1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I've gotten to spend a brief amount of time with the new iPhone 7. So, if you have any questions, fire away and I'll do my best to answer!
    Annie_i6s and DarkKnight08 like this.
    09-10-2016 11:02 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In regard to the new home button, does it feel weird pressing it as opposed to the current home button the the 6S? Also, how sensitive is it in regard to fingerprint recognition?
    TwitchyPuppy and Tartarus like this.
    09-10-2016 11:07 AM
  3. jcstek's Avatar
    I've gotten to spend a brief amount of time with the new iPhone 7. So, if you have any questions, fire away and I'll do my best to answer!
    Scratches and fingerprints on the Jet Black???? And yes the home button as well. What is it like?
    09-10-2016 11:09 AM
  4. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    In regard to the new home button, does it feel weird pressing it as opposed to the current home button the the 6S? Also, how sensitive is it in regard to fingerprint recognition?
    It feels just like 3D Touch. You can adjust the pressure in the same way too. Fingerprints are the same as iPhone 6s.
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    09-10-2016 11:15 AM
  5. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Scratches and fingerprints on the Jet Black???? And yes the home button as well. What is it like?
    Yup to both. It's like the black iPhone 3G/S.

    Home button is like 3D Touch. Takes a few minutes to get used to then it's great.
    09-10-2016 11:16 AM
  6. jcstek's Avatar
    Yup to both. It's like the black iPhone 3G/S.

    Home button is like 3D Touch. Takes a few minutes to get used to then it's great.
    Would you say the fingerprints and scratches are bad enough to avoid getting it? I don't usually use cases on my devices.
    09-10-2016 12:11 PM
  7. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Would you say the fingerprints and scratches are bad enough to avoid getting it? I don't usually use cases on my devices.
    No. I ordered my 7 Plus in jet black. It's just something to be aware of.
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    09-10-2016 12:26 PM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    With the extra ram did the OS seem snappier and smooth or about the same all around on the plus version?
    09-10-2016 12:35 PM
  9. eyecrispy's Avatar
    What were you most impressed with? Is the camera on the plus worth the larger phone?
    09-10-2016 12:44 PM
  10. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    With the extra ram did the OS seem snappier and smooth or about the same all around on the plus version?
    Apple doesn't talk about RAM because for iOS, it's not the same as a traditional computer. RAM will affect how many apps or web tabs it can keep in memory, and probably how much it can buffer in a game, but the code and processor probably affect interface rendering the most.

    In this case, yeah, A10 is a beast, iOS is still natively coded, so zoom zoom
    09-10-2016 02:03 PM
  11. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    What were you most impressed with? Is the camera on the plus worth the larger phone?
    Very. The camera has a lot of potential. Apple is doing a couple of cool things with it now, but devs have full access so I really want to see what Camera+, Obscura, and more do.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    09-10-2016 02:04 PM
  12. T48's Avatar
    Could you or anyone can check the signal strength(dBm) for calls in comparison to the 6s?
    Just curious if moving the antenna lines has or had any effect. Thanks.
    09-10-2016 02:20 PM
  13. Craig's Avatar
    Could you or anyone can check the signal strength(dBm) for calls in comparison to the 6s?
    Just curious if moving the antenna lines has or had any effect. Thanks.
    I may be wrong, but I assume Rene does not have the 7 yet.. only tried it out at the Apple event on the 7th and is giving info based on the usage there.
    09-10-2016 02:31 PM
  14. T48's Avatar
    I may be wrong, but I assume Rene does not have the 7 yet.. only tried it out at the Apple event on the 7th and is giving info based on the usage there.
    Ah. Thought they had a demo unit or something. Thanks.
    09-10-2016 02:33 PM
  15. TLD1's Avatar
    Hey, Rene...how much difference in real use (not games or graphics) does the new chip make in regards to snappiness & OA performance?
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    09-10-2016 02:40 PM
  16. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Hey, Rene...how much difference in real use (not games or graphics) does the new chip make in regards to snappiness & OA performance?
    Right now, since few if any apps are taking advantage of the new chip, it's like comparing a Veyron to a Lambo. They're both knock you back when they blow by.

    The biggest gain right now is power efficiency, thank to the fusion design. That translates into a couple extra hours of battery life, on average, on the iPhone 7.
    TLD1 likes this.
    09-10-2016 02:53 PM
  17. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Is the Rose Gold one as pretty as the 6s?
    09-10-2016 05:08 PM
  18. timja's Avatar
    Hello Rene.

    I have been procrastinating about upgrading to the 6s (from a 4s!) for some time but have been unable to do so.

    I have had a good look at the 6s although obviously I've not held/used the 7. Now, as I plan to upgrade I'm thinking about whether to go for the 6s or the 7.

    Can you tell me the primary reasons I should opt for the iPhone 7 as opposed to the 6s please?
    09-10-2016 05:39 PM
  19. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Is the Rose Gold one as pretty as the 6s?
    Prettier because less antenna lines.
    09-10-2016 05:48 PM
  20. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Hello Rene.

    I have been procrastinating about upgrading to the 6s (from a 4s!) for some time but have been unable to do so.

    I have had a good look at the 6s although obviously I've not held/used the 7. Now, as I plan to upgrade I'm thinking about whether to go for the 6s or the 7.

    Can you tell me the primary reasons I should opt for the iPhone 7 as opposed to the 6s please?
    Better camera, water resistant, more advanced proc - you know all this
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    09-10-2016 05:49 PM
  21. timja's Avatar
    Better camera, water resistant, more advanced proc - you know all this
    Indeed I do, having watched the event live 7th and seen your coverage - I'm just trying to justify it to myself, with your help!
    09-10-2016 05:57 PM
  22. flybub's Avatar
    Did you listen to any music/audio with the included earpods through the lightning port? Is there really a difference in audio quality between the 3.5 jack and the lightning?

    Is the glass on the screen the same on the 6s or is it a stronger more durable material?

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    09-10-2016 06:20 PM
  23. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    Did you listen to any music/audio with the included earpods through the lightning port? Is there really a difference in audio quality between the 3.5 jack and the lightning?

    Is the glass on the screen the same on the 6s or is it a stronger more durable material?

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    No, just the AirPods so far.
    09-10-2016 08:11 PM
  24. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    How were the AirPods? I am seriously considering getting a pair. I even took a pair of EarPods and cut the cables off to see if I would like the way they felt
    09-10-2016 08:38 PM
  25. mtcowdog's Avatar
    Speaker quality and volume? Matters to me.

    Second, is there anything about Siri that is an improvement with the iP7? I suspect Siri doesn't matter with hardware. But still I hope for any improvement. She -- thinking in concept -- is a big part of the future with smartphones.
    09-10-2016 09:39 PM
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