Updated: iPhone 7 news and features: all you need to know about the new iPhone


Say hello to the iPhone 7 – Apple’s latest flagship smartphone, with upgraded cameras, water resistance, stereo speakers and a longer battery life.

Tim Cook took to the stage at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco and told us: “We have created the world’s most advanced smartphone – the best iPhone we have ever created. This is iPhone 7.”

Obviously Apple would say that, but we’ll let you make up your own mind as you read through all the new features below – oh and the headphone jack? Yeah, that’s gone.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Apple’s new iPhone
  • When is it out? Pre-orders Sept 9, shipping Sept 16
  • What will it cost? Starts at $649 (£599, AU$1,079)

iPhone 7 release date

Hottest facts:

  • Pre-orders: September 9
  • Shipping from: September 16

The iPhone 7 release date is set for Friday September 16 in 28 countries including the US and UK, with iPhone 7 pre-orders opening a week earlier on Friday, September 9.

A week after September 16, the iPhone 7 will also be available in a further 30 countries too.

iPhone 7 cost

Hottest facts:

  • 32GB – $649 (£599, AU$1,079)
  • 128GB – $749 (£699, AU$1,229)
  • 256GB – $849 (£799, AU$1,379)

Apple iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 price starts at $649 (£599, AU$1,079) for the 32GB model. If you fancy upping your storage you’ll need to shell out $749 (£699, AU$1,229) – which is the same cost as the 64GB iPhone 6S when it launched.

Power users will want to check out the $849 (£799, AU$1,379) iPhone 7 with a new 256GB of storage – giving you loads of storage space.

It inherits the same pricing structure as the iPhone 6S when it launched back in September 2015 – at least in the US and Australia it does. For those in the UK the aftershocks of Brexit are being felt with a £60 price hike for the iPhone 7.

TechRadar’s take: We fully expected the iPhone 7 to take the 6S pricing structure, but the price hike for those in the UK is a bit of a kick in the teeth. If you’re not fussed about the latest and greatest, the 6S has been given a $100 (£30, AU$150) price cut.

Check out our iPhone 7 hands on video