Anonymous, 17 Nov 2016wrong. The IP7's adapter has a builtin DAC and AMP. It doesn't carry the analogue signal from ... moreYou don't need to take one feature away to add another (my point in my previous post.). The iPhone has been carrying signals on both ports for ages. This is how it plays music through music docks.
Why place the DAC and AMP on the adapter in the first place? Will it perform any worse if located inside the phone? Headphone speakers are analog - no point in placing the DAC/AMP on a wire connector. It makes more sense locating it in the device. The iPhone isn't a small phone by flagship standards - many android phones have all these hardware components in smaller packages.
Slowly the iPhone is dying...None creativity and the chinese smartphones coming better and low prices.
glxy, 06 Oct 2016Friend, you missed the point of my comment. You don't need to take one feature away to add ... morewrong. The IP7's adapter has a builtin DAC and AMP. It doesn't carry the analogue signal from the phone. They are actually raving about the dongle at headfi which provides better performance that the builtin one of the 6s.
Does the music app have audio customization options (e.g. EQ, etc...)?
I have been a fan of Sony compact series but since Sony is not releasing X Compact in our shores, might as well jump-ship to the most powerful sub 5" phone available...
One thing I like about iPhone is they are original research products. Most of the Chinese phones like oppo, Xiomi copied almost all design of iPhone. Only thing is that iPhones especially newer iPhone are not affordable for most of Asian people hence oppo and Xiomi are selling copy design of iPhone
My iPhone 7 is scoring just 130000 to 163700 on antutu benchmark. Is it some serious hardware issue?
Wxy, 23 Sep 2016If you read or researched correctly, The space previously occupied by the headphone jack is no... moreFriend, you missed the point of my comment.
You don't need to take one feature away to add another. iPhones are hardly the smallest phones in the market. On the contrary they are often larger than most phones of equal screen size, mainly because of the ROUND button.
Tactile feedback and virtual buttons have been around for ages. Sure I like virtual/tactile buttons, but not at the expense of dropping a prevalent standard audio interface.
Quite simply, Apple is once again herding us into another costly proprietary standard with no added value. Lightning connector will carry the same analog signal to the tiny headphone speakers. No improvement, but you added a weak point which is the adapter. Apple has tried to fool us before when they forced us to switch to Lightning connector (what's wrong with 40 pin?) which to this day leads to a USB 2.0 connector on the other end. Goes without saying, you can't improve one side if the other end is still an old standard. So why waste all the money spent on 40-pin accessories for nothing?
Eyzerman, 02 Oct 2016Nfc is used exclusively for apple pay... So that it is secure.... Can you imagine if other app... moreAnd who tells you to keep NFC on all the time? It can be switched off in a second and switched back on when needed. Apple doesn't want to put NFC in iPhone, because it's not their technology, so they can't benefit from the patent. Same with 3.5mm jack, that's why it's gone. Now every headphones maker has to pay Apple for each unit of their product, if they choose to make it with lightning connector. Sickening. Like I said in other post - Apple - where fun stops, and business begins.
Wxy, 21 Sep 2016These were all my concerns before I jumped in to Apple.
Micro SD card - I selected the 64GB 6... moreI also have the Lumia 1520 but my daily phones are S7Edge and iPhone 6. The 1520 used to be my daily phone, so I know what you're talking about.
Disagree with some of you points there.
Customization is good. It's not for kids (only). We have our preferences in ways we want to interact with our phone. Eg. In iPhones, we cannot put the icons on bottom bar on a new page (have to be sorted from the upper bar first). It's kinda annoying. Options is always good my friend. Even the Lumia 1520 has better customization than the iPhone.
Higher Display Resolution. Yes, we can actually see the difference. Not necessarily by up close. Not by much, but it's noticeble especially for watching movie or high graphic games. Having an Amoled and higher resolution, the S7 Edge screen looked much better than the iPhone 7 /7+
The mono audio for video recording is one big flaw in the Iphone 7 IMO.
Wireless charging is not that important, I agree. But it adds the flexibility in charging our phone. And for a phone that doesn't have a headphone Jack - iPhone 7, it's very useful if you want to listen to music through a good wired headset while charging your phone.
And.. the headphone jack. It's totally bussiness reason (and probably saving some space). There's no innovation behind it. There's no better substitute for the headphone jack at the moment (unlike CD replacing Floppy, or USB drive replacing CD). Bluetooth headset is already available for quite some times and the audio quality is still behind wired headset.
Look, I don't hate Apple or iPhone. I even use one daily. It's just Apple disappoints me again this year for not making exciting phones. The iPhone 7 is a great device. But i don't see upgrading my iPhone 6 yet (hello 3 years design and all those things above). They broke their usual new design change every two years. The iPhone 7s feels like a 'bridge' or a prototype device.
This year, Apple compromises things in favor of next year's 10th anniversary iPhone (presumably iPhone 8). And that's when I will upgrade my iPhone 6. This year's iPhone is passable IMO, if you have the 6s or even 6.
Nfc is used exclusively for apple pay... So that it is secure.... Can you imagine if other apps or devices are capable of hacking in to your nfc and able to take money out of your account.I think people have forgotten about the news that gsmarena had published a few months ago about the potential vulnerability with Samsung pay