Key things to con­sider be­fore de­cid­ing whether to buy iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

7 Days in Dubai - - TECH TALK -

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?

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