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Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Tech specs, features, availability details

Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are here to make everything you do on your phone even better and faster. Here are the full tech specs, the most important features, pricing and availability details.

Apple iPhone 7 (Black, Jet Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold)

Apple finally unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and in spite they’re not a massive redesign, these devices come with improved hardware while retaining a beautiful design. If you’re still wondering, nope there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7. Period. However, there are two new colors: Black and Jet Black, in addition to Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold.

At the heart of the new devices there is a new A10 Fusion quad-core processor, which the company claims is 40 percent faster than the A9 chip.

iPhone 7 battery life

The new iPhones offer the longest battery life Apple has ever delivered on an iPhone. On average, the phones can last two hours longer than the iPhone 6s and one hour longer than the iPhone 6s Plus. According to Apple, the battery on the iPhone 7 can last up to 14 hours when using Wi-Fi and 12 hours on 4G. And the iPhone 7 Plus can last 15 hours on Wi-Fi and 15 hours on 4G.

Improved camera

Although the back-facing camera bump still there, the entire camera system has changed. The upgraded camera now takes sharper pictures and enhances quality on photos you take in low-light. You’ll even find a dual-camera system on the iPhone 7 Plus, which significantly improves the quality of pictures when using digital zoom.

The new handsets also include stereo speakers for the first time, and speakers are now located at the top and bottom of the handset.

Subtle cosmetic improvements

These devices retain the same look and feel of their predecessors (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus), but one subtle and important change is that the antenna bands have been moved to the back to the edge. In addition, the company has also improved the pressure-sensitive home button to allow taptic feedback, which means that it’ll vibrate when you touch it.

iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus tech specs

 iPhone 7iPhone 7 Plus
FinishRose Gold
Gold
Silver
Black
Jet Black
Rose Gold
Gold
Silver
Black
Jet Black
Storage32GB
128GB
256GB
32GB
128GB
256GB
Processor
(Both models)
A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M10 motion coprocessor
Size and weightWidth: 5.44 inches (138.3 mm)
Length: 2.64 inches (67.1 mm)
Height: 0.28 inch (7.1 mm)

Weight: 4.87 ounces (138 grams)
Width: 6.23 inches (158.2 mm)
Length: 3.07 inches (77.9 mm)
Height: 0.29 inch (7.3 mm)

Weight: 6.63 ounces (188 grams)
DisplayRetina HD display
4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Retina HD display
5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Display
(Both models)
Wide color display (P3)
625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
Display Zoom
Reachability
Camera12MP camera
ƒ/1.8 aperture
Digital zoom up to 5x
12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture
Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x
Camera
(Both models)
Optical image stabilization
Six‑element lens
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Backside illumination sensor
Hybrid IR filter
Autofocus with Focus Pixels
Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
Live Photos with stabilization
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Improved local tone mapping
Body and face detection
Exposure control
Noise reduction
Auto HDR for photos
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Timer mode
Photo geotagging
Power and Battery lifeTalk time (wireless):
Up to 14 hours on 3G

Standby:
Up to 10 days

Internet use:
Up to 12 hours on 3G
Up to 12 hours on LTE
Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi

Wireless video playback:
Up to 13 hours

Wireless audio playback:
Up to 40 hours
Talk time (wireless):
Up to 21 hours on 3G

Standby:
Up to 16 days

Internet use:
Up to 13 hours on 3G
Up to 13 hours on LTE
Up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi

Wireless video playback:
Up to 14 hours

Wireless audio playback:
Up to 60 hours
Power and Battery life
(Both models)
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Video Recording
(Both models)
4K video recording at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
Optical image stabilization for video
Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 7 Plus only)
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Time‑lapse video with stabilization
Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
Continuous autofocus video
Body and face detection
Noise reduction
Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
Playback zoom
Video geotagging
FaceTime HD Camera
(Both models)
7-megapixel photos
1080p HD video recording
Retina Flash
ƒ/2.2 aperture
Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
Auto HDR
Backside illumination sensor
Body and face detection
Auto image stabilization
Burst mode
Exposure control
Timer mode
Touch ID
(Both models)
Fingerprint sensor built into the new Home button
Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant
(Both models)
Rated IP67 under IEC standard 60529
Sensors
(Both models)
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
Barometer
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Location
(Both models)
Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Cellular
Cellular and Wireless
(Both models)
Model A1660
Model A1661

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A)
CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900, 2100 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Model A1778
Model A1784
Models A1778 and A1784 do not support CDMA networks.

FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All models

802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
NFC
External Buttons and Connectors
(Both models)
Home/Touch ID sensor
Volume up/down
Ring/Silent
On/Off, Sleep/Wake
Built-in stereo speaker
Lightning connector
Built-in microphone
Built-in stereo speaker (bottom)
In the box
(Both models)
iPhone with iOS 10
EarPods with Lightning Connector
Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation
Pricing32GB $649
128GB $749
256GB $849
32GB $769
128GB $869
256GB $969

iPhone 7 now water-resistant

Another noticeable feature on these phones is water-resistance. Yes, if you accidentally fall in the pool, you’ll get soaking wet, but your phone won’t die. In fact, the iPhone 7 is water-resistant with an IPX67 rating. Basically, this means that it can submerged in waters of up to one meter deep for around 30 minutes.

Goodbye headphone jack

Perhaps one of the most controversial changes is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of the Lightning connector. Apple has also updated its EarPods to include a Lighting connector, which of course comes bundled with the device. 

If you like your old earbuds, Apple will even bundle an adapter from 3.5mm headphone jack to Lighting connector. EarPods replacements are available for $29, and the adapter is priced at $9.

Then there is also the new wireless Apple AirPods powered by a W1 chip. The AirPods are really simple to connect, they feature infrared sensors to detect when you have them on your ears, and motion sensors to detect your voice to use Siri.

iPhone 7 AirPods

The AirPods offer up to 5 hours of listening, it comes with charging case, and provides a total of 24 hours battery life. The new AirPods costs $159, and they’ll be available in late October.

How to get an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is officially available on September 16th, and you can order it in United States at Apple.com, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

The iPhone 7 with 4.7-inch display starts at $649, or you can get into the iPhone Upgrade Program from $32.41 per month.

The iPhone 7 Plus with 5.5-inch display starts at $749, or you can get into the iPhone Upgrade Program from $37.41 per month.

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