Apple held their annual event on the 7th September to launch the exciting news everyone has been waiting for about the next generation iPhone; the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Latest iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

It was revealed that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be visually similar to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, however had several impressive improvements. These improvements included a waterproof handset, a better camera, a new home button, an improved battery life, a faster processor and wait for it… No headphone jack!

Five iPhone Colours

The latest iPhone is available to purchase in a range of colours; Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Matt Black and Jet Black. With the variety of colours available there should be a colour suited to each individual.

Release Date

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is available for pre-orders from the 9th September 2016 and will be available in stores to purchase a week later, from the 16th September 2016. Although many of the models are in high demand which means you could have to wait a lot longer for the particular iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus model you want. For example if you want the Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus you may have to wait until November. Other colours are looking like a 2-3 week wait already.

New Phone, Bigger Memory

With most iPhones, memory has always been an issue with most 16GB iPhones filling up rather quickly with Apps, music, videos and photos. There are no longer 16GB or 64GB available in the latest iPhone model. Instead the sizes available are 32GB, 128GB and 256GB.

No Headphone Jack?

The latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus does not have a headphone jack. This has caused a small amount of panic with many customers thinking that they cannot listen to music, however iPhone packages will include earphones that fit into the Lightning Port of the phone which is used for charging the phone. Apple Wireless AirPods will be released later in the year which can be used with the latest iPhone.

Better iPhone Camera

The camera has been improved to a 12MP camera on the iPhone 7 and with the iPhone 7 Plus there is a dual-lens giving an even better quality photograph and 4K  video. The camera will improve all photographs and videos taken, especially when zooming into certain areas which has always been an issue with the iPhone.

Longer Battery Life

With previous iPhone models, the battery life has always been an issue and with the more we rely on using a smart phone users have to charge phones up on a daily basis. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will have the longest battery life for an iPhone of around 14 – 15 hours of lifetime, lasting at least two hours longer than the iPhone 6s Plus.

Water Resistant

Competing with competitors Samsung, the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be water resistant for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 metre of water meaning you don’t have to worry about taking it out on a wet day or dropping it into a bowl of water.