It’s Waterproof (sort of)!

I am seriously so happy! The new iPhone 7 is (sort of ) waterproof. Now we just need screen insurance like the Samsungs have, and I’ll be able to hold my head up again with my Android-loving friends.

Apple, it’s been hard to be a fanboy over the last year or so. Rose gold finishes weren’t enough to justify your price, especially in the face of obvious value in the Android phones.

But I am a fanboy, and I think the new iPhone 7 has some features worth considering:

  • It’s splash-proof:Apple says it’s waterproof up to a depth of 1m, which should help for idiots who jump into swimming pools with their phone in their pockets (I’m not mentioning names…)
  • Stereo speakers that Apples says deliver 2x the volume of the iPhone 6
  • Fast processing through the A10 chip, and improved battery life (yay – maybe my phone will do more than 2 hours of Pokemon Go?)
  • The camera. Drool! If you go for the 7 PLUS you get 2 cameras that shoot as one, but even the “basic” camera is 12 mega-pixel and image stabilized

iPhone 7

And then there’s the Airbud. No more earphone jack, and most importantly, no more Ear Bud spaghetti! My Ear Buds always need detangling, and a whole industry has sprung up of cute plastic gadgets that keep your cords semi-manageable. Well, good bye plastic detangler gadgets!

Tangled cords

In true Apple fashion, the new Airpods are beautifully presented. Apple claims them as “truly magical” and I can see why. They sense that they are in your ears to turn on!

A voice accelerometer recognizes when you are speaking, and filters out external noise to focus on the sound of your voice.

Battery life claims are good – 5 hours of listening time on one charge, and a quick recharging cycle. 15 mins of charging gives 3 hours of battery life.

AirPod

Now we wait for the arrival of all these cool new Apple tech in South Africa. I’ll see you in the queue!

 

By Lorraine Steyn
Simplifier-in-Chief at Khanyisa Real Systems

 

2017-06-12T10:20:23+00:00