Hi Everyone – Gary Cruz here

This is a quick unboxing of the iPhone 7 and i’ll be comparing it to my iPhone 6s that I’ll be replacing. I ordered the 256 GB in Matte black on Wednesday September 14 and it arrived at my door by 11am on Friday the 16th. I decided not to get the jet black because I remember my iPhone 3gs that came in black had a lot of scratches.

The box just says iPhone with no number designation, but the back clearly shows that it is the 256GB model.

When you first open it, it has a packet with the stickers that I never use, a quick start guide, and some warranty information that I never read.

The matte black is a lot nicer than I expected. I no longer put cases on my phones because I found that these are durable if I take care not to put any keys or anything else in my pocket. I guess I just never found a case that does the iPhone design justice.

Inside the box you’ll find the standard USB charger, which I also never use since I use Anker multi-port chargers. See the links below for details.
It also comes with lightning earbuds. I haven’t used the apple earbuds in years so I’ll just keep them in the box.

When you flip it over, you’ll find the lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor. Since I bought the Bose Q35 noise canceling bluetooth headphones, I rarely use the headphone jack. My cars all have bluetooth as well so this wasn’t an issue for me.

But if you lose the adapter, it will cost you $9 to replace on the apple website.

And finally there’s the USB to lightning charger. Since I have a bunch of Anker braided cables, I also just leave this in the box.

I don’t know about you, but I find peeling off the plastic very therapeutic!

Now let’s compare this with the space gray iPhone 6s.

One of the notable upgrades was with the camera.
It is still 12 MP but has a larger 1.8 aperture which should help in low light photography.

The iPhone 7 has optical stabilization which was introduced in the larger 6plus and the 6s plus phones
This is now standard on the smaller 7

This helps reduce the camera shake for videos and low light photography

Another improvement is with the wider color gamut screen that is also 25% brighter

However, the primary feature that prompted me to upgrade is the water resistance. I bike ride often and to protect my iPhone 6s from sweat, I would carry it in a ziplock bag. I’ve seen some impressive water tests posted but I don’t plan to go swimming with my phone anytime soon.

The new home button is no longer a physical button. I guess this helps with keeping it water resistant.
Just keep in mind that this can be a problem with gloves that aren’t smartphone friendly.

You get to choose 3 different levels of haptic feedback when pressing the home button. I decided on the strongest since it was closest to the feel of the physical button I had in the 6s.

Since I use the 4k option on the iPhone all the time, I decided to get the largest capacity.

I never thought my old phone was slow, but I do welcome the new faster quad core processor. This will help with video editing and processing the 4k files in iMovie.

My 2nd most favorite new feature is the improved battery life. I just hate having to carry an additional battery charger.

Here’s a comparison of the Geekbench scores.

The iPhone 7 is much faster than the iPhone 6s and is comparable to the Macbook Air!

Now let’s put the improved cameras to the test.

What’s interesting is that I can clearly see that the iPhone 7 looks slightly zoomed in. I wonder if this has to do with some software stabilization too? Regardless, the video noise is a bit more noticeable in the iPhone 7 footage. To see more, head over to my website to see some low light photo comparisons between the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7

If you found this useful, you know what to do.

Thanks for watching.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones: http://amzn.to/2cGdDol
Music by: https://majesticartists.io/majesticcasual/dinnerdate-time
Watch: https://youtu.be/J6Bn3UWt0h8

iPhone 7 left and iPhone 6s right

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