Switching over from iphone

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    The iphone 7/7+ was released 2 weeks ago and it's been the subject of a lot of mockery for a few reasons.

    The lack of a 3.5mm port for headphones
    The fact new orders won't be shipping till November
    Lack of a 64GB version leading to a spike in price if one wants storage capacity above 32GB as they'll have to get the 128GB option
    The ridiculous prone-to-lose earpods

    For the above reasons are any former ios/apple phone lovers thinking about switching to Microsoft or Android handsets for their next device or will you perhaps be sticking with your iphone 6 or 6s?
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    The iphone 7/7+ was released 2 weeks ago and it's been the subject of a lot of mockery for a few reasons.
    "Mockery" isn't really the right word, they've been criticised for some decisions but the phone has been extremely well received despite apparent shortcomings. *
    The lack of a 3.5mm port for headphones
    I went into this in more detail in another thread, bit this isn't a decision Apple will have made if they thought there was any risk it would harm them. They provide Lightning equipped earphones for those happy to use bundled earbuds and an adaptor for those who want to use their own headphones, all in the box. Coupled with the popularity of Bluetooth audio and the emergence of Lightning headphones, their bases are covered. There's vocal resistance, but they cater in some way to the vast majority of their target market.

    The fact new orders won't be shipping till November
    Nobody's mocking them for selling out of over 10 million units in the space of 48hrs. Demand is overwhelmingly beating supply at this early stage, it's not uncommon for a new Apple product.

    a 64GB version leading to a spike in price if one wants storage capacity above 32GB as they'll have to get the 128GB option
    * Apple's crappy memory tiers are nothing new. *
    The ridiculous prone-to-lose earpods
    Nobody's mocking the iPhone because of the shortcomings of a completely separate product, for which there are hundreds of alternative options.

    For the above reasons are any former ios/apple phone lovers thinking about switching to Microsoft or Android handsets for their next device or will you perhaps be sticking with your iphone 6 or 6s?
    For the love of God don't even consider Windows Phone in the same league as Android and iOS, their long anticipated release of Windows Phone 10 handsets was a colossal let down and they've done nothing since the 950's release to retain any of the pitiful momentum they gained in the first place. The only reason they're still considered a tertiary option is the fact that Blackberry have shot themselves in the feet so many times that they no longer have any toes left.

    But yeah, beyond the headphone jack disappearing there's not a lot else to dislike about the iPhone 7 compared to the 6S. People who adamantly cannot live without this built in feature will be pissed and either stick with the 6S/SE (I am fully expecting the SE series to retain the headphone jack in future iterations) or move to a new ecosystem, the rest of Apple's audience will either adapt or just plain not care in the first place.*
 
 
 
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