The iPhone 7: Wait or Buy Now?

Joshua Moses

iphone-7Are you looking for a good holiday gift for someone, to celebrate a special occasion, or just looking for an upgrade for a new phone? If you are, an iPhone 7 might be the phone for you. Are you curious about the specs of the iPhone 7? Below is a side by side comparison of the previous generation, the iPhone 6S, to the newest generation of iPhones, the Iphone 7. The table below evaluates each model’s capacity, display, dimensions, wear and tear, and camera and video features.


Side by Side Comparison iPhone 6s iPhone 7
Capacity Comes with 32 or 128 gigabytes of storage Can also come with 256 gigabytes
Display High definition display with 3D touch Now with wide color 3D touch
1,334 by 750 pixels No changes
Pixels are spread out by 326 No changes
1,400 colors from white to black No changes
Standard color display Wide color display
Max brightness at 500 Slight increase in max brightness
Double images for wide viewing angles No changes
Display can show up to 200 meters away in an image No changes
Dimensions Width

2.64 inches

No changes

5.44 inches

No changes


No changes

5.04 ounces


4.87 ounces

Splash, Water, and Dust Resistance No Yes
Chip A9 fusion chip with 64-bit operating system and the previous data collector Has a new data collector and an A10 fusion chip
Camera Twelve Mega pixels camera All new twelve Mega pixels camera
f/2.2 aperture f/1.8 aperture
none Automatic image stabilization
Five element lens Six element lens
Digital zoom up to 5x No changes
Live photos with stabilization No changes
Wide color capture for photos and live photo No changes
Face detection Body and face detection
True tone flash True tone flash with quad LEDs
Sapphire crystal lens cover No changes
Backside Illumination Sensor No changes
Hybrid IR filters No changes
Autofocus with focus pixels No changes
Exposure control No changes
Noise reduction No changes
Auto HDR for photos No changes
Panorama (up to 63 mega pixels) No changes
Auto image stabilization No changes
Burst mode No changes
Timer mode No changes
Photo geotagging No changes
Video Recording 4K video recording at 30 FPS No changes
1080P HD video recording at 30 or 60 FPS No changes
None Optical image stabilization
Digital zoom up to 3X No changes
True tone flash Quad LED true tone flash
Cinematic video stabilization No changes
Continuous auto focus video No changes
Face detection Body and face detection
Slow motion video support for 1080P at 120 FPS and 720P at 240 FPS No changes
Time lapse video stabilization No changes
Take 8 Mega pixels still photos while recording 4K video No changes
Playback zoom No changes
Video geotagging No changes
Facetime HD Camera 5 Mega pixels photos 7 Mega pixels photos
F/2.2 aperture No changes
Retina flash No changes
None Wide color capture for photos and live photos
720HD video recording 1080P HD video recording
Auto HDR No changes
Back side illumination sensor No changes
Face detection Body and face Detection
None Auto image Stabilization
Burst mode No changes
Exposure control No changes
Timer mode No changes

Have you made a decision yet? Are you going to wait or buy now? My personal opinion is that the consumer should wait. Before you start making the assumption that I did, this whole article was created to show you why buying the new iPhone is a bad idea. Hear me out. The iPhone 7 is a very good phone, but if the consumer is looking for a better Iphone, hold off on buying because it might be in your greatest interest to wait for a more finished product or for a future model with added upgrades. As you can see from the table, the upgrades are not impressive when looking at the two models side by side, and the Iphone 7 is not worth the added cost. But what do I know, Trottier? Please input your opinion and see who agrees or disagrees with me in the poll below.

Consumers should buy the iPhone 7.

  • Disagree (76%, 31 Votes)
  • Agree (24%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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