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Six Major Upgrades the iPhone 7 Brings to the Table

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While everything we know about the iPhone 7 still remains in the murky, rumor-filled territory of the yet-to-be-released (the rumored release date is September 18th), it is clear that the new iPhone model will sport some major upgrades from its older brother, the iPhone 6. Here are six of the most intriguing features and changes that are being talked about.

  1. Better Battery Life
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)

The iPhone 6 introduced an improved battery life, but the iPhone 7 is set to surpass it with up to four more hours per charge! That massive improvement is due to the phone’s operating system, known as iOS 9. Alongside changes to the internal operating of the system and Apple’s continued shaming of outside app’s battery life usage, the chances are that users will be left impressed with their new phone’s performance time.

  1. Dual-Lens Camera
Image by Apple
Image by Apple

One of the most high-tech changes to the new gadget will be the upgraded (in fact, practically reinvented) camera. The 12 megapixel camera will be ‘dual lens’, which means users will have the option to use optical, instead of digital, zoom. With optical zoom, there will be no loss of detail like there is with digital zoom, which means higher quality. The new camera will also perform better in dark settings thanks to an RGBW sensor and produce beautiful HDR photos faster.

  1. Color Changes
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)

It’s a fashion faux-pas to forget to match your watch to your outfit, right? Well, it turns out Apple thinks you should also match your watch to your iPhone. Their iPhone 7 includes color variations that are in line with the Apple Watch. That means one option that will be more yellow than the iPhone 6’s gold, a second darker grey option, and the potential for a rose gold option.

  1. Strength
A concept of the iPhone 7 by designer Martin Hajek (not associated with Apple)
A concept of the iPhone 7 by designer Martin Hajek (not associated with Apple)

It might seem like a stretch, but the iPhone 7 is rumored to be up to 60% harder than the iPhone 6. That’s all thanks to the 7000 aluminum casing the iPhone 7 will purportedly sport. The new casing is pretty neat, pulling out all the stops by remaining significantly lighter than stainless steel, despite its incredible strength. The new casing is most likely a response to the catastrophic #Bendgate scandal that hit Apple after iPhone 6 users found their casing to be weak and even bendable! Here’s to hoping it works…

  1. ForceTouch
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)
A concept of the iPhone 7 by OvalPicture.com (not associated with Apple)

ForceTouch is Apple’s supposed new tech that works to make interaction with the screen of the device more intuitive, enjoyable, and effective. ForceTouch is a pressure sensitive display technology that will move the iPhone screen from something you can tap to something you can tap, click, and more! What exactly this will entail remains to be seen, but the idea is that users will able to intuitively use their iPhone in more ways than ever before.

  1. A little bit thicker
A concept of the iPhone 7 by designer Jan-Willem Reusink (not associated with Apple)
A concept of the iPhone 7 by designer Jan-Willem Reusink (not associated with Apple)

Normally, the trend is towards thinner and thinner phones, so Apple is taking a risk in developing their newest model a little thicker. Apparently ForceTouch takes the blame for the slighter thicker new model, so we will just have to wait and see if the ForceTouch is worth the extra size.

It seems like the iPhone 7’s changes and upgrades will make the new model a force to be reckoned with in the never-ending competition between Apple and its rival phone creators.