iPhone 7/7 Plus Reviews, Thoughts & Complaints?

Hondamaker

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I'm really liking the home button. I'm used to it and it feels fine to me. I use the '3' setting. Damn near feels like a real button to me.
 

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I'm really liking the home button. I'm used to it and it feels fine to me. I use the '3' setting. Damn near feels like a real button to me.
I use 3 as well. It's amazing how much it fools you. I pressed it while it was powered down yesterday and was surprised for a second when it did nothing.
 

Hondamaker

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I use 3 as well. It's amazing how much it fools you. I pressed it while it was powered down yesterday and was surprised for a second when it did nothing.
I pressed it at work with my work gloves on. Same result.
 

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I picked up my 7 yesterday, 128gb, matte black and immediately put an Otterbox Defender on it before I even hooked it up to iTunes to set it up. The most surprising thing to me is the battery life seems much better than with my 6. I finished the setup at 100% battery around noon and disconnected from the pc. After 12 hours of reinstalling all my apps, setting up 5 email addresses then playing with my "New Toy" for the rest of the day I still had about 40% battery. The one thing that took me the longest time to get used to was the pressure sensitive screen. I was trying to delete a couple of the apps that came on the phone and it took me a long time to figure out that I was pressing too hard to get the apps to "Wiggle". I B lovin' it so far but have a lot to learn.
 

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I picked up my 7 yesterday, 128gb, matte black and immediately put an Otterbox Defender on it before I even hooked it up to iTunes to set it up. The most surprising thing to me is the battery life seems much better than with my 6. I finished the setup at 100% battery around noon and disconnected from the pc. After 12 hours of reinstalling all my apps, setting up 5 email addresses then playing with my "New Toy" for the rest of the day I still had about 40% battery. The one thing that took me the longest time to get used to was the pressure sensitive screen. I was trying to delete a couple of the apps that came on the phone and it took me a long time to figure out that I was pressing too hard to get the apps to "Wiggle". I B lovin' it so far but have a lot to learn.
Apple meeds to incorporate the 'delete' option within 3D Touch. I find it very hard to delete apps, just like I did on my 6S. It should be as simple as invoking the 3D Touch menu and choosing 'delete', am I wrong?
 

imutter

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I started from scratch and all went well until I got to the keychain activation. It was totally glitched out. I could not activate with the code or from other devices. I tried for an hour and called support. They were puzzled and after yet about 80 more minutes the rep decided to reset the keychain. I believe it had something to do with the passcode . My original passcode is 4 digits and iCloud is matched. Factory setting have your iPhone with 6 digits. But the rep had no clue why I couldn't turn on keychain.
 

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Apple meeds to incorporate the 'delete' option within 3D Touch. I find it very hard to delete apps, just like I did on my 6S. It should be as simple as invoking the 3D Touch menu and choosing 'delete', am I wrong?
My only problem was unknowingly pressing too hard on the screen. Once I lightened up and only lightly touched the screen I was able to easily get the app icons "wiggling" and then was able to delete whatever I wanted without problem.
 

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Apple meeds to incorporate the 'delete' option within 3D Touch. I find it very hard to delete apps, just like I did on my 6S. It should be as simple as invoking the 3D Touch menu and choosing 'delete', am I wrong?
Press and hold lightly to put apps in wiggle mode. Press and hold firmly to invoke 3D Touch. It took me a couple days to get it down on the 6s last year.
 

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I started from scratch and all went well until I got to the keychain activation. It was totally glitched out. I could not activate with the code or from other devices. I tried for an hour and called support. They were puzzled and after yet about 80 more minutes the rep decided to reset the keychain. I believe it had something to do with the passcode . My original passcode is 4 digits and iCloud is matched. Factory setting have your iPhone with 6 digits. But the rep had no clue why I couldn't turn on keychain.
I had that happen once a couple years ago. I spent over an hour trying to get it working. I also called Apple and they were confused and then it suddenly started working while they had me on hold.
 

iPutz

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Press and hold lightly to put apps in wiggle mode. Press and hold firmly to invoke 3D Touch. It took me a couple days to get it down on the 6s last year.
I know the feeling. Going from a non 3D touch phone to one that had it took me an hour or two to figure out what I was doing wrong. At least I had the benefit of everyone's year long experiences with 3D touch.
 

imutter

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1 day and not much opportunity to try the camera, it was rainy all day. I love this phone . It's fast and the display bright and colorful. I have no issues no LTE or hissing etc. The battery will have to be tested under normal usage conditions.
 

TRBO VNM

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I'm not sure what you mean ^ .

Hey, I just noticed you're in Upper Marlboro !! In the 70's I lived on AAFB, and I went to James Madison Jr High during the time they were bussing in students from DC !!!! I thought you were in California for some reason.
Small world, I live down in Mechanicsville and work at PAX
 

TRBO VNM

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I taught my sister to drive in the parking lot of James Madison Junior High back in the early 70s. She froze on the accelerator of my '64 VW bug and flew up on the curb onto the grassy area next to Woodyard Road. :D

I live about five minutes from the school.
I thought I quoted you as well. But I am down in Mechanicsville. Small world