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I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem but even after doing all my research, I still don't feel the need to upgrade

Nick Bastone / Business Insider

At the beginning of January, Apple announced that its holiday quarter revenue would be 7% lower than expected due to weakening iPhone sales.



Not having upgraded my 7 Plus for over two years, I know I am part of Apple's iPhone problem.



So, I made a trip to my local Apple Store and did some research to see if I should finally upgrade to an iPhone XR or XS. Here's what I decided.

I am part of Apple's iPhone problem. You see, I own a perfectly fine iPhone 7 plus that I've had for over two years, and I feel no pressure to upgrade. My screen isn't cracked. All the apps I need are running smoothly (despite the occasional crash). And I like to think that my photos still stand up to my friends' who shoot with their new, notch-laden iPhone XR and XS. Bah humbug! I'm sticking with my 7! I was curious, though, how much it would cost to upgrade and would that cost be justified? The Face ID feature to open a locked screen seems nice (my thumbprint only works 50% of the time when it's sunny out and 0% when it's raining). And maybe having Portrait Mode on the front facing camera would help make me look less awkward in selfies. Maybe not. Anyways, I headed to my local Apple store in San Francisco's Union Square to figure out if I should finally upgrade or not. Here's what I found:
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