Just unboxed my Matt Black IP7......why don't I feel excited??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickosbad, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. nickosbad macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    Collected my Matt Black iphone 7 today....I unboxed it 2 hours ago and already I've lost the excitement/wow feeling that normally comes with a new iPhone/iPad

    I loved playing with Touch ID when I got my iPad Air2 & iPhone 6 and when I got my 6s I loved (and still do) playing with the 3D Touch......but with this......there's nothing new to play with (the new home button is actually surprisingly good though)

    I wasn't 100% sure I was going to collect it but thought I'd give it a go

    The colour is growing on me......initially I didn't like it and I think I still prefer the two tone finish of my 6s and I might be in the minority but the new one seems a bit "plain" on the back......I actually like the way the antenna bands break up the rear on the 6s......the 6/6s seems to have a more "premium" look and feel (personal opinion)

    I did read the reviews and knew it was only an incremental upgrade but I still expected more and not sure it's worth the £350 it will cost me to keep......anyone else feeling underwhelmed???
  2. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

    Apr 1, 2008
  3. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Ahh, the buyer's remorse threads are starting early.

    This will break down to either,

    There is no difference from last years model
    I think I want a 7 Plus (they always wanted a 7 Plus but couldn't get one but wanted a new phone anyway, had every intention of returning it).
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    There's no "killer feature" on this one (Siri on the 4s, Touch ID on the 5s, 3D Touch on the 6s), so if you're looking for a wow factor, you probably won't find it. It's just a further refinement of a very mature design and product.
  5. aka777 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2012
    A Note 7 would be a better choice to light a spark in your life. Certainly has the wow factor.
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    I know how you feel. I picked up mine 5 hours ago, and it's still sealed in box. I do prefer a JB one if only I could get one.
  7. Gr81MB macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2007
    Lol! Fantastic
  8. Glene macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2014
    Ft Lauderdale
    The only thing I can really appreciate is it does seem faster. Other than that yeah no wow factor
  9. Howyalikdemapls macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2013
    Go take some pictures and videos and enjoy the new camera with OIS.

    Oh, and drop it in the toilet to test its new water resistance.
  10. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    You folks just jump on a new iPhone without knowing what you are buying versus the previous one? Wow.
  11. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    Yes a Note 7 would definitely light up ones life.
  12. JediZenMaster, Sep 16, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 18, 2016

    JediZenMaster Suspended


    Mar 28, 2010
    Yep. Feel that burn
  13. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Doesn't help if they don't use the camera much or take their iPhones to the potty. :)
  14. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    What were you expecting? Unless you got the Plus, this year's update was very meh.
  15. theineffablebob macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2012
  16. CKtoph macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
  17. bendrumin macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2009
    Light spark and blow up ;)
  18. jediuia macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2014
    Yup should have held out for the jet black...
  19. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2014
    Drop it in the toilet. Be amazed when it doesn't die.

    Don't really know what you were expecting. This never looked like a huge leap over the S mode.
  20. nickosbad thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2009
    No way!! They had a Jet Black one on display in the Trafford store......I picked it up and it just didn't feel premium....it felt and looked like the 3GS from years ago and it was already showing a few scratch marks and it had only been on display for 6 hours

    There's gonna be a hell of a lot of people hating the Jet Black after a week or r two of ownership (and don't get me sterner on putting it in a case.....no point at all in buying for a finish then covering it up)
  21. entraik Suspended

    Jan 22, 2009

    Get a Note 7
  22. HGHTWRR macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2016
    Holy ****, took me a while! Amazing!
  23. imanidiot Suspended

    May 1, 2011
    Denver, CO
    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?
    ---Johnny Rotten
  24. patrickbarnes macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2012
    6s -> 7 = Evolution, not revolution. Not sure what you were expecting, TBH.

    Would I recommend someone with a 6s buy a 7? No.
    Did I do it anyway? Yes (thanks to Verizon for giving me $650 for a 6).
  25. RedOrchestra, Sep 16, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016

    RedOrchestra Suspended

    Aug 13, 2012
    I had a 6 ... got a Black 7 this morning by walking into my local carrier store ... restored from back-up ... good to go.

    My purchase decision was make on the basis of new front and rear cameras and the OIS.

    Have to say I'm liking the Home Button and I haven't a clue what the early reviewers beef was.

    As for the rest of the stuff - it does all the stuff the 6 did and likely better. Should say that I have noticed an overall kick in speed.

    Never used the iPhone for music so won't miss the 3.5 and doubt I'll ever use the lighting earphones.

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