Apple launches iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: specs, photos, price, availability in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines - American multinational technology company Apple officially launched today, September 8, their newest flagship device - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dubbed as the "best and most advanced iPhone ever." Find out on this page the specifications, photos, pricing and availability in the Philippines.

Apple launches iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with black color
Apple introduces two all-new black finishes for iPhone 7 and Plus - a beautiful black finish that has an anodized matte appearance, and an innovative jet black finish that has a deep, high-gloss look.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus set the promise of unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day.

“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

The new iPhone features new advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before, more power and performance with the best battery life ever in an iPhone, immersive stereo speakers, wide color system from camera to display, two new beautiful finishes, and is the first water and dust resistant iPhone.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
New Advanced Camera Systems

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boast its new camera systems. The 12-megapixel camera includes optical image stabilization on both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens enable brighter, more detailed photos and videos, and a wide color capture allows for more vibrant colors with more detail. iPhone 7 Plus features the same 12-megapixel wide angle camera as iPhone 7 and adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that together offer optical zoom at two times and up to 10 times digital zoom for photos.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boast new camera system.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus boast new camera system.
Coming later this year, the dual 12-megapixel cameras also enable a new depth-of-field effect, using both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus to capture images, while sophisticated technology including Machine Learning separates the background from the foreground to achieve amazing portraits once possible only with DSLR cameras.

Apple A10 Fusion chip powers new iPhone

The custom-designed A10 Fusion chip gives the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. The A10 Fusion’s CPU now has four cores, seamlessly integrating two high-performance cores that run up to two times faster than iPhone 6, and two high-efficiency cores that are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores. Graphics performance is also more powerful, running up to three times faster than iPhone 6 at as little as half the power, enabling a new level of gaming and professional apps.

Both phones include support for up to 25 LTE bands, for the best worldwide roaming in the industry, and LTE Advanced for three times faster data rates than iPhone 6 at up to 450 Mbps.

Improved Audio experience

The new stereo speakers were built to provide immersive sound that is two times louder than iPhone 6s. It comes with EarPods with Lightning connector to deliver incredible sound, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and accessories.

New AirPods, Apple’s innovative new wireless headphones, weave simplicity and technology together to reinvent the wireless experience making headphones easy to use.

3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
3.5 mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and accessories.
The first water and dust-resistant iPhone

The new jet black finish is accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of anodization and polish for a uniform, glossy finish. An entirely reengineered enclosure results in a water resistant iPhone offering protection like never before against spills, splashes and dust.

Featuring iOS 10, the Biggest iOS release ever

The latest smartphones use iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iOS 10 introduces a huge update to Messages that delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, the ability for Siri to do more by working with apps, new ways to interact with apps and even more places to use 3D Touch, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News apps, and the Home app, delivering a simple and secure way to manage home automation products in one place.

Pricing and availability in the Philippines

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB models starting at US$649 (Php 30, 400), and the new jet black finish will be offered exclusively on the 128GB and 256GB models from, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in rose gold, gold, silver, black, jet black.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in rose gold, gold, silver, black, jet black.
While customers of other countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK, US Virgin Islands and the US) can pre-order the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus beginning Friday, September 9, Apple has no words yet of new devices' availability in the Philippines. It is expected to be released through its telco partners Smart and Globe and various aithorized resellers nationwide.
Apple iphone 7 and plus case different colors
Apple-designed accessories including leather and silicone cases in a range of colors will be available starting at US$35 on
Some speculations say these new iPhones will arrive in the Philippines possibly around October to first week of November 2016 and with SRP around P44,000 to P56,000 for the 32 GB, 128GB and 256GB respectively.

The Summit Express will update this page for the official pricing and availability (unlocked iPhones) as well as postpaid and prepaid pricing ( for Smart and Globe) once announced online.

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