Back with a vengeance

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Scarpad, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    well i had intended to wait till an iPhone 8 but i after my windows phone locked up while i was trying to contact my girlfriend who needed a ride to the emergency room (She's fine now) i had enough got the iPhone 7 and couldn't be happier. The thing is very fast, my last iPhone was a 6plus and this is a 7 plus and i'm very happy with the speed and the battery life. The sound of the phone , admittedly thru the dongle is stellar, thou i think i need to invest in a decent pair of biutooth over the ear headphones.

    I also walked out with a series one watch and so far its been great as well and pairs nicely with the phone, i was getting the all black hatch but the AT&T guy screwed up and rang up a gold one and after seeing it I'm glad he made the mistake the gold looks great, coupled it with a Zagg screen protector but the jury is still out whether it hinders usage enough for me to keep it on.

    I took the phone on the upgrade every year plan so i will be able to get the 8 around the same time next year, i find getting the phone i january allows enough time for them to come back in stock after the initial rush, (I was able to get the 256gb 7 plus with no issue at the store), and shake any bugs out of the new designs.

    glad to be back
  2. spriter macrumors 65816


    May 13, 2004
    Sounds like me - I'm back for a while, too.

    I've flip-flopped a lot in the past 2-3 years. Rather than either Apple or Android, I tend to have both and go with one flagship for a while before changing. iOS integration is certainly something.

    I'm a smart watch fan though didn't much like Androids for the fitness aspect so tended to just use Garmin in conjunction with an Android of the moment. I can honestly say I missed the Apple Watch. I don't need a ton of features but the simplicity of notifications with good exercise metrics in a nice design is enough for me.

    The the lack of a 128gb Pixel XL being available prompted a visit to an Apple Store to look at the 7 Plus. I'm a big camera and battery-life guy and left with a 256gb in tow. I listen to a lot of audio and, although I have some Bluetooth earphones for running, I'm curious about the AirPods. So I'll see how they hold up to exercise. I'm strangely wanting to listen to more given the relative ease of use and freedom from any wire. Maybe that'll wear off.

    It's been an Apple-y week and not down to Christmas. I just wanted a change and this lot work well together as well as with my other Apple gear.

  3. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    You'll have to let me know how you like the earpods
  4. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2013
    Welcome back! I can't even imagine using a Windows phone haha. I've been back and forth between Android and Apple and have finally settled on Apple. Went from Galaxy S7e to iPhone 7Plus and now have added a series 2 Nike Apple watch. My new Macbook Pro and Airpods are on their way. You could say I'm an Apple fanboy, but everything just integrates nicely with each other. There doesn't seem to be another company that has this level of consistency between products.
  5. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    As someone who's tried everything besides blackberry, I can honestly say that the ecosystem I currently enjoy with Apple (iPhone, watch, MacBook, TV and AirPods) is lightyears ahead of the ecosystem offered by the competition. Windows essentially has nothing going for it anymore, but the promise was grand in the early days of Nokia lumia. Android and google assistant is genuinely brilliant, but it lacks consistency and seamlessness between devices in the google family.

    There are pros and cons for all camps, but if you go all in with Apple, nothing else currently comes close to its efficiency, not yet.

    Welcome back OP. Here's to a happy Apple flavoured future!
  6. CYKBC macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2014
    I much prefer the windows os for the laptop and office ecosystem experience. iOS for mobile.

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