The Apple iPhone 7 is a dream come true for every Apple fan out there. It is truly the greatest iPhone Apple has made till date, but for the more dedicated iOS fans – just how different is it from the 6S?
Taking a look right off the bat, there may not be any major differences which come to mind. With the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it is all about the functionality which sets it apart from the older 6S and 6S Plus models.
Just a hint, the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are available in the market for a great price right now. This is mainly due to the release of the iPhone 7. Prices from the previous models will continuously drop as time for 2017’s release of the iPhone 8 gets closer.
Let’s take a look at some of the major differences between the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S:
No Headphone Jack!
The biggest difference hands down between the two Apple models is the lack of a headphone jack. The Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus just did not come with one. Apple decided that it would be better to remove it and set a new industry standard by going with wireless ‘Air Pods’ or using a lightning connector.
According to Apple, the headphone jack on the Apple iPhone 7 model was removed to make space to increase the hardware capabilities of the smartphone. Apple launched the new Air Pods, but they aren’t coming with the phone. Instead, consumers will have to buy them separately for a pretty hefty price tag of USD $150. Fortunately, there is a lightning adapter that Apple decided to include in the box with the iPhone 7 to connect any regular headphones to the device.
No headphone jack also means that there is no possibility of using headphones and charging your iPhone 7 at the same time.
Winner: The Apple iPhone 6S
iPhone Body & Dimensions
There isn’t much of a noticeable difference here by the iPhone 7 is a bit lighter than the iPhone 6S by coming in at 138 g (4.87 oz). The iPhone 6S is 143 g (5.04 oz), the rest remains the same.
A major benefit for users like me who like taking their iPhones everywhere we go, the IP67 water resistance. That’s right, the iPhone 7 is now water and dust resistance, a major downside of any previous Apple smartphone. Apple was slow to get on with water resistance devices, but better late than never. The iPhone 7 and 7 plus can survive under water for up to 30 minutes.
For the display, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S have the exact screen size and resolution. Apple claims that the LED on the latest smartphone is 25 percent brighter than predecessors. It still can’t match the displays on some Samsung devices with an AMOLED, but the iPhone still has excellent viewing angles because of its retina display technology.
In terms of colour, the iPhone 7 comes in a new Jet Black and Matte Black variant.
Winner: Apple iPhone 7
The Apple Speed and Camera
The iPhone 7 comes with a much needed upgrade in terms of processing power and speed. Compared to the Apple iPhone 6S, which came with an Apple A9 chipset, dual core processor with 2GB of RAM, the 7 is a quad core, A10 Fusion chipset with 2 GB and 3GB on the iPhone 7 Plus.
This doesn’t mean that the iPhone 6S is slow in any way or fashion, but the iPhone 7 Plus is where the money is at. If you want to see a real difference in processing power, go for the 7 Plus.
A dual camera makes it all the better on the iPhone 7 plus as well.
Winner: Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Which Smartphone Wins the Apple iPhone 6S vs. Apple iPhone 7 Battle?
Honestly, this may be the wrong question to be asking. Of course it is the iPhone 7 – more precisely the iPhone 7 plus. It is just a great phone which feels and looks amazing. The 6S is still great and doesn’t have to be out of the spotlight anytime soon, but if you are the kind of person who enjoys those smaller upgrades, than the 7 is definitely for you.
For power users, the Apple iPhone 7 does also come in a 256 GB variant. It is the first time for Apple giving such a large memory option, but what is excellent for those who weren’t satisfied with just 128 GB.
Any thoughts about two of the greatest smartphones out there by Apple? Let us know what you believe sets these two apart in the comments section below.