The recent release of the iPhone SE is expected to attract new consumers to the iPhone range. This affordable four-inch variant of the Apple smartphone will be attractive to many consumers owing to its lower price point than the premium Apple handset. But, in fact, the iPhone 7 is likely to be a much better smartphone release later in 2016, so here are several reasons why you should wait for this smartphone rather than shelling out for the iPhone SE right now.
The quality of the screen, not to mention the size of the display, in the iPhone SE is significantly inferior to that of the iPhone 7. This is particularly the case as Apple is expected to improve the quality of the display in the iPhone 7 later this year, producing its first ever full HD smartphone and quite HD phablet.
New display technology expected
Aside from the quality of display in the iPhone 7, it is also anticipated that Apple could introduce both curved screen and edge-to-edge displays in the next generation. Neither of these technologies are present in the iPhone SE, and they both represent a significant step forward over the existing iPhone range, particularly the curved screen which has proved so popular for Samsung.
The doyenne of Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo, believes that Apple will introduce OLED technology in the iPhone range in 2016, and this will have two obvious benefits for the smartphone. Firstly, the iPhone 7 will have an improved display, as it is generally considered that OLED is superior to the existing LCD that Apple utilizes now. And, secondly, the battery life of the device should be significantly improved, as this is a benefit of the OLED technology.
iPhone Pro coming
Consumers purchasing an iPhone 7 in 2016 will have three choices when they part with their money, owing to what many believe will be the introduction of an iPhone Pro. This phablet-sized device will be a new addition to the iPhone stable, and will undoubtedly attract many customers to the premium iPhone range.
Apple is expected to include a dual-lens camera in at least some models of the iPhone 7 when it is released later this year, which will ensure that this is the best ever snapper included in an iPhone. This will also ensure that the shooting capabilities of the iPhone 7 are significantly enhanced in darker conditions, while there are also rumours that Apple will increase the megapixel rating of the camera as well.
|iPhone SE Specs||iPhone 7 Expected Specs|
|Size||123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm||smaller than 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm|
|Display||4-inches, 640 x 1,136 pixels||4.7-inches, full HD|
|Processor||A9 Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister||A10 Quad-core in excess of 2 GHz|
|Operating System||iOS 9.3||iOS 10|
|Memory||2GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|Storage||16/64 GB||up to 256 GB|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 1,642 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 2,000 mAh battery|
|Price||$399||$649 for base model|
The iPhone 7 will feature a new A10 processor that is, of course, not resident in the existing iPhone SE. This power increase will ensure that this is the swiftest and slickest iPhone release ever, and it is certain that the iPhone 7 will significantly outperform the iPhone SE in processing speed and power.
It is expected that Apple will introduce wireless charging to the iPhone range for the first time in 2016, ensuring that the device is the most convenient iPhone ever created.
Meanwhile, the 256GB model that is expected to launch for the first time will be the largest storage quotient that Apple has ever included in a smartphone, and will ensure that consumers benefit from storing a huge amount of media on their device.
The highlights of the iPhone 6S last year was the inclusion of the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch technology which received critical acclaim and praise from consumers last year. This is simply not present in the iPhone SE, so by purchasing the cheaper Apple variant, one is not really getting the full iPhone experience.
It has been widely reported by the Apple-following media that the iPhone 7 will benefit from wireless headphone technology. This will enable Apple to phase out the existing headphone jack, as the corporation attempts to place more emphasis on the music-playing qualities of its product range in 2016.
The existing iPhone SE is stuck with conventional headphone technology, and while this is adequate, the wireless innovation may begin to make this look rather dated by comparison.
Apple is likely to freeze the price of the iPhone 7 when it is released later this year, after it increased the pricing of the iPhone 6S in 2015. This would seem to be a commercial necessity for the corporation, as it has already predicted that it will sell less iPhone units during the calendar year than in the previous twelve months.
This would suggest that it will be necessary for Apple to freeze the price of the iPhone 7 in order to attract more consumers, and this should make the device a good deal more attractive and affordable for consumers.
The iPhone 7 is the premium device of the entire Apple corporation, not merely the iPhone range. On this basis, the device attracts outstanding build quality, and is probably the best product that Apple produces. Of course, the iPhone SE is an absolutely respectable smart phone that does an excellent job for the price, but it won’t really compare in quality to the iPhone 7 when it is released.
Value for money
When one considers that the iPhone 7 is a superior device to the iPhone SE, delivering a bigger screen with superior resolution, better specs, and also that the price is likely to be frozen, then it seems reasonable to assert that actually the iPhone 7 offers superior value for money. Of course, this is not to trivialize the problems of people who cannot afford the unit, and for these individuals there is no doubt that the iPhone SE represents a valid alternative.
But those wanting to get the most bang for their buck would be well advised to invest in the iPhone 7 rather than relying on the existing iPhone SE release.