If you are looking at buying an iPhone in 2019 but do not have the budget to shell out big cash on iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone XS, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8, you should consider buying iPhone 7. Here are a few reasons why 2019 is still a good time to buy Apple iPhone 7.
Perhaps you own a much older iPhone – say an iPhone 5C – and you would like to upgrade it. Or perhaps, like a number of Android users have expressed to me in recent times, you would like to switch to iOS for a different, arguably more secure and more stable experience, an iPhone 7 is a good place to start. Why? let’s explore the territory.
Here are a number of compelling reasons why the iPhone 7 just might be what you want.
Number One Reason To Buy Apple iPhone 7: Software
Apple iPhone 7 may be an old mobile in terms of age. It was released in September 2016 afterall. But it is getting all the most up-to-date features that thelatest iPhone models are getting, thanks to Apple’s software update policy. You will not be missing out on anything, software-wise. Powering up an iPhone 7 after purchase, you will find that there is an iOS update waiting for it.
Number Two reason To Buy Apple iPhone 7: Hardware
In terms of hardware, iPhone 7 has most of the features that you will find on the iPhone 8: similar design and looks, same dust/water resistant, same support for Apple Pay, same network support, same internal storage, same RAM, same camera specifications, and same fingerprint scanner.
Even better, the iPhone 7 has a bigger battery than iPhone 8.
Number Three Reason To Buy Apple iPhone 7: Price
So, we are finally at the subject of price, which is a critical determining factor for many people.
A new unit of the iPhone 7 is currently selling at about 60% of its launch price two years ago, which is something around $600 or NGN210,000. That is a significant cost saving for anyone who wants an iPhone that is not outdated. As a matter of fact, and if you want to cut down some more, you can get a certified refurbished unit for about $390 or NGN137,000.
And if you need to spend even less than that, the iPhone 6s costs even less. It is slightly older hardware but still very capable, and can be purchased for as low as $257 or N125,000.
Number 4 reason to buy: iPhone 7 waterproof rating
Is the Apple iPhone 7 waterproof? Not exactly. But it is water resistant. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are rated as being IP67 splash, water and dust resistant. This means the iPhone 7 can survive being submerged in a little over three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
We are sure that people don’t wake up in the morning and decide it is a good idea to dunk their smartphone in water. As such, a splash resistant rating is as good as most people really need on a smartphone. The iPhone 7 is protected from accidental splashes and will even survive a 3-feet drop in a drum or shallow pool.
To buy Apple iPhone 7 or not to buy?
So, if you are switching from Android OS to try out iOS, you can do a trial without coughing out a huge chunk of your annual salary. If you like the experience, you can then choose to upgrade next year.
If you are merely looking for an affordable iPhone to buy in 2019, it is difficult to go wrong if you buy Apple iPhone 7. As already mentioned, if even that is beyond your reach, the iPhone 6s is still very much available and at comfortable prices.
At the end of the day, the decision of whether to buy Apple iPhone 7 or not is yours. But there is no question about how compelling it still is even in 2019.