Its September and the time of the year to open the floodgates for the highly anticipated iPhone 7 to rest. So here are Top 8 things that iPhone has updated or changed this September 2016.
Design this year is a bit of a meh. In truly uninspiring fashion, Apple decides to maintain the same design language for third year in a row. Which means, the design team at Apple may have done nothing for the past 12 months or they have been super busy building prototypes for the 2018 iteration.
Apple has finally upgraded some of the stuff under the hood with the introduction of OIS for the smaller sibling and Dual Camera system for the bigger Plus version. The latter pulled off similar trick what the LG already pulled off with their dual cameras but I always think Apple is still better that execution the final touch compared to what the predecessors like HTC have done in the past.
Also adding to the mix is the Quad-tone flash, a unique flicker sensor and also APIs that now support RAW camera images, and wide color capture.
3. Home button
Home button or a Home “dent”, its no longer a button. Its sensor that mimics the “feel” of a button through its Taptic engine which is their similar take on how they executed Force Touch on their latest Macbook. May get some getting used to but I hear there will be some iteration layers from a software level for Apps to take advantage of, we shall wait and see what that is gonna look like.
Now Apple has double their storage capacities across their entire iOS ecosystem. They now come with 32GB , 128GB & 256Gb storage options. So much innovation here.
The new iPhone 7 now comes with their latest A10 Fusion 64-bit quad-core chipset. Its 40 % faster than their A9 processor, and is 2x the speed of their older A8 processors. The A10 Fusion chip contains 4 CPU cores, with 2 of those high-performance cores and 2 energy-efficient cores for low-power apps that run in the background. Its has a hexa-core GPU that’s 50 % faster than the one on the Apple A9.
We know through good software optimization Apple has always been the multitasking king of the hill for the last decade. So this new chipset just adds to the mix of how a well designed chipset would continue to reign.
6. Color Options
They now have added Jet Black & Black to the mix. Jet Black is more of a Piano Black glossy finish while the Black is more of a Stealth Black matt finish.
Do note : The Jet Black version is susceptible to micro abrasions due to it glossy nature and Apple has already mentioned about it in their website.
7. Speaker system
Apple now taunts a Dual Stereo speaker system or mimics the effect through its bottom speaker and top ear speakers. This is the similar approach that HTC 10 took with their latest 2016 version.
8. Absent Headphone jack
This is a feature which paves way to a wireless future.
There is a lot they have upgraded under the hood and Apple still proves how their marketing supersedes in communicating their under the hood changes even though nothing truly remarkable can be seen.