Apple has made some pretty huge leaps with the iPhone 7 & 7 Plus. So how exactly does it differ from the previous model of the device, the iPhone 6s?
The antenna strips on the rear have seen a move to the top for a cleaner look, while the 3.5mm headphone jack has been removed altogether in favor of a Lightning port only and stereo speakers.
The home button has also been redesigned and the camera bump on the rear is a little larger and more refined.
Two new colors have also been introduced for the new devices in the form of Black and Jet Black, with Apple saying bye bye to Space Grey for the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 is the same size as the iPhone 6S but lighter, with the older device measuring 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm and weighing 143g.
The iPhone 7 sticks with a Retina HD display and the 4.7-inch size. That means a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels for a pixel density of 326ppi. –The new display is 25% brighter and it also has a P3 color gamut, meaning colors should be richer.
The iPhone 6S offers a 4.7-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels. That puts its pixel densities at 326ppi, making it the same as the iPhone 7 in terms of sharpness.
The iPhone 7 arrives with a new 12-megapixel sensor that sports an aperture of f/1.8 and a new six-element lens. Apple has added optical image stabilization to the new device, along with a Quad-LED True Tone flash, body detection and wide color capture.
The iPhone 6S features a 12-megapixel rear camera, coupled with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, both offering an f/2.2 aperture. It was this model Apple first introduced a Retina Flash to the front, along with a feature called Live Photos so it isn't surprising to see them on the iPhone 7. It is also capable of 4K video recording, like the iPhone 7.
Apple’s previous 1.84GHz dual-core A9 processor has been upgraded by a new and much improved A10 Fusion chipset, notably boosting the performance by 3 times compared to the 6S.
The iPhone 7 also boasts increased storage, something that has been on the cards for a few years now. And Apple have delivered the goods with the lowest storage option being 32GB RAM, doubling the 6S’s 16GB capacity. There is now also a 256GB model available for the first time, with the previous models only reaching 128GB.
In terms of battery power you can expect an extra 2 hours from a single charge on the iPhone 7. Not groundbreaking but an improvement nonetheless.
The Apple iPhone 7 operates with iOS 10
The iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6 have both been updated to iOS 10 now so the bulk of the user experience will be the same. There will probably be a few things the iPhone 7 will be capable of that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6 won't, but most of the user experience between these three devices will be identical.
The iPhone 7 has seen a steady improvement on the 6 and 6S models such as it’s lighter display, much improved speed and performance and the removal of the headphone jack along with the advanced camera and water-resistant handset.