When you buy the new Apple iPhone, you expect people to take notice. But with the launch of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, not a lot has changed. So when you purchase the latest iPhone device starting at $649 for the 32GB iPhone 7 version, going all the way up to $969 for the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus, no one can tell the difference from its predecessors baring a couple of minute details. There is more if you have the patience to read…
From the design point of view, it is really hard to tell the difference between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6s. The only visible difference is the larger camera size and the change in design of the antenna lines. The LCD display on iPhone 7 cannot quite compete with the vibrant high-end OLED screens fitted to Samsung devices. Battery life has been reported to be poor and the phone does not last the entire day. Although Apple may claim otherwise buy the iPhone 7 has worse battery life than its predecessor iPhone 6s.
To make matters worse, the iPhone 7 takes a hell of a lot of time to charge. Reviewers have found that it takes at least two hours to fully charge the iPhone 7. Also, the home button now is a pressure sensitive pad which needs skin contact to work as it works on capacitive touch. Hence, one cannot unlock the phone with gloves or nails. Another major glitch is with its jet black color option which reportedly gets easily scratched up. Reviews have pointed out that dust and dirt inevitably works their way in between the case and the phone.
With the 3.5mm headphone socket gone, users need to use the new wireless headphones to listen to music or plug wired headphones into the iPhone 7’s charging port, meaning you can’t charge your iPhone 7 and listen to music at the same time unless you buy an expensive adapter.
If you already have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, we don’t really see the point to upgrade. iPhone enthusiasts are advised to wait till next year for the iPhone 8 when Apple plans to revamp the smartphone and give it all the bells and whistles.