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iPhone 7 Jet Black Unboxing!

iPhone 7 comes in two sizes again, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. It also comes in two hot new colors: glossy Jet Black and matte Black. Yes, blacks really are the new black.

Both are anodized aluminum and glass, with minimized antenna lines and Lightning ports, sans 3.5mm headphone jack. Both also have 7 megapixel from facing camera Dan 12 megapixel f/1.8 wide angle rear-facing lenses. IPhone 7 Plus, though, also has a 12 megapixel f/2.8 telephoto lens as well.

Otherwise you have volume up and down, ringer switch, SIM card slot, better, louder speakers on the bottom — and for the first time, a matching big loud speaker on top for full-on stereo sound.

They're also both powered by Apple's phenomenal A10 Fusion chipset, which intelligently, dynamically switches between two high-efficiency cores and two high-power cores for maximum battery life and maximum performance.

In the box are the usual tips, stickers, AC adapter, Lightning cable, and new this year: Lightning EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.

None of that matters, though, when you look at the new iPhones and hold them in your hands. Then the utter singularity of the objects take over.

Some may gripe that the overall shape is the same. Ignore them. IPhone is now in the same category as Porsche, Leica, or Rolex. It's iconic.

And the iPhones 7 are one step closer Apple's Platonic ideal.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

60 Comments
  • Oooo shiny newness!!!!!
  • that camel hump camera tho
  • I don't mind the hump if it's for an awesome camera :)
  • You wouldn't mind a hump made of horse tuurd as long as it had an Apple logo on it.
  • I LOL'd
  • Nope you're just a pric.k with no life
  • Seems someone was left in horse dung as a child and liked it...
  • It's not a horse ****, it's what's left of your Note 7. #burnbabyburn
  • Good point Apple Bot Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Oh look it's the pair of fuc.king idiots from the other article. Get lost
  • Simmer down ifanboy. Baaaa Baaaa
  • Blow yourself libtard hillary loving adroid samsung7 loser suck wad.
  • "samsung7 loser suck wad" wow...that low IQ really shines through when you i-bimbos get buutt-hurt
  • And you're a troll. Even if I'm a fanboy or not, at least I don't make ridiculous comments imitating the sound of a sheep
  • Very very nice.
  • Looks amazing. A bit disappointed that they don't include the headphone case anymore. Sent from the iMore App
  • I know right!! Sent from the iMore App
  • I thought the same thing! Sent from the iMore App
  • There are millions at a recycle center near you. ;-)
  • Haha
    Those things were a pain to use anyhow. You have to wrap the cable just right, too tightly, for the lid to close. Perhaps they're strategically subliminally making you hate cables even more so you'll want to buy the AirPods. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'd say they're going even further. That included dongle probably contains extremely poor digital-to-analog conversion (remember, it costs $9, unprecedented for Apple). That way, it'll make any wired headphones you use sound like crap, forcing you down the lightning or wireless path.
  • Yea, I have stacks of boxed with headphones still in them, but feels cheap somehow not to have the case. Sent from the iMore App
  • Thanks for posting Rene! Which phone do you prefer? I'm also curious which device is going to be your new daily driver.
  • Good video
    Their packaging always amazes me!
    Can't wait till I get my 7+ in jet black - not till middle of October.. Sent from the iMore App
  • Beautiful device.
  • Sound quality is worst in your videos.
  • Can't wait for my 7 in black, should be here Friday! Sent from the iMore App
  • It's funny really, that little headphone case was a "delighter". Sorry to see it drop off. The headphones seem a bit different, more bassy and slightly more plasticky. Small difference and I'm sure the new phone makes it unnoticeable anyway! Sent from the iMore App
  • Jet Black Meh , Matte black Hello beautiful.
  • Plus for those w like their devices naked, that color will attract fingerprints and scratches!
  • Definitely wish the Jet Black was easier to get, but after seeing this video I'm ok with going for the matte instead. It looks a lot better, and darker, than most of the pictures I've seen so far.
  • Sick Sent from the iMore App
  • I don't like how the new box is set. No more packaging for headphone? No more phone resting on a plastic cover? That doesn't say premium... Sent from the iMore App
  • How often are you going to look at the packaging in the box beyond the first day or two? The phone itself says premium and that's what you'll be carrying around every day moving forward. Your hand will say premium. Sent from the iMore App
  • Hah, I bet you've never seen how Grado packages their high end headphones.
  • I originally went with the Jet. Then I changed to the Matte. After this video I don't regret that a bit and I'm actually glad I made the change. That Matte Black looks so good. And I won't have to worry about the minor scratches and finger prints on the Jet. Too bad I'll be waiting until the first week of October for my 7 Plus. I can't wait.
  • I see you apple fan boys and girls at imore got new toys...that's great. Sent from the iMore App
  • I see you have no life as you come to other websites solely to troll which actually makes you the fanboy. That's great
  • And what is it exactly you are a fanboy/girl of that you haven't received yet? Hypocrite much? That's great.
  • I really wish Apple made the bezels the same color as the phone. Completely silver iPhone would be sick.
  • It looks like Apple stopped using sapphire lense and home button covers in iphone 7, really disappointing to me. The screen on the other hand is happily protected much better than the one in Note 7, Apple is not using Gorilla 5. https://youtu.be/0vYfAqEyGV0
  • "And the iPhones 7 are one step closer Apple's Platonic ideal." Pardon?
  • Steve Jobs' ideal phone was a solid seamless aluminum body phone. Each iPhone gets a little closer to meeting that ideal. Sent from the iMore App
  • He said:
    "And the iPhones 7 are one step closer Apple's Platonic ideal."
  • Why do you persist in the lamenting of the headphone jack removal?
  • The only reason people do this is because the iPhone is such a popular phone, people want to find negatives with it. The Moto Z dropped the headphone jack too yet you couldn't hear a pin drop on the internet about it, there was absolutely nothing about it, people bought the phone and didn't see it as a problem. Eventually the lamenting will die out, just like it did for the Lightning port introduction, just like it did with "bendgate". History repeats itself
  • They replaced it with a reversible USBC, not some crappy lightning connector.
    So something that was ubiquitous across the industry needs to be replaced with the same.
    Here’s an idea to help everybody be green;
    iPhone product page has phone only @ £595. Or……
    iPhone product page has phone + adaptor @ £599. People that don’t order it didn't need it. We don’t end up with loads of crap going to landfill. Why don’t Apple do that?
    It’s not the right type of green.
  • Got mine today, and just noticed that Apple is getting cheap. No nice plastic case for the earphones? Cheap cardboard now.
    The Lightning to 3.5mm adapter is so thin, it will probably rip in a short while. Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave right now.
  • At this point I think Steve is probably more selective in what qualifies as a rolling over" event. I also think he would be fully behind the wireless movement due to the space saving and design simplification aspects. Regardless, quit with the "Steve would...", its tired and useless. Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm not complaining about the removal of the 3.5mm. I am saying that the adapter they provide feels VERY cheap. The earphones come in a cheap cardboard container, and not the nice plastic one that they have used for years. Even the plastic wrap around the iphone box felt a lot cheaper.
    The phone itself seems great. Just the packaging doesnt give that luxury high end feeling like it always has in the past. It's like going to buy a Ferrari at a chevy dealership.
  • Apple tends to provide cheap quality cables, the adapter is probably the same. Other companies will produce better adapters, like Anker's braided Lightning cables
  • The slide to cheap started when Apple stopped including the SIM card tool after the iPhone 3G. I would try to find the upsides (waterproof, bigger storage capacity, etc.) rather than obsessing over the packaging.
  • Huh what? The SIM ejector has been included with every iPhone, otherwise you wouldn't be able to use the phone. The first thing I did when I bought my iPhone 6 was get out the SIM ejector and put my SIM from my old phone in
  • soooooo pretty!!!!
  • They still include it if you buy unlocked. But I just paid over $1000 (with sales tax) for my 7+ 256gb. At least make me feel like you aren't being cheap. Especially since I am used to buying a new iPhone every year and I am used to seeing quality packaging and a plastic box for earphones.
    If this was the very first iPhone, it wouldn't bother me. But now that I get a new one every year, it is blatant that they went downhill with the luxury feeling.
  • But Rene says the iPhone is right up there with Porsche and Rolex so therefore they don't cut any corners on this premium product offering :)
  • I'm well pleased with both, but there is something decidedly special about the Jet Black version!
  • what is jet black? it is just painted aluminium with high gloss lack. nothing fancy or hard to make. just apple marketing
  • If its jet black, would that mean any scratches would mean hard to see due to the color ? Could be a bonus reason to get it..
  • Now looking forward to my new Jet Black 128 GB iPhone 7. I was planning to wait for the 7s, but Verizon offered a FREE upgrade from my Space Gray 64 GB iPhone 6. I couldn't resist!
    Double the RAM with all that extra speed, battery life, louder stereo speakers and spiffy camera with a maximum aperture rating to match my old AE-1!!
    Now I just have to wait another month for delivery...