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      iPhone - Are you getting one?

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      Re: iPhone - Are you getting one?
      Reply #675: Nov 25, 2015 04:53:14 pm
      I've just upgraded my i-phone 4s to an i-phone 6s and its a beautiful sleek phone, very happy indeed with it.
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      Reply #676: Nov 25, 2015 04:59:18 pm
      I've just upgraded my i-phone 4s to an i-phone 6s and its a beautiful sleek phone, very happy indeed with it.

      That's a nice jump in technology Ms G.

      I would recommend a tempered glass screen protector. I picked one up for Amazon for about $8 and it's saved me a few times already.  I also have a case that covers the corner as I found the new design is a bit slippery and being bigger, I had a little getting used to the size of it in my hand.
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      Reply #677: Nov 25, 2015 05:25:05 pm
      That's a nice jump in technology Ms G.

      I would recommend a tempered glass screen protector. I picked one up for Amazon for about $8 and it's saved me a few times already.  I also have a case that covers the corner as I found the new design is a bit slippery and being bigger, I had a little getting used to the size of it in my hand.

      I'd had the 4 for over two years FL, so jumped straight to the 6, they gave me a very good deal so I couldnt resist. I've got a nice case for it, but yes, my boyfriend said I should get a screen protector which I probably will, its so much than the 4, but feels much lighter in the hand.
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      Reply #678: Nov 25, 2015 05:31:33 pm
      That's a nice jump in technology Ms G.

      I would recommend a tempered glass screen protector. I picked one up for Amazon for about $8 and it's saved me a few times already.  I also have a case that covers the corner as I found the new design is a bit slippery and being bigger, I had a little getting used to the size of it in my hand.

      I noticed the slippery style of my Touch as well FL and think I will get a cover for it as well.
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      Reply #679: Nov 25, 2015 07:08:51 pm
      I noticed the slippery style of my Touch as well FL and think I will get a cover for it as well.

      I hate having a cover on my phone, but also dislike having a scratched up, screen busted phone as well ;D

      I have found that I can get a clear TPU case on Amazon usually for around $10. The only downside to the clear is that it will yellow over time, but at $10 you can always just snag a new one. It's very slim and doesn't add anything at all to the phone, but does protect the corners.
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      Reply #680: Sep 07, 2016 02:27:04 am
      Yesterday, today, and probably even tomorrow.

      Whatever time-zone you are in, Apple will be unveiling their new line of tech today (Sept 7) and in this case, iPhones. Number 7 to be exact.

      I'm very intrigued to see what they have to offer compared to their competitors in 2016's market. Especially after Samsung's latest safety and PR fiasco, Samsung have issued a 'global recall' of ALL Note 7's (due to batteries exploding) right before Apple's conference event.

      I wouldn't be surprised if Tim Cook got his d*** out on stage and waved it around with glee, it still wouldn't be as bad as the Note 7 potentially burning your house down. The ball is in Apple's court. But will the iPhone be as impressive as what most Android companies have released this year? (2K screens for example).

      So I'll pose the question to you again, iPhone 7 - are you buying one?
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      Reply #681: Sep 07, 2016 03:36:30 am
      Ill be buying a 7 as the battery in my 6 is about useless after two years but I don't want to mess with replacing it. It's not going to be a major leap forward although it will likely have a much improved camera (especially the 7 plus), faster processors (making it the fastest phone by an even larger margin) and a better battery as well as waterproofing. The 8 is really going to be the major leap forward but don't think I can wait that long.
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      Reply #682: Sep 07, 2016 08:01:45 pm
      Wireless earphones buds, seriously WTF?

      Ill be buying a 7 as the battery in my 6 is about useless after two years but I don't want to mess with replacing it. It's not going to be a major leap forward although it will likely have a much improved camera (especially the 7 plus), faster processors (making it the fastest phone by an even larger margin) and a better battery as well as waterproofing. The 8 is really going to be the major leap forward but don't think I can wait that long.

      What they don't tell you, is you need to drain the battery regularly, to keep all the cells active, I do mine one a week.

      The phone thinks all is ok, but less and less of the battery is able to hold a charge. Don't keep it plugged in all the time, the 100% looks great, but it's killing the battery.
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      Reply #683: Sep 07, 2016 11:46:52 pm
      Wireless earphones buds, seriously WTF?

      What they don't tell you, is you need to drain the battery regularly, to keep all the cells active, I do mine one a week.

      The phone thinks all is ok, but less and less of the battery is able to hold a charge. Don't keep it plugged in all the time, the 100% looks great, but it's killing the battery.

      I usually do drain it once a week at least, in fact, because I travel so much I usually drain it once a day. I really do overuse a phone with all of the travel I have for work so its not a surprise and I will say it's a pain that I just can't replace a battery easily. But I do really like the phone.  It's my second iPhone and I don't see any reason to switch. He android before that, wasn't too impressed.

      I like the idea of the wireless airpods but not sure I'd pay $169 for them.
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      Reply #684: Sep 08, 2016 10:58:43 am
      Lithium-ion batteries which work much better and last longer than their nickel-cadmium predecessors. First of all, they are not susceptible to the memory effect which means you can recharge them at any time. In fact, lithium-ions will last longer if you never allow them to fully discharge.
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      Reply #685: Sep 08, 2016 11:01:09 am
      I usually do drain it once a week at least, in fact, because I travel so much I usually drain it once a day. I really do overuse a phone with all of the travel I have for work so its not a surprise and I will say it's a pain that I just can't replace a battery easily. But I do really like the phone.  It's my second iPhone and I don't see any reason to switch. He android before that, wasn't too impressed.

      I like the idea of the wireless airpods but not sure I'd pay $169 for them.

      In that case, sounds like another Apple not actually making a product that works.

      My iPhone5 battery kept dying at 30%, contract was up, so got a reasonable deal on a 5S 32gb rather than an expensive deal on an iPhone6.

      Seem I made a good choice. But why should Apple worry with all the power packs available.

      I noticed a lot of places in the US have free charging points, I wonder if there is collusion with Apple and shops that provide charging points? Cough cough Starbucks, cough cough tax not being paid.
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      Reply #686: Sep 08, 2016 11:02:36 am

      I like the idea of the wireless airpods but not sure I'd pay $169 for them.

      Absolutely. Anyone at all up to date with tech would guess that wired headphones as they exist now will eventually become redundant. The issues arise when a company like Apple force the change by completely removing compatibility with standard tech and making you buy yet another apple peripheral so that you can listen to some music.

      Basically, you want to listen to music on your new iPhone 7? Better buy some first gen wireless headphones that are undoubtedly overpriced - just like Apples wired headphones!
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      Reply #687: Sep 08, 2016 12:02:05 pm
      Absolutely. Anyone at all up to date with tech would guess that wired headphones as they exist now will eventually become redundant. The issues arise when a company like Apple force the change by completely removing compatibility with standard tech and making you buy yet another apple peripheral so that you can listen to some music.

      Basically, you want to listen to music on your new iPhone 7? Better buy some first gen wireless headphones that are undoubtedly overpriced - just like Apples wired headphones!


      Nar, they will not. Battery life of 5 hours, seriously, you on a long journey, listening to an audio book, having to stop to recharge. No thanks.

      What if you're exercising, what's going to keep them in place, and if one comes out.... mono sound, cause that baby could be smashed or lost.

      I can still listen to music on my iPhone 3GS, same quality down to my multi-product enabling 3.5mm jack headphones.

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      Reply #688: Sep 08, 2016 12:10:05 pm
      Until Apple address there terrible battery life issues then they will continue to lose out to Samsung, Sony etc. Android is not perfect by any means but it is currently far better than Apple in my opinion.
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      Reply #689: Sep 08, 2016 12:11:00 pm
      Nar, they will not. Battery life of 5 hours, seriously, you on a long journey, listening to an audio book, having to stop to recharge. No thanks.

      What if you're exercising, what's going to keep them in place, and if one comes out.... mono sound, cause that baby could be smashed or lost.

      I can still listen to music on my iPhone 3GS, same quality down to my multi-product enabling 3.5mm jack headphones.



      That's my issue, I go on bike rides that last longer than 5 hours. Sometimes I'll be out, not near a plug socket for 10-12 hours.
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      Reply #690: Sep 08, 2016 01:21:19 pm
      Absolutely. Anyone at all up to date with tech would guess that wired headphones as they exist now will eventually become redundant. The issues arise when a company like Apple force the change by completely removing compatibility with standard tech and making you buy yet another apple peripheral so that you can listen to some music.

      Basically, you want to listen to music on your new iPhone 7? Better buy some first gen wireless headphones that are undoubtedly overpriced - just like Apples wired headphones!


      Not really though, as the phone comes with the  analog to lightning adapter. If you have multiple pairs then yes, you'd have to buy multiple adapters, but I'd guess that within a month or so, you'll be able to pick up those adapters cheap and just leave them on any set of headphones you use. My biggest beef is that you can't charge and listen to headphones at the same time. To me that  was the part that is going to be frustrating because as a frequent traveler, I do that a lot.
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      Reply #691: Sep 08, 2016 01:23:10 pm
      That's my issue, I go on bike rides that last longer than 5 hours. Sometimes I'll be out, not near a plug socket for 10-12 hours.

      I don't like the design of the earbuds to begin with. I always end up with an aftermarket pair. What I would like  to see are more options for in ear, bluetooth enabled "earbud" type options from third  parties. Everything is going wireless, I just can't believe we don't already have multiple affordable options already. 
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      Reply #692: Sep 08, 2016 01:27:30 pm
      Nar, they will not. Battery life of 5 hours, seriously, you on a long journey, listening to an audio book, having to stop to recharge. No thanks.

      What if you're exercising, what's going to keep them in place, and if one comes out.... mono sound, cause that baby could be smashed or lost.

      I can still listen to music on my iPhone 3GS, same quality down to my multi-product enabling 3.5mm jack headphones.



      Very true at this point mate, but eventually there will be long lasting, secure wireless headphones, I don't think there's any doubt about that. Its as obvious an improvement as a mobile cordless phone.

      The trouble is when Apple force you to buy a shitty first gen version of a future product which is just not the standard at the moment. Complete waste of money.

      They say it's "courageous", I think it's more crappy business tactics to force Apple users to be even more dependent on Apple products and synchronicity.
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      Reply #693: Sep 08, 2016 01:34:08 pm
      Very true at this point mate, but eventually there will be long lasting, secure wireless headphones, I don't think there's any doubt about that. Its as obvious an improvement as a mobile cordless phone.

      The trouble is when Apple force you to buy a shitty first gen version of a future product which is just not the standard at the moment. Complete waste of money.

      They say it's "courageous", I think it's more crappy business tactics to force Apple users to be even more dependent on Apple products and synchronicity.

      Didn't the Moto Z already do away with the headphone jack on their  phone? So really, they were more courageous than Apple ;D
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      Reply #694: Sep 08, 2016 02:12:03 pm
      Not really though, as the phone comes with the  analog to lightning adapter. If you have multiple pairs then yes, you'd have to buy multiple adapters, but I'd guess that within a month or so, you'll be able to pick up those adapters cheap and just leave them on any set of headphones you use. My biggest beef is that you can't charge and listen to headphones at the same time. To me that  was the part that is going to be frustrating because as a frequent traveler, I do that a lot.

      This is Apple's problem, they are very good at making solutions to problems that don't exist. The apple watch, so you don't have to take your phone out of your pocket to see who's calling/messaging. Seriously, that was a selling point.

      Lightening adapter, I guess they got rid of the 3.5mm jack to make a bigger battery, not making the battery last longer.

      As for 3rd party adapter, I have many 3rd party wires for charging and it is not uncommon to get a message telling me that this accessory is not compatible with my phone, I am sure apple place codes in their official products to allow them to work properly, thus keeping a semi-closed shop on compatibility.

      As for stereo sound, firstly, why? you have earphones, or what ever they are called, and if you don't use them, the screen will only be 12" away from your eyes, further if your old! why do you need stereo?

      Water proof! don't get it wet! simple as, take care of the phone, it's cost £/$600 FFS.

      Pressure sensitive home button, can see this not working after a few months.

      Reminds me of the car Homer built.


      If Apple aren't careful, they may be killing the goose.

      Can't understand why you can't turn the home screen on its side like you can with the iPad, wireless charging even, or heavens forbid expandable memory.

      More than happy to stay with the 5s.
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      Reply #695: Sep 08, 2016 02:15:01 pm
      Very true at this point mate, but eventually there will be long lasting, secure wireless headphones, I don't think there's any doubt about that. Its as obvious an improvement as a mobile cordless phone.

      The trouble is when Apple force you to buy a shitty first gen version of a future product which is just not the standard at the moment. Complete waste of money.

      They say it's "courageous", I think it's more crappy business tactics to force Apple users to be even more dependent on Apple products and synchronicity.

      Exactly, trouble is, there are a lot of lemmings who will follow, LEMMINGS, now there is a game.

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      Reply #696: Sep 08, 2016 05:27:03 pm
      This lack of a headphone jack is straight bullshit. I'm pretty happy with Android so I wasn't going to switch over anyway, but that's just a bit stupid.
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      Reply #697: Sep 14, 2016 06:30:56 pm
      iOS10, not so good reviews on Twitter, anyone upgraded yet?
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      Reply #698: Sep 14, 2016 07:33:52 pm
      iOS10, not so good reviews on Twitter, anyone upgraded yet?

      Got it last night. No problems for me. Not a whole lot different so far, no more slide to unlock, some changes to messages and notifications but otherwise I've not really noticed any difference. My battery usage  seems to be down a bit, so  maybe more efficient.
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      Reply #699: Aug 09, 2017 10:11:50 pm
      No, but I borrowed one to film the Pixies at a festival. Installed tinder for a bit but I didn't get laid. It was more like a tablet than a phone.

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