iPhone 7: Post release review

iPhone 7: Post release review

On September 7 Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, alongside the bigger iPhone 7 Plus. The new iPhone brags a better camera, a new, super-speedy processor, two new colour options and water/dust proofing. This model was released on 16 September after a successful week of pre-orders. If you are thinking of buying an iPhone there is no doubt the iPhone 7 is the one to get performance wise. However many of the changes are slight and the price of the 7 is making the price of the 6s a more attractive proposition.  


More Storage on Advanced Models
Innovative iOS 10 Wins Massive Applause
Dual-lens Camera Built into Advanced iPhone 7 Plus Edition
Faster Next-gen A10 Chip
Longer Battery Life


Annoying Limitations in Files Transfer
No headphone port
Similar Design
No Breakthrough Feature
High Price Tag Scares Many Buyers

Following our previous blog on what to expect of the iPhone 7 prior to its release we talked about what to expect from the iPhone 7 and discussed rumours and leaks, which we have since then compared the rumours with what Apple have actually produced (shown below)

Image leaks:

Confirmed/Denied - All pretty accurate apart from the blue colour chassis, but design is confirmed.

Most Recent Claims/Rumours:


Four LED flash lights, up from two in the iPhone 6s . LEDs will be in cool colours, and two in warm colours, and Apple is also expected to add an ambient light sensor to the iPhone 7. - Confirmed

The iPhone 7 Plus camera will feature two 12-megapixel lenses - one wide angle, and one telephoto. The new design is expected to offer optical zoom and light field camera applications - Confirmed


A10 processor that could be as fast as 2.4GHz. - Confirmed


Waterproof to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes - a rating known as IPX7. Confirmed & Denied - The iphone is water resistant to a depth on 1 metre under water up to 30 minutes with a rating of IP67.

Redesigned pressure-sensitive click-less Home button that will provide haptic feedback to mimic a clicking sensation when the button is pressed. - Confirmed


The iPhone 7 will come in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage options, eliminating both the 16GB and 64GB tiers. - Confirmed


Five colours - silver, gold, rose gold, dark black and "piano black". The glossy piano black variant could be limited in availability, so Apple is expected to focus on large-storage models for that shade. - Confirmed, the glossy black is actually named Jet Black not Piano black


Apple will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. - Confirmed, Removed to make way for a faster processor not an extra speaker.

The iPhone 7 will reportedly ship with both Lightning EarPods and a Lightning-to-headphone adapter in the box. - Confirmed

iPhone 7 to ship with wireless 'AirPod' earphones - as headphone jack looks certain for the axe. - Denied, The airpods are not included with the handset and will cost an excess of £160 if you wnt to own a pair.

Previous Claims/Rumours: 


iPhone 7 price will be around £539 - Denied

iPhone 7 plus around: £639 - Denied

Physical design: 

Thinner than ever: removing the headphone jack - Denied, The iPhone 7 hasn't got any thinner, in fact its exactly the same size and thickness of the iphone 6/6s

Other design tweaks could include a flush camera and the removal of the antenna bars - Denied / Confirmed, Flush camera is denied as actual design is a smooth edge camera that protudes out of the casing 

all rumours and leaks suggest it might be very similar outside of a few tweaks here and there. - Confirmed, The iPhone 7 may as well be part of an 's' range as it doesnt seem there is a breakthrough feature 

Battery life: 

iPhone 7 to be a little better than the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in regards to battery life. - Confirmed, The battery life has improved but reports suggest only a slight improvement since the previous models.

Other features

A pressure-sensitive home button - Confirmed
Wireless charging - Denied
Dust proof - Confirmed
Water-proof - Confirmed
Improved cameras (dual on plus/pro models) - Confirmed