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Apple iPhone 7 capacity, water resistance score with business users

The iPhone 7 got rid of the headphone jack that users have long been used to, but there are still some features to pique enterprise users' interests.

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Apple's latest device isn't hugely different from its predecessor, but the higher iPhone 7 capacity options mean it's more viable for enterprise use.

The iPhone 7 resembles the iPhone 6 and 6s in design, but it eschews a feature nearly ubiquitous to mobile devices: the headphone jack. Apple's $159 AirPods, which run on Bluetooth, are prohibitively expensive. Still, the iPhone 7 and the larger 7 Plus ship with a Lightning adapter to hook up regular headphones.

Otherwise, the iPhone 7 has a few new tricks and the usual power upgrades. Apple iPhone 7 capacity starts at 32 GB, which is especially useful for business. It's rated IP67 for dust, water and splash resistance, so it should easily survive an accidental dunk or trip in the rain. The 7 Plus also has a dual-camera setup, enabling a new array of photo tricks. Rumor has it Apple is saving its big upgrades and a major redesign for 2017, the iPhone's 10th anniversary.

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Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7 specs

Display: 4.7-inch LED display, 1334 x 750 (326 ppi)

OS: iOS 10

Dimensions: 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

Weight: 6.63 ounces

Processor: A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture (2.23 GHz), embedded M10 motion co-processor

Memory: 2 GB RAM, 32, 128 and 256 GB storage capacity

Cameras: 12 MP rear camera OIS (F1.8); 7 MP front camera (F2.2)

Battery: 1,960 mAh

Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz) multiple input multiple output, Bluetooth v4.2, Apple Lightning, near-field communications, GPS, Glonass

Sensors: Barometer, fingerprint, gyro, accelerometer, proximity, ambient light

Price: Starting at $649

This article originally appeared in the November/December issue of the Modern Mobility e-zine.

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