It's the day Apple fanboys have been waiting for in India since Tim Cook announced the 2016 flagship smartphones in San Francisco.
Apple iPhone 7 is now official in Indian market and can be yours without any further wait. The smartphone is Apple's most advanced handset till date and packs a lot of punch when it comes to hardware and software it packs underneath.
However, there are some important things that you should know before spending your hard earned cash on the Apple's new products. Here you go.
No 3.5mm headphone jack
Apple has always been known for taking a step further but that doesn't mean it's always for your benefit. The lack of the headphone jack is by far the biggest shortcoming in the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If you are buying the new iPhone today, be ready for the hassle of an extra connector- Lightning to 3.5mm adapter to use your standard 3.5mm headphones with the new smartphones.
Thank god Apple is shipping the smartphone with earpods with Lightning connectors and the adapter.
No 16GB and 64GB Storage option
Sadly, there's no 16GB variant for the iPhone 7. The base model now starts from 32GB instead, which is good news for many but that also tips the lowest official price to Rs 60,000.
Moreover, Apple is also not offering 64GB variants of the new iPhones and you have to settle with 128GB after the 32GB storage variant.
Adding to this, the Jet Black variant is only available in 128GB and 256GB storage models, and there's no 32GB model in this colour.
Same design and no significant improvement in battery
Moreover, there's no significant improvement on battery grounds.
Price and Availability
The 32GB base model of iPhone 7 is priced at Rs. 60,000. The 128GB variant comes at Rs.70,000 and you have to spent Rs. 80,000 for the 256GB iPhone 7.
You have to shell out Rs. 72,000 for the 32GB 128GB model, Rs. 82,000 for the 128GB variant and Rs. 92,000 for the 256GB storage variant.
Other options worth considering
We understand that the new iPhones are tempting but that doesn't mean their Android counterparts are not worthy of your attention.
You can buy a flagship Android smartphone and can even save for your next holiday trip. Some sensible options are- Samsung galaxy S7/S7 Edge, LG G5, HTC 10, OnePlus 3, Sony Xperia XZ and recently launched Moto Z and Moto Z Play that offers modular design
Furthermore, if you can wait for a week, you can get your hands on Google Pixel smartphones. The new phones- Pixel and Pixel XL are first Google branded products and offers the best of hardware and software experience. Google Pixel smartphones offer access to Google Assistant, highest rated camera, unlimited storage space, and pixel launcher which are exclusive to these smartphones only.