The newest release for smart phones in either Apple or Samsung may not be the best to have. The problem of the iPhone 7 is its lack of a headphone jack. The headphones for the 7 must be wireless and Bluetooth connectable, and its touchscreen is malfunctioning. The Samsung Note 7 is no better because the phone has literally blown up in many consumers’ pockets.
A survey was conducted over 84 for the 702 students at Helias Catholic High School. 42 of the students had an Apple iPhone 6 and said that they were going to keep the iPhone 6 since it has a headphone jack to plug their headphones into and listen to music. 25 of the votes confirmed that students were going to upgrade their iPhone 6 to an iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 on the plus side, functions better with iOS 10 that came out earlier this September and has quicker processing speeds. The price range for an iPhone 7 is from $649 to $849 depending on the storage space the consumer wants. Wireless headphones cost from $20 to $400 depending on quality.
Seven students said that they wanted to keep their Samsung Note 6 and deal with the out of date processing speeds. The Samsung Note 6 is on the contrary safer than the Samsung Note 7, which has had several cases of them exploding. What causes this issue in the Samsung Note 7, is the battery wires have a short in them and the phone heats up and explodes. Samsung is offering a refund or a trade in for a new Galaxy device. In Helias though, there are four students that are going to risk upgrading their phones to the Note 7. The Note 7 has a lot of new features that the Note 6 did not have, which is why the Note 7 is such a more desirable device. The price of a Note 7 costs $784.
The last six students surveyed do not have either an iPhone or a Samsung phone, and one of the six did not even have a phone. Those students might be considered lucky because they will not have to worry about buying expensive wireless Bluetooth compatible headphones or having a possible bomb in their pocket. Right now, either the iPhone 7 or the Samsung Note 7 are both very expensive devices to buy or to pay for a hospital bill.