7 Days in Dubai - - TECH TALK -

The iPhone 7 has a faster pro­ces­sor, an up­dated home but­ton and wa­ter and dust pro­tec­tion. Ap­ple says the home but­ton is now force sen­si­tive.

It will pro­vide “hap­tic” feed­back – that “push­ing back” feel­ing – when you press it, but the but­ton it­self doesn’t move. It’s sim­i­lar to what Ap­ple has done with a track­pad in a slim­mer MacBook model last year.

The iPhone 7 also has stereo speak­ers for the first time, with twice the vol­ume of iPhone 6S.

The phone’s bat­tery life is im­proved, too. Ap­ple es­ti­mates the new iPhones have one or two hours of ad­di­tional bat­tery life over last year’s mod­els.

What about the cam­era?

Cam­era im­prove­ments in­clude a new flash with four LEDs rather than two for greater bright­ness.

As with pre­vi­ous mod­els, the flash will ad­just its colour to match am­bi­ent light.

High-end pho­tog­ra­phers can get images in RAW

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in sil­ver, gold and rose gold fin­ishes as well as two all-new black fin­ishes – a black fin­ish that has an an­odised matte ap­pear­ance and a jet black fin­ish that has a deep, high-gloss look. A re-en­gi­neered en­clo­sure makes the iPhone wa­ter re­sis­tant and also of­fers pro­tec­tion against spills, splashes and dust.

What’s the screen like?

Ap­ple says the new iPhone fea­tures the “bright­est, most colour­ful” Retina HD dis­play ever in an iPhone, with a wide colour gamut for “cin­ema-stan­dard” colours and greater colour sat­u­ra­tion.

Can I use it to make calls too?

Both phones in­clude sup­port for up to 25 LTE bands and LTE Ad­vanced for three times faster data rates than iPhone 6 at up to 450Mbps.

How much does it cost?

Prices start at Dhs2,599, and it will be avail­able from the Ap­ple Store at Mall of the Emi­rates in Dubai from 8am on Satur­day.

Tele­coms op­er­a­tors Eti­salat an du will also stock the phones.

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