Key things to consider before deciding whether to buy iPhone 7 or 7 Plus
here are just three days to go until Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus officially go on sale in the UAE. Demand will be huge. But are you going to line up to be among the first to get your hands on the iconic handset? Well, before you join the back of the queue, read our guide to what’s new – it should help you decide:
So what’s the big news?
Bizarrely, it’s not what’s been added but what has been taken away that is making the headlines. Apple has removed the standard analogue headphone jack. Instead, headphones use its ‘Lightning’ connector, which plugs into the phone’s charging port.
Next month, Apple’s AirPods, wireless headphones that sync across all Apple devices, will go on sale, costing Dhs649.
The idea is to make wires obsolete.
Any other changes? format, which allows for more versatile editing, matching what many leading cameras now have.
The iPhone 7 Plus will have two lenses to boost the zoom capabilities of the camera. The camera can now zoom in twice as much without losing sharpness. Both cameras take 12 megapixel photos.
What about storage?
Storage has been doubled, so Apple joins rival phone makers in making the starter model 32 gigabytes, rather than 16 gigabytes. Apple is doubling storage in higher-priced models, too – to 128 and 256 gigabytes.
What colours does it come in?