I’m usually not an early adopter for new technology and gadgets. But, this time is different. This time I am trading in my old iPhone 5 and taking advantage of my Apple iPhone upgrade eligibility to purchase a new iPhone 7.
Last week after months of rumors, Apple finally unveiled the new iPhone 7 to the public and started taking preorders. So, I went to my local Verizon store and preordered one. There are many reasons why I took the plunge despite not being an early adopter type of person. See my rationale below.
This week, customers can start receiving their pre-ordered phones. And, you can also start purchasing new iPhone 7 smartphones this week if they are available. Lock in your old iPhone’s trade-in price at Gazelle now before you receive your new iPhone 7!
New iPhone 7 Features
Next year’s iPhone 8 will most likely have a slew of new features. It will be the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. Check out more on that at the end of this article! But, for now, I’m taking advantage of my Apple iPhone upgrade eligibility to purchase a new iPhone 7.
Here are just a few of the new features of the new iPhone 7…
- Upgraded memory
- Faster graphics and processing chips
- Two new colors: ‘Jet Black’ and ‘Black’
- No headphone jack
- Upgraded front and rear cameras
- Upgraded camera flash
- Additional speaker for stereo sound
- Water resistant
- Pressure touch screen with no physical home button
- Extended battery life
The Apple iPhone 7 price starts at $649 for the 32GB model. The iPhone 7 with a new option of 256GB of storage (which is what I choose) will cost you $849. Click here to get discounts for accessories on iPhone 6 & 7 from Groupon.
Reasons to Upgrade To an iPhone 7
So, why did I take the plunge and ordered a new phone, taking advantage of my Apple iPhone upgrade eligibility instead of waiting until next year? There were several reasons.
Current iPhone Has Glitches
One of the main reasons that I’m upgrading my Apple iPhone now instead of waiting until next year is that the phone has started to act up. I have a lot of photos and smartphone apps on the phone that are slowing it down.