It’s that time of the year again! Most users are confused about buying iPhone 7 or iPhone 8. Here’s what you should do.
iPhone 7 and 7 plus are both excellent performers. The new iPhone from Apple will outperform them both but it will be costly. You should always decide which device you want to buy depending on your budget, preference and needs.
Here are a few scenarios and associated plans of action.
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#1 You want an iPhone 7/7 Plus
If you want an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus right now, get a used one. There is no point in purchasing a new device at this point. iPhone 7 is still new and you can save a decent amount of money by going for a used device.
This plan of action is especially suitable for jailbreak enthusiasts who are currently using older devices. iPhone 8 will not get a jailbreak for a long time and will use iOS 11 for sure.
So it makes sense to go for an iPhone 7/7 plus on iOS 10.0.x/10.1.1. You will able to jailbreak it using Yalu. Contact the seller and ask for its firmware version before buying.
Always buy from a trusted source. Avoid Ebay and shady online portals, if possible.
#2 You own an iPhone 7/7 plus and want to upgrade
If you already own an iPhone 7 or 7 plus, sell it right now! iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have good resale value and will go for a decent price. It will fall as soon as Apple announces iPhone 8 in March.
This will make sure you will have enough money to upgrade down the line.
I would suggest you use an older iOS device in the meantime. As soon as Apple drops iPhone 8, buy it.
#3 You want to buy iPhone 8
If you don’t want to buy a used iPhone 7, wait and go for the iPhone 8. However, this will be a costly affair. The price of iPhone 8 is likely to exceed $1,000 due to expensive hardware.
Many reports point towards Apple using a frameless dispaly in iPhone 8. In addition, Apple will use OLED technology instead of the aging LCD. OLED screen produces a higher contrast and stronger colors. Furthermore, it uses less energy and offers a longer battery life.
It will also include many interesting features such as Touch ID integrated in the screen, total resistance to water.
iPhone 8 will support wireless charging only. This is something that is missing from the iPhone 7. So if you want to upgrade, you should skip the current version.
So what have you decided to do? Will you buy a iPhone 7/7 plus or wait for the brand new iPhone 8?
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