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  #1517984 22-Mar-2016 21:46
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mattwnz:

You know Apple have got a problem inventing new features, when the number one feature of the newest IOS update is just a feature that alters the colour of the screen slightly, for nightime viewing. It is a feature Android has had for over a year, so it is just playing catchup anyway. These products are now so mature, that it is now going to become a bit of a race to the bottom if they want to compete. I mean what other features can they really add, apart from improving battery life.



You've been able to download twilight which does the colour shift for android for years, I had f.lux running on my jailbroken 3gs iPhone back in 2011. I think the concept of having a different colour temperature for assisting the circadian rhythm has taken that long to become mainstream enough for Apple to adopt it as novel.

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  #1517987 22-Mar-2016 21:52
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mattwnz:

You know Apple have got a problem inventing new features, when the number one feature of the newest IOS update is just a feature that alters the colour of the screen slightly, for nightime viewing. It is a feature Android has had for over a year, so it is just playing catchup anyway. These products are now so mature, that it is now going to become a bit of a race to the bottom if they want to compete. I mean what other features can they really add, apart from improving battery life.



You've been able to download twilight which does the colour shift for android for years, I had f.lux running on my jailbroken 3gs iPhone back in 2011. I think the concept of having a different colour temperature for assisting the circadian rhythm has taken that long to become mainstream enough for Apple to adopt it as novel.


I have it setup on my iPad and it's actually quite relaxing read at tonight. I wonder what real sleep experience will be as I read most nights before sleep.




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  #1518129 23-Mar-2016 08:33
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I currently have a 16GB 5C and I'm going to upgrade to a 16GB SE. I think the launch of this phone makes sense. Many prefer the 4 inch iPhone, but at the same time they'd like a phone with a higher spec than the 5s.

$750 isn't bad considering it's better than the iPhone 6 in most areas and on par with the 6s in many. I'm just waiting to see if it's 1GB or 2GB of RAM. 

 

 

 

 

Both the SE and iPad Pro 9.7 have 2GB RAM.

 

I would have expected at least 3GB on the iPad Pro since the iPad Air 2 already has 2GB. Disappointing really.

 

The 12.9 iPad Pro has 4GB.






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  #1518132 23-Mar-2016 08:37
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Sam91:

 

I currently have a 16GB 5C and I'm going to upgrade to a 16GB SE. I think the launch of this phone makes sense. Many prefer the 4 inch iPhone, but at the same time they'd like a phone with a higher spec than the 5s.

$750 isn't bad considering it's better than the iPhone 6 in most areas and on par with the 6s in many. I'm just waiting to see if it's 1GB or 2GB of RAM. 

 

 

 

 

Both the SE and iPad Pro 9.7 have 2GB RAM.

 

I would have expected at least 3GB on the iPad Pro since the iPad Air 2 already has 2GB. Disappointing really.

 

The 12.9 iPad Pro has 4GB.

 

 

How does this affect your real world usage? Can't say I've ever had an issue with running out of RAM on my devices or slow downs when using apps.





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  #1518157 23-Mar-2016 09:09
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geekiegeek:

 

Off topic, but why do you need a removable battery? I have yet to meet anyone who carries a spare around and if its purely for replacing if it dies then you can replace an iPhone battery with the removal of two screws.

 

 

Ok, we've not met but I'm certainly someone who carries a spare battery around with me (in my pack; it's for a LG G3), and have benefited from having it available. Don't use it often, but it's great to have it in those odd occasions where I run out of juice but have no ability to charge (eg on public transport). Certainly one of the features I like about the GX series, and find this more of a selling point than waterproofing (if the choice is between the two).

 

geekiegeek:

 

How does this affect your real world usage? Can't say I've ever had an issue with running out of RAM on my devices or slow downs when using apps.

 

 

iPads and browser pages "auto-reloading" - is that not a RAM issue? Our years-old $250 LG G-Pad tablet does a better job of retaining open tabs in a browser than our iPad Air. Case in point - just last weekend I had a longish post I was writing on GZ; I clicked onto another tab to copy a link, returned to the original tab only to have the iPad having (what I assume is) kicked it out of memory (the page goes lighter and grey, I think?) and forces the page to reload, sans the message I wrote. For a product that cost over $1k that's crud...


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  #1518162 23-Mar-2016 09:14
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geekiegeek:

 

Off topic, but why do you need a removable battery? I have yet to meet anyone who carries a spare around and if its purely for replacing if it dies then you can replace an iPhone battery with the removal of two screws.

 

 

Ok, we've not met but I'm certainly someone who carries a spare battery around with me (in my pack; it's for a LG G3), and have benefited from having it available. Don't use it often, but it's great to have it in those odd occasions where I run out of juice but have no ability to charge (eg on public transport). Certainly one of the features I like about the GX series, and find this more of a selling point than waterproofing (if the choice is between the two).

 

geekiegeek:

 

How does this affect your real world usage? Can't say I've ever had an issue with running out of RAM on my devices or slow downs when using apps.

 

 

iPads and browser pages "auto-reloading" - is that not a RAM issue? Our years-old $250 LG G-Pad tablet does a better job of retaining open tabs in a browser than our iPad Air. Case in point - just last weekend I had a longish post I was writing on GZ; I clicked onto another tab to copy a link, returned to the original tab only to have the iPad having (what I assume is) kicked it out of memory (the page goes lighter and grey, I think?) and forces the page to reload, sans the message I wrote. For a product that cost over $1k that's crud...

 

 

 

 

On the odd occasion my battery will not last the distance I carry a charging stick.  





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  #1518169 23-Mar-2016 09:23
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jonathan18:

 

geekiegeek:

 

Off topic, but why do you need a removable battery? I have yet to meet anyone who carries a spare around and if its purely for replacing if it dies then you can replace an iPhone battery with the removal of two screws.

 

 

Ok, we've not met but I'm certainly someone who carries a spare battery around with me (in my pack; it's for a LG G3), and have benefited from having it available. Don't use it often, but it's great to have it in those odd occasions where I run out of juice but have no ability to charge (eg on public transport). Certainly one of the features I like about the GX series, and find this more of a selling point than waterproofing (if the choice is between the two).

 

geekiegeek:

 

How does this affect your real world usage? Can't say I've ever had an issue with running out of RAM on my devices or slow downs when using apps.

 

 

iPads and browser pages "auto-reloading" - is that not a RAM issue? Our years-old $250 LG G-Pad tablet does a better job of retaining open tabs in a browser than our iPad Air. Case in point - just last weekend I had a longish post I was writing on GZ; I clicked onto another tab to copy a link, returned to the original tab only to have the iPad having (what I assume is) kicked it out of memory (the page goes lighter and grey, I think?) and forces the page to reload, sans the message I wrote. For a product that cost over $1k that's crud...

 

 

 

 

On the odd occasion my battery will not last the distance I carry a charging stick.  

 

 

 

 

yep, and they are cheap as cheaps these days, and small


 
 
 
 


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  #1518230 23-Mar-2016 10:29
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I currently have a 16GB 5C and I'm going to upgrade to a 16GB SE. I think the launch of this phone makes sense. Many prefer the 4 inch iPhone, but at the same time they'd like a phone with a higher spec than the 5s.

 

My wife recently upgraded her 16GB 5S to a 64 GB 6S. She is now seriously considering getting a 64GB SE instead, and I'll pinch her 6S to replace my 5S.

Only downside I see is lack of colour choice for me. She's got the gold model, and I prefer the gun-metal grey one. But I'll learn to cope :-)


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  #1518286 23-Mar-2016 11:17
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I think the only downside on the SE is the older gen touch ID its using . My iphone 6 touch ID was a little slow but 'alright'

 

The newer gen touch ID would of been great . Cost cutting i guess. 


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  #1518341 23-Mar-2016 12:16
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ALTRON:

 

I think the only downside on the SE is the older gen touch ID its using . My iphone 6 touch ID was a little slow but 'alright'

 

The newer gen touch ID would of been great . Cost cutting i guess. 

 

 

I can think several other downsides:

 

Re-hashing the body of a phone first released 4 years ago, not even bothering to update in the slightest.

 

Sticking with 16GB paltry storage.

 

Charging punters $750 for the privilege.


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  #1518350 23-Mar-2016 12:34
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MikeB4:

 

Oubadah:

 

FineWine:

 

FineWine: So we all wait for the Kiwi pricing

 

for the 64Gb iPhone 6SE

 

NZ$949

 

and US$499

 

Exchange as at 22/03/16 @1355 = US$67.615 for NZ$100.00 still a rip off

 

 

 

 

Is this BS normal for Apple products in NZ? I was interested in the SE until I looked at the grossly inflated NZ price.

 

 

 

 

Add in GST, freight, handing etc gets it closer to the NZ price.

 

 

Add in GST yes, but they also pay freight and handling to get them to any country including the US so that isn't a sensible justification.


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  #1518358 23-Mar-2016 12:50
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I can think several other downsides:

 

Re-hashing the body of a phone first released 4 years ago, not even bothering to update in the slightest.

 

That is actually one of the greatest attractions of the phone for me. I always thought the 6 design was a backwards step aesthetically speaking. This one is far more unique and attractive. When I first heard they were releasing a new 4" phone I assumed that it would look like a small iphone 6, and I only became interested in it when it turned out to have the same body as the 5S. This is one of the few designs that still stands out in a sea of generic looking phones.

 

Too bad it's such a rip-off here though.


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  #1518411 23-Mar-2016 13:06
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dafman:

 

I can think several other downsides:

 

Re-hashing the body of a phone first released 4 years ago, not even bothering to update in the slightest.

 

That is actually one of the greatest attractions of the phone for me. I always thought the 6 design was a backwards step aesthetically speaking. This one is far more unique and attractive. When I first heard they were releasing a new 4" phone I assumed that it would look like a small iphone 6, and I only became interested in it when it turned out to have the same body as the 5S. This is one of the few designs that still stands out in a sea of generic looking phones.

 

Too bad it's such a rip-off here though.

 

 

 

 

The 64GB model is about a quarter cheaper than past 64GB models that I used to buy


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