I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem but even after doing all my research, I still don't feel the need to upgrade
Nick Bastone / Business Insider
- At the beginning of January, Apple announced that its holiday quarter revenue would be 7% lower than expected due to weakening iPhone sales.
- Not having upgraded my 7 Plus for over two years, I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem.
- So, I made a trip to my local Apple Store and did some research to see if I should finally upgrade to an iPhone XR or XS. Here's what I decided.
I am part of Apple's iPhone problem.You see, I own a perfectly fine iPhone 7 plus that I've had for over two years, and I feel no pressure to upgrade. Advertisement
My screen isn't cracked. All the apps I need are running smoothly (despite the occasional crash). And I like to think that my photos still stand up to my friends' who shoot with their new, notch-laden iPhone XR and XS.
Bah humbug! I'm sticking with my 7!I was curious, though, how much it would cost to upgrade and would that cost be justified?
The Face ID feature to open a locked screen seems nice (my thumbprint only works 50% of the time when it's sunny out and 0% when it's raining). And maybe having Portrait Mode on the front facing camera would help make me look less awkward in selfies. Maybe not.Anyways, I headed to my local Apple store in San Francisco's Union Square to figure out if I should finally upgrade or not. Here's what I found: Advertisement