Should You Upgrade to the iPhone 7?

Should You Upgrade to the iPhone 7?


Do you need an iPhone 7? With all the hype and hoopla surrounding the newest iPhone that was released this month, there’s the constant question of “should we upgrade or not?” That question is on the minds of IT managers as well as users of earlier editions of the Apple smartphone.

The answer should be based on a combination of “if and when” rather than simply yes or no. Here’s why. The new iPhone 7 sports a series of faster processors, better battery life and user interface enhancements. The iPhone 7 Plus features a very advanced telephoto lens capability, so if you’re a photographer or are very photo-centric, then the opportunity to do more with your smartphone makes sense for you or your business. If you’re just an occasional snapshot taker, then you can likely make do with your existing iPhone.

Now consider the apps. As time goes on, app developers will begin to take advantage of the enhancements to iOS 10 that utilize the new more powerful processors and improvements to the user interface found on the iPhone 7s. When this happens, and it will be a few months before this begins to happen en masse, if you’re a user of those apps and find yourself lagging behind in functionality and utilization, then it will be time to upgrade. If what is being done on the iPhone you have today is still working fine, the idea of investing in a new, updated model, is likely not something that’s needed right away.

Upgrading devices to change the way you work, or to work more efficiently, is a compelling reason to make the move. But, if everything you’re doing is not going to change, then the decision should be to wait, as upgrading just for the sake of upgrading isn’t going to change anything at all.

andyAndy Abramson is Xceptional's Marketing Consultant, long time VoIP industry watcher, and author of VoIPWatch.