Apple announced it newest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus earlier this month in San Francisco and it has sent a buzz around the world including Pakistan.
The new iPhone 7 and its big brother iPhone 7 Plus will be launched in Pakistan with its newest features of water resistance, a Dual camera in the 7 Plus, new two color options and much more. Let’s start with the biggest change of all, the removal of the headphone jack. The headphone jack has been replaced by ear buds with lightening connector at the bottom and a Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. Though initial assessment revealed the idea is not being welcomed, suggestions show that the idea may be followed by other mobile producers and designers. Apple really has always been a trend setter in the Cell phone industry. We are yet to see when the controversial removal of the head phone jack is welcomed by the users.
The second biggest attraction for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is the introduction of the two new colors in Pakistan and around the world. Apart from the previous Silver, Gold and Rose Gold models, Apple gives us the Jet Black and the Black models. Though they are both black, the Jet Black model is more shinier and glossier while the black has more of a matte look. Initial reviews put forward that the Jet Black model leave finger print marks on the back which means that the Pakistani users would need to keep their oily hands away from their new beast.
Good news for the new iPhone owners in Pakistan is the increased battery time due to a more efficient processors and an effectively packed battery pack. iPhone 7 users will be able to experience a 2 hours increase in battery timing while the iPhone 7 Plus users will get an additional 1 hour compared to the previous 6 and 6 Plus.
Let’s move over to the storage changes. iPhone 7 comes out in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. Apple has finally removed their 16GB model lines fortunately. We are yet to see if the users fill up their 32GB as fast as they did with their 16GB models.
The biggest attraction of the new iPhone models in Pakistan is the new camera for all those amazing pictures. While both cameras got better, the big winner here is the iPhone 7 Plus. The new addition is the new supplementary camera on the 7 Plus that is used for an optimum zoom in. Both cameras let in more light and thus they really shine in low light. The cameras on both phones includes a image stabilizer for those shaky hands.
Another great feature that we have yet to read reviews on is the stereo speakers. This feature lets you hear sound from a speaker at the top and the old one at the bottom. This cannot possibly replace a dedicated speakers but it is a feature that was long needed. Enjoy watching your YouTube videos and listening to your music on your iPhone 7 Music App, louder and clearer.
With the A10 Fusion chip, we also get the long time coming upgrade… And that is the new iPhone 7and 7 plus being water resistant. Apple is not calling it Water Proof and your phone is not covered for water damage, however, Apple claims that it can stay submerged in water for about 30 minutes and upto a meter of water.
The biggest visible or feel-able difference is the home button. To be honest, its not a button anymore but an in-depth that just vibrates when presses.
Now let’s look at the prices. Worldwide the prices haven’t changed, the iPhone 7 goes for $649 US and the $749 US for the 7 Plus. However, both include more storage than older models to an upgrade to 32GB. The iPhone 7 is yet to be seen in Pakistan and it is too early to say how much the initial models will go for. Cellistan expects to start selling the iPhone 7 Plus and 7 models by mid of October at decent prices. At the moment, we are estimating the new iPhone 7 to cost somewhere about 75,000 PKR to 80,000 PKR on its launch and then coming down from there in a couple of months.