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FIRST LOOK: Apple launches water-resistant iPhone 7; packs big upgrades

iPhone 7 Rose Pink. Photo courtesy of theverge.com
iPhone 7 dramatically improves the most important aspects of the iPhone experience. It introduces advanced new camera systems. The best performance and battery life ever in an iPhone. Immersive stereo speakers. The brightest, most colorful iPhone display. Splash and water resistance.1 And it looks every bit as powerful as it is. This is iPhone 7. Makes a splash. Takes a splash. New black and jet black finishes Splash and water resistant.

New Home button
iPhone 7 reaches a new level of innovation and precision. The jet black finish is like nothing we’ve ever made. The enclosure is splash and water resistant.1 The Home button is completely reengineered. And with a new unibody design that’s seamless to the touch, iPhone 7 feels as amazing as it looks.

Two sizes. Five finishes.
With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we’re introducing a beautiful black with a matte finish and a deep, high-gloss jet black. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models — constructed with incredibly strong 7000 Series aluminum — are also available in our signature silver, gold, and rose gold finishes.

The gold standard of black.
Crafted from bead-blasted aluminum, our new black model has a rich, deep matte finish. The high-gloss jet black finish was achieved through a new feat of design engineering — a remarkably precise, nine-step process of anodization and polishing.2 The end result is so purely and continuously black, you can’t tell where the aluminum ends and the glass begins. The dark side, indeed.

Built to be water resistant.
With its entire enclosure reengineered, iPhone 7 is the very first water‑resistant iPhone.1 So now you’re protected like never before against spills, splashes, and even dust.

An all-new Home button.
The Home button on iPhone 7 is an advanced solid-state button designed to be durable, responsive, and pressure sensitive. Working in tandem with the new Taptic Engine, it gives you precise tactile feedback as you press. And it’s even customizable. Welcome home.

iPhone 7 Camera
An entirely new camera enters the picture.

  • 12MP camera
  • Optical image stabilization
  • 7MP FaceTime HD camera
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash

iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Now we’ve reengineered that beloved camera, adding optical image stabilization, an ƒ/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens to make it even better for shooting photos and videos in low light. And with advanced new features like wide color capture, your photos and Live Photos will look even more vibrant.

Now your movies are just like the movies.
Videos shot in darker settings with iPhone 7 will look remarkably better, enhanced by optical image stabilization and the all-new ƒ/1.8 aperture. And the 12MP camera captures high-resolution video up to 4K. So you can shoot epic movies of epic moments, even if they’re happening in low light.

iPhone 7 Plus Camera
Two cameras that shoot as one.
12MP Wide-angle and telephoto cameras
Optical zoom at 2x Digital zoom up to 10x

New 7MP front-facing camera. Love your selfie.
The FaceTime HD camera is not only higher resolution, but it also uses wide color capture. So now you can take sharper and more vibrant selfies. Worried about lighting? The Retina Flash matches the ambient light for a shot with natural-looking skin tones. Hello, gorgeous.

Retina HD Display
The brightest, most colorful iPhone display yet.

  • Wide color gamut
  • 25% brighter
  • 3D Touch

A10 Fusion Chip
The most powerful chip ever in a smartphone.
2× faster than iPhone 6
Longest battery life ever in an iPhone

Audio

  • iPhone. Now in stereo.
  • New stereo speaker system
  • 2× louder than iPhone 6s
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Introducing AirPods

For the first time, iPhone comes with stereo speakers, delivering two times the audio output of iPhone 6s and increased dynamic range. So whether you’re listening to music, watching videos, or making speakerphone calls, iPhone 7 lets you crank it up. Way, way up.

Introducing AirPods
EarPods. With a Lightning connector.
iPhone 7 comes with EarPods that have a Lightning connector. But if you still want to listen through your old headphones, you can plug them in using a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter, also included.

The new AirPods offer a game-changing listening experience. Designed with a huge amount of forward-thinking technology inside a tiny device, these wireless headphones combine crystal clear sound with a new sense of freedom.

Wi-Fi and Cellular

  • Faster LTE with the best worldwide roaming.
  • 450Mbps 3x faster LTE than iPhone 6
  • LTE Up to 25 bands
  • Answer WhatsApp and other third-party calls

iPhone 7 features LTE Advanced, with speeds up to 450 Mbps for data downloads — over 50 percent faster than iPhone 6s and three times faster than iPhone 6.6 And thanks to even more LTE bands, you’ll have the best worldwide roaming available in a smartphone. Happy travels.

Crystal clear VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls.
iPhone 7 supports Voice over LTE — high‑quality wideband calls that make your conversations sound as crisp and clear as if you were face to face. When you’re unable to get cellular service, Wi-Fi calling provides an easy way to make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi connection. And now both are supported on even more carriers around the world.

Answer calls on apps like Facebook Messenger and more.
No matter where your call comes from, iPhone 7 can answer it just like a regular call. You can even access your contacts and use call waiting.

Software
iOS 10. It’s why there’s nothing else like an iPhone.

LOOK: iPhone 7 unboxing.
Photos courtesy of The Verge theverge.com.
 






Watch the video of the iPhone 7 launch below.


Apple is yet to announce for the availability of iPhone 7 in the Philippines and its retail price.
FIRST LOOK: Apple launches water-resistant iPhone 7; packs big upgrades FIRST LOOK: Apple launches water-resistant iPhone 7; packs big upgrades Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 5:56:00 PM Rating: 5

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