I just got back from the Apple store with the new iPhone 7 and this is my unboxing video where I’m going to let you see it up close and personal and quickly go over the new features for you.
The iPhone 7 now comes in 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB so the storage has doubled from the iPhone 6s. No more 16GB, thank goodness. The first thing you may notice is that the iPhone 7 comes in 2 new colors: black which is what I have here and jet black which has a glossy finish, and it also comes in silver, gold, and rose gold so no space gray this year.
Other than the phone itself, in the box you’ll find some stickers and quick start guides, the new Lightning EarPods with the 3.5mm to Lightning adapter since one of the biggest changes for the iPhone 7 is the removal of the headphone jack. Also in the box there’s the Lightning to USB cable and the power adapter.
I’m really liking the new matte black finish, it looks super sleek. Has kind of a Batman feel to it (the Christian Bale batman, not the Adam West batman).
So here’s how the iPhone 7 stacks up to last year’s iPhone 6s which I also have here, in the space gray color.
As far as design goes, it has the same 4.7” screen size and same resolution but the iPhone 7 has a new wide color gamut and the display is 25% brighter which helps on bright sunny days. The amount of RAM is still 2GB.
The iPhone 7 has a new solid state home button, so it’s no longer a physical button that presses, but instead it has a haptic engine that provides tactile feedback which I’m not gonna lie, feels kind of weird at first. I’m hoping I get used to it quickly because it is a definitely a different sensation compared to clicking a physical button.
The iPhone 7’s re-engineered enclosure now makes it dust and water resistant which is a first for iPhones. So you no longer should need a waterproof case if you plan on getting wet. The iPhone 7 should be able to withstand it by itself now.
As I previously mentioned, one of the biggest changes is the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom which has been replaced with another grill so you’ll probably want to get some Bluetooth headphones which is what I’ve been recommending for years now anyway. On the bright side, the iPhone 7 has stereo speakers, one on the bottom and one towards the top and the speakers are supposedly twice as loud than the iPhone 6s speaker.
The iPhone 7 is rocking Apple’s latest A10 fusion quad-core CPU which helps boost performance to twice as fast as the iPhone 6. It also helps battery life which has also improved due to the slightly bigger 1960mah battery that should give you around 2 more hours of use compared to the 6s.
The new camera on the 7 has the same amount of megapixels (12) but a larger aperture at f/1.8 and it’s also equipped with a new quad LED flash. It can record 4K and full HD slow motion like the 6s but the 7 has optical image stabilization built into it which was only on the Plus models last year.
The ever so popular front facing camera has been slightly improved to 7 megapixels, and last but not least the iPhone 7 does come with iOS 10 installed.
So that’s my quick unboxing and first look at the new iPhone 7. Be sure to hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss out on my full review coming soon. Hit that Like button if you enjoyed this video. My name is Andy, thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you in the next video.