iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus tech specs

By , Sep 8, 2016

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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are Apple’s latest and greatest handsets that will be going on pre-order Friday, September 9th, and will be available for official purchase starting on September 16th.

Of course, before you go out and buy something new, it’s always great to do a little research on the hardware specs. In this piece, we’ll recap the specs of both Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The point of this post is not only to share this information with you now for informative purposes, but also to act as an archive for when Apple inevitably removes the tech specs for these devices from its website in the distant future, after many more generations of iPhones have been released.

The tech specs of the two devices are listed below:

Finish:

  • Rose Gold
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Black
  • Jet Black

Capacity & Price:

iPhone 7

  • 32GB – $649
  • 128GB – $749
  • 256GB – $849

iPhone 7 Plus

  • 32GB – $769
  • 128GB – $869
  • 256GB – $969

Weight & Dimensions:

iPhone 7

  • Height: 5.44 inches (138.3 mm)
  • Width: 2.64 inches (67.1 mm)
  • Depth: 0.28 inches (7.1 mm)
  • Weight: 4.87 ounces (138 grams)

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Height: 6.23 inches (158.2 mm)
  • Width: 3.07 inches (77.9 mm)
  • Depth: 0.29 inches (7.3 mm)
  • Weight: 6.63 ounces (188 grams)

Chips:

  • A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture
  • Embedded M10 motion co-processor

Cellular & Wireless:

  • Model A1660*/Model A1661*: FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41); TD-SCDMA 1900 (F), 2000 (A); CDMA EV-DO Rev. A  (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Model A1778*/Model A1784*: FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • All models: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO; Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology; NFC

Location:

  • Assisted GPS and GLONASS
  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cellular

Touch ID:

  • Fingerprint sensor built into the new Home button

Display:

iPhone 7

  • Retina HD display
  • 4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
  • Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Retina HD display
  • 5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
  • Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
  • 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Both models

  • Wide color display (P3)
  • 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
  • Dual-domain pixels for wide viewing angles
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
  • Display Zoom
  • Reachability

Camera:

iPhone 7

  • 12MP camera
  • ƒ/1.8 aperture
  • Digital zoom up to 5x

iPhone 7 Plus

  • 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras
  • Wide-angle: ƒ/1.8 aperture/Telephoto: ƒ/2.8 aperture
  • Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

Both models

  • Optical image stabilization
  • Six‑element lens
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
  • Sapphire crystal lens cover
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Autofocus with Focus Pixels
  • Tap to focus with Focus Pixels
  • Live Photos with stabilization
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Improved local tone mapping
  • Body and face detection
  • Exposure control
  • Noise reduction
  • Auto HDR for photos
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Timer mode
  • Photo geotagging

Video Recording:

  • 4K video recording at 30 fps
  • 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
  • 720p HD video recording at 30 fps
  • Optical image stabilization for video
  • Optical zoom at 2x; 6x digital zoom (iPhone 7 Plus only)
  • Quad-LED True Tone flash
  • Slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
  • Time‑lapse video with stabilization
  • Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
  • Continuous autofocus video
  • Body and face detection
  • Noise reduction
  • Take 8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video
  • Playback zoom
  • Video geotagging

FaceTime HD Camera:

  • 7-megapixel photos
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Retina Flash
  • ƒ/2.2 aperture
  • Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos
  • Auto HDR
  • Backside illumination sensor
  • Body and face detection
  • Auto image stabilization
  • Burst mode
  • Exposure control
  • Timer mode

Video Calling:

  • FaceTime video calling over Wi‑Fi or cellular

Audio Calling:

  • FaceTime audio
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling

Apple Pay:

  • Pay with your iPhone using Touch ID in stores, within apps, and on the web
  • Complete purchases made with Apple Pay on your Mac
  • Receive and redeem rewards using rewards cards

Siri:

 

  • Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more
  • Get proactive suggestions
  • Use hands-free
  • Listen and identify songs

 

Audio Playback:

  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • User-configurable maximum volume limit

TV and Video:

  • AirPlay Mirroring, photos, audio, and video out to Apple TV (2nd generation or later)
  • Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
  • Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Power & Battery:

iPhone 7

  • Up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s
  • Talk time (wireless): Up to 14 hours on 3G
  • Standby: Up to 10 days
  • Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G, Up to 12 hours on LTE, Up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Wireless video playback: Up to 13 hours
  • Wireless audio playback: Up to 40 hours

iPhone 7 Plus

  • Up to 1 hour longer battery life than iPhone 6s Plus
  • Talk time (wireless): Up to 21 hours on 3G
  • Standby: Up to 16 days
  • Internet use: Up to 13 hours on 3G, Up to 13 hours on LTE, Up to 15 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Wireless video playback: Up to 14 hours
  • Wireless audio playback: Up to 60 hours

Both models

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter

Sensors:

  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • Barometer
  • Three-axis gyro
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

In the Box:

  • iPhone with iOS 10
  • EarPods with Lightning Connector
  • Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • Documentation

And that just about wraps it up for the major specs of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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  • Dave

    Available for purchase September 16th not the 20th.

    • Oops, thank you

      • 5723alex .

        Quad Core A10 chip. Fast charging.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        No fast charging!!

      • 5723alex .

        I fast charge my iPhone 6s Plus. 20-80% in 30 min.
        iPhone 7 will fast charge too with a 2A USB Wall Charger.

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        20-80% is very normal; That doesn’t account for fast charging.

  • Garmac

    I just get tired of Tim saying “this is the best iPhone we ever made…” Doh! I hope so. Why else would we buy it, thanks captain obvious. Did you ever heard someone say “here is our new product and it’s not as good as our previous version….”

    • askep3

      Truuuu

    • Xee

      Thought the exact same…

    • Iskren Donev

      Welcome to the hype machine…

  • pnh

    Interesting that the Verizon version will work on all carriers since it is CDMA and GSM compatible but the AT&T version does not have CDMA enabled so it won’t work on Verizon or Sprint.

  • Xee

    You missed one of the most important specs – RAM!

    Does the iPhone 7 Plus get 3GB of RAM…!?!

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      thats what I’ve heard, big reason to get Plus if true

    • It’s not that we missed it, it’s that the device isn’t out to the public yet and no one has confirmed that information yet.

      • Xee

        Fair enough. Was hoping the IDB Team might know. Fingers crossed for 3GB.

      • Geekbench scores have reportedly confirmed 3GB of memory, just thought you would like to know.

  • Diego Milano

    I’m not impressed, to be honest, I was expecting more, especially in terms of battery technology, but oh well. I guess we all knew the 2017 iPhone would be the breakthrough.

  • What about the asterisk definition in model identifier?

  • ravinigga

    I really hate it in the Netherlands. Cheapest is 769€ 20 more than the previous.
    I know is not Apple but EU shit

  • Abhijeet Gupta

    RAM ?

  • Yes we reported about this a while ago. Just speculation at this point, although it is probably accurate

  • How come there’s only wireless audio time listed? Are we not to use the wired Lightning headphones included with each phone?

  • Ottawa Gamerz

    12mp camera thats the big hype

    • Agneev Mukherjee

      6s has 12MP.

  • voltik

    How many bands on MIMO?