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iPhone 7 Rumor Wars Confuse Apple Watchers
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User Rank: Ninja
6/2/2016 | 8:40:05 AM
Re: Sticking with my 6s
Totally agree with you. I have the 6+ and it is the perfect pocket device for work and personal use for me. Since i am on Verizon with a 2 year agreement, I will not look at the 7. I have heard rumours that version 8 will be quite a bit different than the current generation. That will be more interesting to me. Apple is looking more like a johnny come lately than the innovator and market leader. Then again Samsung is moving from an open unit with micro-SD card capability to a sealed unit like Apple!
User Rank: Ninja
6/2/2016 | 8:35:15 AM
Re: iPhone futures
@Joe: I have the 6+ which is just about a year old. I love the phone. Its size is really useful for me for both personal and work use. I hope they continue to offer the plus size option as new models emerge.
User Rank: Strategist
5/11/2016 | 9:14:56 AM
Sticking with my 6s
Doesn't really matter to me what Apple does for the iPhone 7. I'll be sticking with my 6s since it is all the phone and mobile pocket computer that I need. Even with all these rumors, if half were even close to being true, they are not compelling enough to warrant the expense to get one. About the only interesting feature would be the waterproof/dustproof component. But, even then, I'd probably still get my LifeProof case to protect from drops and scratches.

These incremental and slow hardware changes aren't going to help Apple. They need to have ground-shifting changes and stop trying to "own" every ecosystem. Apple Pay? I've seen Android pay at many more locations and some aren't even aware that they are capable. NFC? Apple couldn't be bothered. Facial recognition? Customizable interface? Granular alerting and message sorting? True support for third-party browser integration? There's plenty Apple could be working on introducing besides just enough to avoid being "Johnny come lately". 
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Author
5/11/2016 | 8:57:10 AM
iPhone futures
At this point, all I really care about is how big it will be.

Reminds me of the rumors surrounding future models back when the 4 was the current model.  I still have a strong sense of pride over being one of the few to actually get it right by calling the 4S before the 5, as early as May 2011, in a piece for an InformationWeek sister site, Internet Evolution:


(I didn't predict Siri, though.  Oh, well.)

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