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Apple iPhone and related items (cont.)

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    I see you willingly chose to buy the only phone on the market without a headphone socket, and are now complaining about it. :D
  2. Cid

    Cid 请等一下

    I don't particularly mind having to use an adaptor, it's the fact the adaptor is a piece of shit that costs £9 that bothers me.
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  3. gosub

    gosub ~#

  4. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    You've probably bought one by now, but your post allows me to mention this ridiculous item:

    Eye - Smart Android Case for iPhone

    A case for your iPhone that includes an Android phone to add functionality to your case.....:confused:
    Or you could just ducktape an iPhone and an Android phone together.....
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  5. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

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  6. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

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  7. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  9. Piers Gibbon

    Piers Gibbon Well-Known Member

  10. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Well mines alright this morning :)
  12. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  13. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Similar story to Cybershot: Iphone 6 on last legs - holds charge for 30 minutes max and earpiece wasn't working. Seriously weighing up the pros and cons of going for an iPhone X or an S8 (cheaper but the divorce from the apple ecosystem may be traumatic)
    Today I got a battery replacement for £40. Mentioned the earpiece and he replaced that for £20 - so £60 all in and its good as new ( an outfit in Moorgate if anyone interested). Apparently most of the replacement parts are genuine. The one genuine part you can't get replaced is the screen - you may as well pay apple to fix that or accept a lower quality copy.
  14. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Following article may give you some good advice on how to get a better battery lifespan going forward. Been generally sticking to the advice of 40%-80% charge on my X except for when I know I'm going to be out and about away from a power source for a good while.

    Check out out battery charging tips and tricks to make your device
  15. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Best advice would be not to rinse it by running processor intensive games non stop for 3 years, which I suspect is what did for mine ;)
  16. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Yup, that and the combination of the heat. Which was my problem as I used my 6 as a daily sat nav for 3 years for 1h30m a day!
  17. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I also changed my battery in my iphone 6, and obviously its made it a more usable phone...... that said batteries slow down after 2-3 years, so I wasn't really shocked my phone wasn't lasting long anymore
  18. Virtual Blue

    Virtual Blue ready

    ...but replacing iphone batteries isn't difficult, just removing the adhesive can be tricky.

    my iphone x barely drops under 80%, thanks to wireless charging...
  19. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Not sure that's good for battery lifespan tbf, makes the phone hot, also wastes electricity, but if that's more convenient to you then jobs a good un.
  20. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    In today's Times (sorry, think there is paywall) there is a claim that recent versions of IOS throttle the speed of phones with end-of-life batteries to stop them going flat so quickly
    Granted it is only one analyst, so could equally be a cheap attempt to fill a newspaper with click bait, rather than a rigorously researched expose*

    * Please imagine there is an accent on the second "e"
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  21. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Doh - just discovered that Cybershot has already posted on this, the guardian published it yesterday and Editor has got a whole thread on it.
    Think I'll just go back to sleep:facepalm:
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  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  23. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    So I'm thinking about upgrading...... I can't decide whether I should just get an iphone 7 or splash out and get an 8
  24. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Does the 7 have the haptic stuff? That was the biggest difference for me switching from the 6 to the 8 - I can now tell when I get a text when the phone is in my pocket.
  25. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Isn't haptic just vibrating?
  26. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    It is but it's different to the vibrate on the 6. I don't know why/how - it seems to vibrate the whole phone and it definitely makes a difference.
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  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    The iPhone 8 also has wireless charging, which I like the idea of it, but I tend to put my phones in industrial cases so I don't break them, which I think would render that useless.

    Basically I'm on a £20 a month mobile phone contract for a year, but its sim only. I would like a new phone, but I'm not prepared to pay more than £50 a month all in with a contract. If I get an iPhone 8 (with applecare) on finance for 24 months and deducted the value of my phone trade in across that, it works out at £29.30 a month, so, £49.30 a month all in (inc my contract). So its very tempting.

    But then the iphone upgrade program is a little more pricey, but you pay the handset off in 20 months, and you're allowed to upgrade to a new model after 11 months..... That comes in at £55.15 a month all in inc contract, and you have to have apple care on that.

    Or I can just bun off applecare and buy the phone over 24 months, offset against my trade in that would work out at £44 a month including contract

    Doing similar things for an iPhone 7 is only a couple of quid cheaper a month, and the upgrade program isn't available.

    Hmm..... decisions. Really I need to decide if applecare is worth it.
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I love wireless charging - don't want a phone without it now - and it will work through some quite thick cases, although it would be worth checking for each one.
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  29. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Due to the glass nature of the iPhone 8, it will slip off everything, so if you're going to go down the wireless charging route, get one that enables it stay in place.

    The Belkin ones which Apple recommend are just flat. It does seem Belkin have however realised this problem with their latest design from CES: Belkin Launches a New Range of Wireless, Wall Chargers at CES 2018

    Also, wireless charging brings the whole battery lifespan thing to the front again. It generates more heat, so will degrade your battery quicker, it also wastes energy if your the sort that gives any sort of hoot about the environment. Plus it has to be plugged in anyway to a place that probably would never be to far from where you wired cable would be anyway, so yeah...
  30. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    i've got a 3.5 year old iphone 6... works just fine, no noticeable lag using it and still get a day out of the battery but will definitely be getting a new one put in for £25.
    don't really see any need to spend £700 - £800 just to have the headphone jack removed.
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