Date Published: 8th September 2016

Apple have announced the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along, which will be available for pre-order as of tomorrow.


The new phones come in two sizes, the standard 4.7-inch screen model and the 5.5-inch screen ‘Plus’ model and will feature several changes from their predecessors.


The new phones will be water and dust resistant (although not ‘proof’, just less susceptible to damage) and will also feature a redesigned pressure-sensitive home button.


The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will both feature a major camera upgrade, with the 7 plus having even more capabilities than the standard 7 due to a dual lense camera. Both new models will have optical image stabilisation and a 6 element lens with f/1.8 aperture, with the camera also functioning 60% faster than previous iPhones. The dual camera on the 7 Plus means the camera has both wide angle and telephoto lenses; the new ‘portrait’ effect feature will also add depth of field to photos.


As rumoured, Apple have removed the headphone jack in the iPhone 7 phones, in favour of ear buds that connect through the phone’s charging port. The tech giant have also unveiled a set of wireless headphones called AirPods that can be purchased separately at extra cost. The AirPods work through inbuilt infrared sensors that detect when they’re in the wearers ear, so they know when to play sounds. The inbuilt W1 chip also enables the wireless headphones to connect to your other Apple devices.


Other changes to be expected with the latest iPhones are a longer battery life, with the iPhone 7 lasting two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus lasting one hour longer than the 6 Plus.


The phones will come in several colour options; jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold. Unlike previous iPhone models, the lowest memory capacity available will no longer be 16GB: the new iPhone memory starts at 32GB, and also comes in 128GB and 256GB options.


The phones start from £599, and those ordered tomorrow will be shipped on September 16th.

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