Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 7

Recently, Apple introduced a new Apple Watch, iPhone 7, and the iPhone 7 Plus, all of which have some awesome features.

Eric Escobar
3-minute read
Episode #237

Better Battery

This is also the first time that Apple has increased the battery life on one of its phones. Normally the phones get slimmer and slimmer and the screens larger and larger. This generally leads to less battery. We’re talking a 20% longer lived battery, which comes out to around two extra hours of usage on a full charge. That should be great news for everyone playing Pokemon Go.

The Camera

Now my absolute favorite upgrade to this phone is the camera. The iPhone 7 camera is great with all the same specifications that the iPhone 7 plus has, with the notable exception that the iPhone 7 plus has a second camera! This second camera has a 2x optical zoom and can take pictures in extremely low light.

Why does optical zoom matter you might be wondering? Well, there are two types of zoom optical and digital. You can think of digital zoom as taking a picture and blowing up the picture bigger and bigger. However, your picture will get more and more pixilated the bigger you get. Optical zoom on the other hand moves the lens inside the camera itself to actually zoom in using the lens. This means if you zoom in 2x that, your image will be just as clear as it is at 1x. This is not the case with digital zoom. Now, with the iPhone 7, you can zoom in without degrading your picture quality, which is pretty awesome.

The iPhone 7 comes out on September 16, 2006,  and I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

Be sure to check out all my earlier episodes at techtalker.quickanddirtytips.com. And if you have further questions about this podcast or want to make a suggestion for a future episode, post them on Facebook.com/QDTtechtalker.

Until next time, I’m the Tech Talker, keeping technology simple!

Image courtesy of Shutterstock.


About the Author

Eric Escobar

Tech Talker demystifies technology and cutting edge devices so that even the most tech illiterate can understand what's going on with their computer or gadget — and what to do when something goes wrong.