Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come with improved cameras. They have yet to see their public release, but before that, Sports Illustrated (SI) has gotten hands-on time with the iPhone 7 Plus and used it to click pictures from the sideline of the Titans-Vikings NFL game yesterday, reports 9to5 Mac.
Much-improved camera from Apple
Apple has made some insane improvements to the iPhone7 Plus’s camera, and they are highlighted in the images. SI has shared a gallery of images that includes action shots, a variety of different lighting situations and still portraits. Even Apple CEO Tim Cook took note of the images and tweeted about them.
Last Friday, Apple started accepting preorders for the phones, and this Friday, they will officially hit store shelves. A new “Portrait” camera mode that will give a bokah-like effect to photographs is coming to the iPhone 7 Plus, though this is not showcased in the images SI shared.
Apple has put two 12MP cameras on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus, with one being a wide-angle lens while and the other a telephoto lens with apertures of f/1.8 and f/2.8, respectively. The iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-camera setup allows it to offer high-res optical zoom at 2x. A quad-LED True Tone flash has been added as well. An upgraded front-facing FaceTime HD camera snaps 7MP still images and supports 1080p video recording.
The iPhone has already taken over the point-and-shoot market, and Apple has aiming at stealing parts of the DSLR market too, as evident from the continuous improvements it is making, noted 9to5 Mac earlier this month.
iPhone 7 Plus – Faster device with better battery
Along with the camera, the iPhone 7 Plus also has improved battery life, and as per Apple’s claims, it lasts up to 1 hour longer than the 6s Plus. This means the battery lasts for 15 hours on Wi-Fi and offers up to 60 hours of wireless video playback. However, since the battery drains faster with multiple apps being used heavily, real-life results are likely to vary.
The device runs on a new A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture. This not only uses less power but is twice as fast as the iPhone 6 launched two years ago. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with the iOS 10, offering a new look and plenty of features. They also come with updates to Maps, Photos and Messages.