Hard to justify the upgrade

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ericgtr12, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    If a better camera and a few minor enhancements are that important then it may be a good deal for some. However, I would rather see Apple take a couple of years to really come up with some significant changes rather than small incremental enhancements annually, it feels like they're just doing it because they set a precedent for a yearly cycle.
     
  2. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Apple saved all their good stuff for next year. This is a placeholder year. Next year I expect them to really blow up the industry with the iPhone X.
     
  3. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    Here we go again. This happens every year.

    Anyway, see you in line...
     
  4. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Small incremental improvements are just fine, I'd be really tempted by the 7 except the headphone jack is a deal breaker for me. I'll never use lightning for headphones, if other manufacturers follow they will likely standardize on USB C, and lighting headphones will still be useless on anything except the iPhone. You can't even use the same set of headphones on your mac as you can on your iPhone.
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I'm on the line as well but I know myself I'll be preordering on Friday like I always do. :p
     
  6. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Huge upgrades imo

    Amazing new colors
    waterproof finally
    insane camera technology
    new home button

    What else do people want?!!

    Day 1
     
  7. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is usually the case with me, we'll have to wait and see. ;)
     
  8. revfife macrumors regular

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    If you are locked into the Apple World, it is a great upgrade.

    If you try to be platform agnostic, it is an ok upgrade.

    Apple is not going to change the music industry standard earphone plug to a lightning connector.
     
  9. dannyar macrumors 6502

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    Some people really have no common sense. I bet you are one the people who think the note 7 was a major jump from the note 5? Lets take a look...

    iphone 7-

    Better battery
    Better camera
    Better screen
    Better home button
    waterproof
    better processor
    better GPU
    Retooled design

    Note 7

    better camera
    better battery
    waterproof
    blah blah blah

    Whats the difference???
     
  10. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I'm not getting the new iPhone and most of the stuff announced was already leaked beforehand, but I was surprisingly...surprised by this event. The iPhone 7 is more exciting than I thought it would be, but maybe it's just that new jet black model that impressed me so much. ;)
     
  11. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    The ability to use the same headphones across devices without adapters.
     
  12. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, never owned a Note but please don't let that stop you from making wild blind assumptions with absolutely no basis. :D
     
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    Nothing par from iPhone 6s plus the only thing that impressed me is new jet black color and i am going to buy it
     
  15. travis333 macrumors member

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    The telephoto lens is f2.8? Not that impressive. And I'll have to wait a few months for their bokeh generator to work? That should have been ready for today's event.
    PASS
     
  16. ericgtr12 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How much thinner does the phone need to be? It's definitely a risk Apple is choosing to take, just seems hard to justify forcing people to use an adapter for their own proprietary jack, USB C I can see though.
     
  17. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    I strongly disagree, it's a mediocre upgrade for iPhone 6S users.
    For platform agnostic, it's an ok upgrade.

    Apple isn't trying to change the music industry standard. Music industry standard headphone jacks are 1/4" not 3.5mm.

    Apple is just removing things that don't matter and in the world of Bluetooth and similar wireless technologies, wired headphones are obsolete, it's the same thought process everyone had with the removal of the floppy disk. No one thought they'd be without a floppy disk, now floppy disks can barely hold a lengthy document or a large spreadsheet with macros. Forget presentations.

    Same idea here, why use the headphone jack if it's not critical? Bluetooth headphones have only been around since 2002, that's 14 years as of this post. It's not like we didn't have an inkling that it was going to happen eventually.
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    How much thinner? Well it's not quite credit card thin just yet, but I'd be cool with them making it thicker so the camera doesn't resemble the cyst on an Android.
     
  18. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    That's no good to people this year though is it? Our phones will be three years old by then. It's frustrating seeing the impressive hardware and features on Android knowing Apple should be at that level too. I have no interest leaving iOS, I just wish they would release the long overdue phone.
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I can already to selective focus (bones) on my S7 edge. In fact the first phone I used it on was the S5. I'll probably get the 7 plus but I'll have to have a think about it before Friday. Watch the keynote again.
     
  20. stlredbird macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't excited at all for today's announcement, I was getting one anyway b/c my 5s is getting a little long in the tooth, but they announced some pretty significant performance upgrades. And if the 3 GB rumor of the plus holds true I'm all in.
     
  21. d5aqoëp macrumors 6502a

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    I quite liked the internal upgrades to CPU and GPU. Rest of the stuff is just meh!
     
  22. mtcowdog macrumors regular

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    I have to admit an upgrade from the 6 is hard to stomach. I so wanted to love the iPhone 7. I envisioned setting an alarm and preordering through the Apple Store App. But after watching the entire event, I feel like the 7 is great tech that doesn't do anything I can't already do. Its like a car that goes 290mph when I can only drive 80mph if lucky. I had hoped for something new to excite me. But they gave us the same but better, with a little less. I can save a lot of money and do everything, however much slower, with my old iPhone 6. This is the first iPhone release event where I lost interest.

    And those AirPods look awful to me. I have no interest in having hard plastic in my ear and anything but discrete white stems sticking out. Again, great tech with meh interest.

    Hopefully I am an outlier in my viewpoints. I remain an Apple fan. But my initial reactions aren't exciting.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    calling this a poor upgrade makes no sense. Virtually every aspect of the phone changed.

    -better screen
    -better camera
    -improved design
    -better GPU/CPU


    The problem is not with the upgrade. The problem is phones have hit a peak, and it is really hard to justify upgrading every single year with the price of cell phones.
     
  24. macduke Suspended

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    It's a solid upgrade. Not amazing, but things like that dual-camera bokeh capability is truly amazing and will forever change phone photography—and possibly general photography—mark my words!

    I'm also a photographer and hate iPhone Plus sized devices, but damn this is tempting to have near dSLR quality on me at all times.
     
  25. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    If you look at Vimeo you will see many many videos and still photos taken by talented people using iphone 4. Most follow a theme and will leave you awestruck. So the new model certainly won't be worse in terms of specs.
     

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