As Black Friday approached my mobile provider announced a few offers and amongst them was an offer on an iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 was no longer the new kid on the block and the price had dropped accordingly. It was now cheaper than some of the decent Android phones. The decision was made.
On opening the box it looked nice and shiny. And then I switched it on. The first thing I noticed was a not entirely reassuring clunking whenever I touched the home button. I thought at first that there was something wrong with the case. It turned out that the home button wasn’t actually a real button. The clunking came from an artificial “taptic engine” that lives inside the case. I’m not a great fan of it and have managed to turn it down as much as I can. I do like the Touch ID though, which is probably why there’s not a real button. Apart from that the phone runs smoothly and fast. It’s a delight to download apps that I couldn’t on my old Windows phone. I haven’t used the camera much but I can now shoot raw with Lightroom CC installed and the first results look good.
Overall there is much that I like about the iPhone 7 and I look forward to seeing what it can do over the coming few days.