5 Important Things You Should Know About The iPhone 7

Hello iFans,

Apple has finally raised the curtain, revealing snippets about the iPhone 7 to the world – spilling several cans worth of beans concerning the processor, camera, storage, screen and features in the process. There’s a lot that’s new – and some stuff that isn’t – so without further ado, let’s take you through somethings you need to know about the iPhone 7.

The Head Phone Jack: The iPhone 7 doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone socket. That’s a big deal, and likely to upset a couple of people – even if Apple was thoughtful enough to include a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter. Don’t want to carry an adapter round with you everywhere? Better pick up some Bluetooth buds, or buy a set of Lightning cable headphones. Lucky Apple’s got a pair of its own, then. AirPods are wireless in-ears that’ll rock for five hours on a single charge, but look a bit like a pair of rabbit ears. The obvious question is, “Why remove the jack at all?” Turns out, having a great big hole in your phone isn’t great for when you’re trying to keep water out.

Meet the airpods: Apple has launched new AirPods for wireless audio experience, which will not be bundled with the iPhone models. They pair easily with your Apple devices, the idea is to be able to seamlessly listen to music on all of your Apple devices using the AirPods. They offer upto 5 hours playback before needing to charge. The W1 chip inside new Apple devices that’s used for wireless communication.

Waterproof Apple phone: How many iPhones have met their maker at the bottom of a toilet, pint glass, or swimming pool? Good news, iFans: That won’t happen with the iPhone 7. That’s because it’s the very first waterproof Apple phone. That’s right – it’ll shrug off spills, and even survive a dunking if you have an accident. The waterproof seals will keep the delicate inside bits safe from moisture, so you won’t get caught short in the rain either. Dust won’t be a problem, either. The whole thing is sealed, and the IP67 rating means there aren’t really any holes for sand and grit to hide in.

Good riddance to 16GB: So, that pointless 16GB iPhone base model? The one that, once you take into account iOS and the essential apps, only gives you enough space for about 20 photos and two apps? It’s gone, kaput, dead-ski. The iPhone 7’s new base-level storage is a somewhat more sensible 32GB, with the other editions offering 128GB and a new 256GB of internal space. 256GB is a heck of a lot for a phone – more storage than most of Apple’s laptops, in fact – so props to the company for catering to power users.

The touch ID button is all haptic: It’s not just a button any more: instead, it has been given the same magical Force Touch treatment which graces the trackpad on the new MacBook. That means it can detect how hard you’re pressing it, adjusting its feedback with vibrations, supplied by an all-new Taptic Engine, which can deliver customised vibrations for things like notifications and apps. The Home button hasn’t been axed just yet – but it has had a serious under-the-hood makeover.

The iPhone 7 release date is set for Friday September 16 in 28 countries.

Tech Skills For The 21st Century Entrepreneur

It is said that ‘uneasy lies the head that wears the hat” but running your own business means having to wear all different types of hats. While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain tech skills can help you be a better entrepreneur.

Coding:

Coding is the skill for 21st century entrepreneur. If your business leverages technology, learning to code should be added to the list of skills you need for success. Whether it’s understanding the basics of HTML and CSS, which happen to be the most popular core technologies for displaying web pages, or getting into Java or Python, every entrepreneur needs at least some grasp of this skill.

SEO:

Wondering what search engine optimisation is all about. Here’s a simple explanation of SEO. A straightforward answer to the question, what is SEO? If you do great work with your search engine optimization (SEO), it could mean a significant amount of revenue for your business.

SEO is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine such as google e.t.c. Once you generate a steady stream of traffic from SEO, you need to constantly be maintaining and improving your SEO in order to keep those rankings you worked so hard for.

The Cloud:

Most of your data will go up in The Cloud at some point, so you should start developing interest and learning as much as you can – whether it’s simply mastering Google Drive, Dropbox or Salesforce. When you have an understanding of the cloud, you are able to collaborate more efficiently with colleagues, improve your security, discover new business models and ensure that you stay competitive.

Graphic design:

How do you think you’re going to grab the attention of customers or investors? Design & Entrepreneurship works as swiftly as black magic. Having a great and innovative blue print is a start, but you need to have them notice your designs first.

Remember, images say a lot about your brand equity. Learn the basics of design to reduce cost or you can engage the services of a graphic design expert. Canva is a very simple, yet effective way that I use to create simple graphics for the blog and still maintain its professionalism.

Communication:

This may sound a bit obvious, but the ability to effectively communicate, interact and engage with others online is extremely important. Learn how to manage your email inbox, like using tools to automate messages and label messages, as well as learning email keyboard shortcuts.

Both of these skills will help you easily manage your email account without spending all day going through your inbox. You’ll also need to rely on email when you get into the marketing part of your business. I’ve also found that the more I stay ahead of communication, the more respected I am in my organization.

Entrepreneurs also need to use social media effectively so they can interact with customers, receive feedback and gain priceless insights. Managing all of your social media accounts is challenging, but apps like Buffer and Hootsuite can help you handle your social media accounts.

Mobile:

The mobile revolution is at full wing, and it’s only going to get bigger. To reach customers and stay competitive, you must have a mobile marketing strategy, and look for ways to generate money through mobile devices. Having a mobile-friendly website and app are just the beginning when it comes to being mobile ready. You absolutely need to step up your game when it comes to mobile or you’ll be left behind.

Learning new skills is one of the best ways to stay afloat your competitors.