Apple iPhone 7 Plus: all the new features

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: all the new features
Apple just got off the stage where it capped off an announcement for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus duo with a Sia performance, and the new handsets are worthy of the multimedia that poured on stage during the show.

The rumors that iPhone 7 Plus will sport optical zoom that Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo started turned out to be pretty sound, as the handset offers 2x lossless zoom, coupled with 6x digital, thanks to the dual 12 MP camera set on the back. Not only that, but there is new processor, the screen characteristics are different, the home key is clickable no more, and we get stereo speakers.

The exterior may be housed in the same dimensions as the 6s Plus, but the 7 Plus is now water-resistant, hosts two stereo speakers, has the antenna bands integrated in the sides, and sports some brand new coloring, so check out all the new features that are fit to print below.

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iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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27 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6649; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's 2x optical zoom with 10x digital.

4. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You mean 10x total. After 2x it reverts to digital zoom.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5583; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

BTW does the telephoto lens have OIS? Picture #1 seems to suggest the telephoto lens doesnt have OIS But I dont think I've seen official info

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5583; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Kind disappointed by only 2x optical zoom The Lumia 1020 had 3x optical zoom That being said, its still better than no optical zoom, like on most other phones And I like that they went with telephoto instead of extra wide angle For me, I'd use telephoto far more often

21. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

It's not 2x optical zoom. It's 2 different lenses. 2 different cameras. You only have 2 optical focal lengths. Wide and very slight telephoto. Nothing optical in between. So if the wide is 28mm and the optical is 50mm there is no 29-49 optically. Hence not a 2x optical zoom. Just 2 different cameras.

24. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right... LG can also claim that G5 and V20 have optical zoom

2. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Spectacular! Loving all the never before seen features.

15. talon95

Posts: 976; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Oh come on, don't just throw out these blanket statements. If you haven't seen waterproofing, stereo speakers, dual cameras, no headphone jack, more than 720p with wide color gamut, etc before, it's because you've had your head up.... in the apple tree a never even considered anything else. At least state something new you liked that is actually never before seen. Tim was a little less arrogant this year. But there were still a few too many "world's best" thrown around with zero supporting evidence. Just call it Apple's best and save yourself the humiliation of losing the title in a month when something new comes out. Your fans will still be happy, and the rest of us will make a little less fun of you.

16. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

00h man.. I think he was sarcastic.. you'd have been cautious with your words...

17. Aredle62

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

Its a problem with Apple fans. Since common knowledge says these guys will buy anything Apple tells them the stuff John Knotts said sound like what real Apple fans will say that these very old features that are almost standard in the Android world are somehow "one of a kind" and "never before seen."

3. Diego!

Posts: 850; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Weren't vivid colors in Samsung SuperAMOLED displays in the past, always a con because they produced 'vibrant' but unreal colors?

6. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You're looking at this a little incorrectly. SuperAMOLED has a Basic screen setting that renders colors completely accurate and natural. Oversaturation and wide color gamut are 2 completely different measurements when dealing with color. iPhone won't be over saturated.

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5583; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good explanation I've been disappointed Google hasn't add proper color management/wide color gamut support, despite using AMOLED for the past 2 Nexus phones

12. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

As much as I don't like AMOLED screens Sammys screens are not over saturated .

18. Aredle62

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

Right. If anything they are unsaturated. You have a noticable blue tint with any SuperAMOLED screen and this makes pictures with washed out colors. The best screens right now are Sony. Not only do they have true color in their IPS LCD displays but they are pretty much the only company that translated that into full out HDTVs with their Triluminous display. Beautiful vivid and true color.

19. Aredle62

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 07, 2016

Nothing too spectacular and pretty clear cut showing of how Apple has been playing catch up with Android phones. Waterproofing is not new. Neither is taking out the physical home button or stereo sound. Dual cameras are a thing these days. But Apple did take a huge step backwards in time. Taking away the 3.5mm standard headphone port? Bringing in a Lightning connector headset? That was the key hardware feature of the phone that their iPhone beat almost 10 years ago. The Motorola RAZR V3 had a special headset with a USB connector that pretty much only worked on a RAZR phone because RAZRs didn't have a headphone port and these headsets couldn't work on a regular phone's USB port. What happened was that people drifted away from the phone that couldn't support normal headsets. People are already switching to Samsung just for the headset jack so good job Apple. Way to fossilize yourself for the competition.

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats exactly what he meann... superAMOLED have naturally wide color range... while this one only basic LCD which oversaturate everything to make it looks like it have richer color

14. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

We don't really know that if it will or not, and I think the point is that it feels like a "something something apple" -> great! "something something someone else" -> not great Which personally just make me sigh.

5. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

I must say that I'm impressed. Will be looking forward to reviews

8. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Better than I was expecting but still far behind Samsung, lg and moto z camera in features and performance. Well see how it compares.

9. IgorEfremenko

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

Not an iPhone fan, but this one is really good.

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

2x optical zoom will be great for portraits, especially because of the f/1.8 for a nice shallow depth of field. That's a big deal. Battery life improved marginally, but 6S Plus already lasts me longer than my Note 5 did so no worries. I wonder how screens on the iPhone 7 will be replaced having the touch ID sensor embedded. Hopefully the home button is still removable from the screen assembly.

22. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

You will not get shallow depth of field from a wide angle lens with portraits unless it's of their nose. The telephoto end is f2.8 you will not get shallow depth of field with a small sensor and a 2.8 let 's at 56mm.

20. KRT55

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 30, 2016

I don't know if its ONLY me that realised this SO PLEASE Comment if you have too. But Isn't A LOT OF Apple's things copied from HTC? I think Jony IVE actually researches HTC. First the design from before but now even the features - For EG look at the home button itS EXACTLY the same as HTC's home button (capacitive and gives vibrations depending on pressure), look at the "stereo speaker" arrangement , same with HTC - the earpiece and bottom speaker count as Stereo Speakers AND not to mention the idea of HTC m8's dual camera ????????? Is it only me or ? I don't know.

23. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Don't forget their shallow depth of field feature that was featured on the HTC M8

26. Bankz

Posts: 2457; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

And also don't forget their live photos..

27. irfankhann1

Posts: 9; Member since: May 15, 2013

Guys i am confused on choosing betwen iphone 7 and 7 plus.... I want to buy iphone 7 which is very handy to me but i want to get info that is there any major difference between their cameras....if not so then i will go for iphone 7... Plz give me ur suggestions..

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