iPhone 7 Debut
On Sept. 7, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were released with new improvements such as a longer lasting battery and stereo speakers. Apple claims that the battery life is increased by roughly an extra hour. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy 7, the iPhone 7 was also released with a water resistance feature, allowing one to dunk their phones in water. The iPhone can only be under about one meter of water, however, compared to the Galaxy’s five meters. Then, since the headphone jack is removed, it leaves more room for Apple to include a touch home button versus the physical home button to press.
“The camera is a lot better and clearer as well as being a lot faster,” Sofia Castro ‘18 said.
According to the article “iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: Our first impressions of Apple’s latest,” by Malarie Gokey, the “12-megapixel camera officially features optical image stabilization, a 28mm wide-angle lens with a f/1.8 aperture, and a high-speed sensor that’s 60 percent faster than before.”
This improvement applies to both phones regarding camera quality, but the iPhone 7 Plus has the dual camera feature while the iPhone 7 does not.
One of the features that the older iPhone versions have, but the newer ones does not, is the headphone jack. The headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus has been removed from the models completely. An alternative that Apple has provided for the missing headphone jack is providing regular headphones, but with the lightning adapter at the bottom, as well as an adapter that converts headphone jack connectors to the lightning plug.
According to the article “iPhone 7 headphone glitch stops remote control from working” by Cara McGoogan it states “Some users have reported that the remote control buttons on the wired headphones malfunction after the EarPods have been plugged in for a few minutes, causing songs to sporadically play and pause and Siri to randomly be activated.” The source of the glitch was due to the software that controlled the wired headphones and, according to Apple, the glitch will be fixed in the next software update.