Inside iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus has a faster processor, an intriguing dual-lens camera, more storage space and a fantastic display. In this article we look at what's inside (or isn't) within the iPhone 7 Plus.

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Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Design

The iPhone 7 Plus was announced on 7 September and was made available on 16 September 2016.

Its design is very similar to the iPhone 6s Plus, but what makes it different is its dual-camera lens uniquely found on the 7 Plus and its missing headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 shares the same dimensions as the iPhone 6s: 77.9×158.2×7.3mm. However, it's a little lighter at 188g versus the 6s Plus that weighs 192g. 

As with our inspection of the iPhone 7, the 7 Plus also has antennas that are more integrated with the phone's design. Also see: iPhone 7 Plus review.

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The iPhone 7 Plus was announced on 7 September and was made available on 16 September 2016.

Its design is very similar to the iPhone 6s Plus, but what makes it different is its dual-camera lens uniquely found on the 7 Plus and its missing headphone jack.

The iPhone 7 shares the same dimensions as the iPhone 6s: 77.9×158.2×7.3mm. However, it's a little lighter at 188g versus the 6s Plus that weighs 192g. 

As with our inspection of the iPhone 7, the 7 Plus also has antennas that are more integrated with the phone's design. Also see: iPhone 7 Plus review.

 

Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Camera

Its camera is the first of its kind on an iPhone. Dual-cameras have been in the market for some time now, but it's the first time we've seen it on an Apple product. The iPhone 7 Plus boasts dual-12Mp cameras lenses, one as a wide-angle, the other as a telephoto.

The wide-angle camera has a f/1.8 aperture, while the telephoto comes in at an aperture of f/2.8. What leaves us more impressed is its two times optical zoom and ten times digital zoom.

You will also find a quad-LED True Tone flash and a sapphire lens cover. The camera is capable of 4K video recordings at 30fps, 1080p HD at 60/30fps and slow-mo videos at 1080p (120fps) and 720p (240fps).

Also see: iPhone 7 dealsImage credits to iFixit.

 

Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Battery

With an emphasis on batteries in bigger phones, especially with the recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the iPhone 7 Plus has a large capacity 2900mAh battery rated at 3.82V outputting 11.1Wh.

This is a slight improvement over the 10.45Wh achieved with the iPhone 6 Plus that has a 2750mAh battery rated at 3.8V.

It should be noted that the previous iPhone 6 Plus (non-S) had a 2915mAh battery - with an identical 11.1Wh as the iPhone 7 Plus. Also see: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 7 PlusImage credits to iFixit.

 

Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Water resistance

The iPhone 7 Plus, like the iPhone 7 comes with an IP67 rating making it splash, dust and water resistant. It also can be submerged for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter. Meaning, you can't take the phone for a swim.

In iFixit's teardown the phone can be seen with adhesive on most of its components. This is to make the phone water resistant, where gaskets are also used to protect the phone's buttons and switches.

If you're planning on opening the iPhone 7 Plus for repair purposes, remember that it will void your warranty and most importantly, you will lose its water resistant features (due to its seals being broken). Also see: iPhone 7 Plus review.

 

Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Headphone jack

The headphone jack is no more, but has been substituted for an all-in-one, charge and listen lightning port. This port isn't anything new to iPhone owners, however its functionality as being an audio source is. 

Through iFixit's teardown, we can see that Apple have "added ingress protection" to provide better water resistance. There is also a huge Taptic Engine built into the iPhone 7 Plus, with iFixit reporting it as "the largest piece of mechanical machinery" they've seen in a smartphone. 

The large Taptic Engine is used to provide sufficient feedback to home-button presses. With the removal of the mechanical button, Apple looked to replace the feeling with a strong haptic feedback. Also see: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s.

 

Inside iPhone 7 Plus: Home button & internals

The non-mechanical home button is either a hate it or love it feeling. You'll either love the new feel of the home button, or you'll miss that clicky-mechanical feeling.

Due to an increase in size of the Taptic Engine, the new home button will feel different to those whoa re used to older generation iPhones.

The iPhone 7 Plus houses the Apple A10 Fusion chipset that is a quad-core processor and a six-core GPU. Unlike the iPhone 7, the Plus has 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM in there, as opposed to the 2GB found in the regular iPhone 7.

It is interesting to note that the iPhone 7 Plus, just like its younger brother, the iPhone 7, utilises an Apple/Cirrus Logic for its audio output (the same found on older generation iPhones). Something that might interest audiophiles wondering if the sound quality has changed with the removal of the audio jack. Also see: iPhone buying guide 2016Image credits to iFixit.

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