So, in about 2 weeks, almost 2 months with my iPhone 7 Plus...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldfrapp, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    In about 2 weeks, it will have been 2 months since I've gotten my iPhone 7 Plus, and I have to say that I couldn't have been any more bored with it. Feels like using iPhone 6s Plus for the second year.

    Looking forward to iPhone 8.

    P.S. Hope you like my cool story.
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Yeah, a sweet and cool one-sentence summary. ;)
    iPhone 7 is indeed lacklustre. Everybody is looking forward to next year iPhone, even me who absolutely hates Apple removing headphone jack.
  3. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    I feel the same way, I'm already looking at other phones I may want to get to hold me over instead of my 7+.
  4. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2016
    BaseCamp Pro
  5. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    When you've been using iOS for years it all gets a bit samey but when Apple also make your phone look the same for three handsets on the bounce it all becomes very dull. The 6 Series wasn't an especially nice design to start with, so sticking with it for the iPhone 7 was a step too far for some of us. I'm using the Xperia XZ until the iPhone 8 comes out...and it better be good because I'm loving my Sony.
  6. cmdrdredd macrumors member

    May 9, 2007
    Well, if it ain't broke...

    Honestly this should have been expected at some point, that there will come a point that they don't want to change too much about the device because they have a good thing going and drastic design changes come with problems they probably would like to avoid (get a case so you can get reception anyone?). It's a phone that also has a camera and can play videos and brose the internet and play games. Not much different from any other phone really. I know people expect something radical every year but realistically that won't happen. The reason certain Android phones get new designs is because they have a million different Android phones to compete with while Apple doesn't compete with iOS devices the same way.

    Really though we knew what we were getting with the 7. I'm just glad I don't have to wait for my carrier to push updates through or for the manufacturer to finally get around to putting the latest version of Android on my phone (including all their bloatware).
  7. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    What do you expect? Smart phones are becoming part of our normal lives, like TVs or computers. We no longer get excited by the hardware itself, but the content it delivers. So try focus less on the phone itself, and more on how you use the phone to do fun things.
  8. Sunny1990, Nov 3, 2016
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    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
  9. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Yep, it is about the same but thankfully it feels much more solid than the 6+ it replaced.
  10. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    You wouldn't buy the same car three times on the bounce, or the same jacket etc.
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    People buy the same model car that is simply of a newer year but is very similar to what it has been for a few years with just a few visible changes here and there and just more under the hood and other internals and gadgets. And it's quite a bit like that with clothing too, especially on the higher end where people will not only buy slightly updated versions of what they like but even exact same ones in multiples or again and again as they might need or want them. This kind of thing has been much more prevalent for much longer period of time when it comes to many things in our lives that have been around for much longer than smartphones or even cell phones.
  12. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    I guess I am just different. I don't get bored with a phone design. I guess I don't think that way. Does it work, is it fast? Is it better than the last phone? That is what matters to me.

    Apple can't keep 1 upping themselves every time. They have a proven design, imo. Would I like to see a slightly bigger case with a larger battery, sure. But that would make the phone heavier and people are already complaining the plus model is too heavy.
  13. CSpackler macrumors regular


    Jun 22, 2010
    On a plane
    This is the first time I've considered moving away from the Apple ecosystem. I still love my 6s+ and often envy the thinness of my wife's 6, but I feel no desire to upgrade. And neither does my sister, who is using a perfectly capable 5. After so many years, I feel like smartphone technology has arrived and is waiting for its next big innovation.
  14. AppleB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    The main thing for me is to keep my business and personal flow going. The fact that my 7P looks similar to my 6P doesn't matter to me.
    If someone needs constant exciment from a phone then get a new one every month. Its not impossible to do if you have the funds to do so.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The 7 Plus is nothing ground breaking. But it is the most refined Version of the 6 series. You have to appreciate the incremental upgrades with the haptic home button, dual camera and stereo speakers. I think the additional larger battery with two more hours, improved Taptic Engine and I feel It's significantly faster than the 6s. And the improved screen looks amazing with the colors and contrast.

    If you were expecting to be "Wowed", then your thread is nothing shocking that you appear apathetic to the iPhone 7. I am very happy with my iPhone 7/7Plus, but that's just me.
  16. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2016
    BaseCamp Pro
    I think people get caught up in the cycle of constant upgrades and ownership becomes more about that than using the device as a tool for productivity, entertainment, keeping in touch, etc. If the tool is proficient at what you need it to do, the tool itself sort of fades into the background. For me, it's time to upgrade when the tool starts moving into the spotlight with buggy software or slow performance.
  17. Steve686 macrumors 68040


    Nov 13, 2007
    US>FL>Miami/Dade>Sunny Isles Beach>Condo
    let me guess.

    You're on Facebook and Macrumors all day and do nothing else with your phone?

    Boredom understood.
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    In some regards, the smart phone industry has plateaued. We really haven't seen any thing truly innovative in years. And what I mean by innovative is features we, the customer, couldn't even comprehend a phone could do. Some customers are bored and feel every phone does the same thing, just with different company logo's on them.

    I'm easily satisfied with iPhone 7 and it does everything, and more, that I require it too. Others look over the smaller added features and feel the design should be re-invented every year, with never before seen features. Technology doesn't work like that. It evolves.
  19. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    A lot of people seem happy to accept Apple's laziness with the iPhone 6SS. They are apparently ok to save all their goodies for another year because that will be the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Whoopy-do, who cares about tech anniversaries! Only diehards buy the point model and also the S release the following year, the lack of any aesthetic differences is acceptable for two years running...but this is the first time that Apple have dragged the same design over for three years on the bounce and it's tremendously lazy. HTC got slated for milking the same design from the M7 onwards and so should Apple this year. Who wants another very similar phone with the accompanying lottery of sub-par screens, whining processors, creaking casing and the usual buggy new release of iOS when the 6S will tide them over quite comfortably for another year?

    People seem to be forgetting the price Apple charge for these things and that they're in the business of tempting us to upgrade. When smartphones are so capable and development so stagnant these days they have to tempt us with visuals, and Apple disappointed bigtime this year when they churned out more of the same big bezelled beasts.
  20. Jayson A macrumors 68000

    Sep 16, 2014
    Well, I upgraded to a 7 Plus from a regular 6, so I got a ton of new features.

    Bigger Battery (longer lasting)
    2 more GB of RAM
    Faster CPU and GPU
    Bigger Screen
    3D Touch
    Stereo Speakers
    Water Resistance
    12MP Camera (able to shoot in RAW)
    Live Photos
    Wide Gamut 1080p Display
    4K Video Recording
    Solid State Home Button
    2x Optical Zoom
    Optical Image Stabilization
    Raise to Wake
    "Hey Siri" (without being plugged in)
    Voicemail Transcripts
    Faster WIFI and LTE Speeds

    That's a hell of a jump if you ask me!
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Nicely stated. And I agree it's a power packed iPhone.
  22. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
  23. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    The iPhone 6 and especially the 6+ were short on RAM and crippled from the start. Multitasking enjoyed previously on the iPhone 5 was dead and the 6+ regularly froze up it was so RAM-starved. The 6S corrected this so nobody is saying that the iPhone 7 isn't a dramatic performance upgrade from the iPhone 6. It's not even so much that the design is stale, it's the fact the design is behind the times. The 4.7" phone is too small for a modern smartphone and the 5.5" is so impossibly unpocketable due to the huge bezels.

    I simply couldn't spend big money on another badly designed iPhone, not when other manufacturers are offering 5.5" phones with dramatically reduced footprints and 5.2" phones that are so well designed they can be used with one hand. Apple showed great arrogance in withholding a more modern design for yet another year and my money went elsewhere. I do fully intend returning for the iPhone 7S/8 but it had better be a complete redesign.
  24. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    And I'm sure you will use your iPhone 8 in the same ways that you do now. Will just do more and look different
  25. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    but that iPhone 8 will hopefully be all 100% glass too

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