In just a few days, Apple's latest and greatest iPhones will hit shelves across the world. In classic fashion, Apple has given consumers a choice by keeping last year's model available. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus now sell for a discounted price alongside the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. For those who may be upgrading from an older phone but don't necessarily need the most expensive option, how does the iPhone 7 compare to the iPhone 6s? The size, weight and form factors are virtually the same. Here are some of the major differences between the two model lines for consideration.
iPhone 7 Plus
As expected, Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last week. Much of the ensuing buzz has centered around Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. Like it or not, this still leaves two options to connect headphones to the latest iPhone models: wireless Bluetooth audio or wired headphones. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this change, with many Apple fans believing that the company will ship the iPhone 7 with wireless AirPods. Let's bring some clarity to what's happened.
The iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 are now available for pre-order through apple.com. Apple's next-generation handsets start at $649 for the 4.7-inch, 32GB model, and $769 for the 5.5-inch, 32GB Plus model. Both devices are available in Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. The new Jet Black color option is only available in the 128GB or 256GB options. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will begin shipping on September 16.
With Apple's media event just three days away, could there possibly be more leaks surrounding the next generation iPhone? You betcha. AppleInsider has detailed a research note issued by the one and only KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo's sources have not only confirmed some iPhone 7 predictions, but added to the list of expectations for Wednesday's keynote.
Apple yesterday added a 2TB tier to its iCloud service giving iOS users 4 different storage options starting at $0.99 a month. Apple previously only offered three options with the highest being 1TB for $9.99. The new 2TB tier is $19.99 per month.The new option could be due to a new macOS Sierra feature that automatically uploads all saved files to a your iCloud drive so they can be easily shared across all devices. The new iCloud tier arrived one day after Apple sent out invitations for its iPhone 7 event on September 7th. iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are both expected to launch alongside the next-generation iPhone at the event.