The scratching on the Jet Black finish is most visible at certain angles to the light. At other angles and away from bright lighting, the phones still look great. In fact, in ideal lighting and at the right angle, they look like a real-world version of the black hole in Interstellar. Jet Black truly is a gorgeous finish… now, if only Apple can find a way to make it more durable.
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Following up on repeated leaks that the ‘iPhone 8’ (as it is being dubbed) will feature an “edgeless display”, the Korea Herald has a major exclusive which delivers both good and bad news:
“The OLED version of the new iPhone will all be curved as Apple ordered all plastic OLED – not glass – from Samsung Display. Samsung is capable of supplying a little less than 100 million units of curved OLED displays to Apple,” the paper said citing a source familiar with the matter.
Are the iPhone 7 Plus’ two cameras better than one?
The Samsung Galaxy S7 still has the better UI
When it comes to user interface (UI), the Samsung Galaxy S7 still has the upper hand. Apple’s Camera UI remains largely changed in iOS 10. The only new feature is the ‘2x’ icon on the iPhone 7 Plus, which switches between the 28mm and 56mm cameras on the back.
The iPhone 7 Plus’ camera is slightly better in good light
The iPhone 7 Plus’ cameras are slightly better than the iPhone 6s Plus in good light. There are more details in each shot, but still not at the same level of clarity as the Samsung Galaxy S7. The iPhone 7 Plus’ raw files also have less detail than the S7, and more color noise. It looks like the iPhone 7 Plus applies a liberal dose of noise reduction in JPEGs, which gets rid of the color noise but also fine details. This holds true for both the 28mm and the 56mm cameras.
The iPhone 7 Plus takes better panoramas
The iPhone 7 Plus still takes better horizontal panoramas than the Samsung Galaxy S7. There are almost zero artifacts and tears at the seams, even with moving and complex subjects. They sometimes appear, but rarely, while ghosting and tears appear easily in the S7’s horizontal panoramas.
Apple believes the future is wireless. Their AirPods are a great example of that. The bluetooth connection is strong within 45 – 50 feet. AirPods sense when they’re in your ear and automatically stop playing when removed.
If you’re planning to buy the gloss back iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you may want to order a case to protect the phone as it can be easily scratched. Apple added a footnote on the iPhone 7’s webpage which states:
The high-gloss finish of the jet black iPhone 7 is achieved through a precision nine-step anodization and polishing process. Its surface is equally as hard as other anodized Apple products; however, its high shine may show fine micro-abrasions with use. If you are concerned about this, we suggest you use one of the many cases available to protect your iPhone.
The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus come with many changes, but one of the biggest modifications is they are the first generation of Apple smartphones that are water resistant. Both devices come with a IP67 rating, which means the smartphones are capable of withstanding a little over 3 feet of static water for up to 30 minutes.