Another iPhone 7 fail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by polbit, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. polbit macrumors 6502

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    My wife replaced her iPhone 6 with iPhone 7. It's been few weeks now, and as a non-techie person, here's her review: feels and looks the same, but locks up and looses signal a lot more often. She wants her old phone back. This is the first time since iPhone 3 that she doesn't like a new iPhone. I'm pretty sure she's not the only one.

    Then yesterday, my 6 year old daughter wanted to listen to PBS Kids. She brings her kid headphones, aaaand fail - we already lost the stupid dongle. Had to use my 6S Plus instead.
     
  2. fitgirl macrumors 6502

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    Apple really dropped the ball with this new release it's so disappointing.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    How is it Apple's fail that you lost your dongle? :confused:
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 601

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    This is the reason God created options. Not everyone needs the latest and greatest. Your wife is ok with old tech, let her have it.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The overwhelming majority(you know, just about everyone else who isn't on MacRumors) is likely enjoying their new phones. Even on here it seems there are more happy people than unhappy people. As with most of these "issues" there is a vocal minority who won't stop complaining.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Yep, I would be p|ssed as hell if Apple made me loose my dongle.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try updating to the latest ios version.
    Most carrier connection issues are resolved.
    If she still doesn't like the device then get something else.
    There's options out there and everyone has different needs and wants than others.
     
  8. fitgirl macrumors 6502

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    I believe MacRumors can create OCD in people.
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Most of the people on here who self proclaim that they're "OCD" aren't.

    Personally I think that a lot of people have unrealistic expectations which are sometimes impossible to actually fulfill.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You purchased a device fully knowing that there is no standard headphone jack. Correct?
    Then you lost the headphone adapter that came with it and its Apple's fail?
    I dont get your logic or lack of...
     
  11. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    Are you joking? That would have been impossible previously. You can argue that users must consistently achieve perfection, but it would be nice if the phone serviced our needs rather than the other way around.

    As an aside, I really like my 7 Plus in most ways. The lack of a headphone jack is not one of them.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You bought the device fully knowing it has no standard headphone jack.
    It would be nice if it had a vcr tape deck too but it doesn't because technology evolves.
    So it would be logical that if it doesn't service or suit your needs you get something else that does.
     
  13. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    Everytime I see parents letting their toddlers/young kids handle their $700+ phone, I secretly wish the kid to smash the thing on the floor. :D
     
  14. daviddcmd macrumors member

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    It's Apple's fail that they've forced this upon us and their solution was a small doggle that as time goes by will be lost by many more.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They didn't force anything.
    You knowingly took out your wallet and purchased it. Apple didn't force you.
     
  16. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    I know right? I mean when they announce the iPhone 7, it's the only iPhone you can buy. They immediately discontinued the SE and 6S... oh wait...
     
  17. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    How dare Apple lose your dongle

    A disgrace I say

    If I lose my car keys I'm going to ring audi up and complain
     
  18. daviddcmd macrumors member

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    Correct they didn't force me to buy anything, I choose to buy a 7, since returned for another reason btw. They DID however force me to use a easily loseable doggle.
     
  19. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    idevices are electronic pacifiers for small children, and I'll be the first to admit that my wife and I have been guilty of handing over our phones for a few minutes of uninterrupted quiet when things get stressful.

    It's definitely not a good thing to make a habit of, but I stop short of wishing ill-will on people who do things I disagree with ;)
     
  20. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    I once got an iPhone 5S, and it locked up (or rebooted itself) 5 times within a period of a couple weeks. Instead of concluding it a failure of Apple, I went and got a replacement. The replacement, and 5+ iPhones my family got had been generally trouble-free.

    Is the 7/7+ perfect? No. Some like it more, some like it less. That will always be the case no matter what Apple (or any other brand) releases.

    If anyone like any other phones better than the new iPhone, by all means, go buy it and enjoy.
     
  21. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    That's not force. You agreed to purchase the phone and everything it came with and didn't come with.
     
  22. noobinator macrumors 601

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    You just contradicted yourself.
     
  23. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Are you a parent? Bet not.

    When you do become a parent you will be surprised what you will do for just a few minutes of peace and quiet!
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    Again, they didn't force you to use anything.
    The headphone jack removal was well known even before the iPhone was announced.
    By purchasing the device you made the choice to either use the dongle or a Bluetooth connection or any other way you decide to use the phone you bought.
     
  25. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    This does not make a bit of sense. You first said they didn't force you to buy anything. Then you go on and say they did however forced me to easily lose a doggle. Makes absolutely no sense.

    It's called user error
     

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