Rumours have been swirling that the new iPhone 7 could be the best one yet – and it seems that those rumours were correct!

The announcement came at an Apple event in San Francisco where the tech giant introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus as “the best, most advanced iPhone ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day”.  From new colours and water resistance to an improved camera, this new smartphone has just jumped to the top of our wish list.

For those considering an upgrade, here’s a summary of some of the best features the new iPhone has to offer!

New colours

In addition to rose gold, gold, and silver, the iPhone will now also come in jet black and a simple matte black.  New Zealanders, rejoice!

A new home button

A force-sensitive home button is now on the new iPhones, using taptic feedback technology. So, the next time you move an app, you’ll get a little buzz to let you know it happened.

Water and dust resistance

Say goodbye to insurance issues regarding its water resistant capabilities.. The iPhone will finally be water resistant with an IP67 rating.

New cameras

Your selfies and photos in general will be on point! The 12-megapixel rear-facing camera will now have four LEDs in the flash, meaning 50 percent more light comes out when you take a photo. The iPhone 7 Plus will now have a dual-lens camera. The two lenses are a wide angle and 56mm telephoto one. The dual-lens system allows for a powerful optical zoom of up to 10 times. The front-facing camera will still be 7 megapixels.

A brighter screen

The new iPhone display will be 25 percent brighter. The iPhone 7 will have a 4.7-inch display size and the iPhone 7 Plus will have a 5.5-inch one.

Better sound with stereo speakers

The new speakers will give out twice the volume.

Better storage options

The iPhone will now start at a 32GB model with the option to opt for the 128GB or 256GB models instead.


Tell us in the comments below, will you be upgrading to the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus?