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

iPhone 7, presented at the annual presentation Apple, in design will be practically indistinguishable from its predecessor – iPhone 6. However, the “seven” presents improvements and improvements for any parameter in the device. The smartphone will have a better display, the operating speed is almost twice (!) Better than that of iPhone 6, and iPhone 7 will offer a larger battery with new energy-saving technologies and a significantly improved camera.


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


At first glance, you can tell 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 stripes on the back of the case, which have been moved to the top and bottom edges.
  • iPhone 7 has been equipped with 7000 series heavy-duty aluminum alloy, which makes the smartphone more durable. Probably, it was necessary to avoid further problems with the bendable iPhones.
  • The camera sensor has become more bulging on the back of the body – more noticeable compared to iPhone 6. This is because the camera sensor has become more voluminous due to the more complex device.
  • Apple removed the 3.5 mm headphone jack from the new iPhone, now you can listen to music through the Lightning port, from the same place where the charging cable is inserted.
    • Instead of a 3.5mm jack, there is now a second stereo speaker.
    • Aesthetically, this is more beautiful, but the second speaker also does not hurt.
    • Another speaker is on top, within the earpiece.
    • These new speakers have the ability to play music louder and in stereo.
  • iPhone 7 is much heavier than iPhone 6 – 138 grams versus 129 grams.
  • To make up for a flaw in the design, Apple decided not to focus on the external component, but to make iPhone 7 waterproof and dustproof according to IP67 certification.
    • This makes iPhone waterproof, as does Apple Watch 2.
    • The IP67 certification assumes that the device can be submerged for 30 minutes in water to a depth of 1 meter without too much trouble.
      • iPhone will also prevent dust, sand or other substances from getting inside. iPhone 6 didn't have all of this.
  • Apple will offer customers two new body colors iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Jet Black and plain black.
    • Jet Black has a glossy finish.
    • The smartphone in Jet Black is only available in two trim levels: 128GB and 256GB.
    • The regular black color has a matte finish.
  • iPhone 6 did not yet have the color “Rose Gold”, which only appeared in the 6S.
  • iPhone 7 has a capacitive Home button that you don't need to press – just put your finger on, and iPhone 6S has a physical Home button.
    • The capacitive button y iPhone 7 is designed with Tapic Engine technology. It is similar to Force Touch. That is, the button will itself determine the pressing force.
    • Apple first introduced this technology with the Macbook laptop line in 2015.
  • iPhone 7 also features a new generation of Touch ID sensor.
    • This sensor is much faster at recognizing a fingerprint than Touch ID for iPhone 6.
  • Overall dimensions iPhone 7 remain the same as for iPhone 6.


  • Like previous smartphones: iPhone 6, iPhone 6S; The Phone 7 comes with the same display: a Retina HD 4.7-inch screen with a resolution of 1334 x750.
    • Both devices have pixels per inch: 326ppi
  • The screen iPhone 7 is 25% brighter than that of iPhone 6s, and already an order of magnitude brighter than that of iPhone 6.
    • The screen on iPhone 7 also offers a much wider range of colors.
  • iPhone 6 does not have a function 3D Touch that determines the force of pressing the screen.
    • Apple first introduced 3D Touch with iPhone 6s in 2015.
    • This technology is further integrated into iOS 10.

Performance and memory

  • New A10 Fusion processor inside iPhone 7 is much more powerful than A9 chip inside iPhone 6S
    • The A10 Fusion has four cores, two of which are high performance and two are energy efficient.
    • The A9 processor contains only two cores.
  • Apple claims the A10 Fusion processor is about twice as fast as the A8u chip iPhone 6.
  • The video accelerator paired with the A10 Fusion is also an order of magnitude higher than the video accelerator of iPhone 6 A8.
    • All of this is about three times faster than the A8 processor in iPhone 6.
  • iPhone 7 has 3 gigabytes of RAM.
    • This is 2 gigabytes more than iPhone 6.
  • As of iPhone 7, Apple has significantly updated the internal memory.
    • Unlike iPhone 6, the minimum memory in iPhone 7 starts at 32GB.
    • There is no longer a 64GB model; instead Apple it offers 128GB.
    • This will be the very first iPhone that Apple has equipped with a 256GB version.
  • iPhone 7 can receive internet signal faster (450Mbps) over Wi-Fi, and the A10 Fusion supports the latest LTE-A protocol.


  • The camera in iPhone 7 has received a huge update and is much better than in iPhone 6.
    • The iPhone 7 features a 12-megapixel 6-element sensor and f / 1.8 aperture.
      • iPhone 6, in contrast, has a narrower aperture f / 2.2.
      • The wider aperture of the iPhone 7 allows it to absorb 50% more light.
  • iPhone 6 offers 3x digital zoom, iPhone 7 5x.
  • iPhone 7can record videos in 4K quality
    • All that iPhone 6 is capable of is FullHD video with a frame of 60fps.
  • iPhone 7 comes with brighter Quad-LED True Tone flash.
    • In comparison iPhone 6 offers dual-LED True Tone flash
    • Quad-LED flash is about 50% brighter.
  • The A10 Fusion processor on iPhone 7 has a smarter and faster ISP.
  • iPhone 6cannot take live pictures.
    • iPhone 7 can take live pictures.
    • Apple also plans to open up an opportunity for developers to make third-party software for “live” photos.
  • The front HD camera has been greatly improved.
    • It now has a 7MP sensor, replacing the 1.2MP sensor in iPhone 6.
    • It can also record Full-HD videos.


iPhone 7 claims to have the longest battery life on a single charge (albeit slightly lower than the iPhone SE).

  • According to Apple, iPhone 7 Plus will work twice as much 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 iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 and you are not complaining about anything – just try the new iPhone 7, you might want to buy it .

comparison iPhone 6 and IPhone 7


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