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Gearing up for the iPhone 7

Discussion in 'Accessories & Phones' started by ImageArt, 2 September 2016.

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    I wish I was happy with the iPhone 6 but with the screen responsiveness problems I have had with mine, I am forced into replacing my iPhone.
    http://ifixit.org/blog/8309/iphone-6-plus-gray-flicker-touch-death/
    I see that Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit and about time:
    http://fortune.com/2016/08/30/apple-touch-disease-lawsuit/

    I remember when I spoke to Apple customers in the 'old days' everybody said that Apple replaces defective units without quells thus the high price. Well no more.

    Anyhow, moving on.....

    Is anybody in line for the iPhone 7? I would have preferred the smaller version but the temptation of a dual camera will mean that it will have to be the 7 Plus as I don't use my iPhone for much more than a camera. Having said that I would say that going back to the UK next year means that I am likely to use it more as a phone.

    Seems the launch is to be September 7th, the date of my arrival for my break in the UK. As I will need to buy mine in the UK due to the fact that I am moving back there I will have to make a fairly quick decision and probably pre-order.

    Anybody got any views?
     
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    As usual I stick to my s-route, this means I am in next year. I'm sorry to hear about your problems with the 6.
     
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    I am on a wait and see mission... :whistle:

    As I am unsure what, if any, major changes are really going to be launched with the 7/7+... :sneaky:

    I will believe it when I see it on the 07th... :D
     
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    Well, the launch in the US is on the 7th but it will probably only be in the shops around the end of September.

    Yeah, it seems that the iPhone 8 will be the biggie but can't wait for that.
     
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    Since I have the 5S, I'm definitely in line!! Will get the 7 Plus...

    But...... Venomator Rog, you made me worry that maybe I should wait around for the S-version??
     
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    Hey, if the dual camera comes out with the 7 Plus, I can't see the point in hanging around!
     
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    That was my original thought.... But then I don't want the Plus to come out and I'm all "Oh man!!!! Why didn't I wait?!?!"

    But I don't think I'm waiting....

    must......have......new.....camera.....
     
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    If what is being said about the camera is true, I will definitely upgrade to the 7 Plus. What I am really curious about, though, is what changes there will be in 2017 since that is the 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
     
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    Yes!! That's what I was thinking.... is Apple going to release something uber cool for it?? But, well... I've had my 5S for awhile now and been just fine, so a 7 will last me awhile and I guess whatever *must have* feature(s) get released, they won't be going anywhere.

    Man...... they just suck us in, eh????? :eek: :barf: :coffee:
     
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    You'll end up saying that regardless because there's always something better coming next.
     
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    You're right...

    For all my *less consumerism*, reuse/recycle, minimalist path I'm currently trying to walk, Apple sure knows how to push me off into the underbrush.
     
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    The iPhone 8 is purported to be totally glass but that's the last thing I want. I am sure it will have an even better camera though. However, I can take a lot of photos in one year and we are going to New Zealand for a month when Tom finishes in March next year so for me that is a year missed with a better camera. I hardly spend any money on clothes and I virtually don't drink and if you think about it, £800 a year on a hobby is probably not a lot.
     
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    No Cat, that was not my intention... :whistle:

    The 7, whatever it comes with, will be a huge step up for anyone who currently lives with a 5/5s, so I would say it is wholly justified to upgrade in that circumstance... :thumbs:

    My reticence is only borne out of currently having the 6s (Plus) and wanting reassurance to 7 the upgrade is properly warranted... :D

    As if... :rog:
     
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    The 7 definitely falls into my 2-year upgrade cycle so I'll be watching Apple's 'big reveal' on Wednesday with interest.

    I've deliberately been avoiding the rumour mill that starts when each new update is released (the iPhone 8 mill is already spinning!) and grinds on for months. I'll judge the 7 on the basis of what Apple officially announces.
     
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    I fully support this logic!!! It makes total sense to me. :)

    I will probably wait. For the most part I am really happy with my 6s Plus. I am a little disappointed in the camera's lack of ability to focus close up, but there are workarounds. The new iOS will be like fresh paint making everything shiny and new.

    I've heard rumors that Apple may eliminate the iPad mini size. I hope that is not the case. I carry my mini everywhere. Although I don't take pics with it, I usually do everything else on it. I feel like it is the perfect size almost to the point of going back to a SE phone size.
     
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    Yes they do!!
     
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    Thank you, Ann. You've given me a justification for my impending purchase - as well as a way to deal with the agonising buyer's remorse I always suffer later. :barf:
     
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    It was my impression that the 10th anniversary of the iPhone will be marked with the iPhone 8 next year, skipping the "s" part of the usual cycle. Expect more dramatic updates than the iPhone 7. Rumours of 16MP.
     
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    I think the 7 plus will have the dual lens system but not the 7. From 6s to 7 will not be all that big of a jump. Might as well wait for iPhone 8 next year. On the other hand, since I have an iPhone 6, the 7 represents a bigger forward step. I fully expect to take the leap asap.
    The 7 will have a bigger lens and new sensor. f1.9 instead of f2.2. These changes are expected to improve low light performance.
     
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    I think I'm going to take the "leap" and get the 7 Plus... I'm sure at first the size difference from my small 5S will be a bit of a shock, but soon I'll probably wonder how I did anything on that small screen. No more sticking it in the back pocket of my jeans, tho.
     
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    Should still fit in your back pocket Cat, mine does... :thumbs:

    And after a very short while, prepare to be surprised, you will be wondering how did I cope before and just how small is that 5s screen... :D
     
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    Another thing to consider when planning to upgrade, since the iPhone 7 will have a bigger lens it is quite possible that existing lens accessories may no longer fit, or will have vignetting.
     
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    I only have an old Olloclip from my 4, so it doesn't even fit my 5S. I'll be in the market for a new macro lens too.... :sneaky:
     
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