Apple unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in a press event in San Francisco last week.
While it is always big news whenever Apple announces the next iPhone models due to the new features and improvements, there will always be criticism surrounding these new devices.
The iPhone 7 is certainly powerful and worthy to be called a premium device, but here are the top seven things we hate about the upcoming smartphone.
Headphone Jack Removed
The first thing on the list is arguably the biggest complaint that users have for the iPhone 7. Apple has decided to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the device in favor of a Lightning port, and will include Lightning EarPods and a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter in the smartphone’s box upon purchase.
With the headphone jack replaced by a Lightning port, it has now become more difficult and more expensive to charge the iPhone 7 and listen to music at the same time.
AirPods Not Included
Apple’s new wireless earbuds not only look great, but they are efficient as well. AirPods, which are said to have a 24-hour battery life thanks to its charging case, automatically activate once they sense that they are worn, and can connect to all of the user’s Apple devices and even Siri.
The problem, however, is that AirPods are not included with an iPhone 7 purchase. They will cost $159, and absent-minded owners will need to be extra careful not to misplace the wireless earbuds.
No Wireless Charging
Wireless charging capabilities have made it very convenient for users of supported smartphones to recharge their devices without worrying about tangled wires. Apple is seemingly focused on going wireless for its products, but it seems that it has not yet perfected the technology to be added to the iPhone 7.
No Water Damage Warranty Coverage
Apple has finally given the iPhone 7 protection from water, with the smartphone coming with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. However, users should note that having water resistance is not the same as being waterproof, with the warranty for the device not covering any cases of water damage.
Jet Black Scratches Easily
The jet black option is a new color for the iPhone 7. The glossy black finish, however, is apparently easy to get scratched, and it is Apple itself making that statement. The solution, as the company added, is that users should use one of the cases available for the smartphone, which will protect the iPhone 7 from scratches but hide the jet black beauty.
No Dual Lens Camera
Apple claims that the company’s dual lens camera system is the best out there. However, the technology is only found in the iPhone 7 Plus, and reports claims that for next year’s model, the dual lens system will still only be found in the larger iPhone model.
Big Difference Between iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus
The 4.7-inch iPhone and the 5.5-inch iPhone Plus used to only be different due to the size of their displays, but for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, that no longer seems to be the case. In addition to the dual camera system, the iPhone 7 Plus has 3 GB of RAM compared with the 2 GB of RAM of the iPhone 7.
Should You Purchase The iPhone 7?
The iPhone 7 has a lot of flaws, with some users claiming that Apple made several mistakes in the design, features and specifications that they used for the upcoming flagship smartphone.
Then again, the same can be said of most smartphones in the market. Fans of Apple’s iPhones and the iOS looking to upgrade their devices will not go wrong with the iPhone 7, and it is a fine smartphone for Android users to switch into Apple’s ecosystem.
The iPhone 7, despite these flaws, could still be considered a good purchase. At the very least, the iPhone 7 does not have an exploding battery.
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