It seems like most advertisements and people are always talking about how good things are and how it is imperative that you go out and buy the latest and greatest device on the market. Well, we have some other news for you. We are going to take a few moments of your day to advise you of some of the nuances to think about before upgrading to the new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. So, before you sell an iPhone take a gander at what we think may be important to consider before buying the newest fad.
The design hasn’t changed much from the iPhone 6. Apple usually has some pretty apparent and significant changes between models. And aside from the antennae bands and the dual camera lens on the 7 Plus, you’re not getting much of a physical change. When you upgrade to the newest model in the past Apple has generally been pretty good to us about giving us a newer look and feel. But this time they just kind of left us out there to dry. Of course on the bottom of the device there’s a pretty big change and we will get to that soon. But overall, expect more of the same in regards to design and feel. Now, Apple is still using the high grade quality materials so don’t stress over that much.
The display definitely needs some improvement. The iPhone 7 is still only providing a 720p display. And the 7 Plus is a bit better with a 1080p display. Compared to the other flagship devices of as far back as 2014 that offer Quad `hd displays, they just aren’t giving you the best of the best yet. Obviously it’s not the end of the world if you don’t have a Quad HD display. The Quad HDs takes a heavier toll on the battery so that’s a bit of a downer. However, when you compare these to the Samsung S7 series that have a Quad HD Super AMOLED display that are much brighter and vibrant and allow the images to spread right to the top of the display due to their tiny bezels. In that aspect the iPhone 7 just does not compare.
No Headphone Jack:
By now everyone is aware of the new technology that Apple applied to their headphones. And have thus discontinued the use of a regular 3mm headphone port. Now you have to have an adaptor, or dongle as it’s called, for anything that plugs into the iPhone. At first this seems like it wouldn’t be much of a problem, but if you lose that dongle you must purchase other ones at at least $10 a pop. How many headphones have you seen in stores with the Lightning Connection? Our guess is next to zero. There is always the option to get a pair of Bluetooth headphones. But then again, they aren’t running that cheap either. And that’s just another added cost that the consumer has to bear instead of keeping the regular headphone jack.
No Wireless Charging:
Why hasn’t Apple offered wireless charging yet? It seems like the Android devices tend to be leading the pack when it comes to this type of enginuity. Ok, so by now you may have seen on YouTube how you can create your own wireless charging device for your iPhone. But should we iPhone users really have to reinvent the wheel just to maintain modernity? We don’t think so and we don’t like the idea that we still cannot wirelessly charge our phones.
This is a very subjective to what model you prefer. If you’re looking at buying the 7 it’s about $700-$800 and the 7 Plus is $800-$900. Now if you add on a couple common accessories like a case and some Airpods you’re going to easily crest the $1000 threshold for one smartphone; and that’s just kind of insane. There are cheaper a more affordable options on the market that don’t sacrifice build and specs like the Axon 7 that will only set you back around $400.
As always the choice is up to you and if you feel that you need the most up-to-date, yet out-of-date iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, then by all means go and get one. We would never think any less of you for conquering your desires.