Why I have not purchased an iPhone 7

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pedzsan, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. pedzsan macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that I still haven't bought an iPhone 7. I'm still back on an iPhone 6+. Why?

    Well... I wanted to see the different colors. I tried and tried to see them at my local AT&T stores for several months (it seemed at least) and never succeeded. I have finally seen the full line at the Apple store but by that point, the excitement had worn off. I mean seriously... I don't need an iPhone 7.

    On a related topic... I do need new Macs but @#$%%!!!!! they are slow in coming out. For one particular use, I may just buy a small Linux machine. I'm not sure but I am definitely frustrated.

    Was this part of the Steve Job's talent? To get new products out and when they did come out, you could actually buy them rather than wait forever just to see them.

    My belief is the they way they are releasing new products now is costing them sales. I have no idea what percentage.

    Have you not bought an Apple product due to frustration in the length of the release cycle or the waiting period after the release date?
     
  2. bufffilm, Mar 20, 2017
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    This is 2017...nobody -needs- an iPhone, much less an Android or Windows phone either. Most everyone has some sort of smartphone now.

    Thank you for pointing out the obvious!

    As for the phone colors...why didn't you try the Apple Store instead of AT&T?

    As for potentially waiting and waiting...that goes with the territory. There will never be immediate gratification (at launch or a month or two after sometimes) and when Steve Jobs was alive...you had to wait, too.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I am still on my 6s+.

    Why not the 7+?

    Two words for you - Fugly!

    I already have fugly with my 6s+. Don't need more.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I don't understand how it took you months to see the new iphones if you have access to an Apple store. they've had them on display since September of 2016. As for macs they just released new macbooks, unless you are referring to desktops....

    Also the iphone releases have always been backed up starting with the first one, i seem to remember there always being long lines on day one and delayed inventory availability if you didnt get one by lining up. So no Steve jobs did not have a magical talent that made products always available.
     
  5. noobinator macrumors 68040

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    Your local AT&T store really sucks if they didn't display the model for months after the release.
     
  6. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen some stores that just have dummy phones. The authorized retailers tend to do that so they don't have to fork over the money for live demos.
     
  7. LoliS macrumors regular

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    Only has 1GB of RAM, battery is probably shot by now, aluminum alloy in the 6 series was inferior and dents/bends easy.

    The iPhone 7+ has 3GB of RAM, which is a huge difference in performance over the iPhone 6+.
     
  8. nnoble macrumors regular

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    That's spooky. I just checked my pocket and I don't have one either.
     
  9. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    Glad this post was made. I would have never noticed that I haven't bought one yet either.
     
  10. Spudlicious macrumors 6502

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    Me too - this is just so weird. What on earth can be happening?
     
  11. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 65816

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    Back in 2015, i wait a month for the AW, probably only time i was pissed with the waiting time
     
  12. BeefCake 15 macrumors 6502a

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    1. Suspiciously surprising statement that no one understands
    2. Then you're convinced you don't need the 7, which answers your question.
    3. Pissed off at Apple and dumping their OS
    4. Missing Steve Jobs
    5. Apple is doomed insinuation
    6. Inflammatory ending to get the people going!
     
  13. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    No.
     
  14. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 68040

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    I'm on a 6S because the 7 wasn't enough of an upgrade for me. It was also £200 cheaper so I went for the win.
     
  15. bufffilm Suspended

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    If you are fine staying on a 6+, stay there. When you are ready for a new phone, make a decision.

    Lots of people with older models...you are not alone. What else do you want to say?
     
  16. pedzsan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Apple store is close to where I work but I don't work close to where I live. So, the typical weekend, I don't want to haul myself all the way in to town just to look at an iPhone. Plus... I kept assuming the AT&T store would eventually get display models or I would feel up to going to the Apple store after work. But by 7:30 or 8:00 at night when I finally get out of here, I just wanna go home, eat, and go to bed.
     
  17. bufffilm Suspended

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    Which is well and good...but then, it's not really Apple's fault on any of this.

    You're blaming the wrong party, aren't you?
     
  18. Freakonomics101 macrumors 6502a

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    If you've been curious for all these months, I think it would be worth the trip to get the curiosity over with.
     
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    To be fair, I have a 6 and don't have any of those problems. Neither the 6s nor 7, while great phones, offered anything that has made my 6 feel vastly inferior.
     
  20. LoliS macrumors regular

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    The 1GB of RAM is vastly inferior.
     
  21. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    Not in my experience. I don't do much multitasking on my phone, and I've never found the RAM limiting, not even with my iPad Mini 4 with twice the RAM to compare it to. iOS seems to be very RAM efficient to me.
     
  22. sorcery macrumors regular

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    I'm still on the iPod touch. A device of elegance and beauty. Who needs a phone or great battery?
     
  23. cynics macrumors G3

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    RAM, or the lack thereof is only vastly inferior in a system that requires it. Being mostly limited to iOS there isn't much need for much more. With heavy multitasking you could run into issues but usually it would need to be pointed out to someone.

    I returned an iPad Air 1 because of constant Safari tabs and app refreshing likely caused by only 1gb of RAM. Didn't have any of those issues with the iPhone 6 though, even when trying to mimic what I was doing on the iPad (which people tend to multitask more on).
     
  24. LoliS macrumors regular

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    The 1GB of RAM on the iPhone 6/6+ is noticeably slower on iOS 10.2. and higher IME. I have iP6/6s/7 and there is a performance difference b/t iP6/6+ and the newer phones. The different processors make a difference too I am sure, but for sure the RAM does.
     
  25. cynics macrumors G3

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    RAM is used for maintaining app suspended states in iOS. Short of the specific example of an app getting pushed from RAM and needing to reload fresh an iPhones speed is purely based on the processor and NAND.
     

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