Apple's iPhone 7 Plus features new functions that surprises even long-time iPhone users. Aside from the controversial changes, the new iPhone has an impressive camera, insanely fast processor and ultra-clear screen. Pre-orders for the standard iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are scheduled to start at 3AM ET on September 9. Now, here's iPhone 7 Plus's release date, specs and price.
The iPhone 7 Plus is a 5.5-inch device that has Full HD screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Apple claims the display of the new iPhone is 25 percent brighter and shows a wider color gamut.
Of course, Apple is expected to upgrade the processor of new iPhones. Its new A10 Fusion chip is reportedly 40 percent faster than the previous processor, the A9 chip. The new processor also contains four cores - a first for iPhone. The first two cores are for high-performance tasks, while the other two are made for actions where efficiency is more important. It also worth mentioning that there's 50% bump in graphics performance, according to Digital Trends.
The iPhone 7 Plus also boasts excellent camera technology. The new smartphone has dual-camera system. The two 12-megapixel rear camera have 56mm telephoto lens with a f/2.8 aperture. Photography experts say the feature lets users zoom in on images, up to 10 times, with impressive quality and clarity.
Not only that, there's an awesome blur feature, or bokeh, from a software update. This feature uses the dual-lens camera on the back to make images more beautiful. It focuses the subject in a photo and blurs out the background, a mode similar to DLRs with wide apertures.
Users will also enjoy the awesome features of the new iPhone 7 Plus for a longer time. Apple claims the phone can last for up to 14 hours of internet use on LTE.
Furthermore, the phone is also now water resistant and contains a new Taptic Engine in place of a traditional home button.
One of the controversial changes of the iPhone 7 is the removal of headphone jack, which is a standard on many devices. However, Phil Schiller, Apple's marketing chief, said the move was a pure expression of Apple's desire for technological progress. Tech experts explain the removal of standard headphone jack helped to make the new iPhone thinner.
"It really comes down to one word: courage. The courage to move on to do something new that betters all of us," Schiller told The Verge.
As we mentioned earlier the iPhone 7 Plus will become available on September 9. The model with 128GB storage costs $869, while the largest model with 256GB storage is priced $969.