iPhone 7 buyers have been reporting vast disparities in processing speed when it comes to different versions of the iPhone 7. For example, the 32GB version (the lowest cost iPhone 7 on the market) is about 200Mbps slower than the 128GB version. This might not seem like much to some users, but when you need that extra bit of processing power, the 200Mbps really matters.
The 128GB iPhone model clocked impressive read speeds of 856Mbps, while the smaller capacity 32GB handset topped-out at 656Mbps.
You can read a more in-depth review here. In the meantime, choose carefully when picking your iPhone 7, especially if speed is of the essence to you.
Samsung has had a decidedly bad year. Expliding smartphones by one of the world's leading smartphone manufacturers is bound to have a negative effect on the manufacturer. And replacement phones that subsequently also exploded just added insult to injury.
However, all is not doom and gloom for Samsung. In fact, the company's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is still considered one of the best Android smartphones on the market today.
In fact, in a head-to-head match-up with the Apple iPhone 7, the Galaxy S7 often takes the lead:
There is only one choice for Trusted Reviews: the Galaxy S7 - and by quite a margin. "We weren’t expecting the Samsung Galaxy S7 to win this battle quite so comfortably" says the site, which argues the iPhone 7 can't keep up with the Galaxy S7's display. The Samsung phone is a little tougher too with its IP68 water and dustproof rating, it adds, and there's no fiddling around with adaptors if you want to use a headphone.
You can read the complete comparative review between the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 right here.
Everyone has been talking about the new features (or lack thereof) the iPhone 7 offers; comparing camera definition, texting speed, ability to Snapchat, etc., etc. But when you get right down to it, what really matters when it comes your smartphone are the technical specifications. These technical details are not always the liveliest reading, but they do make the difference. The devil is in the details, you know.
Now to be fair, it’s not as if the iPhone 7 outperformed every single smartphone out there across all categories. With respect to battery life, for example, the iPhone 7 Plus had some stiff competition. With respect to battery life while browsing the web on LTE, the iPhone 7 Plus came in fourth, ranking behind the Huawei Mate 8, the Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy Note 7 (RIP).
That aside, AnandTech’s overall impression of the iPhone 7 was remarkably and persuasively positive. If you’re looking for a broad yet incredibly detailed look into how the iPhone 7 measures up in terms of performance, battery life, camera architecture, video performance and more, the review is well worth checking out in its entirety.
You can read more about the iPhone 7 technical breakdown here, and exactly what it means for users like you.
Not everyone is a fan of Apple or their iPhone devices. It's about an even split between iPhone users and those who prefer Android phones. The two camps enjoy some gentle teasing at times, but nothing so severe as attacks on the others well-being.
That might end now. At least for employees of one company in China whose CEO issued a memo telling employees that anyone who buys an iPhone 7 will be fired. Nobody has bought an iPhone 7, and nobody has been fired as a result of buying an iPhone, but the company did indeed confirm the memo was written and distributed company-wide.
The company, Nanyang Yongkang Medicine Company, says the memo reflected their interests in preserving the well-being of its employees, instead encouraging them to spend money on their family and futures. Not to spend the nearly $800 needed to enrich Apple for each iPhone 7 sold.
And apparently other companies have started to follow suit:
A hospital in China has also taken an anti-iPhone stance, and banned workers from buying the iPhone 7. While it’s not threatening anyone’s job, it does say Apple fans with an iPhone 7 in their hand won’t get a good appraisal in the future, may miss out on pay increases, and will be advised to return the device. It was a response to a member of the hospital’s team that had spent three months wages on an iPhone 7.
Apple has been working with iPhone 6 users to sort these problems out on a case by case basis, but the fact their iPhone 6 does indeed bend is like a bad penny that Apple executives keep tripping over.
Apple appears to be aware of faulty touchscreens on some iPhone 6 units, even if it isn't saying so publicly. And the two-year-old "bendgate" controversy is likely to blame. According to a report by Motherboard's Jason Koebler, Apple's technical support Genius staff at Apple stores have been told about the so-called "touch disease" issue that causes the iPhone 6 touchscreen to stop working.
You can read more about the issue haunting Apple Genius Bar workers right here. Or, you could just upgrade to the iPhone 7 like a true Apple fan.
Want to know which smartphone has the best water resistance rating? Well, this YouTube video sums it up nicely.
If you have any doubts about whether or not the iPhone 7 can withstand a dip in the pool, or are having trouble deciding which smartphone offers the best water resistance, this video should answer all your questions.
With all the new about the iPhone 7 the release of iOS 10 has gone (slightly) unnoticed. For those iPhone users who will immediately upgrade to the iPhone 7 when it comes around, there are millions of others who will likely just upgrade their iOS.
Fortunately for all of those people, there is this handy tutorial for how to make that happen:
One rule of thumb: backup your device before updating. It’s not uncommon for phones to freeze up during the update, so it’s important to back up everything just before you make any big changes. Whether you use iCloud or iTunes, have the most recent backup ready in case you have to restore your device.
Get the specifics on the download/upgrade process right here.
What turned out to be the biggest news at the event was the fact a new Nintendo game - Super Mario Run - is coming to iPhone 7 within the next few months. It was a much bigger deal than just about anyone thought it would be. Even bigger than the news that Pokemon Go players can use the Apple Watch to play their favorite game.
Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto himself emerged onstage to announce the product — a Super Mario game that’s optimized for the unique user interface capabilities and limitations of the iPhone.
This is medium-size news for Apple, as developing a signature exclusive game for iPhone is a key step in its longer-term effort to become a player in the gaming space. But it’s absolutely huge news for Nintendo, which for years has not developed games for third-party hardware.
This could be especially good news for iPhone fans, as it might possibly signal that the company is beginning to focus less on the hardware and more on the software that once made their hardware so incredibly unique. To us it seems the company is going back to the basics--the same basics that made their company something the world had never seen.
You can read more about Super Mario Run for iPhone right here.
You can tell a lot about a personal by the smartphone choices they make. No, really. Apparently there are significant differences between the personalities of Android users versus users of Apple products.
Researchers from the University of Lincoln found that people who buy phones running Google's Android operating system are seen as more honest and humble than those who pick iPhones.
Heather Shaw, from University of Lincoln's School of Psychology, and her fellow researchers conducted two studies between iPhone and Android smartphone users.
You can click here to read more about the differences found, and the for fun, make your own comparisons.
The rumor mill has lessened the surprise somewhat. Secret photos and leaked memos tell us what we can expect the new iPhone. All that is really missing is the actual tactile sensation of holding one in your hand.
In the rumor confirmation category, DigiTimes has joined the chorus of those reporting that the top-tier iPhone 7 will accommodate 256GB of storage. And French site Nowhereelse.fr has published a new image of what its says is the iPhone's rear camera apparatus. This supports previous reports that both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will feature optical image stabilization -- a feature previously reserved only for the Plus -- though it's likely that only the larger phone will come equipped with a dual-lens camera.
In just a few weeks the wait will be over and the longer we feel now -- well, even that will be a distant memory.
You can read more about what to expect and when we can expect it, right here.