iPhone 7 Sold-Out Status: Pre-Order Backlogs Cleared? 50% More RAM iPhone 7 Plus Compensates For Device Feature Limits?

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 26, 2016 04:22 AM EDT
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iPhone 7 sales over the first pre-order weekend was not announced anymore by Apple. According to the tech giant, pre-order volumes are no longer representative metric since they are sure that the new smartphone would be a hit. In fact, based on Apple's released statement, the company confirmed allocating all of its iPhone 7 Plus stock and has sold all the Jet Black iPhone 7s.

Limited number of iPhone 7 in gold, silver, black and rose gold was made available on Sept. 16 for walk-in customers at all Apple retail stores, as confirmed by the company in a recent interview. Based on the same report, the first volumes of iPhone 7 in jet black and iPhone 7 Plus in all variants were sold out during the online pre-order period, which means will  no longer be available for walk-in customers.

iPhone 7 customers also have another option to order, which is through online. However, this could mean that they will have to wait for the backlog to clear. According to reports, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are indicating a 2 to 3 weeks of wait time on Apple website in the UK and US. Other reports, on the other hand, claim that customers may have to wait up to five weeks for the Apple smartphone to be available, if they are after the new Jet Black variant, ENGadget reported.

Meanwhile, Geekbench, a reputable smartphone benchmarking software has recorded what seems to be a legitimate test of iPhone 7 Plus, revealing a 3 GB of RAM, or 50 percent higher than iPhone 7. Based on reports, this result must provide the bigger handset a notable performance advantage over the smaller product.

Also, it supports the speculation prior the launch event that Apple will likely give iPhone 7 Plus an added RAM. However, this seemed to be tossed when Apple's presentation suggested no difference in performance between the current models.

iPhone 7 fans however believe that this was to prevent presenting iPhone 7 as as lower handset, considering that it lacks iPhone 7 Plus' dual rear camera, Forbes reported.

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