The iPhone 7 is the latest gadget from Apple and it is making a splash on the tech scene. With an upgrade in software and hot new features, we had to see what all the fuss was about.
If you want a water resistant device, the device can deliver. Whether it is dropped in a puddle or accidently falls into a pool, the iPhone 7 can take a literal dive and be fully submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Once removed and dried off, the iPhone 7 can snap right back to normal, as if the recent swim never happened. This water resistant iPhone is especially attractive for those with children or who work on or near water.
Another hot new feature is the much debated headphone jack. One of the main reasons the headphone jack was removed was to improve the water resistance of the entire phone. Apple is moving towards a wireless future and the new Lightning headphones are proof of this effort. The great thing about these new headphones, is they fit well into the ears and provide great sound. The downside being, you cannot listen to music or make a call when they are charging—that is, unless you implement the use of a bulky adapter.
There is a noticeable change to the home button as well. The home button is merely an illusion of a button- it’s not really there and does not move like a normal button would. Instead of the satisfying click sound of the older versions of iPhone, the iPhone 7’s home button will vibrate slightly to indicate it has been pushed. The reason behind the switch from ‘real button’ to a touch censored one? If you said ‘water resistance’, you’ve guessed it right. Removing the actual button also removes cracks where water could sneak in.
Overall, the launch of the iPhone 7 will prove to be a success as many iPhone users upgrade every two years or so to the newest device. It looks like the features of water resistance and wireless headphones are here to stay and will likely only get better. Why do we say that? Well my friends, the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone is right around the corner and we all know Apple is hiding something up their sleeves that we can look forward to. And with the solid upgrades of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, there is only more great tech waiting.