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No, You Don’t Need to Upgrade to an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus

Apple's newest offering, the iPhone 7
Apple’s newest offering, the iPhone 7

The question we get asked a lot these days is this:

Should I upgrade to the iPhone 7 if I already have (insert current flagship here regardless if Android or iOS)?

And our answer? Not really. From what we’ve seen the biggest changes the iPhone 7 brings to the table are the following: improved camera, better performance, water resistance, and improved battery life. iOS 10, the software part, is available for older iPhones so no point putting it in the advantage list. On the cons side, there’s the removal of the headphone jack which can be an annoying thing for a lot of everyday consumers. Personally I don’t find it an issue since I’m a huge fan of wireless headphones (loving the Jaybird X2).

>>>See Also: Spec Shootout – Apple iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, LG V20, Huawei P9 Plus<<<

Simply put, there’s no major reason to upgrade, especially if you already have a 2015-2016 flagship. If you’re on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6S, you’ll get a feeling of having a new phone anyway once you download iOS 10. Get the iPhone 7 if you are really due for an upgrade, say you’re still on the iPhone 5S or an old Android device.

What’s probably worth upgrading to is the next iPhone in 2017. That’s the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone and we’re hoping that Apple will go all out in trying to innovate and reinvent the iPhone experience on the hardware side. By that time more audio companies would have probably already adopted to the disappearance of the audio jack (haha) so we should have access to more accessories by then.

So yeah, the iPhone 7 is the best iPhone yet. But it’s not enough to make us say “GO GET IT NOW GUYS”.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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