- In early January, Apple announced that its holiday quarterly revenue would be 7% lower than expected due to weakening iPhone sales.
- I haven't upgraded my 7 Plus for over two years, I know I'm part of Apple's iPhone problem.
- So I took a trip to my local Apple Store and did some research to see if I should finally upgrade to an iPhone XR or XS. Here's what I decided.
I'm part of Apple's iPhone problem.
You see, I own a very nice iPhone 7 plus that I've had for over two years, and I don't feel pressured to upgrade.
My screen is not cracked. All the apps I need run smoothly (despite occasional crashes). And I like to think my pictures still stand up for my friends shooting with their new, uncharged iPhone XR and XS.
Bah humbug! I'm sticking with my 7!
I was curious how much it would cost to upgrade and would that cost be justified?
The Face ID feature to open a locked screen seems fine (my fingerprint only works 50% of the time when it is sunny and 0% when it is raining). And maybe with the camera's portrait mode facing the camera, it will make me look less uncomfortable in selfies. Maybe not.
In any case, I went to my local Apple store in San Francisco Union Square to find out if I should finally upgrade or not.
Here's what I found: