Apple iPhone 7 Philippines Unboxing Photos, Video : 128GB Gold Version from Kimstore

"Kim, do you already have Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus units there?" I asked my friend Kim Lato of Kimstore the other day.

She quickly replied "Yes, Mark. Come on over! You can do your unboxing here. Anna will assist you."

Giddy, I immediately drove to Kimstore's Headquarters located just a couple of kilometers away from our house.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines, Mark Milan Macanas
And I finally got my hands on the iPhone 7!

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines

This is how the packaging looks, TP Friends.

It has an outer plastic case that's kept together by sticker lines, which means that you can just pull those out to release the box inside. Kindly watch the video below to see how that works.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
The box looks largely identical to that of the iPhone 6s. However, whereas the face of last year's iPhone was printed and embossed on top of the box, this 2016 the image of the iPhone 7's back is seen on the cover. 

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
I have the 128GB Gold variant.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
Check out the complete retail package, including the unit itself, the standard travel charger, Apple Earpods, USB to Lightning Cable, and the sleeve containing documentation.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
Because the iPhone 7 lacks a 3.5mm audio jack, the included Earpods comes with this free Lightning port adapter for the audio jack.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
The carton sleeve contains the user guide, product information, the pin for ejecting the nanoSIM card tray, and - of course - the Apple stickers!

Here's the Apple iPhone 7 in the flesh:

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
Its face looks almost the same as that of iPhone 6 and 6s. The main difference, in terms of the build, is that the home button is no longer clickable.

The Apple iPhone 7 sports a 4.7-inch Retina Display and a 7 MegaPixel FaceTime HD camera in front that can also record Full HD videos.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
On the right panel, we have the power button and the tray for the SIM card.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
On the left, we'll find the Silent Switch and the volume up and down buttons.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
The loud speaker, microphone, and lightning port are located at the rear. No more 3.5mm audio jack.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines
Nothing on top. It's completely smooth.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines, Apple iPhone 7 Back

In terms of looks, the biggest difference between the iPhone 7 versus the iPhone 6s is that the newer model no longer has antenna lines at the back near the rear and the top, giving it a 'cleaner' look. Also, the 2016 model has a larger camera module compared to its predecessor.

Apple iPhone 7 Philippines

Watch my exclusive unboxing of the Apple iPhone 7 128GB Gold Variant!

Apple iPhone 7 is now up for purchase at Kimstore 'Your Trusted Online Store'. Prices start at Php 38,500 for the 32GB version of the Cupertino company's 2016 flagship handset.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Apple iPhone 7
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : High-end (Flagship Level)
Dimensions : 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Weight : 138 grams
Available Colors : Gold, Silver, Rose Gold, Black, Jet Black
Operating System : iOS 10
Display : Retina display, 4.7 inches (~326 ppi pixel density) widescreen, 1,334 x 750 pixels, LED-backlit IPS Display, Multi-Touch display, 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical), Wide color display (P3), 625 cd/m2 max brightness (typical), Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles, Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front, Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, 3D Touch
Processor : Quad Core Apple A10 Fusion Processor with embedded M10 Motion coprocessor, Hexa-Core Graphics chip
Memory : 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options, non-expandable
Camera :
Rear: All-new 12 MegaPixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Optical image stabilization, Digital zoom up to 5x, Live Photos with stabilization, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Body and face detection, Quad-LED True Tone flash. Sapphire crystal lens cover, Backside illumination sensor, Hybrid IR filter, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Exposure control, Noise reduction, Auto HDR for photos, Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels), Burst Mode, Timer Mode, Photo geotagging

Front FaceTime HD camera: 7 MP photos, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Burst mode, Backside illumination sensor, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Auto image stabilization, Face and body detection
Video Capture :
Main: 4K video recording (3840 by 2160) @ 30 fps, 1080p Full HD @ 60 frames per second, 720p @ 240fps
Features ~ Optical Image Stabilization for Videos, Cinematic video stabilization, Continuous autofocus video Take still photo while recording video, Digital zoom up to 3x, Quad-LED True Tone flash, Face and Body detection, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps
Front: 1080p up to 30 frames per second, Facetime over Wifi or Cellular, Auto HDR for photos and videos
Audio and Video Playback :
Video: AirPlay Mirroring to Apple TV support at 720p
AirPlay video streaming to Apple TV (3rd generation) at up to 1080p and Apple TV (2nd generation) at up to 720p
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit
Ports : 9-pin Lightning dock connector
Connectivity : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology, LTE, NFC, VoLTE, GPS, GLONASS
Network (TBC): GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)
CDMA model A1429*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)
GSM model A1429*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Barometer, 3-axis Gyroscope, Fingerprint identity sensor
SIM Card Type : Single NanoSIM

Battery (TBC): Built-in Rechargeable Non-removable 1,960 mAh Li-Ion
Uptime : Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 10 Days
Internet use: Up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, up to 14 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 13 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Notable Features : New Camera with QuadTone LED Flash, Improved FaceTime HD front cam, Apple A10 Chipset with M10 Co-Processor, IP67 Dust-and-Water-Resistance, New Jet Black premium color
Announcement : September 8, 2016 (1:30 AM Manila Time)
Availability : Apple's Key Markets: September 16, 2016,
TP Guesstimate for the Philippines: October to November 2016 via Smart and Authorized Apple Resellers
Official Release Date in the Philippines : TBA
Price :
Kimstore: Starts at Php 38,500

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