Besides the iPhone 7, Apple also introduced the larger iPhone 7 Plus phablet. Where previous models vary only slightly internally, the iPhone 7 Plus has a distinct new feature: a dual-camera setup on the rear.
The iPhone 7 Plus retains all of what’s new in the iPhone 7, including the new A10 Fusion processor, stereo speakers, haptic Home button, 7MP front camera, as well as new and larger storage options starting at 32GB up to a maximum 256GB.
But the larger body means a swathe of hardware improvements. There’s a larger battery, a larger Retina Full HD display with wide colour gamut and 3D Touch, and of course, the new dual-camera feature.
The setup is, on paper, largely similar to current-generation dual-camera setups we’ve seen so far. It is made up of two 12MP camera sensors: one a wide-angle sensor and the other a telephoto one. The added information allows the iPhone 7 Plus to add optical zoom up to 2x, and software zoom up to 10x.
The new iPhone 7 Plus camera also offers a new feature called Portrait. Utilising the depth mapping ability from the data gathered from the two sensors, Portrait captures photos with greater depth of field, blurring the background to create better portrait images.
Like the iPhone 7, the iPhone 7 Plus does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, bundled with each iPhone 7 Plus is a new pair of EarPods with Lightning connector, as well as a Lightning to 3.5mm analog adapter.
The iPhone 7 Plus will come in five colours: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, and the two new colours: Black and the glossy Jet Black. Prices remain the same as previous iPhones despite the new storage bump, starting at $769 (about RM3,115). Pre-orders will begin 9 September, and will go on sale in select markets 16 September.