The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been announced. They will be available in India exactly a month later, from October 7. Even if you have read the stories of the launch and the new features, we are sure there are a lot of questions lingering in your minds about the new phones. We try to answer them here.
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What all were announced at the Apple event?
Apple announced two new phones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 and the 5.5inch iPhone 7 Plus. There is also the latest version of the Apple Watch called the Series 2, as well as a new wireless headset called the Apple AirPod.
What is new in Apple iPhone 7?
The design is a bit different as the lines have given way to solid colour, among them a matte-finish solid black and glossy jet black versions. Also, the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera set-up which makes it look different in the rear. Also, both phones no longer have the headphone jack and will connect to audio devices using the lightning port. The home button now offers haptic feedback and you will feel a buzz from time to time. Both phones will be powered by a quad-core A10 Fusion processor with two high-efficiency and two high-power cores each. Apple claims the battery life will be at least two hours more than the earlier versions.
What is Apple iPhone 7 price in India?
The Apple iPhone 7 is priced in India at Rs 60,000 onwards. Apple has not announced prices of the iPhone 7 Plus for India. We expect this pricing to be at least Rs 10,000 more given that the US price difference is $120 between the two. We will know the final pricing closer to the launch date.
Is the Apple iPhone 7 price cheaper this time?
Yes, because the iPhone 6s was launched in India with a pricing of Rs 62,000. If you consider that the price was for a 16GB model, buyers will get more value this time as the base model now is 32GB.
So, is the 16GB iPhone dead?
Yes, pretty much. In fact, even the last year’s version will now start from 32GB. While there is no 16GB in the new models, here is no 64GB either. So the price differential from 32GB to 128GB and 256GB will be quite significant. Brace for that.
Is there a 3.5mm headphone jack in the phones?
No, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple has moved on to the lightning port to connect the headphone. However, it understands that a lot of its users will have good headphones with the older pin and hence the new phones will come with a lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter. We can almost hear you say thank God for that.
Do both phones have the dual camera?
No, only the iPhone 7 Plus has a dual camera. The iPhone 7 has a better camera now, but the wide-angle, telephoto combination is limited to the top-end iPhone 7 Plus. However, the iPhone 7 camera now has optical image stabilisation. The iPhone 7 Plus on the other hand has a up to 2X optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.
What is the difference between the two models?
Except for the size, the only differentiator between the two models is the dual camera. And contrary to initial reports, the larger one does not come with more RAM to cater to the needs of the camera.
Disclaimer: The author is in San Francisco on Apple’s invite.