Apple’s new beast all set to be launched tomorrow
Apple is gearing up for the big event tomorrow, where it is widely expected to launch the iPhone 7. The Cupertino giant will finally reveal what it intends to offer its fans in this year’s iPhone 7 in what’s considered as one of the landmark annual events in the tech industry.
Rumours are that apart from the iPhone 7, Apple may also launch the new Apple Watch 2, and announce roll out details of iOS 10.
However, the big spotlight will be on the iPhone 7.
iPhone 7 Specifications
Apple is expected to keep the display sizes at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch only, with no change in sizes.
The iPhone 7 is expected to be powered by a 2.4GHz A10 chipset. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is said to stick with 2GB of RAM, but the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will see a bump to 3GB of RAM. This increase is credited to the dual camera setup on the larger variant.
Apple is probably ditching the 16GB base storage option. Instead, 32GB will be the new base storage option or both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. As for the largest variant, the company is introducing a new 256GB storage variant in the mix.
Apple may also introduce new colors including a new Space Black variant. The old Gold, Rose Gold, and Silver variants will remain as is.
Another big change that will be introduced is the removal of the3.5mm audio jack. There will be no slot to support the industry standard 3.5mm earphones, and instead, Apple will try to convince users to listen to audio via the Lightning port using new bundled earpods. apple may later itroduce wireless ‘AirPods’.
The iPhone 7 is said to feature IPX7 certification, matching the Apple Watch in terms of dust and water resistance. This can keep it immersed in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes.
iPhone 7 Price
Some reports have revealed that in China, the iPhone 7 is expected to be priced at CNY 5,288 (roughly Rs. 53,100), CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 61,200), and CNY 7,088 (roughly Rs. 71,300) respectively. The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to be priced around 15% higher than its corresponding iPhone 7 price.
It is important to note that the Indian prices are just based on actual conversion rates, and the exact pricing will be announced later.
iPhone 7 Launch date
The official invites are in for the September 7 event. The company is expected to begin pre-orders on September 9, and the smartphone will hit the market on September 16.