iPhone 7 Review – Surprisingly Difficult to Recommend

Another year, another iPhone, and for 2016 we get the iPhone 7. For many, especially Apple fans, it has been anticipated with much excitement. However, once it has been finally revealed to the masses, there were some that turned their smiles upside-down. It has been touted to have features to have never been seen before on an Apple phone, especially when you count the now lost 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. While it does offer more unique features that past iPhone models, especially with the camera which is now better-than-ever, would this 7th major iteration make you want to replace your older iPhone? It is still quite difficult to say, because there aren’t a lot of groundbreaking things that would want to make you upgrade to it.

iPhone 7 Review - Surprisingly Difficult to Recommend

The iPhone 7 Says Goodbye to the Headphone Jack

When it comes to the design of the iPhone 7, well, there’s nothing much to talk about it, particularly because Apple already got the formula as to how their famed smartphone line looks like, and for the most part it works really well. In fact, it is made to look too well that there are other smartphones in the market, even those powered by Android, that are imitating the look of Apple’s handset (in one way or another). So if you’re already used to using an iPhone 6 or 6S, then you will immediately feel right at home.

Then there’s the missing headphone jack, which has been rumored for quite a long time. For those who don’t know about it yet, the Apple iPhone 7 is now missing the traditional 3.5-millimeter headphone jack. However, the Cupertino, California-based tech firm already knew about the oncoming complaints about the general public that they’ve included an adapter within the standard packaging. While it does look a bit awkward when using it, at least you won’t have to replace your headphones any time soon just for the new phone.

One new feature that is good that comes with the new iPhone models is that they are now water resistant. Hence, you (or your wallet) won’t cry any more once you accidentally spill water or other liquids on it. Apple may not be the first company to make their phones water resistant, but it is a neat feature to have nonetheless.

Other great features included in the iPhone 7 includes a better battery life and a larger internal storage space right off the bat. Speaking of the latter, if you’re expecting the new smartphone to finally have a microSD card slot, then you will be really disappointed. Ultimately, while the new Apple iPhone has some great new features and an improved performance, if you own an iPhone 6 or 6S, then it there’s nothing much to laud about for the new phone.


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