Abans first to launch Apple iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus in grand style

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Abans launched the best, most advanced iPhones ever, the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in grand style at sharp 00.01 am on 11 November at their Abans Apple iStore Race Course Colombo 07 amongst a large gathering of dignitaries and customers . Abans Director Tito Pestonjee, Abans Deputy Director Dinesh Perera, Abans Brand Manager for Apple products Shahastha Bulathsinhala and members of the press and social media were present at the official launch event. 

Apple announced that the official launch time for South Asia was 12 midnight on 10 November, and so Abans were the first to launch the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in Sri Lanka at just one minute after midnight, at 00.01 on 11 November.

Abans recorded phenomenal pre-order (fully paid) sales of 1,500 units even before the official launch and of these 250 lucky customers were first to pre order was invited for the official launch to experience this amazing iPhone for the first time in Sri Lanka and to collect their iPhones. The 250 customers, including Dr. Amila Gunesekera who was the first customer, who pre ordered 2 iPhone 7s by paying from his Nation Trust Bank American Express Credit Card  received gifts of Smart Watches, Screen Protectors and Apple iPhone covers.


The Apple iPhone 7 is the most advanced iPhone ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways an iPhone is used every day. The new iPhone features new advanced camera systems that take pictures like never before, more power and performance with the best battery life ever in an iPhone, immersive stereo speakers, wide colour system from camera to display, two new beautiful finishes, and is the first water and dust resistant iPhone. 

“iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dramatically improve every aspect of the iPhone experience, reaching a new level of innovation and precision to make this the best iPhone we have ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The completely redesigned cameras shoot incredible photos and videos day or night, the A10 Fusion chip is the most powerful chip on any smartphone while delivering the best battery life ever in an iPhone, and an entirely new stereo speaker system provides twice the sound, all within the first water and dust resistant iPhone.”

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are equipped with new advanced camera systems. The 12-megapixel camera includes optical image stabilisation on both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, and a larger ƒ/1.8 aperture and 6-element lens enable brighter, more detailed photos and videos, and a wide colour capture allows for more vibrant colours with more detail. iPhone 7 Plus features the same 12-megapixel wide angle camera as iPhone 7 and adds a 12-megapixel telephoto camera that together offer optical zoom at two times and up to 10 times digital zoom for photos.

The dual 12-megapixel cameras also enable a new depth-of-field effect, using both cameras on iPhone 7 Plus to capture images, while sophisticated technology including Machine Learning separates the background from the foreground to achieve amazing portraits once possible only with DSLR cameras.

Additional camera advancements Include new Apple-designed Image Signal Processor, which processes over 100 billion operations on a single photo in as little as 25 milliseconds, resulting in incredible photos and videos; New 7-megapixel FaceTime HD camera with wide colour capture, advanced pixel technology and auto image stabilisation for even better selfies; and New Quad-LED True Tone flash that is 50 percent brighter than iPhone 6s including an innovative sensor that detects the flickering in lights and compensates for it in videos and photos.


More performance and battery life

The new custom-designed Apple A10 Fusion chip features a new architecture that powers these innovations, making it the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone, while also getting more time between charges with the longest battery life ever in an iPhone. The A10 Fusion’s CPU now has four cores, seamlessly integrating two high-performance cores that run up to two times faster than iPhone 6, and two high-efficiency cores that are capable of running at just one-fifth the power of the high-performance cores. Graphics performance is also more powerful, running up to three times faster than iPhone 6 at as little as half the power, enabling a new level of gaming and professional apps.

Both phones include support for up to 25 LTE bands, for the best worldwide roaming in the industry, and LTE Advanced for three times faster data rates than iPhone 6 at up to 450 Mbps.1 For customers in Japan, iPhone will now support the leading FeliCa contactless technology, bringing the ability to use credit and prepaid cards, including on iD and QuicPay domestic networks, and Suica, Japan’s dominant transit card issued by JR East, the world’s largest transit operator.

Amazing audio experience

New stereo speakers offer amazing and immersive sound that is two times louder than iPhone 6s, offering increased dynamic range of sound and a higher quality speakerphone. The new iPhone comes with EarPods with Lightning connector to deliver incredible sound, as well as a 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter that allows customers to use old headphones and accessories.


 Design that makes a splash

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come in a gorgeous design in silver, gold and rose gold finishes and introduce two all-new black finishes, a beautiful black finish that has an anodised matte appearance, and an innovative jet black finish that has a deep, high-gloss look. The new jet black finish is accomplished through an innovative nine-step process of anodisation and polish for a uniform, glossy finish. An entirely reengineered enclosure results in a water resistant iPhone offering protection like never before against spills, splashes and dust. 

The new iPhone features the brightest, most colourful Retina HD display ever in an iPhone, now with a wide colour gamut for cinema-standard colours, greater colour saturation and the best colour management in the smartphone industry. An all-new, advanced, solid-state Home button on iPhone 7 is designed to be durable and responsive, and working in tandem with the new Taptic Engine, provides more precise and customisable tactile feedback.

Featuring iOS 10, the biggest iOS release ever

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. iOS 10 introduces a huge update to Messages that delivers more expressive and animated ways to message friends and family, the ability for Siri to do more by working with apps, new ways to interact with apps and even more places to use 3D Touch, beautifully redesigned Maps, Photos, Apple Music and News apps, and the Home app, delivering a simple and secure way to manage home automation products in one place. iOS 10 also opens up incredible opportunities for developers with Siri, Maps, Phone and Messages APIs, allowing customers to do more than ever with the apps they love to use.

All Amex Credit Card Holders have to pay just Rs. 6,200 monthly for 20 months interest free instalments and special discount prices for Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus at Abans Apple iStores in Kollupitiya, Maharagama, Racecourse Colombo 07, Rajagiriya, Ratmalana, Kandy City Centre also available in Abans and Abans Elite Showrooms island-wide.