The Next iPhone may not live up to the hype...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Black Magic, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    So I was thinking about this after the iPhone 7 dropped and I am not so sure the next iPhone will live up to the leaked rumors. Let's review a few of the rumors that dropped to see if they still hold up.

    1. AMOLED Screen. Now that the 7 dropped with reportedly the best screen ever on a smartphone, would Apple drop this to move on to another tech after one year? Doubtful.

    2. TouchID built into the screen. Doubtful now that we have seen the new Home Button implementation this year.

    3. Reduced Bezel. Doubtful as the Home Button is iconic.

    I hope I am wrong and obviously this is speculation but I feel like we will see this same design next year as the 7S.

  2. dmx macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    1. Best LCD ever. DisplayMate says OLED is better for smartphones, and they are actually cheaper now too.

    2. It will still happen, whether under the screen or just under the glass. The current home button is a good stepping stone IMO.

    3. Apple won't let something iconic get in the way of what they consider progress. See: audio jack.
  3. csmith1289 macrumors member


    Oct 10, 2014
    I am hoping they change the design at the least. If not, meh, knowing how I am I'll probably still get the new one lol.
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    We'll still have the home button in the 2017 iPhone. The only difference is it won't be a dedicated one.

    But, hey, keep on disbelieving. Nobody believed the rumors that the iPhone 7 would keep the same form factor as the 6/6s either.
  5. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'm pretty sure most iPhones don't live up to the hype. Often the expectations of the enthusiasts just aren't realistic.
  6. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Why are we even talking about this? Calling it even speculation is a stretch at this point. Calling the 7 the best screen ever is a stretch at best. Samsung has some absolutely awesome displays. DPI has really taken a hit as they have not kept up in that area. Good screen certainly, best? Debatable. And I am an Apple fanboy.
  7. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2015
    #1. Apple has already contracted with and Purchased OLED displays from Samsung 1440p want a preview get a Note 5. 5.7" yet less bezels and thickness it's thinner and smaller than a 5.5" 7 Plus.
    #2. The Home Button is going away period. It is actually already gone it's no longer a "button" It adds too much Chin to the iPhone 7 making it Unecessarily Large.
    #3. See #2 above.

    Next Years 10 Anniversary Steve Jobs Edition will be an Iconic ground breaking design. With No Home Button, No 3.5mm jack No Toggle Mute switch, No Volume Up Down Buttons, all will be replaced by Haptic feedback Bumps. To prevent water intrusion.
  8. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    Rumors leaked this early are traditionally nothing more than talking points designed to keep the focus on Apple.

    Now that Apple has milked the same old iPhone 6 style for three full years, it's very unlikely they'll recycle it for a fourth year.

    Outside of the walled garden of Apple Devotees, the Haptic button is openly being panned. Already their are some rather detailed descriptions of a major revision of the buzzy vibrating button.

    Now that the honeymoon for iPhone 7 is over, it's being re evaluated as a very modest upgrade.

    Next year Apple must deliver substantially.
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
  10. Sanlitun macrumors 6502


    Sep 19, 2014
    Well no kidding considering the current iPhone may not live up to hype either.
  11. Ronnoco macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    United States of America
    Do they ever? Well, maybe the 6S because we keep hearing it is better than the iPhone 7.
  12. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    It's not that iPhone 6S is better than iPhone 7.

    What people are saying is iPhone 7 simply isn't much of an upgrade over iPhone 6S.

    As expected and in usual Apple fashion, they've cranked up the Apple Hype Machine. No other company has perfected smoke and mirrors marketing like Apple. That's a compliment . . . Just look at the billion dollar juggernaut they've become.

    Only Apple could deliver such a modest upgrade and still have people lining up to buy the product.
  13. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2009

    What a bunch of unsubstantiated bs.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 25, 2016 ---
    You don't become the richest company on Earth with "smoke and mirrors", maybe there's a Samsung forum you could go back to?
  14. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Apple products sell not because they cater to techies but because they're easy to use even for the non-techies. Guess what, there's lots more non-techies than there are techies. Apple's customer service (though slipping) is still better than the competition. Being able to bring your phone to a local Apple retail store to get it serviced is a definite plus for most.

    I reckon majority of users don't upgrade every year, either. They upgrade once their 2-year contract/device installment plans are completed and even then, if there's nothing wrong with their phone, a lot are probably not gonna bother.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Poor speculation. We will not see the same
    iPhone design in 2017. Likely a complete revamp. But keep speculating.
  16. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    As for 2 & 3, Apple likes to gradually get us used to new tech instead of full blast. This year they introduced basically the home button sitting behind the glass to get us used to the idea of no physical button. Next up is just transitioning the display into the bezel to the point it will appear bezel less.
  17. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    They can reduce the bezel and still keep the home "button".
  18. Booji macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2011
    New iPhones never live up to the hype. The only thing that they do is break through everyone's sales forecasts.
  19. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    Apple is master in seperating you from your money... :D:D
  20. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wait, screen, what screen? Wasn't next years supposed to be holographic images beamed onto your retina or something :D

    Ahem, anyway, point is things are easily blown out of proportion. But that said there's certainly the possibilities of those things happening in varying degrees of likelihood.

    1. OLED, well why not, if they want a curved screen that's thinner and more power efficient then that's still their best if not only option.

    2. Touch ID built into the screen. Could be, or could be a formed screen around the button. Either way they've gone solid state this year to condition us for it.

    3. Reduced bezels. Well that could tie in with the above. If they remove the button altogether, expect smaller bezels. If they form the screen around the button, expect smaller bezels as the screen will be occupying more space.

    But who knows, too early to be sure of anything. Me, I'm holding out for that Retina 3D projection system I've heard so much about.
  21. Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Maybe same iPhone 7S with amoled screen with some more improvements,as always
  22. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2014
    everyone knows next year is the iPhone X! 10 years of iPhone. apple would be stupid to not make something special something huge! i believe it. apple needs to wow the people.
  23. iPhaithful macrumors regular


    May 5, 2010
    As long as people expect Apple to come out with the phone that transforms into a car, walks their dog, fixes them breakfast, etc. It will never live up to the hype. Not saying that we have to lower our expectations either, but sometimes we do tend to get a little outrageous. I happen to think the 7 is an extremely complete phone as it took what was great about the 6S and made it even better with new improvements, I came from a 6 so the upgrade is very nice. But we shall see, it is the 10th anniversary, maybe they will come out with something spectacular
  24. Superrjamz54 macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2015
    People still buy Samesung. Only design change they ever did was to copy Sonys all glass units and tomcall it an innovation. That and create the worlds first exploding phone.
  25. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2015
    Funny how Samsung gets a design pass on an Apple forum. They've been vanilla for almost a decade now but there are people criticizing apples iPhone design? Laughable

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