- Apr 10, 2009
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I have seen a few folks with the new iPhone 7 and was wondering if anyone here has bought one or upgraded?
I have a Note 3 that I've always liked but is on it's last leg...
I was going to look into a Note 7 ,,,
WAS being the operative word in that sentence,, till I saw a pic of a late model Jeep burning in a thread here on TRF...
I am now considering a I phone 7 and will keep a read on this thread ...
I don't really think a great deal of negative feedback has been around much for apple devices though,,, no ???
+1I'm hoping they will add a needed new feature before I buy another, real water resistance.
Jumping from Android to Apple just because the early production Samsung N7s are torches is a bit extreme. Samsung already seems to have the situation corrected, but if you want to avoid Samsung for a while, look at recent offerings from LG, HTC, and similar manufacturers. I exited Samsung a year or so ago, because for my purposes there were better values to be had. You might consider a G5. I personally use an LG G3. Love it, no need for me to upgrade.
Also see here:
Android vs Apple of course is almost a religious war for some people... I have a work iPhone and would never consider a personal iPhone. My wife has an iPhone and though it annoys her she isn't interested in switching platforms. Apple market share is dropping like a stone; they are down to around 23% of the market last time I looked (Android around 70%).
Best wishes whatever you do!
The 7 does have improved water resistance. It has outperformed the Galaxy 7 on several real-world tests. The 7 has a rating of IP67 which means it can withstand being submerged for 30 mins in a meter of water. But tests have shown it can go deeper than that for shorter periods. But I'm not sure I'd risk it.I'm hoping they will add a needed new feature before I buy another, real water resistance. I'd like 5' resistance and now that they have done away with the jack, maybe? With the loss of the jack, there is no more analog interface to work with. I'll miss it but I figure most won't.
I have a 6s now and don't see any new features that encourage me to buy at this time...
I can't believe that a phone as popular as the iPhone has been in the past hasn't ever been made to be water proof.
Google search can be your friend. Do a search for iPhone 7 water resistance tests and see for yourself. The example I linked to clearly shows it can withstand submersion in water as advertised. But 'waterproof' is all dependent on pressure, which of course can be either spray pressure (think pressure washer) or depth. The standard the iPhone claims to meet is 1 meter for 30 minutes. Whether or not that is waterproof enough of course depends on your circumstances.Are any of these devices truly waterproof? I recall reading that the Samsung items, despite being the focus of so many ads, were not nearly as waterproof as hoped.
I can't believe that a phone as popular as the iPhone has been in the past hasn't ever been made to be water proof. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Apple purposely didn't do this so that they could sell more replacements. You barely dip the wrong end of an iPhone in water and it locks up and stops working even if dried out.
So I'm not the only one with a 4. Why replace a perfectly good tool before it breaks? Only issue I have is that they keep making the text smaller and fuzzier.
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