Everything you need to know about the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

8 September 2016
By Fashion Quarterly

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple today announced the features of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at their conference in San Francisco – here’s what you need to know:

– The phones will be available in two new finishes – gloss black and black. This will be in addition the existing finishes of gold, rose gold and silver.

– Design will remain the same as the current 6 and 6 Plus models – with 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch “Plus” screen sizes.

– They won’t have a traditional headphone jack. Instead Apple will provide wired EarPods with a 3.5mm to lightning adaptor with each phone which connects through the charging dock.

– Apple are also releasing their new AirPods – wireless headphones that have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear and only play then.

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– The phone is water and dust resistant.

– It features stereo speakers.

– Apple says the battery in the new 7 phone will last two hours longer than the 6 and the 7 Plus battery will last one hour more than the 6 Plus.

– The camera has had a major upgrade, with optical image stabilisation and a 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture. The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera; the 7 Plus has a dual lens camera (wide angle and telephoto) which will allow for improved long-range photos. The 7 Plus also has a new ‘portrait’ effect which will add depth of field to photos.

– Storage options have been increased to 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.

– The home button has been modified to give feedback for messages, notifications and rings.

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New Zealand will be one of the first countries to get the new iPhones and orders will be taken from Friday 9 September. Phones will be shipped from Friday 16 September.

Prices:

iPhone 7
32GB: NZ$1199
128GB: NZ$1399
256GB: NZ$1599

iPhone 7S Plus
32GB: NZ$1429
128GB: NZ$1629
256GB: NZ$1829

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