October 6, 2016 6:10:18 pm
Apple will officially start selling its latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India starting 7 pm today. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the most advanced iPhone yet from the Cupertino-based smartphone maker.
WATCH VIDEO: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Camera Review And Image Test
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display like its predecessor but Apple claims it is 25 per cent brighter and colour accurate. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also support wider colour gamut which should help with displaying more colours in the visible spectrum. Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus also get new A10 Fusion chipset, which is currently the fastest mobile processor in the world.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with same 12MP rear camera like before but OIS is now standard on both models. Apple is also using six element lens which brings the aperture down to f/1.8, which should yield better pictures in low light.
Watch our video review of iPhone 7
The interesting addition this time is the use of dual rear camera setup on iPhone 7 Plus. Apple iPhone 7 Plus features two 12MP rear cameras with one wide-angle lens and another telephoto lens. The telephoto lens is capable of 2x optical zoom but lacks OIS support. Apple is also introducing support for 10x digital zoom with the new iPhone series.
Apple 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 variant will set you back to Rs 82,000. Apple iPhone 7 Plus 256GB version can be bought at Rs 92,000.
While Apple announced the India price for its new AirPods a while back; the company doesn’t plan to bring it to the country just yet. We don’t have a timeline on when sales of the AirPods will start. The AirPods were supposed to sell separately at Rs 15,400; but that’s clearly not going to happen. Apple is bundling the EardPods and adapter in the box. The individual costs for these gadgets are -Rs 2,500 for EarPods with Lightning Connector and Rs 900 for the headphone jack adapter.
Apple is also bringing its Watch Series 2 to India. However, we’re not sure if Apple Watch Nike+ or the new Ceramic version will sell in India as of now. The Apple Watch Series 2 will sell at Rs 32,900 in India. The new Ceramic version costs Rs 110,900; and Apple Watch Nike+ bears a price tag of Rs 32,900.
The highlight of Apple Watch Series 2 is that it is swim-proof and water-resistant up to 50 metres. It will record your swimming information as well – laps, distance swum, time, and more. Also, Pokemon GO is now coming to Apple Watch, which means players can now play the game right from their watch.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is powered by a dual core S2 processor. It has a 1000 nits display, which makes it brighter than most smartphone screens out there. The watch will come in three types of cases – Aluminium, Stainless steel, and also Ceramic. The while Apple Watch Series 2 will be made of ceramic and is four times harder than stainless steel.
Apple Watch Nike + version that comes in a lightweight aluminium case. It will make use of Siri to start a run and give you just the data you need on the screen.
The older version is now called Series 1 and costs Rs 23,900. Interestingly, the Series 1 will now feature the dual core S2 processor. Also, with watchOS 3, the Apple Watch will now be much more feature rich than before, and bring in new elements like the wheelchair mode.
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