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The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus cameras could be pretty damn spiffy.
Over the weekend, Sports Illustrated got a chance to try the new camera out on the iPhone 7 Plus. The pictures, taken at the Titans-Vikings game, show what the new 12-megapixel telephoto lens, complete with zooming capabilities, can do.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets hit today.
And that may be why you see your neighbors gathering torches and pitchforks regarding the removal of the headphone jack today.
The new handsets boast a 64-bit four-core A10 Fusion processor, stereo speakers positioned on opposite ends of the device, a flush Force-sensitive home button with a Taptic Engine for haptic feedback, and IP67-standard water and dust resistance. As rumored, the headphone jack has been removed and Apple is offering a wired Lightning in-ear EarPod headphones and a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter are included in the box. Apple is offering Siri-enabled wireless earbuds called AirPods as a separate accessory, available for $159 in late October.
A new leaked image published late Thursday shows what’s purported to to be a redesigned rear camera module for the “iPhone 7,” widely expected to ship in mid- to late September.
The module most notably features an L-shaped flex cable, which is different from the camera cables used for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and their Plus variants. It otherwise bears similarities to the cameras in the 6 Plus and 6s Plus, however, which may back rumors that all models of the “iPhone 7” will support optical image stabilization.
I agree 100 percent with Chris Smith’s post on BGR about how the iPhone 7 is about to become inferior to the larger iPhone 7 Plus in a very significant way.
The iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera vs the single camera in the 7. (Photo: BGR.com)
I greatly prefer the 4.7-inch form factor iPhone and won’t buy the larger “Plus size” iPhone because it’s too bulky and it can’t be used with one hand. Plus, my iPad Pro and MacBook usually aren’t far away for when I need a larger screen.
In his article Smith lists several possible excuses Apple might trot out for omitting the dual-lens camera from the iPhone 7, but the real reason is after the jump.
According to the current rumors, the “iPhone 7 Pro” monicker may never come to be.
A number of sources have said that Apple is following this name scheme to avoid confusion of having back-to-back iPhones with “S” in the name, even though the iPhone 7 will largely be a minor update over the iPhone 6s.
The new report nixes the additional third tier/”Pro” name, which had been a rumored dual-lens alternative to the single-lens “iPhone 7 Plus” that had been mentioned months ago. The less-powerful camera option was said to be created by Apple as a fallback in case the dual-lens technology didn’t pan out. Now that everything seems to be going well for the company in this area, and mockups have repeatedly shown a dual-lens camera enclosure, it makes sense for Apple to revert to the well-known “Plus” moniker for its next-generation 5.5-inch dual-lens iPhone, and drop any reference to “Pro” altogether.
It’s time for photo leaks of the next-gen iPhone again.
A series of high-resolution leaked images show what are apparently an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The photos claimed that in addition to the usual color options of Rose Gold, Gold, and Silver, Apple will offer the new iPhone in a variant of Blue. This resurfaces a rumor from earlier in the summer, which was believed to ultimately be a mistake and that this “Deep Blue” iPhone 7 is actually just a new shade of Space Gray.
The photos show both the front and rear side, albeit it’s difficult to confirm if the rumor regarding a traditional, tactile Home button instead of the flush, Force Touch-enabled Home button is present.
Friday, September 9th might be the first day the next-gen iPhone is available for preorder.
Noted blogger Evan Blass on Wednesday stated that Apple is looking to start preorders for the device on Friday, Sept. 9.
Blass reported the supposed “iPhone 7” preorder date through Twitter without attribution. Last week, the blogger claimed Apple’s next iPhone would ship out to stores the week of Sept. 12, or more specifically by Friday, Sept. 19.
It’s a rumor, but it’s got some interesting elements to it.
Following Apple’s acquisition of LinX Imaging last year, Apple could be in line to use the Huawei P9 dual-lens camera system in its next-gen iPhone. The P9, created in a partnership with Leica, users two 12-megapixel cameras. One camera captures a normal color image, while the second takes a monochrome image that allows for more focus on the lighting of a scene. The advantage, Huawei claims, is a better overall image with higher clarity and professional camera-like quality.