[Guide] Thinking about buying the new iPhone?

Today is the day!  If you were waiting to purchase the latest and greatest iPhone, it should be in stores today.  The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are now available thru Apple retail stores and at all the various mobile wireless carriers.  If you are thinking of making the plunge, but haven’t had time to catch up on all the details, we have a few resources you can read before heading out the door to buy “the best iPhone ever made.”

As always, you can check out all our thoughts in audio form about the latest iPhone via the Silicon Theory Podcast, on iTunes, Google Play Music, or SoundCloud.  After you’ve done that, head on over to Apple’s official site for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus here.  There have been rumors that the iPhone 7 Plus has been sold out prior to launch, so if you are looking to get the bigger iPhone version, you might be waiting for a little bit.  Verizon has also recently confirmed they have zero iPhone 7 Plus models in stock today as well.  Bummer.

Make sure you check out the Verge’s official recap of the iPhone event, with the 11 most important takeaways.  Spoiler alert:  if you hadn’t already heard, the new iPhones no longer sport a 3.5mm headphone jack.  Apple will give you lightning connection EarPods so you aren’t left hanging, but your existing wired headphones won’t be usable with this new phone.  Sorry.  Check out their review of the devices as well.  Then head over to TechRadar and check out their slightly more opposite view over here and get another opinion.  Lastly, head over to Wired and read their review too.  Once you get through any (or all) of those, you should be well prepared for what you’re getting into.

You can watch this video from Engadget to give you a good overview of the new iPhones as well.  There are 2 new colors…black (more of a matte black finish, that looks pretty good) and jet black (which is the glossy piano black) – the jet black does come with a warning; it scratches VERY easily.  Apple recommends you get a case for it almost as soon as you buy it.

So there you have it…all you need to know when thinking about buying a new iPhone.  If you have any other questions, hit us up at silicontheory@gmail.com



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