I’m Tired of my iPhone 7

I’m tired of the boring non-high def iPhone screen. Never mind articles like this, it just doesn’t look nearly as exciting and vibrant as those big Samsung amoled screens I keep ogling at Best Buy. Maybe super accurate color reproduction is over-rated.

I don’t like the weird haptic home button. It’s less reliable and less satisfying than the real buttons on past iPhones. And don’t tell me it’s for water resistance, Samsung makes millions of water resistant phones with actual buttons (also, the iPhone has other real buttons for volume!). I also don’t like how dependent iOS is on that button. It was fine in 2007 but we’ve got better ways to navigate touch screen devices now. A weird button mixed with overwhelming usage equals disappointment.

The iPhone 7 bezels are inexcusable. The new LG G6 has a screen to body ratio of 80% meaning the screen covers 80% of the front of the phone. Guess what the iPhone sits at? 65.6%! That’s legit terrible. I looked, it’s hard to find any smartphone with a screen to body ratio that low, especially in 2017. The competition is a few crappy budget android phones or a Blackberry, which has a keyboard covering half of the face.

It’s so slippery! I know, the wise among us cover up our phones in cases, but that doesn’t change the bar-of-soap form factor of the iPhone. If your iPhone doesn’t wear a case, you’re going to have some trouble holding on to it. No lie, I’ve dropped my iPhone pretty seriously three times… this weekend. iPhones have been slippery since the debut of the iPhone 6, just a heads up they haven’t gotten any better over the last three years.

I really want to believe the next iPhone will be perfect but reports are less and less re-assuring. It’s going to be big, it’s going to cost $1,000, it might not even be available until 2018, and it can’t possibly measure up to all our hopes an expectations. Meanwhile, those new Samsung phones are coming out soon…


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