10 Things About The iPhone 7 You Probably Didn't Know
1. It's Lighter Than The iPhone 6
They might be the exact same size but both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are lighter than their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus predecessors.
The iPhone 7 is about 5 grams lighter than the iPhone 6s while the iPhone 7s Plus is approximately 3 grams lighter than the iPhone 6s.
2. It's Got Two Speaker Ports Instead of Just One
One of the special features about the latest iPhone is that, it gives your phone better sound quality.
The iPhone 7 comes with two speaker ports — one at the bottom of the phone and the other on the receiver — so if you’re playing games or listening to music without earphones, you’ll get a more dynamic experience.
(The iPhone 7 Plus at the top and the iPhone 6s Plus at the bottom)
3. Colours Are Richer On The iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 is said to run the cinema industry’s dual colour gamuts that accurately displays and represents colour. This results in photos that are sharper, more saturated and captures a wider range of colours.
Apple has also added in an image stabilisation function and upped the aperture range to ƒ/1.8 so your phone’s camera performs better, even in low light conditions.
4. The Earpiece Receiver Is Just Slightly Wider
This makes for crisper and louder sounds. You’ll also get better sound quality the next time you’re on the phone with loved ones.
5. You Can Customise The Feel Of The Home Button
Now that Apple has done away with a physical Home button, you can now customise the feel of your Haptic Home button and manage the way it response to you.
Want a tougher feel? Head on to Settings > General > Home Button and click on 3. You’ll feel that the response is harder, almost like an actual physical button.
6. Bigger Taptic Engine
Now that the earphone jack is gone, Apple has increased the size of the Taptic Engine on the iPhone 7 so that your phone feels more responsive.
7. Hard Resetting Is Now Different
Back when the Home button was a physical one, hard resetting your phone meant that you had to press the power button on the side of the phone and the volume down button to hard reset.
You’ll be glad to know that taking a screenshot with the phone is still the same. Just press the power and home button together!
8. It's Water and Splash Proof But Don't Go Swimming With It
If you’ve accidentally dropped your iPhone into the toilet bowl before, you’ll be glad to know that even if that happens to your iPhone 7, it’ll be fine!
Said to be able to handle being submerged under a metre of water for about 30 minutes, your phone could actually survive that fatal toilet bowl drop.
9. The Touchscreen Won't Work Under Water
We wouldn’t recommend that you intentionally take your phone out for under water photos but if you end up doing so, be prepared to note that your touchscreen might not be responsive under water.
10. iPhone 7 Has The Best Battery Life
While the iPhone 7 Plus might have the largest battery life of all iPhones available, the iPhone 7 doesn’t fair too badly either. Given its specification, the iPhone 7 is said to be able to last 14 hours.