How to Preorder The iPhone 7
As expected, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today, sans headphone jacks and with dust and water resistance. Here’s how to be among the first to get your hands on one of the new iPhones.
after months of rumors, Apple made the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus official, complete with an upgraded camera, pressure-sensitive home button and nojack. Yes, Apple just started what may be the death of analog audio.
In addition to what had been rumored for months, the iPhone 7 has a few things none of its predecessors had: water and dust resistance (IP67) and stereo speakers. The new pair of iPhones also come with the 64-bit A10 Fusion chip, which is a quad-core CPU with two low-power cores for efficiency as well as two high-performance cores. This A10 Fusion is said to be 40 percent faster than the A9 and 120 times faster than the original iPhone.
They also come in two new colors, a glossy jet black and simply black, with double the previous storage capacities: 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 7 will come with a 12-megapixel camera, while the iPhone 7 Plus will have a second 12-megapixel camera which offers enhanced optical and digital zoom.
In the box, you will also get a pair of Lightning-enabled EarPods, as well as a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter so you can continue to use your existing headphones.
Taking the place of last year’s models, the base model iPhone 7 is priced at $649 and the Plus will start at $769. Each bump in storage capacity will add another $100 to the final price tag, making the most expensive model $969 before taxes.
Preorders begin at 12:01 a.m. PDT on September 9 in the US. At that time, you will be able to place a preorder for an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus online at apple.co/iPhone7preorder or in the Apple Store app on iOS devices
Apple’s preorder system allows you upgrade through your carrier. Just select the phone you want, choose AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile or Sprint, select a color and choose a storage capacity. Follow the prompts from there and wait until the official launch day, which is September 16.
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint
If you have no luck through Apple’s official preorder system, you may have better results going through your carrier of choice. Carriers tend to provide different incentives for ordering an iPhone directly from them, such as better trade-in offers, waived activation fees and spreading installments over 20 or 30 months instead of the standard 24.
No carrier-specific preorder or pricing information has been released yet, so check back here for updates.
Right now, you can preregister with T-Mobile to receive notification when preorders are opened.