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.
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.
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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