What you need to know about the latest iPhone7?

At long last, the iPhone 7 is here. At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Apple continued its traditional naming structure with the introduction of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. We’ve been playing around with the upcoming iOS 10 operating system in beta for the better part of two months, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will ship with the new OS (read more about iOS 10 here), but we were excited to learn more about the actual phones.

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The new Iphone 7 has been launched, keeping in line with what everyone has been expecting. Here are the features of the iphone 7 and iphone 7 plus in a nutshell.

The Iphone 7 & Iphone 7 plus come to life with a new 64 bit A10 fusion chipset The cameras in two phones feature a 12 Megapixel sensor with four colour true tone flash. The IPhone 7 plus will feature dual cameras that function as one camera –having both wide and telephoto lens to get more details from each photo.

There is also a new photo mode called called portrait mode to create depth of field effect for portraits using depth mapping, which will come out as a software update to the Iphone 7 plus later this year.

The screen has been updated to Retina HD display which will be able to reproduce 25% more colour than the previous generation displays with the display sizes remaining the same at 4.7 inches on the Iphone 7 and 5.5 inch display on the 7 plus.

Both these phones will feature a non-mechanical home button with taptic feedback (force touch) which have been tried on its Macbook range.

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It features stereo speakers on the top and bottom of the phone and as most people expected, Apple has dropped the 3.5 mm audio jack in favour of a lightning port based audio interface for headphones with a lightning port based dongle which will be shipped along with the device for connecting up ordinary headphones.

The Iphone 7 will be available in five colours – jet black (in high gloss finish), black, gold, silver and rose gold besides featuring a rounded aluminum design with IP67 water proof rating.

Apple also launched Wireless airpods headsets which will allow wireless audio streaming through a new W1 wireless chipset set to feature in both the airpods as well as the new beats Solo 3 headphones.

Availability and price

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are available for pre-order now, and Apple says the devices will officially be available on September 16. The company will roll out iOS 10 three days prior on September 13.

The iPhone 7 starts at $649 and for the first time there is no longer a 16GB storage option. Instead, you can choose from 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. The jet black color only has a 128GB and 256GB internal storage option. The iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769 and also has the same storage options.

Apple is also upgrading the storage options for the iPhone SE, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus — there’s no longer a 16GB variant. Several iPads are also getting the same treatment.

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