The iPhone 7: A New Era in Modern Technology


This past week was a very exciting time for the “techies” of the world as Apple held their annual Keynote Conference in San Francisco, California, where they revealed all their new and upcoming products that will hit the store fronts later in September. The most anticipated product in the lineup was unarguably the iPhone 7.

I think we can all agree that our cellphones are one of the most important outlets to the outside world; and, since the release of the the iPhone 3 in February of 2008, Apple has worked tirelessly and efficiently to keep up with the continuously evolving world of mass media and to meet the ever-changing needs that this world demands. The result of tedious craftsmanship and years of technological advances lies within the thin yet durable frame of the iPhone 7.

At some point, it would seem like Apple would run out of new innovations to add to one of their smallest products, but the reality is that the list never shrinks. It only gets longer. This year, the iPhone 7 will be available in all its usual colors along with the addition of the new hue: jet black. It will now possess more storage space than any other iPhone on the market, with its storage starting at 32 GB and ending at 256 GB. The iPhone 7 will be the first iPhone of its kind to be completely waterproof, which I do not recommend testing. Along with these exciting new features, the iPhone 7 will include a new and improved home button, camera, and extra battery life.

While I’m sure that all of these new luxuries have already made your heart skip a beat at the utter excitement of the iPhone’s arrival TOMORROW, September 16, there has been much chatter and debate about a particular iPhone 7 update. Many heated discussions and Twitter wars have centered around Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone design and to introduce wireless earphones, which Apple cleverly refers to as Air Pods.

The announcement of the Air Pods definitely created some division within the Apple community, with some people jumping for joy after hearing the news and others rolling their eyes and grumbling incoherently under their breath. To be honest, I’m not really sure which side of the spectrum I fall under because both sides possess very fair and valid arguments. Those in support of the Air Pods claim that these headphones are a glimpse of the future, which isn’t a complete exaggeration. Over the last decade, we’ve slowly watched the world go paperless. Now, the next thing to do is to go wireless. Wires are a hassle to deal with anyway, and if we have the technology and brain power, why don’t we put it to work?

On the other hand, the Air Pod resisters recognize the struggles and inconveniences that will occur as the world begins to transition into this new wireless era. For starters, it will cause a big problem when it comes to listening to music in the car. Not all car brands have picked up on the bluetooth stereo system yet, so auxiliary chords still remain the main source of entertainment on long road trips. Without the presence of a headphone jack, attempting to plug your phone into a stereo system with an auxiliary chord will be next to impossible. Furthermore, with Air Pods, remembering to charge them will become a necessity. I don’t know about you, but I’m the worlds worst at remembering to charge my phone, so having to remember to also charge my headphones will be a complete nightmare.

Despite theses inconveniences, I think Apple is truly on to something. There have been many times in the past when I have often questioned the direction Apple intends to take a product, and the grand majority of the time, I have been exceedingly pleased with their decision. Like the Air Pods, Apple’s new inventions appear foreign at first, but they always end up making our lives easier in the end. One of the greatest things about Apple is that they design their products with us in mind. I can’t wait to fall in love with the iPhone 7 and all the amazing qualities it has to offer.

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