Apple iPhone and related items (cont.)

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

  1. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    is that one of those insertable subwoofers for the earpods?
  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  3. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Coming back to this, I tried backing up to iCloud but it seemed to be all or nothing i.e. you can't just back-up settings/passwords it has to include photos. And I've got too many for the free backup so would have needed to pay for storage.

    However I stumped up for an 11 Pro which arrived this week and it restored directly from my 8 without having to go via iCloud or my Mac. A few banking apps needed to be restored but otherwise it was a very smooth transition.
  4. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    There are buttons listing whether something is backed up to iCloud or not.
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  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    There’s a whole bunch of settings!


    And yes, I should mentioned last week when the gf got her 11. It was very cool. Literally just put them next to each other and it transfers everything without having to touch the internet.
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  6. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The portrait mode on the 11 Pro is quite something. This is a snap from yesterday with no post-processing.

  7. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Just upgraded to iOS 13.

    Having to relearn my phone as many frequently used things have been moved around.
    Having to re-grant access to Bluetooth, camera etc. etc. to lots of Apps. Pah!
    I do like the changes to Safari though.
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

  9. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Apple are notoriously tight lipped so yeah any Apple gossip is generally pure speculation.
  10. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    The rumours about the latest iPhone for months ahead of time were that it was going to be a bit shit with a new fugly camera array and that you might as well wait for the next one, that all seems to have been pretty accurate.
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  11. alex_

    alex_ Well-Known Member

    Even a stopped clock is right twice per day !
  12. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Some people are good at speculation. It's still just speculation.
  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    For years the rumours in the months leading up to a launch have mostly turned out to be high quality leaks that spoilt all the surprises at launch events. This did not used to be the case, at the peak of Steve Jobs. But the leak-free reputation of Apple has been totally dead for years anyway.

    When it comes to rumours much further out, like these ones, you are right.
  14. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Apple will launch smaller, cheaper iPhone that's just as powerful as iPhone 11 early next year, top analyst says

    I can see a lot of people going for this. People like my Mum, who has an SE already, who care not for high end performance - but still want an iphone because they're so locked into how to use them and probably wouldn't go for an alternative non-apple device.
  15. danny la rouge

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

    In theory that would eventually be me, too. But the iPhone 8 seemed too big to me. So I’m not sure I’d be ready for that size leap when/if the time comes. I’m also a fan of wired headphones. So if it’s those mad Bluetooth only ones I’m going to take some convincing.

    My SE is still great, though. Best phone I’ve ever had. It works perfectly, does everything I need it to, and I see no reason to replace it.
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  16. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    And thank fuck we are coming to that stage with phones. I keep thinking similar except the dam things seems have and unnerving habit of dying after a couple of years. Or I drop them in a mine.
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  17. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I've always been the same about headphones. Just got some posh sony wireless and I'm an absolute convert. They work perfectly with Bluetooth on my iPhone. I don't think I'd ever go back now.
  18. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Just installed the latest IOS update and there are a few changes/ new features. The one I’m happiest about is how it displays volume adjustments. As anyone who’s changed the volume whilst watching videos (or playing games or a million other things I guess) will know, the volume change box that pops up when you adjust it is bang in the middle of the screen and blocks your view, which is fucking annoying.

    But now the volume change box is displayed as a very slim sidebar on the edge of the screen, so minimal or zero more interference with whatever you’re watching :cool:
  19. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Definitely second this. Why it took them so long to fix is beyond me. One of the most annoying features of iOS has finally been fixed.

    Despite my reservations about the 11 not having 5G, I may end up upgrading to this - mainly so I can give my niece my 7 Plus. I won't bother with the Pro though, I don't think the benefit is worth the cost. I will get 128Gb though rather than 64 Gb.
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  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    hmm, my Mum has also been dropping hint her 6 is on it's death bed. The battery capacity is down to 83% so I get where she's coming from. I don't really want her to spend £45 on a new battery though when I will most likely upgrade next year and she can have my X. I've told her to hold out for 12 months if she can, but it it gets really bad i'll find her a preowned 7 in decent nick to get her by.
  21. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Can always get one of those battery cases for £20ish or less. I recently got one for my 7 and its been a lifesaver when travelling. I don't bother with external battery packs anymore because they're a faff.
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    My girlfriend often uses the breathe app on my apple watch when she's suffering an anxiety attack, so a week ago I thought I'd get her her own, and won a apple watch 2 for a really good price on ebay. Seller hasn't posted it, and or responded to any messages at all :mad::mad:
  23. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    File an eBay dispute. It’s annoying but you should get your money back. eBay nearly always sides with the buyer.
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  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Yeah disputed and they paid my money back, but I have to wait 2 days for it.
  25. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    New iOS is a bit buggy. Wish I’d delayed installing it :(
  26. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Glad I’ve held off although my iPad is now starting to bug me to update to iPadOS.
  27. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Got the iPhone 11 yesterday with 128gb storage. Fairly pleased with it so far.

    I probably would’ve held off until the next upgrade but my niece is over from Brazil and the poor girl is still using my old second hand 5S from 2014 which is almost dying so decided to gift her my 7plus.

    I had a play with the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max and watched a ton of YouTube review/comparison videos - but decided they were not worth the extra outlay. £779 over 24 months I can justify. But not a grand or more for a slightly more fancy camera and minor other improvements.
  28. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    You sound as bad as me for any excuse for an upgrade! I’m surprised I’ve held off to be honest but I just know I’ll kick myself next year if I paid out now.
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  29. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I almost went in for the upgrade program :D
  30. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I’ve noticed another improvement since the update, and this one is a massive one and the end of a major pain in the arse for multilingual people.

    I’m Spanish and naturally do compose a lot of emails, texts and WhatsApps in my native language. Even though I have long had the Spanish keyword installed, until this update it had never worked intuitively or with auto complete/correct. In fact auto correct was really annoying as it kept trying to change most Spanish words into English (though I could have always disabled it of course).

    But now my phone instantly recognises Spanish words and not only does no longer try to correct words to English, but the Spanish auto complete/ correct woks a treat. In a language like Spanish with accents and special letters and characters, auto complete it is really fucking useful!

    It will still not recognise ‘fucking’ though :D
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