7 things that would've made the iPhone 7 even more awesome

7 things that would've made the iPhone 7 even more awesome
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are, hands down, pretty good upgrades to Apple's handset line. Finally, we get things like a 32 GB base storage tier, water-resistance, and even stereo speakers. The handsets are also, of course, faster, more powerful, have an impressive camera upgrade, and come in two new colors... well, one-and-a-half new colors — matte black and glossy black.

But is it the perfect phone? Well, nothing is perfect. And while Apple proudly announces that this is the "best iPhone [it has] ever made" (as is every iPhone, every year), it's still got a couple of things missing here and there.

So, here are our gripes with the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. What are yours?

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iPhone 7
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 1960 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A10 Fusion, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2900 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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38 Comments

2. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Sooner or later 3.5mm jack has to go. So we should be happy that apple has take this bold step. It is like replacing usb with type c . As far as screen resolutions are concerned , both devices have good screen resolutions. Iphone does not have to engage in spec war like android manufacturers. If they can improve bezels it will be great.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Are you confused?

4. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have to admit Apple fans are so loyal. Removing 16gb in favour of 32gb, but also removing 64gb, knowing that even 32gb is not enough these days for a lot of people, but 64 is just right. So how does Apple get their customers to skip 64gb, and go for the more expensive 128gb version? Remove the 64....... Perfect.

13. No_Sammy_No_Gimmicks

Posts: 147; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

But the is not extra charge from 64GB to 128GB, how is it more expensive? For the same price you double up on memory.

28. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

True there is no extra charge. But, they know 32GB is not enough so most of the users will skip the 32GB version and buy a more expensive 128GB hence more money. I get it, it's their job to take more money from their customer's pocket. They do not care for the customer, neither do any other company. The customer should do the same... buy a phone that serves their needs, provide great features for less money.

42. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Unless you're taking a lot of 4K videos, even 16 GB could turn out to be enough (I actually wish Apple makes a 100 euro cheaper 16 GB variant).

39. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

They should just add a microSD card.... like every other phone manufacturer.... FFS is it really that difficult for Apple?

48. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

That would hurt their ego and their customers will know that Apple was lying to us all these by saying that you don't need microSD card. Though I am not sure that their customers will ever know that we are being fooled by Apple.

14. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Apple is offering 32GB,128GB,256GB in place of usual 16GB,32GB,128GB respectively in same price. So it is not that they are forcing you to purchase a expensive model.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

@adi90, I doubt those prices will be the same in countries other than the US. In Asia, I'm sure the 128GB iPhone7 will cost more than what the 64GB iPhone 6s costed at launch.

24. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I do not know what they will do in Asia. If they overprice it, then it is not good.

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Real 2016 specs.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How so? iPhone 7 Plus: 1080P screen, 3000 mAh battery, Quad Core A10 accompanied by an industry leading GPU, Camera upgrade, IP water resistance, and stereo speakers. Sounds like a contender for best phone of the year honestly.

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I agree with you about the iPhone 7 plus, but the standard iPhone 7 specs are really outdated and overly expensive for what's it's offering.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

True.

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well at least you can be honest and agree when others are right. Kudo's Kiko!

7. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Let's see...a better design, higher res screen, less bezels, a headphone jack and a stylus would make the iPhone better. Can't argue with that!

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You and I both know Apple would charge 1300 dollars for all that lol :D.

26. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Less bezels mean less shatter resistence... Though that was never Apple's strong suit but phones with slightly thicker bezels allow for more resilience. The top and bottoms bezels are larger but not that much larger than competing Androids, same s**t when people rag on other Android phones with slightly thicker bezels and some of those phones do it out of necessity such as better speakers.

36. srgonu

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Then its called Note 7

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But then it would be a Galaxy Note 7 and "we" have one of those!

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can think of a few more. Split view, slide over, picture in picture, a multi item clipboard, just to name a few. Apple, with all the power the 7 Plus packs, why not give it iPad like true multitasking? This phone is now just as powerful as the Note, load it up with phablet features. I'm not gonna lie, looks wise, and hardware wise, they did a good job (good on the looks, great on the hardware). Software wise leaves me wishing, and wondering. I'm a bit let down, based on what I was hoping for, that would've made me buy it.

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Agreed. Some form of split screen should have been available when iOS 10 came out. I hope they address it at WWDC next year. Til then...... jailbreak is my friend :D.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes sirrr! I saw a jailbroken 6 Plus runnin it on a cydia tweak. It's still a great upgrade, can't kie about that.

27. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

No camera bump means thicker phone for a potentially larger battery but can also mean a shatter resistant screen in the future. At least when Apple had a 3.5mm jack they gave it enough power compared to other OEMs.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Where in my comment, did I mention camera humps, and 3.5mm jacks?

43. Leo_MC

Posts: 7203; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

This is Apple's punishment for those who want bigger phones / tiny tablets: "you're stupid enough to buy that sh*t, let me get you frustrated, mofo, by reminding you a phone is just a phone; if you want tablet-like usability, just buy a mofo tablet!"

45. Podrick

Posts: 1284; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

More powerful than Note actually. Impressive hardware on 7 plus.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They don't want to do that with the iPhone, because if they did; you wouldn't buy the iPad.

20. Brapi

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 06, 2016

So if there's no quick charge. How long exactly the 7 plus charge? Or for a good comparison. How long does 6s plus charge from 0 to full? Enlighten me apple users. Im planning to get this since iphone has an excellent gaming performance .

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