Written by Madeline Conger
On Friday September 16, 2016, Apple released the iPhone 7 for purchase. With many new features, the lowest price of the new iPhone 7 rolls in at $649. The updated features include water resistance, advanced camera systems, longer battery life, and stereo speakers.
Just after one week of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus being available for pre-order, all JetBlack models of the iPhone 7 and all iPhone 7 plus devices are sold out. Customers who were looking forward for buying the iPhone 7 plus will now have to wait until November for the next shipment.
Due to the high price and great demand for the iPhone 7, Apple is expected to make large sums of money. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is the highest demanded iPhone in Apple history. This is the first time Apple has ever sold out of an iPhone in the first week of the release. This has brought Apple in a surplus of money in a short period of time.
One of the biggest changes to the design of the iPhone 7 is the absence of the headphone jack. With no headphone jack, customers must purchase Apple’s new “Airpods” for a jaw dropping price of $159 dollars or the headphone jack adapter for $9 and use your existing earpods. Other options include purchasing Bluetooth headphones from other carriers or companies.
As Apple makes more drastic changes to the design, software, and display of the iPhone, the price of Apple products has inclined. Apple will continue to modify and increase the price of iPhones, yet they make a supplementary amount of money as it is. Is it really worth the price for these significant changes in the upgraded iPhone?