Apple has officially dumped the mini-phonojack — the 3.5mm headphone jack to us humans — and has elected to go Lightning only for any future audio listening.
That includes EarPods with a Lightning connector and an adapter in every box to switch between Lightning and 3.5mm.
Cupertino has also plopped in some Bluetooth-enabled AirPods, communicating audio wirelessly to individual earbuds. Each has an Apple-designed W1 chip to connect to your iPhone or Apple Watch and switch between them as needed and drive sound. Configurations can be backed up through iCloud. Beamforming [...]
The cameras on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus get optical image stabilization. The regular model gets an f/1.8 aperture on a six-element lens. The Plus model has a 28mm lens on one camera and another camera with a 56mm lens for an effective 2x optical zoom product. Both sensors fire up every time the shutter button is pressed for a software-enabled “zoomed” view when looking at images in the gallery, with a maximum digital “zoom” crop of 10x.
A more sensitive, power-efficient 12-megapixel camera comes behind the six-element glass and it is aided [...]