There is something about the 21st century that disturbs me. More than ever, societies everywhere are divided, seemingly right down the middle. That’s certainly the case here in the good old U.S. of A.
Everyone has an opinion on something and there’s usually an opposing opinion nearby that is a polar opposite. Apple vs. Android. Mac vs. Windows. Religion or politics, rich or poor, the divisions are everywhere. Even Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7– not yet announced– has spurred debate on what’s good and what’s not.
Good, Bad, Not Ugly
Most of the iPhone’s annualized hype does not come from Apple. At least, it doesn’t come from Apple publicly until WWDC when the latest version of iOS gets announced. A few months later it shows up in new iPhone models and the race to vilify or amplify is on.
One should expect both good news and bad news in iPhone 7. The basic improvements likely include something akin to thinner, lighter, faster, but a new camera is in the works, one that threatens– if rumor mongers should be trusted– to threaten to domain of mid-range DSLRs.
That’s good news, right?
The bad news is that iPhone 7’s best camera likely will be reserved for the high end iPhone, possibly badged as iPhone 7 Pro. With more storage, better camera, and a few other goodies–AMOLED screen– not found in the lower models.
The good news is that Apple likely will do away with the anemic 16GB entry level iPhone 7 in favor of 32GB with a jump to $128GB for $100 more.
The bad news is the even higher capacity 256GB model will be high end only, in the iPhone 7 Pro model
The good news is that iPhone 7 may have the exact same shape and nearly the same dimensions as the iPhone 6 and 6s line, but without the ugly antenna lines on the case. Good news, right? Maybe you can use your old case, too.
The bad news is that iPhone 7 Pro likely will be the first iPhone to break the $1,000 barrier. Uh huh. That’s right. $1,000 for an iPhone.
Every new Apple product meets with smiles and frowns, applause and criticism, and iPhone 7 won’t be any different. We will have good news on security, bad news because it’s not voice recognition or facial recognition, even though the technology is here already.
The bad news is that Apple will still sell an iPhone 6s Plus from last year, but the good news is that it will be marked down $100. The bad news is that Apple won’t upgrade the iPhone SE entry level model with 5-inch display. Yet.
The good news is that I will be upgrading to the latest and greatest thanks to the iPhone Upgrade Program. The bad news is that I want the iPhone 7 Pro model, and that will cost me even more money.
The good news is that WWDC is around the corner when we’ll learn all about what iPhone 7’s operating system will contain when released later this year. The bad news is that we have to wait until later this year.