iPhone7: what’s new, release date, and UK price


New iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are released at Apple’s annual event in September.

The company displayed their new iPhone 7 in San Francisco, and it will have similar looks as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but some of the options will be upgraded or new. For example, the battery on the new phone will last longer, the new camera has more pixels and better resolution, the processor is faster, and the headphones are wireless.

The starting size of memory is 32GB, and it can be found in different colors.


You can pre-order your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on the internet. Already, people are interested in many models and because of the high demand, shipping dates are pushed back on the company’s website.
The shipment is supposed to start on September 16, but if you want the jet black iPhone7 Plus you will have to wait until November when the orders for this version opens. As for the other colors, they will be available in 2-3 weeks.


The handsets may be sold out before orders opened since the supplies are limited at launch. This may occur because of the problems with damaged components, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.
The new iPhone 7 will cost £599 which is a starting price in the UK. Prices are listed below and they depend on a model.

The iPhone7:

– 32GB – £599
– 128GB – £699
– 256GB – £799

The iPhone7 Plus:

– 32GB – £719
– 128GB – £819
– 256GB – £919

New features

The most astonishing change is the removal of the headphone jack. However, this is not the only difference. Also, there is a new home button and an upgraded camera.

From now on, headphones will not have the traditional connection, but they will in the so-called Lightning port. Data transfer and phone charging are the current uses of this port, and now they will also be used for earphones.


The iPhone 7 Plus, a bigger device, has better “dual-lens” camera. This will be explained later in the article.

The phone without the headphone jack

The decision to remove the jack some people accepted with delight whereas some thought it was unnecessary. Instead of that, Apple should send the handset with a pair of earphones that fit the charging port and wireless AirPods, which use WI chip to charge.

The headphones are equipped with motion sensors which can help them detect your voice. Also, these are equipped with infrared sensors which make sure your pods are firmly in your ears.

The total battery life with the compact charging case of AirPods is 24 hours, but if you listen to the music constantly, five hours is an estimated time.

This is not the first time Apple made a controversial decision. That also happened when they introduced the lightning connector in 2012, specifically produced for the iPhone 5.

However, the adaptor for the traditional headphones will be provided with every new iPhone, so that you can still plug in you standard earphones One of the problems with this type of connection is that you won’t be able to charge your phone at the same time.

Some of the advantages of the AirPods are the fact that there will be no tangled wires, and it will be easy to handle your phone and make calls. On the other hand, they are easy to lose, can only be compatible with Apple products, and they are quite expensive. In case you lose it be prepared to give $159, crazy, don’t you agree? iPads, laptops, and Apple watches can also be paired with the pods.

Beats too presented two different types of wireless headphones for iPhone 7.

The stereo speakers will be placed at both the top and the bottom of the handset, and it’s the first time an iPhone will contain them.

Boosted camera


The camera has been upgraded, and it will take sharper photos especially when it is dark. New 12MP sensor will save about 30% more energy. The 4.7-inch device has f/1.8 lens which allows light into it 50% more than the previous model.

A dual-lens camera is inserted in the 5.5-inch version. It will provide much greater picture quality while zooming. With this camera, Apple finally fixed a problem which had bothered them for long.
Speaking of the Plus model, it has two 12MP cameras. The first one is a telephoto lens that can zoom to 10X using a soft and optical zoom. Moreover, this lens can zoom 2X without any software usage, and the quality will remain high. The other camera is a wide angle lens.

Also, cameras will have a video recording capability of 4K thankfully to its 12 megapixels sensors. The color capture will be far-reaching, and live editing of files and video footages will also be available.
Furthermore, the iPhone7 will have better photos in low-light, owing to the new flash and image stabilization. Now, the camera flash has two warm and two cool LEDs, making the flash more impressive. The flash will look like a natural life because of the new flicker sensor.

The front camera is upgraded from 5MP to 7MP, too.


The new models will be chicer, and they will come in five different colors. New colors are matte “black” and a glossy black which will go along perfectly with rose gold, gold, and silver. Also, breath-taking jet black will also be introduced, but only with 128Gb and 256GB models. This one is a replacement for the space gray.

Comparing it to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus it looks very similar, but the antenna bands are moved slightly more to the edges.

Battery life


Apple really put in work when it comes to battery endurance. The battery lives 14 hours when WiFi is on offers 12 hours on 4G. As for the iPhone 7 Plus it lasts 15 hours both on WiFi and 4G. For an iPhone, this is the longest battery life so far.

Internal characteristics

New Apple A10 Fusion with 64-bit four core CPU will power the device. In comparison to the A9 of iPhone6, the A10 is 40% faster and with the increased graphics chip 40% more powerful.

Water resistance

The phone can spend 30 minutes in the water up to 1 meter without consequences. The fact is that the total production of iPhone7 dropped because the company is diligent and persistent to reach high standards for waterproofing. It is estimated by KGI that 65 million phones will be sold by the end of 2016 which is a significant 20.7% fall compared to the iPhone 6s in the same quarter the year before.

Home button

When you press the home button, it vibrates in order to give feedback to the user. Apple’s MacBook laptops are already equipped with this feature.

What are the expectations for 2017?

Rumor has it that Apple will produce a chassis made completely from glass. Also, the OLED screen is expected which is a giant improvement from the LCD displays which are now in use.