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  # 1373055 24-Aug-2015 13:22
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Smithy100:
Dingbatt:
My fervent hope is that Apple will drop the 16GB model in the 6S, but I'm not holding my breath.

You're aware that you don't have to buy one?


Oops sorry I didn't realise that, thanks for pointing it out! It was a commentary on the philosophy behind the sizing, not a purchase intention.




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  # 1373085 24-Aug-2015 14:11
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It's tempting - I went from a 3GS to a 5, so if I stick to that upgrade timeframe then I'm due a new one, but to be honest the 5 still does what I need it to. I had a big tech blowout earlier this year (new PVR, house wiring, HTPC) so I'm hanging onto my remaining pennies in the hope the new AppleTV comes out soon. I've even managed to shun the watch! Next year I will almost definitely upgrade. Probably not to the plus, though. I'm a tiny little woman with tiny little hands, so the smaller model suits me fine.




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  # 1373108 24-Aug-2015 14:33
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Ive been tossing up on the idea to switch to Apple from Android for all these years - but never eventuates. I came very close last year. Again might give it a miss this year. But would be good to see if they upgrade the camera and if it finally is 4k compatible. I would like to see a far better battery though - Apple is one of the best I know, but I would like it to be even better and also have fast charging enabled. Would be interesting if they consider going USB C by next year

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  # 1373155 24-Aug-2015 15:21
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Dingbatt:
Oops sorry I didn't realise that, thanks for pointing it out! It was a commentary on the philosophy behind the sizing, not a purchase intention.

I agree they should drop it - but with ever increasing pricing/margins it makes sense for them.

The greatest mistake of my life (besides not using a sarcasm emoticon when appropriate) is buying a 16GB iPad.

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  # 1373170 24-Aug-2015 15:43
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I'm actually thinking about flogging both my iPhone 6 and iPad Mini Retina and getting a 6S+.

Good compromise on both and then I can dispense with the extra device.






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  # 1373801 25-Aug-2015 12:55
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Have the 6+ going to get the 6S+ as close to release as I can.

Main reasons are camera and likely speed increase.

Will be going for the 128GB version this time around.

Will be selling the 6+ 64GB with 1 year of apple care once I have the new one in hand while it still is holding it's value.

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  # 1374492 26-Aug-2015 10:15
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Must be something wrong with me. I only buy a new phone once every 4 to 5 years.

Have the iphone 6, but thinking might have been better with the +.

Glad it's the 128 GB one though. I was never interested in iphones until 6 came out because for me the screen size on the earlier ones was definitely to small.

Like it better then the Android one I had, though it was a low spec one so comparision might not be fair.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1374496 26-Aug-2015 10:21
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rugrat: Must be something wrong with me. I only buy a new phone once every 4 to 5 years.

Have the iphone 6, but thinking might have been better with the +.

Glad it's the 128 GB one though. I was never interested in iphones until 6 came out because for me the screen size on the earlier ones was definitely to small.

Like it better then the Android one I had, though it was a low spec one so comparision might not be fair.


When I read the first sentence of your post I thought "RUGRAT, HAND IN YOUR GEEKZONE CARD RIGHT NOW".

You have redeemed yourself though by buying the 128 GB iphone though. cool

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  # 1375823 28-Aug-2015 16:53
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It's coming...

Apple announces and invites media to September 9 (likely iPhone focused) event. [via. Macrumors]


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  # 1375832 28-Aug-2015 17:16
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jtan: It's coming...

Apple announces and invites media to September 9 (likely iPhone focused) event. [via. Macrumors]

 

 

 

Now if I've learnt anything from NCEA English, it's how to read into images. 

 

I see different layers, separated by colour. Colour layers are often used to show pressure on a weather map. This obviously means force touch is happening, differences in pressure will give different results on the screen. 
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  # 1375839 28-Aug-2015 17:44
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Ill be getting a plus size version. Probably 64gb or 128gb (I want to put all my music on it). Currently have a iPhone 5 16gb




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  # 1375841 28-Aug-2015 17:46
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On a side note, does anyone who got the 5S on launch day remember what happened with that in terms of contracts/open term plans etc etc?

I've only ever bought the 5 and 6 on launch day, and was fortunate enough to get the 6 somehow without a contract (got in and reserved it in store before they changed their rules).




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  # 1375845 28-Aug-2015 17:59
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tardtasticx: On a side note, does anyone who got the 5S on launch day remember what happened with that in terms of contracts/open term plans etc etc?


I never buy on contract and have been very happy with buying it from Apple. Got the AppleCare+ for my iPhone 6 Plus, which was lucky:



Got it swapped with a brand new phone in Scotland when I was there in july - for FREE (because I was in an Apple Store in a different country from where I bought the AppleCare+ agreement).

I have had all the various versions of the iPhone by now, and must say that the best service is the one I have gotten when I have bought the phone directly from Apple.




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  # 1376996 31-Aug-2015 12:04
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tardtasticx:Now if I've learnt anything from NCEA English, it's how to read into images.  I see different layers, separated by colour. Colour layers are often used to show pressure on a weather map. This obviously means force touch is happening, differences in pressure will give different results on the screen. 
/s


Yes, and the bit of the apple they've chosen to show looks like a fingertip making an indentation in a surface. I concur with your assessment.

I still plan to wait for the 7 though. I've kind of maxed out my gadget budget this year (with a small allowance left for ATV4).




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  # 1380399 5-Sep-2015 20:28
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Interested in the 6S Plus.

I bought the 128GB 6 Plus at launch, at the time it was around $1450, now its $1599 (the new price for 6 Plus after price increase), not sure if I'm ready to drop that much into a phone yet.

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