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Apple's unveiling of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus such an anomaly. It's easy to look at these devices as another year's worth of modest updates crammed into a familiar body, but trust me: It's a little more complicated than that. What Apple ultimately did was create two world-class smartphones that skew more toward "safe" than "state of the art". The big question here is whether a bunch of relatively unexciting changes add up to greatness.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are at once the most technically impressive smartphones Apple has ever made and the most divisive. After all, they're excellent because of Apple's renewed attention to the basics: the speed, the camera, the screen, the battery. None of these improvements on their own are terribly exciting, but together they make for a pair of phones that are more than the sum of their parts.

Optical zoom also seems to work well, and as opposed to the pixelation involved with digital zoom, clarity of photographs shot by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus’ telephoto lens is quite splendid. 

The one thing that does seem somewhat dubious, though, is low light performance. While the improved dynamic range does translate to better colour and shadow details in the photos, the low light performance in itself does not really inspire major confidence. We’ll still refrain ourselves from making an absolute comment on this till we try it out for ourselves.

Although we could not come across any bokeh yet, Apple’s successful integration of this feature can actually make the Apple iPhone 7 Plus stand out in the world of sports photography. Here’s hoping that it arrives, soon.