Apple iPhone 7 unboxing: hands-on with the speedy new water-resistant iPhone

Apple's latest iPhone seems destined to stir up controversy. Will dropping the familiar analog headphone jack prove to be a bad move? Are users going to miss the clicky Touch ID home button? Nevertheless, shoppers are flocking to the new hardware in droves, and it wasn't long after pre-orders opened last week that ship times started slipping out into late September, October, and beyond.

But if you did manage to get your iPhone 7 order in - or just found success by standing in line earlier today - you finally have the chance to try out Apple's latest handset for yourself today. If your unit is still on backorder, or you just want the chance to really see what Apple's offering before making up your mind about ordering an iPhone 7 yourself, we have just the ticket for you, as we unbox the brand-new iPhone.

Inside our box we find a gold iPhone 7, the new Lightning-equipped EarPods, Lightning-to-USB cable, charging adapter, and Apple paperwork, including a quick-start guide, warranty info, and a couple Apple stickers. And if those new digital EarPods aren't your cup of tea, or you'd rather just keep on using your favorite analog headphones, Apple includes a Lightning-to-audio adapter in the package.

Stay tuned for our full review of the iPhone 7 coming soon (hopefully joined by some hands-on time with the new iPhone 7 Plus, as well), but for now, sit back and enjoy our unboxing footage:

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

As much as people gripe about the missing headphone jack, I find it a welcome change. One less port to damage or get crap jammed into.

6. blingblingthing

Posts: 976; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Do remember you'll have one port to charge by or use wired headphones; that's potentially double the rate of use and potential half the life of that port. You might lose waterproof fixing your damaged port.

8. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That's a good point, but the Lightning port is pretty resilient, at least from what I've seen at my repair shop.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, and that single port will wear out twice faster... and 3.5mm jack is really durable in my experience (never see 3.5mm port wear out or broken)

9. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Almost once per week I see headphone plugs broken off in the jack, dirt and grime jammed in preventing use, and various failures of the jack forcing the phone into Headphones mode. I say "good riddance" to the headphone jack.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Water resistant.........but apple doesn't cover damage by water! Check the warranty!

5. Konkit

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

(same with other brand)

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Neither does any other smartphone manufacturer. Check the warranty.

3. blingblingthing

Posts: 976; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Waiting for a blind camera comparison.

4. Konkit

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

Ray or Alan should be rolling on the keyboard right now.. writing totally unbiased review /s and this phone will get 9.99/10

10. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Love the phone just don't understand why they didn't blend the antenna lines in with the phone like the did the silver and black versions would have looked that much sweeter all in all tho great phone

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

How you like it so far bro?

11. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

That thing is ugly, yuck!

12. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

u have serius problem with your eyes

14. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

One of us do...

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I like that!!!

16. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Same phone with bigger ugly camera bump. But he's right, it's still the ugliest iteration of iphones with the exception of the 3g/3gs.

20. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

It's hard to tell this is iPhone 7 when they're looks the same, unless you bought black and jet black

23. jack11141

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

can see ~9.5 score from iPhone arena


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

How can people buy the same phone over and over again?

25. AlikMalix unregistered

How can people say that it's the same phone over and over? For someone who lives on this tech forum, you pose yourself as the most ignorant reader - the iPhone 7 is as different from 6s as note 7 from note 5, or gs7 from gs6, or gs7edge from gs6edge. Outside they all look about the same, inside all new and improved (I cannot believe I have to explain this to someone who literally commented on EVERY Apple article since Oct 2012).

28. Be_Mine

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I can already see Phonearena giving it a 9+ rating.

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