Released in September 2016, the iPhone 7 was an improvement on the previous year’s 6S. The iPhone 7 came with all the necessary improvements on the previous year’s iPhone 6S, with an improved camera and software, a faster processor, a pressure-sensitive home button and an IP-67 rating, making it slightly more resilient to everyday wear and tear.
The iPhone 7 received a great deal of criticism in the name of moving the industry forward by removing the headphone jack, costing a lot of people’s current headphone setup. However, the introduction of the AirPods slightly later in 2016 was just what people needed to get back on the iPhone hype train. The wireless AirPods were the first step to garnering customer acceptance for a jack-less future.
If you are looking for a seriously cheap iPhone 7 contract, then now is the perfect time to snatch up a refurbished device. These come with the exact same warranty as a new device and will save you up to 40% off the retail price of a new handset.
The iPhone 7 is made from chemically hardened ion-strengthened glass, so it should be able to withstand a few falls on to softer surfaces such as carpet or wood. However, you ought to try not to drop your phone if you can. If your phone gets dropped, the screen will most likely break. When you buy a contract iPhone 7, you ought to try to keep it in good condition as you can to increase the value of your device for when the time comes to sell it. You should use a sturdy phone case to ensure that your device is protected in case your phone gets dropped.
The iPhone 7 is quite an easy smartphone to fix. The battery or the display tend to be replaced quite often, and these are quite simple to access and replace with sufficient tools and know-how. However, the iPhone 7 does require four different types of drivers for many repairs. You can repair your phone independently, or you can give your device to Apple to repair it on your behalf. Your device can go to a repair centre, you can go to an Apple Authorised Service Provider or you can give your phone to a Genius in an Apple store who can solve any problems with your device. Apple also have their own insurance which will decrease the cost of fixing your contract iPhone 7 (the prices can be viewed on Apple’s website).
Apple publish information regarding the greenhouse gas emissions for each of their devices which depends on capacity. The iPhone 7’s total greenhouse gas emissions is 56kg. Compared to other Apple smartphones, this is below the average total of CO2-e emissions. If you want to try to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions of your phone, you can save up to 40% of greenhouse gas emissions simply by being efficient with your device’s storage.