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Love It Or Hate It

But you can't ignore the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, a lot more was expected and fans are disappointed

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The launch of an iPhone is almost celebratory. It comes once in a year like Diwali and ardent fans wait for it like a new lover coming into their life. However, with the launch of the iPhone 7, the romance seems to be getting old. The lines of fans waiting outside Apple stores have become shorter and more importantly new features of the iPhone are getting lesser.

What’s On Offer?

The iPhone 7, launched on September 7, comes in two versions, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Sleekly placed in an aluminium body, it comes in Jet Black, Matt Black, Gold, Rose Gold and Silver.

‘Expected’ Pricing
The iPhone 7 is priced at Rs 60,000 for the 32GB variant while the 128GB is expected to be priced at Rs 66,000 and the 256 GB at Rs 71,000. The iPhone Plus is expected to be priced at Rs 70,000 for 32GB, Rs 77,000 for 128GB and Rs 83,000 for the 256 GB variant.

WHAT'S GREAT
Great Performance
The iPhone 7 Plus has a new Fusion A10 Fusion chipset Quadcore CPU and 3GB of RAM. The performance is rock solid.

Camera
The camera is being hailed as one of the high points of the iPhone 7. Some have even said that if there is one reason to buy the iPhone 7, it’s the camera. The rear camera is 12 MP with 2x optical zoom. Front camera is 7MP.

Cleaner Look
In iPhone 7 the antenna bands are gone for good.

WHAT'S NOT GREAT
Battery
Forget wireless charging, even basics are missing. The iPhone 7 has a 1960 mAH battery and the iPhone 7 Plus a 2900 mAH. Phones like Leeco L2 or Xiaomi Mi4 priced around Rs 10,000 have a battery of 3000mAH.

Stale Design
Apple in its wisdom has retained the same design for the third consecutive year.

Is It Worth It?
While the iPhone 7 is priced at Rs 60,000, one can get the same features for one third the price. However, the iPhone is an addiction and price is not a deterrent for an addict. The iPhone 7 will have its own lovers and haters. Much more was expected from Apple. May be it’s time Apple asks Siri “Need help in reinventing iPhone”.

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Puneet Mehrotra

Puneet Mehrotra is an author and columnist who loves inspiring people and writes on business and technolog

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