Apple iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6s – Top Features, Price, Comparison India

Apple India has revealed the prices for all the models for the Apple iPhone in India.  The smartphone will start selling on 7th October 2016 vs the 16th September global sale date. The Apple iPhone will be available in Indian stores starting 7th October 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Priced Rs 72000 in India (Check All Model Prices)

The Price for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is as follows:

  • iPhone 7 Plus (32 GB) – Rs. 72,000
  • iPhone 7 Plus (128 GB) – Rs. 82,000
  • iPhone 7 Plus (256 GB) – Rs. 92,000

The iPhone 7 Plus is Rs. 12,000 expensive compared to the iPhone 7 and the next higher storage variants cost 10K more.   The official pre-booking of iPhone is not yet started in India but is expected to happen soon

The Price for the Apple iPhone 7  is as follows:

  • iPhone 7 (32 GB) – Rs. 60,000
  • iPhone 7 (128 GB) – Rs. 70,000
  • iPhone 7 (256 GB) – Rs. 80,000

Price Cut for iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and iPhone SE

Apple has also reduced the Price for the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus along with the iPhone SE.

Apple iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus with 16 GB /64 GB  storage will be discontinued and the base variant will have 32 GB of storage.

  • iPhone 6s Price (32 GB) – 50,000  iPhone 6s Price (128 GB) – Rs. 60,000
  • iPhone 6s Plus Price (32 GB) – 60,000  iPhone 6s Plus Price (128 GB) – Rs. 70,000

The iPhone SE will be priced at Rs. 39,000 for the 32 GB variant and the 64 GB variant will be available for Rs. 44,000. Though some of the news websites are reporting this as a price cut in reality, the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE are already priced at these levels or even cheaper.

If you are planning to buy the iPhone 6s or the 6s Plus you should soon be able to buy it cheaper as we expect the prices decrease on online stores shortly.

iPhone 7 Sales and forecast 

Also as reported by T-Mobile and Sprint in the US there is a very strong demand for the iPhone 7 especially the jet black variant. Stores have stopped taking pre-orders for black variant.

Apple has announced this year that they will not disclose the actual sales number of iPhone after the first week, which is a custom that Apple has followed for many years. Though Apple stocks have risen almost 20% since July 2016 and rose by 5% in the last couple of days after the positive news of massive pre-orders.

Apple iPhone 7 & 7 Plus launch and Top Features

Apple has launched the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California. Tim Cook addressed the very large group of media stalwarts,  developers, and tech enthusiasts and millions of people watching the event live on their Apple devices.  The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will go on sale 16th September and pre-orders will start on 9th September 2016.

Further, both devices gets some of the most awaited features and live up to all the hype as per my opinion.

iPhone 7 Pre-orders Start 9 and Sale Starts 16 September

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus comes in a new design which is not a far cry from the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus but Apple has used a new material and a new manufacturing process to make the smartphones feel even more premium. The iPhone 7 will be available in 4 Colors – Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black.

Camera – The major upgrade comes in the form of camera, the iPhone 7 has Optical image stabilization which was missing on the iPhone 6s and the lens comes with f/1.8 aperture and 6P lens.  The iPhone 7 camera has 12 MP single lens while the iPhone 7 Plus comes with Dual Rear camera lenses. The Dual rear Camera lenses on the iPhone 7 plus come with f/1.8 wide-angle and f/2.2 telephoto cameras lenses.

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The Dual rear camera can create a stunning Bokeh effect and add depth of field to the photographs like a DSLR camera. The camera also gets a faster image signal processor to improve the performance and final result of camera clicked images. Other key features include 4K video recording, 2X Optical Zoom, and Quad-LED True Tone flash.

Front Camera is also improved from the current 5 MP facetime camera to a 7 Megapixel front-facing camera with a f/2.2 aperture to click incredibly good selfies.

Storage – The new iPhone 7 now comes with 32 GB of base storage and the higher variants get a 128 GB and 256 GB storage space, but there is no support for a memory card like some of Android smartphones ( Samsung S7).

Processor – Apple has introduced the first Quad Core processor for an iPhone with new Apple A10 Fusion Chipset.  The Processor is significantly faster compared to the iPhone 6s A9 chipset and comes with M10 motion co-processor. Apple has not specified how much Ram is there on the new smartphones but the devices will run on the Apple iOS 10.

WaterProof and DustProof – Apple has finally adopted the strategy to make the iPhone Dust and Waterproof with IP 67 certification.

iPhone 7 Gets Waterproof 32 GB Storage and Airpods (16 September)

Sound – The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus gets the new stereo speaker and Apple claims they can have 100% improvement to the sound levels compared to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with the new stereo speakers.

The biggest addition is the Apple Airpods which look stunning and futuristic with all new W1 processor and infra-red to detect when they are plugged into your ears. They come with a case which doubles up as a charging dock.

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Apple has Ditched the 3.5 MM Jack – As feared by many Apple iPhone 7 comes with a lightning connector instead of a 3.5 mm jack and there will be a pair of new earpods using the new connector to use with your iPhone.

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Display – Apple iPhone 7 comes with a brighter display with up to 25% more brightness compared to the 6s. The display type stays as IPS LCD, no shift to the OLED. Egregiously Apple has decided to stick to the poor display resolution compared to all flagship counterparts from the competition. The iPhone 7 comes with retina HD display (1334-by-750) with 326 PPI while the iPhone 7 Plus has 401 PPI Full HD resolution similar to older devices.

Battery Life – Apple claims that the battery life on the devices is expected to be 1-2 hours more compared to the previous generation of iPhones (6s and 6s Plus).

Touch ID – Apple has incorporated the Force touch in the Home Button along with the Fingerprint sensor.  The Home Button is now pressure sensitive similar to the display on the new iPhone 7.

Pricing – The Apple iPhone 7 is priced at $649 for the base variant 32 GB while the iPhone 7 Plus will be priced at $769 for the base variant in the US.


Apple iPhone 6s Whats New 12MP Camera 3D Touch

22-October-2015 – The new iPhone 6s and 6s plus are now available on all major online stores and you can buy them.

The Apple iPhone 6s with 16 GB of storage is currently available for Rs. 62,000 while the Apple iPhone 6s Plus with 16 GB of storage can be bought for Rs. 72,000.

The interesting thing is a lot of buyers can now take advantage of the price cut of the previous generations of iPhone, if they don’t want to break their bank FD’s to buy the latest iPhone 6s and 6s plus.

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With Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal raining discounts in the festival season it is a great time to pick up the iPhone 6 or 6 plus or even the iPhone 5s; which have dropped the price significantly.

The new iPhone 6 with 16 GB storage is trading at Rs. 40,999 – add up some discounts and you can buy it even cheaper. The Phone 6 Plus is great in terms of screen resolution and camera, and offers a larger screen, a bit costly compared to the iPhone 6 but totally worth it if you are buying to use it for next 2 years. The iPhone 6s Plus is now trading at Rs.  49,000.

The Apple iPhone 5s also is available for a discounted price of Rs. 29,000, rope in some discounts and it may become cheaper with credit card 10% cash back offers. The smartphone is ideal for those looking for a compact really powerful device and can easily run for 1-2 years without a need for an upgrade.

I would suggest waiting for a little and when Diwali discounts kick in you can buy the models at even cheaper rates and save some money.

Earlier Article – Apple iPhone 6s Whats New 12MP Camera 3D Touch.

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO yesterday launched the new Apple devices. There were four major announcement and devices launched. The event started with the new Apple watch, followed by the new iPad PRO – 13 inch, and at last, was the unveiling of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Update 16-September 2015 – iPhone 6s and 6s plus have 2 GB of RAM the news comes from the iOS developer Hamza Sood, who found the information in the Apple development tool Xcode which shows that the new Apple smartphone actually uses 2 GB of RAM instead of 1 GB found on the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus.

Apple iPhone 6s Whats New 12MP Camera 3D Touch

The major advancement in the iPhone 6s or the 6s plus came in the form of camera, the iSight rear camera is now 12 Mega pixels and front camera is 5 MP.

This is not new to those who had been following rumors, this has been leaked and told months back.

The camera now not only takes the static photos like all other smartphone cameras it takes a live photo.

Apple iPhone 6s Whats New 12MP Camera 3D Touch

The live photo is basically a small video clip which gets captured when you take the photo. It is 3-5 seconds clip which gets played when you want to watch the moment in which you clicked the photo.

The iPhone now comes with something that Apple is calling 3D touch which is not something new but similar to the force touch apple launched on the MacBook trackpad.

The technology and concept is similar but how it is used on the new iPhone 6s and 6s plus is the differentiating factor.

How Does 3D touch work on iPhone 6s?

When you force to press a particular icon you get more options to do some other things than just opening the app like access to the favorite section.

Or when you are using the 3D touch on the image you get to see the live photo which brings your photos to life by playing the small video clip.

The implementation of 3D touch on the new iPhone I would say is something new.

The other major upgrade that Apple has done to the iPhone Vs the previous generation of the iPhone is an advancement in the processor. The new iPhone 6s has the Apple A9 chipset which is much faster than the outgoing A8 chip.

The iPhone 6s will also be available in the pink color which may excite some of the buyers to have this unique colored smartphone.

Other Upgrades

Other than that the things have remained the same for the both iPhone 6s and the 6s plus. The smartphones have the same design, almost same thickness(slightly gone up for both the devices check the specs below) and same display Sizes.

Both the iPhone 6s and 6s plus will be available from 25th September in some of the countries and India may get it later maybe just before Diwali as has been in previous years.

Both the smartphones will come at 32/64/128 GB versions and price will start from $649 for the iPhone 6s and $749 for the iPhone 6s plus.

Detailed Specs for the New iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus.

Key Specs for iPhone 6s

  • Screen Size 4.7 inches with 3D touch
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Resolution – 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • A9 processor along with motion co-processor
  • 12 MP iSight camera with Live Photos support
  • 4K video recording and slow-motion video capture
  • Lacks the – Optical image stabilization
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Touch ID – Second-generation fingerprint sensor
  • IOS 9
  • Weight – 143 grams
  • Thickness – 7.1 mm
  • Supports 4G LTE
  • NFC Support
  • Price starts at $ 649
  • Available in gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold

Key Specs for iPhone 6s Plus

  • Screen Size 5.5 inches with 3D touch
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Resolution – 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
  • A9 processor along with motion co-processor
  • 12 MP iSight camera with Live Photos support
  • 4K video recording and slow-motion video capture
  • Optical image Stabilization
  • 5 Megapixel front camera
  • Touch ID – Second-generation fingerprint sensor
  • IOS 9
  • Weight – 192 grams
  • Thickness – 7.3 mm
  • Supports 4G LTE
  • NFC Support
  • Price starts at $ 749
  • Available in gold, silver, space gray, and rose gold

Overall – Should You Upgrade to the New iPhone 6s or 6s plus

Overall the upgrades are good and bring in some new features and with the new iOS 9. We expect Apple to take a set up ahead in meeting the customer expectations from Apple. The new iPhones are also going to get huge success like the previous gen of iPhones, Apple has a strong following.

But if you already have an iPhone 6 or 6 plus, I really don’t think you are missing too much, it makes more sense for buyers with iPhone 5 or below to look for an upgrade. Others can wait for the iPhone 7 which will come next year possibly with more design changes to make the case for an upgrade even more stronger.

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