iPhone 7: 10 facts, which are silent Apple

The Network has a large number of related iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, however, most of them quite superficial, which is the most important information remains behind the scenes. At the presentation Apple paid a lot of attention to the new flagship, but a number of important facts can be a surprise for buyers.

1. The real price of a smartphone

Perhaps this point can be called the most interesting. In fact, on production of the iPhone and its Apple materials do not spend as much as you might think. The cost of spare parts original iPhone, released in 2007, was $227. For comparison, the cost of 32-Gigabyte model of the iPhone 7 is $220. However, this amount does not include costs for research, development and writing of software – only components and the Assembly.

2. Auto brightness

According to Apple, the iPhone 7’s display is 25% brighter than its predecessor. This is true, but there’s a catch. In order to achieve this level of brightness, you must have enabled the auto brightness, that is, in manual mode even at the maximum level the display is brighter than the iPhone 6s. This is unlikely to be a problem, but you need to keep in mind that only on the street on a Sunny day the iPhone 7 will reach the promised level of brightness.

3. Record the brightness

As shown by tests, is actually the display of the iPhone 7 was even brighter than Apple claims. Tests showed 705 nits.

4. iPhone 7 Plus and don’t always have optical zoom

If you seal the second camera lens on the iPhone 7 Plus will be that your smartphone does not always use the optical zoom without loss of quality. In good lighting conditions it works exactly as Apple says, but once you start shooting in low light as the iPhone begins to use digital zoom instead of optical. Thus, what the zoom will be active, optical or digital, will depend on the shooting conditions.

5. “Smart” stereo speakers

Sounds rather strange, but the iPhone 7 changes the orientation of the right and left speaker depending on how the user is holding the device. That is, if you flip the phone, the audio also switches.

5. Taptic Engine

Apple opened the API Taptic Engine, which third-party developers can use the technology of haptic feedback in their applications. For example, some games now support feedback response with the help of the Taptic Engine.

6. Old accessories

A lot of debate in the Network caused the lack of the familiar 3.5-mm headphone Jack. Package iPhone 7 and 7 Plus includes an adapter with a Lightning to 3.5 mm. it is Worth noting that it works not only with headphones but also with any other accessories that connect through this port. That is, the adapter performs the same tasks as regular mini-jack.

7. Not quite sapphire

A disappointment for many users was the fact that the camera module and the Home button is covered with not a pure sapphire. Perhaps this is due to difficulty of production, however, it should be borne in mind that the camera and the Home button is not as resistant to scratches as in the case of “real” sapphire crystals.

8. “Black onyx” is complicated to manufacture

The most popular model among users was the iPhone 7 in the color “black onyx”. Now it is almost impossible to find in stores, many customers will receive the smartphone on pre-order in November. The reason of difficulty in manufacturing. Many manufacturers can make such a device, but Apple standards it won’t be.

9. Improved fingerprint recognition

With the release of its iPhone, the company has made some changes to the TouchID biometric sensor, and now it works much better with wet hands. So, in our experiment, the iPhone 7 Plus recognized wet finger the second time, at that time how to unlock iPhone 6 Plus fingerprint and failed.

10. iPhone iOS 7 comes alive on the 10.1

The first buyers of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 10.0.1 faced with certain performance limitations. Test currently the iOS update 10.1 will not only bring the bokeh on the iPhone 7 Plus, but also considerably will accelerate work flagship. Now when you reopen the application can be traced a long delay. If iOS 10.0.1 new Apple smartphones are constantly updating called from application memory, iOS 10.1 it happens: when you switch the program from the multitasking drawer, it is not necessary to wait for re-download.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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