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Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus India FAQ, Pros, Cons and More

Apple has unveiled the worlds most awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in San Francisco on Wednesday. Unfortunately, India is not in the first phase of countries to get the iPhones. But unlike before, Apple has announced the Indian price and availability soon after the launch.

We have been keeping a sharp note on the Apple’s announcements and here is something that we compiled to answer all your queries related to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Specifications

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Question- How many variants of Apple iPhone are launched?

Answer- Apple has launched iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Both have few differences in display, battery, camera and design department.

Question- What are the color options available for Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

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Answer- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 5 different colors. The new additions are Jet Black and Black and other than this, these iPhones will come in Gold, Rose Gold and Silver color variants as well.

Question- What are the storage variants available for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

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Answer- Both the phones come with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options. The Jet Black variant will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage option only.

Question- What are the prices for Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India and US?

Answer- iPhone 7 base model (32GB) will cost Rs. 60,000 in India. More prices are unknown.

In US, the iPhone 7 (32GB) is priced at $649 (Approx Rs. 43,000) and the iPhone 7 Plus (32GB) is priced at $769 (Approx Rs. 51,000). Jet Black will cost more than the other color variants. More prices to be confirmed soon.

Question- When will Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch in India?

Answer- Apple will roll out the iPhone7 and iPhone 7 Plus on October 7th in India.

Question- What is special in the Jet Black variant of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus?

Answer- There is no major difference in terms of design, specs or software. Only the build material is different compared to the other variants. It is made of glass and aluminum followed by a long process to give it the feel no other phone has. It looks shiny and smooth like never before.

Question- What’s new in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus design compared to iPhone 6s?

Answer- The new iPhones have the same design language as the iPhone 6 and 6s but this time Apple has added some great changes. The first one is removal of the white antennae bands and it is now placed on the top and bottom edge. Removal of 3.5mm jack is another major change in the design. Also the camera hump is now added to iPhone 7 with a quad LED baked right next to it.

iPhone 7 has 2 cameras on the back which obviously looks different from the iPhone 7. But there are no more changes other than the size and camera hump.

Question- How is the display on the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus?

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Answer- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus boast of Retina HD display with Wide Color Gamut. It has 625 cd/m2 max brightness, which is 25% brighter than the iPhone 6s. Both have dual-domain pixel for wide angle viewing. The iPhone 7 has a 4.7 inch LED backlit widescreen display with IPS technology.  It has 1334x750p resolution at 326ppi density.  The contrast ratio is 1400:1.

On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 5.5 inch screen size with the same display technology. The resolution is 1920x1080p at 401ppi pixel density. The contrast ration is 1300:1.

Question- Does the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have water resistance?

Answer- Yes, both the iPhones have IP67 IEC standard 60529 certification.

Question- What are the camera specifications of iPhone 7?

Answer- Apple iPhone 7 comes with an all new 12MP camera sensor with f/1.8 Aperture. On the front it has a 7MP HD Facetime camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Question- What are the camera specifications of iPhone 7 Plus?

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Answer- It has the same front camera as iPhone 7. The rear camera module is loaded with a dual camera setup with both the sensors clicking pictures at 12MP. The main camera is the same as on the iPhone 7 with wide angle lens, and the second camera is a telephoto lens to capture great depth of field.

Question- What are the camera features on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Users can record 4K videos and make the most out of features like OIS, Six element lens, Hybrid IR filter, live photos with stabilization, body and face detection, wide color capture for photos and live videos. A lot other new features like 2x optical zoom in iPhone 7 Plus and up to 5x digital zoom on iPhone 7.

Question- What are the dimensions of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- The iPhone 7 measures 138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1mm and iPhone 7 is larger at 158.2mm x 77.9mm x 7.3mm.

Question- How much do the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 weigh?

Answer- iPhone 7 weighs 138gms and iPhone 7 Plus weighs 188gms.

Question- Is there is a 3.5mm audio jack?

Answer- No, Apple has got rid of the 3.5 mm jack and used the lightening port for wired audio output. Apple calls it the Digital audio power control.

Question- Can I connect my old headphones to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Yes, you can use the 3.5mm audio jack to lightening adapter to connect old devices. This connector will be provided in the box.

Question- Can I charge my iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus while listening to audio via lightening?

Answer- Yes, you can use a lightening to audio and charger accessory from any of the Apple authorized manufacturer.

Question- Do we need to buy Apple AirPod headset separately?

Answer- Yes, the Apple AirPod is not bundled with the iPhones. It is priced at $159 in US and Rs. 15,400 in India. It’ll be available from late October.

Read more about Apple AirPods here.

Question- Which loudspeaker is used on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- For the first time, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with dual stereo speakers. It is claimed to be 2X louder than the previous iPhone.

Question- Which audio formats are supported in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Supported audio formats include AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV.

Question- Is there any upgrade in the home button on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Yes, the new home button is redesigned and made solid-state and force-sensitive. I has a special Taptic engine which uses taptic vibrations instead of a click. It is the same technology that apple has used on the latest Macbook’s trackpad.

Question- Which sensors are used in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Apple has used fingerprint sensor, barometer, three-axis gyro sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.

Question- Which SIM card does iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus support?

Answer- Both the phones support single Nano SIM.

Question- Is there any change in button placements?

Answer- No, there is not change in button placements and ports.

Question- What are the box contents of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

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Answer- Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus box contents include handset, EarPods with lightening connector, lightening to 3.5mm jack adapter, lightening to USB, USB power adapter, SIM ejection tool and documentations.

Question- Which iOS comes installed out of the box?

Answer- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus run on iOS 10, which is the latest version of iOS.

Question- When will Apple release the iOS 10 for other devices?

Answer- iOS 10 will be released on 14th September, 2016.

Question- Is there any upgrade in the battery department of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Yes, both the phones give a longer power backup compared to iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 is claimed to give up to 14 hours of talktime on 3G and iPhone 7 Plus can give you up to 21 hours of talktime on 3G.

Question- What are the hardware specifications of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Answer- Under the hood, both the phones boast of a new generation Apple A10 Fusion chip with 64 Bit Quad-Core, 33 billion transmitters. Among the 4 Cores, 2 Cores are High performance and 2 of them are high efficiency which saves up to 1/5th of the power compared to high performance cores. This time the GPU M10 is also upgraded with 6 Cores and is up to 50% faster than the one on Apple A9 Chip.


Being an iPhone fan, I am really happy with what Apple has come up with this time. I can’t wait to get my hands on the device, and specially the camera on iPhone 7 Plus. Apple has improved photography, audio, display and design by a larger marging compared to previous models. I really loved the Jet Black variant, but I’m nervous about the Indian price as well. Just hope Apple keeps its fans happy with affordable pricing.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.