Both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be announced soon, and both may be available by Sept. 16. A new article in Forbes makes the new iPhone 7 series out to be a disappointment.
“As the expectation builds around the iPhone 7 it’s worth remembering that the iPhone 7 family is not going to be a huge leap forward, no matter the exponential graphs of processing power Apple may present.”
The article adds that Apple is waiting until the release of the iPhone 8 in 2017 to provide a smartphone that is truly revolutionary. Some of the commenters after the article disagree with its negative sentiments.
“In related news… Apple will be just fine. Apple had sold a new version of the iPhone every year (with one exception) with incremental upgrades. And had done just fine,” says Harold Richard.
“Why would someone want this year’s iPhone upgrade? Because they own an old model that they want refreshed and they don’t want to wait another year,” states Oneness100, trying to put things in perspective.
One aspect of the new iPhone series that’s being ignored by Apple’s critics is an important one — the fact that both iPhone units may have an increased screen resolution. ZDNet has the news.
“A recent parts leak also suggests that the iPhone 7 will sport an updated display resolution bump, with the 4.7-inch display on the iPhone 7 going full 1080p (a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080), while the iPhone 7 Plus goes up to 2K (a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440).”
The article adds that the iPhone 7 series is also going to remove the headphone jack, will add a second speaker for stereo sound, will swap out the home button for a sensitive touchpad, and the iPhone 7 Plus will have dual cameras. Still, that hasn’t satisfied many Critics. BGR is especially upset about the lack of headphone jack.
“According to a number of credible reports, Apple’s next-gen smartphone will ship without a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. And while Apple isn’t shy about discarding popular technologies to the curb, the 3.5mm headphone jack has literally been around for more than 100 years and is as reliable and durable as it is universal.”
BGR agrees that Apple is taking a risk without including the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, but they aren’t sure if it’s the right kind of risk. It’s important to note that Apple left off the optical drive on the MacBook series five years back and were criticized for that. Then, every laptop manufacturer started leaving off the optical drive.
Mashable, a site that usually praises Apple, published an article titled, “The iPhone 7 sounds like it will be totally boring.”
“When Apple CEO Tim Cook gets on stage this fall and talks about all the great things people are doing with their iPhones and then hands it off to senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller to tell us all about the innovations of the iPhone 7, I’ll be tweeting and snickering about how they should tell us something we didn’t already know,” complained author Raymond Wong, who added that Apple has switched to a new design every three years instead of every two.
There are also some people upset that the iPhone won’t have the new Gorilla Glass 5, like the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will. It looks like we’ll have to wait until 2017 for a major iPhone upgrade, but do you think the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus really sound that bad? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.
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