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Review: Apple iPhone 7

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Sep 21, 2016, 12:58 PM

no headphone jack, no purchase

There is really no reason to have removed the headphone jack besides spite for customers and wanting to force more expensive options onto people, while limiting their choices and freedom to use their current, maybe really nice, headphones.
Except that you can still use ANY set of headphones in the whole wide world with the iPhone 7. So I'm not really sure what in god's name you're talking about.

Sep 21, 2016, 12:59 PM

Half-baked phone.

I think the hardware portion of this review shows it the best.

The design is the same as last year, clearly without improvements and even tweaking it just so that people have to buy new cases.

The headphone jack being removed only makes some sense for headphones, and has significant unaddressed disadvantages.

The stereo speakers are neat, but only half work due to the disparity in volumes.

Your description of the screen literally matches my year-old Droid turbo 2, but with the hilarious differences of being lower resolution (albeit with no brightness change from tilting) and not being rugged. Maybe it's the "premium feeling" of glass that changes it. But then, on the turbo 2 there's actually a justifiable screen size, which is a...
Don't you know??? Less is more. So saith Jobs, the great iDiot in the sky.

Sep 20, 2016, 11:05 PM

Stereo audio recording?

I'd love it if the iPhone 7 used its microphones to produce stereo audio in movie recordings. I doubt Apple has implemented this 2008-era technology, though.

Sep 20, 2016, 5:52 PM

Tick tock

Ummmmm... "tick tock" is an Intel design strategy, not Apple. Intel coined the term for their processor design strategy long before Apple ever thought of building a phone. If anyone at Apple ever used this terminology, they blatantly stole it from Intel, which wouldn't be surprising considering Apple's history of stealing established terminology and pretending they invented it. The word "app" comes to mind.
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