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iPhone 7 unboxing: Apple’s play for the future

by Brandon Russell | September 16, 2016September 16, 2016 3:15 pm PST

One of the best parts of using any new gadget is taking it out of its box. As has become customary at TechnoBuffalo, we decided to capture the experience of unboxing the iPhone 7, Apple’s new flagship for the next twelve months.

As we’ve come to expect from Apple products, the packaging is all part of the Cupertino company’s identity; it’s your first introduction to the Apple ecosystem. For the iPhone 7, it’s a lot like previous unboxing experiences but there are few new additions to be aware of.

First, Apple has included a new Lightning to 3.5mm jack adapter, which is necessary because the iPhone 7 doesn’t have a headphone jack. Apple has also included a pair of EarPods that come equipped with a Lightning connector. Again, that’s on account of the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack–something that’s going to take a lot of getting used to over the coming months.

We picked up a black version of the iPhone 7, which is new to this year’s lineup. It looks slick and hides the antenna bands well though it’s not quite as cool looking as Apple’s new “jet black” color, which has been pretty difficult to come by since pre-orders went live last week.

The iPhone 7 is pretty similar to its predecessor, sporting a similar design and functionality. However, there are some differences: the home button has been tweaked, the camera is supposedly much-improved and more. We’ll cover all of that in a versus video coming soon.

To see the device unsheathed from its box, check out the video above.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.