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  Reply # 1869415 20-Sep-2017 14:36
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kharris:

 

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alasta:

 

One of the benefits of Airpods is that they'll probably last many years so if you buy a pair now then you probably won't need another pair when you eventually buy your next iPhone.

 

The wired headphones, on the other hand, had a limited lifespan because the cable eventually breaks or frays. 

 

 

Assuming, of course, the Airpod battery lasts many years and/or you don't misplace one of them.

 

 

Have you got any constructive comment or are you just here to.... I wont say it.

 

 

It's an impressions thread. As you have picked up, it's fair to say, I'm not impressed.

 

If there was a thread "iPhone 8/iPhone X, positive impressions"  - I'll stay out of that one, promise.


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  Reply # 1869445 20-Sep-2017 14:52
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dafman:

 

kharris:

 

dafman:

 

alasta:

 

One of the benefits of Airpods is that they'll probably last many years so if you buy a pair now then you probably won't need another pair when you eventually buy your next iPhone.

 

The wired headphones, on the other hand, had a limited lifespan because the cable eventually breaks or frays. 

 

 

Assuming, of course, the Airpod battery lasts many years and/or you don't misplace one of them.

 

 

Have you got any constructive comment or are you just here to.... I wont say it.

 

 

It's an impressions thread. As you have picked up, it's fair to say, I'm not impressed.

 

If there was a thread "iPhone 8/iPhone X, positive impressions"  - I'll stay out of that one, promise.

 

 

To add a bit more to above - presumably there are people reading this thread who are genuinely on the fence as to whether or not to pull the pin on a new iPhone + the many accessories. They will want to read about both positive impressions, as well as negative impressions, to best assist their decision making. And that's just what the impressions posts on this thread are, pros and cons, that's all.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1869496 20-Sep-2017 15:28
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kharris:

 

mattwnz:

 

I use both too, hence why I can be objective in how they can improve it. Apple though have borrowed a lot from android, so ios is a lot more android these days. eg the notifications, widgets, and the control  centre. My iphone is also my main phone. It seems that some people see any critique, as being anti something. If you work in the design field, you will know that critiques are infact how things get improved.

 

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critique is fine but yours didn't come across as objective... only negative so far.

 

 

 

 

Definition of critique is an act of criticizing.

 

 Critiques are normally mentioning areas that can be improved on, that is why they are called 'critiques' eg the word comes from criticism, so are normally negative. The positives are already clearly advertised on  Apples website for anyone to view, so no need to repeat them. If no one critiqued the iphone, then it wouldn't never be improved on, and people will still be using the original iphone. Apple produce multiple concepts themselves that end up getting leaked, to get peoples critiques on which way to go with design changes. If the iphone X concept that  had the touch ID on the back was well received, we could have ended up with that model. A lot of people thought including touch ID in the apple logo was a good compromise, and I think that could have been good to have in addition to face id. I have owned Apple products for decades so am passionate about them, and as a result I will critique what I think needs improving on. Generally Apple does listen to the publics critiques, and improve their devices as a result. Infact nothing that I have said in my critiques, hasn't been said before by others, as there are many reviews mentioning these same points I have mentioned.


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  Reply # 1869578 20-Sep-2017 16:57
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Great to see the Herald is keeping up its high standards of tech journalism

 

"The new phone will cost US$999 for customers in the US and $1799 if you're buying it in New Zealand. When comparing the local prices in US dollars, New Zealanders will face the fifth highest price in the world for the phone at US$1307.97"

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11924018


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  Reply # 1869641 20-Sep-2017 18:25
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wellygary:

 

Great to see the Herald is keeping up its high standards of tech journalism

 

"The new phone will cost US$999 for customers in the US and $1799 if you're buying it in New Zealand. When comparing the local prices in US dollars, New Zealanders will face the fifth highest price in the world for the phone at US$1307.97"

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11924018

 

 

What NZ Herald report is correct. Converting the USD$999 price at current exchange rates is NZD$1,300 give or take. Even adding 15% on top of this for GST (generous, as the US price will also include tax) you only get to $1,500 approx, still short of the $1,700 NZD price.


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  Reply # 1869645 20-Sep-2017 18:35
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dafman:

 

What NZ Herald report is correct. Converting the USD$999 price at current exchange rates is NZD$1,300 give or take. Even adding 15% on top of this for GST (generous, as the US price will also include tax) you only get to $1,500 approx, still short of the $1,700 NZD price.

 

 

Apple website says from $1799 https://www.apple.com/nz/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-x






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  Reply # 1869650 20-Sep-2017 18:41
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dafman:

 

(generous, as the US price will also include tax)

 

 

Nope, Apple's prices are all excluding sales taxes,

 

Due to the US's Byzantine tax system, it'll cost you around 10% higher in seattle, but in Portland you can have it for the listed price ,

 

similar variable rates exist in Canada ( to a lesser degree)- so I'm fairly sure the advertised price there is ex tax...


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dafman:

 

dafman:

 

kharris:

 

dafman:

 

alasta:

 

One of the benefits of Airpods is that they'll probably last many years so if you buy a pair now then you probably won't need another pair when you eventually buy your next iPhone.

 

The wired headphones, on the other hand, had a limited lifespan because the cable eventually breaks or frays. 

 

 

Assuming, of course, the Airpod battery lasts many years and/or you don't misplace one of them.

 

 

Have you got any constructive comment or are you just here to.... I wont say it.

 

 

It's an impressions thread. As you have picked up, it's fair to say, I'm not impressed.

 

If there was a thread "iPhone 8/iPhone X, positive impressions"  - I'll stay out of that one, promise.

 

 

To add a bit more to above - presumably there are people reading this thread who are genuinely on the fence as to whether or not to pull the pin on a new iPhone + the many accessories. They will want to read about both positive impressions, as well as negative impressions, to best assist their decision making. And that's just what the impressions posts on this thread are, pros and cons, that's all.

 

 

What many accessories are those?

 

One is one

 

Two is two

 

A few is maybe 3 or 4?

 

Many is 5+?

 

Arent we getting, with all due respect a bit troll-like?

 

If I didn't like Apple I wouldn't be here, waste of my life

 

If I wanted Apple, but was a bit jealous I might be here???? There I said it, the J word! :-)


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  Reply # 1869709 20-Sep-2017 19:54
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When I purchased my Galaxy S7 Edge in the box was.....

 

1x Handset

 

1x Power cord

 

1x Power adapter

 

1x In ear headset

 

When I purchase my iPhone 7 Plus in the box was......

 

1x Handset

 

1x Powercord

 

1x Power adapter

 

1x In ear headset

 

1x 3.5mm to Lightening adapter





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  Reply # 1869722 20-Sep-2017 20:11
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Im sitting on a $3799 Apple laptop, ouch. Its not cheap, neither are the latest but nor greatest iPhones. I upgraded EVERY release from a 4S, my first one. Its been 3 years Ive has my 6+, as Im over incremental upgrades, I assume the same applies to Samsung?

 

Now, I will get an X. Im not fussed, like I used to be, but its been 3 years so why not?

 

Why do I like Apple? I find the hardware build is excellent. I find the capability is not new, but ok. I find the performance and stability great. I LOVE the integration. Im sure I can cobble together a scenario when my phone rings, I can answer on my tablet, or laptop. Or the I can be using any of the three and I can interchange them. Phone is upstairs as I left it there charging, I am own my laptop, i get a TEXT, its on my laptop. 

 

Im over phone upgrades, fanboyism, but I love the integration. 


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  Reply # 1869743 20-Sep-2017 20:17
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Yeah, that's what I enjoy most is the integration with my MacBook and phone.. being able to answer the phone from the Mac when the phone is in another room is good

 

That and instant hotspot, don't even have to take the phone out of my pocket or again it can be in another room and I don't have to f about turning hotspot on

 

 


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  Reply # 1869762 20-Sep-2017 20:29
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I also like the integration, I have a 27" iMac, iPad, Apple Watch, iPhone 7+ and a Apple TV Everything just works and works together. I like the clean straight forward easy to use OSs and the build quality. I also have a Surface laptop and my iMac dual boots with Windows 10 via Bootcamp With regards to the iPad and iPhone I like that for a few years I get the OS updates without all the silly will it or wont rubbish that goes with Android. I am not a "fanboy"(such a dopey name and concept) having tried Microsoft's efforts and lack of efforts, Android and Linux and settled on Apple.

 

At this time I envisage upgrading iPhone X sometime next year.





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  Reply # 1869804 20-Sep-2017 21:16
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tdgeek: What many accessories are those?

 

 

 

...

 

Arent we getting, with all due respect a bit troll-like?

 

Not really, because your accessories can be another $500. You can buy, directly from the Apple store

 

  • a case for either $65 or $85
  • Air pods for $270
  • the Belkin wireless charging pad @ $110 (Don't you want two or three? One for your desk & one next to the bed & maybe even one in the car?)
  • Maybe a second USB-C charging cable?
  • and now, for the real clincher: a 29W USB-C power adapter @ $85 because the one shipped in the box is not the fast charging version.


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  Reply # 1869808 20-Sep-2017 21:19
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mattwnz: ... They also have a bit of a problem with their numbering, as they have skipped 9, but going to X. I suspect the next ones will be based on the X name.

 

I do like the idea of naming the next 8/8+ being called IX and the next Ten being called XI. money-mouth


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  Reply # 1869809 20-Sep-2017 21:19
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I have used Apple gear for many years and, by and large, I agree with what Mike says. However I would suffix "everything just works" with "most of the time".

 

Over the last few months I have encountered these problems

 

 - Apple watch 'forgetting' that it has been configured to auto-unlock when TouchID is used on my iPhone.

 

 - Mac intermittently freezing when attempting to wake from sleep, fortunately fixed by some weird but simple reset procedure.

 

 - Emails getting stuck in my 'flagged for action' folder even though I have unflagged them. This requires my mailbox to be reindexed each time it occurs.

 

I am sure I will have plenty more strange problems like this over the coming months and years.

 

I have a lot more confidence with Apple than the horrible old Microsoft systems that I use at work, but they still need to up their game.


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