The question is, should it happen in your hands if you already own an iPhone 6s? The desire for improvements may be tempting, especially as the iPhone 7 is the thinnest and smoothest phone released from Apple factories. However, should improvements make you abandon your old phone?

Yes! Beautiful and waterproof

At first glance, the differences between the iPhone 7 and the 6s are not enormous. Probably because the Apple brand was preparing for big changes for its 2017 phone that will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone.

Visual changes are minor

The antennas have been staggered to match the curves of the phone, the new colors available as jet black are added to the short list of cosmetic developments. Apple, however, admitted that this color was prone to scratches and fingerprints.

As anticipated by the rumors, the 3.5 mm jack has disappeared, the phone is however no finer. The lack of jack output is definitely a negative point, even if you have a Lightning adapter. At least, the speakers of the iPhone 7 are twice as powerful, it’s always taken!

Another important change, the iPhone 7 has been classified IP67, which means that it can withstand splashes or baths without death. Nothing to do with the relative strength of the iPhone 6s. In addition, the old home button has been replaced by a touch sensitive key that will respond with the Taptic Engine. This built-in button reduces the chances of breaking even if the sensation will be very strange at the outset for former users of Apple products.

Perhaps! The screen has changed

Apple seems to be content with following the existing mold in terms of the screen which again made 4.7 inches in 1334 x 750. This is a bit better than the 720p, which puts the iPhone 7 far behind the phones Android of this price game that is in quad HD.

As always, the Apple screens will be very good at this resolution, and the difference between 750p and 1080p on a screen around the 5 ” is not huge even though it does exist. At least, Apple has improved the hidden technology behind the acran. It uses a larger color palette, so the photos are more vibrant and “realistic”. The screen is also 25% brighter.

Better performance

The iPhone 7 is accompanied by the new A10 processor that promises better efficiency against the A9 (surprising). Apple announced a 40% increase over the iPhone 6s, so Apple’s chip would be close to the level of a Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos Samsung.

What does it change? Well, you’ll potentially have more beautiful graphics and fewer slowdowns. That said, the iPhone 6s was already a phone more than capable, you will not necessarily notice evolutions if you only send SMS and emails.

Yes! A better camera

While you will not have access to the dual-lens of the iPhone 7 Plus, the iPhone 7 has many improvements in terms of camera. The most important is the optical image stabilization, which was previously reserved for “Plus” phones. Less blur, more fun!

Beyond that, the lens is at f / 1.8 opening this time, which will boost the photos taken despite low light. In addition, the True Tone Quad LED flash illuminates 50% more than before over a longer distance. You will be more likely to take quality photos despite the conditions. For the Selfie lovers: the 7 MP front camera is an improvement over the iPhone 6s, you can finally show your true beauty to the world.

More space, finally!

Despite the disappearance of the nice plug, Apple has still put an end to one of the biggest worries of the iPhones of recent years: the lack of internal storage. The first version of the iPhone 7 will have 32 GB of space, you can forget about the 16 GB version. Even with the cheapest model, you will have ample storage space.

In addition, the iPhone 7 claims to hold two hours longer than the 6s thanks to its battery, if you are struggling to finish your days, taking the number 7 may not be a bad idea. We actually noticed a difference in terms of battery between the two models, but this difference is not huge, especially if you play frequently on your phone.

Verdict: is it worth it?

The iPhone 7 is the most advanced version of Apple for “normal” size phones thanks to its remodeled design (a bit), its improved screen (a little), its improved power (a bit) and its camera (a little) better.

The lightness of the improvements make it difficult to justify the expense of several hundred dirhams, especially if you have an iPhone 6s a year always healthy. In this case, we advise you to wait a year more to see what Apple will propose for the anniversary of the original iPhone. Especially, the prices are still quite substantial. However, if you have an iPhone 6 that is starting to hardly endure the awesome iOS10, or even an older model, maybe it’s time to update.