Even though my “job” wouldn’t exist without technology, I’m not tech savvy in the least. I like having some tech gadgets, though I’m not someone who needs the latest or greatest technology. For example. I’m perfectly happy with my MacBook Air and iPhone 6, and I don’t even really pay attention to Apple’s latest technology. So while there’s a lot of buzz when they release a new product, I usually learn the details of the new products months after they’re released.
Typically I start getting interested in new technology when my current technology stops working. I have a MacBook Air that I’ve used for thousands of hours that still works great (perhaps I should get the battery replaced sometime), and I also have an iPhone 6 that I love.
I figured I’d upgrade my iPhone the next time my phone broke or when it stopped working well, but I’m sort of intrigued by the iPhone 7, and am considering upgrading early.
I’m specifically intrigued because I’ve heard the iPhone 7 has an incredible new camera that’s just about as good as any other point-and-shoot camera on the market.
- The iPhone 7 has a 12MP camera with 5x digital zoom
- The iPhone 7 Plus has a 12MP camera with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom
Like I said, I’m not an especially technical person, though the point is that based on what I’ve heard there’s a huge improvement in the camera quality with the iPhone 7.
As it stands, I generally use a combination of my iPhone 6 and my Sony RX100 to take pictures while traveling, though I’m all for simplifying things as much as possible. For example, if I’m walking around a city or just going to breakfast at a hotel I’d rather leave my camera behind, and take pictures with my phone.
Similarly, I do everything I can to take pictures as subtly as possible, so my preference in general is to use a phone over a camera.
So to those of you with the iPhone 7, is it worth upgrading from the iPhone 6 solely for the camera? Does the difference between the 7 and 7 Plus warrant getting the bigger phone, for those of us who aren’t usually “Plus” fans?
You guys are always great with giving advice, and I assume I’m not the only person in this situation.