Computerworld reviews Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus: There’s never been a better time to switch to iPhone

“The iPhone 7 is the best iPhone I’ve ever used – and I’ve owned every single version, dating back to 2007,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld. “The iPhone 7 features a water-resistant housing; a new, non-mechanical Home button that relies on haptics for feedback; major updates to the camera system; a modestly better display; faster system performance and up to 256GB of storage capacity. Battery life, too, should be improved, despite the demands of the faster system architecture.”

“Internally, the iPhone 7 is built around Apple’s custom-designed A10 Fusion chip. In normal use, the iPhone 7 is responsive and quick to load, as was the iPhone 6S. The 64-bit A10 Fusion chipset is rated 40% faster than the A9 found on the 6S, so anyone upgrading from an iPhone 6S will notice a speed bump for everyday tasks like loading apps, browsing the web and loading content,” deAgonia writes. “That speed boost will be more dramatic if you’re upgrading from an iPhone 6 or earlier. Apple boasts that the A10 is twice as fast compared to the A8 chipset in the iPhone 6, which itself was dramatically faster than previous models.”

“The iPhone 7 doesn’t break dramatic new ground in the looks department – aside from the arrival of jet black – but delivers real improvements under the hood in the areas users can most appreciate – especially with the new camera setup in the iPhone 7 Plus,” deAgonia writes. “If you like the iPhone and are already in Apple’s ecosystem, you can’t go wrong with the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus as an upgrade; if you’re new to the iPhone, you couldn’t have picked a better time to switch. Apple made better an already great phone. Recommended.”

Tons more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: “Best iPhone ever” means “best smartphone ever.”

Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is easily the best iPhone we’ve ever used (unsurprising, since it’s Apple’s flagship) and the Jet Black has already turned many a head when we’ve flashed them around while out and about. Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus is unfathomably fast with an indefatigable battery and takes unbelievable photographs. Guess what? Big surprise, it’s our Editors’ Choice, too!MacDailyNews, September 20, 2016

PC Magazine reviews Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus: Editors’ Choice – September 20, 2016
Tom’s Guide reviews Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: Great upgrades, but one is greater – September 20, 2016
More evidence Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus is more than a modest refresh – September 20, 2016
Professional photographer Benjamin Lowy puts Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus cutting-edge camera to the test – September 20, 2016
Apple’s A10 Fusion chip miracle – September 20, 2016
The iPhone’s new A10 Fusion chip should worry Intel – September 16, 2016
Apple’s remarkable new A10, S2, W1 chips alter the semiconductor landscape – September 15, 2016
Wired reviews Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus: ‘Fantastic’ – September 14, 2016
Sprint, T-Mobile: iPhone 7/Plus pre-orders up 4X over last year; Apple shares surge – September 13, 2016
USA Today’s Baig reviews Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus: ‘A strong handset for sure’ – September 13, 2016
WSJ reviews Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus: ‘Get over the headphone thing and upgrade’ – September 13, 2016
Mossberg reviews Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus: It’s a great phone, but where’s my headphone jack? – September 13, 2016
The Verge reviews Apple’s iPhone 7/Plus: ‘The future in disguise’ – September 13, 2016


    1. I’m not complaining, but I certainly think Steve would have had a HUGE problem with the lens bump on the back. Based on his perfection for detail, he’d have never let that bump happen. He’d have even told people he could give them an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus until Apple engineers could make the back flat. That’s just how he was and I miss that about him not being around. The demand for utter excellence, no matter what.

      1. That is exactly my point. A screen which has been defined as “…the most color accurate display that we have ever measured. It is visually indistinguishable from perfect…” can not be defined a modestly better display.

  1. I would like to tell you how much better it is, but I’m still waiting to receive the best iPhone ever made, after ordering it a month ago.

    – After day 21 Mixpanel usage iPhone 7/7 Plus – 6.91% of around 550M = 38M

    – After day 21 Mixpanel usage iPhone 6s/6s Plus – 5.16% of around 450M = 23.2M

    iPhone 7/7 Plus usage is 64% higher after day 21.

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