It’s divided opinions on its controversial ditching of the headphone jack and it’s attracted praise for its new new high gloss ‘jet black’ colour – but there’s no denying many people are itching to get their hands on the new phone, which is available for pre-order tomorrow.
However, the unveiled handset won’t just prove useful for day-to-day life, holidaymakers will also reap the rewards of owning such a sophisticated phone.
Martin Smith, founder of Campsites.co.uk and the new camping app Campmate, has revealed three top ways that the new design will benefit tourists as well as more inventive ways the trend-setting smartphone could appeal to travellers.
Firstly our holiday snaps are set to be even better, making Instagram posts bragging about exotic beaches more jealousy-inducing.
Four LED flashes are now included, which allows 50 per cent more light onto the lens, boosting photos taken in low-light conditions.
Moreover the plus version of the iPhone 7 has a dual lens – one for wide angles and the other offering a better quality zoom thanks to a telephoto lens.
At a glance | iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
Key things to know
- Stereo speakers
- Water and dust resistant
- Longer battery life: Apple says the 7’s battery will last two hours longer than the 6, and the 7 Plus battery lasts one hour more than the 6 Plus.
- Comes in jet black, black, gold, silver, rose gold
- A10 Fusion chip with a 64-bit four core CPU
- Storage: 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
- Key dates: ordering on Sept 9, shipping on Sept 16
The new camera has optical image stabilisation and a six-element lens with f/1.8 aperture. Apple claims it’s 60% faster than previous iPhones. The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera; the 7 Plus has a dual lens camera (wide angle and telephoto).
On the iPhone 7 Plus a new ‘portrait’ effect on the camera will add depth of field to photos.
Headphones will connect via the Lightning port. A free set comes with with the phone, plus an adaptor for traditional 3.5mm jack headphones
Apple is also releasing its new AirPods – wireless headphones (with a microphone) that have infrared sensors that detect when they’re in your ear. W1 chip connects the AirPods to your other Apple devices. The batteries last for 5 hours and the AirPods come with a case that holds 24 hours of charge.