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iPhone throwback: iPhone 7 Plus- it launched Apple's camera revolution

We take a look back at the iPhone 7 Plus and what made it one of the most revolutionary iPhones ever.

| Updated on: Sep 05 2022, 09:16 IST
What to expect from iPhone 14 Plus/Max after Apple killed off iPhone 14 mini
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1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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6/6 iPhone 14 Plus/Max along with all the other iPhones and the Apple Watch 8, is expected to be launched at Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (REUTERS)
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iPhone throwback: Check out what revolutionary features iPhone 7 Plus brought. (Apple)

With the iPhone 14 launch just days away, anticipation around the launch event has been building up to gargantuan proportions. Apple is all set to get rid of the notch and has reportedly revamped the design of its next flagship series to introduce a new punch hole design, among other top-of-the-line features such as Apple's ProMotion display, always-on display and more. The iPhone 14 is expected to launch at Apple's “Far Out” event on September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater.

Continuing our trend at HT Tech of taking a look back at the iPhones which revolutionized modern smartphones, today we take a look at the iPhone which reimagined smartphone photography – the iPhone 7 Plus. 

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Apple iPhone 7 Plus
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  • 3 GB RAM
  • 32 GB Storage
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How iPhone 7 Plus changed the smartphone industry

If you're a fan of smartphone photography, then there are countless options in the market. From dual camera smartphones offering macro photography to phones that even let you capture the moon in stunning quality, you can get a smartphone with a camera that caters to your specific needs nowadays. But back in 2016, there weren't many options in the market, with the exception of HTC One M-8. However, that all changed when Apple announced the iPhone 7 Plus at the September 2016 Event.

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The Cupertino-based tech giant announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 7, 2016, but it was iPhone 7 Plus which garnered all the headlines. iPhone 7 Plus was the first Apple iPhone to arrive with dual cameras offering stunning image quality without any compromise.

iPhone 7 Plus was launched with dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras with one wide-angle camera and one telephoto camera with optical image stabilization. The smartphone offered hardware-based software photography and Live Photos feature. iPhone 7 Plus also offered 4K video recording at 30 frames per second which also supported OIS.

Its dual camera features immediately won fans all over the world. It became the talk of the town with people gushing over how Apple revolutionized the smartphone industry again after yet another innovation.

At the launch event, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said, “iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made.”

iPhone 7 Plus was powered by Apple's new four-core A10 Fusion chip which offered twice as fast performance compared to the iPhone 6 with improved battery life. It was also the first iPhone to offer water and dust resistance. The smartphone also had other ground-breaking features but once again, its cameras propelled it as arguably the best camera smartphone in the market at that time.

Now, Apple is looking to capture the market once again with its upcoming iPhone 14. All that's left is playing the waiting game until the smartphone officially launches on September 7. Will it be a game-changer phone? Keep watching this space.

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First Published Date: 05 Sep, 09:16 IST