone 6
- Like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the 16GB model is still no longer an option
- The iPhone 7 offers twice as fast processing and triple as fast LTE as the iPhone 6
- With iOS 10, you can easily transfer your contacts, photos and other important pieces of information from an Android device to the brand new iPhone 7 (or any other iPhone model offering the iOS 10 download)