Should You Get the New iPhone?

Posted: September 14, 2016 at 8:01 pm by Skip Kelley

Is it just me or does it seem like every time a new iPhone is announced our current phones go on the fritz? Whether it is just a coincidence or Apple actually has some weird timing figured out, I cannot deny my ears always perk up with interest when I hear of the new features that the latest and greatest phone has to offer. So, how do you determine if you should make the jump and upgrade your phone to the iPhone 7?

What is the status of your current phone? If you’re currently using the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and it is working just fine, then you might not need to spend the money to upgrade to the 7. Arguably some of the best new features are in the software itself which you can update on your older model phone. Your iPhone 6 will also be able to run all of the latest apps so you won’t miss out on a thing. If your phone is any older than the 6, you won’t be able to update the software so you may want to consider the upgrade to get access to the exciting new features.

Are the New Features Worth It? The biggest buzz around the new iPhone right now is the noticeable lack of an earphone jack now that they’ve introduced wireless ear buds. However, people are already anticipating losing the ear buds and have been very vocal about it! Apple announced that they do have an adapter that plugs in the charging port and will work with your current ear buds but this is leading people to be frustrated at the idea that they cannot charge their phone and listen to music at the same time. There is nothing to fear, however! Companies like Belken International are already capitalizing on this have created an adapter that will allow for charging and listening to music at the same time. You just have to decide, is it worth all the hassle?

Is There Something Better Out There? Who says you have to stick with the iPhone? Nowadays all of the big name phone companies are always trying to outdo the others leading to some pretty amazing features that we never would have thought possible. There are many alternatives to the iPhone on the market that can do the same thing, and maybe even more, as your Apple device. So, if you do some research and visit your wireless carrier’s local store, you can see what some other brands have to offer and you might even see something you didn’t know you need or want!

Technology continues to amaze us every day and with no slowing down in sight it is incredible to think what our phones could be capable of in 10 years from now. And to think, back in school we had to learn long division by hand because our teachers told us we wouldn’t be carrying around a calculator in our pocket but look at us now! There’s no telling what the future will look like but one thing we can bet on is that technology will continue to make huge advancements in an effort to simplify our lives. While this is incredible, just be sure you’re not too focused on the technology and miss all of the incredible things that happen in our worlds every day.

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