If you need a new iPhone, there is nothing wrong with the new iPhone 7/7s, short of losing the headphone jack. If you haven't been using any 3.5mm headset devices, don't worry. If you have been, Apple is packaging an 3.5mm to lightning connector and a set of earbuds that support the lightning connector with the new 7 series. The problem will be for folks who want to use their earbuds while charging their device. The iPhone 3, 4, 5 and 6 series would all do this, but not the iPhone 7 series. While the cameras are slightly better, none of the reviews I've seen merit the hype Apple gave these cameras at their launch. The one great thing Apple did on these devices however is water proofing and dust proofing them.
That being said, it's the iPhone 8 which will debut exactly a year from now that will be the game changer. I've already seen leaks that confirm that Apple is finally going to finally dump their lame space-taking outdated bezel design. Anyone who has ever held a Samsung S7, S7 EDGE or Note model knows that Samsung's devices are much smaller without sacrificing screen size because they have done away with all of the wasted bezel space. That means the iPhone 8 will be smaller in size with the same screen sizes.
What does all of this mean? Simple! It's all about the iOS 10, not the new devices. Now that the bugs have been worked out of it, many folks have figured out that the smartest move is to supercharge their current models by downloading iOS 10, or buying one of the current 6 or 6s models at a giant discount and using it for a year until the huge changes are made on the iPhone 8 which is inevitable. All of the carriers we represent currently have remarkable deals on all models, including the new ones.
As far as plans go, all of the carriers have introduced amazing new deals. My two favorites are Verizon's new 12GB deal (20GB with 4 lines). http://www.drwireless.com/verizon-deals.html, and the new Unlimited T-Mobile One plans, http://www.drwireless.com/t-mobile-deals.html.
Sprint has also recently improved their 4G LTE network and is going after AT&T, T-Mobile and most importantly Verizon with the following new plans... http://www.drwireless.com/sprint-deals.html
Anybody looking to get a new device or seamlessly move their service to another carrier should contact me.
Joel Saltzman has over twenty years of wireless industry experience. He is currently CEO and Chief Wireless Analyst for Dr Wireless.