Apple's iPhone 7 is now official. Tim Cook unveiled the device on stage last night, confirming many of the rumours and adding a few surprises.
V3 has put together a round-up of the key specs to see how it compares with its predecessor the iPhone 6S.
Measurements, weight and design
iPhone 7: 138x67x7.1mm, 138g
iPhone 6S: 138x67x7.1mm, 143g
The iPhone 7 just takes this one, as it has managed to shave 5g off the weight, possibly by removing the headphone jack. Otherwise the dimensions are the same, and the design is broadly identical.
One difference is the new Black and Jet Black colour schemes, although the Jet Black version is available only on 128GB and 256GB models.
The biggest change is that the device is splash, water and dust resistant to an IP67 rating. This could save a lot of people the next time their phone takes a swim in the sink, loo or even a pint glass.
iPhone 7: 4.7in 1334x750 resolution at 326ppi, with 3D Touch
iPhone 6S: 4.7in 1334x750 resolution at 326ppi with 3D Touch
Display wise things remain the same, which could disappoint those hoping for an increase in the pixel-per-inch department, especially as the Apple Watch Series 2 was given a boost in screen quality.
However, Apple did claim that the screen is 25 per cent brighter, so if you really enjoy burning your retinas, you can do so.
iPhone 7: 64-bit Apple Fusion A10
iPhone 6S: 64-bit A9 chip
Apple has given its processor chip a new moniker, Fusion, and as usual touted it as a major upgrade on the previous model with faster performance and better graphics handling.
Apple also said that a new GPU offers 50 per cent faster graphics than before, while a new performance controller makes for improved efficiency. Apple has claimed an extra hour of battery life compared with last year's model.
iPhone 7: iOS 10
iPhone 6S: iOS 9, with option to upgrade to iOS 10
The iPhone 7 will run iOS 10 out of the box, and should mean it outperforms older iPhones, even the iPhone 6S, by having tighter integration between hardware and software.
Anyone with an iPhone 5 or above will be able to update to iOS 10 on 13 September.
iPhone 7: 12MP rear-facing, 7MP front-facing,
iPhone 6S: 12MP rear, 5MP front
Not a lot has changed here, and the iPhone 7 matches the iPhone 6S in the camera department when it comes to the rear-facing camera. In some ways this is a disappointment, as the iPhone 7 Plus has a new dual-lens camera offering 2x optical zoom, but this won't be on the iPhone 7.
However, the 7MP front-facing camera is a notable step up and should appeal to the selfie brigade.
iPhone 7: 1,960mAh
iPhone 6S: 1,715mAh
New iPhone equals bigger battery. This is no doubt a good thing, although the boost in processor and screen brightness will limit the benefit this provides.
Nonetheless, Apple claims on its website that the new handset will last up to two hours longer than the iPhone 6S.
iPhone 7: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, no microSD
iPhone 6S: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB, no microSD
This is one of the biggest changes, as for yonks people have been crying out for a 256GB option, especially given the lack of a microSD card slot. Apple has responded, and this will be a welcome boost for those always filling up their phones with photos, videos, apps and so on.
Unsurprisingly the iPhone 7 beats the iPhone 6S, but only just. It's a little lighter, with a bit longer battery life and bigger storage options.
For those on the iPhone 6S there may not be quite enough to tempt you to upgrade, especially if it will cost a chunk of change to do so. And with iOS 10 arriving to add all kinds of new OS features to the iPhone 6S, it may be worth waiting for the iPhone 8.
However, if you splash the cash, you will get enough new benefits to justify to yourself at least that it was worth moving to the newest device, and if you get it in one of the new colours everyone will know you're the coolest guy or gal in town.