iPhone 7 Plus photos: The first images taken with Apple's new device have been revealed

Apple wowed the audience at its Sept. 7 media event when it unveiled the iPhone 7 Plus and its new camera. Two lenses — one wide angle, the other telephoto — function together as one camera with the added benefit of 2x optical zoom and optical image stabilization.

The iPhone 7 Plus-snapped photos Apple showcased at the event looked gorgeous, but now the camera's capabilities have been tested by the media. Sports Illustratedwas granted permission to publish photos taken by the iPhone 7 Plus, which neatly coincided with the opening weekend of the NFL. Take a look at some of the images below:

Apple CEO Tim Cook also revealed ESPN got in on the action at the U.S. Open.

Both sets of images certainly look clean, though SI's appear to suffer from a hint of overexposure, in this writer's humble opinion. None of the photos feature the blurred "bokeh" background effectApple touted in the iPhone 7 Plus launch.

Nevertheless, the iPhone 7 Plus' camera impresses at this early stage. It's going to be exciting to see the photography produced from these devices once the rest of the world gets their hands on them.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 09: Denise Grahl of Germany competes in the Women's 50m Freestyle S7 on day 2 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Centre on September 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Dansby Swanson #2 of the Atlanta Braves slides into home plate with an inside-the-park home run for his first career home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 09: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.) Jeff Gordon, driver of the #88 Axalta Chevrolet, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on September 9, 2016 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Sarah Crabill/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns and Sharni Layton of the Diamonds compete for the ball during the International Test match between the Australian Diamonds and the New Zealand Silver Ferns at Margaret Court Arena on September 4, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their Women's Singles Semifinal Match on Day Eleven of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 8: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after losing to the Broncos 21-20 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 8, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot to Madison Keys of the United States during her fourth round Women's Singles match on Day Seven of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 4, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 03: Running back Jamaal Williams #21 of the Brigham Young Cougars falls into the endzone after a 33 yard rush during the first half of the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The play was called back because of an illegal block on the offense. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Kei Nishikori of Japan serves against Andy Murray of Great Britain during their Men's Singles Quarterfinal match on Day Ten of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 7, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for USTA)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 05: Dee Gordon #9 of the Miami Marlins flosses his teeth with a piece of chewing gum in the dugout during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 5, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

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