There’s no denying the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while perhaps too aesthetically similar to their predecessors, bring plenty of exciting goodies to the table. Well, there is, but it’s groundless, with the dual rear cam setup on the 5.5-inch variant looking intriguing, to say the least. And then you have stereo speakers, water-resistant bodies, “magical” wireless AirPods, a faster processor, brighter screens, cool new black options, and so on.
At the same time, Apple couldn’t possibly escape the indignation of many iFans, and ridicule of rivals, for ditching the beloved tolerated 3.5mm audio jack. OnePlus, for instance, tweeted to its followers a very simple equation. “You have headphones. The #OnePlus3 has a headphone jack. It’s not rocket science.”
Well, OnePlus, technically the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus do feature their own proprietary headphone ports, aka Lightning. But we do get your larger point that maybe people don’t want to abandon their existing headphones, or would like to be able to charge a device while listening to (wired) music.
Decently played, and the same goes for HTC, which indirectly mocked Apple for arriving late to the dual camera party by “reminiscing over” the One M8 launch over “2 YEARS AGO.”
Samsung was unsurprisingly quiet after the jam-packed San Francisco event, having other, more important things to worry about, with Motorola unexpectedly berating the Galaxy Note 7 in promotional text accompanying a new free Moto Mod for the Moto Z Droid deal.
Apparently, Lenovo’s daughter company puts “safety first”, “unlike some manufacturers” (wink, wink), adhering to the “highest standards in quality and testing of all our batteries.” Shots fired all around.