Apple’s iPhone 7 an Indication of the Future of Tech?
It’s a day that Apple aficionados around the world have long been anticipating: the latest iPhone model has been released on the market, and the fresh new design has certainly got customers talking. Labelled “the most advanced iPhone ever”, it’s no wonder the launch has generated a buzz of excitement among users.
So, what kind of ‘advancements’ are we looking at? How has the design changed? What boxes is Apple checking?
Let’s delve into some of the details…
Longer battery life. The iPhone 7 features a new chip called the A10 Fusion. Not only is this chip more powerful, but it is also built upon a new architecture which, according to Apple, enables the iPhone 7 to last two hours longer than its predecessor, the iPhone 6.
Improved camera function. The iPhone has long been praised for its high-quality built-in cameras, with many users even preferring to snap away on their mobile devices these days rather than invest in heavy photography equipment. However, the latest model goes a few steps even further: now, the iPhone 7 comes with a 12MP main camera, optical image stabilisation and a six-element lens, all working to:
- Capture a wider gamut of colours
- Increase zoom abilities while decreasing distortion
- Apply blur to backgrounds for portrait pictures (as soon as the latest software update is carried out)
New tactile-based home button. Replacing the Home button with a pressure-sensitive panel – a ‘taptic engine’ – means that the need for repairs should heavily decrease.
But perhaps the most significant change of all: removal of the headphone jack
In what has been considered a somewhat daring move by many, Apple has removed its universal headphone jack from the latest iPhone model. Instead, the phone comes with a Lightning port adapter for those who prefer to stick to their traditional headphones, while unveiling a brand new tech-savvy product known as ‘AirPods’: wireless, chargeable headphones that can be purchased at a separate cost. Complete with a microphone, AirPods are built with infrared sensors so they can detect when they are placed inside the ear, therefore knowing when to play and when to automatically turn off. According to Apple, the Airpods have a five-hour energy life and come with a charging case that holds 24 hours of charge.
Apple leads the way in innovative tech design
Let’s face it: Apple has long been hailed the king of innovation, and the latest iPhone and accompanying accessories are no exception. The global mega-giant was the first to abolish the physical keyboard on mobile phones and introduce the multi-touch interface, complete with scroll and zoom-in functions. Apple also pioneered the implementation of sensors into its design to enhance user-experience, enabling the screen to automatically rotate to suit orientation.
These innovations are all things that consumers have fallen in love with because let’s face it, they made the humble smartphone much more enjoyable to use.
While the latest iPhone 7 design features some major – and arguably controversial – changes, we suspect they are simply the beginning of a new tech revolution that users will quickly latch onto…