Is the iPhone 7 really worth it?

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Is the iPhone 7 really worth it?

Casey Nguyen, Staff Writer

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The 10th generation smartphone lived up to the hype. On Sept. 16, 2016, the highly anticipated iPhone 7 and 7+ were released. The five inch, 32G model starts at $649 retail and goes up to $849 for the 256G device. Similarly, the plus starts at $749 for the 32G and goes up to $949 for the 256G.

Recently, there have been complaints about the three storage sizes of the new iPhone. The seven has a huge jump in price for more storage and skips the original size option of 64G.

“I have the iPhone 7 and it would have been nice for it to start at 64G instead of 32G because the 32G is too little and the 128G costs $100 dollars more for storage I don’t use,” said senior Tehya Moss. In addition to the new storage options, the iPhone 7 and 7+ both have new cool specs. The phones have no auxiliary jack and instead, earphones must connect to the charging port. Also, a lightning cable goes in the charging port connecting an auxiliary cord or normal headphones to the phone.

The downside of this is that you cannot listen to music while charging your phone without having bluetooth headphones or speakers. Both phones have increased water resistance and have a new capacitive home button. They are the same size as the previous 6s and 6s +, however they have faster processors, longer lasting battery life, and bigger, better cameras. The 7+ has a dual lense camera so that it can better capture its surroundings. Both new iPhone’s offer a new style; Jet Black, which is a glossy non aluminum body.

Many people have the iPhone model previous to the newest one because they usually don’t believe in buying the new one at market price. Even though there may be several new features and a little faster, the money its worth may not be worth it. The iPhone 7 proves to be different.

“Although there are some downsides to the iPhone 7, the new features easily outweigh any negatives. It’s nice to be able to use it in hot tubs and baths without being stressed about the water. I’m overall very happy that I made the switch from the iPhone 6s”, Moss said

The new iPhone 7 and 7+ have many great features that users love, it leads the road to the future of the next models. However, with the steep price every customer pays for this advanced technology, you would think they would treat customers right by giving them storage options that they want. Rating: 9.0/10

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