It's surprising what a difference a couple of black options make. Apple should've offered it back in 2014 but held it until this third year of similar designs. Where Apple is heading with three-year design cycles is what HTC did with the M9. Like automobile manufacturers, we can't expect them to reinvent the wheel every year and change the design annually. I predict Apple will revamp iPhone for 2017 but will hold back some color options so they can offer it the following next two years. That's Apple's way of holding back to the consumers and relying on you to buy the third iteration because of its sexy, new splash of color.
Still, I buying iPhone 7/7 Plus, Note 7, or S7 edge are just testing ground for next year's flagships. Apple is banking on wireless headphones. The dual edged displays will be standard in 2017 for Samsung and was also a placeholder for YOUM (2013) since they have been working on foldable displays for seven years. Imagine wrapping a screen on your wrist? I saw foldable, paper-like displays since 2011 CES. We drop nearly a grand on these devices under the spell of their PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE. We sell it off a few months later and usually at a LOSS. When will some of you realize you are simply blinded by design and marketing?
Biggest disappointment of the iPhone 7? I wanted a capacitive home button and all I get is the BlackBerry Storm (2008) haptic feedback I can't turn off. No VR and still using screen resolution found on Android flagships from 2012-2013. The black options is like putting lipstick on a pig. Only to hide those ugly antenna lines that still wouldn't radically change how you use it. Six months ago might seem long in tech, but that's like yesterday in real life. Heck, five years ago can feel like yesterday. Just six months ago, we were raving about the S7 edge. By MWC, we will forget about the Note7 and iPhone 7 again. Short memories. Our purchases start to become obsolete the moment we buy them.
Skip the sevens. Wait for the eights...
Samsung Galaxy S8, Note8 (Ultra HD)
Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus
Industry gamechanger - Samsung's Project Valley (aka Galaxy X or Wing)..
Or forget smartphones since they have generally hit a plateau and give us robots, teleportation, time travel, dimension hopping, space travels, etc. Smartphone have this new feature annually called, "do I give a f...?"
Anonymous, 10 Sep 2016Because Samsung's S6 and S7 designs are significantly different, right? LOL.Only the fact samsung use the same design for 2 generations .apple will use the same design for 4 generations
MasterMimi, 10 Sep 2016Apple has seemed to have lost its innovation. The phones are not a worthy successor to each ot... moreBecause they could not make it waterproof,that's why!Because apple is not sony,so they get rid of it and came it "innovation of no audio jack on a phone"!just think about it,not thinner and not even a bigger battery,just apple crap!
Apple has seemed to have lost its innovation. The phones are not a worthy successor to each other anymore. I still do not understand why Apple has taken out the headphone jack if they didn't even make the phone thinner.
Duel, 10 Sep 2016"how cool can be a phone with such a screen resolution?" You are just showing your stupidit... morewell,evolution is not for everyone,that's why iphone 7 does not have an audio jack!they just could not do it waterproof,like sony did,and they get rid of it instead!a phone with no internal storage extension,not even a full hd screen in 2016,with a battery life that is a disaster and a button on the face of the phone,just like a 1990 tv!back camera bump,they could not fit it inside...just a fail when it comes design,and they call this premium!WHAT A JOKE!
hmmm, 10 Sep 2016iphone 7 is garbage when you comapare it to a real flagship!people just buy it because they th... more"how cool can be a phone with such a screen resolution?"
You are just showing your stupidity with this, after all these talks about iPhone res i had to went to store and really look 6s next to S7 edge. I really tried to spot the difference but it was impossible. Both screen looks great.
By the way its pretty cool to have device which can run everything buttery smooth unlike those android devices which runs those useless extra pixels and showing bad framerates etc.
Duel, 10 Sep 2016IPhone 7 is crazy popular, i wonder if any phone ever had this kind of daily interest TOP 1... moreiphone 7 is garbage when you comapare it to a real flagship!people just buy it because they think it's cool to have an iphone!how cool can be a phone with such a screen resolution??and they call it premium! :))
Why 3.5mm jack has been removed?
Thickness remains 7.1 like 6s, so I've started thinking about pushing customers to airpod Insensibly. Please respect to customer's choices and don't remove standard interfaces easily.
IPhone 7 is crazy popular, i wonder if any phone ever had this kind of daily interest
TOP 10 BY DAILY INTEREST
Device Daily hits
Apple iPhone 7 458,639
Apple iPhone 7 Plus 154,078
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) 139,316
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. 124,142
Samsung Galaxy Note7. 86,566
Sam, 10 Sep 20161.8 f is good for low light conditions but in well light conditions they make photo over expos... moreOr simply,buy a real phone,with a real camera,with a real screen resolution,with a real battery life,with a real storage capacity,with a better screen to body ratio and with no physical button!Yes its all about XPERIA XZ!
why apple discard the 3.5 headphone jack but have still same thickness with i6?? so funny... so it's the same body and no new design i think.
why not use higher resolution in i7? because it will make the battery drain more faster but the question is : why apple not use bigger battery for it and make all better.
it is 2016 but no fast charging where people really need it.
no mechanical home button?? it's like power button on the TV and we can not fell it. hm...
Sam, 10 Sep 20161.8 f is good for low light conditions but in well light conditions they make photo over expos... moreshut up already.. it doesn't make any difference in exposure in daylight.. look at s6 and s7.. theres hardly in exposure difference
1.8 f is good for low light conditions but in well light conditions they make photo over expose ... So plz don't fix the aperture and add feature to change aperture in daylight 2.2f is best and in low light 1.8 is good.. And also Apple says i7 is waterproof but not cover under warranty so what benefits.... I am big fan of Apple but this time I'm disappointed Plzz make better in next year ... I shouldn't upgrade this year and happy with 6s ... I'm waiting for next year...
rivaldi zo, 10 Sep 2016Very expensive phone, and design is same with previous gen so what this isBecause Samsung's S6 and S7 designs are significantly different, right? LOL.
superman, 10 Sep 2016did apple just launch i7 to compete with s7... soo childlishLoL 😂 apple releases every september a new iphone lmao
superman, 10 Sep 2016did apple just launch i7 to compete with s7... soo childlishwhat do u mean? apple releases new phone every year
DanishBeacon, 10 Sep 2016Yes, Mpixels are not everything and Apple is using Sony made ccd sensors for their phones... S... moreShows that you don't know anything about cameras, yet you talk about them like you know. So typical android user, who only see numbers and specs...
You know photos are lot more than bigger mp number.
Adding more pixels also does harm to your photos if the hardware isn't good enough. Just what happened with your Z3
"Sony Xperia Z3
More megapixels may not necessarily produce a better image, as images shot at full resolution (20MP) showed smudging of details as early as ISO100. Shooting at a smaller resolution produced better results."