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    (Original post by soanonymous)
    I completely agree. There are so many phones out there that can do what iPhones can do and more! I love my S7, the only thing I miss is the actual hardware of the iPhone. It looks a lot more 'girly' to me, although that could just be because my choice of colour for the S7 was black and my old iPhone was white. I also miss the front camera of the iPhone, the S7 comes out a bit blurry (must be doing something wrong?!).

    I think Apple have had a lot of success with bringing out products that change the game, and good on them - I also applaud them for providing an adapter with the iPhone 7 so people aren't FORCED to pay the heft price tag of the AirPods. However, I don't think it will catch on as well as they hope. They are 1. way too expensive, and 2. too easy to lose. I can see their theory behind it, I can see their vision but the design of the AirPods isn't a great one. They could have designed something a lot more sturdy or that fixes onto the ear somehow, so they're less likely to fall out.

    I used to be one of those people who would always buy the new phone, every 2 years - but then I just realised I was literally buying the same phone again and again with tiny little tweaks. It didn't seem worth it anymore to me.
    When you mean 'girly', have you seen the Pink 'Gold' colour?! I went for the White colour again (my iPhone was white) as its a pretty exclusive colour in my opinion as it's not available in certain countries.

    I feel completely the same way with my S7, although like most phones, it does have it's flaws here and there. Everyone's making a big deal about the camera, but I think they can make good improvements because they are well known for giving warm colours. Also the Always on Display feature doesn't have a full purpose (no email and WhatsApp notification) and they could've given a personalisation for the background on there too (black isn't my colour).
    Apple on the other hand is (slowly) catching up with their 'innovative' theories and ideas but they're nothing new anymore due to their competitors. But to be honest for the sake of being in competition, they're just being copycats.
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    (Original post by Snufkin)
    Overpriced, under-engineered. Apple is laughing all the way to the bank with your money. I despair that even the launch of their tiresome products has become an event in itself. :facepalm2:
    What about E3 for consoles?

    Even Samsung do product launches now.
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    What about E3 for consoles?

    Even Samsung do product launches now.
    I had to google E3, never heard of it before. :lol: I'm not a fan of any tech product launches, be it Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, whoever. It's a marketing strategy, one which unfortunately works very well.
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    I was just waiting for the launch of the iPhone 7 so that I can upgrade my battered old phone to the 6S and save roughly £100 because of the good old price drop when a new phone is released :grin:
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    (Original post by IcEmAn911)
    What would you recommend?
    Wait for the new Nexi (that's plural for Nexus) to be unveiled.
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    When you mean 'girly', have you seen the Pink 'Gold' colour?! I went for the White colour again (my iPhone was white) as its a pretty exclusive colour in my opinion as it's not available in certain countries.

    I feel completely the same way with my S7, although like most phones, it does have it's flaws here and there. Everyone's making a big deal about the camera, but I think they can make good improvements because they are well known for giving warm colours. Also the Always on Display feature doesn't have a full purpose (no email and WhatsApp notification) and they could've given a personalisation for the background on there too (black isn't my colour).
    Apple on the other hand is (slowly) catching up with their 'innovative' theories and ideas but they're nothing new anymore due to their competitors. But to be honest for the sake of being in competition, they're just being copycats.
    I really like the Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus, it looks amazing. But I wouldn't go back to it. Thinking back, I wish I got my S7 in Gold now, but what can ya do!

    That's a really good idea, I didn't think about fully customising the Always On Display! I do wish it was optimised for 3rd party apps, it would be so much more helpful - I don't really text much so the Samsung messages app is kind of useless to me, as is the icon that comes up on the Always On display.

    I really wish there was a mix between some iOS features and some Android/Samsung ones! The S7 could be perfect with the option of an authentic 100% iOS keyboard. I can't stand the Samsung one or any other ones that I've tried, the iPhone one is just so much easier to use and the autocorrect on iPhones is a lot more accurate than Samsung. I'm forever getting annoyed at random autocorrects.

    I also really like that on iPhones you can swipe the left side of the screen to go back, I'd like that on my Samsung too. Sometimes it's more convenient, but I love that Samsung has a back button (although kind of wished it was on the other side, that makes more sense?!)

    I've just sent my S7 in for repair and I'm using an iPhone for a few weeks till I get it back, so it's so easy for me to find what I miss/prefer about the phones.

    I just wish someone would come up with a Samsung/Apple hybrid phone.
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    (Original post by soanonymous)
    I really like the Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus, it looks amazing. But I wouldn't go back to it. Thinking back, I wish I got my S7 in Gold now, but what can ya do!

    That's a really good idea, I didn't think about fully customising the Always On Display! I do wish it was optimised for 3rd party apps, it would be so much more helpful - I don't really text much so the Samsung messages app is kind of useless to me, as is the icon that comes up on the Always On display.

    I really wish there was a mix between some iOS features and some Android/Samsung ones! The S7 could be perfect with the option of an authentic 100% iOS keyboard. I can't stand the Samsung one or any other ones that I've tried, the iPhone one is just so much easier to use and the autocorrect on iPhones is a lot more accurate than Samsung. I'm forever getting annoyed at random autocorrects.

    I also really like that on iPhones you can swipe the left side of the screen to go back, I'd like that on my Samsung too. Sometimes it's more convenient, but I love that Samsung has a back button (although kind of wished it was on the other side, that makes more sense?!)

    I've just sent my S7 in for repair and I'm using an iPhone for a few weeks till I get it back, so it's so easy for me to find what I miss/prefer about the phones.

    I just wish someone would come up with a Samsung/Apple hybrid phone.
    This is why I'm not selling my iPhone 6. It still works to the point the battery always drains out even when I haven't used it in the past hour or 2!
    Whats wrong with your S7 by the way, you've had it for a short period of time and now its in for repair?

    I know what you mean by the back button, its always been on the left, so why be 'different' just to switch it to the right?!

    To be honest I don't really regret that I chose to (yes it is an upgrade not downgrade!) because it is water resistant (IP68 not IP67 - Apple...) and has a memory card slot just incase 32GB isn't enough. Also with Android you're not restricted in what you can do; I regularly change my 'themes' just to make my phone look girly with flowers and can watch films online for £3.50 each on a 5.1 inch screen just because you simply can whereas on iPhone...you just simply can't. :p:
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    This is why I'm not selling my iPhone 6. It still works to the point the battery always drains out even when I haven't used it in the past hour or 2!
    Whats wrong with your S7 by the way, you've had it for a short period of time and now its in for repair?

    I know what you mean by the back button, its always been on the left, so why be 'different' just to switch it to the right?!

    To be honest I don't really regret that I chose to (yes it is an upgrade not downgrade!) because it is water resistant (IP68 not IP67 - Apple...) and has a memory card slot just incase 32GB isn't enough. Also with Android you're not restricted in what you can do; I regularly change my 'themes' just to make my phone look girly with flowers and can watch films online for £3.50 each on a 5.1 inch screen just because you simply can whereas on iPhone...you just simply can't. :p:
    Oh really? My iPhone 6 was literally perfect, I was just so fed up of not having any space that I decided to get a phone with more storage, and that was just when the S7 came out!

    It's so weird, half the headphone jack stopped working - so only one side works!? I left it for like 3 months, but then thought, might as well get it fixed since it's under warranty and free.

    I've found one theme that I just love and haven't changed. They're all too busy for my liking, I want like just a very simple, sleek white theme (has to be free cos I'm cheap) but they literally don't exist so I'm stuck with what I've got. I love that it's so much more customisable than the iPhone tbh, but sometimes I do miss using it.
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    I'm most excited about the performance of the A10. The 6s has been spanking all competing Android-running SOC's, and now Apple is about to widen the gap. This will be by far the fastest and most powerful smartphone on the planet, not to mention it will have Apple's legendary memory management.
    The camera will be good, a sharp screen, improved battery life; little to dislike. I also like iOS, despite it being a walled garden in comparison to Android's open field.
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    Although exclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack sucks balls; imagine listening to something on the wireless earphones and they run out of juice. Absolute agony.
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    (Original post by soanonymous)
    Oh really? My iPhone 6 was literally perfect, I was just so fed up of not having any space that I decided to get a phone with more storage, and that was just when the S7 came out!

    It's so weird, half the headphone jack stopped working - so only one side works!? I left it for like 3 months, but then thought, might as well get it fixed since it's under warranty and free.

    I've found one theme that I just love and haven't changed. They're all too busy for my liking, I want like just a very simple, sleek white theme (has to be free cos I'm cheap) but they literally don't exist so I'm stuck with what I've got. I love that it's so much more customisable than the iPhone tbh, but sometimes I do miss using it.
    Hence why I upgraded!
    But I do miss using the iPhone though, such as FaceTime, iMessages (because they're free!) and of course the funny Siri (because he/she knows your name!).
    Well I guess there's no going back now though but like I said I don't regret anything.
    Also I paid £20 for the S7 which included free Micro SD card and screen protector! So happy...shame they didn't offer a free case though (well you can't get everything for free!).
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    Hence why I upgraded!
    But I do miss using the iPhone though, such as FaceTime, iMessages (because they're free!) and of course the funny Siri (because he/she knows your name!).
    Well I guess there's no going back now though but like I said I don't regret anything.
    Also I paid £20 for the S7 which included free Micro SD card and screen protector! So happy...shame they didn't offer a free case though (well you can't get everything for free!).
    Omg where did you get it from?! That's great! I don't even have an SD card in mine yet, I decided I'll buy one when I need it! I had a case on mine but it made it feel so bulky so I just have mine naked.
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    (Original post by soanonymous)
    Omg where did you get it from?! That's great! I don't even have an SD card in mine yet, I decided I'll buy one when I need it! I had a case on mine but it made it feel so bulky so I just have mine naked.
    I got mine from Carphone Warehouse with O2 as a network. Been with them for years when I got the iPhone 6. They used to give discounts on handset upfront costs for their loyal customers but they don't anymore sadly.

    When I preordered the iPhone 6 they knocked £30 off from original handset upfront cost!
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    To be fair, you can pick up a pair of blutooth headphones (non apple) for a little under £30 in Argos. For comparison, I'm willing to pay up to £10 for a decent corded pair, so £30 isn't entirely terrible (plus, they work with every other phone and laptop too, with better battery life) The branded £130 odd ones are ridiculous.

    The converters are a clunky mess that I don't want to go anywhere near. And for £25, might as well pay £5 more and get yourself an actual pair of earphones.

    Last generation phones are fine for me, I see no reason to upgrade for another 2 years at least. Definitely, not for £600.

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    The jet black iPhone 7 Plus starts at £820.

    The (non-jet black) 7 starts at £600, when in previous years it has started at £540.

    The price is very off-putting.
    The price went up because of Brexit, and depreciation of the pound compared to other currencies :lol:
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    to all peoplethe iPhone 7 is amazingapple provide a jack to charging port adapter with EVERY iPhone freealso EarPods which have a connection to the charging portso there is really no need to worry
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    (Original post by lawyer3c)
    The jet black iPhone 7 Plus starts at £820.

    The (non-jet black) 7 starts at £600, when in previous years it has started at £540.

    The price is very off-putting.
    Where are you even getting that from, because from reputable sources I've only seen no price given yet

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    To be fair, you can pick up a pair of blutooth headphones (non apple) for a little under £30 in Argos. For comparison, I'm willing to pay up to £10 for a decent corded pair, so £30 isn't entirely terrible (plus, they work with every other phone and laptop too, with better battery life) The branded £130 odd ones are ridiculous.

    The converters are a clunky mess that I don't want to go anywhere near. And for £25, might as well pay £5 more and get yourself an actual pair of earphones.

    Last generation phones are fine for me, I see no reason to upgrade for another 2 years at least. Definitely, not for £600.



    The price went up because of Brexit, and depreciation of the pound compared to other currencies :lol:
    I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to find a way to make third party Bluetooth headphones/earphones incompatible, it's also worth noting that the tech exchange rate is dreadful anyway and to take those figures with a pinch of salt, the 128GB model is actually cheaper than last gen in USD and pricing information hasn't been released yet according to techradar

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    No headphone jack means I will stick to old classic phones, let's just hope it won't happen to other brands
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to find a way to make third party Bluetooth headphones/earphones incompatible, it's also worth noting that the tech exchange rate is dreadful anyway and to take those figures with a pinch of salt, the 128GB model is actually cheaper than last gen in USD and pricing information hasn't been released yet according to techradar

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    I believe Apple would be shooting itself in the foot if they did that. Who in their right minds would pay £130 for a pair of headphones, that work with apple technology and nothing else, on top of a £600 handset?

    Then again, who in their right minds would buy a laptop with only one socket. Apple seems to keep itself afloat no matter what it does, so I'm just interested to see how many people buy this thing
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    (Original post by Another)
    I believe Apple would be shooting itself in the foot if they did that. Who in their right minds would pay £130 for a pair of headphones, that work with apple technology and nothing else, on top of a £600 handset?

    Then again, who in their right minds would buy a laptop with only one socket. Apple seems to keep itself afloat no matter what it does, so I'm just interested to see how many people buy this thing
    Who in their right minds would pay £600 for a handset in the first place? Actually, probably a lot more than £600 in reality given it will be on a contract with probably more like £800 handset contributions.
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    No. Unless you are given it for free or paid to take it, it's a total rip off like every other apple product for the last few years. Also they don't pay tax while major social problems thrive in the world, they profit of billions and make no effort to help society.
 
 
 
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