My employer was kind enough to issue me new toys. Any proper nerd loves new toys, I know I do!
So, I got an upgrade for my old(ish) iPhone 6. To a rather big surprise, they're exactly the same thing. Here is a quiz for you iPhone-fans. Tell me which one is 6 and which one is 7:
And the easy one:
For the first three pics, I honestly don't know which one is which. The fourth one is an easy one, in iPhone 6 there is a white line right below the camera lens, also the lens is bigger on 7. Fifth one is a no-brainer, no 3.5 mm headphone jack exists in the new one.
Other than the missing jack, there isn't much to tell. Upgrade is almost a no-upgrade. Everything is the same, except I had to spend couple hours of restoring the backup. Actually, there was a quirk, my new phone had latest iOS, but the un-boxed one didn't, so I first had to go through the out-of-box-experience and then upgrade it to latest firmware. Then it was possible to do the restore and after restore the thing could start installing my apps.
List of things that didn't transfer:
Touch ID fingerprints
Apple support HT204136 says that it should, but ...
Apps from my employer's app store
I have a dozen or so own-made ringtones for incoming callers.
The ringtones did transfer ok, but the selection of which one is used didn't survive the transfer.
Ultimately I have to say, this wasn't worth it. I got the same phone without headphone jack, and I had to spend couple hours of work to get a 32 GiB thing to the point I started with a 64 GiB one. It's a shame there is no 64 GiB iPhone 7. They didn't let me get the 128 GiB, because it's too expensive. The new A10 CPU should be more energy efficient, but in reality it doesn't show. Only after upgrading to iOS 10.3.2, there was some improvement on battery usage. Before that, I had to charge the phone more often that my old one.
The only positive thing is, that now I have a fresh battery to my iPhone. I guess I should find some positive things with the new and improved "best ever" camera, but I simply cannot.