iPhone 7& IOS10: The Most Notable Changes You Need to Know about
Apple’s recently unveiled iPhone 7 & iOS, and several major changes have drawn a mixed response from fans. We’ve compiled a list covering some of these new features. Check it out and let us know what you think!
New Color Options
Beside the standard silver, gold, and rose gold shades the iPhone 7 now offers two new colors: black and “jet black” which has a high-gloss finish. Although beautiful, it’s easy to leave fingerprints and scratches on them so make sure to use a protective cover.
Redesigned antenna bands no longer span across the back of the devices, which provides a cleaner and sleeker facade.
New Home Button Design
There is no physical home button on the iPhone 7. It has been replaced by a “solid-state” pressure sensitive button that’s connected to a redesigned Taptic Engine which uses haptic feedback to mimic a button being pressed. This new design ensures a longer service life, plus you can avoid problems caused by home button malfunctions. When there is a problem a warning message pops out after which a virtual home button appears.
Upgraded A10 Fusion Processor
The iPhone 7 uses an A10 Fusion processor which improves the processing speed and reduces power dissipation. All in all, the A10 Fusion processor is the best processor in the world, far ahead of competitors.
No Headphone Jack; Stereo Sound
There is no headphone jack in the iPhone 7 so headphones used with the iPhone 7 must use either Bluetooth or must be equipped with a lightning connector. Stereo speakers located at the top and bottom of the iPhone. Horizontally place the iPhone to achieve the best stereo sound.
This is obviously a big change that might inconvenience customers so Apple is including Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter with iPhone. It has also introduced new completely wireless high-tech AirPods.
Improved Water Resistance
An important new feature of the newly released iPhone is a significant improvement in water resistance. Despite the iPhone 7 featuring IP67 dust and water resistance, it still can not be totally submerged underwater for long periods of time.
The 4.7 Inch iPhone7 uses the same 1334×750 high resolution screen, but it’s 25 percent brighter than the previous iPhone. The iPhone 7 also supports a wide color gamut and richer, true-to-life colors.
Dual-Lens Camera for iPhone 7 Plus
The biggest feature improvement in our opinion is the overhauled camera system. The iPhone 7 features a 28mm 12-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a wider f/1.8 aperture 6-element lens, wide color capture, and a new Apple image signaling processor, all of which result in brighter, sharper, more detailed photos, even in low-light conditions.
What about the iOS 10?
New Unlock Screen
The Lock screen experience is all new in iOS 10. A widgets panel has replaced the “Slide to Unlock” screen.
Automatically Powers On/Off
Sometimes, iPhone designer know what features we need better than we do. How about your phone turning on automatically when you take it out? In iOS 10, the phone’s accelerometer will respond to you picking it up by lighting up the lock screen, showing your latest notifications. This feature may increase the power dissipation, but you can adjust or disable using the settings.
Lock Screen Shortcut Key
When your phone is in the lock screen state you can slide right to access to camera, slide down to check notifications, slide up to open control center, and slide left to view other information. This new interface is easier and more convenient for users. However, this feature makes your personal information less safe, as it reveals some personal information to other people without the necessity of unlocking your iPhone.
iOS 10 opened a new door for third-party developers to extend their apps’ functionality. Generally, users can perform sophisticated actions or receive information without ever having to open the app itself. Now they can open the app directly from the phone screen. Uber, for example, can be used in Apple maps without having to open the app itself. However, when it comes to details and accuracy, Apple map lags behind other map applications.
Messaging is More Entertaining
iMessages can be sent with an animated background, like emoji, special characters, and DigitalTouch to convey emotions, which greatly improves the chatting experience. Similar features can be found in other chat application.
Siri is Even Better
Developers have also upgraded Siri. Apple’s voice assistant can now do more complicated operations besides selected a song, providing weather updates or sports new. For example, you will be able to request a car or send payments to friends and use third-party workout apps. Siri also has several safety features to protect your important personal information when visiting third party applications.
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