As some of you know, a few of the Tab Times team were recently in Australia for the iPhone 7 launch. We talked to the fanatics sleeping in the street to buy one first, we dropped the new phones ( twice ), and even took a swim with them at Bondi Beach. Following the launch, I was tasked with using the iPhone 7 for a couple of weeks and reporting back. This is that report.
See also: iPhone 7 vs the Android competition 115 As some of you will know, I have a grudging respect for iPhones. I can appreciate their build quality and the smoothness and stability of iOS, but they’ve never appealed to what I want in a smartphone.
I’ve never owned an iPhone, although I do have a Mac and did have an iPod back in the day. But it has been a very long time since I’ve even handled an iPhone for more than a few minutes (the iPhone 5, in fact). So what did my little holiday fling tell me?
If anything really stood out for me it was just how... good... the iPhone feels.
That nothing has changed. Sure, it was fun to see what was new in iOS 10 (not that I had much to compare it against) and the overall experience was certainly a novelty. But my years-old impression of the iPhone is much the same today. If anything really stood out for me it was just how… good… the iPhone feels.
Not so much its feel in the hand, because I think it’s an awful, slippery little beastie that is way too easy to drop. I know you can always wrap it in a bumper case or what have you, but, as with my Android phones, I’d rather take my chances and enjoy the phone the way its manufacturer built it. Unfortunately for the iPhone 7, that’s like a wet bar of soap.