Design & Hardware

Design-wise the iPhone 7 Plus is difficult to distinguish from its predecessor, the 6s Plus. The antennae are now embedded in the enclosure and therefore almost invisible, and there are new color options, including a high-gloss finish, which goes through an anodization process for protection. Also new is environmental protection in line with the IP67 standard, so you can keep using the device in wet or dusty conditions. 

The dual-camera is located in the top left corner. At the bottom of the device there are now stereo speakers.

Resolution and size of the 5.5" 1080p Retina display have not changed but it is now 25% brighter than before and offers a wider color gamut. As before, 3D touch is supported. The home button now provides taptic feedback and the iPhone 7 Plus comes with brand new stereo stereo speakers. Apple's iOS is powered by Apple's new A10 Fusion 64-bit four-core chipset and 3GB of RAM.

The right edge is the home of the power button. Volume rockers and the ringer switch are on the left edge.

Without a doubt, the most exciting new component on the iPhone 7 Plus is its dual-camera. In the first camera a 12MP sensor is combined with a 28mm lens, an F1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization. Next to it you'll find a secondary 12MP module with a 56mm lens and F2.8 aperture but no optical stabilization. There are also a new quad-LED true-tone flash and a flicker-sensor that can detect flickering in ambient light and correct for it at image capture. 

Apple claims the new in-house designed ISP is faster than before and can complete tasks, such as noise reduction, image stacking and exposure control in approximately 25ms. In video mode the camera can capture 4K as well as both 1080p and 720p slow-motion footage. In the front-facing camera the pixel count has been increased from 5 to 7MP.

The resolution of the 5.5" display remains at 1080p but the fingerprint reader now provides taptic feedback.