Apple has begun the sale of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and few users have reported their first experiences with the device. As user reviews pour in, statistics on the selling count is also surfacing online. While the number of units sold so far is not known, latest figures reveal that the iPhone 7 Plus is more in demand than the iPhone 7.
Slice Intelligence has posted data that claims that the selling ratio of the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 is at 55 percent to 45 percent . The larger variant outshines the smaller variant by a relatively large margin. This is also the first time the larger variant is more dominant in sales than the base variant, since its first introduction in 2014. The firm has published data of previous generation phones as well.
In 2014, when the larger variant was first introduced, the iPhone 6 outsold the iPhone 6 Plus by 65 percent to 35 percent. The very next year, the margin was reduced, but the iPhone 6s still remained dominant with 59 percent of sales, while the iPhone 6s Plus contributed to 41 percent of sales.
However this year, apparently because of the introduction of new camera hardware, the Plus variant is more in demand. The iPhone 7 Plus sports a dual camera setup for better photography. There are two 12-megapixel lenses – one wide-angle and one telephoto for more zoom. It also features optical image stabilisation.
This year, Apple has introduced new storage variants – 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB – and has removed the 3.5mm audio jack. The Home Button gets Force Touch, and is capacitive responding to pressure. Early users have reported a hissing sound in the iPhone 7 Plus when put the heavy usage, and many are blaming the powerful A10 Fusion chipset for the noise.