Apple finally took the wraps off their seventh generation iPhones – iPhone 7 and 7 Plus at an event in San Francisco. The biggest highlight everyone is talking about is, of course, the absence of a traditional headphone jack and the fact that Apple now makes waterproof smartphones. However, there are some lesser known features of the new iPhone 7 you might not know about, hence here are five of those.


1. A 7MP Front Camera

Yes, Apple is getting serious about selfies and their ambitions reflect with the new iPhones. First and foremost, the pixel count for the front HD facetime shooter has been bumped up to seven megapixels from five. Additionally, the lens now features wider color capture and auto image stabilization. It still comes with that retina flash for better low light shots.

2. A Quad LED Rear Flash Setup


The new 12MP rear camera arrangement now also includes a quad-LED true tone flash setup and a flicker sensor that can refine photos taken in artificial lighting. Apart from that, it can produce 50% more light than previous generations.

3. Dedicated Image Signal Processor

Complementing the new camera setup is a dedicated image signal processor that can read objects in real-time for adjusting focus, color, exposure, and more. Apple says it uses machine learning to do so and offers “supercomputer performance”. To be precise, ISP can perform over 100 billion operations on a single photo in merely 25 milliseconds.

4. The Home Button is Now Force-Sensitive


As rumored, the new home button now works in conjunction with a Taptic engine allowing developers to configure various feedback for different actions such as messages, notifications, and ringtones. It is also non-mechanical and feels a lot natural than before. It is certain Apple is devising new ways to interact with your phones without adding any substantial hardware component.

5. Stereo Speakers

The new iPhone 7 also includes a better set (Yes, a set) of stereo speakers, one at the bottom and another one at the top. It is now twice as loud as the iPhone 6S and the dynamic range is increased.

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be rolling out later in September globally, details for availability and pricing in India can be found here.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.