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  Reply # 876700 13-Aug-2013 19:28
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I'm interested.

I'm probably one of the few that is looking at a move from Android to iOS.

Had the original iPhone but sold it shortly after coming back to NZ. I was still young and a Telecom CDMA faithful, meaning that I did not want to make the move to Vodafone to use it. I knew it was great - but it felt very before its time trying to use it here, so I quickly dismissed it despite the girl (and thief) magnet that it was.

My somewhat underwhelming impressions of the iPhone (due to not being able to utilize it properly) stuck with me right through to when the iPhone 4 was released. I knew the 4 was good - and boy was it sexy. But by this point I was loving how fast I could rattle off SMS with the full QWERTY keyboard on my Nokia E71 and its form factor. Plus I had just dropped a grand on a phone with the XT launch, like hell I was upgrading a year later.

I resisted the touchscreen change... resistive screens didn't help the cause much either. But I finally bit and got into the Android scene due to price point. I liked it because of the techiness and the price. Us Android users could 'do more' - similar feelings kept me with Windows. But then I moved to OSX. A move I had vowed I'd never do. And I liked it.

I stayed with Android but really disliked OEM roms being produced. I had faith in Android as an OS, but felt manufactures weren't getting it right. I admired Huawei for adopting 'naked' stock roms, but good available handsets from them were limited. The Nexus 4 answered my prayers, a similar sexy iPhone look but with stock Android as Google intended.

But after all these years, I'm a bit bored with Android. I'd liken it to my switch from Windows to OSX. Just wanted a change. So with the release of iOS 7 and pending new iPhone release, my interest has been spiked. I just want things to work and look good. Maybe I've become boring.

Will I like it? Maybe. Will I go back to Android? High possibility. If I stick with it, like I did with OSX then I should be OK. But my gut tells me that iOS and Android are not on as close of a playing field as Windows and OSX are.

/end first ever blog.

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  Reply # 876706 13-Aug-2013 19:39
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I hope they come up with a blinder as it will lift the gameof other manufacturers which seems to have plateaued a bit over the last year with not much more than bigger and faster (in most cases).

Be interesting to see if the screen size is increased as it seems there are more people accepting that if you have a smart phone then you need a big-ish screen to enjoy it otherwise better off with a Nokia 3120





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  Reply # 876876 14-Aug-2013 08:45
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has anyone heard any rumors about a new Apple TV being unveiled ?? I see PB tech is selling the current model for $145 and have gotten several emails from Amazon with cheap Apple TV deals..

I'm interested in getting one but don't want to end up like the Nexus 7 tablet and bought the MK1 model a week before the new one was released..




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  Reply # 876930 14-Aug-2013 10:02
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This is usually a good resource to figure out when to buy an Apple product: http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

They say: "Don't buy - update expected soon" on the AppleTV.




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  Reply # 878132 14-Aug-2013 14:50
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Thanx for that.. :-)




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  Reply # 878135 14-Aug-2013 14:53
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On the AppleTV thing - one that you can get Apps for would be awesome.

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  Reply # 878163 14-Aug-2013 15:27
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trig42: On the AppleTV thing - one that you can get Apps for would be awesome.


This HAS to happen.

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  Reply # 878311 14-Aug-2013 19:24
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sdav:
trig42: On the AppleTV thing - one that you can get Apps for would be awesome.


This HAS to happen.


And additional codecs not just the Apple mandated ones..




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  Reply # 878319 14-Aug-2013 19:35
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old3eyes:
sdav:
trig42: On the AppleTV thing - one that you can get Apps for would be awesome.


This HAS to happen.


And additional codecs not just the Apple mandated ones..


Yes lol!

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  Reply # 878484 15-Aug-2013 05:28
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sdav:
old3eyes:
sdav:
trig42: On the AppleTV thing - one that you can get Apps for would be awesome.


This HAS to happen.


And additional codecs not just the Apple mandated ones..


Yes lol!


LOL is right, don't hold your breath for this one. Although, there is "support" through things like Plex server (where the transcoding is done somewhere else).




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  Reply # 879228 16-Aug-2013 07:43
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Quite like this for next year

http://www.behance.net/gallery/iPhone-6-An-edgy-concept/7617209

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  Reply # 886517 29-Aug-2013 13:59
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profrink: I'm interested.

I'm probably one of the few that is looking at a move from Android to iOS.

Had the original iPhone but sold it shortly after coming back to NZ. I was still young and a Telecom CDMA faithful, meaning that I did not want to make the move to Vodafone to use it. I knew it was great - but it felt very before its time trying to use it here, so I quickly dismissed it despite the girl (and thief) magnet that it was.

My somewhat underwhelming impressions of the iPhone (due to not being able to utilize it properly) stuck with me right through to when the iPhone 4 was released. I knew the 4 was good - and boy was it sexy. But by this point I was loving how fast I could rattle off SMS with the full QWERTY keyboard on my Nokia E71 and its form factor. Plus I had just dropped a grand on a phone with the XT launch, like hell I was upgrading a year later.

I resisted the touchscreen change... resistive screens didn't help the cause much either. But I finally bit and got into the Android scene due to price point. I liked it because of the techiness and the price. Us Android users could 'do more' - similar feelings kept me with Windows. But then I moved to OSX. A move I had vowed I'd never do. And I liked it.

I stayed with Android but really disliked OEM roms being produced. I had faith in Android as an OS, but felt manufactures weren't getting it right. I admired Huawei for adopting 'naked' stock roms, but good available handsets from them were limited. The Nexus 4 answered my prayers, a similar sexy iPhone look but with stock Android as Google intended.

But after all these years, I'm a bit bored with Android. I'd liken it to my switch from Windows to OSX. Just wanted a change. So with the release of iOS 7 and pending new iPhone release, my interest has been spiked. I just want things to work and look good. Maybe I've become boring.

Will I like it? Maybe. Will I go back to Android? High possibility. If I stick with it, like I did with OSX then I should be OK. But my gut tells me that iOS and Android are not on as close of a playing field as Windows and OSX are.

/end first ever blog.


Actually I am in the same boat - went from iphone 4S to a Galaxy Note 2 - and really the only thing id miss if i do jump back to IOS is the battery life and the screen size (but im hoping apple are going to address both).
I loved reflashing a new ROM and Kernel every few weeks, setting up really convoluted tasker profiles and the fact that there was a removable battery and sd card.... and now Ive realized that i just use it for the same things i used my iphone for - podcasts, photos of the wife and kid, spotify, fb, twitter, watching movies on the train...

i miss imessage and the seamless integration with my other apple devices - particularly since i recently got so sick of windows 8 I converted my games PC to a hackintosh, and if apple come out with a bigger screen and slightly better battery im likely to lobby the wife for an upgrade - may even go the cheaper model as i dont mind the polycarbonate back.

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  Reply # 887235 30-Aug-2013 23:04
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Does anyone know if Apple are going to sacrifice some features on the 5C that will impact iOS 7 features?

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  Reply # 887259 31-Aug-2013 00:00
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samdouglas, larger phone, no way. Next year highly likely, the board of directors has spoken. They want innovation, and while a large screen isn't innovation, that has to go alongside as Apple's perfect screen size has changed, the market is not into smartphones its into smart devices that are also called smartphones.

sday No idea. I believe the 5C was for Asia only, others disagree, but it has to be much lower cost than the 5S. 65% max IMO. Maybe last years CPU, definitely polycarbonate, I feel it will be an iPhone 5 with polycarbonate, multi colour (Asia loves that), 16GB and 32GB only, maybe 4S camera, maybe lower margin.

Dont sell a full version for $1000 and the 5C for $800, has to be 1000 plays 600

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  Reply # 887277 31-Aug-2013 08:29
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sdav: Does anyone know if Apple are going to sacrifice some features on the 5C that will impact iOS 7 features?


the 5c is a rumor it may turn out to be true but I don't understand why they would create such a device, they sell their older devices 4 and 4s in that $5-800 range so they would only be competing against them selves. Once the next new iPhone comes out then the 5 will drop down in price so the 5c would be competing with the 4s, so unless they are going to discontinue the 4and 4s at the same time I don't see the point

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