When Apple unveiled its biggest phone – the iPhone 7, in September 2016, many iPhone consumers waited to see what will be included or excluded. No sooner had it been launched than it sold out before the official launch date! That’s how much this product is in demand – the price notwithstanding.
Canadian consumers have to fork out CAD899 compared to the American consumers who pay USD649 for the 32GB iPhone 7. While the iPhone 7 Plus retails for CA$1,049 and based on the average workers’ hourly wage ($25.46), it would take an average Canadian a week to pay off the 32 GB iPhone 7.
Interestingly, this phone costs the same price as the 11-inch MacBook Air. But, all iPhone users swear by this phone. Once you use it, it’s difficult to use another phone – due to the convenience and the countless abilities it has.
In fact demand for iPhones in Canada has increased over the years and now with the release of the iPhone 7, there may not be enough to sell for Christmas. So if you are thinking of buying that as a Christmas gift, it’s best to buy now and read through the blog to see the best accessories to go with it.
But first things first…
Outstanding features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
The headphone jack is gone! Apparently, it took up so much space and Apple has replaced it with stereo speakers.
They are both water and dust resistant – if you really want to dunk them in water, you’d have to take them up to 1 meter under for 30 minutes to completely soak it in water.
It has a front camera and two rear 12-megapixel cameras with a f/1.8 aperture lens
Shot on an iPhone 7 plus. This camera gives me feelings. pic.twitter.com/iW1TXV7wkO
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) November 9, 2016
It has a lighting port for headphones
It runs on iOS 10 operating system
They both have aluminum bodies and are curved around the corners instead of slashing across the back.
They have the same screen size as the iPhone 6 and they are 25% brighter than 6S
It has a high-gloss finish which makes it susceptible to scratches and fingerprint marks
The home button is re-engineered. Apple added a taptic engine in its place. Instead of the usual button, this flat solid surface can be used to open several functions on your phone
In view of the features, you may want to consider buying the following accessories for your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus
- Spigen Car Mount
It’s a magnetic mount that magnetically to your phone that’s clipped on your car’s air conditioning vents
- Smart battery case
It has a dual purpose. You can charge your battery case and your phone simultaneously.
- Bluetooth adapter
It has a regular audio jack that allows you to enjoy your wired headphones wirelessly
- iPhone Case
Since the phone is susceptible to scratches this case is made with shock-absorbing patterns both on the interior and exterior ensuring maximum protection
— Melissa Moreno (@Mel_Rose_More) November 9, 2016
- iXpand Flash Drive
In place of the headphone jack, Apple has included a pair of earbuds plus a lighting converter in the box when you buy the phone. The downside of this is that you won’t be able to listen to music and charge your phone simultaneously unless you use a dongle
- Slip Bluetooth Tracker
- Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones
This headphone cancels any noises
- Portable Charger
It has a Lighting input, Micro USB input, and it comes with a cable that you can use to charge your phone and external battery
- Charging Stand
This stand can be used to charge the iPhone as well as the Apple watch. It can hold the watch steadily and in a comfortable viewing angle
- Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
It comes with rechargeable battery that gives almost 8 hours of playtime. It also comes with a sweat-proof warranty so you can use them to work out as well.
(All images courtesy of Apple and themost10.com)