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The 6 worst things about the iPhone 7

Published Sep 7th, 2016 3:45PM EDT
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Apple’s iPhone 7 event is now over and the company unveiled a slew of hot new products, but the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are the clear stars of the show. Apple’s “boring” iPhones are better than their predecessors in every way, just as we expected. However, the devices aren’t perfect, and there are some things people will immediately criticize.

Here are some of the worst things about the iPhone 7.

DON’T MISS: iPhone 7 release date announced: Preorders start Friday, release on September 16

The ‘boring’ design

Apple explained during the show how it improved on the design of last year’s handset. And it’s definitely not a bad thing to see the iPhone getting an even better, more polished version of Apple’s design from the past two years. But some people will still make a fuss over it, which is certainly understandable.

The removal of the headphone jack

If you ask me, it’s great to see the headphone jack die this year. But those people who also happen to own expensive headphones that feature 3.5mm jacks won’t be happy. We also still don’t know how people will charge their iPhones and listen to music through the Lightning port without a dock. Which brings us to…

The 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapter

Yes, we’re all going to keep losing this new accessory, at least until headphone makers stop making headphones with standard audio plugs.

No wireless charging

Apple will only introduce it when it has the technology to get it right. That means we still have to wait for built-in wireless charging on the iPhone. But I thought we’re getting rid of wires, Apple?

Same screen resolution

The display is getting better compared to last year’s model, as Apple has brought over the iPad Pro’s True Tone display technology to the iPhone. However, we’re still looking at HD and Full HD resolutions for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which aren’t on par with what the competition is offering. Not that Apple has ever tried to match the competition’s hardware, of course.

The absolute worst: the iPhone 7 Plus isn’t just a bigger iPhone 7 anymore

The iPhone 7 Plus is the iPhone to buy this year. It’s got an amazing dual-lens rear camera and supposedly more RAM than it’s smaller sibling. It’s the first time Apple isn’t launching two similar iPhones, and something many people will hate about the new iPhone family.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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