Apple has just announced the highly-anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Here's a rundown of the specification for both of the new phones, when they'll be available and how much they will cost in Australia.
We compare all the available iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus plans from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin right here.
The iPhone 7 shares a similar design to the iPhone 6 but with a few notable changes. It has a sleeker look to it now that the antenna line on the back of the phone is gone. The home button has been updated to a Force Touch pressure-sensitive input.
Apple has also changed the way its CPUs work. It now uses two high performance cores and two high efficiency cores, known as the 'big little' design used by ARM and Qualcomm. It means that you can rely on the two efficient cores for smaller tasks without having to wake up the high performance cores. This makes the devices more power efficient.
One of the major changes is the lack of a headphone jack. Yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack is no more. Now there's only one single Lightning port on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. You'll be charging the devices and listening to audio all from the same port. Apple has included a new Lightning-based headset and an adaptor in the box to appease those who protested against getting rid of the 3.5mm jack.
Here's a look at the chief specifications:
|iPhone 7||iPhone 7 Plus|
|OS||iOS 10||iOS 10|
|Dimensions||138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm||158.2mm x 77.9mm x 7.3mm|
|CPU||Apple A10 Fusion Quad core with six-core graphics GPU||Apple A10 Fusion Quad core with six-core graphics GPU|
|Memory/Storage||32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM||32/128/256 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Display||4.7-inch Retina HD Display||5.5-inch Retina HD Display|
|Resolution||750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi)||1080 x 1920 (401 ppi)|
|Camera||12MP rear (f/1.8, phase detection autofocus), 7MP front||Dual 12MP rear (f/1.8, 28mm and f/2.8, 56mm), phase detection autofocus), 7MP front|
|Colours||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold||Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold|
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be shipped on Friday, September 16 and customers can start ordering the devices on Friday, September 9. Pre-orders can be done through the Apple Store online.
The outright cost of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus varies depending on how much storage you want.
For iPhone 7:
- iPhone 7, 32GB: $1079
- iPhone 7, 128GB $1229
- iPhone 7, 256GB $1379
As for the iPhone 7 Plus:
- iPhone 7, 32GB: $1269
- iPhone 7, 128GB $1419
- iPhone 7, 256GB $1569
Australian telcos have not released their own pricing of the phone on their contracted plans yet but we'll be keeping an eye out for them. UPDATE: Here's the full list of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus plans from Vodafone.
Stay tuned for plan comparisons for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.