Is the newest Apple iPhone all that it's cracked up to be -- or should you save your money?
Apple is calling it the “best, most advanced iPhone ever,” but many people are thoroughly underwhelmed at the tech giant’s latest mobile offering. It’s only been a little more than two weeks since the iPhone 7 was released on an eager public, but some are already writing off the gadget as a major dud — at least compared to some of Apple’s past successes.
The reality is that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus don’t unveil any major new features that should really get anyone excited about upgrading from the iPhone 6. That didn’t stop Apple shares from jumping 6.4 percent as of Sept. 22 since the Sept. 7 launch. After all, an Apple iPhone release is a sure bet for stock increases.
There are signs that all is not well. While Apple trumped that the iPhone 6 sold 13 million units last year, a big increase from the year before, Apple said it won’t disclose its weekend sales numbers for the iPhone 7.
As for the phone itself, Apple Pay and 3D Touch are the big new features that Apple is promoting. But other than that, the iPhone 7 is just a tiny bit better than the iPhone 6, most people seem to be saying, and if you’ve already got an iPhone 6, maybe there’s no need to rush to the Apple Store for an upgrade.