With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple took a courageous step to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. While that contributed to a sleek design, it also contributed to a lot of criticism, because the aux on the headphones was replaced with a lightning port, which the device also uses for charging. In other words, an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus user could either listen to music using headphones or plug in the charger. Naturally, to combat this issue, many accessory makers have released a crack to this problem, and so has Belkin. Also Read - iPhone 7 at Rs 23,999 on Amazon is a bad BAD purchase in 2020Also Read - Best Mobile phones for Video calling and Video chat
Belkin s new Lightning audio + Charge RockStar offers dual functionality for charging and listening. The accessory has been closely developed with Apple, which plugs into the lightning connector outlet making it possible to use lightning audio headphones to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter and charge your iPhone at the same time. The accessory is available for purchase in India, and is priced at a promotional value of Rs 3,999 for a limited period. However, maximum retail price of the accessory is Rs 4,999. Do note, the accessory was launched abroad last year, and has now made its way to India. Also Read - Apple iPhone 11, iPhone XR and iPhone 7 get price hike in India: Here's how much they cost now
The adapter supports pass-through charging up to 12W for iPhone and iPads, and up to 48 kHz, 24-bit audio output. The adapter is compatible with Lightning Audio headphones, as well as the Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. Also, the Lightning audio + Charge RockStar adapter supports remote control and microphone from Lightning Audio headphones, and it works with the Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Cases too.
Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus specifications and features
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both retain the same display resolution and size as the predecessor iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The Apple iPhone 7 comes with 4.7-inch Retina HD display, whereas the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch Retina HD display. Apple says the display has been made 25 percent brighter and offer a wider color gamut. ALSO READ: How to listen to music while charging your iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, here are 4 ways
For performance, the iPhones rely on an A10 Fusion processor, which is a 64-bit quad-core CPU. Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus run iOS 10 out of the box. Apple finally ditched the 16GB variant, and made 32GB model as the base variant. Also, the other two variants come with 128GB and 256GB onboard storage.
For photography, Apple has included Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) on both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Earlier, the OIS support was only available for the Plus variants. There s a new image signal processor that helps deliver better images. The two smartphones can take 4K videos at 30fps. The iPhone 7 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with TrueTone Flash and f/1.8 aperture. The front camera on the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus have been upgraded from 5-megapixel to 7-megapixel resolution.
The rear camera on the iPhone 7 Plus has received major upgrade. It come with a dual camera setup featuring two 12-megapixel lenses. The first one is a wide-angle lens while the second one is telephoto. The iPhone 7 Plus comes with Optical Zoom (up to 2x), a rarity for smartphone cameras. The dual camera setup helps deliver bokeh effect, giving DSLR-like depth. Users can get bokeh effect by tapping on portrait mode within the camera app.