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10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

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10 Interesting Facts You Should Know About The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Specifications
Manufacturer

Apple

Model / Variant

Apple iPhone 7
Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Price

iPhone 7 32 GB $ 649 / 128 GB $ 749 / 256 GB $849
iPhone 7 Plus 32 GB $ 769 / 128 GB $ 869 / 256 GB $969

Dimensions

Apple iPhone 7 : 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Apple iPhone 7 Plus : 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

Apple iPhone 7 : 138 gm
Apple iPhone 7 Plus : 188 gm

Design

Aluminum Unibody

Colors

Gold
Rose Gold
Silver
Black
Jet Black

Display Size and Type

Apple iPhone 7 : 4.7 inch Retina HD IPS LCD
Apple iPhone 7 Plus : 5.5 inch Retina HD IPS LCD

Display Resolution

Apple iPhone 7 : 1334 x 750 px ~326ppi
Apple iPhone 7 Plus : 1920 x 1080 px ~401

Chipset

Apple A10 Fusion
M10 motion coprocessor

CPU

Quad Core

Memory Storage

32 GB
128 GB
256 GB

Memory Expandability

N/A

Operating System

Apple iOS 10

Primary Camera

Apple iPhone 7 :12 MP f/1.8
Apple iPhone 7 Plus : Dual 12 MP f/1.8

Camera Features

Wide Color
Quad LED Flash
Optical image stabilization
Six?element lens
iPhone 6 Plus : Optical zoom at 2x; digital zoom up to 10x

Primary Video

4K video @ 30 fps
Slo?mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Cinematic video stabilization
8-megapixel still photos while recording 4K video

Secondary Camera

7 MP Facetime Camera
ƒ/2.2 aperture

Secondary Camera Video

1080p

SIM Type

Single nano

Other Features

Touch ID With Haptic
3D Touch

While Apple has launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and globally pre-orders are off the charts. Enough that, deliveries for phones have been pushed back into November in some cases.

Here are somethings you should know.

1. Price

Apple has launched the iPhone 7 in the United States for a price of $ 649 which roughly translates to Rs. 43000. While Apple has not officially announced the price of the iPhone in India the phone will launch for a price between Rs. 49000 and Rs. 53000 according to our sources close to launch.

2. Launch

While in most countries Apple is launching the iPhone on the 16th of September, and like mentioned above pre-orders that started on the 9th are off the charts. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will launch in India on the 7th of October. Will they be available immediately? We are unclear on that as for the moment.

3. Variants

Apple will launch all variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India, however it is likely that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will not be available in the Jet Black Color at the time of India launch.

Jet Black

Jet Black

4. CDMA or GSM

India will get the GSM only variant which does support VoLTE and all 4G networks in India. However, there is a CDMA variant of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which works on both CDMA and GSM Networks. If you want that you either need to get the US : Verizon and Sprint variant (unlocked) or buy the iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus in Puerto Rico, Hong Kong or China.

5. Hardware and Cameras

Apple’s A10 fusion chipset brings some promise in terms of hardware boost. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus automatically become the most powerful iPhones, however, the two little cores that will help save up battery will help a great deal to extend usage time of these phones.

The iPhone 7 gets some improvements to the camera and the ability to read wide color. The iPhone 7 Plus on the other hand, gets a dual sensor camera setup. This will allow live zoom without the need of motors. Interesting take on the dual camera setup, especially since Huawei made a dual lens camera for the P9 where one shoots Monochrome, while LG made a camera setup with dual resolution cameras an 8MP and 16 MP on the LG V20

6. RAM

The iPhone 7 packs 2 GB of RAM whereas the bigger iPhone 7 plus has 3 GB of ram according to a listing on benchmarking site Geekbench. The listing also shows that the performance of the Single core is almost double that of the Galaxy Note 7.geekbench iphone 7

7. Display

While the world was expecting this, Apple has not upped the display on the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus and seem to be saving that upgrade for the iPhone 7s. The new iPhones do support a wide color format seen on cinema displays. So a little improvement, but a big disappointment on the resolution.

8. Batteries

It is expected that Apple has not improved or changed the batteries in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus when compared to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, however changes in the other hardware like power saving chipsets and efficient speakers and displays, should match the performance if not improve the battery life.iPhone batteries

 

9. Audio and Speakers

For the fist timer Apple,  the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature stereo speakers. The combination although a little strange is similar to what we saw with the HTC 10. One speaker points down in the traditional format whereas the other other sits in the earpiece. Apple claims it boosts the sound by more than double. Either way, louder speakers on the iPhones are a huge welcome.

By removing the headphone jack there are certain issues that will need to be faced by consumers. Wireless earphone/headphones are not the best companions for long haul journeys. While travelling over 15 hours, you will need to not only charge your phone multiple times but also the headphones/earphones. Typically, Beats Studio 2.0 wireless run 10-14 hours on battery but over 20 hours when connected with the 3.5 mm audio cable.

Possible the best solution would have been to include two Lightning connectors, but that wouldn’t work for design. So for now mostly everyone who buys the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is stuck on this compromise.

10. iOS 10

iOS 10 is one of the major factors of performance improvements on the iPhone. With iOS 10 running on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus we are already seeing more performance and battery life improvements, the “Back to” button is more refined and does not cover up the WiFi Or Signal bars. The new design features are excellent, including the new Apple Music app. The control centre is cleaner and easy to use and since the music sits separately.

iOS 10 is not limited to the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone all the way back to iPhone 5 will get the iOS 10 update.

Should you hold off buying ?

The question that most iPhone users will ask is whether they should hold of buying the iPhone 7 and wait for the iPhone 7s. In its usual cycle Apple keeps the hardware improvements for the iPhones in the “s” variants, like the iPhone 6s. However, this time around the iPhone 7 is a balanced upgrade, a bit of design change and a lot of hardware change. The problem with waiting is that technology is forever evolving and next year your question might change to “Should i wait for the iPhone 8”.

So if you want it buy one now, else, you can always opt for more options from the Android world.

iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus
Display 4.7-inch 5.5-inch
Resolution 1334 x 750 1920 x 1080
Processor A10 Fusion A10 Fusion
RAM 2 GB Not provided
Storage 32GB, 128GB, 256GB 32GB, 128GB, 256GB
Rear camera 12 megapixel 12 megapixel, 12 megapixel (wide)
Front camera 7 megapixel 7 megapixel
Battery 12 hours estimated 13 hours estimated
Weight 138 gm 188 gm
Dimensions (in.) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
Starting price $649
Rs. 49,900 (expected)
$769

Rs. 57999 (expected)

Misc. IP67 water resistance, “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack 2 camera system, IP67 water resistance, “Force Touch” home button, no headphone jack
OS iOS 10 iOS 10

 

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11 comments
Shahzaib Larik
Shahzaib Larik

How much kidneys need to be sold for this lil piece of tech ?

Ajay Beniwal
Ajay Beniwal

They will never decrease price in india as they know people will purchase to show off.

Shantanu Manerikar
Shantanu Manerikar

going by us prices the most expensive iphone, the iphone 7 plus 256 gb costs around 64k. But if starting price according to many sites is 60k, that's just ridiculous ripoff for us Indians.

Shantanu Manerikar
Shantanu Manerikar

I know. I currently own a Oneplus two and want a break from android. Not that I don't like android but I personally want to experience an iPhone and see what it's like to live with one. Maybe I'll go for the 6s once the 7 launches.

Sandeep Shaw Majety
Sandeep Shaw Majety

Yes bro... It's really bad... It's too much cost in India.. Even I am planning to buy this but have to think about cost

Saifurrehman Bukhari
Saifurrehman Bukhari

with OP3 and LGV20 and Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe sd821, im now convinced, thank you apple, unless they price it at a reasonable level, personally i don't think it is a sane option anytime.

Uday A Jani
Uday A Jani

All 3 phones combined together cannot perform like an iPhone. A single iPhone can beat all the 3 androids. iPhone 7 benchmarks shows double the score of galaxy note 7. Now think about your phones.

Sunny Batra
Sunny Batra

It was launch or later it'll launch.