Apple has announced the iPhone 7 Plus smartphone at the San Francisco event. It has a 5.5-inch Retina HD display with 3D touch, is powered by a new quad-core Apple A10 Fusion processor which is 40% faster than Apple A9 along with new hexa-core GPU and runs on the latest iOS 10. It has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras one wide-angle with f/1.8 aperture
and a telephoto lens with f/2.8 aperture for new depth-of-field and has OIS along with Quad-LED True Tone flash. It also has a new 7MP Facetime camera.
It is also water and dust resistance with IP67 ratings. It has a new home button which house the fingerprint sensor is now press sensitive with the new generation Taptic Engine. It has also removed the 3.5mm audio jack, so it now comes with EarPods with Lightning connector and comes bundled with lightning to 3.5mm adapter. The wireless Airpods will also be available separately.
Apple iPhone 7 Plus specifications
- 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS 401ppi display, 1300:1 contrast ratio, 3D Touch
- Quad-core A10 Fusion 64-bit processor with six-core GPU, M10 motion co-processor
- 32GB,128GB and 256GB storage options
- iOS 10
- Water and dust resistant (IP67)
- 12MP wide-angle (f/1.8) and telephoto (f/2.8) cameras, OIS, Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x, Six‑element lens, Quad-LED True Tone flash, 4K video recording at 30 fps, Slo‑mo 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
- 7MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1080p video recording,Retina Flash
- TouchID Fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 158.2x 77.9×7.3 mm; Weight: 188grams
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS with GLONASS
- Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with up to 16 days standby, Up to 13 hours internet use on 3G/4G LTE, 15 hours on Wi-Fi
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus comes in Jet Black, Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver colors. It starts at $769 for the base 32GB version, 128GB variant costs $869 and the 256GB variant would cost $969. It will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 9 in more than 25 countries and goes on sale from Friday, September 16.