Apple Announces the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Features and Details

It’s that time of year again! Apple’s Annual Keynote Address took place on September 7, 2016 as the company revealed new products and updates. Here at Buyback Boss, we are particularly excited about the new iPhone. Apple introduced the new iPhone 7 and 7 plus, both of which are packed with great features. Here’s what you need to know:

iPhone 7 Colors

Let’s face it, as much as we enjoy the iPhone’s features, we are also drawn to the device because of how sleek the design is. Good news – it’s about to get even sleeker as Apple launches the new jet black and black colors. The new iPhone 7 and 7 plus will come in jet black, black, silver, gold, and rose gold. Now, the hard part is choosing your favorite…

iPhone 7 Colors

iPhone 7 Camera

When was the last time you saw someone pull out a digital camera? Most of us rely solely on our phone for pictures nowadays. Apple is aware of this and continues to make improvements to the iPhone’s built in cameras. The new iPhone 7 camera will be 12MP and the FaceTime (selfie camera) camera will be 7MP. Apple has also improved the quality of the images by introducing optical image stabilization, better color and light processing, and an improved lens.

iPhone 7 Camera

Double Cameras on the 7 Plus

On top of all of the improvements Apple has made to the iPhone 7 Camera, they have introduced double cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus. Why would you need two cameras? Well, you probably don’t but it can’t hurt!  One camera uses a wide-angle lens while the other one uses a telephoto lens. Technical details aside, these two cameras work together to create better zooming, higher photo quality, and better versatility.

iPhone 7 Water Resistance

Tired of watching Lil Wayne pour champagne on his Samsung phone and wishing you could do the same with your iPhone? Your problems are solved! While we don’t recommend pouring champagne on your new iPhone (or anything, for that matter), the new iPhone is finally water resistant.

iPhone 7 Screen

Apple is constantly working on improving the quality of their screens. After introducing the game-changing retina displays, Apple has continued to improve the quality of their screens. The new iPhone 7 is 25% brighter and has a wider range of colors. In short, the screen quality is noticeably better than previous iPhones.

iPhone 7 Screen

iPhone 7 Processor

At the heart of every iPhone is a processing chip that allows you to text friends, post photos to Instagram, and beat that Candy Crush level with ease. Think of this processor as the “brain” of the iPhone. This brain just got smarter! The new iPhone processor is two times faster than the iPhone 6 faster meaning you will see a noticeable speed increase. What will you do with all of that extra time?

iPhone 7 Speakers

In the past, the iPhone used a mono speaker, meaning all sound comes from one channel. The new iPhone will feature a stereo speaker, which features 2 channels. This means that the right and left speaker are treated as separate channels (similar to headphones), which can add a whole new dimension to your listening experience. On top of that, the new speaker is also two times louder than the iPhone 6.

iPhone 7 Speakers

iPhone 7 Lightning Headphones and AirPods

One of the most dramatic changes to the iPhone 7 was the removal of the headphone jack. Before you panic and throw away all of your headphones, you should know that Apple thought this one through. You can now use the lightning port as a headphone jack. Apple will be including a pair of lightning connector headphones with every new iPhone 7. Don’t want to use those headphones? No problem – every new iPhone will also include a converter that allows you to use standard headphones. It seems that Apple is making this change to push for a shift towards bluetooth audio.

Bluetooth audio allows you to utilize wireless headphones, which ultimately makes your life easier. You can use any pair of bluetooth headphones with the new iPhone 7. Apple will also be releasing a new product called “AirPods,” which is their take on bluetooth headsets.


Other Features & Pricing

We’ve gone over the most exciting new features of the new iPhone 7 series, but there’s plenty more! The new iPhone will have faster LTE, a new iOS 10, better battery life, a pressure sensitive home button, and more. If you’re ready to sell your iPhone to upgrade, you can get an instant quote online.

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