In the night from Thursday to Friday in Russia started official sales of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The first opportunity to buy new products from Apple was received by the inhabitants of the Far East.
In our country since 16 September, both models can be pre-order in the salons of cellular operators, Apple authorized Resellers, including “Euroset”, “Svyaznoy”, “Eldorado”, as well as in shops, premium Resellers, including iPort, CStore and re:Store.
“This year we are seeing even more buzz than last year. The popularity of the new model is bound, including, with colour and more memory,” – said the press-Secretary of “Beeline” Anna Imasheva.
According to Hi-Tech Mail.Ru cumulatively across all retailers, the number of pre-orders for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus reached 20 000, of which nearly half are operators. Operators “the big three” (MTS, “Beeline” and “MegaFon”) did not disclose the amount of pre-orders this year. A source on the telecommunications market said that one of these operators has more than 2,000 pre-orders across Russia.
According to “Vedomosti”, the number przekazanych in the early days of the devices exceeded the performance of the iPhone 6s in a few times. A member of one of the retailers said that compared to 2015 the number of pre-orders for the iPhone 7 has doubled. According to the representative of another network, over the weekend the preorder for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus exceeded figures for the same period last year 4 times. According to MTS, for the first three days the number of pre-orders for the iPhone 7 in the retail network of MTS in 7 times higher than the number of applications for the iPhone 6s a year earlier.
Pre-order the new iPhone 7 in re:Store doubled last year’s pre-order for the iPhone 6s, noted in the shops. And a spokesman for one of the largest Russian retailers of home appliances and electronics “Eldorado” Yulia Zavyalova said that the pre-order online stopped because it is impossible to satisfy all requests.
The cost of iPhone 7 in our country is 56 990 rubles, and the iPhone 7 Plus in the minimum configuration will cost 67 990 rubles. The cost for last year’s flagship iPhone 6s in Russia decreased to 47 990 rubles.
For the first time, Apple got a version with 256 GB of internal storage. In this configuration, the novelty will cost 74 85 990 and 990 rubles, respectively. The user can select the version of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in gold, silver, rose gold, black and “black onyx”, and the amount of memory can be 32, 128 or 256 GB. The model in color “black onyx” is only available with 128 and 256 GB of internal memory.
Apple calls the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the best smartphones in history. “A new model of iPhone is equipped with advanced cameras that can do incredible imagery, enhanced performance and most durable batteries in the iPhone, stereo speakers, wide color from camera to display, available in two new colors, and for the first time on iPhone — protection against water and dust,” the company said.
On 23 September the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in the following countries: Andorra, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Guernsey, Greenland, Greece, Jersey, Iceland, Qatar, Cyprus, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Isle of man, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia.