iPhone7
iPhone7

The debate between iOS and other Android mobile phones is a continuous one. Though everybody has a different taste and mental capabilities to deal with tech gadgets; in our humble opinion, a phone needs to be simple enough that you don’t have to figure it out all the time. That is the reason that I always choose an Apple iPhone over any other mobile. Right from the 3G / 4G era into the modern world of iPhone7, I have and will always go for it.

There are numerous reasons to back up this loyalty of ours with the good old Apple. For example, music-makers should be warned there is no real alternative to Apple’s GarageBand on Android or the many professional-grade audio tools that exist on iOS. There is also no direct equivalent to Apple’s iMovie, although there is a growing number of tools on Android that handles parts of that app’s features.

However, the most important reason would be the security and peace of mind that comes with an iPhone.

Although Android phones provide the users with a lot of customization freedom, this also means your handset is now open to malware attacks that can snoop on things as personal as banking details, personal data or other serious threats.

So,  it was that difficult time of the year when we were faced with the choice to either spend a whopping PKR 83,000 to 105,000/- on an iPhone7 / 7 Plus, with an international guarantee or go some other way. Well, you guessed it right, we totally dished out those hard earned rupees, and it is not easy to buy iPhone7 in Pakistan. As a jubilant customer, I can safely say that I made the right choice, despite some of the negative rumours.

Although when Apple released its much-anticipated iPhone7 and 7 Plus, nobody was quite ready for the same body specs as those of iPhone6 / 6 Plus. It is usually expected for a new model to have major makeover size wise and the following year S version has the minor tweaks and software updates. But this year, the size was the only thing constant, the rest of the package was refreshing and yet beautifully familiar.

What Apple ultimately did for the specs of iPhone7 was create two world-class smartphones that skew more toward “safe” than “state of the art”.

The phone comes with storage capacity ranging from 35GB to 256GB. The iPhone7 has a better battery than before, a more color-rich screen, a vastly improved camera and plenty of horsepower thanks to its new A10 Fusion chipset. If you’re looking for newfangled features (or a headphone jack, for that matter), you’ll have to search elsewhere. This was one of the major gambles that iPhone7 decided to move on with because of it either being a miss or a hit with the consumer.

Although it does take some getting used to with the lack of a headphone jack, and in our case some fumbling in our handbags to find the wireless Air Pods; but it is certainly a new experience and a rather enjoyable one. Another big change and a very welcoming one were the waterproofing feature that Apple has introduced in iPhone7. While it’s not thrilling enough to warrant an immediate upgrade from last year’s 6s, the iPhone7 is nonetheless an excellent smartphone.

Pros

  • IP67 water resistance
  • Speedy quad-core A10 Fusion processor
  • A fresh approach to design with new colour options
  • Enhanced camera with OIS
  • 3D Touch Home button

Cons

  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • The third year of Apple using the same basic design
  • No prominent changes compared to iPhone 6s
  • Increased prices internationally
  • Glossy Jet Black choice is expected to be scratch proof

The trusted iMessage and Facetime options are so comfortable to use and without any hiccups like Note 4 that requires a restart every 5-6 hours just to reboot the MMS function. Additionally, no matter what they say, the apps still comes to iOS first, while the timely software updates and an incredibly fast touch screen are a bonus. So it is safe to say that it is a technological transition into the future technology of mobile phones and Apple was brave enough to make this leap. Hence, even with the high prices of iPhone7 in Pakistan, it is a good investment.