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  Reply # 704500 21-Oct-2012 23:54 Send private message

Just an update on my scratch situation. I, like wheredafucrwe, had a super great experience at Telecom. I took my phone into the store I got it from on Friday afternoon and explained my problem. One of the guys looked at it, said that they had this problem far too much, but that he could open up another phone for me. He said that if that other phone still had a scratch, he couldn't open any more (which I understand, because they can't really open like 20 phones for me). Thankfully the phone he opened was perfect! It's now safely in a case and I love it so much.

So, big thank you for Telecom (Willis Street) for being super nice and understanding, as well as helping me out! :)

What are everyone's favourite apps so far? I'd recommend Onavo Extend for anyone with a small data plan. It helps shrink the data you receive.


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  Reply # 704520 22-Oct-2012 06:39 Send private message

tdgeek:
joker97:
tdgeek: After that, charge whenever. Battery life is x number of full charge cycles. It makes no difference if you always charge at 25% or 50% or 75%, etc


I have always wondered and now it seems there is a definite answer?

Can you explain how the battery knows how many full cycles if you always charge at near full cycle (say always charge at 75% will it last four times the number of charges if made at 0%?)


From what I recall reading, the counter is what improves rather than the capacity on day one. I may be wrong.

Re charge cycle lifetime, the battery has a rating to last x times full charges, I forget what it is, maybe 1000 charges. The way lithium ion batteries work, if you charge it 10 times from say 1%, that is about 10 cycles of the 1000. If you charge at 50% each time, 10 of those charges equate to 5 full cycles of the 1000. Nothing counts the cycles, but its rated at x cycles for its lifetime. It makes no difference if you almost run it down and charge or charge it at say 50%, you won't waste any lifetime cycles.

Also, best to keep the electrons moving, so not ideal to turn the phone off for long extended periods. And dont let it run to flat, apparently thats not ideal either


I did a full 100% charge to 0% over the last day and a bit with moderate use. I believe that doing this is calibration for the counter because the last 1% manage almost 15mins of playing video on the phone. Trying to kill the battery so I could get it on the charger before goping to bed last night.

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  Reply # 704521 22-Oct-2012 06:42 Send private message

Has anyone used Sygic GPS on the iphone 5 yet? Does it work well on there. I was going to buy it so both the wife and I had it on the phones and get a couple of windscreen mounts (1 for each vehicle).

Just noticed that the price for Sygic has just gone from $46 something to $53.99 dammit.

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  Reply # 704523 22-Oct-2012 07:32 Send private message

mattbush: My 5 has a rattle if i shake it hard enough...so did my 4 and 4s.

Its quite normal and was all over Apple boards a year or so ago....cant recall what it was.....but was quite normal.


You are quite right, my 4 and 2nd 5 both have very small rattles when shaken hard enough, but my 1st 5 had something loose inside, it was quite loud and sounded like a screw was rattling found inside.

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  Reply # 704526 22-Oct-2012 08:01 Send private message

Have you guys seen the micro usb to Lightning adapters, only available in the EU currently but ebay already has copies coming out. The apple ones look bloody nice and for me preferable to the 30pin adapter I bought.
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MD820/lightning-to-micro-usb-adapter


Can use for syncing and charging, some people are even carrying them in their wallets

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  Reply # 704548 22-Oct-2012 09:02 Send private message

mattbush: My 5 has a rattle if i shake it hard enough...so did my 4 and 4s.

Its quite normal and was all over Apple boards a year or so ago....cant recall what it was.....but was quite normal.


Huh.  So it does.  I just gave all of my phones a shake - the iPhones all rattle a bit, the only one that doesn't is the LG Optimus.

So it isn't actually a problem though?

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  Reply # 704549 22-Oct-2012 09:12 Send private message

Yogi02: Has anyone used Sygic GPS on the iphone 5 yet? Does it work well on there. I was going to buy it so both the wife and I had it on the phones and get a couple of windscreen mounts (1 for each vehicle).

Just noticed that the price for Sygic has just gone from $46 something to $53.99 dammit.


I have used Sygic extensively on my 4S both here in NZ and in Australia. I can report that it still works fine on my new 5. They have yet to release a newer version supporting the extra screen real-estate though - given the amount of map-base updates and program updates over the time I've owned the App I fully expect this to come along soon!

The other side issue, well for me anyway, is that I can no longer use my TomTom carkit which was, in my opinion, by far the best (in terms of design elegance and use) car kit for the iPhone 4/4S... Hopefully that piece of hardware will be updated to use a lightning adapter!


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  Reply # 704556 22-Oct-2012 09:23 Send private message

UncleArk:
Yogi02: Has anyone used Sygic GPS on the iphone 5 yet? Does it work well on there. I was going to buy it so both the wife and I had it on the phones and get a couple of windscreen mounts (1 for each vehicle).

Just noticed that the price for Sygic has just gone from $46 something to $53.99 dammit.


I have used Sygic extensively on my 4S both here in NZ and in Australia. I can report that it still works fine on my new 5. They have yet to release a newer version supporting the extra screen real-estate though - given the amount of map-base updates and program updates over the time I've owned the App I fully expect this to come along soon!

The other side issue, well for me anyway, is that I can no longer use my TomTom carkit which was, in my opinion, by far the best (in terms of design elegance and use) car kit for the iPhone 4/4S... Hopefully that piece of hardware will be updated to use a lightning adapter!


So did the Tom Tom kit just work as a charger / generic GPS extender for the iphone to use for whatever it needs?

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  Reply # 704560 22-Oct-2012 09:30 Send private message

Yogi02:
UncleArk:
Yogi02: Has anyone used Sygic GPS on the iphone 5 yet? Does it work well on there. I was going to buy it so both the wife and I had it on the phones and get a couple of windscreen mounts (1 for each vehicle).

Just noticed that the price for Sygic has just gone from $46 something to $53.99 dammit.


I have used Sygic extensively on my 4S both here in NZ and in Australia. I can report that it still works fine on my new 5. They have yet to release a newer version supporting the extra screen real-estate though - given the amount of map-base updates and program updates over the time I've owned the App I fully expect this to come along soon!

The other side issue, well for me anyway, is that I can no longer use my TomTom carkit which was, in my opinion, by far the best (in terms of design elegance and use) car kit for the iPhone 4/4S... Hopefully that piece of hardware will be updated to use a lightning adapter!


So did the Tom Tom kit just work as a charger / generic GPS extender for the iphone to use for whatever it needs?


It worked as the most elegant and simple windscreen mount I have yet encountered.

Additionally it provides: a blue-tooth linked hands-free "kit" for making and sending phone calls and even has a volume up/down control for the speaker; charger (with the plug going from the unit to a "cigarette lighter" car power source and power being transferred to the phone via dock), and GPS receiver more sensitive than that built into the phone.

Any software could make use of the GPS receiver and therefore while being made by TomTom it is not limited to their software alone.



Edited Update: I did some research over at TomTom... For those interested, it appears TomTom have made a statement that they are going to produce their hands-free kit for the iPhone 5...

http://discussions.tomtom.com/t5/TomTom-App-for-iPhone-iPad/Tomtom-iPhone-5-car-kit-dock/m-p/346544#M4263


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  Reply # 704584 22-Oct-2012 10:23 Send private message

mattbush: My 5 has a rattle if i shake it hard enough...so did my 4 and 4s.

Its quite normal and was all over Apple boards a year or so ago....cant recall what it was.....but was quite normal.


My 5 has a rattle, couldn't hear it at Telecom store or at work, but in a quiet room now, I can. I have my 4S still as its now my wifes, no rattle. Does anyone know what it is, or if it matters? If it doesn't matter, I won't bother replacing it, particularly gven your comments that its isn't unusual

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  Reply # 704692 22-Oct-2012 17:27 Send private message

*sigh* Terribly frustrated with TNT's tracking page, which has been up and down like a yo-yo over the last two days. And when it is up, it still says my phone is "in transit" from Hong Kong as at 8pm NZ time on Saturday. Since flights from Hong Kong don't take 40+ hours, either they're just not updating the page, or nobody at this end is working to record that the phone's arrived.

Phoooooone, where are you?

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  Reply # 704698 22-Oct-2012 18:07 Send private message

littleheaven: *sigh* Terribly frustrated with TNT's tracking page, which has been up and down like a yo-yo over the last two days. And when it is up, it still says my phone is "in transit" from Hong Kong as at 8pm NZ time on Saturday. Since flights from Hong Kong don't take 40+ hours, either they're just not updating the page, or nobody at this end is working to record that the phone's arrived.

Phoooooone, where are you?


Patience, grasshopper. Deliveries from China are probably travelling on freight flights, and may make additional stops along the way. Your status will remain "in transit" until it arrives in Auckland, with no clue as to where it is prior to that. In your position, I'd hope it would arrive in Auckland on Tuesday, since TNT was estimating Wednesday delivery.

Mine hasn't even gone to "preparing for shipment" yet, and I ordered about ten minutes after you.

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  Reply # 704701 22-Oct-2012 18:27 Send private message

I'd expect some movement by Wednesday for us with 29-2 ETA.

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  Reply # 704703 22-Oct-2012 18:29 Send private message

dempson:Patience, grasshopper. Deliveries from China are probably travelling on freight flights, and may make additional stops along the way. Your status will remain "in transit" until it arrives in Auckland, with no clue as to where it is prior to that. In your position, I'd hope it would arrive in Auckland on Tuesday, since TNT was estimating Wednesday delivery.

Mine hasn't even gone to "preparing for shipment" yet, and I ordered about ten minutes after you.


Thank you for the calming words :0) That sucks that yours hasn't shipped yet. What model did you order? I hope you get some good news by the end of the day!

I've just checked a separate Apple shipment of accessories sent from Sydney, and the TNT site has updated to say it arrived in Auckland this afternoon, so obviously they are working today. I shall try to be a little more Zen about the whole thing!

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  Reply # 704717 22-Oct-2012 19:12 Send private message

littleheaven: Thank you for the calming words :0) That sucks that yours hasn't shipped yet. What model did you order? I hope you get some good news by the end of the day!


Mine is a 64 GB black. My brother and two friends also ordered the same model, all on launch day (at various times). As far as I know all are still "processing". Apple's original estimated arrival was 29/10 to 2/11 for mine and two of the others, 26/10 to 1/11 for the fourth (even though that order was placed several hours after mine).

Based on your timing, I'm anticipating a status change to "preparing for shipment" late evening, hopefully by Wednesday. I'd prefer mine to arrive on Friday (26th) if possible, as I'd like to be able to demo it on Monday (29th), but if it arrives that day I won't have had time to set it up. No biggie - it will get here when it gets here.


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