The latest iPhone from Apple is everything we thought it would be and more, but that still doesn’t mean you should buy one.
The iPhone 7 has 50% – 60% more performance, a better camera, is waterproof, has 1-2 hours more battery life, stereo speakers, iOS 10 and awesome new colors. Even with the fake controversy surrounding the removal of the 3.5 mm jack, the iPhone 7 is truly the best iPhone ever made.
So why shouldn’t you buy one?
If you own an iPhone SE, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6S, believe it or not, your current phone is fast enough. No one likes to hear that in our hyper commercialized, you must have the latest and greatest tech toy society, but all hypocrisy aside (I own one) if I weren’t a tech geek, I couldn’t honestly recommend an iPhone 7 to any iPhone customer outside of iPhone 5 owners.
The main reason is because the iPhone 8, 7S, or just iPhone, whatever it’s going to be called, is going to be the definitive iPhone.
In the iPhone 7 we see a preview of what’s to come. Blazing fast speeds, awesome camera, and a design that’s going to flow like one sheet of glass. I know telling people to wait until the next iPhone isn’t a compelling reason for many, but when you consider that most of the gains be they performance, increased screen pixels, or camera, while great, aren’t that much more noticeable to regular humans.
If you take these upgrades away, you’re left with a cool looking iPhone 6/6S that’s waterproof and missing a headphone jack.
I can honestly say that after a week with the iPhone 7 in regular mundane Black (don’t do Jet Black), that even though I notice the upgrades, they aren’t really that significant for most users.
If you think long and hard about it, such is the state of modern tech in general. The Galaxy S7 is not much better than the S6, Windows 10 is not much greater than Windows 8 or 7, or macOS Sierra much better than El Capitan or Yosemite.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket or absolutely, positively have to have the latest phone, you could do worse, like an exploding Note 7, but trust me, as a tech enthusiast and fan of Apple, wait until 2017.