Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43
1690 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 258

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394607 25-Sep-2015 22:07
Send private message

sidders80: How many went from 64gb to 128gb? I got the 64 last year and still have 27GB left however was thinking should I have gone for 128gb given 4K and live photos and all that?


Yeah, I got talked into going up to 128GB, and I think it was the right choice. I intend to take a lot of photos and put a lot more music on it.

Had a bit of a nightmare setting the new phone up. I backed up my 5 to my computer, swapped the SIM over, then restored the 6S from the computer backup. It tried to sync every app I'd ever downloaded - I had 8 screens of extra apps on there, ready to download. I stopped the sync and started the restore again with the same result. The restore finished and half the apps that were supposed to be on there were still pending download; they didn't load from iTunes. So now I am waiting from them all to download over wireless. I'm going to have to log into everything again. I don't recall having this trouble last time. No idea why it didn't just replicate my 5 straight onto the 6S. Oh well.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


632 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 63

Trusted

  Reply # 1394608 25-Sep-2015 22:10
Send private message

littleheaven:
sidders80: How many went from 64gb to 128gb? I got the 64 last year and still have 27GB left however was thinking should I have gone for 128gb given 4K and live photos and all that?


Yeah, I got talked into going up to 128GB, and I think it was the right choice. I intend to take a lot of photos and put a lot more music on it.

Had a bit of a nightmare setting the new phone up. I backed up my 5 to my computer, swapped the SIM over, then restored the 6S from the computer backup. It tried to sync every app I'd ever downloaded - I had 8 screens of extra apps on there, ready to download. I stopped the sync and started the restore again with the same result. The restore finished and half the apps that were supposed to be on there were still pending download; they didn't load from iTunes. So now I am waiting from them all to download over wireless. I'm going to have to log into everything again. I don't recall having this trouble last time. No idea why it didn't just replicate my 5 straight onto the 6S. Oh well.


Thank you for that. I think I might just return it to Apple and get a 128GB. 




Sid

 
 
 
 


1690 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 258

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394614 25-Sep-2015 22:27
Send private message

sidders80:
littleheaven:
sidders80: How many went from 64gb to 128gb? I got the 64 last year and still have 27GB left however was thinking should I have gone for 128gb given 4K and live photos and all that?


Yeah, I got talked into going up to 128GB, and I think it was the right choice. I intend to take a lot of photos and put a lot more music on it.

Had a bit of a nightmare setting the new phone up. I backed up my 5 to my computer, swapped the SIM over, then restored the 6S from the computer backup. It tried to sync every app I'd ever downloaded - I had 8 screens of extra apps on there, ready to download. I stopped the sync and started the restore again with the same result. The restore finished and half the apps that were supposed to be on there were still pending download; they didn't load from iTunes. So now I am waiting from them all to download over wireless. I'm going to have to log into everything again. I don't recall having this trouble last time. No idea why it didn't just replicate my 5 straight onto the 6S. Oh well.


Thank you for that. I think I might just return it to Apple and get a 128GB. 


The thing that swung it for me is that they're not expandable later.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.




370 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1394616 25-Sep-2015 22:31
Send private message

Interesting feedback on the restore experience there @littleheaven. Mine was the complete opposite, easiest and fastest restore I've ever had. Took about 14 minutes total including updrading to iOS 9.0.1

Despite the greater screen real estate vs my old 5S, I have a bit of eye strain this evening from overuse of my new phone today. My poor optic nerves have earned their rest tonight!!

1690 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 258

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394661 26-Sep-2015 00:17
Send private message

JEDENZED: Interesting feedback on the restore experience there @littleheaven. Mine was the complete opposite, easiest and fastest restore I've ever had. Took about 14 minutes total including updrading to iOS 9.0.1

Despite the greater screen real estate vs my old 5S, I have a bit of eye strain this evening from overuse of my new phone today. My poor optic nerves have earned their rest tonight!!


Lucky you! I'm still waiting for apps to sync/load. Once they do all should be good. All my contacts and photos synced okay.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


1763 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1394667 26-Sep-2015 05:28
Send private message





How's your first day folks?

462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394670 26-Sep-2015 06:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

I was fortunate to have my phone arrive at 8:30 AM yesterday, as I spent a good couple of hours being escalated through Apple Tech Support over a Siri bug.
I was the front-line rep's first everr 6s Plus tech support call.
It'll require a software update for them to fix but the interest they took in the issue was outstanding.




Jonathan Mosen

 

Mosen Consulting, for advice on web and app accessibility

 

http://mosen.org



370 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1394671 26-Sep-2015 06:48
Send private message

zocster: How's your first day folks?


Really good! Have had a good play with a lot of the features, bar a decent trial of 4K video which I'll do later today. The thing is CRAZY FAST at loading web content and apps, literally a second or so to load uncached pages and near instantaneous for ones that are already in my history.

Have to say though, regarding Live Photos - so far I'm not sold on them... I can only really see them as a gimmick at this point but perhaps they'll grow on me... I had visions of a Harry Potter style viewing experience of them (y'know, how the pictures move) but it feels kinda clumsy both taking and viewing them at the moment...

Overall though, I'm VERY impressed with the whole package. Really need to get my hands on an interim case while I wait for my Pad & Quill and Verus cases to arrive from the US - I'm absolutely packing my pants that I'm going to drop it...



370 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1394672 26-Sep-2015 06:49
Send private message

jmosen: I was fortunate to have my phone arrive at 8:30 AM yesterday, as I spent a good couple of hours being escalated through Apple Tech Support over a Siri bug.
I was the front-line rep's first everr 6s Plus tech support call.
It'll require a software update for them to fix but the interest they took in the issue was outstanding.


What was the Siri bug you experienced?

462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394684 26-Sep-2015 07:07
One person supports this post
Send private message

JEDENZED:
jmosen: I was fortunate to have my phone arrive at 8:30 AM yesterday, as I spent a good couple of hours being escalated through Apple Tech Support over a Siri bug.
I was the front-line rep's first everr 6s Plus tech support call.
It'll require a software update for them to fix but the interest they took in the issue was outstanding.


What was the Siri bug you experienced?

If you connect anything to the headphone jack that does not include a microphone, such as regular headphones or a patch cable for an audio mixer, Siri doesn't work.

The iPhone is usually smart enough to continue to use the built-in microphone when a headphone accessory doesn't provide one. This continues to work for phone calls, but not for Siri and dictation.

The work-around is to set up "Hey Siri", without such a device connected to the headphone jack.

As long as you leave "Hey Siri" enabled, it's OK.

The bug is partially fixed in iOS 9.1 beta 2.




Jonathan Mosen

 

Mosen Consulting, for advice on web and app accessibility

 

http://mosen.org

462 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 52

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394685 26-Sep-2015 07:09
3 people support this post
Send private message

Live photos are pretty damn awesome for me.

I'm totally blind, and Apple has done a very good job of providing feedback about what's in the camera view for the last few iOS releases. But after you've taken the photo, it can be hard for a blind person to identify one photo from another. If you put some meaningful audio in your live photo, problem solved.




Jonathan Mosen

 

Mosen Consulting, for advice on web and app accessibility

 

http://mosen.org



370 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 74


  Reply # 1394702 26-Sep-2015 08:39
Send private message

jmosen: Live photos are pretty damn awesome for me.

I'm totally blind, and Apple has done a very good job of providing feedback about what's in the camera view for the last few iOS releases. But after you've taken the photo, it can be hard for a blind person to identify one photo from another. If you put some meaningful audio in your live photo, problem solved.


Wow!!! I had never thought of it's application in that context - how bloody awesome is that?!?! To be fair, I haven't really given Live Photos anything of a chance in real-world scenarios and I'm very open to the format becoming my new norm - I'll give it a good spin over the weekend when I'm with family/friends and see what kind of results I get.

37 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 5


  Reply # 1394731 26-Sep-2015 10:20
Send private message

Did everyone who ordered on launch day, receive their new phones?

1690 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 258

Subscriber

  Reply # 1394732 26-Sep-2015 10:21
Send private message

I finally got mine sorted around 1.30am, lol. Went into the device in iTunes, selected and deselected all the relevant apps - no idea how half of them got there from the backup of my 5 - resynced the phone (still got a few unwanted ones in the process) and then did some final tweaking and it was all done.

Haven't had much chance to play yet but I like the peek/pop in mail. I can see that being super handy. The videos and photos will get a good workout over the next couple of weeks. And yes, it's fast! The touch ID is so quick. I still can't get used to using that to unlock. I used a different finger than the one I normally press the home button with so that if I just tap to check the home screen clock, I don't skip right past.




Geek girl. Freelance copywriter and editor at Unmistakable.

 

Currently using: Modified 2008 Mac Pro, HP M6-1017TX Laptop, iPad Pro, iPhone 6S, iPhone 5, AppleTV4, Minix Neo Z-64.


672 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 67


  Reply # 1394733 26-Sep-2015 10:22
One person supports this post
Send private message

Touch ID is ridiculously quick. I used to press the home button with my thumb just to wake the phone up so I could tell the time, now it basically just launches straight to the home screen! I think they're trying to tell me I need an Apple Watch for telling the time now ;-) 

3D Touch is a really cool workflow improvement. Speeds most tasks up, makes them simpler. 

"Hey Siri" is cool, but I wonder how accurate the voice matching is so others don't set it off... Glad it doesn't work when in your pocket! I'd love to see the Raise to Speak feature activate Siri again however. They changed it to record voice iMessages with iOS8 and that was a step back for me. Who uses that voice message thing anyway!? They must have metrics on it that it's popular,  but I used to really enjoy putting the phone to my ear and creating a reminder, or sending a txt 'in private' rather than having an open world conversation with my phone. Would love to see that option back. 

Overall though, coming from the 5S, there's a heck of lot to like. 

1 | ... | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

NotPetya ransomware attack, New Zealand view
Posted 28-Jun-2017 15:07


Security concerns reach new peak, Unisys Security Index
Posted 27-Jun-2017 14:11


Behind Spark’s slow-burn 4.5G plan
Posted 26-Jun-2017 16:23


Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.