iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are already available in a number of countries but they are still yet to arrive in more territories in the coming weeks. During its initial release date, September 16, the Apple smartphones became available in more than 25 regions including the U.S. and the U.K. This October, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are scheduled to hit more shelves.
According to a report from GSM Arena, next week, tech fans in India will finally be able to get ahold of the latest smartphone duo offering from Apple. Specifically, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release date in the South Asian country is set for Friday, October 7.
Gadgets 360 reported that pre-order for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is now live via Flipkart and Amazon India. For the pricing, the 32GB iPhone 7 comes with a Rs. 60,000 price tag (around $900 USD) while the bigger variant with same storage capacity is available for Rs. 72,000 ($1,081 USD). Both the iPhone 7 standard and Plus model are available as well in 128GB and 256GB. There are five color options to choose from – Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Black, and Jet Black.
Apple fans in South Africa, Macao, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Turkey eagerly waiting for the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus can expect to get their own units a week after the Indian launch. The smartphones’ release date in Malaysia is also scheduled for October 14.
Meanwhile, South Korea, the home country of Samsung, Apple’s biggest competition, is reportedly getting the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in the third week of October. The tentative release date is October 21, GSM Arena’s post noted.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, has the following to say about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, as cited in Apple Newsroom.
“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made. The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone.”
MacWorld UK, in its review for the iPhone 7, made a list of pros and cons. The good points included the phone’ IP67 certification, its quad-core A10 Fusion chipset, the improved camera with OIS, its 3D Touch Home button, and lastly, the smartphone’s refreshed design with new color choices. When it comes to the disadvantages, it noted the iPhone 7 removing the headphone jack as well as the price hike. The cons list also said that it is the “third year of Apple using the same basic design” and comparing to iPhone 6s, no big changes were made to the latest smartphone.
Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus early this month during the company’s official launch event. Pre-orders for the phone started September 9 and its first wave of release included huge markets like the U.S. and the U.K., as well as Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Denmark, Austria, Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
The second release wave occurred on September 23, making the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus available in more markets including Greece, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greenland, Andorra, Kuwait, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Malta, Lithuania, Maldives, Monaco, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia, according to Apple Newsroom.
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