iPhone 7 at a glance: Waterproof mongering in stereo – and Red

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So now it's also available in red. Apple has now presented the iPhone 7, published in September 2016 in a new color. We summarize the device details together.

Water damage? Almost impossible. The iPhone 7 is waterproof. Interesting new features Apple introduced with the unit in the fall of 2016 - only no new housing. The design almost nothing had changed compared to the last two predecessors. That did not please everyone. But the case has to be proven in practice over the years more.

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In most advertising German Apple boasts of its device: "iPhone 7 and iPhone improving 7 Plus every aspect of the iPhone experience and achieve this new levels of innovation and precision, making it the best iPhone we've ever built," quote Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Product marketing Apple.

but reveals all: Nothing has been reinvented, but Apple has screwed everywhere and handicrafts, and most of the components improved. This applies to both models for the iPhone 7 with 4.7-inch screen as well as for the iPhone 7 Plus with 5.5-inch diagonal screen. 

iPhone 7 at Saturn*iPhone 7 at Telekom*


iPhone-7-housing: Known Design in Black and Black

remained the same on the whole is the case. The antenna strips are now but far less conspicuous, and new colors make the smartphone in another look appear: Black and Diamatschwarz since March 2017 also red former with anodized-matt appearance joins the familiar colors of silver, gold and rose gold one..

Black diamond however, is a polished look, which is, according to Apple achieved by a nine-step process of anodizing and polishing. For the elegant appearance Apple collected indirectly from more than other colors: the smallest and cheapest memory size is not available in Diamond Black. The same applies to red - in the context of (Product) Red donates for purchasing this option to an AIDS support organization.

  • Size: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 millimeters
  • Weight: 138 grams
From the front and rear: the colors of the iPhone 7From the front and rear: the colors of the iPhone 7

Camera of the iPhone 7: only the second best iPhone camera

The camera has improved Apple, but effective 7 by far has only the second best iPhone camera. Reason: The larger model, the iPhone 7 Plus, shows far more innovative, with a dual camera for telephoto shots and manipulated depth of field. A desirable feature.

iphone-7-iphone-7-plusFor this, the 4.7-inch model will inherit at least the Optical Image Stabilizer, who was only reserved for the 6s previous versions the large smartphone. A new image signal processor and a 4-LED flash (True Tone), which is 50 percent brighter than the iPhone 6s according to the manufacturer, also improves the camera.

  • 12-megapixel camera
  • aperture 1.8
  • 4K video capture at 30 frames per second
  • Slow-motion video up to 240 frames per second at 720p
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Body and facial recognition
  • HDR, continuous shooting, panoramic images, etc.

The selfie camera, called by Apple "FaceTime HD camera," offers automatic image stabilization and a 7-megapixel sensor. acts as before the smartphone screen as a flash.

For details about the image quality, and an overall assessment see in our Testing the iPhone 7.

iPhone 7 waterproof to IP67

Finally, the iPhone comes with a Splashing water and dust. A feature that for years is on the wish list of many. The last models were already sealed halfway, but now even better and officially, after certification IP67. Underwater shooting of protection is not sufficient, but rainy phone calls, nothing stands in the way.

Stereo speakers for the iPhone


Obviously, Apple got the iPad Pro fancy stereo: make games and YouTube videos in landscape mode much more enjoyable when the left and right from the smartphone stereo sound sounds. available for some time at some Android model, now with the iPhone - but implemented only moderately consistent, unlike the iPad.

Furthermore, the iPhone has 7 according to Apple a wider dynamic range and a higher-quality speakerphone.

No headphone jack on the iPhone

For this, the headphone jack has been dropped. For this to no one cites as purchase reason for refusal, Apple puts the iPhone 7 a adapter Lightning-to-jack can be used when, on the existing headphones if it not the accompanying apple earbuds shall be with Lightning connector.

More and more audio brands rely on Bluetooth headphones that can be used on iPhone 7 course. There is also the first Lightning models, such as the Q Adapt of Libratone.

iPhone-7-airpodsThe new wireless apple earbuds - called AirPods - not included, but wired headphones.

Processor, battery life and other technical data

The processor will the iPhone work on the one hand more powerful than previous models, on the other hand, energy-efficient with a new architecture and four cores. "The CPU of the A10 Fusion", it formulated Apple, "now has four cores: it integrates seamlessly two in relation to iPhone 6 twice as fast high-performance cores with two high-efficiency cores, which are able to just get along cores one fifth of the energy of the high-performance. "In addition, there is of course still a coprocessor, the M10, especially for transaction data.

iPhone 7Battery life according to manufacturer (up to 2 hours longer than the iPhone 6s):

  • up to 14 hours of talk time with 3G
  • up to 14 hours of Internet use over Wi-Fi
  • up to 13 hours of video playback.

The Home button is now with the Taptic Engine haptic feedback like the trackpad of the MacBook, but are not really after. As the fingerprint sensor (Touch ID 2nd generation) of course he continues to act.

More specifications of the iPhone 7:

  • Display with P3 color gamut
  • Pixel density 326 ppi (1334 x 750 pixels)
  • LTE Advanced for up to 450 Mbit / s
  • WLAN 802.11ac MIMO
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS
  • Motion sensors and barometer
  • NFC for Apple Pay

Price and release of the iPhone 7

The price of the iPhone 7 starts with 759 euros * 32 gigabytes of memory (instead of 16 gigabytes), for 128 and 256 gigabytes each 110 euros must be added. The iPhone 7 Plus there are from 899 euros *. 

iPhone 7 at Saturn*Pre Red iPhone 7*

The red iPhone comes the end of March 2017 to trade but can already be pre-ordered March 24 at Apple resellers. As mentioned above, the rates to the other models, but there is no 32-gigabyte version.


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