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  Reply # 1622218 4-Sep-2016 08:06
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Isn't it funny that a couple of years ago this sort of thread would be 20+ pages long by now but at the moment can't get pass 2. I think everyone is over these events, Apple needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get the old days going again.

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  Reply # 1622219 4-Sep-2016 08:11
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Fabian: Isn't it funny that a couple of years ago this sort of thread would be 20+ pages long by now but at the moment can't get pass 2. I think everyone is over these events, Apple needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get the old days going again.

 

Your right. Its not the events that we are over, its rebuying the phone we already have, to get the awesome benefit of it being 1mm thinner. The already good photos being tickle better. To get a more waterproof phone when most of us take due care to keep any electronic device away from moisture. They are now good enough, to quote Tom Petty.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1622221 4-Sep-2016 08:18
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I think once they announce it'll blossom here too.

The announcement of waterproofing (or not) is probably the biggest change I'm interested in, but as I'm only a '2nd gen' adopter, I'm basically always a year or two behind and am just wondering if the 6s 3D Touch is worth upgrading my 6 for 😂



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  Reply # 1622236 4-Sep-2016 08:59
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PhantomNVD: I think once they announce it'll blossom here too.

The announcement of waterproofing (or not) is probably the biggest change I'm interested in, but as I'm only a '2nd gen' adopter, I'm basically always a year or two behind and am just wondering if the 6s 3D Touch is worth upgrading my 6 for 😂


Personally 3D touch wasn't worth it but with the better camera etc. i think it was.


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  Reply # 1622255 4-Sep-2016 09:46
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I'm more interested in any potential updates to the watch. The two things I need to justify buying one is proper waterproofing and integrated GPS, and the rumours are suggesting that this may indeed happen.


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I'm more interested in any potential updates to the watch. The two things I need to justify buying one is proper waterproofing and integrated GPS, and the rumours are suggesting that this may indeed happen.



Slightly OT but check out this link on the waterproof qualities of the Apple Watch. Agreed that it's in desperate need for its own GPS chip.

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2015/05/apple-watch-waterproofing.html

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  Reply # 1622319 4-Sep-2016 10:57
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I'm still using my 6 plus.

 

Having skipped the 6s upgrade, I may do the 7 depending on whether it actually offers anything useful.

 

The obsession with being thinner I do not really understand: beyond a certain point, it becomes a handicap unless you can design a material that will neither break nor bend and not cost $5000 per handset.

 

I rarely use the headphones on my phone but would not want to lose the jack for the odd times I do.

 

What I would really like is a Galaxy Note that runs iOS...!








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  Reply # 1622352 4-Sep-2016 11:46
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Geektastic:

I'm still using my 6 plus.


Having skipped the 6s upgrade, I may do the 7 depending on whether it actually offers anything useful.


The obsession with being thinner I do not really understand: beyond a certain point, it becomes a handicap unless you can design a material that will neither break nor bend and not cost $5000 per handset.


I rarely use the headphones on my phone but would not want to lose the jack for the odd times I do.


What I would really like is a Galaxy Note that runs iOS...!



I agree with the thinner/ lighter thing would sooner have a better battery and headphone jack tbh.


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  Reply # 1622388 4-Sep-2016 13:24
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Geektastic:

 

What I would really like is a Galaxy Note that runs iOS...!

 

 

Get the EU to legislate it





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  Reply # 1622391 4-Sep-2016 13:35
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old3eyes:

 

I also heard this morning that the home button is going as well.  Wait and see I guess..

 

 

 

 

Not for this model. This model may have a more flush button though. Minimal changes for the 7. It does get a new space black colour, removal of some of the antenna buttons, it will have some water resistance. And apart from updates to the camera and chip, and removal of teh 16GB model, with a new 256GB model, there isn't much else to write home about.  But the removal of the headphone port is a biggie, and I wouldn't be surprised if they bring it back for the 2017 model. I think they are more likely to include lightning headphones, as including an adapter kind of shows that it is a fail move.  People don't want adapters. But headphones in a lightning port means you can't listen to music why charging, not unless they are going to have two lightning ports. Using bluetooth isn't the best option either, as compresses already compressed music. It can make the sound 'poppy and tinny'. Personally I like smaller phones, and like the form factor of the 5s and SE because they fit in the pocket well and can be easily used one handed, so I see no reason to upgrade. 


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  Reply # 1622394 4-Sep-2016 13:44
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Fabian: Isn't it funny that a couple of years ago this sort of thread would be 20+ pages long by now but at the moment can't get pass 2. I think everyone is over these events, Apple needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat to get the old days going again.

 

Your right. Its not the events that we are over, its rebuying the phone we already have, to get the awesome benefit of it being 1mm thinner. The already good photos being tickle better. To get a more waterproof phone when most of us take due care to keep any electronic device away from moisture. They are now good enough, to quote Tom Petty.

 

 

 

So true, although possibily becuase there is so much info leaked these days on other website before the event. This leaked info is often correct, and I am sure it is intentional. I also think there are less people supporting Apple due to the whole tax thing. There was a good story on Radio NZ about how Apple does it that explains it very simply

 

But in terms of the phone, it is just playing catchup. They know 2-3 years down the track what the models will be like, so they don't want to do it all in one year, otherwise people won't upgrade next year. For example the 2018 model will likely be getting an OLED screen as a transition screen, and the home button will disappear. They should have introduced OLED screens years ago, as it is far better and newer technology. The 2018 model then may go to a new LCD screen technology, which I believe is referred to as Adaptive LCD, where from what I have read each pixels light is controllable, more like OLED, so you can get deep blacks.


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Geektastic:

 

I'm still using my 6 plus.

 

Having skipped the 6s upgrade, I may do the 7 depending on whether it actually offers anything useful.

 

The obsession with being thinner I do not really understand: beyond a certain point, it becomes a handicap unless you can design a material that will neither break nor bend and not cost $5000 per handset.

 

I rarely use the headphones on my phone but would not want to lose the jack for the odd times I do.

 

What I would really like is a Galaxy Note that runs iOS...!

 

 

 

 

It won't offer much more. The 6 should last you a few more years as they will keep updating ios for it for at least another year, if not two.

 

They can potentially make the phone a lot thinner, even with the headphone jack. The ipod touch is very thin, and has a headphone port.  Although they have poor battery life. So the problem is really about the battery.


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  Reply # 1622454 4-Sep-2016 15:02
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With everyone crazy about selfies the iphone has the most useless front camera of all the expensive players. 





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With everyone crazy about selfies the iphone has the most useless front camera of all the expensive players. 

 

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I think they improved it in the last model, but yes it isn't great. But I suspect the big thing with the new iphone will be the camera, and how it can create these cool photos with blurry backgrounds that you can get with premium cameras. Whether that also applies to the front camera, I don't know. Although they do need a between wider angle lens on the iphone as it lags behind others. But IMO selfies are a bit of a fad, along with the selfie stick. It is interesting how vain people have become with it. The best thing IMO about the iphone is iOS, and how apple seems to keep updating it for a good 4+ years. It is also not a laggy over time as android. Even speed tests comparing the note 7 and iphone 6s, shows the iphone performs better even though the hardware is less powerful, which i guess is because ios is highly tuned to the iphone. 


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Does anyone know which of the MacBook range is due for a refresh this year?


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