Waiting for iPhone 7 .... and I never thought I would be
I have been through the gamut on phones. I still have a BlackBerry 9900 Bridged to a Playbook on my business line.
I have tried WindowsPhone 8.1 and 10 on my personal line.
I have an Android 4.3 that I use on weekends on my personal line.
And then there is the old reliable iPhone/iPad. What can I say? I always seem to come back to iOS and think... Maybe this phone can do it all for me? Maybe not. I have an old iPhone 4s that truly is in mint condition having only seen about six months total usage over the years. I have an iPad 2. Both of these are updated to the current 9.x iOS. And I'm a music freak, so having Apple Music INTEGRATED into the OS of the phone, to me, is fantastic.
So here I sit with my ATT store nearby and for the first time in many years, I'm excited about a new iPhone. I really want to see how the 7 looks, feels and performs. I think it may be time for me to actually go back "On Contract" and get myself a new iPhone. And I never thought I'd say that. But after reading some of the early predictions, I'm excited. And if worse comes to worse, I can probably swing a better deal on a 6 if the 7 is just not what I thought it would be or it does not work for me.
I have to admit, that my BB10 with Blend works great with my iPad 2. I know that it won't work with Continuity with a 7, or any iPhone for that matter as it is too old of an iPad. But the problem with iOS hardware is that it just LASTS. This is a problem because I keep the phone longer than I probably should. My iPhone 4s is still supported for crying out loud. Who would have thought? Well, actually it does not surprise me. Some things on iOS drive me crazy, but that's to be expected. No one OS can satisfy everybody with every detail. Some things on iOS are wonderful. It's a balancing act. And Apple does a good job of it IMO.
I'm not going to stand outside of an Apple store on debut day to get an iPhone 7, but I will be a serious buyer within a week.