A New Design: What We Want from 2017 Apple iPhone
The Apple iPhone 7 came to a disappointing but yet still overwhelmingly acceptable release. Some colors were even out of stock before the devices hit the shops – the pre-orders were insane.
What they did was throw in a few new colors, cover some parts and remove others from the iPhone 6 and the 7 was born.
Now that 2017 is upon us, one major thing we could really use is a redesigned iPhone. With the iPhone 7, Apple stuck with the same design for the 3rd year in a row and it still worked.
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What we need from Apple iPhone in this day and age
A re-imagined design for a new flagship is key to the consumers when we are anticipating a new release. This may not precisely be the case for iPhone loyalists. They have for those 3 years in a row massively purchased the same iPhone with a new number and a few ignorable features one could honestly do without.
Apple has its fan base so locked down, reports indicate that iPhone claimed over 45% of the devices activated this holiday season.
For the eagerly anticipated iPhone 8 which is months away, Apple needs to task their designers to deliver another game changing design. We need it to transform and do back flips if possible. We just need something new to obsess about the iPhone’s looks.
The iPhone 6 and 7, although massively criticized and hated for the round edges have shockingly done well. The last time Apple shook things up in the market with their designs was with the iPhone 4 which to date remains a very beautiful device.
Why a new design is important
Samsung, LG and now even Google have their designers on top of their game and Apple risks getting left behind. The 2017 iPhone needs to bring a design so unrivaled, Steve Jobs will be smiling wherever he is – God bless his genius soul.
Other brands have taken the risk to redesign their products in an attempt to surprise their consumers or even receive their opinions on whats better or not. Apple should do the same, or else there will be a time when its too late for them to catch up.
Ian Paul Byamugisha a.k.a paulothewriter is a Writer / Author, blogger, Music Critic, Tech Geek and a petrol-head.
A couple of free short stories later, he is currently working on his debut novel titled KIMANI. Besides writing, he works as a Support & Implementation engineer for a tech firm.