Last night Apple unveiled grand plans for its latest handset, the new iPhone 7, in an event which was streamed live across the world.
The tech giant revealed its shiny new phone, which can be pre-ordered from tomorrow, from San Francisco.
What’s new? Well, the headphone jack is gone , the phone is finally waterproof and there’s also a new colour, ‘jet black’.
More brooding iPhone fans have always had ‘space grey’ as a dark alternative to the white handset, but this one is much darker and glossier.
However, eagle-eyed web users have noticed a disclaimer on Apple’s frequently asked questions which might put them off buying it.
It turns out that the high-gloss finish of the new colour phone is more prone to showing up scratches.
Apple explains: “Its surface is equally as hard as other anodised Apple products, however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use.
“If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.”
So it might look pretty and shiny to begin with but could soon look scruffy after being scratched a bit in your bag.
This means you’ll have to hide your shiny new jet black phone away in a case anyway.
It sports the same aluminium design, rounded edges but this time without the iconic antenna lines and a high-gloss finish.
But the key feature in the iPhone 7 Plus is that, as expected, it is the first to offer a dual lens camera.
That means there’s now two 12MP cameras built in to the device; one has the wide angle 12MP lens while the other is a telephoto lens.
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This means users can create a zoom feature, via the camera app as before, but now witha new 1X button above the shutter.
With this button you can just tap it and the photo jumps to a 2X optical zoom.
You can put your finger on to drag across to zoom from 1x to 10x, with much better zoom quality than seen on the iPhone 6S.
Apple unveiled its new wireless earpods, which connect wireless to the iPhone or Apple Watch automatically with one tap.
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Another one of the iPhone 7 Plus’ most exciting feature is the iPhone’s new enclosure which is both water and dust resistant thanks to ‘IP67 protection standard’ meaning it will be safe from water or dust if “the worst happens”.
As for the display, Apple has made the iPhone 7 Plus ‘s Retina HD display 25% brighter than on the iPhone 6S Plus, while retaining the 3D Touch capability.
The iPhone 7 Plus also features a new home button that is more simple but more powerful and customisable, Apple said. It’s been re-engineered so it is now “force-sensitive”, meaning it works together with a new haptic engine to be more responsive and creating a better feel, giving users unique haptic feedback depending on how you’re using it.
Carry on reading more about the iPhone 7 here .
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