What is the difference between iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 - 5 main differences

The iPhone 7, presented at Apple’s annual presentation, will be virtually indistinguishable from its design.

predecessor - iPhone 6. However, the "seven" presents improvements and improvements on any parameter in the device. The smartphone will have a better display, the operating speed almost doubles (!) Better than the iPhone 6, also the iPhone 7 will offer a more capacious battery with new energy-saving technologies and a significantly improved camera.

7th generation iPhone wins the older brother two years ago everywhere. Let's take a closer look.


At first glance, we can say that they are no different. Well, nothing at all. The design is identical. This is despite the fact that Apple promised something completely new.

  • The biggest visual change is the antenna strips on the back of the case that have been moved to the upper and lower edges.
  • iPhone 7 was equipped with 7000 series heavy-duty aluminum alloy, which made the smartphone more durable. Probably, it was necessary to avoid further problems with bending "iPhones".
  • The camera sensor has become more bulging on the back of the case - more noticeable than the iPhone 6. This is because the camera sensor has become more voluminous due to a more complex device.
  • Apple removed the 3.5-mm headphone jack from the iPhone, now you can listen to music through the Lightning port, from where it is inserted into the charging cable.
    • Instead of a 3.5 mm connector, there is now a second stereo speaker.
    • Aesthetically, it is more beautiful, but the second speaker also does not hurt.
    • Another speaker is on top, within the conversational speaker.
    • These new speakers have the ability to play music more loudly, while in stereo format.
  • The iPhone 7 is much heavier than the iPhone 6 - 138 grams versus 129 grams.
  • To fill the design flaw, Apple decided not to concentrate on the external component, but to make the iPhone 7 waterproof and dustproof using an IP67 certificate.
    • This makes the iPhone waterproof, as does the Apple Watch 2.
    • IP67 certification involves the fact that the device can be immersed for 30 minutes in water to a depth of 1 meter without any problems.
      • iPhone also will not allow to get inside of dust, sand or other substances. The iPhone 6 didn't have it all.
  • Apple will offer customers two new colors for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus case: Jet Black and simply black.
    • Jet Black has a glossy finish.
    • Smartphone in color Jet Black is available only in two trim levels: 128 GB and 256 GB.
    • Normal black color has a matte finish.
  • The iPhone 6 did not have the color “Rose Gold”, which appeared only in 6S.
  • iPhone 7 has a capacitive Home button that you don’t need to press - just hold your finger, and iPhone 6S has a physical Home button.
    • The iPhone 7 Capacitive Button is designed with Tapic Engine technology. She looks like a Force Touch. That is, the button itself will determine the pressing force.
    • Apple first introduced this technology with the Macbook notebook lineup in 2015.
  • iPhone 7 also has a new generation of Touch ID sensor.
    • This sensor recognizes the fingerprint much faster than the Touch ID of the iPhone 6.
  • The overall dimensions of the iPhone 7 remain the same as the iPhone 6.


  • Like previous smartphones: iPhone 6, iPhone 6S; Phone 7 comes with the same display: Retina HD 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1334 x 750.
    • Both devices have pixels per inch equal to: 326 ppi
  • The iPhone 7 screen is 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s, and is already an order of magnitude brighter than the iPhone 6.
    • The screen of the iPhone 7 also offers a much wider range of colors.
  • The iPhone 6 does not have the 3D Touch feature, which determines the pressure on the screen.
    • Apple first introduced 3D Touch with iPhone 6s in 2015.
    • This technology is even deeper integrated into iOS 10.

Performance and Memory

  • The new A10 Fusion processor inside the iPhone 7 is much more productive than the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6S
    • The A10 Fusion has four cores, two of which are high-performance, and two more are energy efficient.
    • The A9 processor contains only two cores.
  • Apple claims that the A10 Fusion processor is about twice as productive as the A8 chip in the iPhone 6.
  • The video accelerator paired with the A10 Fusion is also an order of magnitude higher than the video accelerator of the iPhone 6 A8.
    • All this is about three times faster than the A8 processor in the iPhone 6.
  • iPhone 7 is equipped with a RAM of 3 gigabytes.
    • This is 2 gigabytes more than the iPhone 6.
  • With the iPhone 7, Apple has significantly updated its internal memory.
    • Unlike the iPhone 6, the minimum memory in the iPhone 7 starts at 32 GB.
    • There is no more 64-gigabyte model. Instead, Apple offers 128 GB.
    • This will be the very first iPhone, which Apple has equipped with a 256-gigabyte version.
  • iPhone 7 is able to quickly receive the Internet signal (450Mbps) via Wi-Fi, and A10 Fusion supports the latest LTE-A protocol.


  • The camera in the iPhone 7 received a huge update and became much better than the iPhone 6.
    • The iPhone 7 features a 12-megapixel sensor with a 6-element lens and a f / 1.8 aperture size.
      • The iPhone 6, on the other hand, has a smaller f / 2.2 aperture.
      • The wider aperture of the iPhone 7 allows it to absorb 50% more light.
  • iPhone 6 offers a three-time digital zoom, the iPhone 7 - a five-fold.
  • iPhone 7 can record video as 4K
    • All that the iPhone 6 is capable of is FullHD video with a frame of 60fps.
  • The iPhone 7 comes with a brighter flash with Quad-LED True Tone technology.
    • IPhone 6 offers dual-LED True Tone flash
    • Quad-LED flash is about 50% brighter.
  • The A10 Fusion processor on the iPhone 7 has a smarter and faster ISP.
  • iPhone 6 cannot take live shots.
    • iPhone 7 can take live snapshots.
    • Apple also plans to open up the possibility for developers to make third-party software for “live” photos.
  • The front HD camera has been greatly improved.
    • Now it has a 7-megapixel sensor, instead of the 1.2-megapixel sensor in the iPhone 6.
    • It can also record video in Full-HD format.


The iPhone 7 is said to have the longest performance on a single battery charge (albeit slightly lower than the iPhone SE).

  • According to Apple, the iPhone 7 Plus will run twice the size of the iPhone 6 / 6s.

As you can see, Apple has improved the new iPhone.in almost every element - wherever you look. Of course, if you have an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6, and you are not complaining about anything, just try the new iPhone 7, you may want to buy it.


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