With no headphone jack, the 64 fusion CPU, a double lens arrangement for the larger 7+ this year’s iPhones make a big bold statement for the future.
At Apple’s special event held in September CEO Tim Cook and other executives demoed the new iPhone 7 and 7+.
Most of the features this year appear to be subtle upgrades that hint at something bigger to come.
Press my home button
One thing long term iOS users will notice is that the iconic home button is no more, rather it’s become a button controlled by software. If the phone is turned off you’re unable to depress the button at all.
Turn it on however, and you’ll feel a gentle tap to mimic the physical click.
It takes some getting used to but is probably a nice addition as there is one less component of the phone to fail.
Apart from being a tad heavyer you’d be hard pressed to tell apart the 7 and 7+ from what came before) 6s and 6s+).
The only change is a new paint job there calling glossy black.
Sighted members in my family and some friends that have the glossy version tell me it looks wonderful.
I personally went with my favourite standard gold.
For the first time ever for an iPhone you can get the biggest storage quota 256GB an obscene amount of storage.
This will please music and movie junkies or those who love to have everything at hand.
The larger model also comes with 3GB and 2 cameras something that will be welcome for people that take a lot of pictures.
The FaceTime camera has now been upgraded to 7MP.
Optical image stabilisation is also now present in both phones.
Conclusion and overall impressions
With Google rebranding their Nexus line Apple had to bring something to the table and as stated previously it would seem that this year there testing the waters.
If you have a perfectly working 6s or 6s+ I’d stay your hand and wait it out.
For those of you with a 6 or 6+ the upgrades will be huge.
Go for it!
4 Stars excellent.
The best mobile software period, feels good in the hand, new home button is interesting.
No headphone jack is painful, no fast charging, design is getting old, can get inordinately expensive specially if you get all the cases and adapters required.