Reply 20 of 116, by keenmaster486
No iPhone SE successor? I'm out!
I will use my iPhone SE until it functions no more. I'll replace the battery and hack the OS as much as is necessary to make it continue working.
When it breaks, unless Apple has got their heads back in the game, I'm going to be forced to switch to Android.
Apple had the perfect smartphone with the SE, and here's why:
- Size: fits in pocket without being obtrusive and large enough for normal phone tasks
- Functionality: does everything that is expected of a smartphone
- OS: iOS remains the best designed smartphone OS, even if they converged on the perfect design with maybe iOS 5, and have been making needless and arbitrary tweaks since then
- Ports: Lightning is a fine port. Headphone jack is necessary; I am both a "simple design is best" guy and an audio purist. I can't be bothered with Bluetooth; just let me plug my nice expensive headphones into the jack!
- Aesthetic design: sharp edges and metallic finish in all the right places; the newer phones hearken back to the original iPhone which in my opinion was too bulbous and bubbly and didn't look sleek and professional. But that's just my personal opinion.
- Buttons: volume, muting switch, power, home button - in all the right places. The home button does not belong under the screen; when the entire screen face moves when you press the button it's so disconcerting and unsatisfying. Buttons should be discrete. Integration is not an ultimate good here! Also moving the power button to the side of the phone was arbitrary and unnecessary; they probably just did it because of changes to the internals that forced them to move it, and then marketing billed it as "better" somehow.
- Camera: "good enough". It takes pictures and HD video. They look good enough to share on social media. Enough said. A smartphone should not be the camera you use when you actually need a really good quality picture.
- Little frills like flashlight, compass, etc.
- Fingerprint sensor: nice. Works amazingly well. How well it works is a big factor here; implementation is key with something as crucial as this.
Why can't they settle in on something good when they find it?
Commodore made the Commodore 64 for more than a decade because it was the perfect computer for the 80's. I wish Apple would do that for the iPhone. Every new SE could get the previous generation iPhone's internals, so on and so on.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.