With Samsung having already released the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, all eyes are now set on Apple with respect to this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung made a huge gamble by announcing the S7 and S7 Edge earlier than usual, but apparently, this paid off awesomely. The company is even considering to do the same with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but will Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release date affect the device’s sales? Well, this is what actually everyone wants to know, something that has kind of created a big problem for Apple.
The internet has been full of ideas around OLED display panels, a new design and style for the 2017 iPhone as the company looks to mark the device’s 10th anniversary. While this is happening, the upcoming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus seem to be coming in with minimal changes, something that might even tempt some fans to wait until the big changes happen in order to make the switch. Despite this, Tim Cook and his team will do everything possible to see to it that the iPhone 7 is a success.
Of course, all the news claiming that the Apple’s 2017 iPhone release will be a lot better than this year’s iPhone 7 are based on rumors and speculations. Apple, like usual, hasn’t confirmed anything to the public, be it on this year’s or next year’s version of the iPhone. Still, a good number of iPhone lovers seem to be sure with the fact that this year’s iPhone will only come with slight changes under the hood and they’ve settled for the thinking that the 2017 model will be the better version.
One might argue that this is always the thought during each and every major iPhone release. However, the rumored details of the 2017 version leave the 2016 model at an awkward market position that means it has to fight for its life. With Apple reporting a drop in its annual sales for the year 2015, there was a need for the company to bounce back with this year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But now that the notion out there is that Cupertino is saving the best design and style changes, specs as well as features for the 2017 iPhone, this feat might never be achieved this year.
Apple’s major gamble
Given that everyone is aware that the best iPhone is coming in 2017, Apple’s major gamble is that the diehards will still want to buy a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus when it is released. But how will this help revive its dwindling sales? This remains to be seen.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be a huge success, just like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Apparently, Apple might remain on the losing side as far as its battle with Samsung is concerned.