The dust has now settled for the latest iPhone 7, there was a lot of buzz around the new and improved features on the phone and even more around some of the features that were taken away, we don’t need to go intoout right now because if you don’t know what was new on the latest iteration of iPhone, you can find an extensive summary of the iPhone 7 over at GSMArena.
But since September, a lot of people have been living with their phone day to day, so we asked iPhone 7 owners of Compare and Recycle just to tell us their number one positive feature and number one negative feature and wherever they were overall pleased with their iPhone 7.
Here are the results:
There has been a pretty even mix of what feature is the most enjoyed by the users of the new iPhone 7 with many favouring the upgraded speed, upgraded camera and larger storage capacity of the newest edition of iPhone. After 5 months of ownership it also seems that people are appreciating the waterproofing on the new iPhone 7, which might speak volumes as to what might have caused damage to some of their old devices.
In terms of what has caused the most negativity surrounding the new release is overwhelmingly to do with the lack of the headphone jack. In concept it sounds like a great idea, but when so many of our musical connections are through the 3.5mm headphone jack, missing out on playing DJ round a friends house or not being able to listen through your old headphones is still going to provide annoyances for iPhone owners for the next couple iterations.
We expected to see that some number of respondents will be disappointed with the new iPhone, and whilst the majority of people are happy with their new phone, a surprisingly large proportion of respondents indicated that they were happier with their previous phone. Perhaps some of the minor annoyances can turn into larger frustrations over time.
It is interesting to see how people perceive their new phone each and every time they get a new one, whether there are some that end up damaged and not used, or that they have buyers remorse from spending over £600 on the new device. There’s no denying that the new iPhone 7 is a great bit of kit, but as the leaks for the iPhone 8 start coming through, they could be pushing the expectations even further!