Apple iPhone and related items (cont.)

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

  1. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Great post.
  2. discobastard

    discobastard Well-Known Member

    Made fuck all difference to my 6S. It’s slower obv because it’s 3 generations old but it still works pretty good anyway. But can’t tell difference.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
  3. Hollis

    Hollis Bloody furious

    I got an iPad pro through work. It cost them about £650 I think. My first foray into Apple products. It's very nice. But I'm struggling to see how it's really any better than my old Lenova tab2, which cost us £110.
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  4. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    You need to look at the logo. That's why it cost so much! :D
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  5. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

    Sounds like overkill for your needs.

    (And mine too. I bought a new iPad mini the other day for £150.)
  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Don’t think this has affected me, but:

    Apple iOS 12 Has An Embarrassing Problem — Forbes Magazine

    “The problem is iOS 12’s implementation of this feature* is merging threads with different contacts, thereby creating potentially embarrassing situations where your message can go to several people unintentionally.”

    * a unified thread for iMessage contacts who have multiple phone numbers and emails.
  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    That sounds like a stupid idea in the first place even if it works as intended because you might see your contact's different messages all in one thread but they won't, and they'd start to get replies to email by text and so on.

    Just the other day I was talking to a friend with an iphone who didn't rrealise that if she sends a group text, non iphone users don't see it as a group message. Which explains why sometimes messages from her don't make any sense because I don't know who else is copied in.

    I think apple are a bit stupid about this stuff, designing things for a fictional world where everyone has an iphone.
  8. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    That's quite the clusterfuck:

    iMessage - Two Contacts have merged/combi… - Apple Community
  9. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  10. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Mrs la rouge has up until now had a feature phone on which she only called or texted.

    But she wanted to be able to FaceTime our grown up daughters and be involved in group messaging. So she got an iPhone SE.

    She is extremely technophobic. She won’t even use computers. She has an email address but I open the account (because she won’t even allow me to tell her the password. Because that makes her panic), and she dictates them to me. She has online banking on the laptop, but gets me to operate it. (Again, she gets me - a dyslexic discalculic with a bad memory - to look after the passwords). She will come home from work and greet me with “I want to send an email to Jo”. (Her half sister).

    But on getting the phone became enamoured with Apple News and a Feedly news app I set up with things that interest her (books, art, film, health, exercise etc). She’s been scrolling through these things like a teenager.

    Anyway. I went to walk the dog and returned to find she’d tried to install iOS 12. She doesn’t even know what it is. She just started following commands on the screen. She got half way through amd buggered up the Apple ID (because she doesn’t know it. Because she told me not to bother her with details like that, “just get it working”).

    Now I’ve got the same screen asking for Apple ID and I can’t move forward or backwards. The only device she has is her phone. Nothing else.

    Fuckety fuck.

    This has been a long moan about my partner of 25 years whom I love deeply but who drives me fucking nuts.
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  11. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Get thee to an Apple store.
  12. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    She's probably blocked her account..... give them a call and see if they can unlock it.
  13. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Just been at the Apple shop. The guy fixed it in two seconds.

    “We’ve had hundreds of these in the last couple of weeks. We don’t know what’s happening”.

    So it wasn’t her. I take it all back.
  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    He seemed to believe it was a matter of logging on using a different WiFi. As it worked I don’t need to know any more than that.
  15. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone Design

    Looks like we should be seeing in-display fingerprint ID in the not too distant. It's evident that a lot of people hate Face ID, and this was always going to be the most ideal solution once the technology was ready.
  16. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Apple innovates again! Oh, wait.....
  17. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    As we both know, it's a misconception that Apple has ever really innovated anything. Everything they've ever done including the iPod and iPhone have just been well designed and better marketed versions of already existing tech. Their skill, historically, has been in capturing the largest share of the market in key territories (recently not as successfully, see the HomePod for example).

    They're just in a bind now with iPhones because the smartphone market has matured and they can't apply any exciting new improvements to match their twice yearly upgrades. Indeed a lot of people hate FaceID and preferred the home button sensor. IMO it was always a fudge because the tech wasn't ready to do in-display fingerprint ID and anyway only geeks care enough about things like bezel and wireless charging to the point of buying an upgrade now. It's just not enough to get anyone excited anymore. Even the fanboys have stopped queuing outside the stores. Not to mention the price of the X is ridiculous for what it is. Xiaomi et al are proving that it's entirely possible to release good new smartphones for a quarter of the price, and that is the most innovative thing out there right now.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
  18. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Apple's genius is in user interface.
    They take other people's ideas and make the user experience better through better interfaces.

    MP3 players were great. It the wheel control on the iPod that led to the mainstream.
  19. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    In a vast number of cases, that's true. Though I'd stop short in respect of iTunes which I had the misfortune to have to use yesterday. The faff to get a simple mp3 album loaded onto my phone from my computer was ridiculous.
  20. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    You can download it straight to your phone from iTunes.
  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    What, my torrented audiobook? I doubt it :D
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  22. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    iTunes and Quicktime were the two worst pieces of software from mainstream companies I have ever installed. Just awful.
  23. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    iTunes was great when it first came out, in comparison to the other offers, which predominantly at the time was winamp (which was horrid, just horrid).

    Its just gone downhill though.
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  24. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Take nothing away from the ipod classic though. It was a brilliant device, far superior to virtually every other mp3 player before or since.
  25. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    It was indeed and rightly sold by the bucketload, although the Sansa Clip players offered better value and didn't force users to use crappy Apple software.
  26. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Also true.
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  27. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal

    Two grand for a bent tablet.
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  28. editor

    editor Forked with electrons


    It bends like a tree in the wind!

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  29. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

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  30. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Isn't it.

    It annoys me that they sat down and had a meeting and decided to tell people that this top of the line, high(est) end device is fine like that.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
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