Apple iPhone 7 Latest News & Update: Most Controversial Feature Proves To Be A Non-Issue As Explosive Sales Continues

By CJ Estimada , Updated Dec 08, 2016 06:22 PM EST

Despite all the hullabaloo over the Apple iPhone 7's disputable ditching of the headphone jack, a design decision that some believed would turn off a good percentage of prospective buyers, unexpected astounding sales is still on the rise. The iPhone 7's improved front and back cameras with optical image stabilization deliver much-improved photos, especially in low-light. Battery and water resistance advances are sensible upgrades to a familiar phone design. Also, a faster processor, a slightly better battery life and more onboard storage than the previous year's models for the same price are plus factors.

Global Consumer Panel Shows Apple iPhone 7 Demand Higher Than Anticipated

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released recent sales data and, according to them, year over year iOS growth in the United States checked in at 7 percent. This is largely driven by higher than expected demand for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Certainly, it might be recalled that even Apple was rather surprised by the stronger than expected response to the iPhone 7 Plus, brought about in widespread shortages throughout the first few weeks after its release, BGR reports.

IPhone 7 Demand Still Up; The Numbers Speak For Itself

Correspondingly noteworthy is that the Apple iPhone 7 was the top-selling smartphone in the US from August through September 2016. With a 10.6 percent share, it is a remarkable feat given that the device was only offered for seven weeks in the market during that 12-week time frame. Incidentally, the iPhone 7 Plus was the fourth most popular device with a 5.3 percent share.

Conflicting ideas sparked among the consumers as the iPhone 7 may be best known for the feature it removed: the headphone jack, which will force users to buy a USB-C adapter or use expensive Bluetooth headphones, writes Tech.Mic. There are a dongle and compatible wired headphones in the box, though. The iPhone 8's release date is fast approaching, which means it's crunch time for Apple smartphone owners considering an upgrade.

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