Since Steve Jobs passed away, Apple lost some of its mystique, it’s magic if you will. The Apple watch came out to so so sales. There haven’t been any major upgrades to the Macbook or Ipads, none of those much anticipated dog and pony shows that used to be the yearly announcements of devices that would know your socks off. And make devoted Apple Fans Swoon, and stand in line to spend what some would think is way too much money for a smart phone or tablet.
Until this year. The Apple Iphone 7 came out the end of last quarter, to somewhat mixed reviews, because most everyone hated the idea of the cordless ear buds. Perhaps due in part to the dangers of owning some other smart phones, such as Samsung, Apple has rebounded and sales of the Iphone 7 is what is driving the rise in the stock value.
If you read reviews which aren’t about the ear buds, they say there is alot to like about this new Iphone7. Battery life is still poor on the Iphone 7, but some things which are new added features are:
- “The iPhone 7 is now fully water-resistant (it can take a shallow dunking).
- The camera takes notably better photos, especially in low light, and adds the optical image stabilization feature previously restricted to the 5.5-inch Plus model.
- The battery lasts a little bit longer — sometimes it’s notable, other times it feels just slightly better than the iPhone 6S.
- The processor is definitely faster, although keep in mind that last year’s iPhone 6S has more than enough speed for most people’s needs.
It’s also got a “wide color gamut” screen with enhanced color accuracy, and enhanced stereo speakers, though I didn’t find those improvements as critical as the ones above. And the home button isn’t “clickable” anymore — it uses the same pressure sensitivity and vibration feedback found on the 3D Touch screen. It works perfectly well, but takes some getting used to because there’s no mechanical click when you press the home button.”
quoted from Cnet
Unless you just HAVE to have an Iphone, pay attention to new models of some other phones which will be announced this year. There are some pretty great Smart Phones coming which can actually have features that you may like even better than the Iphones.