15 Incredible Features of Apple iPhone 7 2016 That You Need to Know

Last Updated: 9 September, 2016
Apple iphone 7

Apple today announced the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the Apple’s 2016 Event in San Francisco. The new iPhones come with all the bells and whistles of the latest technology. The past leaks and rumors were true, the 2016 iPhones look similar to the last year’s iPhone 6 Plus with no big design overhaul.

Apple brings some exciting features in today’s iPhone like water resistant, no audio jack, new dark glossy finish, dual camera, and stereo speakers. Apple says, “The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the best smartphones in the world ever built.”

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Starting with design of new iPhone 7, it features a beautiful refined design with aluminum body and foam gloss finish. This year, we have a two new colors, jet black and matte black. Instead of matte, the new jet black features high gloss finish seamlessly works great with mirrored glass on the back. The new jet black comes with embedded stainless steel logo design. The other black is normal matte black with blasted aluminum with black logo. The handset will be available in gold, silver, and rose gold.

iphone-7-and-iphone-7-plus-colorsThe antenna bands on the back were moved to the edges of the phone – top and bottom, thus giving a neat and cleaner look.

Retina HD Display

The new iPhone 7 features a true 4.7-inch retina HD display with 1334 x 750 resolution that offers 25% brighter display than the iPhone 6 and 6d Plus. The 3D Touch layer is integrated into the retina display taking advantage of the wide color gamut.

Home Button

The home button in Apple iPhones is quintessential design that is used hundreds of times every day. Home button has multi-faced features with multiple taps, including but not limited to, multitasking, Siri, accessibility, Touch ID, reachability, and Apple Pay.

The home button in iPhone 7 and iPhone7 Plus is engineered for reliability and customization. Have you experienced Force Touch trackpads in Macbooks, and the same has been integrated in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It is now force sensitive which has now rendered new generation Taptic Engine Haptic Feedback from Apple Watch.

It now offers unique feedback for all notifications which is also integrated with third-party applications. Apple says, “Taptic Engine will offer the real feel and experiences that could not be created in any smartphone before.”


Apple iPhone 7 is powered by a new generation A10 Fusion chip. It’s a 64-bit quad-core processor with over 3.3 billion transistors.  The new A10 Fusion is 40% faster than A9 and 2x faster processing than A8. The A10 is 120x faster than the original iPhone. The bump in processing speed from A8 to A10 is staggering. The A10 Fusion Chip is accompanied with 2GB extended RAM.

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The graphics in A10 is really incredible. The new GPU in A10 Fusion has six cores that is 50% faster than the A9 in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and 3x faster than the A8 powering the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.


The new iPhone 7 features a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.8 six-element wider lens that is 50% lighter than the iPhone 6s’ f/2.2 lens. The new 12-megapixel camera is 60% faster and 30% more efficient than the iPhone 6s camera unit. The optical image stabilization in iPhone 7 ensures to click a perfect shot even with shaky hands.

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There’s a 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera. The front sensor includes new pixel technology called the Deep Trench Isolation for sharper images with tight packed pixels. It also captures wide color images and has auto image stabilization feature as well.

Stereo Speakers

The iPhone 7 has two in-built speakers, one at the top and the other down the bottom. With two speakers with amazing audio quality, you do have a ready audio system in your pocket.

Lightning Connector

Apple iPhone 7 ditches the 3.5mm audio jack and moving away to lightning connector. It provides great digital audio power and control. At the time writing, there are over 900 million lighting connector devices. Apple has now taken the advantage of lightning power to its iPhones.

Each box will have a lighting connector headphone and a lightning adaptor to connect with 3.5mm headsets.


Apple wants to offer greater convenience with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Apple has a new product this year, the Apple AirPods that’s truly wireless pledges to deliver amazing audio experiences on the go.

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Operating System

The iPhone 7 is powered by the most powerful operating system – the iOS 10 with advanced computing technology with advanced machine learning features like Siri and more. Home automation has been integrated with the iOS 10 platform which is the first of its kind. You will be able to control your home kit through Siri as well as from control panel. Every major home appliances brand now supports home kit. It features a lot of incredible features.

Water and Dust Resistant

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are IP67 protection standard.


The new iPhone 7 has doubled the storage capacity to 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. The new jet black will be available in 128GB and 256GB.


The iPhone 7 offers the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. The battery stats are very impressive. The iPhone 7 delivers 2 more hours of battery life than iPhone 6s and 1 additional hour than iPhone 6s Plus.


The iPhone 7 commands the same as the iPhone 6s Plus that sets you back starting from $649. The 32GB version is priced at $649, $749 for 128GB and $849 for 256GB


Pre-orders for Apple iPhone 7 starts from September 9 with shipping available from September 16.

iOS 10 will be available starting from September 13 which will be rolled out through OTA updates.

Key Specifications of Apple iPhone 7

  • 4.7-inch Retina HD display with wide color gamut
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • iOS10
  • 12MP camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 7MP FaceTime HD camera
  • New Home button
  • IP67 Water and dust resistant
  • Stereo speakers
  • LTE advanced up to 450mbps
  • Longest battery life ever in an iPhone

The complete package is the iPhone 7 for the year 2016.