Why we think you're going to want to get your hands on the iPhone 7
Can you feel it? That gentle rumbling, growing ever louder? As far as we know, they haven’t opened a new Jurassic Park nearby, so that must mean it’s that time of the year again – yes, it’s iPhone season once more.
Yes, the iPhone 7 is coming and it’s lighter, brighter and can even come with two rear facing cameras, if you’re so inclined. Of course, there’s a good deal more to it than that. So, before you break out the cash and dust off your ‘sitting outside an Apple store all night’ waterproofs, what do you need to know about the new iPhone? Here’s three things:
It’s now waterproof
Hurray! Apple have finally caught up to Android phones and ensured that their latest handsets are water-resistant and dustproof to a rating of IP67. What does that mean? Well, it means your stunning new gadget can be submerged in water that’s shallower than a meter (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes before you do some irreparable (and expensive) damage. So, the next time you drop new iPhone 7, you won’t need a waterproof phone case to protect your phone.
The headphone socket has gone
Despair, for Apple has killed the headphone socket. Well, not killed it, per se, but you won’t be finding it on your shiny new iPhone 7. Not only does this mean that every aux cable, headphone and headset you own is now connectable only via an (included) dongle, but it also means your old iPhone 6/6 Plus case is no longer going to work either. Apple has used the extra space along the bottom of your phone to revamp their speaker design. So, unless you want to lose half of your speaker volume, it might be time to upgrade to one of our fantastic Tough iPhone cases with their dual layered protection.
Our amazingly Tough dual iPhone Case
There’s a stunning jet black option, but it’s going to scratch very easily
Apple didn’t shake things up dramatically with the design of the iPhone 7, but they did introduce a new colour option – Jet Black. It’s a high gloss paint job that recalls the glossy black of the iPhone 3G, and people are going wild for it. Just don’t imagine that it’s going to survive without a hard wearing case. Apple have already warned that the high gloss surface will show “fine micro-abrasions” with use, which is a fancy way of saying it’ll scratch easily. All the more reason to wrap it up in our awesome iPhone 7 Pizza case though, isn’t it?