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#243054 25-Nov-2018 08:02
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/108822935/refreshing-your-old-apple-or-samsung-smartphone-could-be-a-cheaper-option-than-buying-a-new-one

 

Some interesting advice in here...but I imagine most people would still upgrade even after reading this.


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  #2133667 25-Nov-2018 08:17
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I have had every iPhone since the 4S. Im over it. I only got rid of my 6+ to give to my 14yo, so I got an X. I'll keep that forever too, as aside from the 2k cost, the benefits these days are so minimal. Its in a folio case, get a new battery one day, thats what I'll do. 

 

Its just a phone. Id rather upgrade one appliance every year instead


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  #2133688 25-Nov-2018 09:49
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Common sense really. Replace battery, fix screen, get a case, turn off animations (Android) and update to the latest software.

Problem with some of that is some of the things listed, you end up spending more money then what the phone is worth just to get a slight speed bump, even then, older hardware will eventually cause more problems as your phone struggles to keep up with demanding apps.

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  #2133744 25-Nov-2018 13:54
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I think the main problem with iphones is the battery and how it is sealed in. I purchased a new phone in about July this year, and the battery health life is already down to 93% and it has already shutdown a few times and disabled peak performance, where I have had to reenable it. If this continues I am going to have to replace the battery next year, which is an expensive repair job in NZ if done by an authorized agent. They know the batteries are consumables, so I do wonder why they don't make them easy to replace. I like ios and how it is supported for years, but I do think they need to do something about how they manage batteries.




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  #2133752 25-Nov-2018 14:23
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Hmm. I'm unconvinced about the quality of iPhone batteries too.

 

Apple knows how to make good batteries...iPad batteries are rated for 1000 cycles, and never seem to give me grief.

 

iPhone batteries are only rated for 500 cycles. Anyone know why that is? Apple cheaped out on a $1,800 device?


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