Apple recently launched the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models on September 7, 2016. Can be called the most anticipated phone of the year! But it comes out to be a bit of disappointment in the design point of view. Apple for the first time went with the same design statement for the past three generations. This time, Apple came with two new colors the jet black and a matte black color. And now Apple has planned the official sale of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in India from today, i.e. on 7th October 2016 at 7 PM. It’s now very obvious looking at the spec sheet of the new iPhone we might see an unexpected rush of customers this year outside the Apple stores.
Coming in the design of and aesthetics of the iPhone a lot has not changed and mostly the design has been carried over from the previous iPhone 6. But still, we have some subtle differences. The matte black color has a more stealth look. Whereas, the jet black has a glossy texture with a premium feel to it. Both these options come with free fingerprints and smudges with use. So it’s better to drop a case. The antenna bands in the 7 and 7 Plus are now changed and look better than the previous generation ones. The major part comes in the camera department of 7 Plus with a dual lens setup.
Specifications of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Coming to the internal hardware components the 7 and 7 Plus both now rocks a new A10 fusion chip with 2GB RAM in 7 and 3GB RAM in the larger model. Apple now ditched the 16GB model and introduced a larger 256GB model. The phone now follows the new trend of being water resistant with its IP 67 rating which means it can withstand a dive of 1 meter for 30 minutes under water. There is a new camera module available for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Now it looks more into the body of the phone. The seven comes with a 12MP shooter with a f/1.8 aperture with Optical Image Stabilization.
The 7 Plus comes with a dual lens setup having one wide-angle 12MP f/1.8 aperture lens and a telephoto lens with 12MP f/2.8aperture. The telephoto lens is used for optical zooming up to 2X, and the software zoom is up to 10X. It becomes very easy to switch between the two cameras just via a single click in the camera app. The camera can record full 1080p video at 30fps. The flash, this time, also changes with a quad LED flash and dual tone one which gives a brighter light to the images. The front camera is also improved with a 7MP face time camera which can do 1080p recording, unlike the previous 720p. iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now comes with a considerable improvement in the low light photography as a more amount of light enters the lens giving it a sharper shot in the dark.
The display and the resolution remain the same as the old 6 and 6s models but with a higher color gamut. The seven rocks a 1334X720 pixels resolution and the bigger 7 Plus has a 1080X1920 pixel resolution. The display, this time, looks sharper with more color depth and an immersive effect.
The significant change this year comes with the removal of the headphone jack. And the introduction of a touch sensitive home button like that in the newer MacBooks. Apple reasons out the deletion of the headphone jack to make space for the Taptic engine which gives the sensation of a click when we touch the home button. The fingerprint scanner is now integrated into the home button. The home button now sits flushed with the screen making it look more beautiful than before.
Apple now completely omitted the headphone jack and so the bundled lightning earpods with the box. The new DAC as Apple claims it to be is better and more efficient than the previous generation one. So now either we have to go completely wireless, or we need to use the lightning port for headphones.
iPhone 7 and 7 Plus comes with the new IOS 10.0.1 which makes it simpler and easier to use. But it still lacks the customization feature of Android. Apple did take a huge step with the new iPhones and obliterating the well-known headphone jack.
The iPhone 7 will be available at a starting price of Rs 60,000 for the 32GB variant. The 128GB version of Apple iPhone 7 will retail at Rs 70,000, and the 256GB variant will cost Rs 80,000. Coming to the iPhone 7 Plus, its 32GB variant will be available at Rs 72,000; while 128GB option will set you back to Rs 82,000. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB version will be available for Rs 92,000. Apple has no definite plans for the sale of the AirPods as of now. But reportedly it will cost about Rs 15,400.
The iPhone will be available in the Third Party stores and Flipkart. So we expect a huge rush to these stores from the early hours. According to the trend, people will mostly try out the jet black and matte black ones so we can expect these to fly out of the shelves a bit quicker than the rest. Apple clearly aims at those customers who are having a lot to burn as looking at the specs and comparing the price it is a ridiculous scenario. With the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Apple will also start the sale of Watch Series 2. It will be available for Rs 33,000, and the ceramic variant will be around Rs 111,000. So the final wait is over for our Indian customers, the New iPhone is here!