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  Reply # 929036 7-Nov-2013 19:31
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Omg! Notification from apple and said to be arriving wednesday, and after a couple hours it's changed to monday! Yay!

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  Reply # 929150 7-Nov-2013 22:17
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I bought one of the Apple cases for my 5S and from everything I read about it before deciding to get it, no one mentioned how you cannot reach the mute button with your finger and you can only get to it using the nail... :(

Might have to get something else and send this case back. Suggestions?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 929193 7-Nov-2013 23:46
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Riggleby: I bought one of the Apple cases for my 5S and from everything I read about it before deciding to get it, no one mentioned how you cannot reach the mute button with your finger and you can only get to it using the nail... :(


The same applies to the Tech21 case that I bought but to be honest it doesn't bother me. In fact, the silence switch is so small that I would probably use a fingernail to flip it even without a case.

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  Reply # 929214 8-Nov-2013 06:10
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I'm leaving for Europe on the 18th, my flight is at night. Would you recommend I buy the iPhone off the Apple website or wait for it to be sold in Vodafone outright? I'm scared it won't arrive in time if I order from Apple, the estimated date of delivery is Dec 3, but it seems that most of you have gotten it in 10 days.

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  Reply # 929248 8-Nov-2013 09:12
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maddywilde1: I'm leaving for Europe on the 18th

I'd try and buy it duty free if I were you!

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  Reply # 929249 8-Nov-2013 09:15
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Grr... certification of accessories.  So I ordered a few additional accessories for my 5S.  A couple of long data cables and an adaptor and a car charger.  But none of them work as they are not "certified"!  I'd (grudgingly) buy genuine Apple if they actually sold what I need, but they don't.  Irritating, and smacks of Microsoft's anti-competitive behaviour a decade ago.

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  Reply # 929286 8-Nov-2013 10:49
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This is what bothers mei keep buying charging cables that don't work.

Do I blame the seller or the Apple?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 929297 8-Nov-2013 10:57
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And in reply to the battery use thing... while browsing facebook last night I lost 1% of charge per minute or so.  Was fully charged at 9am this morning and two hours later I'm down to 90%.  Have used the phone for no more than 5 minutes total during that time.

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  Reply # 929304 8-Nov-2013 11:07
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Bluetooth?




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 929305 8-Nov-2013 11:09
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I don't think so, but will test more rigorously before ruling it out

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  Reply # 929312 8-Nov-2013 11:24
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Check what apps were using "background app refresh"  or location services, - these are known battery crucifiers


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  Reply # 929314 8-Nov-2013 11:25
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pennells: I don't think so, but will test more rigorously before ruling it out


Try turning off Background App Refresh (Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh).
Also turn off everything in System Services (Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services).

(3 hours of usage, 12 hours of standby, and I'm still on 78%).

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  Reply # 929316 8-Nov-2013 11:36
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Thanks guys, I'd already turned off everything like that except I was still using Bluetooth sometimes, so I will leave that off and see how I go now.  Cheers!

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  Reply # 929369 8-Nov-2013 12:50
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pennells: And in reply to the battery use thing... while browsing facebook last night I lost 1% of charge per minute or so.  Was fully charged at 9am this morning and two hours later I'm down to 90%.  Have used the phone for no more than 5 minutes total during that time.


I haven't used it, but I hear/read Facebook is the worst for draining your battery on the iPhone.

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  Reply # 931514 12-Nov-2013 14:58
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how long is apple taking to ship iphones?

how long between the time they take your money and shipping?

would love to get it from a local store but on prepay ...




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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