Apple has officially taken the wraps off one of the most-awaited smartphones of this year — the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Both the Apple handsets features top-end specs, but the devices have some differences.

Screen And display

The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen with a display resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels and 326 ppi. Just like the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 Plus is also bigger than the iPhone 7. The bigger iPhone sports a 5.5-inch display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution at 401 ppi.

Apple has announced that the screens of both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus are 25 percent brighter than previous year's models.


Camera capabilities are one of the most beloved features for many smartphone customers. Apple has added a six-element lens in the new-generation iPhones, which will allow users to shoot better videos and photos in low-light conditions.

The iPhone 7 has a 12-megapixel (ƒ/1.8 lens) primary camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). The handset offers up to 5x digital zoom. The iPhone 7 also has an all-new 7-megapixel (ƒ/2.2 lens) selfie camera.

Apple has introduced a dual-camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus. The phablet has two 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras: one wide-angle (ƒ/1.8 lens) and the other telephoto (ƒ/2.8 lens). Just like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus also has OIS. Apple has revealed that the iPhone 7 Plus offers up to 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom.

Apple will also introduce new features to the iPhone 7 Plus cameras later this year, which will offer a better photo shooting experience to customers.

"Coming later this year, the dual 12-megapixel cameras also enable a new depth-of-field effect, using both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus to capture images, while sophisticated technology including Machine Learning separates the background from the foreground to achieve amazing portraits once possible only with DSLR cameras," says Apple.


The latest iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus have the longest battery life ever in an iPhone.

Apple does not reveal the battery size of its phones, but according to the company the iPhone 7 Plus offers up to 1 hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus, while the iPhone 7 offers up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s.

With the iPhone 7 Plus, customers can get up to 21 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 16 days of standby time, wireless audio playback time of up to 60 hours and internet use of up to 13 hours on 3G.

The smaller iPhone 7 is believed to have a smaller battery as it offers 14 hours of talk time on 3G, up to 10 days of standby time, up to 40 hours of audio playback time and up to 12 hours of internet usage on 3G.

Form Factor

The iPhone 7 measures 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches, or 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 millimeters. The iPhone 7 Plus, being a bigger device, measures 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29-inches, or about 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 millimeters.

At 4.87 ounces, or 138 g, the iPhone 7 is also lighter than the iPhone 7 Plus that weighs 6.63 ounces, or 188 g.

Processor And RAM

Both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus run on Apple's new A10 Fusion chip, which makes the iPhone 7 two times faster than the iPhone 6.

Apple never mentions the RAM capacity of its iPhones. A teardown of the iPhones in the near term will confirm the RAMs of iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. However, it is likely that the iPhone 7 comes with 2 GB of RAM while the iPhone 7 Plus with 3 GB of RAM.


Both the new iPhones will come with 32 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB internal storage options.

Operating System

The iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus will run on the company's latest iOS 10 mobile operating system.

Price And availability

The iPhone 7 will cost $649 (32 GB), $749 (128 GB) and $849 (256 GB). Customers who want to buy the iPhone 7 Plus will have to splash an extra $120 as it will be priced at $769 (32 GB), $869 (128 GB) and $969 (256 GB).

Apple will start taking pre-orders for both the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus starting Sept. 9 and the phones will be available from the company's online store, Apple retail store, authorized Apple resellers and select carriers from Sept. 16 onward.

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