Still waiting for a proper followup to the iPhone 6S
It looks as though I will still be waiting for a proper followup to the iPhone 6S, then…
No 3D Touch? And this is supposed to be progress? 3D Touch is quite a clever way to bring up additional menus or other functionality. I like it, why get rid of it?
No headphone jack (obligatory grumble). I might actually use Bluetooth headphones more often these days (now that they have come down in price), but it's still nice to have the option, especially if you realise that your Bluetooth headphones have run out of power, or if you want to connect your phone to your hifi, etc.
No Touch ID. It really is just so much more usable than Face ID. It's almost instinctive to press a button with your finger (and suitably discreet). Posing at your phone like a selfie addict instead, not so much. I thought that once upon a time Apple were supposed to be all about usability?
That stupid gimmicky notch.
Prices beyond the level that I am willing to pay. I don't mind paying a bit of a premium for Apple gear, as they are (in my opinion, yours may of course differ) better than the alternative, and usually better supported. By all means have a high end super-bling model for those who want to show off how much money they have, but if you can't make a fairly decent phone for £500 (and all your rivals can), then you really are profiteering just that bit too much.
All I really would like is an updated and slightly enhanced version of my iPhone 6S: a Full HD screen in a body size only slightly bigger (the Plus models are just too uncomfortably big/wide), maybe a fancier camera (although I'm perfectly happy with the one I have), longer battery life, newer chipset if you want, and no removal of existing features that I like and use. Is that really too much (or too little) to ask? Until then, I'll happily stick with what I have.