The YouTube community is obsessed with breaking stuff. There is an entire channel dedicated to crushing random objects with a hydraulic press, a channel that only focuses on cutting random objects open to see what's inside and so on. Apple's iPhone 7 has offered YouTubers a new challenge with its IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. This means that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is completely protected from dust and other solid materials, and it can be submerged in liquids as deep as 1 meter (about 3.28 feet) for up to 30 minutes. But can the iPhone 7 withstand the ocean, coffee and how deep can it really go?
Don't look now, but Apple may have another hardware controversy on its hands. With the iPhone 7 in the wild for two days now, there are some reports of a hissing noise from the A10 Fusion processor when the device is under a heavy load. Apple has weathered similar storms before, having seen Antennagate, Chipgate, Mapgate and Scuffgate already. Will this fall be the season of Hissgate?
The iPhone 7 teardown from iFixit has arrived. This exercise reveals the inner workings of Apple's latest smartphone, as well as the engineering that went into waterproofing the iPhone design. Not only this, but the teardown answers one of the biggest questions: what did Apple replace the 3.5mm headphone jack with? Many assumed a secondary audio speaker would be placed behind the new grille, however this is not the case.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to launch on September 16th, but Apple has warned customers that there will be limited quantities available at retail locations on Friday. Apple has issued a statement announcing that the iPhone 7 Plus and all jet black models have sold out. This means there will only be limited quantities of the iPhone 7 in silver, gold, rose gold, and black for walk-in customers who did not pre-order before the official launch date.
"We couldn’t be happier with the initial response to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and we are looking forward to beginning sales through our retail stores and partners around the world."
In just a few days, Apple's latest and greatest iPhones will hit shelves across the world. In classic fashion, Apple has given consumers a choice by keeping last year's model available. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus now sell for a discounted price alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. For those who may be upgrading from an older phone but don't necessarily need the most expensive option, how does the iPhone 7 compare to the iPhone 6s? The size, weight and form factors are virtually the same. Here are some of the major differences between the two model lines for consideration.