The iPhone 7 is expected to go on sale in Thailand on October 21st, according to reports in Thai media.
The release date is earlier than that of its predecessors, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, which both went on sale on October 31st.
While the aforementioned date is yet to be officially confirmed by Apple publicly, industry insiders claim that October 21st is the scheduled date that the iPhone 7 will go on and that Thailand’s official Apple retailers and major telecommunications are already gearing up for the launch of the Apple’s new flagship smartphone.
Typically it’s the third wave of a release when Apple makes its new iPhone available in Thailand.
The first wave saw the iPhone 7 go on sale on September 16th in major markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, China, Australia and Germany, among others.
The second wave of releases happened on September 23rd where the iPhone 7 was launched in countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Poland.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will then go on sale in India on October 7, before officially launching in Thailand two weeks later.
This week saw the start of the Thailand Mobile Expo in Bangkok with AIS, Truemove and DTAC and all offering bug reduction on the iPhone 6 and 6S in a bid to shift remaining inventory ahead of the official launch of the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 saw Apple bring a number of new features to its new smartphone, including a new black colour option, which is available in two versions: jet black and matte black. The jet black has a shiny gloss finish and has proved hugely popular in other countries, despite Apple warning that it is prone to scratching easily.
Perhaps most controversial of all the new features is the removal of the headphone jack, replaced with a new Lightning Port and AirPods. There is also a redesigned home button, complete with Apple’s haptic feedback.
Under the hood, Apple has included its new A10 Fusion quad core chip , which offers faster processing and helps to improve battery efficiency.
The iPhone 7 gets a new 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, which should offer improved performance in low light. The front facing 7MP should be more than enough for all those selfies.
The iPhone 7 Plus comes with the interesting dual camera on the rear, with 12+12MP. The camera includes a regular telephoto, as well as a wide angle lens, which offers 2X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom.