I suspect it s something to do with the Intel chip. Apple made a mistake going with Intel. Intel must have buttered up Tim Cook. Apple should get off the Intel train, and take control.
While I get what you're saying, can we admit to the fact that my phone losing service until there is user intervention isn't really a small bug people are blowing out of proportion. Pretty sure if your phone wasn't functioning as, you know, a phone. You wouldn't think it was being blown out of proportion.
That's the kind of thinking I would expect from Microsoft - sell it first, fix it later with a service patch. Since when has the bar been set so low for Apple that we can pay upwards of $900 for a device and not expect it to work right? It should work right out of the box. That's why we buy Apple products and spend a premium amount for them. What happened to "It Just Works!" (hope you are listening Apple - Man! I miss Steve Jobs!)
Interesting to note, I had my device on Airplane mode the other day, and actually received a call! When I answered it, all I got on the other end was a bunch of electronic noises. So Airplane mode means offline or something else exactly?
So the problem seemed to have resolved spontaneously when my iPhone 7 roamed to another geographic location. No ideas if this will translate for others.
Hopefully you wont encounter this fault again. I'm starting to wonder if the iPhone "shortage" we are seeing is because of a hardware fault found soon after release so they are holding back the faulty models and getting the repaired/redesigned phones through to customers ASAPI came back from the Apple Store, they immediately acknowledged that something was off and replaced my iPhone 7 with a new device.
It wasn't an apologetic response... just setting the table for you.
Glaring omissions on purpose? It's called product cycles. Yeah, they leave somethings out because they want to and some because they have to.
Clearly I know the difference in water proofing and resistant. My point is that the Gen 1 Water Resistance is perfectly fine for me, AND I bet most people. Please show all the complaints about Water Resistance vs. Water Proof. In fact, you'll find out with a bit of research most folks were happily surprised with its apparent water proofing.
Also, have you ever thought that MANY of the features you define as being left out on purpose are simply technologies not yet ready to be used? Suppliers need to catch up? GPS is a perfect example, it required a larger battery but the components in Gen 1 were too large to allow for both. It needed a power efficient GPS supplier, none met Apple's specs until now. Now, as components mature into their 2nd or 3rd generations, they can be assembled together in the same size or even smaller form factors.
Frankly, I am happy when Apple brings a product to market before ever single technology is perfected. If that were the case we would be waiting a long time for everything. Also, I am not "investing" in these products, I'm "using" them.
You buy the right Apple products at the right time. Cripes, that is a pompous statement. I guess we need to follow your way, as it is the best way.
No more first gen for you, ever.
And what happens next year when people on the "S" cycle have the redesigned iPhone 8 on the menu?
But...believe it or not, the SW failed the HW...
Well said and I have to agree!3) Now for combining your thoughts. You are right, these current batch of iPhone should "... Just Work". Why, because they are NOT ground breaking and they are certainly not creating a new product category. They are iterations of a smartphone first released 2 years ago.
That said, if the world were more sane and returned to launching models every few years, all companies (including Samsung) would release better quality products. That's just common sense. But we all expect something new every year or even every few months and we are getting what we deserve.