After months of waiting, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is finally here! The wait is over. Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken to stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco California to kick off company’s 2016 flagship event dubbed “See you on the 7th” where iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be announced. Apple continued its traditional naming structure with the introduction of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus aren’t part of Apple’s major update cycle — you’ll have to wait for next year’s model for that. Yet, thanks to a new generation taptic engine, the button is now Force Touch sensitive.Apple is also bringing more colors to the iPhone 7, so in addition to silver, gold, and rose gold, you can also choose between a glossy “jet black” and a matte black color. The jet black replaces the famous space grey color.


A billion iPhones have been sold to date, and Apple wants those numbers to rise with its two new iPhone 7 devices. The 32GB capacity iPhone 7 starts at $649 full retail, which converts to £487 and AU$846. You’re looking at $32.41 per month with the iPhone Upgrade Program for the base model.


New Focused Camera ( The most lovely thing for Architects): For me as an architect, the camera is so much important ! Apple focused heavily on remaking the two camera systems in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Each phone now comes with optical image stabilization and an f/1.8 aperture lens for muuuuch better low-light photography (hopefully). Apple also reworked the flash to make it brighter and able to capture truer tones and its image processor for better editing. With iOS 10, you can finally capture RAW photos and the front-facing camera comes with a 7-megapixel sensor, an upgrade from 5 megapixels on the iPhone 6s.

Here are the most important things architects need to know:

  • 32GB, 128GB, 256GB capacities
  • Colors: Glossy jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold (P.S. Jet black is only available in 128 and 256GB models).
  • 4.7-inch “HD Retina display” is 25 percent brighter than last year’s model. It includes the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch layer that buzzes slightly when you press and hold the screen.
  • Customizable, pressure-sensitive, solid state home button that includes “taptic feedback”.
  • Water and dust resistance (good for site architects and construction engineers) (IP67) , like several Samsung and Sony phones (IP68).
  • No headphone jack — Apple EarPods headphones will now connect through the Lightning connector port and the new AirPods headset connects wirelessly.
  • The iPhone 7 keeps the 12-megapixel camera, but adds a larger aperture and — this is a big deal — optical image stabilization that keeps images steadier. (The iPhone 7 Plus gets a second, 56mm telephoto lens on the back that works like a built-in zoom feature
  • Greater battery capacity for longer battery life. Apple estimates 12 hours of LTE browsing (the iPhone 7 Plus should clock about two more hours).
  • New A10 Fusion chip is a 64-bit, quad-core processor that Apple says is 40 percent faster than last year’s A9 processor. Two cores are high-performance, the other two are “high efficiency,” which means they’ll conserve battery while handling tasks. Take-away message: deeper visual graphics, especially with gaming.

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