“There are two types of tech consumers: Those who upgrade on a fairly regular cycle (about every two years with smartphones) to embrace new technology, and those who upgrade only when they feel they need to,” Brian X. Chen reports for The New York Times. “If you’re in the former camp and own an iPhone that is at least two years old, the decision is obvious: The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are great upgrades.”
“If you have, say, the four-year-old iPhone 5, you will see a great improvement with an iPhone 6S or a 7,” Chen reports. “But taking the leap to the 7 may be a wise bet, even for late technology adopters. Apple is likely to continue making iPhones without headphone jacks, and next year’s iPhone will have a full-screen face with the virtual button built directly into the screen, according to two people at the company who spoke on condition of anonymity because the product details are private.”
“To compete with Apple, rivals may also eliminate the audio jack to make room for faster processors, better batteries and more durable parts,” Chen reports. “Sooner or later, consumers will probably look back at the iPhone’s puberty phase and accept that changes had to be made for the smartphone to mature. I, for one, am looking forward to a future with fewer wires.”
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MacDailyNews Take: One more time: If you always “wait for next year,” you’ll never get anything. We plan to fully enjoy this year with our 256GB Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus units. On that you can safely bet.
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