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Apple just announced the successor to the iPhone 6s. The newly minted iPhone 7 brings mostly internal upgrades, aside from a few cosmetic tweaks, it looks relatively the same as its predecessor. Though the iPhone 6s did introduce 3D Touch last year, the design also went rather unchanged from the iPhone 6. Let’s check out how they stack up next to each other spec wise by going through the specs below:

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Apple - iPhone 7 Apple - iPhone 6s
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)
Resolution X 750 750
Resolution Y 1334 1334
Display Type Retina HD Retina HD
Operating System iOS 10 (at launch) iOS 9 (at launch)
Processor A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM Unknown 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP camera 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 7MP 5MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • TD-SCDMA (CDMA models only)
  • FDD-LTE
  • GSM/EDGE
  • TD-LTE
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • TD-LTE
  • TG-SCDMA
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Battery N/A 1715mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 5.44 inches (13.82 cm)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 2.64 inches (67.1 mm)
Depth 0.28 inches (7.1 mm) 0.28 inches (7.1 mm)
Weight 4.87 oz (138 g) 5.04 oz (143 g)
Colors Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver
Supported Audio Formats AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG‑4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC‑LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M‑JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
In The Box N/A N/A