To the question should you buy the iPhone 6s now or wait for the iPhone 7, the answer would be to wait. As what The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern said, the next iPhone will always be better than the current one. So with the iPhone 7 just a few months away, you might want to reconsider upgrading your iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 to the iPhone 6s.
Of course, if you really want to buy the latest model on the market now, then you should. It’s your prerogative. You may also be one of those people who can let a small difference, from one model to the next, slide.
But here’s another reason to wait until the iPhone 7 is released – prices of the current iPhones usually drop when a new one is introduced on the market. You may not get the iPhone 7 by then, but you will surely get a more affordable iPhone 6s. Given the time difference between the two models, your phone would not be considered entirely obsolete.
Also, not to badmouth the iPhone 6s, but it still has the same problem that smartphone owners have been complaining about – shorter battery life. Did the iPhone 7 remedied this particular problem? That remains to be seen come September.
But here’s what we know so far about the next iPhone.
- Slimmer and more durable than the iPhone 6s.
- Water and dust-resistant
- Better processor and RAM performance
- Bigger, more responsive screen, with a resolution that is likely to exceed 1080p
- A possible curved or edge-to-edge screen
- Improved 3D Touch
- Redesigned home button, making it more pressure-sensitive
- Wireless charging
- Storage starts at 32GB and up to 256GB
- Wide-angle lens front camera, and new dual-lens rear camera
- No headphone port
What is almost similar is the form, although the iPhone 7 will be a lot slimmer. Perhaps the biggest comparison test would be the battery life. What’s the point of having a phone with a bigger screen and storage capacity when it won’t last long? Even when wireless charging is available, the need to constantly refill the device’s juice can become annoying. An excellent smartphone should last you a day or two, depending on usage. It should last even longer if you’re only browsing online.
But with the iPhone 7 said to have a 14% bigger battery than the iPhone 6s, it might be the mobile device smartphone users have been waiting for. But let’s not jump to conclusions just yet. So, are you waiting out or buying now?
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