Open Forum: What do you think of the iPhone 7?

By midian182 ยท 83 replies
Sep 9, 2016
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  1. Like No Man’s Sky and who is the best Game of Thrones character (Tyrion, obviously), the iPhone 7 is already causing heated arguments. Some early reviews say the 7 and 7 Plus handsets are great devices that will be adored by Apple fans, while others claim there simply isn’t enough new features to warrant an upgrade, especially with next year’s iPhone 8 rumored to launch with an entirely new design.

    And then there’s the removal of the headphone jack, something that pretty much everybody – apart from Apple execs – seems to think was a bad idea. iPhone 7 owners who want to use wired headphones and charge the phone simultaneously will have to use an extra dongle, which isn’t a great solution.

    So, for this weekend open forum, we want to know your thoughts on the iPhone 7. Would you buy one? How do you think it compares to the top-end Android devices? Has Apple shown a lack of innovation? Will the absence of a 3.5mm connection become a common theme among future smartphones, and will dropping it from the iPhone hurt sales? Whatever your thoughts, do let us know.

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    All I can say is its going to be darned interesting to see how this goes in the days/weeks/months following launch
    Martha Jordan likes this.
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,112   +1,286

    It's been pretty stagnant for the last couple of years and they've still been selling them by the boatload. I'm sure they will sell a ton of phones and 3.5mm adapters.
    OcelotRex likes this.
  4. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,869   +2,039

    I'm already in line waiting for my iPhone 7 ... suckers!!!
  5. bexwhitt

    bexwhitt TS Guru Posts: 355   +73

    Nothing, unless some technology person impared needs help, then it's give me money.
    DaveBG likes this.
  6. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Maniac Posts: 151   +118

    Yawn. Another iPhone with more proprietary stuff.
    Most modern smartphones have similar sensors and comms.
    Adding complexity to force proprietary hardware is never a good thing.
    SirChocula, DaveBG, yRaz and 3 others like this.
  7. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Guru Posts: 712   +382

    Apple can burn.
    Incremental and more proprietary BS.
    DaveBG likes this.
  8. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 333   +165

    I'm about to get a 7 plus for my work device. Not too stoked - it's gonna be another meh device again. The headphone dilemma was a terrible idea - I honestly thought Apple was smarter than making one choose between charging your phone or using wired earbuds.

    Jobs would be losing his freaking mind right now on such a rookie design flaw, IMO.

    Meh, I'm not paying for it. So I can't really complain.
    veLa likes this.
  9. Levi Sterling

    Levi Sterling TS Booster Posts: 80   +26

    It doesn't seem to support the reflash of roms, it's probably not for me
    DaveBG likes this.
  10. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 571   +373

    Welcome to the hate bandwagon. Bring your best shots. You can see Intel, Apple, and Nvidia articles are the most commented of them all. What are similar to these companies? They simply excel in their own field.

    Seriously, looking forward to it on my next phone upgrade in December. Haters gonna hate :p
    ScubaRhys likes this.
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    pretty sure the vast majority of the people here are on the intel nvidia bandwagon buddy
    Fernando GC, veLa and crocography like this.
  12. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +345

    I tried. I really did. I gave it my absolute best but no matter what I did, I just couldn't dredge a single fluid ounce of Care from GiveA**** Bay to give about the release of a new iPhone.
    veLa, Phr3d and LiveResistance like this.
  13. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,112   +1,286

    The larger the company the more players on both sides.
  14. LiveResistance

    LiveResistance TS Booster Posts: 85   +64

    Meh...I just have a hard time getting excited over anything Apple any more. I have loved some of their devices in the past but it just doesn't seem to be the same since Steve passed.
    Musician likes this.
  15. Misagt

    Misagt TS Addict Posts: 151   +88

    It's Apple, so I really don't care. Also watching the sure to bugs and issues with the this overpriced phone in the coming months will be amusing.
  16. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,580   +720

    I have upgraded my iPhone every 2 years.... but I've found that my "old" iPhone is generally at death's door by that time, and an upgrade is almost necessary.... this time around, my iPhone 6+ is still running fine... so I figure I'll wait another year for the 8.
  17. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 956   +515

    Heh, yet another iDevice that will be avoided. This time around though it will be more amusing seeing people try to defend the removal of the 3.5mm jack (or more specifically, the non-replacement of that port. And no, the adapter doesn't count because the port it connects to was already there).
    veLa and BSim500 like this.
  18. CortyDK

    CortyDK TS Addict Posts: 102   +53

    Apple products are generally overpriced inferior hardware.

    I don't need the latest and greatest.

    But one thing I absolutely loathe is the fact that an iporn or an iplod can not play a measly mp3 file.. nooo you will have to use itunes to convert it to crapples own format in order to play it.

    Why degrade quality by another conversion?!? That's just plain stupid.

    And why use proprietary ports instead of a normal usb type port.

    So, no thanks, I'll stick to Android where I can load mp3's directly on my microSD card and play them, and charge my phone with any old micro USB cable regardless of price and manufacturer...
  19. Squid Surprise

    Squid Surprise TS Evangelist Posts: 1,580   +720

    Um... they play MP3 files now... have for awhile...
    SNGX1275 likes this.
  20. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,741   +3,758

    I think I'm going to pass and wait until the 8S. Maybe even the 9S.
    Musician and Hexic like this.
  21. Kenrick

    Kenrick TS Evangelist Posts: 571   +373

    LOL. Try harder next time. They can play mp3 files ever since the birth of ipod. Ignorance is a crime. Imagining things huh.
    SNGX1275 likes this.
  22. Hexic

    Hexic TS Maniac Posts: 333   +165

    I'm hoping for that 9s Plus SE. Probably sounds pretty badass.
    veLa and Musician like this.
  23. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Guru Posts: 404   +84

    I was under the impression that 256bit files were down-converted, glad to hear I was wrong.
  24. Sash2Seven

    Sash2Seven TS Rookie

    You're exactly the sucker that honorable board of directors wants... You're going to buy whatever outdated sh!t they offer with a 3/4 apple on it... Keep them happy, fan boy!!!
  25. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Guru Posts: 404   +84

    hey sailor, new in town?

    rofl @ Steve

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