Will the iPhone 7 be the biggest refresh ever?

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Will the iPhone 7 be the biggest iPhone refresh to date?

Poll closed Apr 5, 2016.
  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  2. No

    52 vote(s)
    98.1%
  1. Joe Rossignol Editor

    Joe Rossignol

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    #1
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    Considering it is only March, there are a significant number of rumors about the iPhone 7 series already.
    It already feels like the iPhone 7 could be the biggest yearly refresh ever depending on which rumors pan out.

    Agree or disagree?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Every new iPhone is the biggest "refresh" ever. The 'S' series is always what the numbered model was supposed to be. On and on.

    The next iPhone will always have a better camera, a newer version of iOS and a better or faster CPU.

    The 7 will be what the 6 should have been and the 7s will be what the 6s should have been and so on.

    I would also argue that had people not hated the fugly antenna bands of the 6/6s Apple probably would have just left them there. So, in that instance it's not a refresh but a reaction to a poor design most people didn't care for.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Like any new product, it was the early years when when iPhones jumped by leaps and bounds.

    We could debate over which iPhone was the biggest jump but whatever the answer is, it's clearly behind us.
     
  4. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    The only thing that will change is everything. :rolleyes:
     
  5. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    There is a faster chip every year.
    They make it thinner every year.
    Removing the headphone jack is not a feature.
    Moving the antenna bands is not a feature.

    So we'd have a dual lens camera, which would be pretty cool.
    We'd have a second speaker...which is completely unnecessary.
    We'd have waterproofing...which people seem to want for some reason.

    Hopefully wireless charging turns out to be correct, or this would be the most boring and uninspired iPhone release to date. Especially if they keep the 6 series form factor as the leaks suggest.
     
  6. bushido Suspended

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    for some reason seeing the result made me laugh out loud.

    100% ... NO!
     
  7. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    Theres only so much that Apple can do, and they'll do just that for the iPhone 7.
     
  8. bufffilm, Mar 15, 2016
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    Voted No making it still unanimous.

    I'm chuckling that the 6/6+ owners are expecting Apple to outdo itself for the 7.
     
  9. imhereareyou macrumors regular

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    Nope not enough to get me to buy, the waterproof feature is nice for parents, my daughter likes to try and chew on it and she messed up my speaker, luckily I never use that..
     
  10. ABC5S, Mar 15, 2016
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    ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    My definition of a big refresh is simply all of the following (together):

    1. Smaller bezel
    2. Screen that is dazzling.
    3. Fast focus camera like the Samsung S7 has
    4. Front facing speakers
    5. ShatterProof screen like the Droid Turbo
    6. 1.7 12 MP camera rear, and 1.7 8 MP front like the Samsung S7
    7. Slightly larger casing for a larger battery that will give us two days of battery life.
    8. Faster CPU and GPU
    9. Wireless charging

    Not much to ask for since some other manufactures have done this already

    PS: Apple will not under any &$%%^& .....Every. Only a normal refresh
     
  11. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    Disagree, see my answers above as to why
     
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    It'll be the biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.
     
  13. mtneer macrumors 68020

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  14. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Get rid of the numbers and just call it iPhone. No need for tick tock upgrades. Just upgrade when you feel like it.
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    It deserves to be the biggest refresh ever, yet I have a feeling it won't be, because Apple.

    There is always a faster SoC, faster wireless, and a better camera. The question now is whether the ones in a "?" mark will make it to the iPhone 7. If they all do then yes, it would be the biggest ever. But I highly doubt even a couple would make it.

    In my opinion, the iPhone 7 deserves to have a smaller footprint than the iPhone 6, but it seems that Apple does not think the same way. They will keep the larger bezels because it makes it easier to design components that fit. It's a shame because they once said that making bigger phones is "easy" and that the hard part was making things smaller. Oh, the irony.
     

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