iPhone 7: everything you need to know

Missed the Apple Event? Here’s everything you need to know about the latest and greatest tech on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus rolling out of Apple HQ this year.

Here are the newest features that make this “the best iPhone yet” according to Tim Cook

  1. Water Resistant - It may be water resistant but definitely not toilet-proof just yet.

  2. New Home Button- It’s not a real button anymore. It is now pressure sensing.   

  3. New Color- The iPhone 7 now comes in a glossy jet black, rumor has it Batman is first in line to get it

  4. Better Speakers- Introducing the Stereo Speakers, now located at the top and bottom of the phone, enhancing sound and dynamic range.

Now, the iPhone 7 only has one extra hour of battery life than the iPhone 6, but has incredible new features for the camera including:

  1. Optical Image Stabilization to help you get the best pictures, even with shaky hands.

  2. 1.8 Aperture Lens- this means you can take better pictures in darker environments and the flash can go even further than before

  3. Selfie Camera is enhanced so you can take even clearer selfies.  

iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7Plus is even faster than the iPhone 6 and now even has 2 more hours of battery life, now that is something to celebrate. What else does it have that the 7 doesn’t?

  1. 2 rear cameras. Why you ask? This enhances focus and zoom making your pictures even better.

  2. 10x Zoom letting you zoom further and clearer than ever

  3. Portrait option to make your subject clear and blurring the background, in real time.

Now say Goodbye to the Headphone Jack on the new iPhones! 

Now the most controversial topic of the event was definitely the loss of the headphone jack. Newest headphones will be plugged into the iPhone via the lightning port. Here are the pros and cons:


  • Apple is including an adapter in each box so you don’t have to throw away your old headphones!

  • Apple also came out with the AirPods! New wireless headphones with up to 5 hours of listening time and one step connecting between devices! (Con of this is now you have another product you have to remember to charge)


  • This means you cannot charge your phone and listen to music at the same time, what were you thinking Apple?!

  • Now you have two lightning cables you have to worry about easily ripping

  • You have to now use an adaptor if you want to use your new headphones anywhere other than your iPhone! 

So how much will all this cost you?

Both versions of the iPhone 7 come in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models.

The iPhone 7 starts at $649; the iPhone 7 Plus at $769.

Pre-ordering for the iPhone 7 line starts Friday. Shipping begins Sept. 16.

And if you will be sticking to the older phones, the new iOS10 comes out Sept 13 for you to enjoy!