The "Ugh I don't care for iPhone 7, release the SE 2 already!"

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  1. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    I'm looking forward the iPhone 7, I hope it comes with wireless charging and I highly support the removal of headphone jack, but I know I won't buy it because of the same **** sign and boring design.

    I know I'll wait for the next SE 2!
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Enjoy your wait as it will be a long one.

    I find nothing wrong with the design, have not used the jack in years and could care less about wireless charging.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Pfft. I'm holding off until the 9S. You know that's the one with the properly good features.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You do that.

    I'll wait for the 2017 iPhone because I want to stick with the current size of my 6s+.

    Not interested in a smaller phone or waiting for a smaller phone. I have an iPhone 5 already.
     
  5. Channan macrumors 68030

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    I'm waiting for the iPhone SE, too, but for much different reasons than OP.
     
  6. Savor Suspended

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    iPhone SE 2 (or "4 iPhone 8) will look like an elongated iPhone 4 or something like the Sony Xperia Compact series. So many phones already look better than the iPhone 4, 5, and 6 series, and you expect Apple which recycled the 5 design a second time and released the SE not even four months ago to release a successor already? Millennial ADHD...

    Apple lost their design chops years ago and can't come up with any new ideas. iPads all look the same. What makes you think the SE 2 will look radically different from all the other slabs they make? You can only do so much with a slab until they all look the same. Even Samsung which was maligned for design and build quality is surpassing them now.

    What some don't get is when you do a radical departure in either hardware or software, it needs another year or so for refinement. Squash the bugs. Refine the internals. The S7 edge to the S6 edge. Hench, iPhone "s" models. Not everyone loved iOS7 right away. We all got used it. I didn't love the Material Design right away. I got used it. Then all the tick years that deals with hardware - gate.

    Expect SE 2 to come out September 2017. SE was a guinea pig move by recycling a three-year shell that probably doesn't cost a couple bucks and every Chinese company could clone. Yeah, yeah Apple DESIGNS their own SoC. They DESIGN iPhones in California. But companies like Foxconn, Samsung, LG, and TSMC still need to manufacture those components in those Asian sweatshops for them to profit. Apple just handed them a recipe but didn't cook it themselves. Give credit to the chefs too. How about new refreshing iPhone design ideas? Since when? 2010? 2012? Just add gold and rose gold options and Apple calls it a day.
     
  7. Xenden macrumors regular

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    I have no idea what you are going on about. Your entire post is kinda incoherent and all over the place.

    You start by talking about recycling old shells, go onto say that you don't like apple's designs lately, then go off the deep end talking about sweatshops.
     
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    iPhone consumer wants new design to show off but covers it up with case.

    iPhone consumer who doesn't use a case will have the same looking iPhone as everyone else for the next three years.

    iPhone consumer realizes looks fade, performance lasts. Still maintains that same style over substance belief first.

    iPhone consumer finally agrees it is like dating women, the prettiest ones aren't always the most dependable in life.

    Aim a little higher with your shallowness, bro. Aim for a nice car or beautiful woman inside/out. What's the rush wanting a new iPhone design that will bore you within months and become disposal after a few years during a time when everyone is guilty of copying and recycling old designs...

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    Just change the back of the phone with a different material, offer a few color options, change the dimensions, and that's considered a new design for iPhone.
     
  9. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    So th reason not to buy the 7 would be to have the same old boring design yet the SE is even older design?
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That list of iPhones remind me of Ferraris, their DNA is instantly recognizable.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    The SE just came out this spring, at the very least we'll not see anything until the spring of 2017, and who knows if Apple will be rolling out the SE on an annual cycle.
     
  12. Superrjamz54 macrumors regular

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    Why not, that's exactly what Samesung has done. Except for the new size options.
     
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    Every new design whether it wows us or not will become cookie cutter in a couple years. That iPhone 8 / SE 2 design will be duplicated twice. You end up watching your $650+ iPhone drop to less than one-third of the price you got it by the time Apple uses the same design thrice.

    Apple loves making money reusing old shells and older components like the display and Touch ID of the iPhone SE. Higher profit margins for them reusing old parts which cost less to produce as years go by...

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    Aim higher if you want to see "pretty" and "sexy". I remember being a graphics whore with video games only to realize most of them weren't fun to play. Being superficial for a phone is quite pathetic, man. I love phones too but not because what they look like but the certain tasks they do for me. If they are reliable enough, then I'm good.

    Aim higher if you're shallow. Dude, find better looking beaver like this First Dude...

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  14. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The same can be said of the automotive industry. How many variations on 4 tires can be made over 100 years?:rolleyes:
     
  15. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt there will be an SE 2. The iPhone 'Special Edition' is just that: a one-off cheaper iPhone to persuade those still using unsupported iPhones to upgrade.
     
  16. I7guy macrumors G5

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    It's more than that, it's an offering for those who want a smaller form factor with the (mostly) latest hardware at a reduced price. The people who don't want to upgrade won't buy this phone anyway.
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    The implication being android is mostly cookie cutter, while iPhone being iconic in design stands out amongst the crowd?
     
  17. animatedude thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No! but i would be interested in a slimmer SE design minus the headphone jack + Wireless charging.

    In so many ways the design will be 10 times much better than all these iPhone 7 leaks!
     
  18. Azzurro macrumors regular

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    I want a new 4-inch display but not in a 2012 body. Renew every component pls
     
  19. teknikal90 macrumors 68030

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    You do that.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I will, thanks! :)
     
  21. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    It must be nice to already know exactly what an unreleased device will be like. [/sarcasm]

    You should wait until it is actually announced or released before you get your shorts all up in a bunch.
     
  22. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    I do hope they make an iPhone SE 2. I avoided getting a se because of the lack of 3D Touch and front camera. Hopefully the se 2 I'll have 3D Touch and a better front face camera.
     
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    Didn't get my first cell phone until I was about 19 but didn't get passionately into phones checking on PhoneScoop news daily until the cameraphone era.. 2004. Back then, I was very much obsessed with DESIGN. Motorola V600 was the first mobile to give me gadget lust and wet my pants based on its appearance.

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    Bought it for $400+ in May 28, 2004. I remember the date for most my previous phones since I use the receive date as my passcode. My third new phone in four months. Wasn't all hyped up to be. Didn't have video recorder like my Sanyo SCP-5500. Scratched itself just by opening the lid. Faulty engineering by Moto.

    Six months later, the Motorola RAZR V3 comes out much thinner and is basically the same phone as the V600. Takes the world by storm in 2005-2006. So what was my biggest mistake? Wanted thinness and got a black V3. Wasted my two year update in Feb 2006 for practically the same phone as my V600.

    I should have got a smartphone by then but most of them were UGLY before the original iPhone and I wanted a cool-looking phone. A short-sighted decision by me since Motorola would also release a V3i, same looking device, but can sync to iTunes. Or I should have got a Sony Ericsson W810 instead with 2MP auto-focus and an mp3 player that my crappy black RAZR V3 wasn't!

    Before the iPhone 4s was released, not everyone believed Apple would call it 4s and have a similar design to the 4. You can go back and search threads in mid-2011 with people speculating it would have a different design and be called iPhone 5. Wrong! That's 16 months of waiting (June 2010-Oct 2011) and all we got was the same looking iPhone.

    The greatest phones to me aren't the prettiest ones but have a unique forté. Nokia N91 for audiophiles. Sony Ericsson K800/790 which had a camera lens hump but blew my mind when I saw one in my art history class because it had Xenon flash which was rarely found later unless you bought a Nokia N82, N8, and SE Satio. HTC HD2 which can boot multiple OSes.

    If you are a fan of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, don't expect drastic changes for the S8 edge. It will practically look the same just like the S6 edge/edge+ were. Sony and HTC which are known to be great in design haven't changed it much either. The only company that seems to take chances for better or for worse is LG. Since the Optimus G, each successor looks different. They also have the V-series.

    Moral of the story - Forget about pitching a tent in your pants over a new design. It is all about the features you want for the long run. Companies release the same looking devices over and over. Apple has been guilty of this since 2009 with the 3Gs or their iPods, iPads, and MacBooks with incremental design changes. Now they are set to use a similar iPhone design thrice as seen this year with the SE and 7.

    By the time the RAZR2 in 2007 arrived, most consumers moved onto smartphones...

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    ^ RAZ2 V8 Luxury Edition. No thanks, David Beckham. Battery last 3 hours. Fingerprint magnet. It might seem gaudy to some, but I would love to see more black and gold schemes. White and gold is more for females.

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    ^ Now that's a design that left an impression on me back in MWC 2008. The first Xperia smartphone but was manufactured by HTC.

    Too bad the X1 in black was known to scrape off. It had near Retina Dislplay (312ppi) but who would use it now with "3.2 TFT and Windows Mobile? Those promo shots also makes it look better than in real life. You can see Aly Michalka use the X1 in Sony's Easy A (2010).

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    ^ Nokia N9 cyan in 2011. Then Nokia would continue to rehash that same design for their Lumias.
     
  24. iObama macrumors 6502

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    Aye Savor -- Maybe chill with the blog posts and stop hijacking this dude's thread?

    Anyway, OP, I wouldn't wait for the SE2. It's highly doubtful that they'll even release one. I think this was just to get rid of a bunch of old parts they had laying around. Could be wrong, but I don't think I am. I have the SE and I love it, save for the non-accurate Touch ID. You won't regret it.
     
  25. jetlagged macrumors 6502

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    I took a gap year and traveling the world since December 2014, same year the iPhone 6 came out. I still had and currently still have the iPhone 5 at the time of this writing, and I'm almost done traveling.

    You know, I should have gotten the iPhone 6 before I left because it was the best iPhone at the time. It would have been worth it for me just for the pictures and video quality alone as opposed to my iPhone 5 which has shown its age in terms of video and picture quality.

    The reason why I didn't buy the 6 was because I wanted to wait for better specs and features. I tried to buy iPhone 6s abroad bit everything Outside USA for Apple products , especially iPhones are $150-250 more expensive.

    I say get the best iPhone at this time you can get if you need one. Don't be like me and regret.
     

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