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Review: Apple iPhone 7
Apple's annual iPhone upgrade manages to include some features — water resistance, better cameras, improved battery life — that are worth considering even if you're coming from a newer iPhone. Together with iOS 10, the iPhone 7 is no doubt a powerful addition to the iPhone family.
I don't think this is a fail
But I think Apple's focus is right on with this new phone.
Better battery life
-I don't care how fast your phone is, how fast the internet is, or how big of a screen it has. If the battery is dead, good luck getting it to do anything useful.
-did anyone notice they modified iCloud? It will be STREAMING your music now, all of it. You can save it onto your phone or you can just listen when and where you want. On top of that, all of your documents, calendars, contacts etc... will be saved and automatically synced between devices.
-Comparable to Google voice in a couple of ways, until you realize it can set your alarm for you, check the weather for yo...
Just because they didn't make it a 4G capable device, give it a television sized screen, or put a 12mp camera on it doesn't make it a fail.
Siri in itself is an enormous upgrade/feat...
8Mp cameras have been on several phones for a while now so that isn't special. Oh... and I'm sure the iHeads will say that Apples camera is better becasue its an APPL...
- include an external iSD card slot (make it a different size than regular micro sd cards)
- charge tripple the price for storage cards, shiping all models with stock 16gb memory (well it's apple so if they did this probably 8gb stock with external iSD slot)
- offer different size screens with structured pricing:
- - 3.5" = $199.99
- - 4.0" = $299.99
- - 4.5" = $399.99
There will not be people camping out for this device and this further gives Android the time needed to dominate the market.
Also, for those that watched the entire presentation - the part when they brought up 4G and "they aren't going to get into the conversation about what is and isn't 4G" is outright pathetic.
This is a 3G phone and will be until its LTE on Verizon. 4GLTE is the only true, best is world class, 4G network.
Poor CDMA users
The Thunderbolt, Droid Charge, etc. have all been terrible devices.
The difference between HSPA+ and HSDPA is pretty significant. Being that HSPA+ is the backhaul fo...
CDMA band classes?
Obviously, it supports the first two CDMA band classes:
*band class 0 (Cellular 850 MHz)
*band class 1 (PCS 1900 MHz)
But does the 4S support additionally any of these band classes?
*band class 3 (JTACS 800 MHz)
*band class 10 (SMR 800-900 MHz)
*band class 14 (PCS "G" block 1900 MHz)
KDDI au in Japan is set to offer the 4S, so it would seem that "800 MHz," in this case, does include band class 3 capability. Band classes 10 and 14 matter only to Sprint, which may deploy CDMA1x, LTE, or a mix of both in its reconfigured SMR 800-900 MHz and/or PCS "G" 1900 MHz spectrum.
I don't understand...
the iPhone 4s, not the iPhone 5. Hasn't the "s" always been
just an upgraded version of the previous phone? It's got a
better processor, better graphics, siri, better antenna, better
battery life, and a better camera. Sounds like an upgraded
version of the 4 to me...
Yes, it could have been a bit thinner, but its not that thick to
begin with. And who doesn't get use to the size of there phone
after just a short time? 4G, okay legitimate complaint. But the
battery kill is a definitely downside. I live in a 4G area, and
never use it. I'll end up buying the 4s personally simply
because I was planning to upgrade soon anyway, as my EVO is
starting to crap out. (I've h...
It is understandable that the "s" in Apple's iphone editions has historically defined the upgrade for the ...
Will the SIRI Personal Assitant...
I really do think that the 'iPhone fad' may be dying down...I'm not saying it is going to disappear anytime s...
Worth the upgrade???
Apple has never been about Cutting Edge...
The biggest strong point of the iPhone line is the easy of use. It might have had a few cutting edge features when it first came out but days, it has been surpassed by many others.
There are several phones with bigger & better screens, more powerful processors, better cameras, and far more customizable interfaces.
Apple fans like things SIMPLE.
They have never been the "deep thinking" crowd and prefer simplicity and form over substance and function.
Most Android users liked and understood the move Inception.
Most iPhone users didn't.
Apple is only catching up
The only thing that has come out so far that operates as smoothly and instantly like iOS...
OMG! It looks the same!
What, exactly, is disappointing everyone here?
Big whoop. There are plenty of phones that ARE LTE capable, so if that's what they want, they should just go buy those phones.
I am 100% ha...
Where is the real iphone?
How the hell can I be craving Mcdonald's?
Is that really it?