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.
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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.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 11, 2016
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.