Should I Upgrade to the iPhone 7?

Should I Upgrade to the iPhone 7?

Published by Carly on Sep 23rd 2016

Should I Upgrade to the iPhone 7?

Now that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have had their grand releases, you’re probably thinking, “Should I upgrade?” These new devices from Apple have a list of features that might interest you. We’ll help you decide, which, if either, is the right upgrade for you.

  1. Water Resistance: Similar to several Samsung devices that have boasted this feature for a while, the iPhone is now water-resistant. What does this mean? Well according to Apple, it means that the iPhone 7 is splash and water-resistant. So, you probably shouldn’t take it for a swim in the ocean or expect to use it under water. However, if you drop it briefly in shallow water, most people say that the phone comes out fine.
  2. Missing Headphone Jack: As rumored, the iPhone 7 is missing a headphone jack. Instead, Apple has a few options for earphone devices. First and foremost, the wireless Apple Airpods have hit the scene. These wireless ear buds has a 24-hour battery life and also have smart capabilities of their own. The alternative to AirPods is to use a dongle adapter, which converts the USB-C port on the iPhone 7 into something you can plug regular headphones into. This is getting complaints from some and praises from others, so it all really comes down to your preferences.
  3. Pressure Sensitive Screen: Though the outward design of the iPhone 7 is familiar, the little circle “home button” is no longer a clickable. However, the circle remained in tact in order to maintain fingerprint reading. So, instead of a clickable home button, the screen is pressure-sensitive, (this technology was originally launched on the iPhone 6S).
  4. Dual Lens Camera: The 7 Plus features a new addition to the iPhone camera, the dual lens. This makes the iPhone 7 plus the first phone to ever use a dual camera. One lens is identical to the iPhone 7, but the second is a telephoto lens, which makes the real difference. This additional lens allows for twice the optical zoom of the traditional iPhone camera, which is just one of many features.
  5. Faster Processor: The iPhone 7 is definitely bringing speed, with Apple boasting that the device will deliver 40% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster graphic performance through these devices , when compared to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
  6. Outer Shell: While The outward similarities between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 means that they are almost identical phones, there are still some design differences between then. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are constructed with the toughest aluminum that Apple has ever used on an iPhone, which plays a role in the water-resistance of the device.

iPhone 7 vs. iPhone 7 Plus

If you’re feeling compelled by the newest iPhone features and you’re ready to take the upgrade plunge, how do you decide which device to get? There are a few differences between the devices, including price, which will help you determine which one is right for you.


Similar to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the specs between the two devices vary slightly, as you can see below. Ultimately, the iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen while the 7 Plus boasts a 5.5-inch screen, which some prefer.

iPhone 7 – 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in and 4.87 oz.

iPhone 7 Plus – 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 in and 6.63 oz.

The differences between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus can truly be boiled down to two things: size and camera. If you’re interested in higher quality, cutting edge photos from your mobile device, then the iPhone 7 Plus is your choice, hands down.


For most people, price is a consideration when choosing smartphones in an upgrade. With this iPhone reveal came a new class of storage options (and prices) as laid out below.

iPhone 7 – 32GB ($649), 128GB ($749), 256GB ($849)

iPhone 7 Plus – 32GB ($769), 128GB ($869), 256GB ($969)

Obviously, if price is a consideration, then the iPhone 7 still offers a phenomenal user experience and the potential for a TON of storage, at a lesser price than the 7 Plus. Whichever you choose, it is clear that Apple has a phone to offer everyone.

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