The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus preorders are underway and everyone is up and running to make the cut as far as September 16 shipping is concerned.
Apple has gotten rid of space gray color variant and in its place, there are new Jet Black and Matte Black color variants. Many will be happy to get their hands on this new variant instead of the usual silver, gold and rose gold. While the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to start hitting North America and other markets in Europe and Asia as from September 16, it appears that Cupertino has fallen short of the new Jet Black color variant’s supplies.
The story is the same for the Matte Black color variant, which is also joined up the other three to make it a total of five color variants for this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, where those looking to get their hands on the Jet Black variant will have to wait until November, the Matte Black variant will start shipping in about 2-3 weeks.
In the past, Apple has actually surprised some by delivering their phones earlier than the set date. However, it seems things might be a little different this time. Apparently, the company behind the Matte Black and Jet Black color variants might take some time before ramping up everything. There have been reports that some failures in components could see a smaller number of iPhones released in their early days, something that is being associated with the new features included in both the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
These include a new touch-sensitive Home button, a dual-lens camera for the iPhone 7 Plus, as well as a quad-LED flash instead of the usual dual-LED flash. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also bring slight changes to last year’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. There is no 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants, instead, they have been doubled to 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB. As noted earlier, the cameras have been upgraded as well, with the standard iPhone upping the aperture from f/2.2 to f/1.8 while the Plus variant comes in with a second 12MP telephoto lens. There are also some improvements on the front camera where you get a 7MP snapper instead of a 5MP snapper. The processor has also been upped from A9 to A10, which promises 40% improved performance.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the iPhone 7 base model is priced at $649 while the iPhone 7 Plus starts from $749.