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Here is why the Apple iPhone 7 will be a boon for the accessory market

Before starting this post, I would like to clarify that it is written based on the rumors of the upcoming Apple iPhone 7. There are currently a lot of rumors pointing that the next iPhone is going to be an all glass design with metal on the sides. Apple had the back glass design on the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4s and it may bring it back. I for one won’t be surprised if they do this, if they can reuse the iPhone 5s design for the iPhone SE they can very well bring glass back.

Slippery Phone

Users of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s will understand what I want to say here. Apple chose to go with the rounded design from iPhone 6, while the design is visually good it makes the device slippery. People with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6s suffered as a drop would likely result in a shattered display or a dented back. For the iPhone 7, one drop would surely result in a shattered screen or a shattered back taking us back to the days of the iPhone 4. Glass would also make the phone heavier increasing the chance of the phone meeting the ground which takes me to my next point.

New Cases and Bumpers

The iPhone 7 would in a way force owners to buy a bumper or a case to keep the phone safe. A drop can potentially damage both the glass surfaces on the phone and a replacement would mean a lot of money. The iPhone 7 is also rumored to have dual stereo speakers at the bottom, this alone makes older cases and bumper obsolete. While iPhone 6s users could use cases for the iPhone 6, the same won’t be the case with the iPhone 7.

Glass Protectors

Well, the use of glass protectors or screen protectors is very common on our smartphones. Before glass protectors iPhone users had to rely on plastic protectors to protect the back of the 4 and the 4s. Its not like the iPhone users are the only one’s suffering, Xperia owners already have to buy 2 glass protectors to protect their smartphones and we can expect something similar from iPhone 7 users.

Headphones with Lightning Connector

There are rumors suggesting that Apple may be getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack and replacing it with the lighting connector. This might very well be the biggest change that the smartphone industry has seen since the introduction of the TouchID. If this rumor is true, it pretty opens up a huge accessory market for headphones with lighting connector. The Apple Earpods have been decent but you can expect better headphones from other manufacturers. While the previous points were based on the rumors pertaining to design of the phone, this one does alter the functionality.
So these were my points of how the Apple iPhone 7 would offer a huge boost the accessory market, have some more to add? Shout out in the comments section below or tweet to us @theunbiasedblog

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