Apple should launch the iPhone 7 and the larger iPhone 7 Plus in a few days, with an event set for September 7, 2016.
At a time when the Cupertino Company is pondering on how to beat the success path already set by Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and the newly released Galaxy Note 7, news of the latter’s battery issues could come as a blessing in disguise for the iPhone maker.
Samsung has been forced to recall some units of the Galaxy Note 7 after it emerged that the phablet has been having issues with its battery unit. Apparently, about 35 units have been reported with cases of bursting into flames when charging. While Samsung has not yet established the exact cause of the problem, the fact that the South Korean tech giant has chosen to recall these units means that it feels guilty of something.
Well, while this is happening, Apple has plans to launch the Galaxy Note 7 competitor in the shape of iPhone 7 Plus. It has been noted that the new phone will come in with minor changes when compared to the iPhone 6S Plus – something that led to experts predicting the worst year for Apple when it comes to iPhone sales. However, things could now swing in Apple’s favor thanks to the battery issues facing the Galaxy Note 7.
The release of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge had given the tech giant a major boost in the smartphone industry, with the two phones topping the charts in terms of sales ahead of Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Samsung was set to continue this momentum with the Galaxy Note 7, but this latest happening could put a huge hole in its efforts to beat the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, even though the latter handsets have been labeled as “boring” by quite a number of experts.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 came in with a fresh look, specs, and nifty features – all of which was meant to spur the sales of the phablet. With a price tag of $850, some may shy away from getting a device that is already showing off some of its problems just two weeks since it started selling. Since the iPhone 7 base model is expected to cost slightly lower than that, it is possible that some could opt for an Apple iPhone instead.
Still, how quickly Samsung takes care of the battery issues on the Galaxy Note 7 will be something every potential buyer of the phone will be keen to check out. But until then, there is no doubt that Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will take centerstage, something that will help the company reclaim its dwindling glory in the smartphone industry.