September 11, 2016 by at Andorra
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iPhone 7 pre-orders open

Apple released the next generation of the iPhone at its annual September event this week - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

At the launch event in San Francisco, the company revealed an upgraded iPhone that, while aesthetically similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, has several important differences, including a pressure-sensitive home button, better camera, a faster processor and improved battery life, as well as having no headphone jack.

It also comes in a new range of colours and a starting size of 32GB.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus - hands onPlay!01:37
 

Now available for pre-orders

Pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have opened online. Many models of the phone are already in high demand, with pre-orders pushing back shipping dates on Apple’s website.

The handsets are due to start shipping on September 16, but the company's site listed the jet black iPhone 7 Plus as shipping in November just hours after orders opened, with other colours set to take 2-3 weeks. 

Before orders opened reports suggested that supply could be limited at launch, with the Nikkei Asian Review claiming that problems with faulty components could lead to the phone being sold out.

 Wireless Airpods for the new iPhone 7
 Wireless Airpods for the new iPhone 7CREDIT: EPA

How much will it cost?

For the last two years the cheapest model of the latest iPhone has cost £539 but the new iPhone 7 price will start at £599 for the 32GB model.

The iPhone 7:

  • £599 for 32GB
  • £699 for 128GB
  • £799 for 256GB

The iPhone 7 Plus:

  • £719 for 32GB
  • £819 for 128GB 
  • £919 for 256GB