Unsure of getting 7 plus now

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gsxr1000, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. gsxr1000 Suspended


    Jan 19, 2014
    North Carolina
    With all the problems I'm reading on here I'm unsure whether or not to upgrade from my 6 plus to a 7 plus I may just go to a 6s plus instead. Are there really that many problems with the 7 plus. Any insight would be greatly appreciated on this.
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    My 7 plus is great! Remember on Forums like these you usually only hear about the negative experiences of the new iPhone models.
  3. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    Stick with 6S, same performance and better quality. 7 is a cash grab using cheap materials and low grade everything.
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Apple iPhone World
    I currently have 7 Plus and everything works great. No issue on my end.
  5. rbrian macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2011
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    I went from a 6 to a 6s (not plus). I could barely tell the difference, except for the large hole in my bank account. This is the first time, after upgrading every year since the 4s, that I've felt like I wasted my money. That's the main reason I haven't bought a 7. Maybe next year. Maybe.
  6. Low country macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2016
    South Carolina
    The 7/7+ is a great phone plagued by typical poor inconsistent quality control. Getting one new with zero issues is seemingly like winning the lottery. Buy one at an Apple Store and look it over CLOSELY during the days that follow (you have 14 days) and if anything appears wrong TAKE IT BACK and try another or wait it out.

    To help you somewhat here is a short list of possible issues:

    1. Creaking clicking sound when handled.
    2. Hairline scratches in display. View the display in direct sunlight or under LED lights with the display off.
    3. Yellowish display. View the settings page to see if it appears rather warm yellow. Brightness max, auto off.
    4. Distortions or waves in glass.
    5. Excessive hissing or buzzing noise emanating from back of device.
    6. Gaps between display and aluminum body.
    7. SIM tray flush to surrounding body of iPhone.
    8. Home button smooth, no sharp edges surrounding it.
    9. Charging port not sticking out beyond surrounding aluminum.
    10. Dust under camera lens.
    11. Check clarity of sound from earpiece during call, should be loud and clear.
    12. Overall check of entire device from mishandling during assembly. Look for scratches, dings, dents, etc..
  7. Alameda macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2012
    If you buy from AT&T, can you return it at an Apple Store?
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I love my 7 plus.
    I had some problems with it losing carrier data connection but that was corrected with iOS 10.0.3
  9. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    The iPhone 7+ is fine. If you need a new phone get one.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 23, 2016 ---
    No, but you can take it in for service at an Apple Store.
  10. BeeGood macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2013
    Lot 23E. Somewhere in Georgia.
    The 7+ is a great phone. It's not without its flaws, but if you have a 6/6+ I would recommend it.

    You'll always hear more complaints from people than praise. When people are unhappy with a product, they vent. When they're satisfied, they just use it.
  11. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Got 4, 2 each. So far no issues. Family loves them.
  12. deadworlds macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
    Citrus Heights,CA
    I upgraded to the 7+ from a regular 6. My phone has been great. I have had no issues with it whatsoever. It's important to remember that people who frequent these forums are usually here because they are having issues. It is because of this that you see nothing but people with issues but it is probably not an accurate representation of the majority of people who are well and happy with the phone.
  13. lostnuke macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2016
  14. zamboni52 macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2008
    Colorado Springs
    My 7 plus is perfect. I bought it outright, Sprint MB 256gb 7+. Screen is warmer than my 6s plus but that was expected. Colors are great and the "HDR" screen is awesome. BTW, the speakers are loud enough to have a conference call on it.
  15. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    there aren't problems

    people on here just post threads about issues they are having. Doesn't mean most aren't really happy with theirs.
  16. Newjackboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    If you're coming from a 6 or older, due an upgrade, not concerned re cost or love having the latest tech - iPhone 7 is the phone to have.

    If not - I agree on the cash grab element. This is still an iteration of the iphone 6. calling it an iphone 7 is just marketing bull. and the iphone 7 will be out the window and forgotten next year with a completely redesigned iphone.
  17. ajscorpio69 macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2016
    Your feelings are valid. Took me 3 Pluses to get the perfect Plus. Mine is week 41. No hissing, no yellow screen, no issues at all. I think it's safe to say that Apple has remedied the issues, and you are good to go.
  18. Low country macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2016
    South Carolina
    Inside the 14 day window a full return needs to be done at the AT&T store. On day 15+ if you go to the Apple store they can exchange it for a "refurbished" device of exact same.
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Apple iPhone World
    If purchased from AT&T store, it must be returned to AT&T store. If you purchased it from Apple Store, it can be returned to any apple store.
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I respect your opinion, but that's completely anecdotal. We don't know if Apple remedied anything and 'Week 41' is just a number. My iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is week 34, which both have zero issues. I could allegedly say week 34, Apple remedied all Issues and others may disagree. I think iPhones have issues sporadically, some units are good and others are faulty. It happens. There is no evidence of Apple correcting anything. Many who received their iPhones on launch day, the one's I'm aware of, have had no issues.

    The only way to truly know if Apple addressed any "Issues" in a particular week, is if Apple acknowledges these issues, which is unlikely.
  21. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    No issues here, either.
  22. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    I would honestly go with the 6S Plus and also hope you get it on iOS 9.x.x and keep it there until the major bugs are worked out of iOS 10. There isn't much of a benefit of the 7+ over the 6S plus and you get to keep your headphone jack, plus a tried and true hardware package with the slim possibility of coming with iOS 9 another tried and true OS.
  23. george999 macrumors regular

    May 15, 2016
    I have a week 37 7+ and the only "problem" with mine is the hissing you can only hear if you're in a dead quiet room and open an intensive app and put your ear to a certain part of the back of the phone.

    If you're looking for a problem, you'll find it. It's a great phone, get it and enjoy it!!
  24. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Week 36 here, only issue I have is a slightly uneven screen tint. Top half is cooler than the bottom half, but I swear 10.0.3 addressed that issue. Before you could only tell on white screens, now I can hardly see a difference in tint.
  25. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2016
    Zero issues with iOS 10. Running 10.0.1

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