Apple’s “latest iPhone 7 flagship product is faster, thinner and water-resistant, and comes in more colors to boot,” Roger Cheng and Shara Tibken report for CNET. “What may frustrate many fans, however, is that the new marquee feature — a dual-lens camera with a wide-angle lens and a telescopic lens capable of zooming to 10x — can be found only on the iPhone 7 Plus. There’s something to get excited about, but only if you’re willing to pony up the premium for the larger model.”

“Apple has taken this two-pronged approach since the debut of its first jumbo iPhone, the 6 Plus, in 2014. But the gap between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is wider, and that underscores a philosophical change at Apple,” Cheng and Tibken report. “Co-founder Steve Jobs wanted to build a single phone for everyone. Now you have to get the iPhone 7 Plus to get the company’s true flagship phone and its best feature.”

iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus

“Some folks may simply prefer the more compact iPhone 7 and consider the hefty iPhone 7 Plus, which fits into what the industry refers to as the ‘phablet'” category, too unwieldy,” Cheng and Tibken report. “The decision is complicated by the fact that choosing the smaller iPhone 7 means choosing the lesser version.”

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