Last week, I picked up my new iPhone 7 from the job and immediately got to playing with it.
I’d watched the Apple announcement a few weeks prior and was interested to see whether the actual product lived up to they hype.
My initial response was disappointment.
I’d ordered the Black phone. Not Jet Black. Just Black.
Sitting before me, however, was the 256GB Jet Black 7 Plus.
Ummm…I ordered black.
I wasn’t interested in sporting the shiny patent leather version.
I wanted the understated matte.
But due to some administrative oversight, I now owned the much showier version.
I wasn’t happy about it.
Beyond the ostentatious nature of shiny things, from a purely practical perspective, it’s too slippery.
I can’t tell you how many times the bloody thing slipped out of my mitts.
And all that shininess makes it hard to tell the front from the back.
At first glance, they’re virtually indistinguishable.
They’re both maaaaad shiny.
If you miss the camera or Apple logo, as I often did, you don’t realize that you’re looking at the back of the phone until you can’t find the home button.
The headphone jack is another conundrum.
Listening to music and charging your phone at the same time?
Uh-uh. That’s not happening anymore.
On the positive note, apps on the 7 are much faster.
With the exception of my work mail in the Mail app, I’ve had no real problems.
And iOS 10 is made for the 7.
Apple introduced a series of subtle gestures and button presses that let you to navigate seamlessly.
I really dig being able to immediately wake my phone to the app I was using simply through a long press of the home button.
You don’t actually ‘click’ through.
You just press and hold the home button past the Touch ID and viola!
The last app or screen you were in appears.
Just rises into view.
I’m no longer forced to run the gauntlet to get to my shit.
Just gently hold the home button and my app (or whatever) is literally at my fingertips.
You know what?
I was fronting earlier with that shiny comment.
I love it.
I’ve been enamored with it since I got it.
This joint is so sleek and beautiful, I haven’t even put it in a case.
Like I do ALL my new phones.
I have cracked enough sapphire screens to know better.
But I can’t help it.
I stare at it.
Hold it lovingly in my hand.
Marvel at its beeps, chirps and buzzing tactile caress.
If you’re not a fanboy, like I am, why I’m so transfixed will escape you.
If you’re a true Apple aficionado, you know what I’m talkumbout.
The iPhone 7 is beautiful.
I don’t know how many of you have even gotten your pre-orders or copped your phone from a store.
But when you do, I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Let me know what you think in the comments!
Me? I’m in love.