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  Reply # 1058621 3-Jun-2014 15:19 Send private message

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mattwnz: What I find somewhat amazing, is that the ipad 2 and iphone 4s will get the update. That is 3+ years of ios support. Don't think any android manufacturer supports phones for that long. My samsung s3, samsung have apparently stopping providing android updates and mine is only about a year and a half old, and they still sell it. 


I'm glad my iPad2 will get a new breathe of life with iOS8 later this year. Though I'm pretty sure the iPad2 may only very limited iOS8 features, I don't imagine AirDrop be available on iPad2 despite it's only a software implementation.


I think it is amazing considering how quickly support for the ipad 1 was dropped. But I guess they were still selling the ipad 2 up until a few months ago. Also the ipod touch 5th gen uses the same chip A4 chip as the ipad 2 and iphone 4s, and they are still selling the ipod touch as the latest generation. People who purhcased the ipad 2 when it was launched  have had good value out of it. I still use mine, although I have noticed some bright patches appearing on the screen around the edge.

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  Reply # 1058627 3-Jun-2014 15:45 One person supports this post Send private message

mattwnz:
chiefie:
mattwnz: What I find somewhat amazing, is that the ipad 2 and iphone 4s will get the update. That is 3+ years of ios support. Don't think any android manufacturer supports phones for that long. My samsung s3, samsung have apparently stopping providing android updates and mine is only about a year and a half old, and they still sell it. 


I'm glad my iPad2 will get a new breathe of life with iOS8 later this year. Though I'm pretty sure the iPad2 may only very limited iOS8 features, I don't imagine AirDrop be available on iPad2 despite it's only a software implementation.


I think it is amazing considering how quickly support for the ipad 1 was dropped. But I guess they were still selling the ipad 2 up until a few months ago. Also the ipod touch 5th gen uses the same chip A4 chip as the ipad 2 and iphone 4s, and they are still selling the ipod touch as the latest generation. People who purhcased the ipad 2 when it was launched  have had good value out of it. I still use mine, although I have noticed some bright patches appearing on the screen around the edge.



I'd put that down to the actual hardware, The difference in speed between a first Gen iPad and iPad 2 is huge.

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  Reply # 1058669 3-Jun-2014 16:46 Send private message

Andib: 
I'd put that down to the actual hardware, The difference in speed between a first Gen iPad and iPad 2 is huge.

That is true, however if you look at the versions both came with, and what ios version they are supported up to, the ipad 2 has been supported for double the time of the if ipad 1. The ipad shipped with ios 3, and went up to ios 5 (2 versions), over about 1-2 years. Whereas the ipad 2 shipped with ios 4, and is supported up to at least ios 8. (4 versions) , that's 3+ years of ios support.  That is quite a difference considering the ipad 1 is only 1 year older. I would be annoyed if I had purchased an ipad 1, compared to the support ipad 2 has got. 

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  Reply # 1058673 3-Jun-2014 16:58 Send private message

joker97: why do they need everyone to fly around the world to announce a new keyboard?

I suspect that most of the attendees are there for the rest of the event, not just the streamed keynote :)

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  Reply # 1058675 3-Jun-2014 17:06 Send private message

i installed this on my 5S - heaps of apps dont work including Rdio, Whatsapp(crashes heaps) and a few more.

i was hoping Siri had been updated for NZ - but still doesn't work for food! but navigation is working but im not sure if this is due to me changing the region on the phone to the US. 

Everything else is very average.... if you were thinking of trying it - wait for B2 

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  Reply # 1058696 3-Jun-2014 17:38 Send private message

Kickass: i installed this on my 5S - heaps of apps dont work including Rdio, Whatsapp(crashes heaps) and a few more.


Early betas are for the brave. Have stopped running betas, too much trouble.




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  Reply # 1058834 3-Jun-2014 20:22 Send private message

TimA: I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?


Apple gives fairly decent longterm (3 years) OS upgrades and patches.  Annoyingly my iPad 1 is an exception, but they underspec'd the RAM in the first generation.

I've been discouraging Android when clients have asked for years.  OS updates have been sporadic at best for most devices, and if the OS has been customized by/for the carrier then your chances of getting updates are much worse.

What really brassed me off was a legit app for Android that defeated the requirement for a lock PIN when mandated by corporate mail servers.

Still, if I ever find where Steve Jobs ashes are, I'll go and insert an SD card to give him more storage in the afterlife.  Tim Cooke had better not bend over anywhere near me or he might get a storage upgrade too!




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  Reply # 1058849 3-Jun-2014 20:52 Send private message

"Wi-Fi calling" sounds awesome...

I do wonder though if vodafone will let them undercut the femtocell I bought (2nd hand) and can't use on my crappy 1Mb internet.... also wonder what speed it'll need to be effective... if skype can work...???

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  Reply # 1058860 3-Jun-2014 20:56 One person supports this post Send private message

PhantomNVD: "Wi-Fi calling" sounds awesome...

I do wonder though if vodafone will let them undercut the femtocell I bought (2nd hand) and can't use on my crappy 1Mb internet.... also wonder what speed it'll need to be effective... if skype can work...???


Is 'wifi calling' the feature that everyone's been talking about which routes calls via your nearby iPhone, or are you referring to making calls directly over wifi?

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  Reply # 1058883 3-Jun-2014 21:11 Send private message

Wi-Fi Calling is for making calls over Wi-Fi, and requires operator support. I've forgotten what the "computer pairing" thing is called but I know what you're talking about there.

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  Reply # 1058885 3-Jun-2014 21:12 Send private message

Dynamic:
TimA: I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?


Apple gives fairly decent longterm (3 years) OS upgrades and patches.  Annoyingly my iPad 1 is an exception, but they underspec'd the RAM in the first generation.

I've been discouraging Android when clients have asked for years.  OS updates have been sporadic at best for most devices, and if the OS has been customized by/for the carrier then your chances of getting updates are much worse.

What really brassed me off was a legit app for Android that defeated the requirement for a lock PIN when mandated by corporate mail servers.

Still, if I ever find where Steve Jobs ashes are, I'll go and insert an SD card to give him more storage in the afterlife.  Tim Cooke had better not bend over anywhere near me or he might get a storage upgrade too!


These days I will only recommend android, if the android device is a google device, such as Nexus, which get the latest updates directly from google, and it isn't filled with bloatware.

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  Reply # 1058915 3-Jun-2014 21:35 Send private message

mattwnz:
These days I will only recommend android, if the android device is a google device, such as Nexus, which get the latest updates directly from google, and it isn't filled with bloatware.


If you recommend Android for updates on Nexus, you might want to read this - unless 18 months is a fine period for updates.

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/mobiles/features/no-android-44-for-galaxy-nexus-why-the-18-month-update-window-makes-no-sense-440508






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  Reply # 1058922 3-Jun-2014 21:56 One person supports this post Send private message

just found this hidden gem:

" Peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback. With iOS 8, you can wirelessly connect iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to Apple TV without first connecting to the organization’s network. Which means you can present or share your work even if you’re offline or the organization has a complex network."

gotta say... gonna  make playing downloaded rented movies (unlimited at home) on holidays much easier when I can just plug the ATV3 into the rental's TV w/out having to wifi hotspot the linkup first :)

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  Reply # 1058930 3-Jun-2014 22:08 Send private message

Behodar: Wi-Fi Calling is for making calls over Wi-Fi, and requires operator support. I've forgotten what the "computer pairing" thing is called but I know what you're talking about there.

think the word they're using is "Continuity"

"Continuity also means that users will be able to start and receive phone calls and text messages on any device thanks to interoperability between an iPhone and other iOS or OS X machines. Yosemite users will get the ability to pick up calls from an iPhone on their Mac (using their Mac as a speakerphone); on both the Mac and iPad, iOS 8 and Yosemite will allow to start a phone call from devices that aren't actually phones -- it'll all work through an iPhone, whether it's nearby or charging in another room. Phone continuity will always work through your existing phone number and, according to Apple, there will be "nothing to set up".

also cool, but I'm after more info on local possibility of true wifi calling, th9ugh i think what they meant WAS "continuity"
"The same idea applies to text messages and MMS, which aren't part of iMessage and aren't stored in iCloud. With iOS 8 and Yosemite living together under the umbrella of Continuity, text conversations with friends who don't use an iPhone (as Federighi called them, "green bubble friends") will be available in the Messages app on all your devices; similarly, iPad and Mac users will be able to compose SMS and MMS and send them using an iPhone -- wirelessly -- thanks to Continuity"??

[url=] http://www.macstories.net/stories/ios-8-our-complete-overview-and-first-impressions/ [url]

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  Reply # 1058938 3-Jun-2014 22:19 Send private message

found the blurb:

Wi-Fi Calling While this hasn’t been confirmed to be available [in Australia yet], Wi-Fi calling allows you to call anyone’s phone over Wi-Fi in areas where you don’t get phone service. In the USA, telco T-Mobile has had this for years and counts it as just using your plans included value. It can be handy overseas as well if plans are like T-Mobile’s, where there are no excess charges to call back home if done over Wi-Fi.

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