Apple iPhone and related items (cont.)

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

  1. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    You'll get used it very quickly and will become second nature. It's when you pick one up that does have a home button that you then get all flustered as you very quickly suddenly forget how to use the home button.
     
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  2. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Yeah, this stuff is not a big deal really. What I do think is a step backwards is having to swipe down from the top right to get the control panel - I used to use it a _lot_ swiping up from the bottom to get to the camera, because I could do it and hit the icon with just my right thumb from a normal hold position. Now I have to change grip or use both hands. If you're going to make such a big deal about the camera maybe make it easier to access from anywhere? But I expect it won't matter much in practice.
     
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Why never to use the app. Use the browser version.
     
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  5. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

  7. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Google make them, they're an unsavoury company.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Right, gotcha. And Apple are just splendid.
     
  9. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Where did i say that?
     
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    So are you just going to randomly list 'unsavoury' corporations? You'll have a lot to go through.
     
  11. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    Do you agree that Google are fucking terrible?
     
  12. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Oi, get your google off my "I've got a fancy new phone" thread :mad:

    Further observations:

    - Minecraft runs really well on it.
    - The battery seems to be lasting longer than I expect on average.
    - the superwide camera really is super wide and probably mostly useful for GoPro-style video, but could be handy for some crowd shots at protests where I am about six inches away from everyone. I would like something like the Panasonic 7-14mm there but that's also money.
     
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    They're about equally as terrible as Apple and the rest of the big technology giants, but at least Chromebooks/Android bring true affordable computing to the masses and they provide class-leading services (Maps/GMail/Docs etc) for free, rather than forcing people to pay a fat profit-scooping premium for Apple's over-priced elitist goods and services.
     
  14. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Being free of course, because of all the data about you Google flog to advertising companies... ;)
     
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  15. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's quite possible to use a lot of their services without handing over personal data. Apple have never provided me with any free service, ever, and what ones they offer are usually worse than Google's despite their obscene profits and wealth. And then there's that utterly shameful record on giving back fuck all for years. So are Google cunts? Yes. Are Apple cunts? Most certainly too. They're the greediest cunts in the world.
     
  16. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Boring! Back to apple pls.
     
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  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

    [​IMG]

    PS It wasn't me that brought up Google here.
     
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  18. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    I know, it was some other cox ;)
     
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  19. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

  20. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Swipe left from lock screen to open camera. No need to go via control panel.
     
  21. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    I'm not normally on the lock screen when I have my phone out, though. (I did see there was a camera button on it now - don't remember that being on the 6S.)

    I'm just going to put the camera app on the bottom row of my home screen so that I can hit it with my thumb easily. One swipe and a tap from anywhere.
     
  22. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    So I've been using the camera a bit, including today when I was at a protest, and I think

    1. The triple lenses are definitely handy, mostly the normal vs tele ones (the super wide is so wide it's not much use unless you are literally in the middle of a crowd, but that does happen sometimes). In the past I have often wished that I had more of a zoom and digital zoom/cropping on phones does not give nice results.

    2. It's still a phone camera though. It may be a good phone camera but it will always be limited by the sensor size; it's obvious that these are pics I took on my phone. I've always been sceptical of - or just outright sarcastic about - the "who needs a dedicated camera phones can do it all now" crowd and I see nothing to challenge that here. I'm not knocking phone photography but anyone buying this specifically for the camera(s) should realise that for a couple of hundred quid they could get a pocket sized camera that has a real zoom (or interchangeable lenses) and takes wayyyy better pictures, and that the image quality from the new phone is not going to be sock-blowing-offly better compared to their old phone.
     
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  23. Marty1

    Marty1 lol

    What colour did you choose tho?
     
  24. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    Space grey, it's always in stock. I don't really care though because I always put a case on them.
     
  25. Marty1

    Marty1 lol

    My girlfriend bought my iPhone (Xs Max) for me as a gift, which was very nice of her but she chose the gold colour and got me a transparent back case which is a bit girly for my liking. Shouldn’t really complain tho.
     
  26. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Administrator

    My last phone, which I got on insurance, was "rose gold" which is shiny pink and I thought it was awesome. I actually wanted a transparent case for it but could only find black ones because it was such an old model.
     
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  27. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    You should put stickers on it.
     
  28. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Get this

    Apple planning to release biggest iPhone ever in 2020: report

     

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