After months of fervent speculation, the iPhone 7 is finally here and you’re itching to throw some money at it.
The iPhone 7 features a 4.7in Retina HD display with wide colour gamut, is powered by the A10 Fusion chip giving it a longer battery life, and runs on iOS 10. The device also sports an improved 12MP camera with optical image stabilization and a 7MP front-facing camera. As predicted, Apple has removed the 3.5mm headphone jack giving the iPhone an overall cleaner design, and making it (finally) water and dust resistant.
On top of those features, the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5in display and an additional 12MP wide-angle and telephoto camera that offers 2x optical zoom and up to 10x digital zoom for photos.
They’re scheduled to ship on 16 September but if you want first dibs, you’ll be able to place a pre-order from 9 September at the Apple Store. The 32GB iPhone 7 costs S$1048, while a 32GB iPhone 7 Plus costs S$1248.
Both the 7 and 7 Plus are available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB versions, and will come in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver as well as two new colours - Jet Black (high gloss finish) and Black (matte finish).
Singtel has confirmed that it will be offering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus from 16 September. You can pre-register for the phones from 12pm, Thursday, 8 September here.
A 128GB iPhone 7 will cost S$538 on the Combo 3 mobile plan at S$62.90/mth, and give you 300mins talktime, 1200 SMSes and 3GB of data plus another 2GB of Singtel WiFi which is available at hotspots across Singapore. Singtel wiFi usage is unlimited until March 2017 for customers who sign up now.
If you mostly use data on your phone, there’s also the option of Singtel's Easy Mobile plans that allow you to customise a mobile plan that suits your needs. The S$65/mth plan could get you 6.25GB of data, 225 minutes of talktime and 250 SMSes, with the 128GB iPhone 7 costing S$527.
The big green telco has released their own plans for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, hot on the heels of M1 and Singtel. Pricing starts from S$561 for the 32GB iPhone 7 and S$742 for the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus on the 4G 3 plan. Like M1, you'll realise that the 32GB iPhone 7 costs the same as the 16GB iPhone 6s while the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus costs just a smidge more (around S$26) than the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus.
Want to make it a combo? You might be better off mixing things up with HomeHub Go (15GB mobile plan, up to 5 mobile lines and fibre broadband and tv) and SurfHub (up to 24GB data and fibre broadband).
M1 has released their price plans for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. If you've been bracing yourself for higher prices because of the higher storage options of the phones, there's good news.
If you look at the prices for the other iPhones on the M1 site, you'll see the 32GB iPhone 7 costs the same as the 16GB iPhone 6s. It's the same for the higher storage variants of the iPhone 7. However, the 32GB iPhone 7 Plus costs a tad more than the 16GB iPhone 6s Plus at S$880 compared to S$850, which is still reasonable considering it's double the storage space and rear cameras. So now's as good a time as any to upgrade.