The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is already available for buying in a number of regions across the globe, but there are still those who are yet to make a decision on whether to buy this phone or not.
Well, it is good to take your time before making such huge decisions that involve a significant amount of money. With this in mind, here is a look at the 5 most important things that you should know before you set out to buy a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from your nearest retailer.
Apple doubled all three storage options that it has been offering for the iPhone 6 range. With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you get a base model of 32GB alongside two other options of 128GB and 256GB. As usual, there is no room for microSD card storage, but these options should be enough for any user, you only need to meet the asking price.
The iPhone 7 (32GB) is priced at $649, with each larger storage unit asking for an extra $100 as you go up. On the other hand, iPhone 7 Plus starts at $769 for the 32GB variant and has $100 increments at each level, leaving the high-end 256GB variant priced at $969.
Jet Black variant easily catches scratches
According to an Apple disclaimer that appears at the rock of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus page for the Jet Black color variant, there is a risk of the phone catching scratches easily when using it. As a result, the Cupertino Company goes ahead to advice any concerned party to opt for any of the many protective cases available in the market to keep the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus scratch-free.
Alternatively, you can opt for the Black matte finish, which should have no similar problems.
Dealing with the missing 3.5mm headphone jack
Apple surprised many when it launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus without the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. However, the company ensured that users have enough options to turn to for the same audio listening experience.
There is a Lightning Connector that works with the company’s proprietary headphones. However, using this port to listen to music is not possible when, for instance, the phone is charging. Alternatively, one will have to use an additional adapter. This same adapter logic comes into play when you want to keep using your old 3.5mm headphones, where the company supplies a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for this purpose.
There is also the option of turning to a Lightning Dock that allows you to use both at the same time, but this is a separate buy, similar to the Apple AirPods that can also come in handy when it comes to using wireless connections.
Dual camera setup for iPhone 7 Plus
This is nothing to do with gimmicks, but the dual-lens camera on the iPhone 7 Plus is real. Even though some software updates still need to come in for everything to be perfect, you can still enjoy up to 10X digital zoom with the second 12MP sensor.
Apple also made some improvements on the front snapper, stepping up the megapixel count from 5MP to 7MP, which should deliver great photography.
For the first time in Apple’s history, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have an IP67 certification, meaning that it is water resistant. However, this doesn’t make the phones waterproof as leaving it submerged in water for more than 30 minutes might leave you with a damaged iPhone. Still, this should be enough to get you through things like rains and showers.