iPhone 7 Specs are an Incremental Update
07 September 2016

iPhone 7 Specs are an Incremental Update

The upgraded iPhone 7 is aesthetically similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, it has several impressive differences.

The upgraded iPhone 7 is aesthetically similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, it has several impressive differences, including a pressure-sensitive home button, better camera, a faster processor and improved battery life, as well as having no headphone jack. It also comes in a new range of colours and a starting size of 32GB.

These are the full specs for the new iPhone 7.

Water-resistant: Water-resistant (IP67), like several Samsung and Sony phones (IP68). 

No headphone jack: Instead, Apple's new EarPods headphones will connect through the Lightning connector port; you'll also get an adaptor in the box. Apple's also pushing new, funky-looking AirPods headset connects wirelessly through auto-pairing. These worked pretty well, actually, and sounded pretty good in a the loud demo room.

New camera: The iPhone 7 keeps the 12-megapixel camera, but adds a larger aperture and -- this is a big deal -- optical image stabilization that keeps images steadier. We do notice that the camera sticks out more from the back. (The iPhone 7 Plus gets a second, 56mm telephoto lens on the back that works like a built-in zoom feature. Phones like the LG V20, Huawei P9 and Huawei Honor 8 have two cameras, too.) We have lots more detail below.

New front-facing camera: The iPhone 7's 7-megapixel front-facing camera leaps up from 5 megapixels on the iPhone 6S, and includes auto-image stabilization (but not optical image stabilization).

Stereo speakers: A second speaker joins the iPhone to give you stereo speakers. There's now one at the bottom and one at the top (this is brand-new for Apple).

Longer battery life: Greater battery capacity for longer battery life. Apple estimates 12 hours of LTE browsing (the iPhone 7 Plus should clock about two more hours). Apple notoriously never tells us what the capacity is.

Faster processor: The iPhone 7's new A10 Fusion chip is a 64-bit, quad-core processor that Apple says is 40 percent faster than last year's A9 processor. Two cores are high-performance, the other two are "high efficiency," which means they'll conserve battery while handling tasks. Take-away message: deeper visual graphics, especially with gaming. (Did we mention that Super Mario is coming to the iPhone?!?!)

More storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB capacities

More Colors: Glossy jet black, matte black, gold, silver, rose gold (P.S. Jet black is only available in 128 and 256GB models).

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, September
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2016, September 16
BODY Dimensions 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
- Wide Gamut display
- 3D Touch display & home button
- Display Zoom
PLATFORM OS iOS 10
Chipset Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core
GPU (six-core graphics)
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.8, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps>
Secondary 7 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUND Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- 3.5 mm to lightning headphone adapter incl.
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
Radio No
USB v2.0, reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Java No
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
- MP4/H.264 player
- Audio/video/photo editor
- Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Talk time Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 40 h
MISC Colors Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

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