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Apple unveils iPhone 7 and 7 Plus without Headphone Jack

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Apple Unveils the iPhone 7

Apple has announced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at a packed unveiling event in San Francisco on Wednesday.

As most of the rumours would have it, the new iPhones closely resemble the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack (a first on any iPhone)!

Let’s look at the key highlights of this beauty.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Design

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A new Jet Black model has a brand new glossy enclosure that does away with the antenna lines. There’s also a new regular Black model along with the typical rose gold, silver and gold colors. These are made of aluminum. The home button is touch-sensitive and builds on the Force Touch trackpads Apple includes on its new MacBooks.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Screen Size

The iPhone 7 comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD IPS display with 1,134 x 750 resolution at 326 ppi (pixels per inch). The larger iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Retina HD IPS screen with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution at 401 ppi.

The screens are also 25 percent brighter and deliver a wider range of colors and increased contrast.

Improved Cameras

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Apple bumped iSight camera’s resolution from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels last year on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

However, for the new iPhones, the resolution remains the same at 12 megapixels(similar move made by Samsung with the S7 getting an improved camera but lesser pixels, but the iPhone 7 finally gets optical image stabilization (a first on the smaller model) and the larger iPhone 7 Plus has two 12-megapixel cameras; one has a wide-angle lens and the other is a telephoto lens.

With the two cameras, the iPhone 7 Plus can zoom up to 2x via optical zoom between the two lenses and up to 10x via digital zoom which is sure to give the S7 an interesting Camera battle.

The new camera is comprised of a new 6-element lens with larger f/1.8 aperture which helps take even better photos in low-light situations, putting it on par with some of the best Android phone cameras. There’s a new quad-LED flash that outputs 50 percent more flash than previous iPhones. The cameras are also a lot faster to autofocus and shoot. The front-facing FaceTime camera is now 7-megapixels (up from 5-megapixels).

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Performance

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Ever since Apple started designing its own processors, each new iPhone has seen performance increase exponentially even without requiring more than dual cores. The new iPhones are powered by Apple’s new A10 Fusion processor, which is 40 percent faster performance than the A9.

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The new 6-core graphics chip is 50 percent faster than the A9 processor.

iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Battery Life

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The iPhone 7 last two more hours longer than the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 7 Plus lasts an hour longer than the iPhone 6S Plus which should be great for Apple fans but Android fans will say they have better.

iPhone 7 is Water and Dust-resistant!

The new iPhones are IP67 water and dust-resistant. That’s good enough to be submerged in up to 3.2 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Stereo speakers

For the first time, the iPhone has stereo speakers, which can output 50 percent louder sound. One speaker is in the earpiece and the other on the bottom.

Headphone Jack is gone!

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Yeah, the headphone jack is gone. Deader than dead.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users will need to use Lightning-based headphones, which will be included in the box.

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Every new iPhone will also include an included Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack dongle in the box that work with existing headphones.

Not into any of those two options? Apple’s got new wireless AirPods, its new wireless earbuds that are basically EarPods sans wires.

iPhone 7 Price

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will come in three storage models: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 7 starts at ₦260,000 and the 7 Plus at ₦300,000.

..that’s someone school fees oooo!

Pre-orders start on Sept. 9 and devices ship on Sept. 16.

What will you do for an iPhone 7?

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