The iPhone 7 has been revealed.
It’s shiny and beautiful. More insta-friendly than ever (i.e. has a very, very good camera). And doesn’t have a headphone jack (it comes with wireless “Airbuds” and a lot of people are very unhappy… but more on that later).
What are the best things about the iPhone 7?
(Cue spooky scifi iPhone-hatching music).
It has a kick-ass camera.
We are talking serious selfies.
It’s a new 12 megapixel camera system. Think, wider aperture; optical lens stabilisation (for all those
gin & tonics adventure action shots); and a sensor that is 60% faster than the iPhone 6 camera.
“It’s the best camera, ever, in an iPhone,” Philip Schiller, Senior Vice President of Apple told the crowd at the official launch in San Francisco last night.
But he hadn’t yet got to the iPhone 7 Plus, which has “the best camera ever in an iPhone”… multiplied by two.
The iPhone 7 Plus has two 12 megapixel cameras in the one phone. One is a wide-angle lens. The other is a “telephoto”, or a narrower lens with a magnified view. They are two cameras “that shoot as one” for enhanced resolution and zooming power.
Watch out Instagram.
The colour options have been updated… slightly.
The iPhone 7 comes in your standard iPhone colours; rose gold, gold and silver. But they’ve added two new finishes: Black and Jet Black.
Yes, apparently, there is a difference. It’s got to do with matte or gloss. The jet black one is “deep, high gloss” (I’m picturing a Batman-like device) and is in particular high demand.
According to Apple, the Jet Black option is so black and so shiny “you can’t tell where the aluminium ends and the glass begins.” (They then reference the Star Wars, “the Dark Side indeed” which clearly trumps my Batman reference.)
Jessie went a week without her phone. Post continues below video.
Music sounds better (maybe just louder).
Game changer number one. The iPhone 7 has got a stereo system (so you no longer have to stand your iPhone in a glass cup and pretend like it’s making a difference).
It’s twice as loud as the iPhone 6 speakers.
And the phone comes with earphones that connect through the lightening, or charging, socket. As well as “Airpods”, which are the controversial wireless earbuds.