Apple iPhone 7: Are they testing how far they can go?
How far can Apple go? How courageous are they allowed to be? Business Insider is suspecting that Apple is using the iPhone 7 as testing grounds for next year's major iPhone revision and is seeking to find out what users will and will not accept. According to previous information, the next iPhone, expected September 2017 will be Apple's 10 year-anniversary iPhone and could be radically different from last years generations.
The biggest complaint users have about the iPhone 7 so far is the missing headphone jack and the fact that they will not only need new headphones but also a series of dongles if they want to listen to music and charge their phone at the same time. This has led to a series of iPhone parodies but we do not know yet if people will still buy the iPhone 7 or not. If Apple finds out that they went to far this time, they might still be able to change course in time for next year's iPhone.
This is not the first time Apple has radically departed from previous technology. Remember OS X? When it first started in 2001, it was a mess for OS 9 users and Apple was heavily criticized for it. Yet, Apple and Mac users managed to get past it over time. According to Business Insider, Apple might have tried it again this year and will closely monitor the results.