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mak63
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12/7/2015 | 8:30:56 PM
Features
Getting rid of the 3.5-mm headphone jack seems a bad idea, as someone mentioned below. A lot of people with high end headphones won't be happy indeed.
"The jack is the standard model found in smartphones and other electronics throughout the world"
Give to Apple to change that. Wasn't its motto: Think different?
No matter what features, people will line up like crazy to get the 7, will you?
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12/7/2015 | 5:32:39 PM
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Yes, teens go crazy for anything MAC products.  After looking at these features they are interesting but not amazing.  I just keep hoping that their new products will have the same affect when the first iphone was release. 
soozyg
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soozyg,
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12/7/2015 | 12:27:28 PM
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@nomii,

You're right, I guess I'd go for thinner.

Whatever happened to wearing phones inside those clip-on holders. I don't even remember when I stopped using that thing--I loved that! I remember one friend started putting her phone in her back pocket and I asked, "Isn't that uncomfortable?!" and soon after that conversation I was doing the same! lol
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12/7/2015 | 12:23:17 PM
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"I say no matter how thin, it's still an unbending, rigid, uncomfortable piece of plastic and metal in your pocket. When companies get phones to morph with body shape and movement, then I'll pay attention to thinness. : )"

Soozyg I think the thickness or thinness is irrelevant at the moment as these phones are becoming necessity from luxury. Whether they are body shapped or rigid the hard part is that we need to keep it all the time. So if you ask me I personnaly go for thinner phone rather then palm sized screen mobile. Which one suits you?  :)

soozyg
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12/7/2015 | 11:22:55 AM
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It continues to amaze me how often Apple produces products in direct competition with products just rolled out. And yet they make billions doing this. The teens around me definitely want nothing other than Apple products--every time they come out.
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12/7/2015 | 11:16:47 AM
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@soozyg,

To add to your comment,

I do agree that it makes sense for Apple to pursue to remove whatever it can to try and make it's phone smaller and more efficient. The 3.5mm jack was the next candidate, but it would be interesting to see how consumers will react, since it would render any, if not all existing high end headphones useless (yeah, a converter will probably exists, but people really don't like to have to carry around converters)

Granted because of bluetooth the impact won't be as severe, but still for enthusiast this may be a big trade off.... but let's see how Apple addresses this if pursuid,

Exciting!!!
soozyg
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12/7/2015 | 10:57:25 AM
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@nomii,

I say no matter how thin, it's still an unbending, rigid, uncomfortable piece of plastic and metal in your pocket. When companies get phones to morph with body shape and movement, then I'll pay attention to thinness. : )
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12/7/2015 | 10:48:17 AM
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@Soozyg you can see the benifit of thinner phones from the advertisements. One basic advantage is that it can fit in your trousers seemlessly :). Its on lighter part :)

I think with the new tech where sizes are reduced and capacity increases, many phones do not need to have large sizes. If you see different phones the sizes are different but the specs are same. It shows that its basically the the customer requirement of sizes and not the tech requirement which is driving the sizes. What do you say?

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12/7/2015 | 10:22:25 AM
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I like the wireless charging idea. Though one might question the health consequences of electro magnetic waves or whatever it is that would make wireless charging possible.

What I don't get is the thin factor. What are the benefits of making a thinner phone?
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12/7/2015 | 10:19:35 AM
charging port
I remember when Apple changed the size of the charger port on the iPhone. A lot of people grumbled that it was simply Apple trying to make more money off new chargers (to replace lost or broken chargers). But then I was told that they reduced the size of the charge port because so much dust and dirt was getting into the larger hole, this smaller one reduces incoming matter. Makes sense.
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