Just another year and we have two new iPhones! iPhone 7 & 7 plus and if you haven’t really heard of it, it’s because you’ve been off the grid or living in cave or something like that! Nevertheless now that you know,let’s see if they really worth the money!
Caution ⚠ : Apple fan boys if you don’t like constructive criticism then this blog ends here for you.
So this calfornian company is ready once again to dominate smartphone market with its two new successors iPhone 7 & 7 plus and according to the reports it’s definitely going great with its pre-orders as they sold out just one day before it hits the store shelves. Without a doubt it’s one of the best smartphone in the world right now but has Apple done enough to deserve that crown?
Just like any other technology enthusiast I watched the keynote as apple unveiled iPhone 7 and 7 plus, and I was delighted to see some significant improvements which I think were due and for some I was disappointed.
So iPhone 7 and 7 plus comes with the antenna bands on the edge of the back of phones which gives it much cleaner look and thank god I wanted it to happen since they launched iPhone 6! New iPhones comes in jet black (which is sold out everywhere), Matt black, rose pink and silver. By the way if you are going to purchase jet black variant, learn to live with scratches and smudges every now and then. The A10 fusion chip that powers iPhone 7 and 7 plus is a beast when it comes to performance, in fact I’d say it outshines every other smartphones in the market and yes that include iPad pro! Gaming on this phone has also got better as apple includes 6 core GPU and GFX benchmarks don’t lie! It’s better than any other smartphone in the world right now. The camera is another thing I’d beg to get my hands on new iPhones! Where iPhone 7 comes with same 12 MP shooter with OIS, iPhone 7 plus comes with dual 12 MP cameras and adds wide 56 mm telephoto lens that shoots stunning zoom photos that just takes smartphone photography to a whole new level.The battery performance on new iPhones is also increased by 2 hours and an hour on iPhone 7 and 7 plus respectively. When it comes to innovation apple doesn’t hold back it horses as they’ve now removed 3.5 mm headphone jack which means a whole new headphone category for the manufactures around the world, but that doesn’t mean your old headphones won’t work with new iPhones as apple includes a lightning to 3.5 mm audio jack dongle that is included in every retail box. This year iPhone 7 and 7 plus comes with IP 67 certification which means it’s now dustproof and waterproof up to 8 meters which means it can handle swoop in the swimming pool or in shower with ease! This year apple noticed that 16 Gb as base variant isn’t going to cut for anyone so they’ve upped the storage by double so now it comes in 32 Gb, 128 Gb and 256 Gb WOW that’s a lot! Although jetblack variant only comes in 128 Gb and 256 Gb.I think that sums up everything good that comes with new iPhones. Like every coin has two sides this blog does too. Let me now tell you things that didn’t like.
Apple has removed the antenna bands from iPhones to the edges but that doesn’t mean the overall look of the device is changed, they still pretty much look & weigh same as old iPhone 6 and 6 plus, which I think is bummer simply because if we are moving up the number from 6 to 7 we deserve a brand new design. One can not distinguish between iPhone 7 and 7 plus and it’s predecessor unless you have stealthy Matt black variant!
I really want to remind Apple that THIS IS year 2016 where every other Android flagship device comes with WQHD display (2K resolution), iPhone 7 and 7 plus has same old display resolution as iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Now most of you might say that this doesn’t make much of difference but hey put Samsung note 7 or galaxy S 7 EDGE in front of new iPhones and you’ll understand what I mean. Colours on super AMOLED just pop with much better contrast & deep black. So assumimg that iPhone 7s and 7s plus will come with QHD resolution next year? No. I won’t bet on that! Well that’s just bad apple!
While people are spending more hours on their smartphones than any of the other personal devices such as tablets and laptops it’s a no brainer to include adequate battery to last full day. In the android world where Samsung has been doing it for years I don’t see why Apple can’t? I know that the new iPhones have significantly improved battery life but hey 1 hour and 2 hours more on iPhone 7 and 7 plus isn’t just going get you through the day if you are power user like me. Another thing that really annoyes me that Apple still yet to include fast charging in the iPhones, I mean I don’t want to keep carrying power bank or charger everywhere I go constantly reminding me that I might go out of juice.
It’s the most talked about and missing feature on the current year’s iPhone. So Apple just took out headphone Jack in the name of innovation! Well, it created new headphone category for many while normal consumers aren’t really happy about it. Believe me you don’t want to be person who owns an expensive phone that doesn’t support normal thing like headphone jack. I mean this was a bold move from Apple but to be true it’s just pain in ass to carry that lightning to 3.5 mm audio jack dongle everywhere and if you loose it that little thing will cost you 9$ plus if you want to listen to music and charge your iPhone at the same time you just can’t unless you get an adapter that will cost you 42$ *Facepalm*
Eversince the news of Foxconn opening iPhone manufacturing plant in India, every Indian has dreamt of owning an iPhone at much cheaper price! Nevertheless as nothing of that happening any time soon, the dream has became a mare mirage for us. Where in US iPhone pricing starts from $645(₹42950) , in India it starts from ₹60,000 ($901) so we are roughly paying $300 more over US pricing which is just absurd. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook india’s tax structure is just too complicated for them to bring down prices of apple products.It’s clear that if Apple officially launches its stores in India they could bring down the prices closer to US pricings, however I don’t see it happening for another year.
I could go on and on with the rant and tell you how great or not so great new iPhones are but being realistic it has convinced me to go on another year without iPhone, may be samsung galaxy S 7 EDGE + iPad mini w/retina display could be on my purchase list. Only time will tell. ☺