Apple Rumor: The iPhone 7 Is Probably Going to Be Disappointing
As we’ve kept you updated on all things iPhone 7, one thing has become crystal clear: This year’s phone release is probably going to be less-than-dazzling. Which means, if your phone is desperate for a new update, you can do it now and live with #NoRegrets in September.
According to Nikkei Asian Review, Apple is expanding its product cycle from two years to three — meaning that there will be an extra year between those brand new and crazy-exciting phones. According to the news outlet, this is because of a decline in sales and simply a lack of new innovations to deck out the iPhone. Although the phone will undoubtedly be an improvement — rumors are swirling about storage, battery life, the headphone jack and even a waterproof casing — there won’t be any of those flashy, gotta-have-it-now updates that we’ve grown used to.
This is definitely disappointing, if true. Last year, for the first time ever, Apple saw a decline in their iPhone sales, selling 16 percent less in the second fiscal quarter compared to the year before. Hopefully, if the Silicon Valley giant is hoping to not further alienate fans, they’ll go all out for the iPhone 7. Two days ago, the Wall Street Journal‘s Joanna Stern wrote a plea to Apple asking them to “please make your iPhone smarter,” and voicing the concerns of Apple users worldwide who feel the tech co. isn’t keeping up with their competitors. Let’s hope these concerns don’t fall on deaf ears.
But hey, if not 2016, then maybe they’ll do it up for 2017. Rumor has it that Apple is planning something BIG for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!