Apple just unveiled their new iPhone 7 yesterday, and while I can’t say I am 100% impressed, there are some noteworthy changes to be excited about. I have been with Apple since the day they first launched the iPhone and there were some things I have been wanting to see happen, things the iPhone lacked and other phones featured, and finally Apple has been taking note (see what I did there?).
I am no where near a tech expert, I’ll leave that for people like Youtuber Dom Esposito, but I do know what I use a lot to help my every day life as a mom a lot easier. Here are 5 best new iPhone features for moms.
One thing that always disappointed me about the iPhone is that the camera quality was always one step behind the Samsung Galaxy. The quality was never something I was happy about. It’s not that it is bad, because it is quite good, but it wasn’t anything I would brag about. However, the camera on the iPhone 7 has been upgraded and I couldn’t be more excited. I am sure you take hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of your kids with your phones. So a better camera is so important.
The iPhone 7 is said to have a 12 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. It also has an ƒ/1.8 aperture (to allow more light), and a six-element lens to make it even better for shooting photos and videos in low light. And if you’re a selfie lover like me, you’ll love the front-facing camera with 7 megapixels, which means the photo will be in higher, more vibrant resolution. Hello, gorgeous.
Water and Dust Resistant-
Can I get an amen on this one. I am so happy the iPhone 7 will be both water and dust resistant. It’s hard enough as it is to not get my phone splashed by my kids. Whether they are in the bathtub or swimming, somehow water ends up on me and my phone. With the iPhone 7 being water resistant, I don’t have to worry about my phone being damaged anymore. Plus, the iPhone 7 is supposed to last at least 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water, so those accidental moments when you drop your phone in the toilet should help.
Yeah, more memory to store your favorite things like photos of your kids, movies for both you and them, and fun apps. The new iPhone 7 now comes in 32GB (which is the lowest), 128GB, and 256GB.
This may not be something that excites you at the moment, but think about the times your kids have asked you to watch a movie on your phone. With the iPhone now having 2 speakers, you’ll get louder sound that also produces better quality.
Longer Battery Life-
This is something that can always be upgraded. I know that when my kids are on my phone, the battery seems to drain so quickly, especially as they play apps and watch movies. The iPhone 7 is supposed to have the longest batter life ever on an iPhone, with 2 more hours of battery over the iPhone 6s and 1 hour more on the 7 Plus than the 6s Plus.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus start at 12:01am PST on Friday, September 9, 2016. Visit apple.com/iphone7 to learn more.