Why I have not purchased an iPhone 7

pedzsan

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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?
 

bufffilm

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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.
 
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eyoungren

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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?
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?
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.
 

bigjnyc

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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.
 

Freakonomics101

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

BeefCake 15

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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?
  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!
 

Steve121178

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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?
No.
 

bufffilm

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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?
 

pedzsan

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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.
 

bufffilm

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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.
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?
 

Freakonomics101

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

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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.

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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.
 
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joeblow7777

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The 1GB of RAM is vastly inferior.
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.
 
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cynics

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The 1GB of RAM is vastly inferior.
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).
 

LoliS

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RAM, or the lack thereof is only vastly inferior in a system that requires it.
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.
 

cynics

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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.
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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