The iPhone 7 is a 4.7-inch smartphone, which replaces the older iPhone 6S as the flagship device in Apple’s lineup.
While the overall form factor is strikingly similar to the iPhone 6S, the iPhone 7 features hardware changes that have made some call the device “deeply unusual”. Specifically, the iPhone’s iconic home button is no longer a physical button; instead, it gives the impression of a button using pressure sensors and haptic vibration motors. In addition, the iPhone 7 is, for the first time, dust proof, water resistant, and lacking a traditional audio jack. The latter change was the subject of much speculation and discussion by bloggers and early adopters.
Internally, the iPhone 7 has some drool-worthy upgrades, including the A10 Fusion processor, which is about 40 percent faster than the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6S. All around, the iPhone 7 is a fantastic addition to Apple’s lineup!
Even with the savings you’d get by buying a used phone, the iPhone 7 is still a high-end model with a price tag to match. And the phone itself is fantastic but, like everything, it is not for everyone, especially considering the other great devices available at similar price points. Keep reading for a break down of the pros and cons of this phone.
1. You want the latest iPhone and you want it now
This is a totally legitimate reason! Critics say that the iPhone 7 is one of the most interesting, opinionated, powerful phones Apple has ever shipped. It is a confident expression of the company’s vision and a statement about how it sees smartphones fitting into our lives in the future.
2. You want features exclusive to the iPhone 7
Lusting over a phone with 256GB of storage? Need something you can accidentally drop in the pool? The iPhone 7 is the only iPhone that can provide you with these two features. This makes the iPhone 7 particularly attractive for people with monster music libraries or people who know they will be subjecting their phone to the elements.
1. You can’t get over the headphone jack thing
Again, this is a legitimate reason! Apple provides an adapter but if you have traditional wired headphones, you might be annoyed having to carry this around with you.