Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase in stores and online

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now available for purchase in stores and online
For many consumers, today is the day that they have been waiting for. It is September 16th, which means that the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are now available to be purchased in brick and mortar stores and online. Both models are now shipping, which means that the friendly skies are full of new iPhone handsets, packaged in a box and ready to be delivered to front doors in many regions of the world.

Both models are powered by a sizzling fast new A10 chipset, and no longer offer a 3.5mm earphone jack; the EarPods that come out of the box with the phone have a Lightning connector. Both models also feature stereo speakers (twice as loud as the ones on the Apple iPhone 6s), larger capacity batteries that bring as much as two additional hours of battery life, and a new home button that uses 3D Touch to receive an input.

We also should note that both models have an IP67 certification rating for dust and water resistance, and the duo are now available with 32GB, 128GB or 256GB of flash memory on board. There are new colors like Black, and the extremely popular Jet Black (which comes with a matte finish). The rear camera on the iPhone 7 has been graced with OIS, and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 12MP dual camera setup allowing the user to employ 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom. The amount of RAM on the phablet has been given a 50% bump to 3GB.

If you're planning on going shopping this weekend, keep in mind that many configurations of the phone have been sold out. Despite earlier talk that the 2016 iPhone models were going to be a snoozefest, it appears that there is enough of a difference to get those holding older iPhone units to get off of the sidelines and update to one of the new models.



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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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39 Comments

1. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

To those buying this phone.......enjoy it.

9. jm405

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I might try the IP7 plus for a few days while I wait for the Note 7 to go back in stock if my carrier will let me. I haven't used an Iphone for a few years it might be nice to see the improvements they've made.

11. Sakeem

Posts: 856; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Who knows, if you like it a lot, you just might end up keeping it.

13. jm405

Posts: 81; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Yeah I always try to keep an open mind. But I seriously did really like the Note 7. I swear sometimes I wish Samsung and Apple collaborated on a dual boot android/IOS phone. Lol

18. thxultra

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I agree I go back and forth with Samsung and Apple I like an occasional change of interface. I have a S7 edge now and am getting the iphone 7 plus. I think both are great phones and each has their strengths and weaknesses.

23. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Really? On release day? Its available to buy? Who new! Definitely news worthy.

2. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Really wanted to make this comment long ago but I feel a scratchgate is on the loose for the jet black iPhone 7, probably soon enough in the news! Even though apple has warned people that this new finish might show micro abrasions, who listens?? They might not let the precious moment of airing the scratchgate go away. Hope it all works fine for apple.......

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

nahhh. the galaxy s7 silver has the title

25. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

You don't have to have the word "gate" attached to an obvious downside of a shiny device. Clearly its going to scratch easily, given its shiny appearance. No conspiracy, no elaborate cover-up, and no reason to "gate" this issue.

28. AmashAziz

Posts: 2869; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Why I am using the word gate is because bendgate was an issue with iPhone 6, and a scratch issue would obviously, be referred to as scratchgate. I don't want that to happen globally, so am reminding fans that donot make a fuss of it as Apple has already warned us of upcoming abrasions.

3. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I bet they have a warehouse full of tens of millions of iPhones just being held back so they can continue to maintain the illusion of being sold out.

4. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I hate waiting a few weeks to get it but I kind of feel the same way...i just don't get why they can't have the proper supply ready for release

24. Akuma10

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

Its part of Marketing which they are great at

5. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

God.....life must suck when you see a conspiracy in every day occurrences. I honestly feel kinda sorry for people like you......

6. EC112987

Posts: 1211; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Lmao what's life without conspiracies

7. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A lot better..........

26. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Agreed.

17. thxultra

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Totally agree with you. I think Apple limits the initial supply to drive up demand. I find it hard to believe they didn't know the black phones would be the most popular and that they should have made more of them also. Looking forward to getting mine but do feel the wait is planned.

21. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Perhaps they made as many as they and still couldn't meet demand? Is that so far fetched?

22. thxultra

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Possible however I was the only one at T-Mobile this morning trying to get one... I didn't see any lines at any of the other carriers either...

19. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You need a life.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Enjoy your tech folks.

12. anthonyspapa

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Never been an iPhone fan but man that Jet Black looks really nice. Enjoy guys.

14. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2101; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Not only are wife and I getting two 7 Plus's, but our phone bill will drop at least $40 a month with 2GB additional data for life.

15. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Iphone 8 or SG S8, had my eye on the note 7 but i'll skip it.

16. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I'm still wondering what the long term is going to be without the jack, initially things might be fine, but over time, all the ton of things you could do with a jack and lightning plug together will pile up.

20. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I bought one and I agree there will be annoyances. But between the Bluetooth speakers I have in the house and the bundled headset I think it will be OK. A's a result of this I may actually start looking at some new wireless ear buds. Anyone recommend a set of BT ear buds that don't completely block off outside sound?

27. bigsimpd

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Jaybird is the best

31. AlikMalix unregistered

I've been using these $17 dollar ones from amazon (or just about anywhere. Good battery life. Good sound. Comfortable. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01CNYSL06/ref=mp_s_a_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1474089473&sr=8-15&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=bt+headphones&dpPl=1&dpID=41n8NPHoCSL&ref=plSrch No complaints.

30. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The point is wireless future. I am pretty sure next iphone is going also wireless charging. Basically bluetooth 5.0 is coming out soon and it can finally bring the audio quality near the wired headphones and decrease battery usage.

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