1st Disadvantage of iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus - Price is too High!
Though iPhone 6/6 Plus/7/7 Plus has numerous advantages listed before, when you decide to purchase iPhone 6/6 Plus/7/7 Plus, you would step back just because of one fatal con of iPhone 6S/6S Plus-high price. The new iPhone will be available starting at $199 on a two-year contract, begining with 16GB of storage and rising up to 64GB and 128GB for $100 more per tier. And of course, you can also have a try on iPhone 6S/6S Plus lease pay by the month.
Note: The Apple has already launched iPhone SE, the plastic handset, with 4.0 inch display, A9 processor, Touch ID, and NFC for Apple Pay, similar to iPhone 5S specs, out of more budget friendly purpose. If you wanna get a iPhone with lower price, iPhone SE would be a nice choice.
2nd Cons of iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus - No Trump Card to Compete with its Rivals
Agree or not, nowadays, the smartphones in the market are largely identical but with minor differences. Apple iPhones are more popular than Android phones, which really means iPhones are much better than Android phones or other competitors? Not really, actually. Each has its own pros and cons.
Compared with Android Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9, iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S may be the winner in design, innovation, etc. But some Android phones have tremendous advantages over iPhone 7/7 Plus in cost, like Xiaomi, Huawei, much cheaper than it. Compared with its brethren iPhone 6/6 Plus, it seems like iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S doesn't have more new features than its predecessors. From my perspective of view, it's hard to predict iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus would surpass the miracle record iPhone 6/6 Plus creates.
Smartphone battles: iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6s vs iPhone 6 | iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 | iPhone 6S vs iPhone 6 Plus
3rd Demerits of iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7 - Awesome Android Features iPhone 7/7 Plus Lacks
The disadvantage of iPhone 6 is its lack in Android superb features. And the disadvantage of iPhone 7/7 Plus also lies in this point. Dozens of Apple users desire to have IR (infrared) blasters built-in iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus, so you can turn your phone into a universal remote. So far, there is no such news trickling out. It just a wish. And other Android features like waterproof screen, better scratch protection, higher visibility to the screen, etc., might become true in the next next iPhones, hard to realize on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus.
4th Disadvantages of iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7 - No substantive breakthrough on iOS
No doubt, the iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus is powered by iOS 9 or beta iOS 10. Though iOS 9 is the updated version of iOS 8, don't expect too much from iOS 9, since it focuses on bug fixes, stability maintaining and won't introduce any major new features. So it's safe to say iOS 9 is just the more stable version of iOS 8.
5th Cons of iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus-A Pending Question on Battery Issues
Agree with this exclamation "My only regret with iPhone is battery life"? I bet scores of iPhone users would agree. How would Apple fix this battery life issue with iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7? Here the rumors indicate that Apple would add the new LPDDR4 RAM memory to the iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7 to deliver a significantly more power efficient performance, supplied by Apple big rival Samsung.
"The memory device alone can consume up to 30% of the system power in standby mode. In active mode, memory bandwidth is a significant contributor to thermal power consumption as well, contributing 20−25% of the total power used in a typical smartphone using LPDDR3 when heavily utilized."
Well, rumors are rumors. The fact is that iPhone 6S/Plus comes to us with a Non-removable Li-Po 1715 mAh battery (6.9 Wh), which is even smaller than that of iPhone 6. Disappointed? Definitely.
More Important Cons and Pros of IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS
Almost all smartphone users are already familiar with 3.5 mm headphone jack, but some users will get drawbacks of IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS beceause it does not have that standard headphone jack. Apple should ignore to put 3.5 mm traditional headphone jack which usually use wire to make IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS body become more slim. So, how to use headphone? We still can use headphone or earphone at IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS but using Lightning port and Bluetooth headset, the weakness of Bluetooth headphone is about maintaining the battery, however with no wire become less tangled trouble. Nowadays, we can find many Bluetooth headphone easily start with cheap price until expensive one.
But if we have already bought top headphone device with great features, we still can use 3.5 mm jack using lightning adapter which work as converter from lightning port into traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack, but this is not included when we buy IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS.
disadvantages of apple7 headphone jack (lightning)
Internal memory is very important at IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS, because one disadvantages of this phone is not have external memory card slot. We can choose to buy iPhone 7 with 16 GB until 128 GB and iPhone 7 Plus start at32 GB until 256 GB. Of course having bigger ROM or internal memory is recommended to install many applications and save downloaded files like movie or music to our phone. Using cloud storage also one solutions, but please note that we have to delete some not use data from our internal memory phone after finish upload to cloud server. Not as easy having that files at local storage.
Like previous iPhone family, IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS have fingerprint sensor which located together at front home button. But we still have to press push hardware button to back home screen or minimize all applications. Actually Apple give warranty that the hardware push button will not easily damage although we it use too much, but we can easily install virtual home button from Apps Store.
Advantages of dual camera at IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS, located at back side of the body with 12 megapixel and aperture number f/2.2, using fast accurate phase detection autofocus with OIS and dual tone LED light flash. Bigger sensor of IPHONE 7 & IPHONE 7 PLUS camera will give better photo result with DOF (deep of field) effect because using dual camera
iOS 7 AirDrop works only between the latest Apple devices , Only nine icons are shown in folder views , iOS 7 boasts a bigger number of icons that a folder holds but only nine icons are shown as a time which forces us to swipe unnecessarily , And iTunes radio works in the US only .
The background updating eats the battery life , iOS 7 refreshes app data and updates apps automatically which is too heavy on the battery, turning it off helps poor response to touch , Similar to the iPad , you will have to tap and retap pretty often , And basic iOS 7 camera UI with limited settings .
Apps for the iOS 7 are already quite expensive to make , as soon as people find out that it runs slow on older iPhones and iPads , they will just ignore it , And existing apps on a new OS might not be work at all .
Some UI elements might not look good enough if used in old smartphones , And Buggy apps that always crash might discourage potential iOS 7 switchers , iOS 7, though much advanced , is also considerably different from the previous versions of the iOS , migrating apps from the latter to the former would pose the greatest challenge for app developers .
iOS 7, though compatible with iPhone 4 , runs very slowly on the device , Many users of iPhone 3G and older iPhones and iPods are generally unwilling to go in for the latest smartphone model , Developers who create apps exclusively for the latest version would end up losing out on a considerable customer base .
The UIKit framework included in iOS 7 SDK is different from the previous versions , This may result in some UI elements not looking good enough or worse , not rendering well enough on the device , Buggy apps that crash frequently will only result in the users being discouraged from using them .
Both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sport the same design as their predecessors -- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In fact, it is also the same design as that of the two-year old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models.
iPhone 7 screen features same Retina HD display as the one in Apple’s previous-generation handsets (iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus).
Apple claims that both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come with longest-ever battery. However, in terms of hours it is two-three hours more for iPhone 7 and one hour more for the iPhone 7 Plus model as compared to their predecessors.
As widely rumoured Apple has removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its new iPhone 7 range.
This means users won’t be able to use their existing 3.5mm headphones with the new handsets till they use the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter.
The smartphone, however, ships with earpods with Lightning connectors and the adapter.
Although Apple never reveals the RAM capacity of its devices, a report in Forbes suggests that iPhone 7 features 2GB of RAM. If true, this means that the handset has not received any bump in RAM capacity. For, iPhone 6s too sports 2GB RAM. Incidentally, Apple on its part never reveals the RAM and battery of its smartphones.
The Jet Black colour variant of both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with mirror-like finish, appears really good to look at.
However, all those keen to buy the Jet Black colour variant will have to shell out more money.
For, the variant is only available in 128GB and 256GB storage models, there's no 32GB model in this colour.